Hear From Sam Hannock, Lead Singer Of Luminate!

sam luminateI got to interview Sam Hancock, lead singer of Luminate, for my website for teens and young adults, generationarise.com. He shared a little bit about the band, what he enjoys about being a part of it, and why they do what they do, as well as what it was like to have their song “Welcome To Daylight” featured in the movie Grace Unplugged!

 

About The Band

How did Luminate get started? What’s the meaning behind the name? Is the band working on any new projects? Find out all this and more in Lighting Up The Darkness With Luminate – About The Band!

http://generationarise.com/lighting-up-the-darkness-with-luminate-about-the-band

Music and More

What song seems to connect with fans the most? How has the band seen God use their music to impact the lives of others? Get a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes of Luminate’s music!

http://generationarise.com/lighting-up-the-darkness-with-luminate-music-and-more

“Welcome To Daylight” In Grace Unplugged

What’s the story behind “Welcome To Daylight? What’s it like to have one of your songs in a movie? Hear all about it in Lighting Up The Darkness With Luminate – “Welcome To Daylight” In Grace Unplugged!

http://generationarise.com/lighting-up-the-darkness-with-luminate-welcome-to-daylight-in-grace-unplugged

Have you listened to Luminate’s music? What is your favorite song of theirs?

45th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Dove Awards

Last night, the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards took place at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to the official awards ceremony, Hear It First streamed the Dove Awards pre-show and red carpet events live! (To see a replay these events, click here!)

 

During the Dove Awards pre-show, Hillsong UNITED’s popular worship song “Oceans/Where Feet May Fail” won both Pop-Contemperary Song of the Year, and Praise and Worship Song of the Year. Performers included JJ Weeks Band, performing their song “Let Them See You.”

 

During the Dove Cares Red Carpet event, Jaci Velasquez interviewed various contemporary Christian artists, including For King and Country, Sidewalk Prophets, Colton Dixon, Fire Flight, Red, Bart Millard of MercyMe, Lecrae, and 1 Girl Nation.

 

Bart Millard and Lecrae were co-hosts at the official Dove Awards ceremony. Performers included Mandisa, performing her song “Overcomer,” and the Newsboys, performing “God’s Not Dead.” Hillsong UNITED’s “Oceans” went on to win the Song of the Year award, and the band themselves won Artist of the Year, making it a night full of wins for Hillsong UNITED. Ellie Holcomb won the award for New Artist of the Year.  The movie God’s Not Dead won Inspirational Film of the Year.

 

Would you like to see the Dove Awards, but you didn’t make it to Tenessee for the event? The Dove Awards will be replayed on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) this Sunday – October 12!

http://generationarise.com/dove-awards/

 

Hear From Lindsey of the Dove-Award-Nominated Group, 1 Girl Nation!

250x250The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards are coming up soon! I got to chat with Lindsey of 1 Girl Nation, a music group that is one of the Dove Award nominees for New Artist of The Year!

1 Girl Nation is an all-girl Christian pop group. Their songs have a catchy beat, and a great message about living for Christ, even while you’re young! They have performed at Lifest, Disney’s Night of Joy, and are currently traveling on the While We’re Young tour, which is named after one of their songs.

Head over to Generation Arise to check out the interview, and hear a little more about Lindsey’s perspective on 1 Girl Nation, the heart behind what they do, and what being a part of the group has meant to her personally!

Hear From Lindsey of Girl Nation – Part 1

How did 1 Girl Nation get started? How did the group end up being called 1 Girl Nation? Find out this and more in part 1 of “Hear From Lindsey Of 1 Girl Nation!”

http://generationarise.com/hear-from-lindsey-of-1-girl-nation-part-1/

Hear From Lindsey of 1 Girl Nation – Part 2

How do the strengths of each of the members of the group complement each other? Check out part 2, and learn more about the girls who make up 1 Girl Nation!

http://generationarise.com/hear-from-lindsey-of-1-girl-nation-part-2/

Hear From Lindsey of 1 Girl Nation – Part 3 

One piece of advice for all young people? Read part 3 to see what Lindsey had to say!

http://generationarise.com/hear-from-lindsey-of-1-girl-nation-part-3/

10 Worship Song Suggestions, Part 2

10 Worship Song Suggestions, Part 2

Need a little bit of encouragement as you go about the rest of your week? Spend some time worshiping your Heavenly Father, refreshing yourself in His presence! Check out these ten worship song suggestions!

