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TAS cover NEW 10-6 navy(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — In anticipation of the February 10th release of Little Praise Party: Taste and See, Yancy has released a new promotional video, including testimonies from parents, pastors and recording artist Jaci Velasquez. View the video here: http://youtu.be/aJ4iiG1LRRk.

“Little Praise Party started as a collection of songs for my local church to use,” says Yancy. “It’s been amazing to see how God has used those songs in churches and homes around the world.”

Taste and See, the fourth release in the popular worship music series for young children, will be available on CD and DVD, featuring 15 easy-to-sing songs (plus two bonus tracks exclusively available at iTunes). The Little Praise Party series is available online and in Christian bookstores everywhere via Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution. For church and classroom use, there is also a Church DVD available that includes all 15 songs plus the soundtracks, mp4 files and a group viewing license.

“Hearing children sing God’s praises never gets old,” says Yancy. “And it gives me chills hearing their sweet little voices sing their love to the Lord. Music is a powerful thing. It’s an important tool that we have to use in our homes and churches to plant Biblical truth in the hearts of kids. It’s the very reason we started making Little Praise Party music.”

Yancy’s Little Praise Party series engages kids from the very start with non-stop sing-along fun for the entire family. In addition to CDs, each project in the series has a companion DVD filled with exciting animation with on-screen lyrics to help visualize the words and stories portrayed within the songs. The popular Little Praise Party app, available in both iOS & Android formats, features new videos each month in English and Spanish.

“I introduced my kids to Little Praise Party, from Yancy, and it’s really adorable listening to them sing their songs,” said recording artist Jaci Velasquez. “As a mom, my hope and my prayer is that everything that I’m putting into my kids is positive and good and encouraging and hopeful. Because whatever goes in, comes out.”

“We need to begin the process of passing on our faith and Christian values to our children at an early age,” says Yancy. “We really can’t start too soon. My heart and prayer is that this generation would Taste and See that the Lord is good.”

For more than a decade, Yancy has been making music for Christian music fans of all ages. As a songwriter, she has penned songs with Third Day frontman Mac Powell, wrote the Jaci Velasquez hit “Something Beautiful” and Avalon’s chart-topping “I Don’t Want To Go.” As an artist, Yancy has released radio-friendly pop/rock albums and multiple projects for kids and young adults, while sharing the stage with Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Plumb and many more. Yancy also pens a monthly column for KidzMatter Magazine, and has written and produced the music and videos for Standard Publishing’s Vacation Bible School curriculum since 2012, reaching over 1,000,000 kids each year.

 

Yancy Invites Kids Everywhere to ‘Taste and See’ the Newest Addition to the Little Praise Party Series on February 10th

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) – Yancy returns February 10th with Little Praise Party: Taste and See – the fourth release in the popular worship music series for young children. The album and companion DVD include 15 easy-to-sing songs, with two bonus tracks exclusively available at iTunes. The Little Praise Party series is available online and in Christian bookstores everywhere via Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution.

Yancy’s Little Praise Party series engages kids from the very start with non-stop sing-along fun for the entire family. In addition to CDs, each project in the series has a companion DVD filled with exciting animation with on-screen lyrics to help visualize the words and stories portrayed within the songs. As a mom herself, Yancy definitely knows what it takes to keep kids simultaneously entertained and uplifted. There’s even an entire Spanish-language collection of Little Praise Party favorites called Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza, which features vocal production from Jaci Velasquez and Salvador’s Nic Gonzales.

“The new Little Praise Party album is called Taste and See, which is a major point on my heart right now,” says Yancy. “I know the power of music and love the fact that the songs I write have the potential to plant seeds in the hearts of people. I want this generation to taste and see that the Lord is good, and if they do that at an early age, I believe they’ll be able to have the relationship they need to have with the Lord so it doesn’t turn into one of those sad stories you hear about people turning their backs on their faith later in life.”

 

The new album features guest appearances by Chris Lockwood (formerly of 33 Miles), Erskin Anavitarte and renowned children’s ministry leader Jim Wideman (Yancy’s father), who has appeared on all of the Little Praise Party releases. The popular Little Praise Party app (which features new videos each month in English and Spanish), available in both iOS & Android formats, will also be adding new videos from the latest project.

For church and classroom use, there is also a Church DVD available that includes all 15 songs plus the soundtracks, mp4 files and a group viewing license.

