For King & Country is a Christian rock-duo made up of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone from Australia. Billboard Magazine named them as one of the "New Artists to Watch" for in 2012, and their songs have been featured in TV series including, "The Vampire Diaries" and "Drop Dead Diva."
Josh Wilson, who is busy out on tour with Third Day, spoke to Breathecast today. Below is an edited transcript of the interview:
There's a weird sense of calm that comes with that, but on the flip side of that, you've just been given a death sentence from someone that knows what they are talking about.
In his latest book Tyndale, Teems not only explores Tyndale's works but delves deep into the meaning of Tyndale's work and how it still resonates today. Tyndale's translation of the Bible forever altered the English language and society as a whole. BREATHEcast caught up with the prolific author and musician at the National Radio Broadcaster Convention in Nashville to talk about his latest book Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice.
Scotty McCreery snagged his first CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Music Video of the Year on Wednesday night, and immediately took a flight home for his high school graduation Thursday morning. It has been a busy and blessed year for this young country crooner.
Mac Powell of Third Day shared his first country single "Junebug" with the world on June 1. He provided a link via Twitter where fans and friends can download the song for free on Dropbox.
Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine of American Idol 2012 will be presenting at the CMT Music Awards Wednesday 8 p.m. (June 6). The busy finalists of Season 11 are also preparing to kick off their American Idol Live! Tour reuniting with the other Top 10 finalists for a summer adventure worldwide.
Expect to see Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina take the stage together at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. The two are good friends and competed and performed together in American Idol Season 10 in 2011, where McCreery was crowned as America's "Idol."
"American Idol" 2012 winner Phillip Phillips is more soft-spoken about his Christian faith compared to other "Idol" finalists such as Colton Dixon and season 10 winner Scotty Mccreery. But this week, Phillips imparted some "wisdom" to Christian teenagers attending a youth camp in Georgia.
Owl City's Adam Young has played a fun game with his fans over the past week by giving them the key to unlocking the mystery album art for his upcoming album The Midsummer Station. After a total of 40,000 Facebook and Twitter shares by fans, all 4 puzzle pieces of the album art were finally uncovered on May 29th, 2012.
An announcement was made on Mac Powell's blog that he will be releasing his first solo album ever. The charismatic and sincere frontman of Third Day grew up on Country music and made the decision to take the leap of faith over a year ago after much encouragement from family, friends and fans.
Christian recording artist Jimmy Needham has decided to focus on the topics of lust and porn addiction in his blog series. The focus comes in response to the struggle suffered by many in today's society.
American Idol top ten finalist Colton Dixon returned to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and spent time with his hometown fans Saturday morning in a packed gym. While on stage addressing his fans, Dixon received a big surprise when Mayor Tommy Bragg presented Dixon with a certificate declaring May 26 a day to honor the singer.
Billboard 2012 Music Awards were handed over to the winners on evening of May 20, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Don Moen has expressed a "huge" thank you to all his fans and friends after reaching 1 million likes on his Facebook. Moen has expressed his gratitude for all the support received through social networks.
Singer-songwriter Audrey Assad has treated her fans with episode one of her tour documentary.
An Avengers movie-themed desk has been created by Tom Spina Designs for the Grammy winning recording artist Mark Hall of Casting Crowns. The concept of the desk was brought by Mark Hall and was designed and fabricated by Tom Spina and Richard Riley.
Sarah Macintosh recently invited fans to select the top artists they'd like to see her collaborate with in her next acoustic CD, and the poll results have been announced. The top three selected "winners" were David Crowder, John Mark McMillan, and Phil Wickham. Macintosh will soon begin the process to reach out to the artists chosen by her fans.
Contemporary Christian band 33 Miles has successfully fundraised for their first "worship" project with the help of fans and supporters via Kickstarter. They were able to raise $29,803 surpassing their original goal of $20,000 in the 35 day window set for the drive.
Pop artist Beckah Shae has planned a one-week mission trip to Guatemala July 23-30, 2012 and she is inviting others to join her make an impact on young women in that region. This short-term mission trip is for females 15-years-old and older.
Christian contemporary band Anthem Lights, composed of Alan Powell, Caleb Grimm, Chad Graham and newly added member Joey Stamper, likes to give their fans (aka 'lightbulbs') advice for life.
Phil Wickham's second installment of his "Singalong" series is here! The live recording took place on March 30, 2012 at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California. The album is available to download for FREE on his website from May 15 through June 15, 2012.
Grammy and Dove award-winning rock band Third Day has partnered with Not For Sale to start a Free2Rock campaign against slavery.
Former Alicia Keys back-up singer and The Voice winner Jermaine Paul has sealed for himself America's vote, a recording contract with Universal Republic, and a $100,000 prize.
Conversations exchanged on Twitter have hinted to followers that Colton Dixon may collaborate with artists Melinda Doolittle, Tricia Baumhardt of Super Chick, and Leeland Mooring in the near future. What do they all have in common? They wear the love and testimony of Christ on their sleeves and they're excellent musicians!