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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!


Acoustic songs and drive-in concerts!

Today our stories for Artist Newsday were about Dan Bremnes‘ new acoustic album – read the story from by clicking here.

We also shared news about Casting Crowns joining hands (not literally) with other artists for a drive-in tour. Read more here!

There’s a light you don’t notice
Until you’re standing in the dark
And there’s a strength that’s growing
Inside your shattered heart

The answer? Tauren Wells – God’s Not Done with You…congratulations to Bonnie of Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the Pat Barrett CD from our CD Prize Grab Stack!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Alyssa

Stevenson, Speed and Switchfoot!

Here are today’s Artist News headlines from our friends at

Last week, Gotee Records’ Ryan Stevenson released his new studio album, Wildest Dreams.  The first radio single, “Amadeo (Still My God)” is currently in the NZ Top 10.

“These songs are a collection of deep prayers, brokenness, joy, victory, celebration, defeat, pain, grief and reflection,” shares Ryan about Wildest Dreams. “It makes me feel so many things, most importantly, it moves my heart closer to Jesus! I pray it does the same for you and I’m so excited to share it.”

Wildest Dreams hopefully inspires the listener to move to a place of trust and dependence on God.

GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winning band MercyMe performed the National Anthem to kick off the Indycar Genesys 300 race this past Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. The band pre-recorded the anthem to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. 

MercyMe recently released their latest single, “Hurry Up And Wait,” in follow-up to their 48th #1 song “Almost Home,” which held the top spot on Billboard’s Christian charts for a combined total of 17 weeks.

Currently in the studio, the band plans to release a new full-length project later this year or early 2021.

After announcing on April 3rd that the 16th Annual BRO-AM event in San Diego wouldn’t be happening, Switchfoot has figured out a way to keep the festivities alive via an online event! The June 27th event that also features NEEDTOBREATHE, Colony House, and Judah and the Lion!

Dear Friends!

Every year in June, we gather together at our local beach to lift our voices in support of at-risk youth within our community. We’ve been doing this together for 15 years, raising more than 1.5 million dollars in support of these incredible kids. 

This year, since we can’t safely have a concert with thousands of people on the beach, we’re taking the show online! This isn’t just any old Instagram or Facebook live stream, no… We’re going BIG! We’ll have a full stage, lights, live chat and more!

Join us June 27th at 5PM PST on as we come together (digitally) in support of at-risk kids in both our local San Diego and National Communities! Can’t make it at 5PM on the dot? No problem! The stream will be accessible until the end of the month. You can tune in live, or catch it with your morning coffee the next day! 

We started the BRO-AM 16 years ago with one goal: to give back to the next generation. This year, the needs within our community and country are greater than ever.

All net proceeds of your BRO-AM streaming ticket will bring immediate, much needed relief and support to six amazing organizations:

Feeding America
A Step Beyond
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Feeding San Diego
Monarch Schools &
VH1 Save The Music

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?

The answer? Switchfoot – Dare You To Move. Congratulations to Mandy from Fredericktown who guessed correctly and wins Pat Barrett’s self-titled CD!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

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