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Top 10 of 2017!

Last week, we reviewed the Top 10 Songs that were on the NZ Top 10 of 2017. This week? Well it’s a little different. We’re talking about the top 10 songs of 2017!
Check them out here!

10. Unfinished – Mandisa
9. Old Church Choir – Zach Williams
8. O Come to the Altar – Elevation Worship
7. Never Been a Moment – Micah Tyler
6. I Have this Hope – Tenth Avenue North
5. Oh My Soul – Casting Crowns
4. What a Beautiful Name – Hillsong Worship
3. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac
2. Home – Chris Tomlin
1. Even If – MercyMe

Our Behind the Mic Feature this week was ‘Real Love’ from Blanca!

The Breakout Hit of the week? One of my favorites. Witness from Jordan Feliz!

The NZ Top 10 Back to Back Artist Spotlight shone on one of my ultimate favorite Christian artists today… Lauren Daigle.
Check out ‘Hard Love’ and ‘Come Alive’!

Our 1st Rewind was #1 in 2016… it’s Eye of the Storm from Ryan Stevenson
The 2nd? More Lauren Daigle! “Trust in You’.

One of my favorite new songs of 2017… Rescuer from Rend Collective.

Thanks for listening!
– Lilly

NZ Top 10 5/12

Lets get right to the countdown, shall we?

10. Magnify – We Are Messengers
9. Chain Breaker – Zach Williams
8. Rise – Danny Gokey
7. Never Been a Moment – Micah Tyler
6. Home – Chris Tomlin
4. I Have this Hope – Tenth Avenue North
3. What a Beautiful Name – Hillsong Worship
2. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac
1. Even If – MercyMe

For our Behind the Mic feature, we talked with Blanca about her 2015 hit, ‘Who I Am’.
Check out her interview with NewReleaseToday here!

Our NZ Breakout Hit of the Week came courtesy of Citizen Way!
Check out their new song “Bulletproof” here!

Our NZ Back to Back Artist Spotlight fell on Sidewalk Prophets!
Check out their songs ‘Impossible‘ and ‘Prodigal‘!

NZ Top 10 (1/27)

It’s Friday and you know what that means! The NZ Top 10!!! WOO!

This week’s lineup looked like this…
10. One Sonic Society – Great are You Lord
9. Danny Gokey – Rise
8. Ryan Stevenson – Eye of the Storm
7. Natalie Grant – King of the World 
6. For King and Country – Priceless
5. Hillary Scott – Thy Will
4. Big Daddy Weave – The Lion and the Lamb
3. Chris Tomlin – Jesus
2. Casting Crowns – One Step Away
1. Zach Williams – Chain Breaker

Our behind the mic feature was Francesca Battistelli’s He Knows My Name!
This is one of my favorite songs, and I had the honor of performing it at the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival. It was great to get to share such a strong message with my community, so heck it out here!

Our NZ Breakout Hit of the Week was Phil Wickham’s new song ‘My All in All’
Check out the video here!

Our back-to-back artist feature was Jonny Diaz!  Here’s a link to his website!
Check out Stand for You and More Beautiful You!

We also played new music from Crowder today! Check out his song Forgiven here!

Our NZ Rewinds today were Your Love from Brandon Heath, check that out here, and

The NZ Fan Choice of the Week was Heal our Land! Check it out here!

Our Wendy’s Cougar Trivia question today was: What high school did MVNU Senior Natalie Thomas attend? The answer was Geneva High School.
Congratulations to Susie from Mt. Vernon for guessing correctly!

Our word of the day was shivoo! [shi-voo] It’s a noun and it means a boisterous party or celebration. It’s a slang term, and it originated in Australia at the end of the 19th century.

Thanks for listening! Stay safe and have a great weekend!
– Lilly

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