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Third Day Scheduled To Perform On The Tonight Show On July 29

Having recently graced the cover of the June 7 edition of Billboard Magazine, Atlanta based rock band, Third Day, has been confirmed for a performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, July 29, the street date of its highly anticipated tenth studio album Revelation. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35 CT.

In addition, the band maintains its No. 1 position for the fifth consecutive week on the R&R Christian AC Monitored chart, the R&R Christian CHR and Christian Radio Weekly (CRW) AC charts this week. In addition, “Call My Name,” the first single from the band’s July 29 Revelation project, is nearing 25 million weekly impressions, according to the CRW radio-impressions chart. The single debuted at radio on April 4.

Following the release of Revelation, the band will hit the road for summer festival appearances and the highly anticipated Music Builds Tour with Switchfoot, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Jars of Clay. (Please visit www.musicbuildstour.com for updated information.

Leeland Sends Over “Brighter Days” To Be Used On New Episode Of Lifetime Channel’s Army Wives

Dove Award-nominated, progressive rock band Leeland’s song “Brighter Days” will be used in this Sunday’s (June 22) episode of Army Wives, on the Lifetime Television Network. The program will air at 10pm ET (9pm CT). “Brighter Days” is from the five member-band’s sophomore project Opposite Way, which released on February 26, 2008 (Essential Records). Army Wives is one of Lifetime TV’s most popular shows, and according to NielsenMedia.com, Army Wives was the second-highest viewed Cable TV Program for the week of June 9, 2008, with 4,196,000 viewers. Currently in its second season, Army Wives tells the story of a woman who is married to a soldier and moves her family onto an Army base, where she becomes friends with other women whose husbands are in the military. “Brighter Days” will also be promoted on the show’s music webpage, http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/army-wives/army-wives-music-guide.

Music Supervisor for Army Wives, Frankie Pine, of Whirly Girls, shares, “We thought the use of “Brighter Days” in this episode of Army Wives was moving, and was the perfect fit for what we were looking for.”

The Baytown, Texas-based band has had its hands full since the release of its debut album, including collecting a 2007 GRAMMY Award nomination in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category; non-stop touring across North America and even Japan, including a series of major festival appearances, headlining shows and opening for Casting Crowns on the entire Fall 2007 through Spring 2008 “The Altar and the Door” arena tour; four band Dove Award nominations (38th Annual) in categories as diverse as New Artist of the Year, Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (“Sound of Melodies”), Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year (Sound of Melodies) and Praise and Worship Album of the Year (Sound of Melodies). Leeland and Jack Mooring (Leeland’s brother) received two additional Dove Award nominations each, as songwriters, in the Worship Song category for “Yes You Have,” and the Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song category for “Sound of Melodies.”

Leeland is: Leeland Mooring (lead vocals, guitar); Jack Mooring (keyboard, background vocals); Jake Holtz (bass); Mike Smith (drums); and Matt Campbell (lead guitar).

For additional information on Leeland, visit www.leelandonline.com.

Get Ready For The Lost Boys Again!

Bloodsuckers and rock fans rejoice! There’s a new soundtrack for your hot, sweaty summer.

A 1987 cult hit, The Lost Boys’ soundtrack is arguably one of the most beloved movie soundtracks of the last 20 years. Armed with great, eerie songs that fit perfectly opposite the little film with a big bite, the soundtrack to the much anticipated sequel, Lost Boys: The Tribe, delivers just the same.

Helping to create a soundtrack worthy of it’s well-respected predecessor, the Lost Boys: The Tribe soundtrack includes AIDEN covering the classic anthem “Cry Little Sister” while THE VON BONDIES offer up “Only To Haunt You,” a never-before heard cut from their new album Love Hate And Then There’s You. Others include Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode fame, as well as the revamped Blind Melon.

Previously unreleased tracks include Aiden’s cover of “Cry Little Sister,” as well as Seether’s live acoustic rendition of “Burrito” and G.Love & Special Sauce’s “Long Way Down,” and The Von Bondies’ “Only To Haunt You.”

Says Aiden singer wiL Francis: “When we were approached to be a part of the new Lost Boys movie I was beside myself. Being such a fan of the original I could hardly set my excitement aside. This is a great opportunity for us to pay homage and be a part of something spectacular.”

Artists’ Addiction Records is a leader in the horror soundtrack genre, releasing the popular SAW 1-4 Soundtrack CD’s. Says AAR President Jonathan Miller: “I’m really excited to be a part of this project. I grew up with the original movie so to be involved with the second installment is amazing. We are all thrilled with the music that has been selected for the soundtrack and movie.”

