The 31st Kingdom Bound Festival will return to Darien Lake theme park July 26-29 with Kari Jobe, Tenth Avenue North, The Newsboys, Rend Collective, Mac Powell, KB, Britt Nicole, and Danny Gokey. Leading worship this year will be perennial favorites Paul Baloche, Robin Mark and Brothers McClurg.
Seventh Day Slumber will release Found, their 11th studio recording and first release in two years, July 28. "'Found’ came from the heart and hits me every time I perform it,” founding member Joseph Rojas says. “The truth is, I was singing every night on stages all over the country ministering to others, but inside I felt empty. I poured myself out but never filled back up. I was too ashamed to tell my pastors how empty and depressed I was feeling and I ran to things that left me emptier than before. Food became an addiction and I isolated myself in embarrassment of the weight I had gained.” “I came to realize I was so empty because I wasn’t allowing myself to rest in Him,” he continues. “As St. Augustine said, ‘You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.’ When you lose that closeness with God, nothing you have or accomplish will fulfill you. It's the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus that has kept me all these years. From delivering me from a $400 per day cocaine addiction to my present situation, He is faithful!”
Seventh Day Slumber will debut selections from Found during their Summer RockFest headlining tour—also featuring Random Hero and The Protest, among others—as well as this fall’s Small Town America Tour with Manic Drive, Shonlock, and Consumed By Fire.
Chris Tomlin, with special guest Matt Maher announced the Good Good Father tour starting October 13. The tour will include performances of some of the most widely known worship songs in the world, such as How Great Is Our God and Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies], as well as hits from his latest release Never Lose Sight, which debuted at No. 1 last fall on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart. The album features Tomlin's new single, Home, which recently hit No. 1 at Billboard's Christian Airplay, along with the tour's namesake and chart-topping hit, Good Good Father. "It's incredible to see how the song "Good Good Father" has impacted people around the world. Every night as we begin to sing the song, there's no doubt of what it means to so many people," remarks Tomlin.
Singer, songwriter and worship leader Alisa Turner releases her debut, self-titled project August 25. Singing since childhood, the piano has been Turner’s “meeting place” with God, where she lays everything – joy, heartache, pain and hope – at the altar. Her life has not been an easy one, from overcoming years of debilitating illness, to losing her infant son. She takes these experiences and pours them into eloquent, psalm-like piano driven melodies. It’s been an uphill battle, but giving up is not an option for Turner who is following in her worship leader dad’s footsteps. “I think the Lord created me this way, drawn in by the emotion that comes with music,” Turner says. “When I sit down at the piano, He always uses it to draw me back, to awaken the dreamer, and I always leave different than when I came. I leave knowing He sees me, He is with me, He is my hope.”
“Seventeen years ago, I thought I was on the road to a record deal, but that quickly ended… I wasn’t discouraged, it just challenged me to build relationships with people out on the road as an indie artist and I loved it,” says Turner. “Then one day, I changed my prayer from, ‘Lord, please open these doors’ to ‘Lord, whatever doors You open, I’ll go.’ And now, here we are! I’m not only thankful to be part of the Integrity family as an artist, but also just as a girl whose been through some tough stuff… to be surrounded by people who welcomed me in, walked with me in the writing of this record, and just encouraged me to be myself. I am overwhelmed with gratitude.”