Yancy Extends Partnership with Standard Publishing for 2015 Vacation Bible School

Yancy Goes Bilingual with Little Praise Party App, Extends Partnership with Standard Publishing for 2015 Vacation Bible School
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SOURCE: Nashville PR
(NASHVILLE, Tennessee)
– Yancy’s popular Little Praise Party app is getting a bilingual upgrade with the addition of songs from her new Spanish-language children’s album, Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza! The free app, available for iOS and Android, is a wonderful resource for praise sing-along fun on the go.

For the very first time this month, Yancy’s Little Praise Party app is featuring a song in Spanish, with plans to feature songs in both English and Spanish every month going forward.

“This is not just for the Spanish-speaking world,” says Yancy. “I believe that this will be a great tool for kids to learn Spanish by hearing and singing along in both languages. We have so many app users that are homeschoolers or involved in secondary education, and this will be a great fit!”

Expanding beyond her English fan base, Yancy’s Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza! takes some of the most popular songs from her Little Praise Party series and translates them into Spanish. The result is a fun collection of 15 songs that will warm the hearts of kids and their parents too – thanks in part to appearances by hit makers Jaci Velasquez and Nic Gonzales (Salvador).

The CD/DVD set, which also features animated music videos (one for each song!) that are sure to capture the imagination of children, is available now online and in Christian bookstores everywhere via Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution.

In addition to her new album release, and heavy touring, Yancy is continuing her partnership with Standard Publishing. As in previous years, Yancy has created eight brand-new songs and music videos for Standard Publishing’s 2015 Vacation Bible School program, Bible Blast to the Past – discovering God’s everlasting love – featuring Yancy’s jam-worthy worship music and kid-relevant missions moments from Beth Guckenberger and Back2Back Ministries. To get a first glimpse of the 2015 VBS theme and hear a few song clips, visit www.2015.vacationbibleschool.com.

For more than a decade, Yancy has released radio-friendly pop/rock albums and multiple projects for kids and young adults, all while sharing the stage with such artists as Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Mute Math and Nichole Nordeman. As a writer, Yancy has teamed up with Third Day’s Mac Powell, wrote Avalon’s #1 hit “I Don’t Want To Go” and Jaci Velasquez’s “Something Beautiful,” among others.

For more information, visit www.yancynotnancy.com.

Legendary CCM Artist Steve Green Releases "Hide The Word: Bible Songs for Kids"



 Project Features Bible’s Most Beloved Scriptures Set To Music

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SOURCE: McCain & Co. PR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 6, 2014) –
Steve Green Ministries has announced the release of Hide The Word: Bible Songs for Kids, the latest children’s music project from multiple Grammy Award-nominated and Dove Award-winning CCM recording artist Steve Green.


Hide The Word, the recording artist’s ninth kids project, is aimed at bringing Scripture into children’s lives through music. The new project is designed to help make memorizing God’s Word a part of everyday life.


Green wrote the music and adapted the Bible verses for all 15 tracks on Hide The Word, using some of the Bible’s most precious promises, including John 3:16-17 (“For God so loved the world….”), Psalm 119:105 (“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet….”), John 14:6 (“I am the way, the truth and the life….”), Matthew 11:28-29a (“Come to me all you are weary and burdened and I will give you rest….”), and Psalm 23:1-3 (“The Lord is my shepherd….”). Steve Green and his brother and manager, David Green, served as Executive Producers, with Dick Tunney as Producer.

In addition to featuring Green on lead vocals, the CD also features a children’s choir with individual kids quoting the verses. Green’s granddaughter, Addy, made her recording debut on the project as well.


“There is nothing more powerful or lasting than God’s Word!” says Green. “In the Scriptures, God has told us all we need to know for life and godliness. These Bible Promises set to music remind us who God is and what He has done for us. What’s more, the songs are just plain fun!”


Green, whose breakout 1985 album He Holds The Key, earned the vocalist that year’s Dove Award for Male Vocalist of Year, began releasing children’s recordings simultaneously with his CCM projects with Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Worship in 1998 and Hide ‘Em In Your Heart: Bible Memory Melodies, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 in 2003.  Among his children’s projects are three volumes of The Adventures of Prayer Bear, released on VHS by Capitol Christian Music Group.

Hide The Word is available online at www.stevegreenministries.org, iTunes and Amazon, and at all Steve Green live events.


For more info about Hide The Word and Steve Green, visit www.stevegreenministries.org.

