• Kurt Kaiser passed away on Monday. He wrote 300 songs, including “Pass it On” and “Oh, How He Loves You and Me.” He also helped launch Word Music, a long-running powerhouse in the Christian Music industry.
  • Darlene Zschech released a memoir, The Golden Thread, recounting her 2013 battle with cancer. Zschech wrote the popular ’90s worship song “Shout to the Lord.”
  • The documentary Russ Taff: I Still Believe played in over 700 movie theaters in a limited October 30 release. It recounts the career of Russ Taff and his battle with alcoholism. Taff is a solo artist and former member of The Imperials and the Gaither Vocal Band.

New Releases


  • Casting Crowns: Only Jesus
  • Kristin Scott Benson (with Wayne Benson): O Holy Night (Single)
  • Love & the Outcome: These Are the Days (Deluxe)
  • Marc Martel: Christmastime Is Here EP
  • NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Vol. 1
  • Reach City Worship: Nothing Else Matters Vol. 1
  • Shane & Shane: A Worship Initiative Christmas

Earlier This Month

  • Gold City: Hope For the Journey (Nov. 2)
  • Russ Taff: Believe (Nov. 2)

Next Friday

  • Brian Free & Assurance: Christmas
  • The Nelons: A Winter Carol
  • Unspoken: Just Call Me Jesus EP

#1 On the Charts

  • CCM (Billboard): “You Say” (Lauren Daigle)
  • CCM streaming (Billboard): “You Say” (Lauren Daigle)
  • CCM streaming (Spotify): “Rescue” (Lauren Daigle)
  • Southern Gospel radio (Singing News): “Rolled Back Stone” (Greater Vision)
  • Amazon sales: Look Up Child (Lauren Daigle)

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