2013 9th Hour Update: Seasons change..... Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)




9th Hour has been an active and engaging music ministry since 2004. Over the years, God has brought various musicians together for a season. But seasons change....

2013 marks the beginning of a new chapter for 9th Hour. Following God's leading and plan for one's life often creates new opportunities, but it also sends his people in different directions to fufill His plan and purpose. 9th Hour has hopefully been an inspiration for many and an instrument used by God to share the hope we have in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

While 9th Hour's purpose and mission will not change, some of the personnel will. Sometimes hardship and tragedy cause one to rethink life strategies and priorities. Other times some joyous circumstances like finding your soul mate in a foreign country and leaving life in the states behind to get married dictate future direction.

We've been through this before. Some of the members of 9th Hour from 2006 to 2013 will be parting ways to pursue other endeavors, start families and care for loved ones. Dan Allen (9th Hour co-founder, song contributor and lead guitar player) found himself without a job when the company with which he was employed for 30 years closed. He has since started his own business (Allen's Furniture Repair) which has required a majority of time and attention. Mike Allen (drums) has dealt with some serious medical issues with family members that required him to be more available to tend to their needs. Ben Richards (bass/vox) married a sweet heart of a girl he met in El Salvador on a missions trip. He has been residing overseas since the wedding - flying back occassionally for a visit and some high profile concerts. He expects to have all the immigration issues worked out to allow his bride to enter the country sometime later this year. He will be starting a "handy-man" business upon his return to the states and plans on starting a family.

Dee Dee (vox) and I, after much prayer and with the blessing of our bandmates feel that we are to continue on this journey with 9th Hour. We are honoring our obligations (sometimes with the departing members) and other times with other players we are auditioning to fill the vacancies.

We have new music in the works and will be releasing some new songs in the months to come. 9th Hour lives on and will continue to Reach the lost with a musical message of hope in a relationship with Jesus Christ, to encourage believers to be bold in sharing their faith and to sing a new song, play skillfully and shout for joy!

posted by David on 06/10/2013

So you want new music? Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

There is much to report in 9th Hour world. We will have some news to share with our fans soon about things that are happening - some good and some sad, but some of you have been clamoring for new music.

We spent last Wednesday in the studio tracking guitars on some new tracks that we hope to have available by mid-July. You will be able to get your copies here on Indieheaven real soon!

posted by David on 06/28/2012

9th Hour lead singer receives recognition Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

(Lee's Summit, MO) - 2011 marked the 11th Annual KCCM (Kansas City Christian Music) Awards sponsored by King Cat Christian Music held at Kansas City's premier Christian nightclub, Club D-Mask-Us. Among those recognized during the program was David Lin, the lead singer/songwriter for 9th Hour.

Lin received mention from his peers for "Best Worship Song" with his composition called "Great Is Your Love" (CCLI #5962815). The 2011 KCCM Awards introduced a new recognition strategy, instead of focusing on typical genre based fan-voting awards, the KCCM Board of Directors unveiled the S.A.L.T. Awards. David Lin accepted the first KCCM S.A.L.T. Award for "Kingdom Labor" for his work with local artists, churches, and ministries; and for his sustained work in coordinating the Nehemiah Festival.

Several other area artists were recognized by the board for their service in Evangelism, Servanthood, Faithfulness and Lifetime Acheivement

posted by dwl on 05/03/2011

Get fit with 9th Hour! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Are you overweight? Out of shape perhaps? You love God right?

Don't you think it's time to take care of yourself and be a good steward of the life God has given you? Check out Faithful Workouts (www.faithfulworkouts.com).



Faithful Workouts was founded by Michelle Spadafora in 2008. Michelle began her career in the fitness industry in 1984 as an aerobic instructor at Bally's Health Clubs. Over the last few years, Michelle began to integrate her faith into her exercise programs where the blend of faith, fitness and fuel has created a large and enthusiastic client base.

9th Hour is teaming up with Michelle and Faithful Workouts. We are excited to announce that two 9th Hour tracks, "Cover Me" and "Prodigal Son" have been selected for the next Faithful workouts video series. Discussions are continuing exploring other musical partnerships for the Faithful Workouts broadcasts on Dish and Direct TV.

