BLOG: #GMABlackHistory Spotlight: Edwin Hawkins

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Edwin Hawkins will take his rightful place in music history as the man whose inspired choral visions motivated millions to turn their thoughts to matters spiritual by introducing them to the world of gospel. Actually, it was while serving as the organist and choir director for the Ephesians Church of God in Christ in Berkeley, Calif., that a young Hawkins recorded his first “live” album.

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BLOG: Kari Jobe Gives Birth To Her First Child

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Congratulations to Kari Jobe and husband Cody Carnes on the birth of their son, Canyon Morrison Caine Carnes! #BabyCarnes was born Thursday, February 18th and was 9 pounds 13 ounces & 22.5″ tall. Check out some baby pics from Kari and Cody below!

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BLOG: #GMABlackHistory Spotlight: Al Green

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Al Green formed his first gospel group at the age of nine in Forest City, Ark., and has been singing the gospel ever since. The Green Brothers toured throughout the South in the mid-1950s before the family relocated to Grand Rapids, Mich. There, Green began singing soul music on his own, incorporating gospel and his signature wild moans and wails.

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BLOG: Chris August Weds in Charleston, WV

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Congratulations to Chris August who married his fiance, Katelin Cummings, this weekend in Charleston, West Virginia! The happy couple is currently honeymooning in Cancun, Mexico. Check out some pictures from their winter nuptials!

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BLOG: Celebration of Gospel debuts on BET Sun, Jan 31

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Tune in Sun, Jan 31 for the 15th Annual Celebration of Gospel, host by Golden Globe winning actress, Taraji P. Henson. Performances include Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tank, Donald Lawrence and Jonathan McReynolds and more!

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BLOG: How To Find Your ‘True North’ After A Set Back

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I found myself with more time than usual to evaluate 2015 after breaking my ankle two days before the Dove Awards in October. Needless to say this brought my 2015 year-end to a screeching halt and forced me to slow down in ways I had to embrace. I was riddled with pain and major humility. During this time, I was reminded that I was not defined by this ill-fated mishap nor could I wallow in self-pity or doubt the future.

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BLOG: GMA Hall Of Fame Inductee Joe Moscheo Has Died

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GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Joe Moscheo has passed away. Few people associated with Gospel music have had such a diverse and long-standing impact on the industry as Joe. His career, which stretches over 4 decades, has run the gamut from musician to manager to songwriter to producer to author. Through the years he has worked with Elvis Presley, The Imperials, Pat Boone, The Harmoneers, BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Judds and more. Our prayers are with his family during this time.

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BLOG: MercyMe Collaborations

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MercyMe is joining forces with Hunter Hayes, Mo Pitney, Plumb and Rend Collective at the Ryman this Sunday night for Sam’s Place – Music For The Spirit. Check out our top 6 favorite MercyMe collaborations throughout the years!

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BLOG: Dove Winners Receive Grammy Nods

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The nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards have been announced and several of our Dove Awards Winners have received nods including Lauren Daigle, Matt Maher, Tasha Cobbs and more! Congratulations to all of our Christian and Gospel Grammy Nominees! See the complete list here.

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BLOG: Hospice Called in for Joey Feek

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After calling for fans to pray last Thursday, Joey and Rory Feek believe they have received their answer and “they are at peace with where she is and where she’s going.” See Rory’s blog post here.

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