LOS ANGELES (January 12, 2015) – Maranatha! Music’s best-selling Top 25 series is back with the epic annual collection, ‘Top 25 Praise Songs 2015 Edition.’ The double-disc set showcasing the top worship songs being sung in churches across America in 2014-2015, as determined by CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International), is available in stores and online now.
“Maranatha! Music is passionate about connecting the song of faith with today’s church,” said Maranatha! Music President Randy Alward. “Our prayer is this project will help equip worship leaders, music ministers and worship teams to lead their church community in worship.”
The 25 songs on this collection are all-new recordings performed in a contemporary congregational worship style by three of the most recognizable churches across the country. Day One Worship from First Baptist Dallas, Christ For The Nations Music, World Outreach Church, and CH Worship from Chilhowee Hills Church in Knoxville, Tenn. all lend their voices and talent to bring together this remarkable recording of praise songs.
The Top 25 series has sold nearly two million copies and has become a staple as an enduring, timeless brand of worship music for the church. Count on the most powerful, popular worship songs of the year on ‘Top 25 Praise Songs 2015 Edition.’
‘Top 25 Praise Songs 2015 Edition’ Track listing:
Our God, Peformed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails), Performed by Christ For The Nations
Forever Reign, Performed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
Cornerstone, Performed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies), Performed by World Outreach Church
Great I Am, Performed by Christ For The Nations
Lord I Need You, Performed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
Always, Performed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
Lay Me Down, Performed by Day One Worship
Holy Spirit, Performed by Christ For The Nations
At Your Name, Performed by Day One Worship
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Performed by Day One Worship
Beautiful Things, Performed by World Outreach Church
White Flag, Performed by Day One Worship
Jesus Son of God, Performed by Day One Worship
Waiting Here For You, Performed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
This Is Amazing Grace, Performed by World Outreach Church
Victory In Jesus, Performed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
Crown Him (Majesty), Performed by World Outreach Church
Nothing Is Impossible, Performed by World Outreach Church
All My Fountains, Performed by World Outreach Church
O The Blood, Performed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
More Than Amazing, Performed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
Scandal Of Grace, Performed by Chilhowee Hills Worship
Victor’s Crown, Performed by World Outreach Church
ABOUT MARANATHA! MUSIC:
Since 1971, Maranatha! Music has been creating life-changing music and ministry resources for the body of Christ. The company’s passion for the lost was the driving force behind the development of the best-selling The Invitation CD series featuring Rick Warren, Beth Moore, Kay Warren and John Baker. Not only has the series sold over 2 million copies to date, but thousands of lives have been impacted by the salvation message of Jesus. Maranatha! Music is a pioneer in praise and worship music publishing. Best known for the Invitation Series, Praise Series, Praise Band Series, and Top 25 Series, Maranatha! Music has sold more than 30 million records and changed lives worldwide. For more information on Maranatha! Music, visit www.maranathamusic.com.
ABOUT CHRIST FOR THE NATIONS:
A unique attribute of Christ For The Nations’ recordings includes the involvement of student worship leaders and songwriters, alongside talented veterans. “No Ordinary Love” was produced by Gabe Allred, Randy Adams and Alex MacDougall, and recorded by Randy Adams as well. The project was mastered at Tone and Volume Mastering in Nashville, TN, by Dan Shike (Paul Baloche, Francesca Battistelli, Newsboys). Songs contributed include offerings by members of the worship team, Jesus Culture, Vineyard Records UK, and newcomer Calie Garrett. NO ORDINARY LOVE also features worship leaders Gabe Allred, Jessica Freemen, Kristin Carinhas, Patrick Curry, guest Jeremy Burk, and is a critically acclaimed worship release. Available from cfnmusic.com or itunes!
ABOUT CH WORSHIP:
Intentional worship is the underlying force that drives David Stewart as he leads his choir
and worship team at Chilhowee Hills Church in Knoxville, TN. He says, “Each week we
lead our congregation on a journey, inviting all to express a heart of gratefulness and
repentance through worship. I believe that singing biblical truths draws us one step closer to living them.” A multi-cultural, multi-generational church, Chilhowee Hills strives to impact both the local and global community for Christ, a vision shared by both Stewart and Lead Pastor Mark McKeehan. Both inspire and lead their congregation in several local community and global missions outreaches each year. The music of CH Worship is as diverse as its congregation. They intentionally engage everyone from eight to 80 through their balanced approach to worship. From breathing life into classic hymns to the newest modern worship songs and everything in between, all are a part of CH Worship. No matter your age, race, economic status or life situation, all are invited in to engage in worshiping our Savior. Their most recent original release, Thirsty, is a movement of merging worship and justice for the glory of God. As a worship release with a mission, a portion of the proceeds have been used to build three wells in Africa and are currently creating a village transformation in La Laguna, Guatemala. To find out more about CH Worship or Thirsty, go to www.chworship.com.
ABOUT DAY ONE WORSHIP:
A leading evangelical church in the nation for over a century, First Baptist Dallas has given platform to a new worship team of musicians and songwriters known as Day One Worship. Day One Worship members include Kaleb Moore (lead, guitar, songwriter), Nicolas Costello (worship pastor, lead, keys, songwriter), Mark Schick (electric guitar), Erin Wilson (lead, songwriter), Keith Banks (drums), Emily Burak (violin), Steve Morgan (bass), and Denis Kashoid (keys).