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Amy Grant’s “Baby, Baby” celebrates milestone & more music news

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her hit song “Baby, Baby,” Amy Grant has joined pop artist Tori Kelly to re-record a new version of her single, stating “we needed to give some new juice to this old song.”

“There’s a pop artist that I love that wasn’t even alive 25 years ago,” Grant said in an interview. An American Idol alum, Tori Kelly has garnered quite a bit of attention playing numerous televised appearances and getting nominated for Best New Artist at the 58th Grammy Awards.

The newest version of “Baby, Baby” was released April 29.


New artists making mark in music industry

Speaking of new artists, Joel Vaughn has released his debut album, Kinetic, just last month. Recently signed to DREAM Records, Vaughn’s premier also includes two remixes by Chris Howland and David Thulin. Kinetic was co-written by Joel Vaughn, David Thulin and Jonathan Thulin, with David Thulin producing the album. Joel has garnered quite a bit of attention after his track, “In This World” was remixed by Unikron and shown on YoutTube, which has gotten him 12 million views worldwide.

“I loved making this new album. Writing with “The Thulins” [Jonathan Thulin and David Thulin] was a blast.”

joel_vaughnJoel’s first single, “Wide Awake,” has gotten into the top 30 on the Billboard Christian Hot AC / CHR chart in a few weeks here in the states and was the most added song on Christian radio in Australia’s TCM Chart. For more information, visit Joelvaughnmusic.com.

BEC Recordings’ All Things New premiered a new music video last month today for their new radio single “Believe.” Off of their current album The Good News, All Things New had offered previews of the video before releasing the finished product. Written to encourage Believers in times of trial, the song is based on the scripture in Mark 9. Lead singer Garrett Hornbuckle says the song is reminder of God’s grace and strength.

“[God] can remind us to rest in the promises of who He is and who He says we are. We are children of God. We do not have to live in our past anymore, we can live in the new life and the freedom that God has given us.”

All Things New has been travelling in support of the Way-FM For Kids tour / The Unashamed tour with Building 429 and special guest Colton Dixon.

Sisters Lauren and Brooke DeLeary, known as the Christian pop/rock duo LoveCollide, have released their sophomore project, RESONATE. “RESONATE – A Ripple To A Wave,” their first of a two CD collection, was released April 29th.

“The mission with our music has always been to awaken a movement and to ignite a wildfire passion for Jesus in the hearts of this generation and those to come,” the sisters said, “we believe our life is a ministry and our music is simply the vehicle God is using for His Kingdom… We had so many songs we wanted to include in this project that it was getting difficult to narrow down our selection. After much prayer and reflection, we decided to make this project a journey for our fans and listeners; a lifestyle to embrace, rather than just a single CD release. We decided to split the full project into two separate 8 song CDs. They will be 6 months apart with music videos and devotionals for each song released every month before the release of the second CD, RESONATE: A Spark into a Flame next fall.”

–By D.C. Jeanes | Metro Voice Music Editor