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NEWS: Tree63 Launches Kickstarter For New Album After 7-Year Hiatus

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Following a seven-year hiatus, internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 announce today the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its fans to participate in the recording and promotion of its seventh full-length album slated for release Summer 2015. Following the enthusiastic reception the band received at a series of reunion events last year in South Africa (see live video from these events at this link), John Ellis (vocals and guitar), Darryl Swart (drums) and Daniel Ornellas (bass) reformed the trio and is in the studio now working on new music.

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NEWS: Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Kirk Cameron to Co-Host 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards

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Nashville, Tenn. (February 26, 2015) — Live on cable’s leading morning show, FOX & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, announced that she and Kirk Cameron will share hosting duties for the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, presented by Pepsi. K-LOVE – the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people – will once again bring the only fan-voted award show in Christian music history to the Grand Ole Opry House in Music City on May 31, 2015.

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NEWS: Audio Adrenaline’s New Lineup Hits The Road With Newsboys This Spring

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.— “Love Was Stronger,” the highly-anticipated new single from two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist and one of Christian music’s most popular bands, Audio Adrenaline, drops today, in advance of the May 5 release of the group’s Fair Trade Services sophomore album, Sound of the Saints. In addition, a new group of musicians is unveiled as Audio Adrenaline hits the road with Newsboys’ “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Spring Tour.

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NEWS: Winter Jam’s February 28 Live Webcast Brings Blockbuster Tour to Fans Around the World

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—For the third year in a row, NewSong’s blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is partnering with Blue Scout Media to offer viewers around the world an unprecedented front row seat for one of music’s biggest tours. BlueScout’s StageHop.com will present a live webcast of the February 28 Winter Jam stop at Houston’s Toyota Center. Fans can register for the free event, which begins at 5 pm CT, by visiting jamtour.com/webcast.

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NEWS: WE Tv’s “Mary Mary” is Back for an Explosive 4th Season on Thursday, March 5th

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NEW YORK, NY – February 17, 2015 – In the wake of the shocking betrayals and devastation of last season, Erica and Tina Campbell attempt to reunite and rebuild in season 4 of WE tv’s MARY MARY, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 9PM ET/PT. As they forge ahead, secrets and ambitions are revealed at every turn making it difficult to move forward. With the ladies being drawn in two different directions and Mary Mary on hiatus and managerless; they must look within themselves, and each other, if there is any chance for Mary Mary to survive.

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NEWS: The Gospel Music Association Announces This Year’s GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction and Honors Ceremony Recipients

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 17, 2015) – The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces today the date of the second annual GMA Honors set for Tuesday, May 5th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The GMA Honors event celebrates gospel music trailblazers being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame and gives honor to individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally both past and present. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

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NEWS: More Than 44,000 Votes Cast in Third Annual “We Love Christian Music Awards”

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Momentum continues to build for Christian music’s most innovative honors, the WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS, as voters turned out in record numbers for the third annual awards season. The awards are presented by NewReleaseTuesday.com–the largest Christian music site online–in conjunction with its primary sponsor, new Christian music streaming service The Overflow (www.TheOverflow.com).

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NEWS: Ben Tankard Celebrates RIAA Gold Certification For Hit “JESUS IS LOVE” With Shirley Murdock and New FULL TANK 2.0 CD Topping Amazon Charts At #1

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Nashville, TN — Gospel/Jazz pioneer BEN TANKARD and R&B/Gospel sensation Shirley Murdock recently received RIAA Gold certification records for their 2006 hit single “JESUS IS LOVE” for reaching over 500,000 sales as part of the 2006 WOW Gospel collection. Originally written and recorded by Lionel Richie, “JESUS IS LOVE” was covered on Ben Tankard’s PIANO PROPHET 2006 Smoothjazz release and has been selling and receiving heavy airplay for a staggering eight years.

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TRENDS: The Next Evolution of In-Car Radio and What It Means for Christian Music

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The battle between Apple and Android continues to heat up as both companies unveiled plans for in-car systems in 2014, ushering car manufacturers into the ongoing debate. Consumers may not have as much skin in the game as say, Honda or Mercedes, but with both interfaces slated to roll out in new cars later this year, smartphone users will have yet one more way to engage their favorite apps with ease.

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NEWS: Big Daddy Weave Dominates at Radio with 4th Consecutive No.1!

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Nashville, TN, February 11, 2015—Affirming their position as an industry leader and fan favorite, Big Daddy Weave scores an astounding fourth No. 1 single from their 2012 project, Love Come to Life. “Overwhelmed,” which landed the top spot on AC Monitored this week, shares rank with their career best-selling track, “Redeemed,” K-LOVE Fan Awards Song of the Year (2014) nominee “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” and the title track from what has become their most successful project to date.

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NEWS: 3 Winans Brothers Named “Outstanding New Artist” at 2015 NAACP Image Awards

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Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning urban and gospel legends–BeBe, Marvin, and Carvin Winans–3 Winans Brothers- continue to celebrate the release of their debut album, Foreign Land, with the announcement of the “OUTSTANDING NEW ARTIST’ Award win at the 46th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, February 6th, 2015.

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NEWS: Jesus Culture Music Enters Worldwide Label And Co-Publishing Partnership With Capitol Christian Music Group

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NASHVILLE, TENN. – (9 February 2015) – Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) announces a worldwide label and co-publishing partnership with Jesus Culture Music, a ministry and label based in Sacramento, CA and one of the most influential worship movements around the world. Effective April 1, 2015, Jesus Culture Music’s entire catalog, which includes 25 albums and 150 songs, will transition into this partnership where CCMG will be responsible for the marketing, promotion, administration and distribution of such copyrights, artists, catalog of product and forthcoming releases.

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NEWS: K-LOVE Broadcasts “Sam’s Place – Music For The Spirit”

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NASHVILLE, TENN. – 9 FEBRUARY 2015 – K-LOVE is pleased to announce they are broadcasting “Sam’s Place – Music for the Spirit” on their network. GRAMMY®-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is host to this newly revived monthly concert series that is recorded live at Nashville’s Mother Church, the historic Ryman Auditorium. “Sam’s Place – Music for the Spirit” invites artists from all genres of music to share songs with an uplifting spiritual message and pay homage to the Ryman’s tabernacle roots.

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NEWS: Host Natalie Grant Returns for Season 2 of GSN’s “It Takes A Church”

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February 6, 2015 (Santa Monica, CA) — GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of the second season of their hit matchmaking show, IT TAKES A CHURCH on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Grammy®-nominated vocalist and multiple Dove Award winner, Natalie Grant, returns as host, visiting churches in California, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana and Wyoming, in hopes of finding love for one fortunate single.

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NEWS: TobyMac First CCMG Artist with 5 Consecutive Gold Albums

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Nashville, Tenn. (February 5, 2015) — TobyMac is laying the foundations to make 2015 one of the biggest years of his career. His brand new studio single “Beyond Me” received 80 adds combined across Christian AC-Monitored, AC-Indicator and Hot AC last week, and his GRAMMY® Award winning album EYE ON IT also received RIAA Gold Certification.

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