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Christi’s JUCE TV Music News: Joel Smallbone Stars in Film with Billy Ray Cyrus, New Leeland Worship EP, & more!


PI Girls, our blogger Christi Given is here sharing the latest in Christian music news and culture! Christi is a host on JUCE TV with the Trinity Broadcasting Network (itbn.org) and has an online show called JUCE TV NEWS (youtube.com/JCTV). The show is broadcast on social media for the network. Join in the fun and get the latest JUCE news right here! @ChristiGiven @JUCETV_Network




Missed last month’s JUCE TV NEWS episode? Click here.


Francesca Battistelli has a new album out called If We’re Honest and it was released on April 22, 2014. I love her new single out called “He Knows My Name.” Watch the video below about the meaning behind the song! In a recent interview, she said:

If we could really live believing … and trusting God with our futures and our lives knowing that He cares more than we do … we all live much fuller lives like He’s called us to … For the most part I’ve always tried to live within that scope.” –Klove.com

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Battistelli is nominated for Female Artist of the Year for the K-LOVE Fan Awards. Go to klove.com/music/artists/francesca-battistelli/ for more info on the interview with Francesca. You can go to her website to find out more about her music and ministry at francescamusic.com

Video about the meaning behind the song “He Knows My Name”:




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Next in music news: Leeland, one of my all-time favorite worship bands, released an acoustic worship EP called Christ Be All Around Me on June 10, 2014. Click here for the iTunes link.



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There is a new film called Like a Country Song, starring Joel Smallbone of the band for KING & COUNTRY. Many of you may remember him from a Project Inspired Live Chat. (Click here to watch the chat.) The film also stars Billy Ray Cyrus (country singer, actor and father of Miley Cyrus), Jennifer Taylor, and more!

Like the film’s Facebook page here.


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Finally, Hillsong Church released their annual worship album, entitled No Other Name. The purpose behind the album is to share that there is no other name above the name of Jesus. Amen? The name of Jesus Christ has power and authority! The worship songs include those of the apostles’ creed, and there is a song that is a revised version of “Amazing Grace” (one of my favorites). Make sure to check it out now on iTunes or in your local Christian bookstore. The album is based on the scripture in Philippians 2:9-11:


Therefore God exalted him to the highest place

and gave him the name that is above every name,

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.


PI Girls, what is your favorite music news story this month? Do you watch JUCE TV?

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  1. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on July 25, 2014 at 08:30

    Thanks for sharing! I saw Rock The Island music festival and saw Francesca Batistelli perform and Lecrae did also! There were many others too. I have Francesca’s new CD and I really like all of the songs. My favorites are probably Unusual and If We’re Honest.