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Is it time to talk Christmas?

It’s Artist Newsday and both Sidewalk Prophets and for King and Country made huge announcements over the weekend.

Yesterday, Sidewalk Prophets announced their “Great Big Family Christmas” tour. It is a tour about making Christmas memories. The tour will feature some of Sidewalk Prophets’ hit songs as well as some of their own personal Christmas favorites. The tour will also have different goodies for the guests.  

One of their stops along the way will be in Ashland on December 4th.

Tickets are on sale now! For more information, go to

For King and Country released their new single “For God Is With Us” this past Friday. Along with the release of the song, the duo also put out the song’s music video on YouTube. The video places Joel and Luke Smallbone in an array of locations, from valleys to cityscapes, driving home that God is with us no matter the time or place.

The two brothers shared in a statement: “This song speaks to all circumstances. No matter hardship or great delight, we can all take great comfort in God being with us.”

The song’s release follows the news that For King and Country are among the leaders of the 2021 Dove Award nominations as the duo has been nominated seven times (Artist of the Year, Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, Christmas/Special Event Album, Recorded Music Packaging, and Long Form Video). The 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will air exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network Friday, October 22.

These articles along with more news in the Christian industry can be found at

My rock my shield my firm foundation
I know I will not be shaken
You remind me
Where my help comes from

Congratulations to Bonnie of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing the artist and title for this week’s song – Truth I’m Standing On from Leanna Crawford! She wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!

— Jonathon & Dylan

New Day New Music

Today we talked about a new song coming from for King and Country and some music that just came out from NEEDTOBREATHE. Word Entertainment recording artist for King and Country will unveil their brand new single “Relate,” available everywhere on Friday, August 6. The official music video for “Relate” will also premiere on August 6. To read this article click HERE.

GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE have released their anxiously awaited new studio album, Into The Mystery. The album was available physically and digitally via Elektra Records starting on Friday July 30th. For as intimate as the recording process was, the band filmed every minute of it for an upcoming documentary entitled, Into The Mystery and will release it this Fall following the band’s upcoming tour. Watch the film’s trailer HERE. Click HERE to read more.

If you’re lookin’ for hope tonight, raise your hand
If you feelin’ alone and don’t understand
If you’re fightin’ in the fight of your life, then stand
We’re gonna make it through this hand-in-hand

This weeks lyrics were a stumper so we will bring it back next week!

Thanks for listening

– Kelsi and Alyssa

New Music is Here!

Today for Artist news day we talked about Riley Clemmons and Casting Crowns! Riley Clemmons just released her second album called “Godsend” which we are super excited to give it a listen. To read more about this new album click HERE. Going with the new music trend Casting Crowns just released a new single called “Scars In Heaven” from their upcoming album. Learn more about this song and their upcoming album HERE. We love when artists release new music!

The weight of the world is getting heavier now

Feels like its far too much to carry around

And each and every little time that you fall starts

Looking like the end of it all

This weeks lyrics were a stumper so we will bring it back next week!

Thanks for listening

-Kelsi and Alyssa

Toby Mac and the We Love Music Awards

First up, the We Love Music Awards are tonight! Check them out and get more info here:

One of WNZR’s favorite artists is finally back after a hard season in his life. Check out the latest single from Toby Mac and be sure to watch the music video!’HelpisontheWayMaybeMidnight.asp

Finally a big congratulations to Sherrisa from Howard. She correctly guessed our song for Song Poetry! This week we featured There was Jesus by Zach Williams and Dolly Parton

Thanks for listening
–Todd McKinley

New Music and Tour Announcements!

Lexie & Alyssa excitedly bring you new artist news this week for Artist Newsday Game-Time Tuesday!

There’s new music from Cade Thompson! He has penned a honest and tender-hearted love song titled “Dear Future Wife”.  Check out the full story HERE.

You can also watch that video right HERE!

Kari Jobe has announced a new tour! Jobe has announced The Blessing USA Tour. Named after Jobe’s GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning hit! Check out the full story HERE!

If you’re interested in tickets, you can get more information HERE.

If I could talk to myself eight years ago
Seeing what I’ve seen knowing what I know
I would tell that quiet kid
There’ll be days ahead
When it doesn’t make sense
I would tell him he can trust Your hand
‘Cause now I gotta picture of the greater plan

This week’s song poetry lyrics were a stumper! listen next week for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for listening to The Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Alyssa

Gobble Gobble, Drummer Boy, It’s Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

This week on Artist Newsday, we talk about some silly songs and some drive-in tours!

Matthew West shares a Thanksgiving tune and music video featuring his family that you do not want to miss this holiday season! Read the full story HERE! And make sure you watch the brand new music video to his song Gobble Gobble!

for KING & COUNTRY is embarking on A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour! Read all about it right HERE.

This is for the second chance

This is for the new romance

Sing it for the loved in vain

Overcame, it’s not too late

Song: Together

Artist: For King & Country with Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin.

Congratulations to Sherissa for guessing correctly and winning a five dollar gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thank you so much for tuning in to The Afternoon Drive! -Lexie

New Albums & Music Videos! Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

Today on Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday Alyssa and Lexie share stories about NEEDTOBREATHE & Selah!

GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE has released an official music video for “Banks”. Check out the full story HERE. The Music Video is also right HERE!

 On the heels of winning their 9th and 10th career GMA Dove Awards, Selah releases their new album, Step Into My Story! Read the full story HERE.

It’s so like You to keep pursuing
It’s so like me to go astray,
But You guard my heart with Your truth
The kind of love that’s bullet proof
And I surrender to Your kindness

Song: Known

Artist: Tauren Wells

Congratulations to Lauren of Howard for correctly guessing this stumper and getting two $5 gift certificates to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks so much for listening to The Afternoon Drive! -Lexie & Alyssa

The 51st Annual Dove Awards: Artist News Day Game Time Tuesday!

Today on the Afternoon Drive we shared all about The 51st Annual Dove Awards! We also shared about Tauren Wells, who released a new single!

Check out the stories HERE & HERE!

We had a stumper! So we will be bringing this back for the next Game Time Tuesday:

It’s so like You to keep pursuing
It’s so like me to go astray,
But You guard my heart with Your truth
The kind of love that’s bullet proof
And I surrender to Your kindness

Thanks so much for tuning into the Afternoon Drive! -Lexie

Lauren Daigle & TOBYMAC news on Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

Lexie shares some exciting news for this Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

Awakening Events announced today the return of the annual TOBYMAC Hits Deep Tour. Read all about it HERE

Multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle is closing out an already record-breaking year with an American Music Award nomination. Read the rest of the story HERE

You’re not threatened by the war. You’re not shaken by the storm

I know You’re in control

Even in our suffering. Even when it can’t be seen

I know You’re in Control

Song: Look Up Child

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Thank you for tuning into the Afternoon Drive!


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