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Artist Newsday Tuesday!

Today on The Drive Zoe shared some artist news about NEEDTOBREATHE and Dante Bowe.

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling, and chart-topping musician Dante Bowe announces his new self-titled album, out July 21 via his label he co-founded TRUE Music. The project finds Bowe in a new light as he experiments with sounds, blending hip-hop, gospel, r&b, and more. to read more about Dante Bowe and this article you can visit HERE

NEEDTOBREATHE just announced their world tour! NEEDTOBREATHE has announced their Fall “CAVES World Tour,” in support of their upcoming new studio album, CAVES. Within the first couple hours since the announcement, fans actually crashed the band’s web server. The band sent out a follow-up email about the site issue, “Y’all took down The Insiders site with your enthusiasm.”

to read more about NEEDTOBREATHE you can visit HERE

It is also Game Time Tuesday which means we played song poetry. We had a stumper from last week which was “By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North. Congratulations to Linda from Mt. Gilead for winning!

Thanks for listening

-Zoe Bricker 🙂

CAIN and Song Poetry!

CAIN on may 26th just released their new song,

The award-winning sibling trio, comprised of Madison Cain Johnson, Taylor Cain Matz, and Logan Cain, is excited to release new music following the February release of their latest project, Honest Offering

Sharing about “Any More,” which the three wrote along with Jeff Pardo and Matthew West, Madison explains, “We had a songwriter friend tell us, ‘When you try to write a song from the perspective of God, write towards your kids because that’s our closest understanding of the Father’s heart.'”

Taylor adds, “As a new mom, I’m starting to understand the love of God a little bit better. When I look at my daughter Stevie, I don’t need anything in return from her. There’s nothing she could do to change the amount of love that I have for her. The enemy lies to us, tries to tell us that we’ve made too many mistakes, that we’re too far gone, and that God couldn’t love us anymore. We hope when you hear this song, you can sing it victoriously knowing the truth is that God couldn’t love you any more than He does right now.”

To read more you can click HERE

Today was Game Time Tuesday and we played song poetry. This was a stumper so here are the lyrics.

Why are you striving these days?
Why are you trying to earn grace?
Why are you crying?
Let me lift up your face
Just don’t turn away

Thanks for tuning in today!

-Zoe Bricker

The Gold Standard!

Last week, lead singer Darren Mulligan of We Are Messengers celebrated “Maybe It’s Okay” being RIAA Certified GOLD along with members of Curb | Word Entertainment and Proper Management.

Maybe It’s Okay” is a single by Irish worship band We Are Messengers on their second extended-play Honest. Mulligan wrote the song with Jonathan Smith and Bryan Fowler, and it was released as a single on November 9, 2018.[5] 

Darren said this about the song:

“I believe that God works all things together for the good of those that love Him. But I can’t escape the fact that we’re hurting, anxious, disappointed, and afraid. This song is my surrender. By admitting that I need God to put everything right. I find that Jesus is with me in the heartache holding onto me and leading through the tough times. Everything sad is being undone. But it’s going to take a little time. Getting well is a messy business. So, take it easy on yourself. God has taken every mistake, every hurt, and make it something really beautiful. I’m in the reality of where I am right here, right now, and I’m trusting in Jesus. I’ve realized, maybe it’s okay, even when I’m not okay.”

A Gold record is a song or album that sells 500,000 units (tangible or digital form).

What would happen if we began to believe that God could do the miraculous through us? Can you imagine what might happen? These are the questions collective Elevation Worship asks on their anticipated 15th career project, CAN YOU IMAGINE? With these eight new live songs, they are poised to reignite hearts.

“Trust In God” (featuring Chris Brown) is the first radio single from the album, which weaves in lyrics from the hymn “Blessed Assurance” with modern language resulting in a declaration of choosing to trust God.

“We want someone to listen to this album and know that God is still writing their story,” Elevation Worship singer and songwriter Chris Brown explains. “Our hope is that these songs will not only point people to the wonder and greatness of God but stir an awareness of his goodness and how lovingly he’s involved in the details of our lives.”

Someone’s saying a prayer tonight
For hungry mouths to be filled
Someone kneels in the dark somewhere
And darkness is already crumbling

The song? Tree63 ‘Sunday’

Congratulations to Rodney from Gambier, who guessed correctly and wins the Austin French CD, ‘Wide Open.’

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Zoe

Lauren, Volume One.

Today’s Artist News from

Friday, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle released the first of two volumes of her new self-titled album – Lauren Daigle – through Atlantic Records/Centricity Music.

Lauren says, “Working with producer Mike Elizondo and all of the amazing writers and musicians on this album was the most incredible experience and truly a dream come true. These songs are so special to me, and I can’t wait to share them with the world.”

The project’s first ten songs are out, with another thirteen songs releasing later this year (that’s 23 songs :). The album is available on vinyl, CD and digital.

Later this year, Daigle will embark on her US arena tour – The Kaleidoscope Tour – which kicks off on September 6 in Memphis, TN. Tickets are now on sale at

Off stage, Daigle remains committed to investing her time to promote music education, work with at-risk youth, and provide care for children, the elderly, and those in need through The Price Fund, an organization she founded in 2018. To date, she has distributed over $2.5 million to 42 nonprofits around the world.