Upcoming His Kidz United CD Series Features Kids Singing Today's Top Christian Hits


‘Hallelujah,’ First Single From Unique CD Series, Offered As Easter Download by Worship Leader Magazine

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SOURCE: McCain & Co. PR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2014) - His Kidz United and INgrooves/Capitol Christian Distribution have announced the upcoming release of the His Kidz United CD series, a music brand for kids ages 5-14 which features kid-sung versions of today’s top Christian hits, including “Overcomer” by Mandisa, “Shake” by MercyMe, and “Speak Life” by TobyMac. 

On April 29, His Kidz United, Volume 1 releases to major retail outlets, including Family Christian Stores, Walmart, Lifeway, Mardel Christian Stores, iTunes and Amazon. On the same day, two digital versions will also be released–a sing-a-long version and an instrumental version of all 18 songs on the project. All products will be bundled and discounted at the His Kidz United website. 

The His Kidz United series is slated to release four new volumes per year. Each album offers 16 popular favorites plus two bonus originals.


Parents of four themselves, His Kidz United founders Jimmy and Mai Swan recognized a gap in the supply of uplifting Christian music kids can truly appreciate. A labor of love transformed the best of CCM into an album with which their own children would quickly fall in love.


“Up until now, there have been no other products like His Kidz United CDs,” says Jimmy Swan, executive producer of the project. “Why wouldn’t parents want to invest in positive Christian music for their children? And while the music is focusing on kids ages 5 to 14, we’re finding that young adults and even parents enjoy listening to the music, too!”


In celebration of Holy Week, Worship Leader magazine is offering the song “Hallelujah” from the upcoming His Kidz United CD, Volume 1, as a free download to its audience this week. To download the song, visit (emailunlock.com/hiskidzunited/hallelujah or worshipleader.com).


“‘Hallelujah’ is an elegant song that uses the voices of children to drive home some of Christianity’s foundational beliefs: God’s love for us, His provision in our lives, and the good news that we belong to the Father,” says Jeremy Armstrong, managing editor of Worship Leader. “This is a perfect song for kids, even adults, to sing today, and made even more poignant as we prepare to celebrate Easter.”


Proceeds of His Kidz United CDs benefit the Dallas Neighborhood Art & Music School–also known as NAMS School of Music–where all of the tracks are recorded and produced with NAMS students performing on the series.


Swan felt it was paramount to have a consistent group of kids performing on the series, and his friendship with the school’s director, Levi Bradford, made the collaboration a natural fit. 


“Kids listen to kids,” says Swan. “Parents are careful to teach their kids about ‘stranger danger.’ When an adult approaches a kid, they tend to get shy. But the minute another kid enters the room, there is an instant connection. As a parent, I want to impact my kids with spiritual messages and let them rejoice in the Lord. What is the best way to do this? Let them connect with their peers!”


Sales figures from recent kid-focused projects prove that adults invest in kids. The Frozen soundtrack from the animated Disney blockbuster film of the same name hit No. 1 on the charts and sold three million copies of the DVD right out of the gate, and the KIDZ BOP CD series released by Razor & Tie has sold more than 16 million units of its first 25 titles.  


With the official April 29 release of His Kidz United, Vol. 1 just weeks away, the CD can be pre-ordered through major retailers.


“Our mission with this series is to give kids an opportunity to be encouraged, inspired and drawn to the Lord through the powerful tool of music, and give them something to relate to,” Swan says. 


For more information, visit HisKidzUnited.com or like on Facebook at facebook.com/HisKidzUnited.

Yancy Continues Standard Publishing Partnership, Creating New Music and Videos for “Jungle Safari” Vacation Bible School Program

Yancy Continues Standard Publishing Partnership, Creating New Music and Videos for “Jungle Safari” Vacation Bible School Program


SOURCE: Nashville Publicity

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) – Christian singer-songwriter and children’s worship expert Yancy has created all-new songs and music videos for Standard Publishing’s 2014 Vacation Bible School program. “Jungle Safari,” which also includes contributions from Beth Guckenberger and special needs expert Vangie Rodenbeck, is packed with fun and adventure, teaching kids that God is Creator, Provider, Protector, Savior and King.

“It’s my third year to write, produce and perform the music, and the music videos, for Standard Publishing’s Vacation Bible School curriculum,” says Yancy, who was tasked with keeping kids energized and engaged. “I’m honored to continue this partnership, making an incredible impact in young lives from coast to coast.”

Standard Publishing’s focus on value ensures that churches get everything they need to lead VBS in one simple kit without having to buy core pieces separately. In fact, this is the only VBS curriculum with reproducible music so that churches can put the music in their kids’ hands for free. For more information about “Jungle Safari,” visit www.vacationbibleschool.com.

