As a young, successful and creative couple, Erica and Warryn Campbell have reached an exciting milestone not only as multi-Grammy® Award winners and multiple award winners within the music and entertainment industries, but together now have been honored for the 2016 Black And Married With Kids (BMWK) Standard Awards. The acknowledgement highlights the recording and television star couples’ efforts in the African American community, using their talents to set positive examples for black marriage couples.
UK-based producer, artist, and composer DJ Andy Hunter° announces the release of the free app, Presence. Developed by Hunter° to uniquely find ways to spend quality time with God, Presence was also created to purposefully intersect and enhance the creative arts in the church and during devotional time. Presence will be available on April 22.
David Mann, Tamela Mann and company are bringing a brand new assortment of hysterical family situations and laughs to television this spring when the second season of their hit comedy series Mann & Wife world premieres Tuesday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. CT on Bounce TV, with new episodes debuting Tuesday nights in that time slot for 10 weeks.
Two-Time Grammy® Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist LECRAE is headlining THE HEARTLAND TOUR with Grammy® Award-Winning Alternative Rock Band SWITCHFOOT in June, accompanied by a surprise special guest. The string of dates kicks off June 10 in Omaha, NE. and weaves through the central U.S. to the northwest, wrapping June 19 in Spokane, WA. Tickets for The Heartland Tour go on sale starting Friday, April 1.
Colton Dixon will return to the AMERICAN IDOL stage Thursday, April 7 to perform at the 15th and final season of the iconic singing competition. The finale will air LIVE on FOX from 8:00pm to 10:06pm EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
California Closets and 94 FM The Fish have teamed up to host an evening of fashion and fun in support of Autism Awareness. April is Autism Awareness month, and Light It Up Blue Runway Fashion & Design will take place on Saturday, April 2nd from 5 – 7pm at California Closets in Franklin (420 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin, TN 37067). The event will feature Style Diva Cathi Aycock of Style Home Page, Live performances by Jaci Velasquez & Nic Gonzales, and fashion designs by Project Runway’s Johnathan Kayne.
Tune in to see Passion perform current single “Remember” and “My Victory” in celebration of Easter. Watch the newly released live video for “My Victory (Feat. Crowder)” here.
Christian music had a starring role at the Hollywood premier of “God’s Not Dead 2” Monday night at the Director’s Guild of America. Platinum®-selling Newsboys—who make a special appearance in the Pure Flix film and contribute the theme song, “Guilty”—were joined by Adam Agee, lead vocalist of two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Audio Adrenaline, whose “Sound of the Saints” opens the picture, on the star-studded red carpet preceding the event. Following the screening, viewed by a capacity crowd of actors, motion picture industry personnel and media representatives, Newsboys’ Michael Tait briefly addressed the audience.
Bob Augsburg, Founder / President of WAY Media, announced to the Board of Directors last year that he and his wife, Felice, Co-Founder of WAY-FM, were ready to begin discussing a succession plan. Recently the details of this plan were finalized, with the first phase of the transition/succession beginning in the summer of 2017.
Mark Lowry is one of gospel music’s broadest talents. A singer, songwriter, author and comedian, for over twenty-five years Christian music fans have leaned on the hilarious singer for an uncommon blend of sidesplitting comic relief, thoughtful musicianship and deep spiritual insight. Raised in the church by a music-loving family, performing gospel music – and the hysterical monologues in between songs – was never just a hobby for the Grammy Award-winning Gospel Music Hall of Famer. It was truly a calling.
With sellouts in more than 125 theatres around the country last fall for its one-night Fathom Events and Fuesic Entertainment presentation, “Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark” is set to debut on DVD April 5 from Sony Pictures.
Josh Petersen, Founder of Music City Management, announced today the signing of Marc Martel, the voice of the Queen Extravaganza, the Official Queen Tribute Band produced by legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor, and formerly the lead singer with the award-winning pop group Downhere. Martel is scheduled to release his long awaited covers album on June 17, 2016, The Covers LP, Vol. 1. The project will feature fan requested songs, such as Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” as well as many more favorites done in Martel’s unique vocal style. Martel will be performing songs from the new record at an upcoming Nashville concert, March 28th at The High Watt, 1 Cannery Row, 8:00 pm CDT.
Francesca Battistelli, who received her first GRAMMY Award last month, has given birth to her third child, a son named Isaac James Goodwin. He entered the world on Sunday, March 20 weighing 10 lbs., 9 oz. at 23 inches. Please join her, Matt, her husband and proud dad, and their two other children, Eli (5) and Audrey (3), in welcoming Isaac into their family.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today a new Board of Directors, whose terms are effective immediately. Jackie Patillo currently serves as President.
Debuting in time for the celebration of Easter, Hillsong Worship is unveiling “Grace To Grace,” their newest single composed by Joel Houston and Chris Davenport. In support of the song, “Grace To Grace” is being released digitally to all accounts.
Eight time GRAMMY®-nominee Matt Maher announces his spring dates of his “Saints And Sinners” tour with special guest John Tibbs beginning April 6th through May 7th. The spring leg of the tour will feature returning ministry partners Save The Storks and newcomers to the tour, Museum of the Bible.
We compiled a list of our favorite Easter songs from past Dove Awards performances. Check out what songs made the list below! 1. Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins …
Provident Music Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Dishon as Vice President of Marketing and Jeff Cruz as Vice President of Promotions for Provident Label Group. Dishon and Cruz will oversee rosters on the Essential Records, Reunion Records and Beach Street Records imprints.
A team of artists are hard at work adapting the popular children’s cartoon, SpongeBob Squarepants for the Broadway stage. Joining the team in making this happen are Yolanda Adams, along with Sara Bareilles and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are the latest artists to sign on to contribute original songs to the musical’s score. They join an already robust and eclectic mix of artists who are contributing, including John Legend, T.I., Cyndi Lauper and many more.