For the contemporary Christian radio station out of Humble, Texas, risk is an essential part of the station’s identity. In fact, as Tammy Johnson explains, if employees are not taking risk, then they are failing in their job performance. As the head of KSBJ’s exciting endeavor entitled NGEN, Tammy knows firsthand how important the culture of risktaking is at KSBJ.
Though Contemporary Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman and singer-songwriter radio darling Jason Gray released their major label jumpstarts twenty years apart – Chapman’s First Hand (Sparrow) debuted in 1987; Gray’s All the Lovely Losers (Centricity) in 2007 – the thoughtful-pop fan favorites are matched by best-selling discographies, strings of radio hits and humanitarian hearts, investing in the lives of families worldwide through Chapman’s Show Hope adoption advocacy organization and Gray’s personalized partnership with child sponsorship mainstays, World Vision. In an exclusive conversation for the GMA, Steven and Jason talk songs, each other, and joining forces on tour this fall to celebrate Chapman’s eighteenth studio recording – The Glorious Unfolding – releasing October 1 (Reunion/Provident).
She is an independent music darling. Her songs have received Top 20 radioplay, landing her discography on the Christian and folk music sales charts and placements on multiple television shows, including a celebrity cover of her song, “When I’m With You,” by Jennifer Love Hewitt’s “Riley Parks” character on Lifetime’s The Client List. And her latest LP, Dream of You, is nominated for a 2014 Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year, alongside gospel music legends Michael W. Smith and Sandi Patty.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more presenters and performers to appear at the 45th Annual GMA Doves Awards (www.doveawards.com). Current nominees set to appear are for King & Country, 1 Girl Nation, Ellie Holcomb, Tedashii, David and Tamela Mann, Al and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Sandi Patty. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.; set to air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on October 12, 2014. For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association’s social networks.