Religion in movies — a mix of art, money and message — stirs it up for filmmakers at Sundance this year, Thursday, January 28, 4:30 p.m. at Filmmaker’s Lodge. Gray Media and Ribbow Media, in association with Lovell-Fairchild Communications, present the second-ever Faith in Film panel.
Faith-based film company Pure Flix Entertainment (Pure Flix) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) announced today a long term, multi-year distribution services agreement. Under the arrangement, UPHE will exclusively handle sales and distribution services for the Blu-ray, DVD, Electronic Sell-through and Video-on-Demand platforms of Pure Flix new release films as well as for its diverse catalog of titles across the U.S. Pure Flix will oversee consumer marketing to support UPHE, and will continue to manage sales, marketing and distribution for the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA).
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West are set to host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5, 2016. 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 experience in the industry to Nashville, Tenn. June 3 – 5, 2016
Brumley Music, the legendary music and publishing company rich in tradition and heritage of Gospel, Country, Americana and Bluegrass music and founded by Albert E. Brumley, plays a pivotal role in a new theatrical release GREATER which is set to hit the big screens on January 29, 2016.
In celebration of the 2nd Annual Daywind Quartet Festival at The Greenbrier, Daywind Records is excited to announce the Quartet Talent Contest!
Gospel fever returns to the New York Tri-State area on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Prudential Center (25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ). McDonald’s Gospelfest tickets go on sale Friday, January 15th at 11am.
Known for his dynamic live show, six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac and K-LOVE/AIR1 will present the talent-packed, multi-artist “HITS DEEP TOUR,” visiting over 25 markets in spring 2016.
Lee Greenwood is considered an ICON in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. In fact, MCA Nashville released an album in 2013 called ICON, featuring his greatest hits including the red-white-and-blue anthem, “God Bless The U.S.A.” Kicking off the New Year with a musical salute to the United States military, Greenwood will appear on the national TV series “Ray Stevens’ Nashville” airing on RFD-TV and give a patriotic performance with Darryl Worley and host Ray Stevens.
Capitol Christian Music Group, Provident Label Group and Word Entertainment announce the March 18th release of the ultimate collection from the WOW Hits brand – WOW Hits 20th Anniversary. The two CD set will include 30 iconic songs from the most significant artists in Christian music. Artists featured on the collection are Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, For KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, Third Day, TobyMac and more.
At a young age, Brandon Sharp felt the call on his life to write songs for the church and to draw others closer to Jesus through music and other creative elements. He has pursued that call throughout his life through songwriting and leading worship at churches across the country. It is with great pleasure that Daywind Publishing announces the addition of Brandon Sharp to its growing staff of talented songwriters.
Jordan Feliz has a runaway hit with his first CCM single, “The River,” as it has remained No.1 for five weeks on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart and seven weeks on the CHR/Hot AC Chart. The Centricity Music staff helped Feliz to celebrate this achievement with a No. 1 plaque presentation recently.
For over 10 years, husband and wife Seth and Nirva Ready have been lending their individual voices to Dove, GRAMMY and Stellar Award winning projects from some of CCM and Gospel music’s brightest stars. Nirva is known for her work as a backing vocalist for TobyMac while Seth has been backing Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin and CeCe Winans, among others. Now, the Tampa, Florida-based couple is stepping front and center, signing together as Seth & Nirva with Integrity Music and working to create a soulful worship sound with the help of five-time Grammy Award winner and Integrity songwriter Israel Houghton.
LECRAE is heading back to school in 2016. The two-time Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artist, known for his music message frequently at odds with his hip-hop peers, has fans buzzing with excitement at the announcement that he’ll be hitting the road on February 9, 2016 for his HIGHER LEARNING TOUR stopping at college campuses and in college towns across the country.
Exclusively featured on PEOPLE.com, Colton Dixon married Annie Coggeshall in Nashville last Friday. The popular weekly will be the first to run additional photos of the wedding in their upcoming print issue, hitting newsstands this Friday. In attendance along with family and friends were fellow musicians TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Seth Morrison from Skillet and Michael Tait from Newsboys.
First Company Management (FCM), one of Christian music’s leading multi-faceted entertainment firms, announces the creation of Level Change Music. Helmed by industry veteran Chris Chicago, the rap/hip hop management division launches with the signing of acclaimed Atlanta-based rapper Young Noah, as well as newcomer Ty Brasel, who was recently named to Rapzilla.com’s prestigious “15 Freshmen of 2016” list.
Grammy-nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year, Ian Eskelin, discovers a gem in the City of Pearls, Hyderabad, India. Amidst a population of over 1.25 billion people in India, seven-plus million in the city of Hyderabad alone, Eskelin stepped into Pearl City Church earlier this year and found a vibrant worship team leading thousands in praise to their Creator, all in English. Signing Pearl City Worship to Radiate Music, Eskelin announces that the group’s first international album, We Won’t Be Silent, is set to release March 18, 2016 with The Fuel Music distribution.
THIRD DAY’S “Soul On Fire” Awarded as Most Played Song of 2015 at Christian Radio The “Lead Us Back” Spring Tour 2016 Dates Announced, Tickets On Sale Now 8 January…
Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell, the history-making, Gospel megastars who, as solo artists, and together, as the multi-Grammy® and multi-award winning superstar sister duo Mary Mary, will launch 2016 with no less thunder than in previous years, as they prepare for a packed January and history-making 2016!