Nashville, Tenn. (March 17, 2015) — Centricity Music announced today the signing of Rock singer/songwriter, Jordan Feliz. His debut project will release in Fall 2015, with a tentative add date for the first radio single this summer. Feliz comes to the label with impressive credentials, after generating a loyal following with his former west coast band, A Current Affair. Feliz is currently writing new material for his upcoming EP and will head into the recording studio in the spring.
Nashville, TN, March 17, 2015—Atlantic/Word Entertainment recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has offered a private concert as part of their NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction for charity. The silent auction, which coincides with the Grammy nominated rock band’s annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic celebrity golf tournament, will begin at 6pm ET on March 23rd, and also features items donated by musical artists including Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Katy Perry, and Kings Of Leon among others. Proceeds from both the golf tournament and auction benefit the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI), a Charleston, South Carolina-based non-profit organization which seeks to bring quality health care to developing countries around the world.
The lead singer of Casting Crowns that was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his kidney, successfully came through surgery on Thursday. According to the doctors, it was a “textbook operation.” See below for the pre and post-op updates and a message from Mark himself below.
Nashville, Tenn. (March 11, 2015) — GRAMMY® Award winner Chris Tomlin’slongtime vision is coming to fruition this summer with the launch of Worship Night In America, bringing thousands together across the country to exalt the name of Jesus Christ. Tomlin will be joined by several prominent worship leaders and pastors including Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, Matt Redman, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Israel Houghton, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham and Hillsong’s Reuben Morgan.
Portland, OR based band, The Neverclaim, soared onto musical radars with 2012’s Revival being named a top 10 Worship Leader Magazine album of the year. The recording was followed by the band’s self-titled Essential Records debut in 2013 climbing all the way to No. 34 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums chart and earning a top 5 worship album of the year nod from NewReleaseTuesday.com. Seeking to see lives transformed by experiencing God and His love, and having gone through a series of personal and professional refining, The Neverclaim returns with a fan-driven Pledge Music pre-order campaign for The Joy, the band’s new album that is set to release July 2015.
Nashville, TN (March 10, 2015) – Grammy winner Jason Crabb – widely known as one of the most versatile and transcendent voices in music – is lending a little help to friend and fellow artist, Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) on HELP 2.0, the re-release of her Grammy award winning project, HELP. Crabb appears on the song “I’m A Fan.” HELP 2.0, on MyBlock/eOne Music, releases on March 31, 2015 and is available for pre-order now.
March 4, 2014 (Nashville, TN) – Motown Gospel announces the signing of exciting and refreshing singer Janice Gaines. Gaines, an emerging star, is the label’s newest game-changer who is poised to bring in the next generation of urban contemporary Gospel music.
Wade Jessen, Billboard’s senior chart manager, Nashville, died shortly after midnight March 5 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn., following a heart attack.
March 5, 2015 – Franklin, Tenn – Show Hope,™ a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times’ best-selling author, will offer its next Empowered To Connect (ETC) Conference April 10 and 11. The upcoming conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas and simulcasted for the first time ever to churches and event centers across the U.S. and Canada. There are already 270 churches registered to broadcast the simulcast to date with more registering weekly. It is expected for approximately 10,000 people to participate in the conference.
On Thursday, March 5th, Mark Hall posted a note to fans on Facebook that a mass had been found in his kidney and it was most likely cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark, his family and the band as they walk through this difficult situation together. See Mark’s message below.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Centricity Publishing took home top honors at the 2015 SESAC Christian Music Awards, held last night in Nashville. CentricSongs was named Christian Publisher of the Year, while Centricity Publishing’s Seth Mosley received the Christian Songwriter of the Year award. In addition, both CentricSongs and Mosley were recognized with seven national performance activity awards, as well as honors for the Billboard #1 song, “Fight Song,” written by Mosley and recorded by The Almost.
Point of Grace will be delivering their country style this Friday, March 6, with an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, which will include their duet with Ricky Skaggs, who, as Denise shares, “took that song [‘Two Roads’] over the top.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please join the Philadelphia 76ers for Gospel Night Feb. 27th at 7pm with a special post game concert performance by Marvin Sapp. This will be a spectacular night with churches and families from the Tri-State area. See the flyer below for details!
Congratulations to Britt Nicole and husband Josh, who welcomed a healthy 8lb baby boy February 8, 2015 at 4:33am! Adin Jerusalem Crosby is Britt and Josh’s second child. Their first child, daughter Ella Brave, was born in July 2013. Sending lots of love to the happy Crosby family!
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.