Set in the shady surf city of Luna Bay, California, Lost Boys: The Tribe takes us to a world where vampires roam the night and feed on anyone who crosses their path. Into this dark world arrive Chris Emerson (Tad Hilgenbrink) and his younger sister, Nicole (Autumn Reeser). Having just lost their parents in a car accident, the siblings move in with their eccentric Aunt Jillian and become new prey for the locals’ way of life. When Nicole unwittingly falls for a local vampire, Chris must locate and destroy the gang’s lifeline before his sister’s transformation is complete; to do this Chris finds himself relying on the expertise of none other than Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman). With subtle references to characters from the original film, and cameos from returning actors, Lost Boys: The Tribe offers a homage to the Lost Boys legend while creating a sinister tone of impending doom.

ABOUT ARTISTS’ ADDICTION RECORDS

Artists’ Addiction Records, formed in 2005 by Principal Jonathan Scott Miller, encompasses Artists’ Addiction Music Publishing, and Stop! Go music supervision. The multifaceted company’s mission is to bring consumers and clients the finest in branded entertainment and music supervision. This includes soundtracks to contemporary films and television shows, album releases from known artists and music supervision of various high profile films, television and commercials. Past projects include STOMP THE YARD, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, SAW, SAW 3, SAW 4, and CHARMED.

The Lost Boys: The Tribe soundtrack will be available in stores, at ITUNES and at www.artistsaddictionrecords.com on July 22.

LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

1. “Cry Little Sister (Theme from THE LOST BOYS)” – Aiden

2. “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast” – Airbourne

3. “Don’t Speak (I Came To Make A Bang)” – Eagles of Death Metal

4. “Summertime” – Yeah Whatever

5. “Burrito” (Live Acoustic) – Seether

6. “Kingdom” – Dave Gahan

7. “Long Way Down” – G. Love & Special Sauce

8. “Wish You Were Here” – PJ & The Chile Rellenos

9. “In My Blood” – Starsailor

10. “Only To Haunt You” – The Von Bondies

11. “For My Friends” – Blind Melon

12. “Knuckles” – The Hold Steady

13. “Nine Thou (Grant Mohrman Superstars Remix)” – Styles of Beyond

14. “Day Fire” – Hindu Kush

15. “Dizzy” – Jackpot

16. “Suite” – Nathan Barr

Jeremy Camp Slated To Release New Material; Kutless’ Anticipated Album Gets Released; Manifest Beats Out Top 40 Expectations; Capitol Lights Debuts On Tooth And Nail; Hawk Nelson Continues To Hit Toward The Fences Plus More News

Jeremy Camp

It has been two years since the last studio project from 3-time RIAA Gold selling artist and radio darling Jeremy Camp, and now he is recording his fifth album with famed producer Brown Bannister. The album is titled “Speaking Louder Than Before,” and Jeremy is already taking one of the songs on the road this summer receiving great crowd response. You can also check out the album trailer at http://www.speakinglouderthanbefore.com Also stay in touch with all the latest happenings as Jeremy and his team have begun blogging on a regular basis at his site. The newly designed website is set to launch in July.

His last studio project, Beyond Measure, produced six back-to-back No. 1 hits, including the 10-week “Let it Fade” on AC radio. Most recently, Jeremy was asked by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association to tape a music video for upcoming conferences. It was a clear choice to do the video for the fan and radio favorite “Let It Fade.” The music video is featured on Jeremy’s website as well as on the media resources page on the BGEA.org site, click here.

Kutless

In ten days, rockers Kutless will release their new studio album, To Know That You’re Alive, on June 24th. This album follows the recent free single download, “The Feeling,” which resulted in more than 22,400 downloads!

To Know That You’re Alive is the band’s fifth full-length album following the hit records that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. The band partnered for the first time with producer Pete Kipley (The Afters, MercyMe, Phil Wickham) for this project. In addition, the album features strings recorded in London at Abbey Road Studios for several songs including the title track. Kutless also recently finished their 30+ acoustic tour this spring. After a summer of key music festivals, Kutless will headline the first ever Creation Festival: The Tour, which will be a rock replica on wheels of the 30-year-old summer festival. For more information on Kutless, visit their site.

Also just off the presses is the July/August HM Magazine that features Kutless on the cover. Check out the issue on newsstands NOW.

Manafest

Chris Greenwood has learned in his seven years under the moniker “Manafest” is that small sparks can ignite wildfires. Following on the heels of the internationally acclaimed Glory, Manafest returns with a new mindset, refreshed style and a powerful arsenal of songs aptly titled, Citizens Activ, releasing June 24th. It has already stirred and international buzz releasing in the Top 10 International Sales amongst Usher, Madonna and Radiohead.

