Chris Chicago’s weekly two-hour Christian hip-hop and R&B radio show is currently the most syndicated radio show within the genre, reaching more than 100,000 listeners on 70 FM radio stations across the globe. Chicago is currently heard on over 45 online radio stations and garners at least 20,000 podcast downloads via iTunes each month.
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Wednesday, November 25, multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Nominated band MercyMe is set to perform live on FOX & Friends from their second holiday release MercyMe, It’s Christmas! Topping Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart, MercyMe’s FOX & Friends performance will air during 6:00-9:00 AM EST.
Gospel music superstar sibling acts, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary will be honored at the 17th annual Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA on January 16, 2016. Hosted by former Trailblazer recipient and renowned gospel singer-songwriter, Yolanda Adams, this special night will pay tribute to the best in the gospel music community.
Oxygen Media reimagines the network’s popular franchise and heads to The ATL with the series premiere of “Preachers of Atlanta,” on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 PM ET/PT. Through the lens of five different people with drastically different approaches to their ministry, the show will explore many of the most hot-button and polarizing issues in America today. From passionate discussions surrounding the validity of unorthodox ministry methods to first-person accounts of the rippling and emotional effects of racial tensions with law enforcement, these unconventional figures have no boundaries when it comes to tackling real issues that affect real people in their communities. The cast challenging the status quo is Corey Hambrick, Le’Andria Johnson, Canton Jones, Kimberly Jones-Pothier, and Judah Swilley.
Centricity Music announced today the signing of veteran group, JJ Weeks Band. The group’s debut full-length album is being produced by Jonathan Smith (Tim Timmons, Mia Fieldes) and will release early April 2016, with the first single going for adds at radio in February. The Macon, GA based band is comprised of lead singer/songwriter JJ Weeks, bassist David Hart, drummer Jon Poole and guitarist Cody Preston.
Bella and Aerie Release Debut Single and Christmas Song “Behold” Available Now GRAMMY-nominated artist Jeremy Camp is a proud father as his daughters Bella (11) and Aerie (9) have released…
GRAMMY-winning and multi-Platinum selling group CASTING CROWNS was awarded the American Music Award for “Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational” category. This marks the group’s fourth AMA with a back-to-back win (2007, 2011, 2014 and 2015). The 2015 American Music Awards were broadcasted live from the Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater L.A. last night on ABC. The AMAs are a fan-voted award show with winners determined by votes cast online as well as via Twitter.
Most-Awarded Female Vocalist in Gospel Music History, Sandi Patty embarks on her Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour in February 2016 making stops in more than 90 cities worldwide as she celebrates her latest record Forever Grateful and her extraordinary career. The tour is sponsored by World Vision with a lineup of special guests including Veritas and members of Sandi’s family. Tickets for the Forever Grateful Tour go on sale Friday, November 20, 2015.
Talented worship leader and songwriter Laura Story brings her first Christmas album, God With Us, to celebrate the holiday season. Laura is well known for her inspirational, certified RIAA Gold hit “Blessings,” which won her awards several times over, including a 2012 Billboard Music Award, a GRAMMY® Award and four Dove Award wins.
Provident Label Group announces the RIAA platinum certification of Brandon Heath’s hit song, “Give Me Your Eyes.” This No. 1 single and Dove Award “Song of the Year” is the first single to receive platinum status for PLG and is on a short list of CCM songs that have reached one million in sales.
With a goal of helping young people better understand and defend their faith, Platinum-selling, Dove Award-winning Newsboys announce the first God’s Not Dead Conference. Targeting youth groups and families, the God’s Not Dead Conference will feature teaching sessions focusing on apologetics led by speaker Nic Allen, praise and worship music, a keynote message and a private concert by the Newsboys. The inaugural God’s Not Dead Student Conference will be held in San Antonio July 7–10, 2016.
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits. Their brand new project MercyMe, It’s Christmas! offers a fresh spin on seasonal favorites as well as several original songs; the album is available in stores now.
The Christian Festival Association (CFA), a group of the nation’s largest Christian music festivals, announced today that “Brightwork” has been selected the winner of its 2015 CFA National Talent Search Competition. Brightwork had won the regional the talent search competition at Rock the Desert Festival in Midland, Texas last August.
ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship features Lauren Daigle and All Sons & Daughters. With over 5.7 million albums and 9.1 million digital tracks in career sales, it’s estimated over 30 million people sing the songs of GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin each week.
Worldwide TV Broadcast Premiere Of “Limitless” Friday Morning, November 13 in the Eight O’Clock Hour (ET). “Limitless” is the most added song this week on the AC Christian and Hot AC radio charts.
GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp has just received his 38th No. 1 radio single across all radio formats with “Same Power,” his 8th No. 1 single on the Billboard charts. “Same Power” is Camp’s second straight No. 1 from his latest album, I Will Follow. Released in February, I Will Follow (Capitol CMG) made its debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian chart.
Premiering in select theaters across the country for a one-night-only cinema engagement last week, “Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark” was the #1 per screen average in ticket sales and #5 movie in America on October 27.* Garnering sellouts in more than 125 theaters nationwide, the documentary will return to the big screen for a special encore showing November 17.
GRAMMY® nominated rock band RED (Essential Records) received a RIAA Gold Certification for their single “Breathe Into Me” from their album, End of Silence. This honor comes on the heels of their sixth GMA Dove Award win for “Rock Album of the Year” for their recent release, Of Beauty and Rage (2015).