Stay tuned and get off the couch!

posted by 9th Hour on 04/23/2011

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Bloom Where You're Planted Tour



9th Hour and Bible League


Many of you know that we have been affiliated with Bible League International for several years. This is a global ministry that we feel is doing very important work around the world to share God's word with people that are so desperately in need.

In 2011, we are continuing our relationship with Bible League International and our commitment to share the importance of distributing scripture around the world. Many of us cannot afford to travel around the world personally handing out Bibles. What we do know is there is ministry with global impact that can be done right here in our own backyard. With that in mind, we are seeking opportunities to partner with churches in the Kansas City area to be a stop on our 2011 "Bloom Where You're Planted" Tour.

Here's what we are thinking.

1. Each month in 2011, we hope to find one church that would host and help promote a free Bible League concert and ministry event to your congregation and surrounding neighborhood.

2. 9th Hour will work with partnering churches to establish adequate promotion, production, and logistics for the venue and event.

3. All of the "Bloom Where You're Planted" 9th Hour/Bible League Events will be FREE admission, and information about Bible League will be presented.

4. A Love Offering will be accepted where 100% of the proceeds will go to Bible League International.

5. The "Bloom Where You're Planted" concept is one that will allow us to come to your church and we will not require any honorarium, travel, or performance fees. It will cost you nothing to get us there.

If you or your church is interested in being a part of the 9th Hour "Bloom Where You're Planted" Tour contacted us immediately to request information or secure your date. You can send us an email or give us a call at (816) 645-1982

For more information about Bible League International visit www.bibleleague.org

posted by David on 01/15/2011

Amazing FREE DOWNLOAD stats! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

On June 22, 2010, 9th Hour released "Cover Me", the title track off of their latest album to the nation through a FREE DOWNLOAD program sponsored by ChristianHappenings.com and iTickets.com.

Christian Happenings marketing director, David Arnold reported that "Cover Me" was downloaded 1,835 times on the first day!

9th Hour spokesman and lead singer, David Lin says, "We are excited about the opportunities that God has given us to share the music that we write. We write and record it so that people will listen to it. We are blessed and encouraged by the response and the fact that we are able to share this song for FREE with our friends and fans."

Click this link to get your

posted by 9th Hour on 06/24/2010

Selah, Wayne Watson and 9th Hour team up Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

(Smithville, MO) - Bible League International and Grace Community Church are pleased to present multi-Dove Award winning artist, Selah, Christian music legend Wayne Watson and Bible League artist partner 9th Hour in an evening of music and worship.

On August 15, 2010, Grace Community Church located at 1520 DD Hwy, Smithville, MO will play host to these three Christian music acts that have partnered to share about the global ministry of Bible League International.

This is a limited seating ticketed event. Tickets will be made available online at iTickets.com. You will want to secure your seat early, as this anticipated to be a sold out event.




posted by david on 06/18/2010

Voted "Best Live Performance" at 2010 KCCM Awards Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

(Olathe, KS) - On May 22, 2010, 9th Hour was voted "Best Live Performance" for the second year in a row at the 10th Annual KCCM Awards held at the Bell Cultural Arts Center on the campus of the Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS.

The KCCM Awards, hosted by King Cat Music, climaxed the weekend of a two day event of songwriting and independent artist workshops. Several Independent Christian musicians were recognized by their fans and peers in several categories. 9th Hour was also nominated for Group of the Year. 9th Hour front man, David Lin, was among the nomineesfor "Songwriter of the Year" and "Worship Leader".

9th Hour has been a constant in the Kansas City area in the Christian music community and recognition in past years for 2009 Album of the Year (Perfect Timing), 2006-2007 Contemporary Group of the Year, 2007 & 2009 Acoustic Rock Group of the Year, 2009 Worship Group of the Year, 2009 Group of the Year and more.

