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Gobble Gobble, Drummer Boy, It’s Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

This week on Artist Newsday, we talk about some silly songs and some drive-in tours!

Matthew West shares a Thanksgiving tune and music video featuring his family that you do not want to miss this holiday season! Read the full story HERE! And make sure you watch the brand new music video to his song Gobble Gobble!

for KING & COUNTRY is embarking on A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour! Read all about it right HERE.

This is for the second chance

This is for the new romance

Sing it for the loved in vain

Overcame, it’s not too late

Song: Together

Artist: For King & Country with Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin.

Congratulations to Sherissa for guessing correctly and winning a five dollar gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thank you so much for tuning in to The Afternoon Drive! -Lexie

New Music From Jordan Feliz! It Is The Afternoon Drive!

Alyssa & Lexie shared artist news and played a riveting game of song poetry!

Alyssa shares about a brand new album from Jordan Feliz. Check out the full story HERE.

Lexie shares an exciting announcement that Matthew West won ASCAP’s Christian songwriter of the year! Read the full story HERE.

” There’s a sign on the door, says, “Come as you are” but I doubt it

’cause if we lived like it was true, every Sunday morning pew would be

crowded. But didn’t you say the church should look more like a hospital

a safe place for the sick, the sinner and te scarred and the prodigals like me.

Matthew West- Truth Be Told

Thank you so much for listening to The Afternoon Drive!

– Lexie & Alyssa

NZ Top Ten Countdown

Here is your NZ Top Ten Countdown: 

10. Rescue Story – Zach Williams
9. Yes I Will – Vertical Worship
8. Dead Man Walking – Jeremy Camp
7. Fear No More – Building 429
6. Let it Rain (Is There Anybody) – Crowder F/ Mandisa
5. Raise A Hallelujah – Bethel Music
4. Rescue – Lauren Daigle
3. God’s Not Done With You – Tauren Wells
2. Reason – Unspoken
1. Nobody – Casting Crowns f/ Matthew West

Here are our New Music Friday Songs: 

Holy Water – We are the Kingdome

We The Kingdom – Holy Water (Single) (2019) (Exclusivo ChM ...

Here is We The Kingdom’s website! 


The God Who Stays – Matthew West

The God Who Stays lyrics by Matthew West |


Do you want to win these CDs from TobyMac, Riley Clemmons, Hillsong United, Crowder, Rend Collective and more?! And all you have to do is guess who is going to win the Dove awards! Click HERE for more information and to cast you to guess.

If you love your pastor and want to celebrate them this Clergy Appreciation Month? Then click HERE to fill out a form to tell us why you love your pastor –  and at the same time enter them to win a prize!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Joe



Praise Thursday – Forgiveness (Matthew West)

Today was Praise Thursday on the Afternoon Drive. We kicked off a new series where we pick a song that we play on the station, and then dive into the story behind and meaning of the song.

Today’s focus was on Forgiveness by Matthew West. I shared the letter that inspired Matthew to write this song, plus his response on the power of forgiveness, both of which you can find here.

If you head over here, you can find an interview with Matthew West where he shared some more of the story and some verses that inspired the song.

The reason I chose Forgiveness for this week is because today is Kiss and Make Up Day, a holiday encouraging forgiveness. You can read all about that here.

Our Word of the Day was stultify (stuhl-tuh-fahy), a verb meaning to make, or cause to appear, foolish or ridiculous. You can read more on that here.

Have a great Thursday evening!


NZ Top 10 + New Music – 7/15

Here’s this week’s NZ Top 10:

10: You Are Loved – Stars Go Dim

9: Ever Be – Aaron Shust

8: Just Be Held – Casting Crowns

7: Christ In Me – Jeremy Camp

6: Move – TobyMac

5: Breathe – Jonny Diaz

4: Tell Your Heart To Beat Again – Danny Gokey

3: Trust In You – Lauren Daigle

2: God Is On The Move – 7eventh Time Down

1: Eye of the Storm – Ryan Stevenson


NEW MUSIC ADDS (Click each for a video)

Live It Well – Switchfoot

To Live Is Christ – Sidewalk Prophets


Our Word of the Day was ostracize (AH-struh-syze), a verb meaning to exile or exclude from a group. You can read more on that here.

Joe had the chance to explore some of the Woodward Opera House today that is currently under construction and he snapped some pictures of the renovations while he was there. Check them our below!

Don’t forget to head over to Matthew West’s Twitter (which you can find by clicking here), to get a FREE download of his song Every Tear. You can also check out the lyric video over here.

Have a great weekend!


NZ Top Ten

10. If We’re Honest by Francesca Battestelli
9. Everything Comes Alive by We Are Messengers
8. It’s Not Over Yet by for King and Country
7. Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin
6. The River by Jordan Feliz
5. Finally Home by Matthew West
4. Tell Your Heart to Beat Again by Danny Gokey
3. You are Loved by Stars Go Dim
2. Just Be Held by Casting Crowns
1. Trust in You by Lauren Diagle

Today we debuted Jordan Feliz’s new song Never Too Far Gone.  This is a song from his album, The River.  We also have new music from Phil Wickham.  His new song, Your Love Awakens Me is from his brand new Children of God album.

Today’s Word of the Day is woodnote.  Woodnote is a noun which means, a wild or natural musical tone, as that of a forest bird.

Have a great weekend,

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