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NEWS: Allstate and Tom Joyner Celebrate Family This Labor Day Weekend

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Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show®, along withAllstate Insurance Company, is celebrating family, fun and excitement with the 2015 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion®. Labor Day weekend, September 3rd – 7th, families from all over the country will join Joyner and his celebrity friends for a weekend filled with stellar concerts, interaction with celebrities and leaders, enlightening seminars, and endless activities for people of all ages inside the free expo which is open to the public. Guests can also enjoy passes to theme parks. The family event, held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL, generally attracts more than 20,000.

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NEWS: Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Sandi Patty to Release “Sweet Dreams” Lullaby Album with Fisher-Price

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Multi-platinum, Grammy® and Dove awardwinning recording artist Sandi Patty is set to release her new lullaby album Sweet Dreams this September in partnership with Fisher-Price, Inc., one of the world’s leading infant and preschool toy manufacturers and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., and Somerset Group, Ltd., a division of Allegro Media Group.

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NEWS: Grammy Nominated Songwriter and Producer Aaron Rice Launches TagHouse Music

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Grammy nominated songwriter and producer, Aaron Rice, announced today the launch of TagHouse Music, a boutique artist services company. It will cover multiple aspects for an artist’s career that includes management, publishing, artist development, production and administrative services. Rice started the business to cover any gaps in an artist’s career and create an atmosphere of partnership, where artists and creators support each other.

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NEWS: Tenth Avenue North Announces, “All the Earth is Holy Ground” Fall Tour

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Tenth Avenue North (Reunion Records) announces their fall headline tour “All The Earth Is Holy Ground” with special guests Sidewalk Prophets and newcomer Dan Bremnes. The 30-plus-city tour, sponsored by Compassion International and Palm Beach Atlantic University, will kick off on September 18 in Lynchburg, VA at Liberty University and conclude on November 11 in Round Rock, TX.

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NEWS: Skillet Helms Star-Studded Winter Jam West

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GRAMMY®-nominated, platinum-selling rockers Skillet are poised to headline the Western leg of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, one of the largest annual tours in the world. Making history earlier this year with more than 600,000 people at a total of 47 shows across the country, the tour will conclude an unprecedented year with stops in nine additional cities in November.

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NEWS: Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson to Host 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

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The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces multi-Dove Award winning powerhouse Erica Campbell, the five time Grammy winner and WEtv star of the hit show “Mary Mary,” and New York Times best-selling author Sadie Robertson as the co-hosts for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com). Additionally, the Song and Songwriter of the Year categories are announced today. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 13th, live from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00 p.m (CST).

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NEWS: Marvin Sapp to be Honored by McDonald’s 365Black Awards Airing on BET August 23

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McDonald’s USA will televise its 12th annual 365Black Awards ceremony for the third consecutive year on the national cable television network Black Entertainment Television® (BET®). Hosted by national TV correspondent/actor Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins and leading actress KeKe Palmer, the program will initially air Sunday, August 23 at 9:00 p.m. EDT/8:00 p.m. CDT.

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NEWS: TobyMac’s THIS IS NOT A TEST Takes No. 4 Spot on the Billboard Top 200; No. 1 on Christian Albums Chart

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THIS IS NOT A TEST, the latest from platinum selling artist TobyMac has debuted in the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Top 200, garnered No. 1 at the Christian Albums Chart and is No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart. Called a “masterful mix,” “ a consistent pleasure” and “worthy of repeat,” the high placement comes after a shining street week for the artist who garnered coverage from ESPN Online, HLN’s “Weekend Express,” ABC Radio, Billboard, FOX News, Patheos and more.

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NEWS: JESUSFREAKHIDEOUT.COM Celebrates 19 Years With Release Of Fifth Volume Of Indie Music Compilation Series

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JesusFreakHideout.com, one of the pioneers of Christian music media on the web that has helped to pave the way for similar media outlets, is celebrating 19 years online today. To celebrate, the JFH team is releasing the next installment of their popular free indie mp3 compilation, Songs We’ve Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven’t), Volume Five.

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NEWS: THIS IS NOT A TEST, Latest from Six-Time GRAMMY® Winner TobyMac, Streets With Critical Acclaim

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The sixth studio album from six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac is now available, and receiving stellar reviews from both critics and fans alike. With an accumulation of over 11 million units in career sales, the 11 track project is the follow up to his No. 1 Billboard debut and GRAMMY® Award winning project, Eye On It. The title of the album comes as a reminder to “make every moment count, and make every second count,” explains TobyMac – an album that he feels reflects important themes like loving each other well and the richness of diversity.

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NEWS: Aaron Wilburn Joins The Exclusive Songwriting Staff Of Daywind Publishing

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Known primarily for his comedic stylings that leaves audiences in stitches, Aaron Wilburn is a man of many talents. An accomplished songwriter with dozens of hit songs in his portfolio, Aaron’s writing abilities have provided Southern Gospel music with songs such as ‘Four Days Late,’ ‘The Reason That I’m Standing,’ ‘That Sounds Like Home To Me,’ and ‘It’s Beginning To Rain,’ among others. With such a history of top-notch songs, Daywind Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron Wilburn to their songwriting staff.

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