"We would like to thank all of our friends and fans that come out to support us during the year as we commit to bring a musical message of hope in Christ to people. We love to play and are thankful that people are encouraged by what we are doing." (David Lin, 9th Hour)

posted by 9th Hour on 05/24/2010

Psalm 147 (Strong & Mighty Tower) now on Fan Favs Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

(Franklin, TN) - Psalm 147 (aka Strong and Mighty Tower) was released to the Indieheaven Fan Faves charts today. This song inspired by the cited Bible text is a 9th Hour crowd favorite at their live shows! "The Strong and Mighty Tower dance has kind of become a public demonstration of how people really think about God", says David Lin, 9th Hour's lead singer and composer of the song. He adds, "It's a song of proclamation. The "dance" is just a fun way to involve the audience...we cheer at ballgames and think nothing about it. It's nice to see believers that aren't afraid to cheer of God!"

Psalm 147 kind be found on 9th Hour's latest CD released called "Cover Me" and is available online from their website at www.9thhourmusic.com.

Vote daily of 9th Hour's song on the Indieheaven Fan Faves.

posted by dave on 03/24/2010

9th Hour to be featured on Rapture Ready Radio Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

"Battle Ready" Jeff Calvert, host of the Thursday night "Amplified" program on Rapture Ready Radio will feature 9th Hour during his "Amp interview" segment and will be playing songs from the new 9th Hour album, "Cover Me".

Tune into RaptureReadyRadio.com at 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2010 to check out the show.

posted by dave on 03/23/2010

9th Hour partners to raise funds for Haiti Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Award winning Kansas City bands partner for one huge benefit concert to raise funds for The Global Orphan Project's relief effort in Haiti. The crisis in Haiti has produced much suffering and hardship with over 200,000 deaths. The Global Orphan Project is caring for over 500 newly orphaned children in addition to their already established 19 villages consisting of over 2,000 orphans. Everyone has an opportunity to touch the lives of the victims and contribute to the restoration of life in Haiti.

READ MORE....

Saturday, March 27th, 2010
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Deerbrook Covenant Church
200 NE Tudor Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

posted by David on 02/25/2010

9th Hour announces December 2009 CD release Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Kansas City, MO) - 9th Hour announces that their sophomore CD project entitled "Cover Me" will be available for Christian music lovers in time for Christmas! The master disc has been cut, the cover art has been finalized, and the project is scheduled to be shipped for duplication before the end of the week.

Pending the timely delivery of the CD, a Friday, December 11, 2009 CD release party is being planned at Club D*Mask*Us - Kansas City's premier Christian night club (1221 SE Broadway Drive, Lee's Summit, MO). The doors open at 6:30 PM and will feature another area Indieheaven band called "Crosseyed" who will be opening for 9th Hour.

For more information about "Cover Me" contact 9th Hour via email

"Cover Me" will also be available for sale online right here on 9th Hour's Indieheaven profile page.

posted by David on 11/17/2009

9th Hour has just finished tracking their new CD! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Today marked the final tracking session for 9th Hour's long awaited sophomore project called "Cover Me". As we enter the mixing and mastering process we hope to also finalize the cover art and get things ready for duplication. When we get a better handle on the release date, we'll be planning a big party! You all will be invited!

posted by David on 08/26/2009

Messanic Youth Interview with 9th Hour Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Messanic Youth Interview with 9th Hour. RADIO SHOFAR Messianic Youth with Hector Jay and Moises Jr present: 9th Hour in a live interview on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 8:30pm (Eastern time)






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posted by David on 05/15/2009

9th Hour recognized at 2009 KCCM Awards Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

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9th Hour Recognized At Kansas City Christian Music Awards

(Olathe, KS)-On Saturday, April 18, 2009, the Bell Cultural Events Center on the campus of the Mid-America Nazarene University was the site of the 9th Annual Kansas City Christian Music (KCCM) Awards hosted by King Cat Music (www.kingcatmusic.com), a Midwest based independent Christian music online community.

9th Hour, a Smithville, MO based band, was selected for several awards to include: Album of the Year ("Perfect Timing"), Rock Artists of the Year, Worship Artists of the Year, and Best Live Performance.

This Adult Contemporary Rock group also received nominations for Acoustic Rock, Classic Rock and Group of the Year. Dee Dee Lin was one of five finalists nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, while her husband and 9th Hour front man, David, received a nomination for Songwriter of the Year.

