NEWS: Tree63 Launches Kickstarter For New Album After 7-Year Hiatus

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Following a seven-year hiatus, internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 announce today the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its fans to participate in the recording and promotion of its seventh full-length album slated for release Summer 2015. Following the enthusiastic reception the band received at a series of reunion events last year in South Africa (see live video from these events at this link), John Ellis (vocals and guitar), Darryl Swart (drums) and Daniel Ornellas (bass) reformed the trio and is in the studio now working on new music.

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NEWS: More Artists Announced for GMA IMMERSE 2015

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Announcing some more amazing talent that will be joining this year at the IMMERSE Conference!

Other performers joining Sanctus Real and Colton Dixon are E-One Nashville’s William McDowell & Jonathan McReynolds & Inpop Records’s Jimmy Needham. Anthem Lights, who recently found amazing success via YouTube will also be telling their story at IMMERSE.

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NEWS: Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Kirk Cameron to Co-Host 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards

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Nashville, Tenn. (February 26, 2015) — Live on cable’s leading morning show, FOX & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, announced that she and Kirk Cameron will share hosting duties for the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, presented by Pepsi. K-LOVE – the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people – will once again bring the only fan-voted award show in Christian music history to the Grand Ole Opry House in Music City on May 31, 2015.

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BLOG: Young Life’s Impact on Dove Award-Winning Artist Brandon Heath

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It was the spring of 1995. Sixteen-year-old Brandon Heath was invited by some friends to attend Young Life club at a suburban Nashville home. After some singing and some games, the tone of the evening grew more serious. “One of the leaders got up and shared their story, and I heard a little bit of the gospel for the first time that night,” Heath recalls. “I didn’t know at the time how much my life was about to change.”

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NEWS: Audio Adrenaline’s New Lineup Hits The Road With Newsboys This Spring

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.— “Love Was Stronger,” the highly-anticipated new single from two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist and one of Christian music’s most popular bands, Audio Adrenaline, drops today, in advance of the May 5 release of the group’s Fair Trade Services sophomore album, Sound of the Saints. In addition, a new group of musicians is unveiled as Audio Adrenaline hits the road with Newsboys’ “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Spring Tour.

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NEWS: Winter Jam’s February 28 Live Webcast Brings Blockbuster Tour to Fans Around the World

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—For the third year in a row, NewSong’s blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is partnering with Blue Scout Media to offer viewers around the world an unprecedented front row seat for one of music’s biggest tours. BlueScout’s StageHop.com will present a live webcast of the February 28 Winter Jam stop at Houston’s Toyota Center. Fans can register for the free event, which begins at 5 pm CT, by visiting jamtour.com/webcast.

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NEWS: WE Tv’s “Mary Mary” is Back for an Explosive 4th Season on Thursday, March 5th

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NEW YORK, NY – February 17, 2015 – In the wake of the shocking betrayals and devastation of last season, Erica and Tina Campbell attempt to reunite and rebuild in season 4 of WE tv’s MARY MARY, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 9PM ET/PT. As they forge ahead, secrets and ambitions are revealed at every turn making it difficult to move forward. With the ladies being drawn in two different directions and Mary Mary on hiatus and managerless; they must look within themselves, and each other, if there is any chance for Mary Mary to survive.

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NEWS: The Gospel Music Association Announces This Year’s GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction and Honors Ceremony Recipients

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 17, 2015) – The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces today the date of the second annual GMA Honors set for Tuesday, May 5th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The GMA Honors event celebrates gospel music trailblazers being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame and gives honor to individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally both past and present. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

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NEWS: More Than 44,000 Votes Cast in Third Annual “We Love Christian Music Awards”

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Momentum continues to build for Christian music’s most innovative honors, the WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS, as voters turned out in record numbers for the third annual awards season. The awards are presented by NewReleaseTuesday.com–the largest Christian music site online–in conjunction with its primary sponsor, new Christian music streaming service The Overflow (www.TheOverflow.com).

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NEWS: Ben Tankard Celebrates RIAA Gold Certification For Hit “JESUS IS LOVE” With Shirley Murdock and New FULL TANK 2.0 CD Topping Amazon Charts At #1

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Nashville, TN — Gospel/Jazz pioneer BEN TANKARD and R&B/Gospel sensation Shirley Murdock recently received RIAA Gold certification records for their 2006 hit single “JESUS IS LOVE” for reaching over 500,000 sales as part of the 2006 WOW Gospel collection. Originally written and recorded by Lionel Richie, “JESUS IS LOVE” was covered on Ben Tankard’s PIANO PROPHET 2006 Smoothjazz release and has been selling and receiving heavy airplay for a staggering eight years.

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TRENDS: The Next Evolution of In-Car Radio and What It Means for Christian Music

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The battle between Apple and Android continues to heat up as both companies unveiled plans for in-car systems in 2014, ushering car manufacturers into the ongoing debate. Consumers may not have as much skin in the game as say, Honda or Mercedes, but with both interfaces slated to roll out in new cars later this year, smartphone users will have yet one more way to engage their favorite apps with ease.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE: Bill Darpino, Executive Director of Creation Festivals, On the Need for Focused Experimentation

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Under the leadership of Executive Director Bill Darpino, Creation Festivals has enjoyed a season of expansion and success when others in live entertainment have struggled with the bottom line. Creation now boasts five summer festivals – including the additions of Ichthus and Sonshine – along with Creation Concerts in the Spring and Fall.

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NEWS: Big Daddy Weave Dominates at Radio with 4th Consecutive No.1!

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Nashville, TN, February 11, 2015—Affirming their position as an industry leader and fan favorite, Big Daddy Weave scores an astounding fourth No. 1 single from their 2012 project, Love Come to Life. “Overwhelmed,” which landed the top spot on AC Monitored this week, shares rank with their career best-selling track, “Redeemed,” K-LOVE Fan Awards Song of the Year (2014) nominee “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” and the title track from what has become their most successful project to date.

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