Filmed in front of a live audience in Memphis, Tenn., MercyMe’s headlining performance on FOX News Radio’s Todd Starnes All-American Christmas Special will broadcast this week on hundreds of FOX News Radio stations along with the entire American Family Radio network and the Bott Radio Network. Performing songs such as “Christmastime Again” and “Our Lullaby” from their newest holiday album MercyMe, It’s Christmas!, the multi-platinum selling group was joined by GRAMMY® winner Laura Story, jazz great Kirk Whalum and the 300-voice Bellevue Baptist Church Singing Christmas Tree & Orchestra.
World-renowned worship leader Don Moen was the special guest performer at the birthday party for famed boxer Manny Pacquiao last week.
“Impossible,” the No. 1 single from GRAMMY®-nominated and multi-award winning band Building 429, has been selected as one of the Best Songs of 2015 in the Christian/Gospel genre according to the editorial team at iTunes. The band’s album UNASHAMED, featuring “Impossible,” was also named one of the top 10 albums of the year.
Multiple Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Award nominated Urban Gospel sister trio VIRTUE (Karima Kibble, Heather Martin, and Ebony Holland) is set to release their highly anticipated all-new 7th studio album FEARLESS (Mixed Bag/Entertainment One) available in stores and online everywhere Friday, February 12, 2016.
The independent label, StowTown Records, has signed two new Christian artists as they branch out into the CCM marketplace. The label will release its first album for multi-Dove Awards winner and Grammy Awards nominee, Jody McBrayer, who was a founding member of the CCM group, Avalon. The new project, Keep Breathing, releases February 12, 2016, followed by a Seth Mosley produced record for Charles Billingsley in March 2016.
For the past three years Pastor Jeremiah has brought the true meaning of Christmas to New York City for a live one-night-only special event. This year on December 3, 2015 at the Beacon Theatre, Dr. David Jeremiah spoke a profound message, and we heard cherished Christmas songs be performed by musical guest artists including StowTown’s Charles Billingsley and TaRanda Greene. This event was truly magical and reflective in what the season means to us all. This year is particularly special, as the event is airing on national television. Check your local listings, and don’t miss your chance to watch Christmas on Broadway with Dr. David Jeremiah.
Essential Music Publishing writer and producer, Jason Ingram, was honored with three GRAMMY® nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Ingram received a songwriter nomination on Matt Maher’s song “Because He Lives (Amen)” for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.” Similarly, he played a role in each of the nominated albums in the “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” category as either a co-writer and/or a co-producer.
Tenth Avenue North announces their spring leg of the “All The Earth Is Holy Ground” with special guests Hawk Nelson and I Am They. The 30+ city tour, with more dates to be announced, is sponsored by Compassion International and will kick off on February 18 in Lake George, NY. This tour includes dates on the West Coast, the first time the band will head west since 2012. See the complete list of tour dates.
Chris Tomlin’s ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship has received overwhelming response since its October release, originally debuting atop Billboard’s Holiday Albums Chart. ADORE continues to hold strong on the chart, just behind Pentatonix and Michael Buble, marking seven weeks straight in the top 3. Additionally, ADORE sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart, holding that spot for the third week in a row.
Phil Wickham’s acclaimed single “This Is Amazing Grace” was honored with RIAA Gold Certification for both sales and streams of the song off of his 2013 project, The Ascension. Reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart, “This Is Amazing Grace” received top honors at the 2015 BMI Christian Awards for Song of the Year and earned Wickham three nominations at this year’s 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including a nod for Song of the Year.
Following the blockbuster success of their “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Tour—which saw sellouts nearly each night—Platinum®-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys are set to embark on the popular tour’s final leg with a 20-city spring run next year.
Today, award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and trailblazer Kirk Franklin, announced the 20 Years in One Night Tour in conjunction with Live Nation.
Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Tank, Chrisette Michele, Deitrick Haddon and More Set to Take the Stage at the 15th Annual Praise…
Surprise! Hillsong Young & Free has unveiled a brand new single titled “Where You Are.” Originally announced through the band’s social media conversation followed by millions around the world, the upbeat EDM sounding “Where You Are” is the first song from Hillsong Young & Free’s anticipated full-length sophomore project Youth Revival due out in February 2016.
Tina Campbell, one-half of superstar sister duo Mary Mary, 4x Grammy® winner, 2x American Music Awards winner, multiple NAACP Image Awards winner, among countless other awards, star of WEtv’s originally scripted hit series, Mary Mary, launched her solo career with the #1 debut cd, It’s Personal, is set to have yet another headline grabbing moment when the star and husband Teddy Campbell appear for the first time ever on “Steve Harvey,” Wednesday, December 9th, 2015.
Gotee Records’ newest artist HOLLYN celebrates her first No. 1 single as her debut single “Alone (feat. TRU)” shot up to the top of the Hot AC/CHR chart in just six weeks. Making Christian radio chart history with 95 percent of the Hot AC/CHR panel adding the single out of the box on October 31, this song will be going for adds at AC radio on January 15, 2016. The debut single was co-written by HOLLYN, TobyMac, producer Bryan Fowler and TRU. Watch the lyric video for this hit song.
The stars were out in the nation’s capitol Sunday evening to pay tribute to a group of well deserving legends that represents decades of extraordinary entertainment. Award-winning singer Cece Winans was part of the all-star tribute to the trailblazing actress Cicely Tyson at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, and ended the segment with a powerful and touching version of “Blessed Assurance” that received a standing ovation. Also joining Winans in the segment was Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Terence Blanchard, Tyler Perry and The Cicely Tyson High School Performing Arts Choir. Serving as Music Director for the evening was the multi-talented Rickey Minor and his amazing band.