In past years at the KCCM Awards, 9th Hour received recognition as the Contemporary Artists of the Year (2006 & 2007), Acoustic Rock Group of the Year (2007) and Group of the Year (2008).

In addition to the band recognition at this year's event, David Lin was named as the 2009 KCCM Artist of the Year. This award came on the heels of earlier recognition where he received the "Spirit of Unity" Award at the 2009 Indieheaven Momentum Awards presented on March 28, 2009 in Nashville, TN. David Lin said, "I am humbled at the amount of recognition we received from our peers, and at the same time I am encouraged by the endorsement. I view it is a confirmation that we are focused on our mission of sharing the Gospel, encouraging others, and pursuing excellence in our craft."

The KCCM event, dubbed the "Concert of Friends", featured local, regional, and national independent artists and recognized their efforts in the Christian music.

posted by 9th Hour on 04/21/2009

9th Hour member receives "Spirit of Unity" Award Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

(Nashville, TN) - Keith Mohr, President and founder of Indieheaven.com announced the selection of 9th Hour lead singer, David Lin, for the "Spirit of Unity" Award handed out at the 2009 Momentum Awards held at the CIA Summit in Nashville, TN. Lin was recognized for his contribution and support of Independent Christian music and musicians, and in part his involvement in organizing and coordinating the Nehemiah Festival held in Smithville, MO.

9th Hour is a Kansas City based Christian band that delivers a message of Hope wrapped in an acoustic rock package. This midwest regional favorite was named as one of the five finalist in the Rock Group category at the 2009 Momentum Awards.

Visit www.ciasummit.com to get the latest updates and information about the conference and the Momentum Awards.

To learn more about the Nehemiah Festival visit www.nehemiahfest.com

posted by 9th Hour on 04/03/2009

9th Hour joins volumMonster and offers FREE music! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

(Franklin, TN) - "FREE" was never better! 9th Hour has joined other Indieheaven artists in a mission to give the gift of music and is offering FREE downloads from their artist profile on IndieHeaven.com. 9th Hour is sharing a BLESSING with listeners in the form of FREE mp3 downloads.

9th Hour lead singer, David Lin said, "We hope that people find a special blessing in the message embedded in our music. We pray that we can make a difference in someone's life. By partnering with volumMonster we are able to deliver God-inspired content and information to anyone with internet access."

volumMonster is a new way for Fans and Artists to interact by allowing Fans to redeem, download, and enjoy free content that Artists upload for them. Think of volumMonster as a Fan's virtual backstage pass. Sure, Fans will be able to download free music, but volumMonster doesn't stop there. Fans can also redeem videos, pictures, exclusive content and much, much, more!

Fans can set up their FREE volumMonster account and then have the ability to keep track of their downloads, share codes with family and friends, as well as discuss the music, artists, and downloads they find along the way!

To download 9th Hour's music - visit their profile and click the REDEEM tab. Type in the code: BLESSING and download your FREE music. Be sure to check out other music by 9th Hour on their Indieheaven profile. Get ready for future offers and downloads!




This download program is made possible through a partnership between Indieheaven,com and volumMonster.com



9th Hour® is a registered service mark with the United States Trademark and Patent Office


posted by David on 02/12/2009

9th Hour nominated for several awards Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

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9th Hour nominated for several awards



(Kansas City, MO) King Cat Music has announced the final nominees for the 9th Annual KCCM Awards, among them is 9th Hour, a Christian band from Smithville, MO. 9th Hour is a prior KCCM Award winner receiving recognition as the 2006 & 2007 Contemporary Artist of the Year, 2007 Acoustic Rock Artist of the Year, and last year was selected as the 2008 KCCM Group of the Year.

9th Hour is in the running for awards in the following categories: Acoustic Rock, Classic Rock, Rock, Worship, Live Performance, and once again Group of the Year. Additionally, the band's CD "Perfect Timing" has been nominated for Album of the Year. Individual nominations have been announced for Dee Dee Lin (vocals) for Female Vocalist of the Year and David Lin for Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

9th Hour is currently in production of their second full length CD project and anticipates a Spring 2009 release.

