New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Rick Hoganson Media Relations)
Incorporated in 1987, Integrity Music
is celebrating 25 years of music and ministry with a landmark anniversary double-CD and bonus DVD, 25 Songs That Changed The Way We Worship, which released last week. Joining in the celebration is CCM Digital
Magazine, whose Integrity Music
July cover features Darlene Zschech, Paul Baloche, Israel
Houghton and Lincoln Brewster (www.ccmmagazine.com). The Gospel Music
Channel's "Songs That Changed The Way We Worship" feature inspired by Integrity Music
also runs later this month (www.watchgmctv.com).
"Integrity was always discovering what was going on in local churches around the world," says "Open the Eyes of My Heart" songwriter Paul Baloche in the CCM cover story. "Their roots and mission were to see what was going on in little churches and expose the rest of the world to different expressions of worship and praise."
is the powerful mechanism behind the songs that have given the church a new language…a broader vocabulary with which to ascribe worth to God," adds CCM editor, Caroline Lusk. "This list of 25 songs is much more than a track listing on an album. Within these songs are stories of redemption, hope and healing."
In music industry trade news, Christian Retailing says on the cover of its current issue that "Integrity Music
has played a significant role in creating new music for the church, not just in the U.S., but internationally." In the issue, Kingsway and Integrity Music
President, C. Ryan Dunham, explains: "If you attend a local church at all, you are probably familiar with an Integrity Music
song. You may not know the songwriter, you may not know the exact song title and you may not even know the artist who recorded the song, but you sang an Integrity song and have seen the impact that a song like 'Open the Eyes of My Heart,' 'Give Thanks' or 'How He Loves' has in your own life, your local congregation or someone you know."
In the current issue of CBA Retailers+Resources, VP of Music
Publishing and Worship Resources, Craig
Dunnagan, is asked, "What do you believe is the key to Integrity's success in the music industry?" He responds, "We've always been committed to taking Truth-filled songs around the world. Now that Integrity is part of the David
C Cook family, that missional focus is even stronger with us providing resources that allow for both the globalization and localization of our music in different countries. Right now, our songs are being sung in numerous languages in over 160 countries and being translated into local dialects as well."
Helping to launch the ministries of Paul Baloche, Israel
Houghton, Lincoln Brewster, John Mark McMillan, Hillsong, Darlene Zschech, Kari Jobe, Don Moen, Ron Kenoly and many more, Integrity's 25 Songs That Changed The Way We Worship features the original songs by the leaders that have helped shape the sound of worship over the last 25 years, including the songs mentioned above and "Shout to the Lord," "Ancient of Days," "Trading My Sorrows," "Revelation Song" and 18 more.
In addition to the 25-song double-CD and special, 25-year anniversary edition packaging, the compilation's bonus DVD features 17 videos, including three Spanish-language songs and a "25 Years of Worship" interview segment with Paul Baloche, Israel
Packiam, Rita Springer, Elias
Dummer (The City Harmonic), Travis
Jordan (All Sons & Daughters), Joth Hunt (Planetshakers), C. Ryan Dunham, Craig
Dunnagan, and John Paculabo (Managing Director
of Global Song Development), all sharing how they have been impacted by these songs.
For the 25th Anniversary, Integrity Music
is also offering THE ANNIVERSARY BUNDLE - five re-releases featuring the original, vintage covers of best-selling, fan favorite titles for the past 25 years: Don Moen's Give Thanks, Ron Kenoly's Lift Him Up, Hillsong's Shout To The Lord, Robin
Mark's Revival In Belfast and Israel
& New Breed's New Season.
About Integrity Music:
Kingsway and Integrity Music
compose the music division of David
C Cook, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kingsway and Integrity Music's resources are distributed in more than 160 countries and sold worldwide. Additional information can be found at http://kingswayworship.com and www.integritymusic.com.