Holly Starr teams with Matthew Parker and Beacon Light for HUMAN Deluxe

Holly Starr teams with Matthew Parker and Beacon Light for her HUMAN Deluxe Album which released worldwide through Artist Garden Entertainment on October 12.

Starr’s new HUMAN Deluxe Edition adds three additional songs to the previously released HUMAN EP including two new songs and a Matthew Parker remix of the title track. New songs include “Talk it Out,” a collaboration with rapper Beacon Light, and “I Don’t Know,.” Starr shares “I’m really excited to get the opportunity to add a few more songs to the HUMAN EP, thanks to my Kickstarter backers helping us reach a big stretch goal last year. The additional songs add a fun element to the project and I can’t wait to share some of them live on tour.

Artist Garden’s Keith Stancil, states “Holly and  producer Matthew Parker continued writing  and recording songs after releasing the HUMAN EP last year. Three of the songs fit perfectly with the collection of songs on the HUMAN EP so it only made sense to super size the EP into an album.”

Songs from HUMAN have already logged 2.3 million streams and are featured in top playlists including Runners World Magazine and top Christian playlists on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music and Pandora. The new HUMAN Deluxe Edition is available for streaming and download through all digital providers and the physical cd is available to all physical retailers through New Day Distribution.

Holly Starr can be seen on tour this fall and on her annual Christmas tour.

Tour Dates
11/11  – Gig Harbor, WA
12/2   – San Bruno, CA
12/5   – Dayton, NV
12/7   – Anaheim, CA
12/8   – San Diego, CA
12/10 – Fallbrook, CA
12/11 – Yucca Valley, CA
12/12 – Bakersfield, CA
12/14 – Salinas, CA
12/16 – Napa, CA
12/18 – Medford, CA
12/19 – Coos Bay, OR
12/20 – Astoria, OR

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For further information, visit hollystarrmusic.com or contact Artist Garden Entertainment.

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The Gray Havens Ponder Eternity With New Album

The Gray Havens Ponder Eternity With New Album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. October 23, 2018 —The Gray Havens released their fourth studio album, She Waits, through Artist Garden Entertainment on Friday, October 5.

Produced by Ben Shive (Colony House, Ellie Holcomb), She Waits, chronicles a band at their apex, stretching their sound in new directions while maintaining the song-craft that so distinguishes them. The new eternity themed album includes songs that take on the structure of story, some epic and metaphorical and others profound in simplicity. The Gray Havens‘ Dave Radford recalls “One Day I told Licia, I think I want to write a Heaven record“ and so began the two year process of writing and recording She Waits. The album turned out to be the most difficult songwriting journey they’ve ever faced and in the midst of recording, Dave suffered through vocal issues. “Making this record was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done creatively. (maybe period),” Dave confesses. Licia Radford added “I feel like God was telling us that it was supposed to be that way, that the challenges were there for a reason. This record was prayed over more than any other because of the struggle.

Dave and Licia Radford continue to push musical boundaries often encountered in Christian music. Experiencing their first Top 10 Christian CHR radio single earlier this year, with the first single from the album, “High Enough,” was quite the surprise for the duo. Artist Garden Entertainment’s Keith Stancil shares “While we weren’t initially targeting radio, I shared the song with a few radio friends and received an overwhelming positive response. Based on the response, we decided to give it a go and I’m so glad we did.” Several singles from the album have been featured in top Christian and mainstream playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Pandora exposing The Gray Havens to a much larger audience. “Storehouse,” the most recent single from the album, is closing in on 700K Spotify listens in just eight weeks. Stancil adds “It’s exhilarating to work with artists who aren’t afraid to push musical boundaries. Listeners are resonating with The Gray Havens music and timing feels great for the release of She Waits.”

Streaming growth is having a direct impact on The Gray Havens live show attendance generating recent sold out shows in Birmingham and Seattle. Traditionally, they have toured as a duo but the addition of a drummer and a new looping element to their show this fall promises to engage their audience in an even more memorable way. Artist Garden Entertainment’s Stancil adds “The increased streaming exposure along with the new elements Dave & Licia are incorporating into their live show are quickly transitioning The Gray Havens into a ticket selling artist. We will be announcing an exciting Spring tour soon!”

