Capitol CMG welcomes worship leader and songwriter Cody Carnes to their roster family as he releases his debut digital single, “The Cross Has The Final Word,” available today. Click here to check out this powerful new worship anthem that is making an impact around the world. Celebrating the new single, the live music video debuts today here.
Atlantic Records today released “THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE,” the companion album to the film from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. The Shack hits theatres next Friday, March 3.
The GMA (Gospel Music Association) Foundation announces today its inductees and honorees for the annual GMA Honors Celebration set for Tuesday, May 9, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. This year’s inductees include award-winning CCM artist Steve Green; Gospel legend Yolanda Adams; world-class Southern Gospel group Gold City Quartet and legendary management team and founders of Reunion Records, Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell. The event also honors individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture both past and present. This year’s honorees include Amy Grant for Helping Hands, Dr. Shirley Caesar for Shirley Caesar Outreach Ministries, Compassion International and Natalie Grant for Hope for Justice. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For ticket and table sponsor information, please visit www.gospelmusichalloffame.org.
Made up of Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, ALL SONS & DAUGHTERS has released seven critically-acclaimed projects to date, including Poets & Saints, All Sons & Daughters, All Sons & Daughters: Live, Season One, The Longing, Brokenness Aside, and Reason To Sing. The duo, which found their start serving as worship leaders from Nashville, Tenn., are known for popular songs including “Brokenness Aside” and “Great Are You Lord,” a song currently in the Top 10 songs performed weekly by churches nationwide.
“Even If,” the first single from GRAMMY® nominated MercyMe’s awaited new album LIFER (Mar. 31) skyrocketed into its first week at radio, earning 74 adds across format and is already #13 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart. Mirroring the excitement at radio, “Even If” also shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Christian chart. Adding to their two nominations, including Artist of the Year for the 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards, the fan-voted awards show exclusively debuted a lyric video for the song through their social networks.
Critically acclaimed songwriter/artist/missionary Daniel Bashta, best known for writing “God’s Not Dead (Like a Lion),” releases My Resurrection (Live) March 10 from GoForth Sounds with The Fuel Music distribution. The album captures the unbridled spirt of Bashta’s paint-outside-the-lines worship through a mix of new selections and familiar songs that are already being sung in churches globally.
Integrity Music has signed Covenant Award winning songwriter and worship leader Greg Sykes and will release Sykes’ debut EP, Reverse, and a radio single of the title track on March 10. A pre-order for the EP begins February 24 with the title track immediately available upon purchase.
Passion has unveiled their latest live album Worthy Of Your Name, available on all digital platforms now with physical albums available March 24.
4 AGAINST 5 (IVAV) recording artist, Steven Malcolm, releases his self-titled, debut album today. The project is starting the day debuting in the Top 15 of the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Top Albums Chart. Malcolm co-wrote the 13 songs on the project, which was co-produced by a powerful collection of GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning producers, including: Beam, Andy Mineo, Hollyn, Pyrexx, Scootie, Tasan, Joey Jewish and Blanca. “Hot Boy,” the first song and accompanying music video released from the album, is currently being featured by ESPN during NBA on ESPN games this season.
GRAMMY®-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae today released “River of Jordan,” featuring vocals from Breyan Isaac. The song is the latest available track from “THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE.” “River of Jordan (feat. Breyan Isaac”) is now available for streaming and purchase at all DSPs. THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE is set for release on February 24th.
The multi-talented comedian, musician, motivational speaker and award-winning songwriter, Tim Lovelace, has signed with StowTown Records, marking the first time the label has added a comedian to the artist roster. A comedy DVD that will feature Lovelace’s unique clean comedic style is scheduled to release in early fall 2017 and will be available at all digital and retail outlets.
Grammy-winning Christian recording artist Jason Crabb is launching his own label, Billboard has learned exclusively. Red Bus Records will partner with Daywind Music Group for marketing and distribution. Crabb plans to release his first album through the new venture later in 2017 and is looking to sign other faith-based acts to the Red Bus roster.
Bilingual, multi-Platinum selling recording artist and actress Jaci Velasquez announces her first major tour in over seven years, the “Trust Tour” launching March 2 in Jacksonville, FL. The tour supports her first, full-length studio album in over five years, the English-language Trust and Spanish-language Confío releasing globally to over 160 nations March 31 from Integrity Music.
The 5th annual K-LOVE Fan Awards will return to the historic Grand Ole Opry House on May 28th. Each category’s honorees were chosen by fans, who will also select each winner with voting opening on May 1st. Hosting duo Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West along with many K-LOVE artists announced each of the nominees in each category earlier today via K-LOVE Radio’s Facebook LIVE.
GRAMMY®-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe just released her third album, The Garden, which was the No. 7 best-selling album this week according to the Billboard Top Albums chart. In addition, it was the No. 2 album on the Christian & Gospel chart and the No. 6 album on the Digital Albums chart. The project also earned Jobe her third Billboard Top 200 Top 25 chart debut.
As Zach Williams is just returning from his whirlwind weekend in Los Angeles celebrating his GRAMMY® nomination, he is now celebrating his hit single – “Chain Breaker” – which is literally breaking records. The impactful song continues to hold the No. 1 spot at radio – at an astounding 15 weeks to date – which has already surpassed the previous record by three weeks for a new artist’s debut song hitting the top (the title was previously held by Jordan Feliz’s “The River”). “Chain Breaker” also continues to stay on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart (No. 9), and the Chain Breaker LP is No. 12 on the Americana/Folk Albums Chart.
Following her successful 2015 cinema event, Laughing in the Dark, best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce returns to the big screen for one special night with an important message for audiences nationwide: Laugh – Cry – Love. Chonda Pierce: Enough serves as a powerful reminder that our value is found in Christ; because of Him, we are enough.