Reunion Records/Sony Music Entertainment artist Tauren Wells is continuing to have an amazing summer energizing large audiences as the opening act for Lionel Richie’s All The Hits Tour with special guest Mariah Carey. The 22-city tour, which is hitting the biggest arenas across the U.S., will hit Florida and Georgia this weekend then take a trip up the east coast the following week.
Texas-based singer, songwriter Micah Tyler will release his first full-length record, Different, with Fair Trade Services on Oct. 20. Heralding the major release is Tyler’s six-track EP which released late last year and boasted “Never Been A Moment,” a No. 1 on multiple Christian radio formats. The title track “Different” was sent to radio on Friday with K-LOVE and Air 1 already supporting the single as it currently sits at No. 17 on the National Christian Audience Chart.
Tina Campbell, the multiple award winning soloist, multi-GRAMMY® winning recording artist, author, WEtv original series star, and now web series star, who, with sister Erica is one-half of the iconic Gospel duo, Mary Mary, unveils the video for her newest single, “Too Hard Not To,” in exclusive premiere tomorrow, Friday, August 11th, on Essence.com.
La Asociación de Música Góspel (GMA) anunció hoy los nominados para el 48vo GMA Premios Anual Dove. La presentación de premios se llevará a cabo el martes, 17 de octubre de 2017, en el Allen Arena de la Universidad Lipscomb a las 6:30 pm (CST). El canal de Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) estará llevando al aire, en forma exclusiva, la presentación de premios el domingo, 22 de octubre, alcanzando más de 100 millones de televidentes en los Estados Unidos, además de distribución global y en multi-plataformas. La votación para los ganadores finales durarán entre el 21 de agosto hasta el 28 de agosto.
Fervent Records artist Big Daddy Weave launches the Fall 2017 leg of their Set Free tour August 17th in Bossier City, LA. This fall’s 50 city tour debuted in the spring of 2017 to an enthusiastic reception from concert goers. The tour follows the release of Big Daddy Weave’s new single “Jesus I Believe.” Guest artists include one of the fastest rising artists in Christian music, We Are Messengers, and breakout artist Micah Tyler.
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced today that David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Crabb, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis will become the newest members of the Hall of Fame in 2018. The press conference was held at the Hall of Fame in Mount Vernon, KY.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 22, reaching over 100 million viewers in the U.S., plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 21 through August 28.
Special guests include Heath Arthur and Mike Goodwin throughout 18-date trek Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 8, 2017) – Helmed by viral video phenomenon John Crist, the “Captive Thoughts” tour, in partnership…
Recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, Matt Redman’s Glory Song will release on Sept. 29 with sixstepsrecords, Capitol CMG. The two-time GRAMMY® winner’s newest collection of songs explores a sonically diverse musical backdrop, including uniting with 120 local worship leaders and songwriters on group vocals and special collaborations with fellow GRAMMY® winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Kierra Sheard.
Meeting the strong demand for quality faith and family programming, CROSSFLIX launches today as the digital destination for Christian entertainment, education, and inspiration. Currently available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, FireTV, Roku, Google Play and on the Internet, Crossflix is finalizing placement of their content on iOS, which will launch in the coming weeks.
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith co-bill their popular Christmas tour this holiday season, which will be joined for the second consecutive year by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Incorporating a full symphony orchestra at each performance under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor David Hamilton, this seasonal crowd-pleaser is being presented by Balsam Hill®. Launching Nov. 11 in Omaha, NE, the 22-city tour travels to major markets across the U.S., including Houston, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Portland, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Boise, Tampa, Kansas City and more.
Chart-topping, Dove Award-winning band The Afters and award-winning songwriter Jason Gray have announced the “Live On Forever” Tour this fall with special guest David Dunn. Presented by Prison Fellowship International, the fall tour kicks off Sept. 15, and is slated to hit 18 cities during the months of September and October.
Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns will hit the road again this fall to extend its hugely successful “The Very Next Thing” Tour, featuring special guest GRAMMY®-nominated artist Zach Williams. “The Very Next Thing” Tour hit 80 major markets during its Fall 2016/Spring 2017 runs, resulting in some of the most successful shows of Casting Crowns’ career. With multiple sold-out performances and an overall attendance topping 375,000, “The Very Next Thing” Tour has become the most attended Crowns tour since 2008.
Recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, Matt Redman’s Glory Song will release on Sept. 29 with sixstepsrecords, Capitol CMG. The two-time GRAMMY® winner’s newest collection of songs explores a sonically diverse musical backdrop, including uniting with 120 local worship leaders and songwriters on group vocals and special collaborations with fellow GRAMMY® winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Kierra Sheard. Glory Song was co-produced by Jeremy Edwardson (Jesus Culture, Bethel Music) and Jeremy SH Griffith (Johnnyswim, Andy Mineo). Fellow GRAMMY® winning songwriters including Bernie Herms, Aaron Lindsey, Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin and Ed Cash joined Redman on this latest release. The first single from Redman’s 13th album , “Gracefully Broken” featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard is going for adds at radio on Aug. 25.
Fervent Records recording artist and hit songwriter, Francesca Battistelli, was recently honored at a small gathering of label, industry partners, family and bandmates for her second RIAA-Certified Gold record for the GRAMMY® Award winning and No. 1 single “Holy Spirit.”
Tonight, after a near-death bus crash last week, the Erwins return to the stage in Tulsa, OK at the 49th Annual Brumley Gospel Sing. The Erwins join Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Nelons and Tim Lovelace tonight and the event continues through Saturday featuring The Oak Ridge Boys, The Hoppers and more.
The recent successful Alaska cruise celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ministry included a special opportunity for those on board to give back to the people of Alaska by providing a backpack full of school supplies for needy children in the state capitol of Juneau. This event was facilitated locally by Love, Inc. a non-profit organization based in Juneau.
Focus on the Family is proud to announce it is the major promotional partner for the award-winning docudrama “MULLY,” which tells the story of Dr. Charles M. Mully, a man who gave up riches and power to help the more than 2.6 million abandoned children living on the streets of Kenya, Africa.
Members of GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys took a break from their summer tour schedule to help build homes in Baja, Mexico, last week. In partnership with Baja Christian Ministries and God’s Not Dead Missions, Newsboys’ Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips joined volunteers from around the U.S. to construct two homes for disadvantaged families and lead street evangelism teams in the area. The week culminated with a community-wide fiesta hosted by the God’s Not Dead Missions team, featuring music, food and entertainment.
Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley during the Black Music Honors, a live taping television special that will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN.