The award winning soloist and multi-Grammy® recording artist Tina Campbell, one-half of the iconic Gospel sister star duo, Mary Mary, and her husband Teddy Campbell announce their upcoming web series called 10 Minutes with Teddy and Tina. Created and produced by the husband and wife team of 16 years, the series is simply a discussion of the couple’s perspective on life, love, family and faith. The series will debut on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017.
Daywind Music Publishing is proud to announce that Dianne Wilkinson has reached an elite level among songwriters with the penning of her 1,000th song, entitled “Just Another Mile.” To bring the achievement full circle, the song will be recorded by the quartet who has cut more of her songs than any other, the Kingdom Heirs, on their upcoming Sonlite Records release.
Central City Productions announced today select performers for the 2017 Stellar Awards. Hailed as an “epic night in gospel music,” this year’s Stellar Awards will return to the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The telecast will premiere on TV One Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. ET with encores at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. In addition, the Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication on 170 stations in over 150 markets around the country from April 15 – May 7, 2017.
Singer, model, and social media celebrity, Natasha Bure, will release her debut conversational book, Let’s Be Real, that showcases her powerful message for teens: “this is real, this is life, and we all go through it.” The hardcover and e-book editions will be available via web and in stores nationwide on March 28, 2017 and can be purchased now for pre-order here.
The Winter Jam 2017 Tour Spectacular made history Saturday as the final concert in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. The venue, which will close later this year, played host to more than 27,000 people for Winter Jam, marking one of the tour’s biggest nights ever. Saturday’s concert featured Winter Jam’s all-star lineup along with special appearances from “American Idol” alum Danny Gokey; hip/hop recording artist Tedashii; “Duck Dynasty” stars Korie, John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson; Atlanta Braves great Otis Nixon; and Chris Conley, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and former University of Georgia standout.
Award winning Hip-Hop artist, Derek Minor, is enjoying success at CCM radio with his new single, “Change the World,” going No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot AC/CHR chart. The tune features guest artist, Hollyn, and is from Minor’s current album Reflection that released on his Refection Music Group (RMG) label, in partnership with Entertainment One.The project has been streamed on Spotify over 2.6 million times. At the same time, the music video for “Change the World” premiered on NewReleaseToday last Friday and can be viewed HERE.
GoDigiPath, LLC (formerly known as Taseis Media Group) has entered into a CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) agreement with FairTrade Services, LLC in association with Provident Distribution, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Grammy® Award nominated, Platinum-selling band Newsboys in partnership with Premier Productions announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour. In addition, the band donated more than 3,000 tickets to First Responders and their families in a two-day “Buy One, Give One” special offer.
Josiah Prince, best known for his song writing and guitar work in Christian rock staple, Disciple, has signed an exclusive songwriting agreement with Daywind Music Publishing. Prince co-wrote nine of the tracks on the band’s current album, Long Live The Rebels, including the current singles “God Is With Us” and “Erase.” Upcoming cuts include “Tell Me,” featured on the forthcoming Vital Records release by As We Ascend, Farewell To Midnight, that drops on March 17th.
In a music career that spans an astounding 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. He has received five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 58 GMA Dove Awards, 48 No. 1 singles, and has more than eleven million albums sold and eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. Now, he is sharing his life story with his memoir, Between Heaven & the Real World. The book, written with New York Times best-selling author Ken Abraham, is slated to hit shelves and all digital platforms on March 7, 2017 with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Passion is set to unveil their live album Worthy Of Your Name, the latest of their anticipated annual releases, available on all digital platforms February 17, with physical albums available March 24. The release features 11 live songs, recorded at Passion 2017 earlier this year. The album also features additional studio versions of the songs “This We Know (Feat. Kristian Stanfill)” and “Worthy Of Your Name (Feat. Sean Curran)”, which released in advance of the album and are available now.
BEC Recordings announce the signing of CCM pop artist Matty Mullins to their roster. As frontman for the popular metalcore band, Memphis May Fire, Mullins is no stranger to the industry. With the success of his band, Mullins has been able to share faith-based positivity with large secular crowds all over the world. A calling to make an album of declaring his faith, led to the creation of his successful CCM self-titled solo debut in 2014. It is no surprise that his current single is following in those footsteps.
Multi-platinum selling artist Michael W. Smith accompanied Nashville-based Lauren Uribe (age six) and Charlotte Uribe (age four) to flip on the lights of Rocketown’s outdoor basketball court, allowing kids at the facility to play ball even after the sun sets. The pair of sisters and their family made a donation to the youth outreach facility, enabling the lights to be purchased.
Open Hands (FAIR TRADE SERVICES), the awaited release from Laura Story will be available on Mar. 3, 2017. The GRAMMY® winner’s fifth full length album finds her continuing to deliver her notable reflection, vulnerability and personal honesty in 11 new tracks, including the lead single bearing the same name featuring fellow GRAMMY® winner Mac Powell of Third Day. Story also teamed up with Matt Maher and Matt Redman, penning a track found on Open Hands.
The Hands & Feet Project is a non-profit organization that provides respite care for the orphaned and abandoned children of Haiti. Founded in 2004, The Hands & Feet Project is also dedicated to creating dignified jobs that help keep families together, which is why they are proud to announce their newest initiative, IKONDO, a mission guest village located in the mountains above Grand Goave, Haiti.
Renowned worship leader, author and pastor Darlene Zschech releases the Here I Am Send Me (Hineni) CD/DVD globally on March 3 from Integrity Music. Recorded live with her team at Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, the album is Zschech’s first project following a life changing cancer diagnosis in 2014 and features 11 new songs penned by her along with guest writers like Martin Smith, Paul Baloche, Jenn Johnson and Leeland Mooring.
Together with iShine, Provident Label Group, Essential Artist Services and Tween Gospel Alliance, they announce the B413 “No Filter Live” Tour. This unique tour, which will hit three key markets in spring 2017 – Bowling Green, KY (April 22), Austin, TX (May 5) and Ft. Smith (May 6) – is a two-hour event specifically designed for tweens and their parents to best prepare the tween demographic for life beyond entering their teen years, to deeply enrich the child’s faith and help equip parents to set the course of their child’s entire life before turning 13. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Feb. 3. Visit B413.org/NoFilter for more information.
Essential Worship’s Vertical Church Band and Premier Productions have partnered and are proud to announce the upcoming dates for their Vertical Nights Tour. Kicking off March 8 in South Bend, Indiana, the tour is scheduled to hit 14 markets across the U.S. Tickets are on sale now by visiting here.