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Point of Grace serenades season with 'Sing Noël' Oct. 20
Group partners with LifeWay Worship for new Christmas set
"Sing Noël," the anticipated, new recording from Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Point of Grace, bows Oct. 20. Heralded for multiple classic Christmas recordings spanning a storied career, "Sing Noël" is Point of Grace's fifth seasonal set and their LifeWay Worship debut.
Featuring 10 new arrangements of beloved carols and Christmas favorites, the project was produced by Kent Hooper and Phillip Keveren. Opening with a bright, modern rendition of "Angels From the Realms of Glory," which showcases the group's signature harmonies, additional highlights of "Sing Noël" include a "Mary Did You Know?" and "What Child Is This?" medley; the bluegrass-tinged hymn "See Amid the Winter's Snow;" and the worshipful "Fear Not," among others. 
"It has been several years since we have recorded a Christmas project, and this one is really special," said Point of Grace's Shelley Breen. "It has a central focus on the carols of Christmas. It was so fun to sit around together in the beginning stages of the record with our old Baptist hymnals and realize just how many classic carols we had not recorded. Our producers and LifeWay Worship were amazing in helping us find our own 'spin' on these songs. I feel like the spirit of the season was captured perfectly! Now, we can't wait for our amazingly loyal fans to share in our excitement." 
For more than 20 years, Point of Grace's soaring melodies and rich harmonies have helped define the sound of contemporary Christian music. The seminal group has sold more than 8 million units; garnered two platinum records, three Grammy nominations, 27 No. 1 singles and numerous Dove Awards. With a discography including 10 best-selling studio recordings and four Christmas albums, Point of Grace is known for such Christian radio standards as "I'll Be Believing," "Keep the Candle Burning," "Circle of Friends" and "Jesus Will Still Be There."
Comprised of Breen, Denise Jones and Leigh Cappillino, the group founded the groundbreaking "Girls of Grace" conference and has authored multiple books. Point of Grace regularly appears on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage, and they have been featured on "The View," as well as in the pages of TIME and Ladies' Home Journal, among other top media. 
"Sing Noël" will be available exclusively at LifeWay Christian Stores around the country, as well as on LifeWay.com and iTunes. For further information, visit pointofgrace.net, lifeway.com or turningpointpr.com. Follow Point of Grace on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Bryan & Katie Torwalt announce 'Christmas' EP
Jesus Culture worship leaders, Bryan & Katie Torwalt announced their new "Christmas" EP is available for the upcoming holiday season. The four-song EP features three classic Christmas songs along with a revisited song, "Emmanuel (God With Us Forever)," from the 2016 project "Champion."
Click HERE to purchase the "Christmas" EP.
"We ended up binge listening to Christmas music pretty much the whole month of June this year as we selected what songs to go on the EP," Bryan & Katie said about their new holiday album. "We love Christmas music so much that it was really hard to narrow it down. In the end, we went with some classics that make us smile every time we hear them, and we loved getting to sing them. We kept the songs in that classic '50s and '60s sound with lots of strings, choir, upright bass and Christmas bells. We wanted to create Christmas music that we would want to listen to, a sound that reminded us of everything we love about Christmas." 
Bryan and Katie are worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to see lives changed through encounters with the presence of God. And it is no different with their new holiday album. 
"The beautiful thing about Christmas time is that everything points to God and his kingdom," they explained. "The birth of Jesus is at the center, and it's incredible how our awareness of him increases during the Christmas season, but even the acts of kindness and generosity, or emphasis on family are all in the heart of God. We hope our music brings joy in moments when people need it, and that people would become more aware of God, who is relentlessly good in the middle of it all."
Bryan and Katie joined with the Jesus Culture Music label in the fall of 2010 as they began working on the debut album, "Here on Earth." As they brought pen to paper, they had no idea they were crafting one of the biggest worship anthems of this decade. The song "Holy Spirit" has since gone on to win a Grammy for best Christian song of the year, and it continues to be a staple in worship sets around the world. Their second album, "Kingdom Come," is full of songs of faith and praise. In 2016 they released "Champion," an album they penned in a season dealing with fear and anxiety celebrating God's victory. "Champion" debuted well on the Billboard charts, landing at No. 19 on the top albums chart and No. 12 on the top digital albums chart. 

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