Tackling issues such as cyclical poverty, unsafe water, human trafficking and more, The Purpose Hotel is fueling the life changing work of a dozen domestic and international organizations. With renowned photographer Jeremy Cowart (Pope Francis, Sting, Carrie Underwood) at the helm, The Purpose Hotel aspires to “change the world in your sleep” through fighting injustices championed by many nonprofit organizations working with the hotel.
GRAMMY® nominated Skillet’s acclaimed record RISE (2013) received RIAA Gold Certification a week before the debut of their tenth studio album UNLEASHED, available August 5. Thanking fans across the globe, the band posted a video to social media expressing their appreciation, along with a surprise teaser for Panheads to be revealed July 29 at midnight.
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family have announced street week plans with multiple national television appearances and fan opportunities in support of their new album LOVE REMAINS (EMI Nashville), available tomorrow, July 29.
Tye Tribbett reveals the story behind how he ended up collaborating with American Idol Fantasia Barrino on her first single on his Instagram. Watch Fantasia’s full performance of their song…
After a fun family-focused summer, Curb Records artist PLUMB will be honored to re-join Big Daddy Weave on their Beautiful Offerings tour this fall, featuring new special guest We Are Messengers. The Beautiful Offerings tour kicks off August 18 in Watertown, SD.
The Afters have been busy in the studio, preparing for the September 9 release of their fifth studio album Live On Forever, which is available for preorder now on iTunes and Amazon Music. Upon preordering, fans will instantly unlock the album’s title track, which hit the top 5 on the Billboard Christian Hot AC radio chart and top 10 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart, along with the band’s new single “Battles,” which recently released to radio.
Dr. Tim F. LaHaye, the son of a Detroit autoworker who grew up to become a respected pastor, international best-seller and prominent evangelical leader, died July 25, 2016 in a San Diego area hospital, just days after suffering a stroke. He was 90 years old.
One of the fastest rising singer/songwriters in the Christian music industry, Jordan Feliz achieved his second No. 1 single with “Never Too Far Gone.” The song reached the top of Billboard’s Hot AC/CHR chart, and is rapidly climbing the trade publication’s other prestigious charts, National Christian Audience (No. 9), AC Indicator (No. 4) and AC Monitored (No. 11).
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band is scheduled to release an all-new studio recording entitled Better Together (Gaither Music Group) on August 26th.
H A R D L O V E, the latest release from Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE is the top selling album in the country, entering the Soundscan/Billboard “Top Current Albums” chart at #1 with sales exceeding 46,000 units. The GRAMMY®-nominated rock band’s highly anticipated album also topped Billboard’s “Top Albums”, “Top Current Rock Albums”, “Current Alternative Albums”, “Current Digital Albums”, and “Overall Digital Albums” charts, and entered the Billboard 200 at #2.
StowTown recording artist and acclaimed vocalist Charles Billingsley spent Independence Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France, where he participated in a special service of remembrance for D-Day heroes.
Multi-award winning family group, The Isaacs, and their label, House of Isaacs Music, have partnered with New Day Christian Distributors on the release of their newest studio project, entitled Nature’s Symphony in 432: A Journey From Pain To Praise. The project, which is scheduled to release on September 2nd, will be available to the Christian marketplace exclusively through New Day, with marketing and label support provided by Daywind Records.
Gotee Records, one of Christian music’s most successful independent labels, is celebrating their first #1 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience (NCA) and Mediabase Christian Audience charts this week with Ryan Stevenson’s “Eye of the Storm” (feat. GabeReal). The breakthrough, multi-format single from the GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter is making history for the label as it has topped six charts, including iTunes’ Christian and Gospel Songs.
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family gathered with over two hundred of their closest friends and family last night (7/20) at Nashville’s The Bell Tower, as they introduced music from their upcoming album LOVE REMAINS (EMI Nashville, Capitol CMG), available July 29.
The Hard Rock Cafe buzzed with over 200 attendees at the first-ever Red Hen Nashville Artist Showcase Tuesday evening, July 12, 2016. For three hours, the audience was treated to performances by all 11 artists on Red Hen’s roster, featuring some of the best in Christian and Positive Country music.
Mary Mary’s Erica and Tina Campbell, the incomparable sister duo and megastars who, as solo artists, and together as the multi-Grammy® and multi-award-winning artists Mary Mary, perform their newly-written and recorded song “Back to You,” from the upcoming Paramount/MGM film Ben-Hur and soundtrack, this coming Friday, July 22nd, on the faith-based talk show “The Preachers.”
Chart-topping rock band Remedy Drive is currently featured in Middle Tennessee Hyundai Dealers’ “Music that Drives” promotion. “Hyundai Presents Music that Drives with Remedy Drive,” a video of the band cruising through Nashville, including a stop at award-winning celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart’s studio, has become a viral hit. The video is featured at musicthatdrives.com, along with Remedy Drive’s “Love Is Our Weapon,” from their latest recording, Commodity.
SWITCHFOOT’s 10th studio album Where The Light Shines Through debuts at #1 on the Christian Albums chart, #3 on the Rock, Alternative and Overall Digital Albums charts and #10 on the Billboard Top 200, with more than 29,000 albums sold in the first week. The album was released on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard Records in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group. Where The Light Shines Through was produced in collaboration with John Fields, who helmed the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown. “Live It Well” off of the project is currently No. 7 at Hot AC and Top 20 on the National Audience chart. Click here to watch the album trailer.
Award winning Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle, will perform live on NBC’s “TODAY” show August 2 during the 10:00 a.m. EDT/PDT hour. Following her “TODAY” show airing, Daigle will hold a special in-store appearance at The Shop at NBC Studios at New York’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Lauren will meet fans, sign autographs and take photos with attendees, in support of the recent release of the deluxe edition of her debut album, How Can It Be.