For more than a decade, Yancy has released radio friendly pop/rock albums and multiple projects for kids and young adults. Her new adult-focused modern worship album, “Roots for the Journey” (Elevate Entertainment / Syntax Distribution), was released on May 21st to rave reviews. For more information, visit www.yancynotnancy.com.

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NEWS SOURCE: Turning Point PR

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Go Fish, a leading provider of children’s entertainment and ministry resources, expands its diverse line-up of popular products for churches and families with the June 18 launch of two new titles, the Go Fish Worship Resource Kit and Go Fish Kids Music DVD.

With the debut of “Volume 1” and “Christmas,” the Go Fish Worship Resource Kit features a selection of the group’s signature originals and other favorites, including “Praise Your Name,” “Jump (featuring DJ Pray-Z),” “Christmas with a Capital ‘C’” and “Joy To the World,” among others. With music videos, sheet music, split tracks, motion instructions, and a range of additional tools for leading children’s worship at churches, camps and other settings, the Go Fish Worship Resource Kit is designed to become a one-stop source for children’s ministry and music leaders.

Known for making “great music for kids that won’t drive parents bonkers,” Go Fish turns to the family with the release of their Kids Music DVD. Featuring such songs as “Gotta Move!” “My God” and “Fruit of the Spirit,” Kids Music is a collection of six all new Go Fish music videos for the entire family. Among other bonuses, the DVD includes an instructional video for jumping “Double Dutch” with the Go Fish guys.

“Our goal is to provide churches and parents with resources designed to model a high view of God, Scripture, and the Gospel to children,” explains Jamie Statema, president, Go Fish Resources. “Along with our curriculum, the new Go Fish Worship Resource Kit series will specifically address the needs of the church, while Kids Music will continue to serve families at home as well. Parents and children’s ministry workers are the ones making a difference in the lives of children and we are honored that our music can play a part in that.”

Since 2003, Go Fish has been one of the leading providers of family entertainment and children’s ministry resources. Among the group’s numerous successful recordings and DVDs are Party Like A Preschooler, Kickin’ It Old School and Christmas With A Capital ‘C.’ Go Fish concert appearances have drawn capacity crowds in churches, theatres and arenas across the country for more than a decade.

The group has also created such popular VBS curriculum as Backstage With The Bible, Kickin’ It Old School and Praise. Thousands of churches around the world have utilized Go Fish’s VBS programs, including their latest curriculum, Gotta Move! which released earlier this year and has become the group’s best-selling resource to date.

The Go Fish Worship Resource Kit’s “Volume 1” and “Christmas” (sold separately) as well as the Go Fish Kids Music DVD are available at www.gofishresources.com.

For further information on Go Fish, visit www.gofishguys.com




Project Debuts at No. 4 on iTunes Children’s Music Chart

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SOURCE: Savvy Media

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) April 10, 2013—North Point Music introduces its first ever album created for children’s ministry, North Point Kids: Shine!, this week. This new, upbeat project, which debuted at No. 4 on iTunes Children’s Music chart, targets elementary-aged kids through songs that have clear messages, easy-to-remember lyrics, and motions that will get them moving.

Every weekend, North Point Ministries leads more than 4,000 children throughout the Atlanta area to worship God. North Point kids learn that the Bible should never be boring, that worship can be really loud, and that the best leaders always care.
“Kids are very hungry and open to know more about God,” says North Point Ministries Children’s Director Kendra Fleming. “We don’t have to teach kids to worship because it’s the natural outflow of their hearts. We just have to give them something to participate in, a way to engage. Music is a primary teaching venue for them. Using language they use, it brings emotion, joy, and excitement … whatever the music is trying to communicate, it resonates with them. They are drawn to it, and the message it sends is so powerful, it stays with them.”
Shine! is a collection of powerful, encouraging songs that sound as current as anything One Direction, Taylor Swift, or Justin Bieber has to offer but that lyrically reveal God as trustworthy, powerful and always present in their lives. 
From album openers “Your Love for Me” and “Tell the World,” which boldly proclaim God’s love for us, to “Look at Our God,” an anthem about His power, to the title track’s danceable declaration of faith, Shine! never loses its energy or fails to empower kids with the truth of who God is.


Well-known worship leaders, such as Casey Darnell, Eddie Kirkland, and Dove Award-winner Seth Condrey, are featured on the album, along with other artists. Darnell comments, “To this day, I still remember the songs I grew up hearing in our home or in the car. Those were the early seeds of truth God sewed into my heart that would have a lasting impact and one day grow into a desire to know Him more and trust Him with my whole life. I’m grateful for those days and the music of my childhood, and I’m honored to be passing this legacy on to my children today!”
To learn more about North Point Kids, visit www.northpointkids.org or follow them on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/northpointkids. For additional information on this CD and others from North Point Music, go to www.northpointmusic.org.


