MegaFest, the nation’s largest inspirational family festival, announced today that award-winning actor/comedian Cedric “the Entertainer” will headline “A Time to Laugh” comedy show during Bishop T.D. Jake’s four-day action-packed experience on June 28 – July 1 in Dallas, Texas.
Bethel Music announces The War Is Over, Josh Baldwin’s first solo project with Bethel Music, set to release May 26. Inspired by Baldwin’s cross country move with his family from North Carolina to California, The War Is Over reflects synonymous themes of taking an appointed journey into the unknown, motivated by the hope of promises that lie ahead. With Bethel Music’s most recent album, Starlight, garnering critic support after earning a No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart, The War Is Over thoughtfully blends sonic elements from Baldwin’s Southern roots and where he’s planted now.
The only fan-voted awards show in Christian entertainment comes to U.S. cinemas, for the first time ever on the big screen, with hosts Matthew West and Elisabeth Hasselbeck for “The K-LOVE Fan Awards: Ignite Hope.” Hosted live on May 28 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, cinema audiences will get exclusive access to this inspirational event on the big screen for one night this summer.
Internationally renowned evangelist, Bible teacher, pastor, radio host and the creator of more than 70 books and films, Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries is set to release his newest book, “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon”, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Recording artist, composer David Baloche released his contemplative, scripture-based debut album, Labyrinth, worldwide amidst acclaim March 24. Hitting top 10 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart during its first week at digital retail, the momentum continues as the nation’s largest Christian retail outlet, LifeWay Christian Stores, will exclusively feature the Labyrinth CD in all its 170 locations beginning August 29. LifeWay will further include special in store Labyrinth audio and video airplay, and feature counter and music section positioning along with in-store advertising.
Five-time GRAMMY® winning artist and songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman had the honor to perform at the 66th Annual National Day Of Prayer ceremony in Washington, D.C. Appearing before many faith leaders from around the U.S., Chapman performed two songs, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” The ceremony was held in the Rose Garden at the White House.
After 15 years at Curb Records, VP/Promotion and industry veteran John Butler has resigned his post to join Spotify as Head Of Christian Music.
GRAMMY®-nominated Essential Records’ artist Zach Williams has just released a new music video for his song “Old Church Choir.” Also slated as the next single to go to radio, it is the follow-up to his recording-breaking No. 1 debut hit, “Chain Breaker,” which held the top spot at radio for 15 weeks. The video for “Old Church Choir,” filmed just outside of Nashville and filled with extras who came from all across the country to be part, can be viewed here.
Throughout his travels, award-winning Christian music singer and songwriter Matthew West has collected thousands of stories from around the world from people dealing with finding their true identity. Well known for communicating these stories through song, Matthew will continue that storytelling theme in his book, Hello, My Name Is…: Discover Your True Identity.
Voting is now underway for the 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards, empowering fans to not only select winners in each category, but additionally play a part in awarding a newly renovated, mortgage-free home for a combat wounded hero or Gold Star spouse through the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF). Each category’s honorees were chosen by fans with for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle and TobyMac topping the nominations for this year’s fan-voted K-LOVE Fan Awards, honored in three categories each.
In recognition of her significant contributions to Nashville and its musical heritage, six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame. Joining Grant were longtime friend and CAA agent John Huie, and Bart Millard from GRAMMY® nominated multi-platinum selling band MercyMe, who gave an incredibly moving and heartfelt introduction to Grant.
Among the most highly anticipated offerings of the forthcoming Museum of the Bible, opening this November in Washington, D.C., is the use of Digital Guides designed to optimize the touring experience for guests of all ages and backgrounds. The tablet-based technology allows users to set their tour times, interests, and rendezvous points as the system intelligently navigates visitors through the museum. For families and groups with children, the Digital Guide provides another opportunity: to engage and educate younger guests by “gamifying” the touring experience.
THIRD DAY has returned to their deep musical roots with the release of their new single “Revival.” Releasing to radio today, “Revival” is available for purchase and streaming through all digital service providers.
“Chonda Pierce: Enough,” the beloved comedian’s second Fathom Events/Fuseic Entertainment one-night hit documentary, debuted as the #2 film in the country on Tuesday, April 25. Selling out numerous auditoriums across the U.S., “Enough”—which premiered in nearly 800 theaters—garnered the highest per screen average of all nationwide theatrical releases for the day.
NMAAM will start the June celebration of Black Music Month by hosting their fourth annual fundraising luncheon on June 1, 2017 at City Winery in Nashville. The luncheon honors icons that have made a tremendous impact on the music industry.
Show Hope began with a divine spark in the heart of an 11-year-old girl. Emily Chapman was in Haiti, and for the first time in her life she met face-to-face with children living as orphans. Emily came home with a fire burning in her heart and knew she had to do something. That flame was the beginning of Show Hope.
JellyTelly, a Nashville-based media and technology company that serves Christian families, announced today the launch of the JellyTelly app on all major app platforms. The JellyTelly app is a streaming video app designed for kids, and is available in the App Store (for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV), Google Play Store (for Android), Amazon App Store (Fire Tablets and Fire TV) and the Roku Channel Store.
Spearheading the effort to merge the two worlds of comics and music, Marvel Entertainment’s Marvel Playback opens up conversation with some of music’s biggest names. GRAMMY® nominated Skillet’s John Cooper joined Marvel’s Playback to speak about his love for comics, and the lessons he’s learned from their stories and heroes.