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NEWS: Ed Harper Celebrated With SGMG Lifetime Achievement Honor During 2016 NQC

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Ed Harper, iconic Gospel music industry veteran, received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Honor from the SGMG (Southern Gospel Music Guild) today, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, during a reception at the 2016 National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. Mr. Harper is the president of The Harper Agency, an elite booking agency for Gospel music artists.

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NEWS: Matthew West Releases New Christmas Project Oct. 21; Awarded as ASCAP Songwriter/Artist Of The Year

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This October 21, award-winning artist and songwriter Matthew West will debut his second full-length studio holiday album, Unto Us: A Christmas Collection (Capitol CMG). Featuring ten songs, five brand new songs along with five of his biggest Christmas hits, this holiday collection will be sure to get every listener in the spirit and is a reminder of God’s love and faithfulness – the true reason for the season.

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NEWS: Ben Glover, Matthew West, David Garcia Take Top Honors at 38th ASCAP Christian Music Awards

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs of the past year at the 38th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards on Monday, September 26th. The gala, held at Rocketown in downtown Nashville, was hosted by multi-platinum, three-time Grammy-winning contemporary Christian music star Michael W. Smith alongside ASCAP’s President and Chairman Paul Williams and Vice President of Nashville Membership Michael Martin, before an audience of distinguished songwriters, Christian music stars and music industry leaders.

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NEWS: MercyMe Launches Exclusive Free Download Campaign Of Hit Single “Greater”

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Continuing to celebrate the success of Welcome To The New (2014), GRAMMY® nominated band MercyMe announces an exclusive two week free download of their smash hit “Greater,” available today. Powered by FreeCCM.com, the free song is available for download until October 9. The second single from the band’s latest release, “Greater” has lived up to its name, spending 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart.

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NEWS: Gospel Music Hall of Famer Phil Keaggy to Debut New Music at ASCAP Christian Music Awards

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Legendary Gospel Music Hall of Famer and guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy is slated to perform during the 38th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Rocketown in downtown Nashville. The invitation-only gala will be hosted by multi-platinum, three-time Grammy-winning contemporary Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith, alongside ASCAP’s President and Chairman Paul Williams, and Vice President of Nashville Membership, Michael Martin.

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NEWS: Crowder To Appear On FOX & Friends Tomorrow As American Prodigal Drops Nationwide

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Coinciding with the release of American Prodigal, 2X GRAMMY® nominee Crowder will perform on FOX & Friends tomorrow, Sept. 23. Immediately following the release of the album and national performance, Crowder’s nationwide “American Prodigal Tour,” featuring Tedashii and The New Respects, will kick-off to over 20 markets from west coast to east coast September through November.

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NEWS: Two-Time GRAMMY Winning Rap Artist Lecrae Receives RIAA Gold Certification For His Breakthrough Album, Anomaly

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Grammy-award winning rap artist Lecrae celebrates the RIAA Gold Certification of his breakthrough album Anomaly. Released with Reach Records on September 9, 2014, Anomaly debuted at #1 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, receiving universal acclaim and making Lecrae a force in rap music. The Atlanta-based artist, community leader, activist and entrepreneur has helped to revive the genre’s conscious sensibility with his message of inspiration.

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NEWS: More Talent Announced For The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

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The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more performers and presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Bethel Music and Phillips, Craig & Dean will perform, and Chris Tomlin, Jordan Feliz, Tasha Cobbs and Willie Moore Jr. will present. Royce Lovett, Seth and Nirva, The Bowling Family, Todd Dulaney and the writers of Chris Tomlin’s “Good, Good Father,” Anthony Brown and Pat Barrett, are set to perform at the pre-telecast. The awards show, hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett, will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb’s University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16. Tickets are almost sold out, and a limited number are still available at the Allen Arena box office or online here.

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NEWS: Casting Crowns Releases The Very Next Thing Today

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Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns releases their eighth studio album, The Very Next Thing, today. The Very Next Thing is full of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh sounding tracks that will meet the listener with lyrics that impact with a strong message song after song. Casting Crowns continues to deliver songs with messages that are resonating with their fans as they have surpassed 10 million albums in sales and is Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.

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NEWS: Natalie Grant Releases “Finding Your Voice”

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Award-winning artist Natalie Grant knows the power of a single voice. While the five-time Gospel Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year may have garnered a long list of accolades over the course of her spectacular career, it wasn’t until 2005 that she truly found her God-given voice. Grant realized her calling wasn’t limited to music; she has so much more to offer than her singing voice. Today, as a wife, mother, artist, author and business woman, Grant has found her true voice, and she is eager to help other women unearth their authentic voices. With her new book, Finding Your Voice: What Every Woman Needs To Live Her God-Given Passions Out Loud, she’s encouraging readers with stories culled from scripture and her everyday life to affirm the redeeming work God desires to do in and through women of all ages.

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NEWS: More Talent Announced for 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards on October 11

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The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more performers and presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Hillsong UNITED, Natalie Grant and Tamela Mann will perform. Donnie McClurkin, KB, Priscilla Shirer and Ryan Stevenson will present. These new appearances join already announced performers TobyMac, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Steven Curtis Chapman and Hollyn. Blanca and Travis Greene will host the pre-telecast. Hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett, the awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb’s University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16. Tickets are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office or online here.

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