With their popular annual Christmas tour in full swing, holiday singles currently impacting mainstream and Christian radio, and key national television appearances on tap, GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is celebrating the season with their latest critically-acclaimed release, The Best Christmas Ever!
From a solution that optimizes the Raspberry Pi mini computer to share Bible content and media via wireless network, to a sentiment analysis app that moves music listeners towards a positive message, this year’s top solutions from Indigitous #Hack span a wide range of missional technology solutions.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced the launch of a partnership with American Idol alum and BMG recording artist Danny Gokey. Gokey’s exclusive recording of the classic “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” serves as the Bon-Ton Stores’ signature song for the 2016 holiday television campaign. The song will also be a bonus track on Gokey’s award winning holiday CD Christmas is Here which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Holiday Album chart last year. The CD with bonus track is available exclusively at Bon-Ton Stores. For every CD purchased, one dollar of the proceeds will benefit Sophia’s Heart, a non-profit organization which Gokey founded in honor of his late wife to serve at-risk children and families. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. aims to raise $10,000 for the non-profit in December.
In describing Tennessee Christmas to Billboard, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter Amy Grant called it “a lovely blend of family and real-life experience, with all the happiness and sadness that comes from this time of year when people are really nostalgic, and all the good and bad kind of bubbles up.”
Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle was honored with her second career GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for “Trust In You” from her award-winning and Gold-selling album, HOW CAN IT BE. Recently completing her sold-out, debut headline tour, “A Night With Lauren Daigle,” Daigle is currently on the road in support of her new Christmas album, BEHOLD, with for King & Country on the “A for King & Country Christmas Tour,” which continues through December 18. Fans can also catch Daigle on Thurs., December 29 as she performs live, in-studio, on “Good Morning America.”
Announced earlier today, Seth Mosley, founder of Full Circle Music, received a GRAMMY® nomination for his songwriting on for KING & COUNTRY’s hit “Priceless,” included in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance category. This marks the second time Mosley has received recognition from The Recording Academy for his work with for KING & COUNTRY, winning his first GRAMMY® award in 2014 for producing their album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. The 59th annual GRAMMY® awards will take place on Feb. 12 in Los Angeles, CA.
Centricity Music announced today a new partnership with North Point Music, a division of North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Ga. The collaboration will result in three new worship releases next year that will feature North Point Music worship leaders, musicians and songwriters. The purpose of bringing these two music entities together is to provide a music outlet with a vibrant message of hope for worldwide believers and non-believers.
Red Hen Records and Daywind Music Group are proud to announce the addition of Ricky Lee Phelps to Red Hen’s roster of artists. Phelps is the former lead vocalist for the GRAMMY award-winning and multi-platinum selling country band, The Kentucky Headhunters, as well as the successful country duo, Brother Phelps.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Ginny Owens re-releases her acclaimed Christmas EP, The Greatest Gift, Dec. 9 on her indie label, Chick Power Music, with The Fuel Music distribution. First released last fall, the acclaimed EP features three original tracks, including the newly added song, current radio single and lyric video, “Jesus, We Adore You.”
GRAMMY® Award-winner Jason Crabb is set to headline Fox News’ Todd Starnes All-American Christmas. The event will be taped live at Memphis, TN’s Bellevue Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The show is set to air on Christmas Eve and Christmas day and will be broadcast on Fox News Radio as well as all Fox News Channel’s digital outlets – ToddStarnes.com, FoxNews.com, FoxNewsRadio.com, and FoxNation.com.
There must be “something in the water,” because Reach Records’ newest artist, GAWVI, became the unexpected leader of nominations in the fifth cycle of the WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS. The four nods to the singer/producer signify the latest sign that the awards–created and produced by the largest Christian music site online, NewReleaseToday (http://www.newreleasetoday.com), continue to be the most innovative and unconventional in the industry.
As 2016 draws to a close, Word Publishing’s Tony Wood celebrates an incredible career spent penning hit songs, with a remarkable 29 No. 1s to his name. Wood is finishing 2016 with seven new co-written Christmas songs: HOW GLORIOUS THE LOVE OF HEAVEN by Stars Go Dim, GOD WITH US by We Are Messengers, SON OF GOD, SON OF MAN by Travis Ryan, DANCE IN THE DAWN by Selah, WELCOME TO THE WORLD YOU MADE by Austin & Lindsey Adamec, HOT COCOA IN MY CUP and WHAT KIND OF THRONE by Alisa Turner.
THE 38TH ANNUAL COVENANT AWARDS NOMINATIONS CHILDREN’S SONG OF THE YEAR As For Me And My House – Dan Macaulay Let Your Light – Rick Colhoun & Russ Smith…
Premier Productions announces dates for RoadTrip Spring Break 2017, where Christians from across the country can gather in Panama City Beach, Fla. at Laketown Wharf to experience music from artists such as Elevation Worship, Lauren Daigle and Colony House for an all-new spring break experience. RoadTrip Spring Break 2017 offers a choice of three separate weekends including March 8-11, March 15-18, and March 22-25. Packages are on sale beginning Friday, December 2, 2016.
Integrity Music is honored to announce that it has extended its longtime relationship with renowned worship leader, author and pastor Darlene Zschech and is preparing for the March release of a new live album from Zschech and her church, Hope Unlimited, in New South Wales, Australia.
Grammy®-Nominated and Platinum-Selling Band Newsboys announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour, which sees them perform their hit songs live in more than 50 additional cities nationwide. The Love Riot Tour begins in Milwaukee, Wis. on February 2 and runs through early May. The tour will also feature a never-seen-before, all-new theatrical experience, God’s Not Dead LIVE! Rivals.