Presenting The B413 “NO FILTER LIVE” TOUR 2017

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Together with iShine, Provident Label Group, Essential Artist Services and Tween Gospel Alliance, they announce the B413 “No Filter Live” Tour. This unique tour, which will hit three key markets in spring 2017 – Bowling Green, KY (April 22), Austin, TX (May 5) and Ft. Smith (May 6) – is a two-hour event specifically designed for tweens and their parents to best prepare the tween demographic for life beyond entering their teen years, to deeply enrich the child’s faith and help equip parents to set the course of their child’s entire life before turning 13. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Feb. 3. Visit B413.org/NoFilter for more information.

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SGMG Announces Industry Forum Series

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The Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMG) announced today plans to sponsor several music industry forums during 2017. BMI is set to host the inaugural forum on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 1 PM. Click here to RSVP to the forum.

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NRT and JUCE TV Team Up for TV Event

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The WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS has had a fifth year for the record books, and its unprecedented momentum continues with the announcement of its first-ever live awards event, to be held Thursday, Feb. 2 at the JUCE TV studios in the Nashville area.

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Gotee Records’ HOLLYN Releasing First Full-Length Album February 10

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Gotee Records’ HOLLYN announced this week that she will be releasing her debut LP album, One-Way Conversations, next month on February 10. This album is the follow-up to her acclaimed self-titled EP that produced the No. 1 single “Alone (feat. TRU)” and the Top 5 single “Nothin’ On You.” The upcoming release already touts a No. 1 radio single with the track “Love with Your Life.” The pre-order for One-Way Conversations is live now, click here to preorder digitally as well as preorder the CD on her site iamhollyn.com. Fans can also get a first taste of the album with the lead single, “Can’t Live Without,” click here. Watch the album preview trailer below for a glimpse of One-Way Conversations by Hollyn.

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Aaron & Amanda Crabb Perform At Inaugural Ball

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Acclaimed Difference Media husband/wife duo Aaron & Amanda Crabb performed at Family Research Council’s Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball last week. The couple, along with comedian Chonda Pierce and recording artists Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Guy Penrod, were among the headliners at the black-tie gala in Washington, D.C., on inauguration night.

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Tauren Wells’ Debuts “Hills And Valleys” Video; Set To Perform At Charity Event During Super Bowl Week In Houston

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With the first single from Provident Label Group’s Tauren Wells, “Love Is Action,” capturing the No. 1 spot at CHR radio for eight weeks in a row, Wells is now debuting his follow-up single, “Hills And Valleys.” Releasing to both Christian AC and CHR radio, the song is available in three versions – “Hills And Valleys,” found on the Undefeated EP; a remix version (“The Hills Remix”) and an acoustic piano-driven rendition (“The Valleys Version”). There are also two Spotify playlists curated by Wells – a Hills playlist and a Valleys playlist – that are now live.

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Anthony Evans Debuts New Music Video

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Recording Artist and Worship Leader Anthony Evans’ debuts his highly anticipated new music video, “See You Again,” now at Charisma.com, Beliefnet.com and NewReleaseToday.com. Watch the video here.

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Chonda Goes To Washington!

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Best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce was in Washington, D.C., last week to take part in multiple celebrations surrounding the inauguration of President Trump. Highlighted by her performance at the Family Research Council’s Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball on Friday evening, Pierce also attended the inauguration day worship service at St. John’s Episcopal Church and the inauguration, in addition to visiting with U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Capitol Hill earlier in the week.

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NEWS: Tamela Mann Receives 9 Stellar Award Nominations

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Platinum Recording Artist Tamela Mann received nine nominations for the upcoming 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The powerhouse vocalist is nominated for Artist of the Year, Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, CD and Traditional CD of the Year, Producer of the Year, Song of the Year, Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year and Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year. Tamela’s album, One Way, is nominated for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.

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NEWS: Noisey Documentary Exclusively Featured Creation Festival Northeast In “I Saw The Light”

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The nation’s largest outdoor Christian music festival, CREATION FESTIVAL NORTHEAST, became the exclusive host for mainstream media news outlet VICE MEDIA as they set out to produce the documentary film feature “I Saw The Light” on Christian Music in the Festival environment. NOISEY, the online daily music channel of VICE Media, traveled to the Creation Music Festival to film the documentary and catch a glimpse of the inner workings behind the Christian music industry. Watch the full-length documentary, here.

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Get To Know Reba

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Reba McEntire has never been one to “rest on her laurels” (Associated Press) and continues to prove that her strong work ethic couples well with passion as she prepares to release SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE on February 3, 2017 jointly through Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. The double-disc project highlights traditional hymns of “faith” throughout the first 10 songs while more contemporary tracks of “hope” round out the back half. The GMA had the privilege of asking Reba some personal questions as she prepares for the release of her album.

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NEWS: GRAMMY® Nominee & Apple Music’s Artist Of The Week Zach Williams Holds No. 1 At Radio, Performs At Tim Tebow Event

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As 2016 came to a close, Essential Records’ artist Zach Williams was wrapping up an astounding year. Not only did he receive his first GRAMMY® nomination, he was also featured on numerous best of 2016 lists – while also topping their sales charts – with outlets such as iTunes and Amazon (for the “Chain Breaker” single and EP). Apple Music also named Williams their New Artist Of The Week, where editors handpick the hottest emerging acts on the rise.

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NEWS: LIFER, Awaited New Album From GRAMMY® Nominated MercyMe, To Release On Mar. 31

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On the heels of their RIAA Certified Gold and GRAMMY® acclaimed Welcome To The New (2014), MercyMe will release LIFER (FAIR TRADE SERVICES) on Mar. 31, 2017. The core of LIFER is the question of what it looks like to live as followers of Christ that are committed for life. With 2014’s Welcome To The New, MercyMe spoke to the grace and celebrated new life that Christ offers us in entering into faith. With their newest record, MercyMe writes about what it means to live out that faith as a “lifer” in the kingdom of God.

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NEWS: Platinum-Selling, Bilingual Recording Artist Jaci Velasquez To Release First New Album In Five Years

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Bilingual, multi-Platinum selling recording artist and actress Jaci Velasquez will release her first, full-length studio album in over five years. The highly-anticipated recording, both the English-language version, Trust, and Spanish-language Confío, will release globally to over 160 nations March 31 from Integrity Music. A Billboard Latin Music Award winner with five Spanish albums to her credit, this marks the first time for Velasquez to simultaneously release an album in both languages.

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