The GMA (Gospel Music Association) held their 2nd Annual GMA Honors celebration at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday evening with special tributes, reunions and praise to the honorees and inductees. The event was in celebration of the individuals and organizations that impact the culture through gospel music both past and present and is set to air on JUCE TV on Friday, June 5th at 7pm PST / 10pm EST and Saturday, June 6th at 12pm PST / 3pm EST. The third-annual GMA Honors ceremony date has also been announced for May 10, 2016.
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Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Colton Dixon, For KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battestelli, Hawk Nelson, Lauren Daigle, Third Day and TobyMac are among the first group of artists slated to bring an eclectic mix of performances to the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, set to take place at the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. on May 31, 2015. More performers and presenters will be announceed soon, while fan generated votes are already underway for this year’s awards at www.KLOVEFanAwards.com.
Provident Label Group pop/rock band Building 429 has officially broken a radio record. Their brand new single, “Impossible,” received an astounding 95 radio adds on add date, making this an all time first for the band. This is also the highest number of adds its first week ever for a Provident Label Group artist. This radio feat hasn’t been achieved since “Free To Be Me” by Fancesca Battistelli in 2008.
Raucous, award-winning band The City Harmonic, known for its eclectic modern hymns and worship anthems of longing, hope and celebration, will be the featured music guest during “Beyond A.D.” streaming on NBC.com Sunday, May 3. During the episode, The City Harmonic will reveal the title and album cover for their third full-length album, as well as play live the first single from the new recording set to release through Integrity Music September 2015. The album addresses issues of church unity, a topic also covered in this “Beyond A.D” episode by fellow guest, John Gray, Associate Pastor at Houston’s Lakewood Church.
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning pop/rock group, Building 429, has reached another major career milestone with one-million single sales. A special plaque presentation was held at with Provident Label Group in honor of the group’s incredible achievement. Building 429 has achieved landmark radio success, including the history making single, “Where I Belong.” Provident Label Group’s Senior Vice President, Dean Diehl praised the group for its music ministry and accomplishments.
Lipscomb University recently announced the formation of a School of Music that will expand its existing classical music program to include contemporary music undergraduate programs. The reorganization will allow the school to tap into industry resources available in Nashville as well as provide skilled professionals to help fill job demand.
Erica Campbell is coming to a city near you! Coming on the heels of the number 1 debut of her album Help 2.0, Campbell announces the upcoming tour dates for her national tour, “Erica Campbell & Friends: The Help 2.0 Tour.” The national tour will hit 26 cities and will feature special guests on select dates. As previously announced, the tour will kick off May 2nd in New York City at the famed B.B. King Blues Club. She’ll then head to the Howard Theatre in D.C. on May 3rd. Other big cities include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit.
Run for Love 2015, just one of the many K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend events, will be building homes for orphans in Haiti thanks to a continued partnership with Hands and Feet Project. Last year’s celebrity 5k saw over 600 people take action to bring love to Haiti’s orphaned and abandoned children.
Just a few short days ago, former NFL Superstar Terry Bradshaw, joined the Isaacs on stage to perform the classic Gospel song “What A Day That Will Be” in Pollok, Texas.
NewSong’s Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular shattered attendance records and made history this year, wrapping its biggest tour ever with more than 600,000 people at a total of 47 shows across the country. Christian music’s #1 tour in the world, Winter Jam attendance surpassed such tours as Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5 and Miranda Lambert, among others, according to Pollstar’s 2015 First Quarter Year To Date Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart.
The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces a star-studded line up of presenters and performers for the second annual GMA Honors and Hall of Fame including the master of ceremonies, Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton.
Michael W. Smith joined President Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and others in remembering victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing, and celebrating the “Oklahoma Standard” during Sunday’s memorial service marking the 20th anniversary of the attack. The three-time GRAMMY® winner also received the prestigious 2015 Applause Award from the Nashville-based Belmont University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Program on Saturday, April 18.
Super Distributor New Day Christian is pleased to announce a new partnership with RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Evolve Music Group Chairman/CEO Rodney Jerkins announces his first formal venture into the gospel and Christian music industry with the launch of Lifestyle Music Group (LMG). The multi-Grammy® Award-winning producer, songwriter and executive has appointed industry veteran Demmette Guidry as General Manager of LMG, which will be distributed through Motown Gospel/Capitol Christian Music Group.
Over the past 11 years, international adoptions to the U.S. have dropped by a drastic 70%, due in large part to changes in governmental policy and increased regulations. While many of the changes were necessary to better protect vulnerable children, the children still in need of a forever family find themselves in a more difficult position to gain that resource. In response, Show Hope® has begun providing grants for in-country adoptions in order to help provide families for those children.
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, creators of the successful television series “The Bible,” and its current NBC spinoff, “A.D. The Bible Continues,” were listed at No. 3 in Newsmax’s Top 100 Christian Leaders in America. Released on Monday, April 20, Downey and Burnett joined the rankings alongside other notable figures including, Franklin Graham, Joel Osteen, Rev. Billy Graham, and Rick Warren, among others.
To kick off the release of Live Forever, Matthew West’s new album dropping next Tuesday, April 28, West is staging quite a promotional event – a first for the Christian music industry. West will embark on a non-stop “24 Shows in 24 Hours” on street date, which will kick off with an exclusive live acoustic Stage-It show the day before, April 27.
Premier Productions announces the launch of the all-new worship tour, OUTCRY Tour 2015, which champions, represents and promotes the local church: the Bride of Christ. The tour exists to highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church. Featuring a combination of artists and worship leaders in a lineup never-seen-before on one tour, OUTCRY Tour 2015 is a unique experience for the concert-goer who may never have the chance to see this group of artists together again on one stage. Tickets for OUTCRY Tour 2015 are on sale to the public beginning May 1, 2015.
Tamela Mann was invited to perform for President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Tuesday evening during the “In Performance at the White House” series. Tamela sang her No. 1, platinum hit “Take Me To The King” during the program featuring Gospel music legends.