More than 10 years since their last solo release, Bethel Music’s Brian & Jenn Johnson will debut their highly anticipated album After All These Years on January 27, capturing the wonder, conviction, and tenderness of heart behind the story of who they’ve become and who they’ve remained over the past season. Cowriting every song on the album together, After All These Years varies stylistically from previous projects, as each track is marked by a distinct and bright 80-piece symphony orchestra paired with timeless lyrics and instrumentation.
Colton Dixon’s third studio album Identity is set to release March 24, as announced yesterday on Billboard. Varying stylistically from previous releases, Identity will blend Dixon’s traditional alternative-rock sound with pop elements, delivering a number of upbeat, danceable tracks.
Acclaimed Difference Media husband/wife duo Aaron & Amanda Crabb will head to Washington, D.C., next week to perform at Family Research Council’s Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball, it was recently announced. The couple joins a lineup of top performers, including best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce, at the black-tie gala set to follow the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on January 20.
Black River Christian announced today the appointment of two highly respected music veterans to the executive team. Brian Thiele will serve as Vice President, Radio Promotion for Black River Christian and Jill Tomalty joins as the Senior Director, Artist Management and Development for Black River Christian’s in-house management company, Thrive Management. Thiele may be reached at email@example.com and Tomalty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Both can also be reached at 615-780-3070.
The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the nominees for the 2017 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. As in years past, the nominees were chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com and select media representatives. Starting on Monday, January 16, 2017, the fans will get a chance to vote for their favorites in a dozen categories.
Thank you for your support – it means the world to us. We know we say that a lot, but it’s true and we wouldn’t be where we are without you. To celebrate both 2017 starting and the start of Winter Jam, we are giving away a 3 song EP called The Winter Jam EP!
Best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce is set to take the stage for a performance at the Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., January 20. Presented by Family Research Council, one of the country’s leading policy organizations, the ball is among a slate of high-profile celebrations to follow the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump earlier that day.
Three-time GRAMMY®, 11-time Stellar, and three-time Dove Award winning singer/songwriter and syndicated radio show host, Donnie McClurkin, will take part in the upcoming TAKING THE STAGE: African American Music and Stories that Changed America. The two-hour television special will air Thursday, January 12th on ABC (9:00pm-11:00pm/ET) just a few days before the Inauguration. It will mark one of the final public events attended by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who were two of the most enthusiastic guests in the audience. TAKING TO THE STAGE was part of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture recent opening festivities.
Fervent Records/Word Entertainment artist Big Daddy Weave will kick off 2017 with their Set Free tour. The 25-city tour, which will begin January 25th in Joplin, Missouri, will feature guest artists We Are Messengers and Zach Williams. The current singles from the three artists – Big Daddy Weave’s “The Lion and the Lamb,” We Are Messengers’ “Magnify” and Zach Williams “Chain Breaker” – are all topping the Christian music radio charts.
In honor of Good Friday, GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin aims to unite the church in remembrance and celebration of the meaningful day with Good Friday Nashville, to be held at Bridgestone Arena Friday, April 14. Believers will unite and turn their eyes to the cross as Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and many more lead in a time of worship and best-selling author Max Lucado shares a timely message.
Today, 10-time GRAMMY® Award winning recording artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin, has released his latest single, “My World Needs You” to radio stations and debuted a visual for the song exclusively on BET.com. The heartfelt song speaks about the social injustices happening around the world today and calling upon God to bring strength in time of hardships.
Cana’s Voice remains a busy touring act and will start off the New Year with a live concert videotaping at Champion Forest Baptist Church, Houston, Texas on Jan. 22. Mark Lowry will be the special guest on the program, and the church’s choir will join Cana’s Voice on several songs. This will be a free concert, with an open invitation for anyone to attend and be a part of the live taping. Doors will open at 6 pm CST and the concert will begin at 7 pm CST. Cana’s Voice will perform songs from their highly acclaimed 2016 project, This Changes Everything, and will also spotlight solo performances from Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson.
Carmen Justice has been a front-woman in Dove nominated girl band 1 Girl Nation for the past five years, and this year, she is stepping out on her own as announced by CCM Magazine exclusively this morning. Her single “Flaming Arrows” marks Carmen’s first release as a solo artist as she moves into the next chapter of her music evolution and will be available on all digital platforms on January 20.
More than 50,000 18-25 year olds from 90 countries and all 50 states packed the Atlanta Georgia Dome for Passion 2017, an annual conference bringing young adults from around the globe together to proclaim the name of God, with daily sessions featuring renowned speakers and artists. Returning to The Georgia Dome for the first time in four years, the three-day conference kicked off Monday, Jan. 2 and concluded Wednesday, Jan. 4, marking one of the final events held at the arena before its planned demolition this year.
Skillet has sold 11 million units worldwide, closed out 2016 with seven mainstream rock and 10 Christian year end chart placements and were once again the Top Christian Streaming Songs Artist of 2016, but 2017 marks the first time the band has topped Billboard’s Top Christian Songs Chart.
Dove-award winning band, The Afters will be hitting the road this February alongside Jason Gray & Jonny Diaz, bringing their ‘Live on Forever’ tour along the West Coast with 11 tour stops in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona from Feb. 6, 2017 – Feb. 23, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.
Sidewalk Prophets premiered their latest music video last night for their song “Impossible” with a little help from the Sidewalk Prophets Family, who helped promote the video across hundreds of social network profiles – reaching half a million people – in a coordinated effort. “Impossible,” the third single from Something Different, is currently Top 30 at BDS/Billboard and Mediabase AC-Indicator.
As the famed Winter Jam Tour Spectacular—led this year by Crowder, Britt Nicole and Tenth Avenue North, among a slate of top artists— kicks-off its 46-city run this Friday, the tour’s popular Jam Nation VIP membership program is set to offer an exclusive pre-show artist Q&A in each city hosted by author and speaker Sadie Robertson, co-star of A&E’s hit series “Duck Dynasty” and a 2014 finalist on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.”
New Day Christian Distributors is pleased to announce the addition of industry veterans Dusty Wells and Kyle Johnson to the New Day sales force. Dusty Wells has been named Director of Sales, while Kyle Johnson will serve as the Director of Inventory and Production. This announcement follows the recent addition of Word Entertainment to New Day’s family of exclusive labels and vendors.