Wade Jessen, Billboard’s senior chart manager, Nashville, died shortly after midnight March 5 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn., following a heart attack.
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March 5, 2015 – Franklin, Tenn – Show Hope,™ a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times’ best-selling author, will offer its next Empowered To Connect (ETC) Conference April 10 and 11. The upcoming conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas and simulcasted for the first time ever to churches and event centers across the U.S. and Canada. There are already 270 churches registered to broadcast the simulcast to date with more registering weekly. It is expected for approximately 10,000 people to participate in the conference.
On Thursday, March 5th, Mark Hall posted a note to fans on Facebook that a mass had been found in his kidney and it was most likely cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark, his family and the band as they walk through this difficult situation together. See Mark’s message below.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Centricity Publishing took home top honors at the 2015 SESAC Christian Music Awards, held last night in Nashville. CentricSongs was named Christian Publisher of the Year, while Centricity Publishing’s Seth Mosley received the Christian Songwriter of the Year award. In addition, both CentricSongs and Mosley were recognized with seven national performance activity awards, as well as honors for the Billboard #1 song, “Fight Song,” written by Mosley and recorded by The Almost.
Point of Grace will be delivering their country style this Friday, March 6, with an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, which will include their duet with Ricky Skaggs, who, as Denise shares, “took that song [‘Two Roads’] over the top.”
Following a seven-year hiatus, internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 announce today the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its fans to participate in the recording and promotion of its seventh full-length album slated for release Summer 2015. Following the enthusiastic reception the band received at a series of reunion events last year in South Africa (see live video from these events at this link), John Ellis (vocals and guitar), Darryl Swart (drums) and Daniel Ornellas (bass) reformed the trio and is in the studio now working on new music.
Nashville, Tenn. (February 26, 2015) — Live on cable’s leading morning show, FOX & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, announced that she and Kirk Cameron will share hosting duties for the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, presented by Pepsi. K-LOVE – the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people – will once again bring the only fan-voted award show in Christian music history to the Grand Ole Opry House in Music City on May 31, 2015.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— “Love Was Stronger,” the highly-anticipated new single from two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist and one of Christian music’s most popular bands, Audio Adrenaline, drops today, in advance of the May 5 release of the group’s Fair Trade Services sophomore album, Sound of the Saints. In addition, a new group of musicians is unveiled as Audio Adrenaline hits the road with Newsboys’ “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Spring Tour.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—For the third year in a row, NewSong’s blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is partnering with Blue Scout Media to offer viewers around the world an unprecedented front row seat for one of music’s biggest tours. BlueScout’s StageHop.com will present a live webcast of the February 28 Winter Jam stop at Houston’s Toyota Center. Fans can register for the free event, which begins at 5 pm CT, by visiting jamtour.com/webcast.
Please join the Philadelphia 76ers for Gospel Night Feb. 27th at 7pm with a special post game concert performance by Marvin Sapp. This will be a spectacular night with churches and families from the Tri-State area. See the flyer below for details!
Congratulations to Britt Nicole and husband Josh, who welcomed a healthy 8lb baby boy February 8, 2015 at 4:33am! Adin Jerusalem Crosby is Britt and Josh’s second child. Their first child, daughter Ella Brave, was born in July 2013. Sending lots of love to the happy Crosby family!
NEW YORK, NY – February 17, 2015 – In the wake of the shocking betrayals and devastation of last season, Erica and Tina Campbell attempt to reunite and rebuild in season 4 of WE tv’s MARY MARY, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 9PM ET/PT. As they forge ahead, secrets and ambitions are revealed at every turn making it difficult to move forward. With the ladies being drawn in two different directions and Mary Mary on hiatus and managerless; they must look within themselves, and each other, if there is any chance for Mary Mary to survive.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 17, 2015) – The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces today the date of the second annual GMA Honors set for Tuesday, May 5th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The GMA Honors event celebrates gospel music trailblazers being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame and gives honor to individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally both past and present. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Momentum continues to build for Christian music’s most innovative honors, the WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS, as voters turned out in record numbers for the third annual awards season. The awards are presented by NewReleaseTuesday.com–the largest Christian music site online–in conjunction with its primary sponsor, new Christian music streaming service The Overflow (www.TheOverflow.com).
Nashville, TN — Gospel/Jazz pioneer BEN TANKARD and R&B/Gospel sensation Shirley Murdock recently received RIAA Gold certification records for their 2006 hit single “JESUS IS LOVE” for reaching over 500,000 sales as part of the 2006 WOW Gospel collection. Originally written and recorded by Lionel Richie, “JESUS IS LOVE” was covered on Ben Tankard’s PIANO PROPHET 2006 Smoothjazz release and has been selling and receiving heavy airplay for a staggering eight years.
Family Christian Stores plans to restructure and has filed for a sale of its assets and operations under Section 363 of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Family Christian Stores does not expect to close any stores or lay off any employees.
The battle between Apple and Android continues to heat up as both companies unveiled plans for in-car systems in 2014, ushering car manufacturers into the ongoing debate. Consumers may not have as much skin in the game as say, Honda or Mercedes, but with both interfaces slated to roll out in new cars later this year, smartphone users will have yet one more way to engage their favorite apps with ease.
Nashville, TN, February 11, 2015—Affirming their position as an industry leader and fan favorite, Big Daddy Weave scores an astounding fourth No. 1 single from their 2012 project, Love Come to Life. “Overwhelmed,” which landed the top spot on AC Monitored this week, shares rank with their career best-selling track, “Redeemed,” K-LOVE Fan Awards Song of the Year (2014) nominee “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” and the title track from what has become their most successful project to date.
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning urban and gospel legends–BeBe, Marvin, and Carvin Winans–3 Winans Brothers- continue to celebrate the release of their debut album, Foreign Land, with the announcement of the “OUTSTANDING NEW ARTIST’ Award win at the 46th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, February 6th, 2015.