“The record is about people taking action in their own lives. We need to be inspired and active in chasing our dreams”. Coming from humble beginnings Manafest has learned this lesson first hand, dramatically increasing record sales 5x over with the release of Glory. Manafest teamed up again with renowned chameleon producer Adam Messinger (New Kids on the Block, Eva Avila) to bring Citizens Activ to life. “This is definitely my most commercially appealing record”, says Manafest. “On this record you’ll find a mix of pop, rap, rock and gospel flavors.”

Capital Lights

Newly signed to Tooth&Nail Records, Capital Lights is set to make noise on July 8th with their debut, This Is An Outrage. Their debut features songs that ranges from purebred alternative pop to assertive modern rock, wrapped around a topical plane that spans the palette of meaningful, whimsical and satirical. The scalding “Kick It Off” is sure to be a fierce concert classic and “Worth As Much As a Counterfeit Dollar” possesses one of the most contagious choruses in recent memory. “Night of Your Life Is When You Die” is an anthem for anyone who embraces the straight-edge scene, suggesting the party hearty mentality isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

“We’re really big proponents of writing about the experiences we deal with on a day to day basis,” lead vocalist Bryson Phillips verifies of that varied songwriting swath.

Don’t miss out on one of the new “it” band of the summer! Check out their myspace for a sample and a tour date near you. Also just announced that Capital Lights will join the Creation Festival: The Tour this fall! The Tour will feature Kutless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Pillar along with KJ-52, Fireflight, Worth Dying For, Run Kid Run, and Esterlyn. For info.

Hawk Nelson

Hawk Nelson is at the ballpark! Back by popular demand is the Faith Nights feature Hawk Nelson, special guests Run Kid Run and Audio A’s very own Mark Stuart. Check their website for dates at your very own ballpark.

Be sure to catch the band on ESPN2 this Monday, June 16th at the Arizona Rattlers Arena Football game featuring the band doing the coin toss!

Also make sure when you are at your favorite festival this summer to catch the highly popular HawkMART for all the best in Hawk Nelson merchandise.

Swift Scheduled To Perform On Debut Season Of Nashville Star On NBC

NBC’s “Nashville Star” will kick start its first season on NBC with a performance by 2008 ACM Best New Female Vocalist Taylor Swift. Her performance on “Nashville Star” will be part of the show’s two-hour premiere episode that will also feature highlights from the nationwide casting calls and will unveil the Top 12.

Widely hailed as the first bonafide country music star of the MySpace generation, 18-year-old Taylor Swift currently has singles climbing both the country and pop radio charts. At the age of 17, Taylor became the youngest person to single-handedly write and sing a number-one country single entirely on her own (“Our Song” spent 6 consecutive weeks at #1 atop Billboard’s Country Singles Chart), and she is the first female solo artist in country music history to write or co-write every song on a platinum-selling debut CD. At 14, she signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music, and in 2006 released her self-titled debut CD on Big Machine Records. Taylor Swift has reached triple-platinum (3 million sales) status and has spent 18 weeks so far in the #1 position atop Billboard’s Country CD Sales Chart. Taylor is consistently ranked Country’s #1 artist on MySpace, and was named Country Music’s Hottest Female Artist of 2007 by AOL Music and Best New Artist of 2007 by the editors of iTunes.

Taylor was named this year’s Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music, and won 2008 CMT Music Awards for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year. She was recently named Superstar of Tomorrow at the 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards, making her the first musician to ever receive this prestigious award. She is the reigning CMA Horizon Award winner, as well as the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s Songwriter / Artist of the Year. Taylor is featured on the cover of the June, 2008 issue of Seventeen magazine, and has also recently appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Blender, and USA Weekend. Taylor was named one of People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People of 2008, and is featured on Maxim’s current Hot 100 list. She is on tour this year with Rascal Flatts, and has also toured with George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Brad Paisley.

This year, “Nashville Star” the longest running cable reality competition series moves into the spotlight on NBC. With a bigger stage to play, the expectations become higher and the competition tougher as each contestant will turn to the celebrity panel that will not only judge them during the live shows, but will also provide a unique mentoring aspect to the series.

“Nashville Star” is created by Reveille and produced by 495 Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC’s “The Office”), Howard T. Owens (“American Gladiators”), Mark Koops (“The Biggest Loser”) and Sallyann Salsano (“Design Star,” “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila”) serve as executive producers. Jon Small (“Garth Brooks Live in LA”) is a producer.

Artwork and additional information on “Nashville Star” can be found at www.nbc.com or www.nashvillestar.com.

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