Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Lauren Daigle’s new Christmas album, “Behold,” topped the Billboard Christian/Gospel Albums chart this week, buoyed by several radio singles, including the ebullient “Jingle Bells.”
Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Matt Maher has released his Christmas 2016 single, “Glory (Let There Be Peace).” This lovely Christmas song, with its memorable chorus and that gospel choir in the background, is one of the highlights of this year’s batch of Christmas singles.
While JJ Heller’s official single to Christian AC is “Christmas is Here,” I found myself drawn to the sweet comfort of Heller’s take on “Winter Wonderland” from her new holiday collection, “Unto Us.”
Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Matthew West has released “Unto Us,” the title track of his second full-length studio holiday album. Matthew has consistently been making great music, and this track is a fine addition to the discography of one of modern-day Contemporary Christian music’s finest male singers.
Contemporary Christian rock group Skillet has released the openly worshipful “Stars” as the second single from its new album “Unleashed.” One of the band’s most unabashedly Christian-leaning tracks, Christian AC and Christian CHR will surely respond to “Stars” positively.
Praise and worship group Hillsong Worship has released its new single, “What a Beautiful Name,” to Soft AC/Inspo radio. With lead vocals from Brooke Fraser-Ligertwood, this worship anthem is one of Hillsong’s most anointed carrier singles in recent memory.
Contemporary Christian pop/rock band 7eventh Time Down has released “Lean On” as the latest single off its groundbreaking album, “God is On the Move.” After several uptempo tracks, including the Top 3 title track, the band is slowing things down with this radio-friendly Christian rock ballad.
Contemporary Christian superstar Chris Tomlin has released “Impossible Things,” off his new album, “Never Lose Sight.” The song features fellow Christian singer Danny Gokey, and these two gentlemen have crafted an irresistible pop song that is absolutely delightful in every way.
Dove-nominated gospel singer Todd Dulaney has released “Victory Belongs to Jesus” as the new single from his new album, “A Worshipper’s Heart.” Easily singable, with an unforgettable melody and that incredible set of backup vocalists, “Victory Belongs to Jesus” is a Top 10 hit waiting to happen. Absolutely gorgeous.
Last year, gospel superstar Tasha Cobbs released “Put a Praise on It” from her worship recording, “One Place Live.” Why am I featuring this only now? Well, admittedly, I don’t cover gospel quite the way I do Contemporary Christian AC, and so, I missed out on this one, but having said that, it’s never too late to stumble into an anointed worship song, and this one is 100% Spirit-filled.