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.
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.
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.
At an award ceremony held Monday evening at Rocketown in Downtown Nashville, platinum-selling singer, songwriter and humorist Mark Lowry was named the 2016 recipient of ASCAP’s prestigious Golden Note Award.
CCM powerhouse vocalist, Jody McBrayer, is delivering an early Christmas present to music lovers around the world, with the release of his first holiday album, CHRISTMASTIME, Oct. 21.
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.
During a press conference today, the board of directors of NQC (National Quartet Convention) and the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge announced a five-year contract extension that keeps gospel music’s largest annual event in Pigeon Forge through 2021.
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Following the recent debut of their acclaimed studio album Live On Forever, The Afters are taking their new music to fans across the country as they head out on the Love Riot Tour alongside Newsboys and Ryan Stevenson. The tour will hit venues all across the US, making stops in cities such as New York City, Chicago, Houston and more.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been another noteworthy month for the award-winning audio production and songwriting team Full Circle Music, concluding their first Music-Makers Bootcamp, continuing the launch of the online resource Full Circle Academy, being honored with No. 1 hits and more.
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.
The privately-owned Sarah Kelly Music School is set to open doors at a new location on the well-known Market Street in The Woodlands, TX (Houston) on September 24. The school was founded in 2010 by two-time GRAMMY® nominee
Today alt-rock band VERIDIA announces the release of their newest single, “Still Breathing,” which is now available on all digital formats. The song will impact radio next Friday, September 23.
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.
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.
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.