King Cat Music is a Kansas City area based independent Christian music organization that provides resources and community for independent Christian musicians. The 9th Annual KCCM Awards are to be held at the Bell Cultural Arts Center at the Mid-America Nazerene University in Olathe, KS on April 18, 2009 and tickets are available to the public for the event.

In addition to the awards show that will feature appearances by several Independent Christian artists, there will be a day of workshops and clinics designed to help musicians improve their songwriting skills and music business knowledge. Featured clinicians include Alisa Childers, the lead singer from the Christian pop group ZOEgirl.

For more information about 9th Hour visit their website at www.9thhourmusic.com

For more information about King Cat Music and the KCCM Awards visit www.kingcatmusic.com.


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posted by David on 01/31/2009

9th Hour back @ Awestruck Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

9th Hour fans have been hollering for new music and we surely don't want to dissappoint!

We've been at Awestruck Studios recording our new project. We are really excited to share the message found in the songs chosen for this album.

We've chosen "Cover Me" as the title of the project and are working on artwork design concepts. The time in the studio has been very rewarding and we can hardly wait to share the tracks with everyone. "Cover Me" will be a musical adventure that highlights the grace of God in the midst of broken lives. It's about God's faithfulness and promise of eternal life.

Each and every of the twelve original tracks is rooted in scripture and holds a special message for the person that is broken and poor in spirit. There are tunes that will convict. There are songs that will restore and inspire. There are melodies that have you singing along in no time.

We are extremely happy to be working with our engineer and co-producer, Larry Gann again. Our first CD, "Perfect Timing" was recorded by Larry at Awestruck, so it was avery easy decision for us to return to his studio.

We anticipate a Spring 2009 release and hope that you will plan to add 9th Hour's music to your library!


posted by David on 01/23/2009

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We appreciate all the support that we have received and want to give you all a little gift!

Click the banner and find the REDEEM tab on our profile. Type in the code "BLESSING" for
your FREE Download. Feel free to share this with your friends and family too!


God bless,

9th Hour

posted by David on 12/16/2008

Club D*Mask*Us features Schlitt and 9th Hour Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

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(Lee's Summit, MO) - AZ-U-R Ministries, home of Club D*Mask*Us, Kansas City's Premier Christian Night Club features the areas top independent Christian Music acts. On December 5 and 6, Petra front man, John Schlitt, will bring his signature vocals to the stage at Club D. Joining Schlitt on the stage will be, 9th Hour, voted "Group of the Year" at the 2008 KCCM Awards.

Club D*Mask*US is located at 1221 SE Broadway Drive, Lee's Summit, MO and is home-base to the Christian Rock parody band "AZ-U-R". You can visit AZ-U-R Ministries website at www.az-u-r.com.

posted by David on 11/12/2008

Back in the studio.... Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

9th Hour @ Awestruck Studios
On August 1, 2008, we went back to Larry Gann at Awestruck Studios to start work on our next project. Larry is recognized nationally as a Pro Tools master and engineer. He is frequently sought out by major studios and labels in Nashville to consult and work on projects and is often recruited for his project mastering and producing techniques. Most important to us, he bathes the excellence of his craft, his studio, and top notch gear with prayer. While there are plenty of good project studios in the area, Larry is a professional engineer, this is how he makes his living and Awestruck is no hobby studio - again we are seeking to bring the "A" game with all that we do. We consider it anhonor and privilege be working with Larry again.

We have a ton of new material and will be trying a different approach in our production. We'll be focusing on a few songs at first and will start with digital releases on our Indieheaven site. Once we get the first three songs down we'll create some "bootleg" EP CD's for those that haven't graduated to the download game yet. Recording new songs will become a routine when we feel that we have the right songs for a full album and they are exactly how we want them we'll send them off for duplication and will commercially release the next album.

posted by David on 08/17/2008

9th Hour on Indiedrive Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

9th Hour has partnered with Indiedrive and has released all the tracks from "Perfect Timing" and other materials (i.e. photos, video, etc.) on a special Limited Edition 1GB Indiedrive flash drive! The 9th Hour Indiedrive is available at all 9th Hour shows on their merch table or can be purchased online at www.indiedrive.com.

