This week on the show we are joined by Jacob Olds (aka Crouton), drummer and vocalist for Family Force 5. We are going to talk tours, the new album III, and what he thinks about people questioning the band’s faith. Don’t miss this one it will be one for the records.

You have a shot at winning a copy of III as well as an issue of HM Magazine.


Also, don’t forget that we are doing our Kickstarter campaign to replace equipment around the studio. We already hit our goal so we will for sure be able to replace our computer, but we would love to be able to make the show sound better with other equipment replacements.

Click HERE if you want to pledge and help us out.   : )

We still have lots of cool thank you awards for supporting the show including

  • Shout outs during the show
  • Digital HM Magazine subscriptions
  • CD’s
  • On-air sponsorships
  • A personal phone call from one of the following bands: I Am Empire, Hyland, Silverline, Southbound Fearing, Shonlock, Eleventyseven, Philmont, Family Force 5, Living Sacrifice, Ilia, Worth Dying For, House Of Heroes, Ashes Remain, Hawk Nelson, or High Flight Society.

Live In Concert
By Manafest

White, Canadian, skater dude doesn’t sound like your typical rap artist, but Manafest has a way of making it look easy. Now since he has donned the rock and roll frontman hat he has made it look good too. Manafest’s The Chase has turned heads like never before and now he is bringing his live concert experience to CD and DVD in this cool combo pack.

Mannafest’s Live In Concert is fun to listen to or watch on your TV at home, featuring mostly songs from The Chase it also features more classic tunes like “4-3-2-1,” “Bounce,” and “Impossible.” With the full band he even ads more rock flair to songs that started off as hip-hop. I do wish that “Skills” had been part of the set list, but hey nothing is completely perfect. … >>>Full Review

New releases for October 18
Click on any cover to purchase or preview an album.

(All albums purchased through these amazon.com links help support the work of The Christian Rock 20.)

Close Your Eyes
Empty Hands And Heavy Hearts
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Mercy Screams
Broken Mirrors
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We The Gathered
Believer
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