Known for their unique blend of narrative-pop, The Gray Havens continue to expand their reach into multiple genres with thought provoking lyrical poetry. The duo has performed alongside such artists as The Oh Hellos, Ben Rector, John Marc McMillan, Andrew Peterson, Drew Holcomb among others.

FALL TOUR DATES
9/30   – Seattle, WA
10/2   – Newberg, OR
10/4   –  Franklin, TN
10/5   –  Louisville, KY
10/9   –  Waco, Texas
10/10 –  Waco, TX
10/11 –  College Station, TX
10/12 – Houston, TX
10/15 – Abilene, TX
10/23 – Montreat, NC
11/13 – Nashville, TN
11/30 – Des Moines, IA

For further information, visit thegrayhavensmusic.com  or contact Artist Garden Entertainment.

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Noah Cleveland Celebrates Being Original

NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 20, 2018 —Artist Garden Entertainment recording artist, Noah Cleveland, releases new digital single, Original. The song releases Friday, July 20 through all digital outlets including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, GooglePlay and Pandora 

Noah’s new single, co-written with Matthew Parker and Pete Stewart (Tobymac, Michael Tait), celebrates being original. “Contradictory to a world that tells us to be like someone else, God calls us to be unique. Just look at our fingerprints where no two are the same. It’s up to me to play the part that God wrote specifically for me which is something I hope the song encourages others to think about” shares Cleveland.

Original, produced by Top 5 Billboard charting artist/producer, Matthew Parker, reveals a fresh sound for Cleveland meshing pop/electronic beats with Cleveland’s signature anthemic songwriting. Noah shares “Matthew is an amazing producer and has a keen sense for what is happening in pop music. He taps into the pop side of Noah Cleveland pushing boundaries that help me grow as an artist.

Based in McDonough, GA, Noah Cleveland and wife Ivy operate Be Loud Ministries where they lead worship, perform concerts and speak at conferences, festivals and churches across the country. Noah recently released his first book, Church With No Walls, a 21 Day Challenge to get outside the walls of the church to share the Gospel and be the hands and feet of Jesus to the world. The couple recently signed on as a representative for Holt International. 

For further information, visit noahcleveland.com or contact Artist Garden Entertainment.

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The Gray Havens Release New Song

As The Gray Havens work toward releasing their full length record later this year, they give listeners another appetizer with the release of their new song “She Waits.” I must say this is one of my favorite songs from The Gray Havens! As usual, the lyrics are metaphorically deep giving the listener a huge pallet for imagination. If you enjoy Coldplay like I do, you may hear a bit of Chris Martin influence on this tune. “She Waits” serves as the perfect song to usher in the Spring season.

New Christmas Song Recorded With An iPhone

The Gray Havens Release New Christmas Music

Husband/wife duo The Gray Havens  just released a new Christmas song they recorded using an iPhone.

“City of David,” birthed as a surprise to the duo while working on their new studio album. David Radford explains “We really hadn’t planned on recording a Christmas song this year but inspiration kicked in one night and I started recording on my iPhone. When we showed the song to our producer, Ben Shive, he voted to keep the iPhone vocals, declaring them to be cool, so we did!”

The Gray Havens rush released “City of David” to digital outlets including Apple Music and Spotify and created a “making of” video, which can be viewed HERE.

In addition to the new Christmas song, The Gray Havens recently released “High Enough,” the first single from their forthcoming album scheduled to release in Spring 2018. The Gray Havens can be seen live on some of Andrew Peterson’s Behold The Lamb Tour dates including the sold out show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

For further information, visit thegrayhavensmusic.com or contact Artist Garden Entertainment.

A Ghostly Encounter

The Gray Havens Release Ghost of a King Remix

We find ourselves in October. A month where many seek to experience a ghostly encounter. Consumerism appears to have reached an all-time high with the spooky themed month as homeowners compete to create the scariest yards utilizing giant blow-up pumpkins, grim reapers and the ever-so-popular ghosts. While many focus on evil ghostly encounters, The Gray Havens offer an alternative with their remix of a Holy Ghost encounter.

The Ghost of A King Remix offers a different take on The Gray Havens’ most “listened to” song on Spotify. Enlisting Matthew Parker to remix, the alternative version adds a driving beat in a reminiscent style of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. While quite a departure from The Gray Havens’ folk pop past, the duo began exploring with more epic production on the Ghost of A King album in 2016. Both new and old fans will enjoy another opportunity to experience The Gray Havens’ musical epic story of a Holy Ghost encounter.

