Christian Music Baby News!

Congratulations are in order on the birth of two brand new babies to two phenomenal first time Mommas! 

I bet the lullabyes these kids are going to be treated to will be out of this world!

First up, on July 24th, 2013, the lovely Britt Nicole and her husband Joshua Crosby welcomed a darling daughter into the world:  Ella Brave Crosby!  According to momma Britt’s Social Media feeds, she and baby Ella are doing well and she’s enjoying being a new mom.  Congratulations to the happy family on the new addition of little Ella (and what a sweet name!)

Next, just a day later, Blanca Callahan of Group 1 Crew announced via Social Media that she and her husband Benjamin Callahan welcomed a healthy and absolutely beautiful baby boy, London Rey Callahan, into the world on July 25th, 2013.  Of course, she shared a picture of the little fellow and he is adorable!  Congratulations to the Callahans (and Uncle Manny of Group 1 Crew!) on the arrival of baby London!

 

 

This N That Music News, Tuesday 2/26/2013

It’s cold in Indiana today. We are in the midst of an ice storm, and as a result I am cowering under a stack of warm blankets right now trying to keep warm. So, partially because I’m trying to stay warm and partially because I’m feeling kind of lazy I’m just going to write one mashed up blog highlighting some of the music news of the day.

First and most news worthy (OK, at least to me) was that one of my favorite bands, the Sidewalk Prophets (@swprophets), tweeted today that they spent the day writing some new music with frequent co-writer, Sam Mizell (@SamMizell). Yay! The band’s lead singer, Dave Frey (@swpdave), later tweeted “Writing Christmas tunes with our good friend @SamMizell. Gonna be glorious!” Granted, I’m not quite as excited about new Christmas music as I would be about, let’s say, all season multi-purpose Sidewalk Prophets music, but regardless I’m sure it will indeed be glorious as promised.

In other Sidewalk Prophets news, band co-founder Ben McDonald today announced the winners of the “Love To Sing” video cover contest. Congrats to sisters Salah and Shekinah on their winning cover of the band’s tune, ‘Love Love Love.’ You can check out their video on YouTube below:

Next up, does anyone remember Stryper besides me? Don’t try and deny it, you know you do! (How could anyone forget the classic ‘To Hell With the Devil’?) I remember being 7 or 8 years old, brown pigtails and all, listening to Stryper with my Dad.

Those were good times.

Well, the good times are about to rock and roll again as Stryper is set to release an album of new music this March on Frontier Records. The first single off ‘Second Coming’, the new the album, is called ‘Bleeding From the Inside Out’ and was released on February 25th, 2013. You can find out all the deets on Stryper’s new music in the video below where Michael Sweet & company discuss the band’s history and future:

Okay, so while we are talking about things we do and don’t remember…do you remember yesterday when I told y’all about the new Everfound single, ‘Never Beyond Repair?’ Remember how I said I thought this was going to be a big song for the group in the near future? And, remember how I encouraged y’all to call up your radio station and ask them to play ‘Never Beyond Repair’? Well, today Everfound (@Everfound) tweeted the following: “Last night we found out that our song Never Beyond Repair is the MOST-ADDED song on Christian Radio this week!”

Well..told ya so!

Congrats Everfound on your recent success! Very well deserved 🙂

Last but not least, in other Twitter-y news of the day, Brad Dring of Rapture Ruckus posted a super cute picture of a Skype chat with his 5 week old son on Instagram today. Little Roman is the cutest baby ever! (You can check out the photo on Instagram by clicking here.) Congrats to the Dring family on this new little sweetie!

In other Rapture Ruckus news, the band recently added a lyric video for their new song that I am obsessed with, ‘In Crowd’. The song was recorded live at the famed Parachute Music Festival in New Zealand last fall and you can download it for free at the Rapture Ruckus website, http://www.RaptureRuckus.com. Not much better in life than great music that is free 🙂

Congrats to Meredith Andrews on the Birth of Son!

Meredith Andrews and her husband Jacob Sooter welcomed their second son, Remington Ezra, into the world on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 outside of Chicago, IL

Meredith Andrews and her husband Jacob Sooter welcomed their second son, Remington Ezra, into the world on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 outside of Chicago, IL

Word Worship’s premier recording artist, Meredith Andrews, gave birth to her second son, Remington Ezra Sooter, on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 near her home of Chicago, Illinois.  Remington weighed 8 lbs, 3 ozs and was just a little over 20 inches long.  According to Andrews’ Twitter feed, both she & baby Remington are doing well and will be welcomed home by her husband, worship leader and frequent co-writer Jacob Sooter, and the couple’s firstborn son, Maverick, who is 2.

In addition to baby Remington, Andrews also has a new hit album on her hands.  Her third studio album, Worth it All, released in January to high praise from fans and critics alike, setting the Billboard Christian & Gospel Music chart on fire with a Top Ten  debut.  The first single from the album, Not For  A Moment, is currently #12 on 20 The Countdown Magazine’s list of top hits in Christian Music.