About North Point Music

In 2010, North Point Community Church launched North Point Music to bring local worship leaders, musicians, and songwriters together to inspire a generation and influence the church. The Alpharetta, Georgia-based record label and music publishing company is now home to worship leaders/songwriters Eddie Kirkland, Todd Fields, Casey Darnell, and Dove Award winner Seth Condrey. North Point Music has a strong foundation from which to pursue its mission. As an organization, North Point serves more than 30,000 people each Sunday at its five Atlanta-area churches, and thousands more attend its 30 partner churches in the United States and 12 international partners. For more information, visit: www.northpointmusic.org.



Popular Kids Record Label Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Popular Kids Record Label Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Label releasing special collections of Platinum and Gold albums
at discounted prices

NEWS SOURCE: The Adams Group

Nashville, TN - To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the Cedarmont Kids® record label is releasing two special collections of their award-winning children’s music.

“As we approached this significant anniversary for the label, we noticed that our original releases were still selling well after two decades,” said Mike Gay, President of Cedarmont. “In fact, all six titles have been certified Gold or Platinum, and just last year, the project Action Bible Songs was the number one non-seasonal children’s project in Christian bookstores. To celebrate, we came up with a way to sell all six of those CDs together at a deeply-discounted retail price of $20 to commemorate our 20 years of making wonderful music for kids.”

The 20th Anniversary Collection includes 96 songs on six CDs, along with a commemorative sixteen-page booklet that includes information about the history of the Cedarmont series, plus lyrics for all the songs. The six CDs include split-track versions of every song so that kids can sing along, karaoke-style.  The collection is housed in a SpindlePak design that secures the CDs on an internal spindle.  In addition to the six CDs, the collection includes a bonus one-hour DVD of 22 songs from the Cedarmont library. 

Cedarmont Kids is also releasing the Gospel Sunday School Collection which includes three albums featuring 48 Sunday School songs and classic spirituals.  The collection includes the brand-new CD Gospel Sunday School Songs which features the iconic song from Martin Luther King’s speech, “Free At Last,” marking the first time the song has been recorded on a children’s project.  The Gospel Sunday School Collection also includes split tracks for sing-a-longs and retails for only $9.99.

Since its founding 20 years ago, Cedarmont Kids has sold over 21 million albums and built a broad customer base by focusing on well-known classic songs and selling their products at affordable prices. Their diversified catalog now features 46 CDs on five labels: Cedamont Kids® Classics, Cedarmont Kids Gospel®, Cedarmont Niños®, Cedarmont Baby®, and Cedarmont Worship for Kids®. Fifteen of these titles were Spanish releases. They have also developed a series of eleven DVDs, which are live-action, sing-along versions of the audio recordings. Owners Mike and Sue Gay believe that staying consistent has helped the brand to grow over the past two decades.

“I think we’ve stayed very close to our original goal of providing high quality music and entertainment products with a Christian message at a budget price,” says Mike. “The technology has changed and we’ve added several styles of music, but our message and values are the same.” 

Sue concurs, “From the beginning, I wanted our music to be free of affectation. I wanted the children to use their voices correctly, but freely and wholeheartedly. I wanted our arrangements to be long-lasting, if not timeless. Most of all, I wanted every release to present a positive message, because God loves each of His children. I still want these same things. Cedarmont’s by-line, ‘Music With A Message They Won’t Outgrow,’ says it well. I hope these songs become etched on the hearts of all who hear.” 

Retailers can benefit from an accompanying floor display, designed especially for these anniversary collections.


New Children's Album Records a "First"

New Children’s Album Records a “First”

SOURCE: Adams Group

Nashville, TN -Cedarmont Kids® has announced the release of the 46th album in their multi-million-selling series.   The new CD, Gospel Sunday School Songs, features 15 Gospel classics and spirituals, including Free At Last , a song made famous in the iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. speech in 1963.  According to the label, this album marks the first time Free At Last has been featured on any children’s recording project.  Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, Cedarmont Kids has sold over 21 million albums and garnered numerous Platinum and Gold certifications for both its audio and video titles.  Mike and Sue Gay, owners of the Cedarmont label, say this new project was of special significance.

“We spent several years researching songs for this new release, looking for special ‘jewels’ from the African-American church,” says Sue. “We fell in love with songs like My Soul Is a Witness For My Lord, Guide My Feet, and The Welcome Table.  Then one day, we came across Free At Last and were so moved.  Immediately, we knew that it needed to be on the CD so that kids could learn this wonderful song.”

