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NEWS: Audio Adrenaline to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

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GRAMMY® Award-winning FairTrade Services recording artist Audio Adrenaline will make their debut appearance on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage June 30. Audio Adrenaline will be joining a star-studded lineup including four-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Diamond Rio; legendary country artist Larry Gatlin; Grand Ole Opry member Lorrie Morgan; breakthrough artist Kelsea Ballerini; and GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Will Hoge, among others.

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NEWS: TLC and Roma Downey Team Up on ANSWERED PRAYERS

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TLC explores modern-day miracles with ANSWERED PRAYERS, an all-new series hosted by celebrated actress and producer Roma Downey (“The Bible Series,” “Son of God,” “AD,” “Touched by an Angel”). Premiering Sunday, July 26 at 10/9c, this six-part series follows the remarkable stories of people in life-threatening situations who have experienced moments so inexplicable, so incredible that they can only be described as divine intervention.

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NEWS: MAXX Recordings New Artist, 3for3 Performs at Inaugural Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

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3for3, the new buzz band composed of Spencer Lloyd, Josh Davis and Benji Shuler celebrate their debut single “Halfway” as the most added single on Billboard Magazine’s Christian HOT AC/CHR singles chart. The trio is the debut act from the newly minted MAXX Recordings and is produced by award-winning producer Bernie Herms. The vibrant trio made their first official appearance last week at the inaugural Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America Event in Charlotte, North Carolina where they introduced “Halfway.” Purchase their new single: HERE.

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NEWS: Tamela Mann Makes Gospel Radio History

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Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann is the first Gospel lead artist in Billboard Gospel Radio chart history to score three consecutive No. 1’s from an album. Her current single, “This Place,” is the third song to ascend to No. 1 from her Tillymann Entertainment CD, Best Days.

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NEWS: Six-Time GRAMMY® Winner TobyMac Announces THIS IS NOT A TEST Album and Tour

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With an accumulation of over 11 million units in career sales, six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac has announced the release of his sixth studio project, THIS IS NOT A TEST. Produced by TobyMac, David Garcia and Chris Stephens, the 13 track project is the follow up to his No. 1 Billboard debut, Eye On It, and is available for pre-order on iTunes® June 9, with a worldwide street date of August 7.

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NEWS: Misty Edwards’ “Little Bird” Heard In Starbucks Stores

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Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Misty Edwards, who released her newest and 4th studio album last winter, Little Bird, recently had the opportunity to share the title cut from the album with Starbucks® patrons across the U.S. and internationally. Fans new and old were treated to the sound of “Little Bird” featured as part of the in-store music playlist for the Starbucks Coffee Company chain, which has more than 21,000 retail stores in 66 countries. The song was heard in numerous Starbucks locations all over from California to Puerto Rico to Edwards’ home base of Kansas City, MO, as fans shared the news through social media.

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NEWS: Capitol CMG Announces Peter York Promotion Among Other Key Changes And Restructuring

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Longtime Christian Music executive Peter York has been promoted to President of Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), it was announced today by CCMG CEO Bill Hearn, to whom York will continue to report. In his expanded role, York will add oversight of the creative direction and leadership development of CCMG’s Publishing and Distribution divisions to his current responsibilities of managing the company’s Label Group, which includes leading Christian Music labels Sparrow, Forefront, sixsteps, Hillsong and Jesus Culture, among others. With his promotion of York, Hearn will intensify his focus on driving the company’s strategic direction, business development initiatives and key partner relationships. Hearn will also maintain oversight of the Motown Gospel label, which is led by Ken Pennell, president Gospel Music, CCMG.

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NEWS: Orphans Need a Change

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Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, spends $300,000 each year to provide diapers for the children at their five Special Care Centers in China.

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NEWS: Newsboys’ Blockbuster ‘We Believe…God’s Not Dead’ Tour Adds More Than 40 Fall Dates With Hawk Nelson and Ryan Stevenson

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On the heels of the “We Be Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Spring Tour, which saw over 30 sellouts across the country, best-selling GRAMMY®-nominated mega group Newsboys will hit the road again this fall to continue the popular tour, it was announced today. Featuring Dove Award-nominated FairTrade Services pop/rock band Hawk Nelson, along with special guest GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, Newsboys’ “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Fall Tour is slated to visit more than 40 cities.

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NEWS: Hillsong UNITED Debuts at No. 5 on Billboard 200 Chart

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Hillsong UNITED released their highly anticipated new studio album, EMPIRES, last week to much acclaim and fan response. EMPIRES debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian albums chart and No. 2 on the Digital Albums chart. The album also remained in the Top 5 peaking at No. 2 on the iTunes overall albums during street week.

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NEWS: For KING & COUNTRY Honored With Unprecedented Three Wins at K-LOVE Fan Awards During Evening of Unforgettable Performances

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Winners were announced at tonight’s 3rd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at The Grand Ole Opry House, presented by Pepsi and hosted by FOX & Friend’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron. Broadcast live on K-LOVE.com, the fan-generated awards show aimed to honor artists, authors, film/television and athletes who impact popular culture in a positive and encouraging way for Jesus Christ.

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NEWS: Jeremy Campy Makes Opry Debut on Tuesday, June 2

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Franklin, Tenn – GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp will make his debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage this Tuesday, June 2. The Opry, celebrating 90 years of music this year, showcases a mix of country legends and contemporary chart-toppers at each performance. For Tuesday’s show, Camp will join artists such as Rascal Flatts, Larry Gatlin, Gloriana and more. Camp’s debut will follow his appearance at the K-LOVE Fan Awards, which will be held on Sunday also at the Opry House.

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