Arrival’s not the end game, the journey’s where You are
You never wanted perfect, You just wanted my heart
And the story isn’t over, if the story isn’t good
A failure’s never final when the Father is in the room…

The song? Cory Asbury and The Father’s House!

Congratulations to Christina from Fredericktown, who guessed correctly and wins the Katy Nichole CD, ‘Jesus Changed My Life.’

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Zoe

New album? Well, not really…

Switchfoot released a reboot of their 2003 album, ‘The Beautiful Letdown,’ on Friday. It includes the songs, ‘Dare You to Move, ‘Gone,’ and ‘This is Your Life.’ Read all about it from HERE!!

MercyMe is going on the road with Crowder this summer and fall! Find out more about the TOGETHER AGAIN tour by clicking this link!

His love is strong and His grace is free
And the good news is I know that He
Can do for you what He’s done for me

Answer: Anne Wilson – My Jesus

Congratulations to Linda from Utica, who guessed correctly and wins the We The Kingdom CD.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Zoe

Emma and Jonathon’s Last Show

In Artist News Colton Dixon just releases his new EP titled “Canvas,” which is out now. This EP includes 7 songs like his new single “My Light.” Dixon and Jordan Feliz have announced that they will be going on Tour together. The Love & Light Tour will be hitting U.S cities in the fall, and we will keep you updated on dates and cities.

In more Artist New Elevation Worship is releasing their 15th album on May 19th! This album is titled CAN YOU IMAGINE? This album will include songs like; “Trust In God” and “More Than Able.”

We are giving away tickets to MTV Arts “Our Town!” Be the third caller during both the Morning Thing and the Afternoon Drive. Congrats to Beth from Mount Vernon she was our third caller today during the show!

Today is mine and Jonathon’s last show together this school year. Thank you so much for tuning in to us this year we really appreciate everything! Don’t forget to tune it with Joe and Dylan tomorrow for Who Knew Wednesday.

Thank you for listening!

-Emma and Jonathon

Big Steps!

In Artist News the husband and wife duo, Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes are going on tour, but not just any tour but their first World Tour! The UK/ Europe tour will be called The Blessing Tour and this fall tour will kick off on October 20th in Rotterdam, Netherlands and will end on November 19th in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information and tickets visit

In more Artist News Tauren Wells and his family will be packing up and moving from Houston to the Austin, Texas area where they will be planting a brand new Church! Congrats to future Pastor Tauren and family in these next steps in their lives! Shout out to our friends at 20 The Countdown Magazine for this wonderful post!

Mom’s Night Out is back and now you can vote for what movie you want to see here! Tickets will be available this Friday, April 28th!

For Game Time Tuesday we played Song Poetry and our lyrics were, “May His favor be upon you and a thousand generations and your family and your children and their children, and their children.” That was The Blessing by: Kari Jobe! Congrats to Linette from Mount Vernon and she won her choice of one out of three CD’s. Don’t forget to join Joe and Dylan tomorrow for Who Knew Wednesday!

Thank you so much for tuning in!

-Emma and Jonathon

Concert Season is Coming!

Jonathon shares that Casting Crowns will be at The Ohio State Fair. The will be performing at the Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fair on Monday, July 31st at 7pm, doors will open at 6pm. Don’t forget to tune in to WNZR during the summer for your chance to win tickets, but tickets are on sale now! For more information click here!

I continue Artist News Day with the announcement that Jordan Feliz is going on tour! This east coast tour will kick off on April 20th through May 7th, tickets are on sale now! For more information click here!

Save the date Mom’s Night Out is May 19th! Keep listening to WNZR and looking at for more information!

For Game Time Tuesday we played Song Poetry and the lyrics were, “Everything happens for a reason,
But you don’t know what you don’t know, And you’ll never have peace if you don’t let go of tomorrow.” Those lyrics are from Tauren Wells “Joy in the Morning.” Congrats to Kathy from Mount Vernon and she chose a TobyMac cd! Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow with Joe and Dylan for your chance to win a CD!

Thank you for Listening!

-Emma and Jonathon

Sunny Skies and Artist News Time!

To start Artist News Day we have an UPDATE on the TobyMac, MercyMe, and Zach Williams tour! This will be a fall tour in November of this year. The tour will start on November 2nd and rap up on November 19th in Columbus! Tickets go on sale this week on Friday the 14th. If we are interested in more information click here!

We then continued Artist News Day with something really cool. Phil Wickham and We The Kingdom were featured on Fox &Friends’ new concert series segment sponsored by The Chosen, Hallow App, and The Museum of the Bible, called “Faith & Friends.” Phil Wickham performed first with his latest radio single, “This is Our God,” We The Kingdom preformed the following week with their song “Jesus Does.”

To update our Lifeline 2023 total is $76,685! Once again thank you so much to everyone who gave to Lifeline 2023 this year! It was so amazing to hear how God has been in your story. Once again thank you so much!

We played Song Poetry and congrats to Brandy from St. Louisville and she won one out of the three CDs and she choose a We The Kingdom CD. The lyrics were, “Almighty fortress, You go before us Nothing can stand against the power of our God You shine in the shadow, You win every battle Nothing can stand against the power of our God,” and that is Battle Belongs by: Phil Wickham. Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for your chance to win Who Knew Wednesday with Joe and Dylan.

Thank you for listing!

-Emma Reuss and Jonathon Langdon

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