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It was 35 years ago when Dr. Bobby Jones was introduced to the world of Gospel through the premiere of “Bobby Jones Gospel” on Black Entertainment Television in 1980. Since that initial partnership which helped established BET to get off the ground, “Bobby Jones Gospel” has become the longest continuously running original series on cable television as well as all other networks. Dr. Jones served as the host and executive producer.
Gospel Music Association IMMERSE Conference Winner Aryn Michelle is prepping to launch several events to accompany the release of her highly anticipated debut album, Depth. Since sharing the stage with artists such as Natalie Grant and Matthew West at Ichthus Festival, Aryn has been performing a series of shows throughout the southeastern region, which includes an upcoming performance on August 20th at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café.
Cinder Entertainment has announced that multiple GRAMMY Award winning artists Tye Tribbett and Jason Crabb, along with Dove Award winning comedian Akintunde, have joined forces to create what is shaping up as one of the most unique, must-experience concert tours of 2015. The Up Close and Personal Tour will not only allow audiences to experience the artists in an intimate concert setting, but it will also provide the artists the opportunity to express their desire to break down barriers that too often separate generations, cultures, denominations and races.
Christian rock music staple, Pillar, is releasing their first album in six years. The new album, One Love Revolution, was made possible through the support of their loyal fanbase, and is scheduled to release physically through Lifeway on August 18th with a digital release to follow onAugust 21st.
Dove Award-winning Christian singer and mother of three, Natalie Grant shares the must-try strategies that help her stay upbeat and energized even on hectic days in a new interview featured with “First for Women” Magazine.
MegaFest, the nation’s largest inspirational family festival today announced the addition of several speakers to its powerhouse lineup of inspirational programming. The speakerswill be part of the ManPower and Woman Thou Art Loosed conferences and include: Bishop Tudor Bismarck, Dr. R.A. Vernon, Joyce Meyer, Joyce Rodgers, Christine Caine and Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams.
Since they opened their doors just 12 years ago, Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, is celebrating a historic milestone. With the help of Show Hope sponsors, donors and partners, they are proud to announce that together they have helped restore the hope of a family for 5,000 children from more than 50 countries.
The guys in Dude Perfect and DREAM Records have teamed up again, this time with Press Play to feature the track, “World Anthem” on their new video titled, “Impossible Paintball Trick Shots”. The family friendly entertainment group with over 30 million online followers have been featurings songs by We Are Leo, Matthew Parker and Jonathan Thulin. Check out the video below.
Danny Gokey’s song “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” was used in a very moving segment by blind dance contestant Benjamin Yonattan on America’s Got Talent. The song was written by Bernie Herms, Matthew West & Randy Phillips, with some lyric modifications by Danny from the original version. View the performance here.
Singer and songwriter Tim Timmons is set to release his sophomore album, Awake Our Souls, on October 2, 2015 (Reunion Records). After nearly two decades of ministry, this singer/songwriter moves himself beyond believer to follower in ten new songs, which are also an invitation for every listener to discover life’s abundance in Jesus.
GRAMMY® winner and 21-time Dove Award winning artist Jason Crabb was recently honored with a street name, “Jason Crabb Drive,” in his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY. This past weekend during a hometown show at the new, state-of-the-art Beaver Dam Amphitheater, the city surprised and honored Crabb with the street sign for the road entering the Amphitheater.
GRAMMY® nominated band MercyMe has unveiled dates for their fall “Greater Than Tour,” kicking off this October, as well as MercyMe, It’s Christmas! set to debut on October 9. The album will mark the multi-platinum selling band’s second Christmas release. The announcements were revealed in the midst of celebrating their second No. 1 hit, “Flawless,” (Billboard’s Christian AC Indicator chart) from the best-selling Welcome to the New project (2014).
Steve Rice, a leader in Christian music publishing and song development for nearly three decades, has announced the formation of Nashville Music Architects. Created to serve artists, songwriters, and related companies and organizations, Nashville Music Architects will offer a range of consulting services to maximize creative potential in today’s evolving musical landscape.
Steve Ford, General Manager of Centricity Music, announced today the hiring of Chad Segura as Vice-President of Centricity Publishing. In this new role, Segura will oversee the development of songwriter and artist relationships, Centricity Music’s publishing catalog, and sync opportunities. Segura, who is one of the most respected publishing executives in the Christian music industry, brings a wealth of experience to his new position that includes stints at Capitol CMG Publishing, Word Music Publishing and his own company, Meld Music.
How Could I Ask For More: Stories of Blessings, Battles and Beauty, the latest nonfiction title from GRAMMY® nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, is set to bow August 4 from Worthy Publishing.
ASCAP hosted its 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, presenting Lauryn Hill with its prestigious Golden Note Award, given to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Hill also performed.
Premier Productions announces the 25 Years 4Him Tour, as the award-winning group 4Him celebrates 25 years of music and 25 No. 1 hits. Reuniting on the road once again, the 25 Years 4Him Tour features the music that has inspired multiple generations and countless believers, including the empowering songs of hope and faith such as “Basics of Life,” “Where There is Faith,” and “Future Generations.” *Tickets for 25 Years 4Him Tour are on sale to the public beginning July 17.*