Jonny Diaz shared a before picture of his Thanksgiving table (but was too stuffed to post an "after" pic). He was just one of many artists to share the holiday with fans via Twitter.
Christian music artists had much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week, and they shared their thoughts large and small via their favorite instant microblogging portal.
As always, if you'd like to keep tabs on over 1,200 Christian artists, check out our exclusive NRTwitter page to read the latest tweets from the Christian music community. And if you've discovered some great tweets of your own, feel free to pass them along by using the hashtag #nrtweets.
@michaelwsmith: Instrumental music is sometimes the only way I can attempt to describe that which words can not convey. #GLORY (November 22)
These words describe some of the heart behind iconic Christian musician Michael W. Smith’s latest project. You can pick up his second instrumental effort, Glory, here.
@satsandsirens: If you haven't already heard, today is 11.22.11 which means our new record #FREQUENCY is out! get it here. Cheers. (November 22)
This week, alternative synth-rock band Satellites & Sirens released their exceptional sophomore album. Click the link above to tune in to Frequency.
@evanwickham: My new record "Christmas Music Vol. 1" is out! Go grab your copy here: http://bit.ly/t2gtmQ #christmasmusicgiveaway (November 26)
Evan Wickham, brother and fellow worship leader to Phil Wickham, released his own Christmas project this week. You can follow the link above to find it on his site.
@DaveWMohr: @CoreyHorn and I just woke up and realized that it's thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!!! I don't know that I'll be able to tell anyone here (November 24)
Some of the Remedy Drive guys celebrated an unusual Thanksgiving in Madrid, Spain. Social networking served to make them feel a little less far from home.
@adamagee: Consider this the substitute for the super personal mass text. Happy Thanksgiving to YOU! (November 24)
You can officially consider this your personal Thanksgiving greeting from Stellar Kart’s lead singer.
Matt Hammitt of Sanctus Real and his family had a lot to celebrate this year, with his son Bowen at home, happy and healthy. Bowen’s ongoing heart issues have given the Hammitts a unique perspective on the value of the everyday.
@thejasondunn: I have entered food coma approximately 6 times so far this week. (November 26)
Jason Dunn of Hawk Nelson summed up what a lot of us probably felt over Thanksgiving weekend.
@fiveironfrenzy: Have you seen our Kickstarter project yet? We are back and want to record a new album!http://fiveiron.co/kstart(November 22)
The week’s biggest news for those who have been following Christian music for a while is the resurrection of cornerstone ska band Five Iron Frenzy. The guys put up a Kickstarter page on the evening of Nov. 22, and their album was fully funded in less than an hour. Within the first week, they’d received pledges for more than three times their goal. They have already had quite the explosive comeback.
This weekend was busy for the Family Force 5 guys. In addition to selling a lot of their old stage gear and never before heard tracks this weekend, they brought back their “reality TV show.”
@TimForeman: @switchfoot Holiday card signing party! Get 'em before they're gone with the holiday packs at Switchfoot.com http://instagr.am/p/WEou-/(November 26)
Although a lot of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are over, you can still catch a lot of good deals in bands’ merch stores throughout the holiday season. Switchfoot is just one of the bands offering a holiday package this year.
Everybody starts somewhere. Andrew Welch of Disciple shared a picture of his beginnings this week.
@jrmeadkutless: When I first started a band, I looked like this. Huge muscles, lots of tats, expensive guitar....you know. http://pic.twitter.com/RhzXPo1L(November 23)
James Mead of Kutless was also inspired to share some memories on Twitter this week. (Perhaps the family gatherings had everyone nostalgic?) Don’t let his caption fool you--a lot of artists start out as just a kid with a guitar.
Posted November 29, 2011 | Mary Burklin is a college student who loves Jesus and seeks to echo His love in everything she does. She loves art in just about all forms, but music is her passion and where she feels most at home.
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