For more than a decade, Yancy has been making a wide range of music that has found an audience with Christian music fans of all ages. Upon arriving in Nashville, Yancy quickly became one of Music City’s most sought after songwriters, co-writing songs with Third Day frontman Mac Powell, penning the Jaci Velasquez hit “Something Beautiful” and the chart-topping, ASCAP Award-winning song “I Don’t Want To Go” for Avalon’s Grammy and Dove nominated Oxygen album. As an artist, Yancy has released radio-friendly pop/rock albums and multiple projects for kids and young adults, while sharing the stage with Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Plumb and many more.

Yancy Ministries is rapidly becoming a premiere destination for uplifting entertainment and church resources used all across the globe. Above and beyond the worldwide distribution of the Little Praise Party CD/DVDs, Yancy pens a monthly column for KidzMatter Magazine, and has written and produced the music and videos for Standard Publishing’s Vacation Bible School curriculum since 2012, which also features author and missionary Beth Guckenberger of Back2Back Ministries and reaches over 1,000,000 kids each year.

Yancy continues to tour year-round, from family concerts to confereces to leading worship for youngsters at mega-churches such as Hillsong Church (Sydney), Lakewood Church (Houston), Prestonwood Baptist (Dallas) and Northpoint Community Church (Atlanta), among others.

“Yancy Ministries exists to make Jesus loud, whether that’s through songs, videos, devotionals, training or family concerts,” explains Yancy. “A love and passion for Jesus is at the core of everything we do. We want to encourage whole families to love God with all their heart, spending time singing God’s praises, and celebrating all that He has done.”

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Pre-Order Little Praise Party: Taste and See at iTunes: http://syntax.cr/1zUynZF

Little Praise Party: Taste and See Track Listing:

1. Super Wonderful

2. Praise the Lord Every Day

3. Taste and See

4. My God Is Number One

5. Stop and Go

6. Obey

7. I Love You Lord

8. Lord I Thank You

9. There Are Promises

10. Joyful Noise

11. Gonna Serve

12. I Will Pray

13. The Bunny Song

14. It’s A Happy Day

15. Best Present Ever

16. La, La, La, Hey, Hey, Hey (iTunes only)

17. Hosanna Rock Remix (iTunes only)

Do you have a story/testimony of what “Little Praise Party” means to your family or church #kidmin?

I’m working on some new promo items for the upcoming February release of “Little Praise Party-Taste and See” and I would be ever so grateful if you would end me an email to info@yancynotnancy.com telling your story. If you can send a video of you sharing how “Little Praise Party” has impacted you and yours that would be even better. (I may even send you a little thank you gift!)

Thank you so much for helping me tell the story of life change that has happened through these little songs and cartoon videos. I appreciate your help. This new album and video collection is gonna rock. Seriously, some of the best yet. I can’t wait for you all to hear it.

Help Us Pick The Cover

October 13th, 2014

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Hello Friends!

I am so excited to be doing a blog tour right now to support my new Little Praise Party album for preschoolers “Happy Day Everyday”!

For the next 12 days you can visit some fun blogs and hear me talk about different songs from my new album. Each day you can watch me perform a different song off of Happy Day Everyday just for you! I had a lot of fun putting the videos together and I hope you enjoy watching them! Gather your kids around the computer each day to have your own Little Praise Party at home!

This new Happy Day Everyday CD and DVD can be ordered here at my website store:

http://yancynotnancy.com/store/

You can follow all of my Little Praise Party blog tour stops at these fabulous blogs:

Monday April 30 Impress Your Kids

Tuesday May 1 Mama Hall

Wednesday May 2
 God Centered Mom

Thursday May 3 
 Homeschool Creations

Friday May 4 
 ModSquad

Saturday May 5 
When You Rise

Sunday May 6 
4tunate

Monday May 7 
Inspired To Action

Tuesday May 8 
 Home With the Boys

Wednesday May 9 
1+1+1=1

Thursday May 10 
 Muthering Heights

Friday May 11 
 MOB Society

Saturday May 12 
 I Can Teach My Child

Wow, it’s been busy around here lately. We celebrated Sparrow’s birthday twice. One party was at home in Tennessee and another in Oklahoma.  There’s been lots of concerts, conferences and meetings lately too. My house is an explosion of suitcases, laundry, toys and mail at the moment. It’s been fun and I’m thankful for the open doors God has sent my way.