There is plenty of space to add your own files and there will be opportunities to receive updates to the content of your drive!

posted by David on 05/27/2008

9th Hour voted Group of the Year @ KCCM awards Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

(Kansas City, MO) - On Saturday, April 26, 2008, the Smithville, MO based Adult Contemporary Christian Rock band, 9th Hour was named "Group of the Year" at the 8th Annual KCCM Awards held at the Bell Cultural Event Center on the campus of Mid-America Nazarene University. This is the third year in a row where 9th Hour has been recognized by Christian music lovers throughout the country at the KCCM Awards sponsored by King Cat Music (www.kingcatmusic.com).

In 2006, 9th Hour was voted "Contemporary Christian Artists of the Year" and repeated the honor at the 2007 awards show. Additionally, in 2007 the group added "Acoustic Rock Artist of the Year" to the list of recognitions. At this year's event, 9th Hour received finalist nominations in several categories to include: Worship, Rock, and Classic Rock. 9th Hour Lead singer, David Lin was nominated for male vocalist of the year and wife band mate, Dee Dee Lin was in the running for Female Vocalist of the Year.

An additional surprise was the presentation of the M/I Award by M/I Productions to David Lin for his contributions and service to local and touring independent Christian musicians, community service and ministry efforts.

posted by David on 04/28/2008

Thanks for your votes! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Because of your faithful support and votes, we have been selected to audition for the final performance slot at Spirit Midwest. We'll be traveling to Waukee, IA at Point of Grace Church on Friday, May 16 and will meet up with four other bands to perform for the opportunity to grab a spot on the Spirit Midwest schedule and appearing with 33Miles and Casting Pearls.

Thanks again for your votes. If you live in the Des Moines area we'd appreciate your support at the event. on May 16!


This weekend (April 20)we'll be at Ignite 2008 and opening for Decyfer Down. Check out www.myspace.com/ignite_2008 for more information about the event.

posted by David on 04/17/2008

9th Hour @ Spirit Midwest? Help us get there! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

(Ankeny, IA) - 9th Hour has been selected to participate in a Battle of the Bands where area Christian artists compete for the last performance slot at Spirit Midwest! The first phase of the competition is an "Online Battle" where Christian music lovers are encouraged to go and vote for their favorites! Voters are allowed to cast one vote per day and the results will be tallied on April 15. The top five bands after the online competition will be invited to go head to head in a live talent competition on May 16, 2008, where the Grand Prize winner will be awarded the last remaining performance slot at Spirit Midwest.

Recognized as the 2006 & 2007 KCCM Contemporary Artist of the Year, 9th Hour is hoping to make the Spirit Midwest lineup this year. Please show your support for 9th Hour by casting your daily vote! Visit http://spiritmidwest.com/2008/Festival/Vote.cfm

Spirit Midwest Christian Music Festival is a FREE, annual event fashioned after LifeLight Festival, the nation's largest free festival. Spirit Midwest strives to cross denominational, economical and generational lines in taking the Good News into the streets of Iowa - and into the hearts of thousands. This year, Spirit Midwest is scheduled for August 2, 2008 and will feature such groups as 33 Miles and Casting Pearls.

posted by David on 03/15/2008

9th Hour to open for Alisa Childers (Zoegirl) Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)


(Lee's Summit, MO) - Kansas City based Contemporary Christian group, 9th Hour will be joining Alisa Childers of Zoegirl in back to back dates at Club D*Mask*Us in Lee's Summit, MO. On Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, Alisa Childers will be taking a deep breath and delivering a more intimate side to her music. The Zoegirl will be presenting music from her debut self-titled solo project.

The Club D*Mask*Us house band (Az-U-R) will be joined by the 2007 KCCM Award winning "Contemporary Christian Group of the Year", 9th Hour. This diverse line up will surely take the audience on a musical roller-coaster ride.

