The GMA on behalf of the Christian and gospel music industry mourns the senseless loss of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and his parishioners: Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton and Myra Thompson.
Each night of GMA’s IMMERSE Conference (June 15th-17th) there are concerts not only open to conference attendee’s but also open to the general public! If you live in Nashville, check out next week’s upcoming IMMERSE concerts below! Tickets are $10 each per concert and can be purchased at the door.
The 2nd annual GMA Honors Ceremony is set to air on JUCE TV –
Friday, June 5th at 7pm PST / 10pm EST
Saturday, June 6th at 12pm PST / 3pm EST.
Preaching had ended, the arena was full… Pastor walked onto the stage and the music team sat poised, ready like elite forces eager to take ground. The atmosphere was charged; pregnant with the presence of God. All eyes were on our fearless leader as the air was sucked out of the room and God sat down on our worship.
Today we are busy, busier than we’ve ever been. There seems to be more money flowing in our economies than ever before, as well; but why then is there such a massive national debt? Why is it that the more we work, the busier we are, the more bankrupt we feel? The American Dream is not what it once was. The American Dream is rooted in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims, “all men are created equal” with the right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Why then do we feel equal until someone else is perceived to have a higher level of success, more money, more fame, a bigger house or a better car?
Platinum-selling group Hillsong UNITED has a lot to celebrate this month as they release a new album, EMPIRES (Hillsong Music/Capitol CMG) May 26, and a highly-anticipated film, Hillsong — Let Hope Rise (Relativity Studios) just a few days later on May 29. Of the new record, lead worship leader Joel Houston explains, “EMPIRES is the story of two worlds. We wanted to create songs that first seek to listen, then speak the good news of Jesus and His grace into the dichotomy, tension and hopeful-collision of this broken and fragile world… Our desire has been to simply create the most honest project we could.”
While numerous female Christian artists juggle motherhood and ministry, there are several who have recently added the title of “Mom” to their resumes for the first (or second) time, making the month of May extra special for them this year. Here’s a list of just a few of the new moms who are soaking up time with their little ones on and off the road this Mother’s Day.
It’s obvious that music is a passion for rising hip-hop artist KB, his already impressive list of accolades and awards attesting to that, but did you know the Florida-based artist once contemplated stepping into the ring as a career? We recently sat down with KB to discuss his passion for the fight and to discover what it is that draws him in.
Do you consider yourself a creative? If so, here are six habits that I’ve observed many successful creative types employ in their lives over the years. Some might not work well for you; some may unveil the exact thing you’ve needed to empower the talent and creativity that has been welling up inside of you. Consider these six habits as you continue your journey of expression:
A good student of the Christian music scene won’t need anyone to tell them that KB is one of the hottest rising stars on the hip-hop horizon, having garnered a No. 1 debut on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart, a Dove Award and plenty of critical acclaim from outlets near and far. And while the artist’s musical talents are on display for all to see on his latest effort, Tomorrow We Live, did you know that the artist got laughed at during his first recording session? Or that one of his favorite movies of all time is a Pixar favorite? For this and more, keep reading!
Canadian quartet Hawk Nelson is riding high, fresh off the release of their new studio album, Diamonds, and chart-topping debut single, “Drops in the Ocean.” The album is, if you’ll pardon the expression, a well-polished gem. Front man Jon Steingard took some time to answer 10 questions — each one based on the title of each of the album’s 10 songs. Some are silly; some are serious; but all offer a unique glimpse into the album and the band.
From dresses catching fire to Easter baskets, egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, artists and their moms recall sweet and humorous moments from their personal celebrations through the years and remember the real meaning of Easter.
Every morning, I have my social media routine. Instagram first – it’s my favorite. I open Twitter, check my email and finally Facebook where I mindlessly scroll and swipe, pausing on the stories that I’m most interested in seeing. Sound familiar?
Throughout my day, I would unconsciously open my browser on my phone, type in “f” and hit enter. My phone knows that “f” in the search bar means Facebook. I’ve trained it that well. Then, a month ago I quit Facebook.
July, 2000. Billboard’s Christian Albums chart includes a double album with the strange title WOW Worship Orange. Title aside, the album went Platinum. It was the second in a series of compilations of worship music, and its track list tells a story about a pivotal time in Christian music.
Announcing some more amazing talent that will be joining this year at the IMMERSE Conference!
Other performers joining Sanctus Real and Colton Dixon are E-One Nashville’s William McDowell & Jonathan McReynolds & Inpop Records’s Jimmy Needham. Anthem Lights, who recently found amazing success via YouTube will also be telling their story at IMMERSE.