WOW Hits 2013 Includes Over 30 Christian Artists & Hit Songs; Features 19 #1 Radio Songs; Deluxe Edition Boasts 39 Songs On 2 CDs Available September 25th
(Nashville, Tenn.) September 17, 2012 EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group, and Word
Entertainment announce the September 25th release of WOW Hits 2013. With 19 #1s, 4 top 5, and 3 top 10 Christian radio songs, WOW Hits 2013 marks the 18th two-disc release and the third WOW Hits Deluxe Edition release of the platinum-selling series that compiles the best songs from Christian radio at an incredible value for the consumer. The entire WOW branded series (Hits, Worship, Gospel, and specialty releases) tops 28 MILLION units in sales.
Featuring 30 songs on two CDs, the WOW Hits 2013 compilation provides Christian music fans hit songs from today’s top Christian artists including Building 429’s “Where I Belong,” Casting Crowns’ “Courageous,” Matt Redman’s “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord),” TobyMac’s “Me Without You,” Sidewalk Prophets’ “Live Like That,” Group 1 Crew’s “He Said” (feat. Chris August), Britt Nicole’s “All This Time,” for KING & COUNTRY’s “Busted Heart (Hold On To Me),” and Tenth Avenue North’s “Strong Enough To Save.”
This year’s WOW Hits 2013 Deluxe Edition features 6 more hits, with 2 additional #1 radio songs, including Big Daddy Weave’s “Love Come To Life” and Mat Kearney’s “Down.”
Both versions also include 3 bonus tracks from up and coming radio artists, making this year’s edition among the biggest WOW collections ever with WOW Hits 2013 containing a total of 33 tracks and the WOW Hits 2013 Deluxe Edition boasting 39 tracks.
Marketing efforts include prime retail positioning throughout the holiday season at all Christian, mainstream and digital retail outlets, radio promotions, and a strong online presence including ad buys at Christian music sites, Facebook, YouTube, and Google. WOW Hits 2013 will be a major traffic driver for retail during the crucial Christmas shopping season.
WOW Hits 2013 Track Listing
Disc 1
1. Courageous – Casting Crowns
2. 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) – Matt Redman
3. Overcome – Jeremy Camp
4. Blessings – Laura Story
5. My Hope Is In You – Aaron Shust
6. I Lift My Hands – Chris Tomlin
7. The Hurt & The Healer – MercyMe
8. Forgiveness – Matthew West
9. We Are – Kari Jobe
10. Live Like That – Sidewalk Prophets
11. Fall Apart – Josh Wilson
12. Angel By Your Side – Francesca Battistelli
13. Trust In Jesus – Third Day
14. Do Everything – Steven Curtis Chapman
15. Someone Worth Dying For – MIKESCHAIR
16. BONUS: Only A Mountain – Jason Castro

Deluxe Edition Only:
17. Love Come To Life – Big Daddy Weave
18. Carry Me To The Cross – Kutless
19. Free – Dara Maclean
Disc 2
1. God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion) – Newsboys
2. Me Without You – TobyMac
3. Where I Belong – Building 429
4. All This Time – Britt Nicole
5. Lift Me Up – The Afters
6. Busted Heart (Hold On To Me) – for KING & COUNTRY
7. Hold Me – Jamie Grace (feat. TobyMac)
8. Strong Enough To Save – Tenth Avenue North
9. He Said – Group 1 Crew (feat. Chris August)
10. Center Of It – Chris August
11. Good Morning – Mandisa (feat. TobyMac)
12. One Day Too Late – Skillet
13. The Redeemer – Sanctus Real
14. The Light In Me – Brandon Heath
15. Make A Move – Royal Tailor
16. BONUS: Banner of Love – Luminate
17. BONUS: When Mercy Found Me – Rhett Walker Band

Deluxe Edition Only:
18. Let Me Feel You Shine – David Crowder*Band
19. Down – Mat Kearney
20. Feel It In Your Heart – Abandon


Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.


Full Feature
Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


Photo by Ashley Osborn

Full Feature
Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.


Photo by Alex Krauss

Full Feature
All Features