Gospel Sunday School Songs was recorded in Cedarmont’s state-of-the-art studio, using some of the most sought-after musicians in Nashville. “I think this is the best CD we’ve ever done,” says Mike. “The players were fantastic, and Sue directed the kids in the choir to sing with authenticity and energy. To top it off, we were blessed to work with some talented young soloists like MaKenzie McGuire and Quintavious Johnson.” Johnson, age 10 (pictured above), is a frequent soloist in his hometown of Franklin, Tennessee and recently won first place in the Fourth Annual Demi Lobo national talent contest held in Chicago. Johnson won first place in the Most Talented Under 12 competition, beating out 25 other finalists from nine states. “He blew us away with his talent and spirit,” Mike adds.

Cedarmont has built a broad customer base by focusing on well-known classic songs and selling their products at affordable prices. Their diversified catalog now features 46 CDs on five labels:
Cedamont Kids® Classics
Cedarmont Kids Gospel®
Cedarmont Niños®
Cedarmont Baby®
Cedarmont Worship for Kids®

Fifteen of these titles were Spanish releases. They have also developed a series of eleven DVDs, which are live-action, sing-along versions of the audio recordings.

During the production of Gospel Sunday School Songs, Mike shared a story his grandfather told him about growing up in rural southern Georgia where the family traveled to church in a horse-drawn wagon. During bad weather, they would often worship at an African-American church that was much closer to their home. They were always made to feel welcome, even during the tense years of segregation.

“It was not uncommon back then,” explains Mike, “for white families to visit African-American churches, even though it was a segregated society.  As a result of their fellowship, many wonderful spirituals were transplanted and became well-known in churches of all denominations.  We hope this new CD will enable people to share these special songs with today’s children so that there will be a renewed spirit of sharing and fellowship to a whole new generation.”


Go Fish Unveils New Chapter

NEWS SOURCE: Turning Point Media
May 9, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS—Go Fish, longtime leading providers of music and resources for families and children, will be impacting hundreds of thousands this summer through their live performances and Vacation Bible School (VBS) curriculum. Go Fish will be bringing their unique concert experience for families to major markets across the country, including several music festivals. In addition, more than 3,000 churches are slated to use the Praise VBS program, reaching an estimated 300,000 children. Praise was created by Go Fish and features music by the group, along with GFK Records labelmate Denver & The Mile High Orchestra.

Go Fish and band will kick off their full summer with a hometown appearance at the KTIS Joyful Noise Family Fest 2012 in Minneapolis-St. Paul June 9. The group will also travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma; Charlotte, North Carolina; the Quad Cities (Iowa/Illinois); Lansing, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Montgomery, Alabama; among other locations, before wrapping up the season September 2 with an appearance at the 2012 LifeLight South Dakota Festival in Sioux Falls. For a full concert schedule, visit http://www.gofishguys.com.

“We are truly amazed at how God continues to grow the ministry of Go Fish,” said Jamie Statema, Go Fish founding member. “When families come out to see our concerts this summer, we have some exciting surprises in store and plan on premiering new music, as well as ‘revamping’ some of our most-requested songs from previous tours. We are also excited that so many churches will be utilizing our Praise VBS this summer; it is a privilege to help equip the local church as they strive to impact the next generation for Christ.”

Following the recent departure of group member Andy Selness, Go Fish will perform as a duo comprised of Statema and longtime member Jason Folkmann. “Andy has been an important part of the growth and ministry of Go Fish and we will miss him,” Statema said. “We respect his decision to move on to other opportunities and to be able to spend more time with his family. Jason and I are excited to partner with our three amazing band members to give families our best show yet. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for Go Fish in the seasons ahead.”

Go Fish is currently in the studio recording a follow-up to their acclaimed 2010 project, Kickin’ It Old School. The group will also be releasing a four-week Christmas curriculum for elementary students this year, as well as beginning production on an all-new VBS for 2013.

Since 2003, Go Fish has been one of the leading providers of family entertainment and children’s ministry resources. They have released seven successful recordings on their own GFK Records imprint: Splash, Superstar, Snooze, Snazzy, Party Like A Preschooler, Kickin’ It Old School and Christmas With A Capital ‘C’, along with the DVDs Showtime, Let’s Sing, Kickin’ It Old School and Praise. Go Fish concert appearances have drawn capacity crowds to churches, theatres and arenas across the country, while their VBS curriculum, including Backstage With The Bible and Kickin’ It Old School, has been utilized by more than 6,000 churches around the world.

For information on Go Fish including a listing of churches utilizing the Praise VBS curriculum this year, visit www.gofishguys.com.