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Michael W. Smith

Chatting with Michael W. Smith

For 27 years Michael W. Smith has shared his music with the world. Yet the CCM legend calls his 22nd album, Wonder, his most personal to date. He talked to Charisma about the project, what he’s learned over the years and what life is like as a grandfather.
Jonathan Nelson

Better Days

Jonathan Nelson's sophomore CD, Better Days, offers positive, affirming praise. Recorded live at his home church, The Faith Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he is backed by the ensemble Purpose.
TobyMac

City on Our Knees

TobyMac's song City on Our Knees took the Christian music world by storm, and so the musician took his lyrics one step further with this book, which "reflects the message of the song."
Mark Hall

Chatting With Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall

Casting Crowns' lead singer Mark Hall and his wife, Melanie, cherish their 3-year-old adopted daughter, Hope, from China. Their adoption story is documented on the band's live concert CD/DVD, Until the Whole World Hears.
Britt Nicole

Acoustic

Christian artist Britt Nicole is Hangin' On to success these days. Her fans haven't been disappointed with her first three CDs.

Andrew Peterson

Counting Stars

Singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson didn't intend to get so personal on his 12-song project Counting Stars—but that's what happened, and he didn't disappoint.

Addison Road

Addison Road: Stories

Addison Road blends soft-rock with hints of country and contemporary pop to perfectly complement lead singer Jenny Simmons' solid vocals.

Revive

Blink

Members of the Dove Award-nominated band Revive want fans to realize how short and precious life really is, as described on the title track of their CD, Blink.

Hillsong Live

A Beautiful Exchange

Having sold more than 11 million records worldwide, Hillsong Live continues to bring worship music to a powerful yet intimate level on its 19th recording, A Beautiful Exchange.

Steven Curtis Chapman and family

Surprised by Grief

Steven Curtis Chapman can’t shake his daughter’s death. But, that’s not a bad thing.

Bryce Avary

A Chat With The Rocket Summer

Bryce Avary, aka The Rocket Summer, started his musical journey when he was 12 and is now a songwriter, producer and musician who plays multiple instruments. Recently, he began touring with The Goo Goo Dolls.

Click to listen to a podcast with The Buzz editor Leigh DeVore talking to Avary about his music and faith.

Alvin Slaughter

Alvin Slaughter: You Can 'Reinvent Your Life'

As a gospel music artist who travels widely, Alvin Slaughter has discovered that discouragement permeates the body of Christ. He too has struggled with fear, depression, financial failure and other sources of discouragement.

Karen Clark Sheard

All in One

Karen Clark Sheard has wooed loyal listeners for years with her signature brand of traditional-contemporary gospel music. She continued the trend with the release of her CD, All in One.

Leeland

A Chat With Leeland

Leeland members Leeland Mooring, Jake Holtz and Mike Smith shared with The Buzz editor Leigh DeVore about their music ministry and their work with Food for the Hungry.

Hillsong United

Global Troubadours

Hillsong United have set the standard for contemporary worship.

Christy Nockels

Life Light Up

Watermark fans will be thrilled to hear Christy Nockels again on her first solo album.

Hillsong United

Across the Earth

Hillsong United continue to usher crowds into the presence of God with energetic, faith-buildings songs. Fans will be glad to hear them again—and hope they don’t wait another three years for the next album.

Delirious Farewell

My Soul Sings

A tribute to the industry-changing five-piece, this parting CD/DVD takes a musical walk down memory lane as Delirious hopscotches through chart-topping hits from their 15-year career.

Ricardo Sanchez

Power of the Cross

This live recording will draw listeners into the presence of God with songs that focus on salvation and new life—the power of the cross.

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