 

The Gray Havens Release Live Ghost

Ghost of a King Live

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —On Friday, October 6, Artist Garden Entertainment released Ghost Of A King Live, the first live recording from husband/wife duo, The Gray Havens.

Last Fall, the folk-pop duo embarked on a unique tour performing the full-length Ghost of A King album on multiple college campuses throughout the midwest, south and northeast. The tour, which included additional band members, enlisted college string players to join The Gray Havens on stage at each stop. The thirteen song album documents the full album performance, along with three additional fan favorite songs, “Far Kingdom”, “Train Station” and “Silver.” 

The Gray Havens’ David Radford states “Thanks to our producer Ben Shive, Ghost of A King, turned out a little more epic than our previous recordings. While Licia and I normally perform as a duo, we felt touring this record called for something different. After some crazy dreaming with our manager, we decided to try something big. The idea to involve student musicians at the universities, which we dubbed ‘the orchestra tour,’ turned out to be loads of fun. Desiring to capture the unique experience and offer something special for our fans, we set out to record along the way.”

Since the release of their 2013 debut EP, The Gray Havens have released two full-length albums and established a loyal following amongst college students and young adults through consistent touring. Known for their unique blend of narrative folk/pop encompassing fantasy story, lyric poetry and theology, Dave-an “American Idol” finalist from Season 5-and wife Licia Radford comprise The Gray Havens. The duo has performed alongside such artists as The Oh Hellos, Drew Holcomb, Andrew Peterson, Jenny & Tyler, among others.

For further information, visit thegrayhavensmusic.com  or contact Artist Garden Entertainment.

Big Week For iPhone X and Holly Starr

This week proves to be a big week for both the iPhone X and Holly Starr! While the iPhone X stole headlines earlier in the week as Apple unveiled their new ground breaking Face Recognition technology and Super Retina Screen, Holly Starr closes the week with the release of her new album  HUMAN!

With the architecture of producers Matthew Parker, David Thulin and Bryan Fowler, Holly Starr delivers a new modern EDM sound which is arguably her best pop offering to date. The lead single “Run The Race” has already logged 1 million + Spotify listens and topped Runners World Magazine’s Playlist.

HUMAN explores personal experiences that many listeners will relate to and Holly’s writing reveals great maturity in her songwriting. While I’m enjoying the entire record, my favorite tracks are “Human” and “Umbrella.”

CLICK HERE To Experience HUMAN!

 

We Need Love Songs!

We need love songs! I can’t think of a time more primed for love songs than now. And when I say “love songs,” I mean brotherly/sisterly love songs. The world appears to be a powder keg ready to explode at any minute. Music has incredibly powerful influence and now would be a great time for another “We Are The World” don’t you think? A song with lyrics straight down the middle with no slant to the left or right. Just the simple words “Love One Another.” So, the challenge is on! Maybe songs exist that I’m not aware of or maybe someone is writing one as I post this blog. If you know of current songs that fit the mold, please post a link in the comment section.

Welcome To Loftr Playlists!

Liftr Becomes Loftr

Liftr Playlists, creators of the successful Spotify playlist, THE VIBE, has transitioned into Loftr Playlists.

^Loftr Playlists, curators of POPSTER, FLOW, CHEMIX, CHRISTIAN CARDIO, CHILLAX, THE DEEP END and WORSHIP, has quickly become a preferred playlister among college students and young adults. ^Loftr founder, Keith Stancil, states “A loft is a gallery or upper level designed for a specific purpose. ^Loftr’s purpose is to curate playlists specifically for college students and young adults while introducing new music to a broader audience. With the plethora of Christian music playlists available, we make it our mission to create an elite selection of playlists set apart from the rest. Believers create some of the best music in the world and our curators are quite adept at finding that music often ignored by Christian radio and the major label/industry gate keepers. Our followers enjoy a mix of both Christian and mainstream music created by Believers”

Listeners who enjoy The Oh Hellos, Judah & The Lion, The Gray Havens, John Mark McMillan and Josh Garrels will certainly feel at home and enjoy discovering other similar artists with ^Loftr Playlists  

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