A capacity crowd of artists, industry and VIP fans gathered at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café earlier this evening for the highly anticipated reveal of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular’s 2017 lineup. Featuring performances from multiple newly announced tour artists, the launch party was exclusively live-streamed to viewers around the world via jamtour.com.
GRAMMY® Award winner Chris Tomlin’s 11th studio album Never Lose Sight debuted Friday, October 21 to a warm reception from critics and fans alike.
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Travis Greene and Jonathan McReynolds announced The Worship Tour: We Are Here following an exclusive Facebook Live event. The highly-anticipated tour presented by Live Nation, in partnership with The Sovereign Agency and Pop Nation Live, will kick off on February 21, 2017 in St. Louis, MO with 16 additional dates across the country including New York City, Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles and more.
Recent ASCAP 2016 Christian Songwriter of the Year award recipient Matthew West has announced the launch of Story House Collective, a new venture inspired by his desire to translate his and others’ stories into impactful experiences.
The 9th annual Rock & Worship Roadshow, presented by Compassion International, has announced its official 2017 tour lineup. Award-winning and chart-topping artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Rend Collective, Passion, Family Force 5, Jordan Feliz, along with Derek Minor and Urban Rescue, will join together for Christian music’s most uplifting and entertaining concert experience for the whole family. Author and comedian, Tony Wolf, will be the guest speaker and Carlos Whittaker will serve as the tour’s host.
Tenth Avenue North releases their fifth studio project, Followers, today. This project has already produced the No. 1 song at CHR radio with the debut single “What You Want.” Leading up to this album release, the group has posted multiple lyric videos, each accompanied by a video journal from lead singer Mike Donehey sharing the meaning behind the songs. Click here to check out the video journals and below for the lyric videos.
In anticipation of the 2016 Christmas Tour kickoff, a humorous outtake reel from promotional footage with multi-platinum GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, joined by Jordan Smith, winner of NBC’s The Voice, has been unveiled. The three artists obviously enjoy being together and the video contains outtakes from their attempts to record market specific liners for their tour. The 2016 Christmas Tour will begin on November 11 in Los Angeles, traveling to nearly 20 different major markets across the U.S. In addition, a portion of proceeds from the tour will help benefit Operation Christmas Child, known for distributing 135 million shoeboxes of Christmas gifts to children in need in 150 countries.
The Christian Festival Association (CFA), a group of the nation’s largest Christian music festivals, announced today that its number of participating member festivals had grown to a record number of 39 events going in to the 2017 festival season. Collectively, these events reached 1.1 million attendees in the summer of 2016.
SoundExchange yesterday awarded GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin its prestigious Digital Radio Award in recognition of his incredible popularity on digital radio.
Tonight the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Awards were handed out in 44 categories plus special award categories. The sold-out show was hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett and featured performances by TobyMac, Tamela Mann, Hillsong UNITED, Matthew West, Natalie Grant and more. The show will air on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 16th at 7 p.m. PST. For further information, please visit, www.doveawards.com.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more performers and presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Matthew West, Big Daddy Weave, Greater Vision, Jonathan McReynolds, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Kingdom Heirs and The Isaacs will perform. Lecrae, Danny Gokey, Donald Lawrence, Hillary Scott, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Butler, LeAndria Johnson, Matt Maher, Michael Jr., Chris Cleveland (of Stars Go Dim) and Veritas will present along with hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett. The sold-out awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11 at Lipscomb 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.
GRAMMY® Award winning artist Chris Tomlin has made his debut as an author with the release of children’s book Good Good Father, available now. Fans welcomed Tomlin’s new project with enthusiasm, and the title quickly soared to the top 16 books overall at Amazon and the top 20 of all books at Barnes & Noble.
Inspired by his love for music and the power it has to change lives, Grammy® Award-Nominated Rendezvous Music Recording Artist Jonathan Butler is teaming up with world famous guitar company D’Angelico Guitars to present their custom-made instruments to musicians of all ages committed to excellence in their craft.
Entertainment One Music Nashville (eOne Music Nashville) announces the appointment of Gina Miller to VP/General Manager of Urban Inspirational, promoting the veteran music executive from her previous role as VP National Promotions and Label Relations for eOne Music Nashville. Joining the Nashville-based division 12 years ago beginning with an unconventional internship at Light Records then serving in various roles from radio and retail to marketing, sales and more, Miller will helm an award-winning roster of hit artists that span a wide range across the genre, from traditional and contemporary gospel, to praise and worship, choir, inspirational, urban and more.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Bill Gaither, CeCe Winans, David Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Jaci Velasquez, Janice Gaines, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson and Wally from WAY-FM will join hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett for the sold-out awards show on Tuesday, October 11 at Lipscomb 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.
American Prodigal, the latest project from Crowder, has garnered a strong street week, landing at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Albums Chart, No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart, No. 5 on the Top Albums Billboard Chart and No. 12 on the Top 200 Billboard Chart. “It is so great seeing and hearing how people are attaching to these songs,” shares the Texas Native and Atlanta Resident. “For me, they are obviously deeply meaningful, but they have swagger and are just stupid fun. I’m so happy folks have responded so exuberantly.”
Word Worship artist Meredith Andrews has partnered with co-founder of Saddleback Church and best-selling author Kay Warren in a video series titled “Meredith Andrews + Kay Warren: Deeper.” On the heels of her recent album release, titled Deeper, Andrews is joined by her friend Kay Warren on camera as they share how to dig deeper in their faith in everyday life as well as how to grow with God in each season of life.
WAY Media President/Founder Bob Augsburg, has announced that as WAY-FM prepares to celebrate 30 years of ministry, listeners responded with a record-setting response to fund the ministry. The ministry’s recent Fall Pledge Drive ended about 7% over its goal. WAY-FM markets experienced significant growth during the Pledge Drive, with families, individuals, and businesses getting involved, including the newest WAY-FM station in Dallas – Ft. Worth.
Debuting the first Christmas album of his career, 2X GRAMMY® winner Matt Redman will unveil These Christmas Lights on October 21. Filled with powerful and diverse collaborations, featured artists on the album include longtime friends Natasha Bedingfield, Chris Tomlin and Tasha Cobbs. These Christmas Lights finds Redman sharing his interpretation on quintessential holiday songs, along with creating new, originals including “His Name Shall Be,” “Help from Heaven,” the title track and more.
Fifth LP, Open Hands, slated for spring release Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 3o, 2016) – With notable hits like “Mighty To Save” and “Blessings,” GRAMMY® winning songstress Laura Story is releasing…