Club D*Mask*Us is a new Christian nightclub in Lee's Summit, MO that has been featuring local independent Christian music every Friday night since November. Sponsored by AZ-U-R church, Club D*Mask*Us is a spirit filled pro music venue with a great atmosphere. Visit www.az-u-r.com to learn more about this awesome postive alternative venue.

posted by David on 01/18/2008

9th Hour nominated for 2008 KCCM Awards Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Voting is underway! We would appreciate your prayers and support by endorsing our nominations for the 2008 KCCM Awards to be held in Kansas City in April 2008. 9th Hour has been nominated in the following categories:

Acoustic Rock, Classic Rock, Contemporary, Pop, Rock, & Worship

Be sure to ponder the write in categories for Songwriter of the Year, Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Best Live Performance, etc.

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

posted by David on 10/15/2007

9th Hour and Bible League Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)



9th Hour has partnered with Bible League to help spread the importance of this great international ministry that strategically places scriptures and training around the globe. The first Bible League artist retreat and training was attended by Epyphonae, Reign Down, Beth Champion Mason, Allison Short and yours truly from 9th Hour. We were honored and blessed to have Christian music legend Steve Green in our midst and partnering with Bible League.

Sue Olson, Bible League Artist Partner coordinator, put together a grand event and pulled out all the stops. We were welcomed warmly, fed well and then played to a capacity crowd at the first Bible League Artist Partner coffeehouse concert.

posted by DAVID on 10/10/2007

Vote for "I Believe" for KCCM Song of the Year Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

The first round of voting is underway for the 2008 KCCM Awards "Song of the Year". Froim July through Decemember, five song entries are selected for monthly voting rounds. The winner of each month then is the running for Song of Year.

9th Hour's July entry, "I Believe" has been selected as on of the July submissions.

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE

Thanks for your support!

posted by David on 08/21/2007

7/29/2007 - featured in July issue of CCM magazine Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

9th Hour was blessed to be mentioned (and pictured!) in the July 2007 issue of CCM magazine in an article called "By the Numbers". The article was about bands that have numbers in their names...there were several mentioned, but only for were blessed with an actual write up and photo. 9th Hour joined the "featured roster" with Buidling 429, Group 1 Crew and 33Miles....who made honorable mention? How about Third Day, KJ-52, Tree63 and U-2....Now what do you think of that!!!

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posted by David on 08/08/2007

7/28/2007 - Christian Family Day (Smithville, MO) Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

We put together a full day event in downtown Smithville that featured a great Christian music lineup that, besides 9th Hour, included IH artists: Epyphonae, Jason Watson, and Jimmie Bratcher. (other bands included The Wright Choice, Fredrickson Hill, Roy Dodson Phillips, River of Life Worship team, Vineyard worship team, and guitar ace, Lester Estelle, Sr. (father of Lester Estelle, Jr. from Pillar and Brandon Estelle from Superchic[k] - "Junior" joined his dad on drums!)

There we about 1,000 to 1,500 that came through the venue that day! We were blessed with great (HOT) weather and great attitudes. We'll be doing it again next year!

This was the pep rally for the upcoming Nehemiah Fest (Sept 21-23, 2007) at Smith's Fork Park at Smithville Lake. (Smithville, MO). Visit www.nehemiahfest.com for more information!

posted by David on 08/08/2007

07/07/2007 - Youthville "Bash on Broadway" Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

We had an awesome time at Youthville in Newton, KS with RockinRon and our IH friend and brother in Christ, Mark Phillips. Be sure to check out some of the pictures in the photos section! Especially the ones of Ben and Miss Kitty!

posted by David on 08/08/2007

06/14/2007 - 9th Hour teams up with Bible League Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

9th Hour is honored to be selected to be a ministry partner with Bible League. Be sure to check out the great work that Bible League is doing around the world at www.bibleleague.org.



posted by David on 08/08/2007

April 28, 2007 - 9th Hour receives awards! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

04/28/2007 - The 7th Annual KCCM Awards were held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City) this year and Christian musicians from around the region showed up to be a part of the festitivities.

9th Hour was nominated in several categories and was recognized as the 2007 KCCM "Contemporary Christian Artists of the Year" and the "Acoustic Rock Artists of the Year". Dee Dee was one of the top three finalists for Female Vocalist of the Year and "Perfect Timing" was in the top three for "Album of the Year" (we were honored to be even considered with the masterful project "Red" by Jimmie Bratcher - the winner!)

posted by 9th Hour on 08/07/2007