So, if you’ve seen me on facebook or twitter lately you know that I’m trying to win a contest for “2012 Best Christian Indie Solo Artist”. I need your VOTE to win this. You can vote once per day eachd ay through March 21st. I’m in second place right now and well, I want to win so please help me win this. You can vote here. It will just take a minute or less. Please spread the word to your friends and followers too. http://christianmusic.about.com/library/polls/bl-2012-rca-indie-solo.htm?r=facebook?r=facebook?r=facebook

Lastly, it’s been fun to hear how people are loving the new “Little Praise Party-Happy Day Everyday” music for preschoolers. I even had a couple kids make their own video for one of the songs. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJKtceLHU9E&feature=youtu.be You can get the music on itunes but even better is the CD/DVD combo you can get from me at http://yancynotnancy.com/store/cds/ Get free shipping too with code: yancylovesme  If you haven’t gotten this music already, now is the time.

Happy monday to you. Happy extra daylight to you (with yesterday’s time change) Spring is coming, I’m excited!

Now, I’ve got to go clean up that explosion I told you about :-)

YANCY

 

Over the past couple years I’ve had what felt like non-stop requests for more preschool music in the LIttle Praise Party series. I’ve been working on the project now for some time so it’s so exciting to me that this week “Little Praise Party-Happy Day Everyday” is finally available. Check it out here at: http://yancynotnancy.com/store/ministry-resources/#left_column

There are fifteen new songs plus a bonus lullaby mix of one of the songs. I’m thrilled that there are songs to help kids celebrate some of the most special days/seasons of the year including Easter, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and Christmas. Not to mention there’s songs that talk about not being afraid and the great commission encouraging them to “Go into all the world and teach the good news.” The DVD option will not disappoint either. There are dancing turkeys and pigs playing guitar, disco balls and of course animated Yancy with all her lil’ friends and family. So if you have preschool kids or if you have friends who do please check out this new CD and DVD. I really am excited it’s finally here and available ready to rock minivans, SUVS and living rooms. And also ready to help churches and nurseries teach kids how to worship (Psalm 8:1&2). I’d appreciate any facebook, blog and twitter posts to help me spread the word. Thanks for your help and support.

Blessings,
YANCY

P.S. When you order be sure to get free shipping with code: yancylovesme

A Happy Day Everyday

January 5th, 2012

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Unlike many recording artists, Yancy has never been accused of releasing projects that begin to sound the same. That’s because with over a decade under her belt, Christian music’s most diverse artist has managed to successfully record and release projects for the family – the entire family. On January 10th, Yancy returns with Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday (Elevate Entertainment), a CD and companion DVD designed specifically for preschool age kids.

The latest in her Little Praise Party series, Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday provides sing-along fun and worship for the youngest generation as well as Mom’s and Dad’s, with a companion DVD of animated videos for each song.

“A few years ago a Bible verse popped out at me and has become my verse for leading kids in worship,” says Yancy. “It’s Psalm 8:1&2. ‘God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name. Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs that drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble.’ (MSG) That means that when a two year-old sings ‘Everybody praise the Lord,’ miracles happen. When a four year old shouts ‘Jesus loves me,’ the words they sing are taking root in their life and their spiritual development. I love this collection of songs because it helps moms, dads, sisters, brothers and the youngest of tikes celebrate and sing about Jesus in their life.”

For more than a decade, Yancy has released radio friendly pop/rock albums and multiple projects for kids and young adults, all while sharing the stage with such artists as Mute Math, Newsboys, 4Him and Nichole Nordeman. As a writer, Yancy has teamed up with Third Day’s Mac Powell, wrote Avalon’s #1 hit “I Don’t Want To Go” and Jaci Velasquez’s “Something Beautiful,” and still found the time to compose two devotional books for worship leaders and musicians and a devotional book for pre-teens. In 2011, Yancy teamed up with Standard Publishing for an exclusive partnership to write and produce content for Standard Publishing’s 2012 Vacation Bible School.

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Over the past few months I’ve been working on a new CD and DVD for preschoolers. It’s the newest installment in the Little Praise Party series. This CD and DVD called “Happy Day Everyday” will release officially January 10th (but we’re hoping to be able to start shipping pre-orders in time for Christmas.) Stay tuned for more details over the next couple weeks. We’ll start taking pre-orders very, very soon.

We hope you’ll be as excited as we are about this new music and videos for preschoolers!

Yancy

I am writing you today rejoicing that we get to celebrate such an amazing event this Christmas. We’ve been given the gift of Jesus, born to us, to be the Savior of the world. What a blessing to remember all that we’ve been blessed with this year. I can’t believe 2010 has almost passed and we are standing at the doorway of 2011. More reasons to love, celebrate and live life following the words Jesus spoke to us to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15 NIV)

THE JOURNEY

In 2007, I started a journey. I’ll be honest, I had no idea how big God was going to use a simple collection of songs I call “Little Praise Party”. This music is a little different than what most of you might be familiar with when you think of Yancy. These songs are for preschoolers. I produced a CD of songs that included remakes of Sunday School Classics and new songs I wrote thinking of these little ones vocabulary and attention spans. I have been blown away at the emails, testimonies and even videos that have been sent in about how the music has impacted kids, families and churches. In January 2009, I went on to release a DVD that was filled with animated cartoon style music videos for the songs which has been used by thousands of churches and family minivans!

