American Prodigal, the latest project from Crowder, has garnered a strong street week, landing at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Albums Chart, No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart, No. 5 on the Top Albums Billboard Chart and No. 12 on the Top 200 Billboard Chart. “It is so great seeing and hearing how people are attaching to these songs,” shares the Texas Native and Atlanta Resident. “For me, they are obviously deeply meaningful, but they have swagger and are just stupid fun. I’m so happy folks have responded so exuberantly.”
Word Worship artist Meredith Andrews has partnered with co-founder of Saddleback Church and best-selling author Kay Warren in a video series titled “Meredith Andrews + Kay Warren: Deeper.” On the heels of her recent album release, titled Deeper, Andrews is joined by her friend Kay Warren on camera as they share how to dig deeper in their faith in everyday life as well as how to grow with God in each season of life.
WAY Media President/Founder Bob Augsburg, has announced that as WAY-FM prepares to celebrate 30 years of ministry, listeners responded with a record-setting response to fund the ministry. The ministry’s recent Fall Pledge Drive ended about 7% over its goal. WAY-FM markets experienced significant growth during the Pledge Drive, with families, individuals, and businesses getting involved, including the newest WAY-FM station in Dallas – Ft. Worth.
Debuting the first Christmas album of his career, 2X GRAMMY® winner Matt Redman will unveil These Christmas Lights on October 21. Filled with powerful and diverse collaborations, featured artists on the album include longtime friends Natasha Bedingfield, Chris Tomlin and Tasha Cobbs. These Christmas Lights finds Redman sharing his interpretation on quintessential holiday songs, along with creating new, originals including “His Name Shall Be,” “Help from Heaven,” the title track and more.
Fifth LP, Open Hands, slated for spring release Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 3o, 2016) – With notable hits like “Mighty To Save” and “Blessings,” GRAMMY® winning songstress Laura Story is releasing…
Award-winning and top selling group The Isaacs will perform “Rocks” on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday, October 4, during the top-rated morning news show. The song is from the chart-topping Nature’s Symphony in 432: A Journey from Pain to Praise, released earlier this month. The group is currently nominated for a Dove Award for the upcoming GMA Dove Awards to be given out on October 11 in Nashville, Tennessee. The album is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes.
The Best Christmas Ever!, the third full-length holiday release from GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, is set to bow October 21 from HHM Records/Word Distribution. Featuring 10 favorites from the group’s best-selling projects The Christmas Shoes (2001) and The Christmas Hope (2006), The Best Christmas Ever! also showcases five newly recorded songs.
Singer/songwriter/author Andrew Peterson will launch his highly popular Behold The Lamb Of God Christmas Tour on Nov. 30 in Houston, Texas. This marks the 17th year for the holiday event that has become a Christmas tradition for families and churches across the country. The tour will visit 15 cities, including Birmingham, Alabama, Orlando, Florida, Arlington and Richmond Virginia, and will once again feature two nights at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets are available at www.andrew-peterson.com and at local venues.
In association with Oodles World, award-winning actress, singer and songwriter, Cassie Byram, is planting God’s Word in children’s hearts with the release of TreasureToons on October 4. This whimsical animated series of sing-along videos is aimed at enabling young children to memorize Bible verses. The first installment in the TreasureToons brand will be available exclusively for digital download at iTunes and on DVD at www.TreasureToons.com.
Celebrating another major milestone in a career spanning nearly two decades, Dove Award-winning Curb recording artist Selah made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry on Friday. Introduced by Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs, the renowned trio performed “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Amazing Grace” to a capacity audience at the Grand Ole Opry House.
On Friday, February 3, 2017, the NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC) will kick-off Super Bowl LI with its 18th Annual star-studded music jubilation at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. The annual event joins together key NFL Players, top Gospel/Contemporary Christian and mainstream GRAMMY® Award-winning artists and special guests all on one stage to bring audiences an evening of uplifting music and inspirational messages. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticket Master and Ticket Servant.
Ed Harper, iconic Gospel music industry veteran, received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Honor from the SGMG (Southern Gospel Music Guild) today, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, during a reception at the 2016 National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. Mr. Harper is the president of The Harper Agency, an elite booking agency for Gospel music artists.
This October 21, award-winning artist and songwriter Matthew West will debut his second full-length studio holiday album, Unto Us: A Christmas Collection (Capitol CMG). Featuring ten songs, five brand new songs along with five of his biggest Christmas hits, this holiday collection will be sure to get every listener in the spirit and is a reminder of God’s love and faithfulness – the true reason for the season.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs of the past year at the 38th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards on Monday, September 26th. The gala, held at Rocketown in downtown Nashville, was hosted by multi-platinum, three-time Grammy-winning contemporary Christian music star Michael W. Smith alongside ASCAP’s President and Chairman Paul Williams and Vice President of Nashville Membership Michael Martin, before an audience of distinguished songwriters, Christian music stars and music industry leaders.
At an award ceremony held Monday evening at Rocketown in Downtown Nashville, platinum-selling singer, songwriter and humorist Mark Lowry was named the 2016 recipient of ASCAP’s prestigious Golden Note Award.
CCM powerhouse vocalist, Jody McBrayer, is delivering an early Christmas present to music lovers around the world, with the release of his first holiday album, CHRISTMASTIME, Oct. 21.
Continuing to celebrate the success of Welcome To The New (2014), GRAMMY® nominated band MercyMe announces an exclusive two week free download of their smash hit “Greater,” available today. Powered by FreeCCM.com, the free song is available for download until October 9. The second single from the band’s latest release, “Greater” has lived up to its name, spending 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart.
During a press conference today, the board of directors of NQC (National Quartet Convention) and the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge announced a five-year contract extension that keeps gospel music’s largest annual event in Pigeon Forge through 2021.
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Following the recent debut of their acclaimed studio album Live On Forever, The Afters are taking their new music to fans across the country as they head out on the Love Riot Tour alongside Newsboys and Ryan Stevenson. The tour will hit venues all across the US, making stops in cities such as New York City, Chicago, Houston and more.