Cana’s Voice got its fall/winter tour off to a roaring start with a powerful performance at Christ Church in Nashville this week. The trio played to an audience of music industry VIP’s that included Grammy Award winning CeCe Winans, country artist Buddy Jewell, band members of Signature Sound, and Walt Disney World’s Public Relations Manager Charles Stovall. With their incredible vocals, Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson, captivated the audience with their performances, testimonies and sharp wit. The three solo artists have blended seamlessly into a high-profile group that was honored with several standing ovations from the audience throughout the evening.
Grammy nominated and Billboard Award winning singer/songwriter LAUREN DAIGLE’s debut album, HOW CAN IT BE, has officially reached Gold Record status. HOW CAN IT BE has dominated the charts since its release, as the album logged in more than five weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, and premiered in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200. HOW CAN IT BE also reached #1 on the iTunes Christian Gospel Top Albums Chart with more than 397,800 album sales, 940,600 track sales and over 115 million streams, positioning her as the fastest-selling new artist in Contemporary Christian music in the past decade.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling mega group Newsboys have added eight December dates to this fall’s “Love Riot Tour,” it was announced today. Promoted by Premier Productions, the December leg of the…
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is acquiring the rights to air “T.D. JAKES” from TEGNA Media and T.D. Jakes Enterprises. “T.D. JAKES” is the new syndicated daily one-hour talk show hosted by T.D. Jakes. Seventy affiliates will premiere the show locally on September 12, followed by OWN’s launch of the show on Monday, September 19. The network will air “T.D. JAKES” Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Produced by 44Blue Productions, EnLight Productions and T.D. Jakes Enterprises, the show is currently filming in Los Angeles with Ianthe Jones serving as showrunner.
Christian Music Broadcasters is pleased to announce the addition of Cari Kates! Cari will fill the newly-created position of Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Education. Cari’s role will include managing all aspects of partnerships and will oversee CMB’s educational components with Momentum and the Momentum Summits.
Renowned for their signature arrangements of hymns and inspirational classics, multi Dove Award-winning Curb recording artist Selah returns to their roots with Greatest Hymns, Vol. 2. The long-awaited follow-up to one of the group’s biggest releases to date, 2005’s Greatest Hymns, bows Friday.
Provident Label Group announces the signing of Tauren Wells to a solo deal. Wells’ first single, “Love Is Action,” impacts radio today and with a handful of early adds including Air1, the song is already No. 33 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay Chart. “Love Is Action” hits iTunes and all digital service providers and streaming services today. The official music video for the song also debuts today and can be viewed below.
Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns has joined a very small but elite group of Christian artists as they surpass 10 million albums sold to date since their label debut in 2003. This significant milestone comes on the heels of the upcoming new studio album, The Very Next Thing, releasing on September 16, 2016 (Beach Street/Reunion). This marks the group’s 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release. With these sales numbers, Casting Crowns has held the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.
About Skillet Skillet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more than 11 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received…
Michelle Duffie and her brothers, twins Kelvis (Clyde) and Kendall, have been mainstays in the faith-based entertainment industry for over two decades. Collectively, the dynamic sibling trio boasts superior experience and accomplishments in management, marketing, radio promotions, A&R and music production.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY and Gospel music powerhouse Tye Tribbett as the hosts for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Tickets on sale now.
Following the 2014 release of Lacey Sturm’s widely praised debut book, “The Reason,” Sturm has announced another deeply personal memoir, “The Mystery: Finding True Love In A World Of Broken Lovers.” ReleasingOctober 4 from Baker Books, the book touches on the topics of love, relationships, divorce, depression and suicide, inspired by Sturm’s own experiences.
Irish worship band Rend Collective has announced Campfire II: Simplicity, set to release this November. The album will feature brand new tracks, a cover of Hillsong UNITED’s hit “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”, along with favorites from The Art Of Celebration and chart-topping As Family We Go.
“Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark,” the one-night Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment hit box office presentation and Sony Pictures DVD, took home the Documentary Feature trophy at the inaugural Park City International Film Festival held recently in Park City, Utah.
The eclectic digital soundtrack from distinguished photographer Jeremy Cowart’s The Purpose Hotel has been revealed and features 20 decorated artists including Paramore, Imogen Heap, Dave Barnes, NEEDTOBREATHE and more. Dedicated to the hotel launch, The Purpose Hotel: Vol. 1 will become available for download through The Purpose Hotel Kickstarter page at the $15 pledge level and above. The soundtrack will be released on September 14 after the Kickstarter campaign goal of $2 million is met.
The yellow and black returns this fall, as Stryper embarks on the 30th Anniversary To Hell with the Devil Tour, celebrating the multi-platinum hit album that made MTV history. Paying homage to their early days as a band, Stryper will return to their fan-favorite yellow and black costumes, and play the full album live.
There’s A Light, the highly anticipated sophomore solo set from Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and Curb recording artist Todd Smith, bows August 26. Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Crowder), the album features six songs co-penned by Smith, along with selections from such acclaimed writers as Jennie Lee Riddle, Benji Cowart and Michael Farren, among others.
Unleashed Third Consecutive Skillet Record to Top Christian Albums Chart Band To Make Broadcast Premiere Of New Single “Feel Invincible” on FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series Friday, August…
Effective today, Sam Fisher, co-founder and principal of Paravel Management, LLC, has joined Maximum Artist Management as Artist Manager. Fisher brings with him a roster of fast-rising artists, including award-winning hip-hop artist KB, urban/pop artist Hank Murphy (Provident/Sony), duo Seth & Nirva (Integrity Music), plus author-speaker D.A. Horton (NavPress). The announcement was made by Maximum Artist founder and president, Mitchell Solarek.