“The Cross Has The Final Word,” the powerful new single from GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling FairTrade Services recording artist Newsboys, has launched on Apple Music and Spotify, among leading streaming formats, and has been serviced to Christian radio nationwide. Highlighted by a reunion with former Newsboys frontman Peter Furler, the song—written by Cody Carnes—was produced by GRAMMY® winner Seth Mosley, along with Furler and Michael “X” O’Connor for Full Circle Music.
Centricity Music’s Lauren Daigle took home two Billboard Music Awards last night. Named Billboard’s Top Christian Artist (she was nominated last year in the same category) Daigle also won Top Christian Album for the second year in a row with How Can It Be. Daigle was also nominated for Top Christian Song (“Trust In You”). The Billboard Music Awards were held live in Las Vegas from the T-Mobile Arena and aired on ABC.
Emerging from a three year battle with depression, Mandisa’s first new album in four years, Out Of The Dark, is out now. In addition to her sit down with ABC’s Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, the GRAMMY® winner has been vulnerably sharing about her life-changing journey and new music with PEOPLE Magazine, FOX News, Huffington Post and more.
Country singer Rory Feek will appear on “CBS This Morning Saturday” with Anthony Mason on May 20, discussing the release of his wife Joey Feek’s solo album, If Not For You, performing an unreleased song called “I Like the Sound of That,” and giving an update on life with the couple’s daughter Indiana. Check local listings for the show’s air time.
Today, the multi-platinum-selling Christian music powerhouse and chart leading Hillsong UNITED announced their sixth full-length studio album titled Wonder, set to be unveiled in all music stores on June 9th. Undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music (over 2 million albums sold and 700 million career streams to date, remaining the #1 Christian artist on all social media platforms reaching over 9 million fans combined), the band that rocketed to no. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 with their last record Empires,”hopes to re-awaken the innate sense of Wonder within the human being.
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Nashville, Tenn – Unsecret Music announces the signing of artist and songwriter Alexandra Petkovski to their roster. Working under the artist name FJØRA, Petkovski’s official debut pop single titled “Wild Animals” will release early this summer.
Landing early spots on Billboard’s AC Monitored, AC Indicator and National Christian Audience Charts, Citizen Way’s just released single “Bulletproof” is skyrocketing at radio. The single had 56 out of the box adds combined this week when it impacted radio, marking the largest first week ever for the band. The track is found on their latest album, 2.0, which critics note includes “an onslaught of anthems.”
Two of Christian music’s biggest voices—multi-GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Natalie Grant and GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Jason Crabb—are set to headline the second annual American Gospel Celebration June 8 and 9 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Celebrating faith and freedom, the event will be highlighted by messages from best-selling author and renowned pastor John Hagee and author and pastor Matt Hagee.
GRAMMY®-Nominated singer/songwriter Brandon Heath releases a brand new song, “Whole Heart,” to radio, going for adds today. The single is also available at all digital and streaming outlets. Heath has been on the road this week introducing the song to radio partners including Sirius/XM, WRBS/Baltimore, FISH/Atlanta, His Radio Network, KLTY/Dallas and KSBJ/Houston. Last night Heath hosted a Facebook Live sharing the new song with fans.
GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West releases his new single, “Broken Things” from his upcoming new album due later this fall. The single is available everywhere now by clicking here. The single will also be going for adds at radio next Friday, May 19th as a follow-up to his numerous No. 1 radio singles.
Veteran Christian radio broadcaster and Nonprofit Executive Dusty Rhodes has joined the leadership and development consulting firm Elevation Growth Partners as Senior Vice President / Partner. Dusty brings more than 30 years of experience in development, marketing, and leadership success in the non-profit marketplace. He offers clients results-driven counsel in strategic thinking, major gifts, radio pledge drives, annual fundraising, foundations, and working with leadership teams to pursue health and growth for their organizations.
Pop artist, Cameron James, visited the studios at WSMV-TV’s “Today in Nashville” last Friday to perform her single “Beside You.” After signing to DREAM Records, Cameron went into the studio with Joshua Silverberg (Jordan Feliz, Capitol Kings, Jesus Culture) to write her debut single, “Beside You.” This brilliant song carries a powerful message of encouragement and heavenly backup. It’s about a love that never leaves or forsakes you.
GMA Foundation’s annual GMA Honors celebration was held on Tuesday, May 9 at Lipscomb University. Steve Green, Yolanda Adams, Gold City Quartet and Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell were inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The event also honored individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture both past and present. This year’s honorees were Amy Grant for Helping Hands, Dr. Shirley Caesar for Shirley Caesar Outreach Ministries, Compassion International and Natalie Grant for Hope for Justice.
Awakening Evangelism has launched BASE (Biblical Application, Supernatural Evangelism), an interactive 16-week course created to help encourage and empower Christians from around the globe to share their faith in their own areas of influence. The mission statement of the ministry states their heart to equip believers to touch and transform their world with the power of radical love, relentless courage, and timeless truth. During their time in this online training course, BASE students will develop the ability to confidently communicate their beliefs in any situation. Applications are now available, and the inaugural class will begin in August 2017.
Casting Crowns has just completed their Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 “The Very Next Thing” tour with 80 major market dates. The tour featured some of the most successful shows of the band’s career, with multiple sold-out performances and an overall attendance topping 375,000, making this the most attended Crowns’ tour since 2008. In addition to career attendance, the tour united more than 11,000 children with life-giving sponsorships through Compassion International.
Dove Award and Singing News Fan Award-winning quartet Canton Junction announces the addition of ACM Award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist Gordon Mote. Mote joins Canton Junction founding members Pastor Matt Hagee and Tim Duncan, along with Casey Rivers, to round out the acclaimed lineup, replacing Ryan Seaton who departed last fall. In addition to Canton Junction performances, Mote will continue to make solo appearances.
The local church is showing up at the OUTCRY Tour in a big, big way. With a great response to the Spring 2017 Tour, which spanned 18 cities and attracted nearly 90,000 people, Premier Productions is announcing its next venture – OUTCRY Tour Summer 2017.