I was leading worship at a conference in April 2008 when God laid on my heart to give away the money that “Little Praise Party” makes. I felt it was my way of giving back and giving to a group of kids that can’t pay me back. I am happy to say I’ve donated those profits over the past few years to two ministries. The first, Romanian Evangelistic Medical Mission, a ministry that I got to see in action first hand when I visited their orphanages in Romania www.remm-ministry.org. The other is Embassy of Hope and their Kids Helping Kids program www.embassyofhope.org. This missions family has been a part of my life since I was born and I’ve so enjoyed helping fulfill their son’s vision to impact kids through orphanages in India.

All throughout this year I’ve been asked “when is the next ‘Little Praise Party’ coming?” I’ve heard from church leaders how they need more resources like this for preschoolers. As time and funds were available this year I’ve recorded new songs. I’m happy to say the recording is two-thirds of the way done. Once the recordings are done we can proceed with the next step, a new animated cartoon DVD, which, as you may know, is not a low cost project.

MY MISSION FIELD

I’ve realized that “Little Praise Party” is my mission field. The impact has been huge! I’ve been able to provide a needed music resource that is relevant to these precious little ones as they learn to praise our great God. These preschoolers don’t have an allowance or send in love offerings to thank me for my contribution to their life. I’ve responded to God’s leading to give away the money this resource brings in and, I’ll be honest, God has always provided for every need we have.

Yancy Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel through music to kids and families. We are able to raise most of our funding through opportunities to minister at churches, camps and conferences. Also, by families and churches ordering our music resources and devotionals. You may know that I’m pregnant, giving birth to my firstborn early March. Since I normally tour year round and these live events all involve me being there live in the flesh, this will be impossible for a few months of 2011. As I prepare to give birth and welcome my own little one, I’ll have to take some time off from the road. I’m excited to invite my baby boy to join in the “Little Praise Party”. I want to share with you one of my favorite Bible verses pertaining to kids’ worship. Psalm 8:1&2. “God, brilliant Lord, Yours is a household name. Nursing infants gurgle choruses about You; toddlers shout the songs that drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble.” (MSG) A child that knows how to worship His creator is powerful stuff! So, this is where we arrive at the present need.

Here at YMI we are coming off the release of a new preteen CD/DVD resource “Stars, Guitars & Megaphone Dreams”. We have funds still tied up in the promotion and cost of this project that prevent us from being able to move forward on the next “Little Praise Party”. Here are our needs for this project:

· To finish the CD recording

· Create the accompanying animated singalong DVD

· Design, package and duplicate the CD and DVD

· Properly promote and get the word out there that this resource is available.

· Give away a substantial amount of these CD’s and DVD’s to churches and families to help them plant seeds of God’s word in their preschooler’s hearts.

· Have this release no later than summer 2011.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You may ask how much will this cost? $50,000.00. Is that a big number? Absolutely. But I believe we serve a big God and He has called us to do some big things in the days ahead.

I would like to invite you to prayerfully consider what you can give. As 2010 comes to a close and you consider year-end giving or even continued support throughout 2011, please consider giving funds to this project. I know thousands of kids will thank you in Heaven for your contribution. You may know of someone else that would be interested in giving towards this. Please pass this opportunity on to them or contact our office with their information. Your church or business may want to consider giving as well.

For every gift of $50 or more we’ll send you one of these CD/DVD sets when it’s completed. Some of you can give a larger gift of $100-$500. As our way of saying thanks we’ll send you the LPP CD/DVD and also our newest music and devotional for preteens. You may be able to give $1,000 or even more. If that’s you, we’ll send you a bundle of our devotional/music but also enter your church to receive a Yancy family concert in 2011. (Date to be mutually agreed upon and travel costs not included. Only one concert to be given.) Remember, for year end giving we must receive by December 31st to give you 2010 tax credit. You can give online at www.yancynotnancy.com/contact/ click on the “Make a donation” button or you can mail a check to us at:

Yancy Ministries, Inc.

2441-Q Old Fort Pkwy #354

Murfreesboro, TN 37128

From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for your support, prayers and love. We are impacting generations of Christ followers together! May you and yours have a very blessed Christmas!

Sincerely,
Yancy