Monday, November 21, 2016

Music notes - Bethel Music Kids, About a Mile and Terry Holloman

BETHEL MUSIC KIDS - Dove Award-winning Bethel Music Kids (‪#‎BethelMusicKids) released their Christmas Party EP internationally on Nov. 15. The new recording follows their first full-length album and concert film, Come Alive, which launched to the top of the retail charts amidst acclaim when it released Dec. 2015 and went on to receive the GMA Dove Award for “Children’s Music Album of the Year” last month after receiving a trio of nominations.

Like Come Alive, this new five-song collection of reimagined Christmas classics combines dance beats, pop arrangements and energetic programming. Sung by kids who all attend Bethel Christian School, Christmas Party features “Little Drummer Boy,” a fresh interpretation of the well-known carol, “The Little Drummer Boy.” With explosive percussion and catchy musical themes, the song tells the story of a child realizing that the gift given from the cry of our hearts to worship the King of kings is the gift favored above all.

The EP also features the classic anthem “Joy to the World,” which bursts with a grand parade of energy while the track, “O Holy Night,” sweeps in with an ethereal tone and triumphant rhythms. The project further includes the spirited processional, “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and soaring ballad, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”

ABOUT A MILE - About A Mile’s full-length sophomore album, Trust You All The Way, released globally amidst acclaim Oct. 28 from Radiate Music. Today the band announces they are giving away two of the lead singles from the album, both the current single and title track and the pop flavored Top 25 Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR National Airplay Chart hit single “Born To Live.” The songs can be downloaded now for a limited time to anyone who enters their name and email address at

Produced by Grammy-nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year, Ian Eskelin, who also produced the band’s debut album and heads the Radiate Music label, the full Trust You All The Way album is available at iTunes, and other digital and physical retailers internationally.

TERRY HOLLOMAN - Recording artist Terry Holloman is announced the release of her debut album, DNA Transformation on Nov. 18. The innovative keyboard driven project is a fusion of Bethel style soaking worship sounds, jazz flavors, Windham Hill-esqe piano with touches of techno and urban influence. The instrumental album, with occasional vocal layering is a perfect backdrop for worship, quiet study, or prayer but with enough movement for dance, and as a soundtrack for the rhythms of everyday life.

"It is my prayer that this project penetrates the heart of the listener, and brings them to another place, a deeper connection with God", says Terry Holloman, who is also the Founder of a unique Atlanta-based ministry called "The Mary Experience." The name of the The Mary Experience was taken from the scripture in John 12:3, where Mary of Bethany poured the ointment on the feet of Jesus in an act of pure worship.

The Mary Experience is powerfully drawing together a growing number of men and women in downtown Atlanta from across racial, ethnic and denominational backgrounds in a unique display of unity, love and connection, which is so needed in our current day. It was created to give psalmists and minstrels an opportunity to be a voice to help people hear God’s heart through music. Much of the flow of music, song, spoken word and interaction is totally spontaneous, and releases an atmosphere of worship, freedom, joy, and deep encounters with God. This sound has been called “a bridge across denominations and races.”

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