TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) announced today that the new syndicated daily one-hour talk show, “T.D. JAKES,” hosted by best-selling author, film and music producer and entrepreneur T.D. Jakes, will premiere in more than 50 cleared U.S. markets on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016.
In his career, Matthew West, a multi-award-winning artist and songwriter who is well known for sharing others’ stories through song, has received thousands of stories from people all around the world. Compiling many of the stories into three impactful albums, West has written songs of loss, abuse, redemption, heartbreak, recovery, and more.
Nominees for the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards will be revealed tomorrow, May 10 to millions of followers on K-LOVE Radio’s Facebook page. The page will host the unveiling of the the fan-selected nominees in a variety of categories, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and more. Announcements will be made at the top of every hour, beginning at 9:00am ET. Voting will officially open to fans at 8:00pm ET, after the final category has been shared.
Denver, CO-based EDM (Electronic Dance Music) group Transform DJs independently released their acclaimed, full-length album debut, Never Alone, last fall on Deeplife Records. Available at iTunes, Amazon.com and digital retailers internationally, the 17-track album featuring a multi-genre mix of EDM, pop and worship is engaging the current generation of electronic dance music enthusiasts globally.
Fresh off the heels of label mates Tenth Avenue North’s “All The Earth Is Holy Ground” tour, I AM THEY is debuting a new recording and music video for the cover of Bethel Music’s, “No Longer Slaves.” Click below to check out this video and here to check out the recording.
Multi-Dove Award-nominated, ASCAP recognized No. 1 hit-songwriter and recording artist, Travis Ryan, globally releases his second full-length recording, Until My Voice Is Gone (Live), as well as the six-song Heartbeat EP, May 13 through Integrity Music. The recordings are meant to embolden and inspire the Church, and to be a shining testament to God’s faithfulness through both the beautiful and the tragic circumstances of Ryan’s own life and journey God has providentially led him on.
Grammy® Award-nominated, Platinum-selling artist and syndicated radio show host JACI VELASQUEZ is expanding her business ventures to include the new fashion brand, N+J=Z. Velasquez is collaborating with celebrity designer and Project Runway All-Star, JOHNATHAN KAYNE, to create beautiful, wearable, affordable everyday fashion. Proceeds from garments sold will benefit autism awareness organizations, including Autism Tennessee.
Capitol CMG Label Group has announced the signing of Nashville-based band The New Respects. Composed of three siblings: Zandy Fitzgerald, Lexi Fitzgerald, Darius Fitzgerald and their cousin Jasmine Mullen, the four-piece falls into a genre of their own, meshing rock & roll and pop with overlays of acoustic tones.
Signed to Fair Trade Services in fall of 2015, new artist Micah Tyler’s “You’ve Gotta Love Millennials” video has gone viral after hitting the web last Thursday. Already surpassing 23.1 million views, 18,500 comments and 526,000 shares on Facebook alone, people everywhere are circulating the lighthearted video.
Provident Label Group and Essential Records announce the signing of Zach Williams to their artist roster. Williams made his performance premiere this past week at the CMB Momentum Summit in Nashville, where he performed his upcoming debut radio single, “Chain Breaker.” The single will be going to radio June 3, 2016. Click here to purchase the single currently available digitally.
McDonald’s USA today announced the extraordinary tenth annual return of its Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, the longest-running brand owned gospel tour. The line-up for this year’s diamond anniversary features the return of music director and songwriter Donald Lawrence, legendary gospel singer Bishop Marvin Sapp, songwriter and vocal powerhouse Karen Clark-Sheard, award-winning Pastor Charles Jenkins, Christian rapping sensation Canton Jones, gospel crooner Jonathan McReynolds and famed Williams Brothers member Doug Williams. Back by popular demand, award-winning gospel artist Lonnie Hunter will once again resume hosting duties while Christian comedienne Small Fire keeps the crowd roaring with laughter. From May 25 through Oct. 15, this free concert series will share messages of hope, joy, and inspiration to communities nationwide.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, one of the industry’s best storytellers and a mother herself – Nichole Nordeman – has released the music video for “Slow Down.” The music video, which features home footage of Nichole’s family as well as from some of her close friends and their families, has certainly struck a chord with viewers around the world. At press time, “Slow Down” has received more than 4.3 million views within just 72 hours since it posted. Watch the video.
Helmed by music industry pro Brandon Hardy, Arts District Financial, LLC is announcing it’s focus as a business management firm to fulfill artist’s business management needs as well as providing financial services for the creative business community. With over a decade of multi-genre experience, Hardy and his team are currently serving artists in New York City, Atlanta and Nashville. Arts District Financial intersects both the creative arts community and the business community in order to assist artists in impacting culture with their creative vision.
Centricity Music has announced a new artist signing with Grayson|Reed joining the label. The husband and wife duo is comprised of Mike Grayson, former founding member and lead singer for Mikeschair, and Molly Reed Grayson, who is a well-known hit songwriter and former member of City Harbor. The duo is currently in the studio recording their new project that is scheduled to release September 30, 2016.
Today, on 4/29, the award-winning band Building 429 has officiallly released their latest music video for “Unashamed,” their current radio single. Filmed live during a recent concert stop in Seattle, the video captures the band’s performance in front of thousands along with their time spent in the city.
The GMA (Gospel Music Association) Foundation announces today its performers for the annual GMA Honors celebration set for Tuesday, May 10, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Performers include Amy Grant, Donald Lawrence, Donnie McClurkin, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Jason Crabb, JJ Hairston, Jordan Smith (Season 9, The Voice), Michael English, Richard Smallwood, Selah, Travis Cottrell and Tye Tribbett. The event will also feature special appearances by Eddie DeGarmo and Bill Gaither. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott will perform her debut single “Thy Will” off her upcoming faith-based collection Love Remains.
Fans have one last chance to see Christian Music Icon and the Most-Awarded Female Vocalist in Gospel Music History, Sandi Patty, on her historic Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour. Venues are reporting brisk sales and sell outs at all venues on the tour outing. The tour is selling out at impressive rates as the majority of the final 10 shows of the spring leg sold out well in advance.
The countdown to the conclusion of WEtv’s fifth season of the popular original series “Mary Mary” is underway, with just two episodes left, and the current award winning solo artist Tina Campbell, one-half of the star sister duo, announces plans for a 2016 tour, together with husband Teddy, kicking off this coming September. Details on dates, cities and venues to follow.
Multi-platinum selling Amy Grant’s crossover album Heart In Motion and multi-format No. 1 “Baby Baby” is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, Grant united with GRAMMY® nominee Tori Kelly for a timeless, multi-generational collaboration of the No. 1, available digitally this Friday, April 29. Today, an audio premiere of the song is available exclusively on PEOPLE.com. MarieClaire.com joined in the excitement, sharing behind the scenes footage of Grant and Kelly.