  1. Oceans by Hillsong
  2. At The Cross by Hillsong
  3. Greatly To Be Praised by Fee
  4. Holy Is The Lord by Chris Tomlin
  5. Like An Avalanche by Hillsong United
  6. Overcome by Jeremy Camp
  7. Jesus Messiah by Chris Tomlin
  8. Healer by Kari Job
  9. Glory In The Highest by Chris Tomlin
  10. How Great Is Our God by Chris Tomlin

Which of these worship songs is your favorite?

Click here to check out Called and Created’s Worship Our King playlist on YouTube for more great worship songs!

(Called and Created is not responsible for any ads that may pop up while watching any of the videos on our playlists.)

Road Trip Playlist

Road Trip Playlist

Going on a road trip this summer? Listen to these songs as you travel!

  • Holiday by Britt Nicole
  • Wake by Hillsong Young and Free
  • Look Like Love by Britt Nicole
  • Fishers Of Men by Newsboys
  • We Shine by Stellar Kart
  • Lifeline by Anthem Lights
  • The King Is Coming by Newsboys
  • Made Alive by Citizens
  • Write Your Story by Franchesca Battistelli
  • Overcomer by Mandisa

Click on this link, and check out Called and Created’s Road Trip Playlist on YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLv8FcZq8aztbFi9gEhXi2_ST-EOzAxkp

(Called and Created is not responsible for any ads that may pop up while watching any of the videos on our playlists.)

Christmas In July Playlist, Part 2

Christmas In July Playlist, Part 2

Yesterday’s post included a list of traditional Christmas carols for celebrating Christmas in July. Here are a few Christmas songs by Christian artists that are a little more recent –

This Is Christmas by Kutless – Christmas is all about Christ coming to save us, as this song clearly reminds us.

Hope Was Born This Night by Sidewalk Prophets  – When Jesus was born, hope was born – hope of salvation, hope of redemption, and hope of reconciliation to God.

Christmas This Year by TobyMac – This song is all about celebrating the season!

The Day After Thanksgiving by Brandon Heath – A humorous plea to put off the beginning of the Christmas festivities until the day after Thanksgiving!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuqL8Wq2jm0

What is your favorite Christmas song? Is it a traditional carol, or a more recent song about the season?

Christmas In July Playlist

Christmas In July PlaylistCelebrate Christmas in July by listening to the following Christmas carols!

  • O Holy Night
  • Silent Night
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Deck The Halls
  • Joy To The World
  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • What Child Is This
  • Away In A Manger

Click on this link to check out our Christmas In July Youtube playlist of these carols, sung by Christian artists!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLv8FcZq8aztOkliSokNgNCtLmqv9PVOL

What is your favorite Christmas carol?

Linked up this post with Thriving Thursdays.

Summer Playlist, Part 2

Summer Playlist, Part 2Here are some more songs to include in your playlist this summer!

  • Eye On It by TobyMac
  • Wherever We Go by Newsboys
  • Ready Or Not by Britt Nicole
  • Wake by Hillsong Young and Free
  • My Rescue by Stellar Kart
  • Can’t Shut Up by Anthem Lights
  • God’s Great Dance Floor by Chris Tomlin
  • I Feel So Alive by Capital Kings
  • Live With Abandon by Newsboys
  • Me Without You by TobyMac

Which of these songs do you like the most? What Christian music have you been listening to lately?

Summer Playlist

Summer PlaylistLooking for some music to rock out to this summer? Check out these songs, and include some of them in your summer playlist!

  1. Ready Set Go by Royal Tailor
  2. Unstoppable by Tobymac
  3. Amazing Life by Britt Nicole
  4. The Show by Hawk Nelson
  5. Welcome To Daylight by Luminate
  6. Restart by Newsboys
  7. All My Heart by Stellar Kart
  8. Never Be Alone by Capital Kings
  9. Circles by Anthem Lights
  10. Alive by Hillsong Young and Free

What is your favorite genre of music? Which of these songs do you like best? What other Christian songs and artists do you enjoy listening to?

10 Worship Song Suggestions

10 Worship Song SuggestionsWednesday is “hump day” – the day we pass the midpoint of the typical five-day workweek, bringing thoughts of the weekend ahead. In need of a little encouragement as you finish off the week? Spend some time worshiping your Heavenly Father, refreshing yourself in His presence!

Here are ten worship song suggestions to choose from:

  1. Everlasting God by Fellowship Church
  2. No One Higher/The Stand by Fee
  3. Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone by Chris Tomlin
  4. Revelation Song by Kari Jobe
  5. Your Great Name by Natalie Grant
  6. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus by Hillsong
  7. Mighty To Save by Hillsong
  8. Shout Unto God by Hillsong United
  9. Glorious Day by Casting Crowns
  10. God Is Able by Hillsong Live

What is your favorite worship song? Which of the songs above do you like the best?