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NEWS: BET Celebrates and Pays Tribute to Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones As He Announces His Retirement from “Bobby Jones Gospel”

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It was 35 years ago when Dr. Bobby Jones was introduced to the world of Gospel through the premiere of “Bobby Jones Gospel” on Black Entertainment Television in 1980. Since that initial partnership which helped established BET to get off the ground, “Bobby Jones Gospel” has become the longest continuously running original series on cable television as well as all other networks. Dr. Jones served as the host and executive producer.

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NEWS: Gospel Music Association IMMERSE Conference Winner Aryn Michelle to Perform at the Iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN

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Gospel Music Association IMMERSE Conference Winner Aryn Michelle is prepping to launch several events to accompany the release of her highly anticipated debut album, Depth. Since sharing the stage with artists such as Natalie Grant and Matthew West at Ichthus Festival, Aryn has been performing a series of shows throughout the southeastern region, which includes an upcoming performance on August 20th at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café.

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NEWS: Tye Tribbett, Jason Crabb Join Forces for Up Close & Personal Tour

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Cinder Entertainment has announced that multiple GRAMMY Award winning artists Tye Tribbett and Jason Crabb, along with Dove Award winning comedian Akintunde, have joined forces to create what is shaping up as one of the most unique, must-experience concert tours of 2015. The Up Close and Personal Tour will not only allow audiences to experience the artists in an intimate concert setting, but it will also provide the artists the opportunity to express their desire to break down barriers that too often separate generations, cultures, denominations and races.

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NEWS: Megafest Demonstrates Global Reach, Adds Speakers From Three Continents To Line‐Up

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MegaFest, the nation’s largest inspirational family festival today announced the addition of several speakers to its powerhouse lineup of inspirational programming. The speakerswill be part of the ManPower and Woman Thou Art Loosed conferences and include: Bishop Tudor Bismarck, Dr. R.A. Vernon, Joyce Meyer, Joyce Rodgers, Christine Caine and Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams.

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NEWS: Show Hope Gives Adoption Aid Grant To 5,000th Child

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Since they opened their doors just 12 years ago, 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, is celebrating a historic milestone. With the help of Show Hope sponsors, donors and partners, they are proud to announce that together they have helped restore the hope of a family for 5,000 children from more than 50 countries.

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NEWS: Press Play​’s “World Anthem” On The New Dude Perfect​ Video

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The guys in Dude Perfect and DREAM Records have teamed up again, this time with Press Play to feature the track, “World Anthem” on their new video titled, “Impossible Paintball Trick Shots”. The family friendly entertainment group with over 30 million online followers have been featurings songs by We Are Leo, Matthew Parker and Jonathan Thulin. Check out the video below.

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NEWS: Tim Timmons Set To Release AWAKE OUR SOULS October 2

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Singer and songwriter Tim Timmons is set to release his sophomore album, Awake Our Souls, on October 2, 2015 (Reunion Records). After nearly two decades of ministry, this singer/songwriter moves himself beyond believer to follower in ten new songs, which are also an invitation for every listener to discover life’s abundance in Jesus.

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NEWS: Jason Crabb Honored With Street Name In His KY Hometown

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GRAMMY® winner and 21-time Dove Award winning artist Jason Crabb was recently honored with a street name, “Jason Crabb Drive,” in his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY. This past weekend during a hometown show at the new, state-of-the-art Beaver Dam Amphitheater, the city surprised and honored Crabb with the street sign for the road entering the Amphitheater.

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NEWS: MercyMe, It’s Christmas! Due Oct 9, Fall Tour Unveiled

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GRAMMY® nominated band MercyMe has unveiled dates for their fall “Greater Than Tour,” kicking off this October, as well as MercyMe, It’s Christmas! set to debut on October 9. The album will mark the multi-platinum selling band’s second Christmas release. The announcements were revealed in the midst of celebrating their second No. 1 hit, “Flawless,” (Billboard’s Christian AC Indicator chart) from the best-selling Welcome to the New project (2014).

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NEWS: Nashville Music Architects Launched by Industry Veteran Steve Rice

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Steve Rice, a leader in Christian music publishing and song development for nearly three decades, has announced the formation of Nashville Music Architects. Created to serve artists, songwriters, and related companies and organizations, Nashville Music Architects will offer a range of consulting services to maximize creative potential in today’s evolving musical landscape.

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NEWS: Segura VP Centricity Publishing

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Steve Ford, General Manager of Centricity Music, announced today the hiring of Chad Segura as Vice-President of Centricity Publishing. In this new role, Segura will oversee the development of songwriter and artist relationships, Centricity Music’s publishing catalog, and sync opportunities. Segura, who is one of the most respected publishing executives in the Christian music industry, brings a wealth of experience to his new position that includes stints at Capitol CMG Publishing, Word Music Publishing and his own company, Meld Music.

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NEWS: 4Him Reunites for 25 Years 4Him Tour

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Premier Productions announces the 25 Years 4Him Tour, as the award-winning group 4Him celebrates 25 years of music and 25 No. 1 hits. Reuniting on the road once again, the 25 Years 4Him Tour features the music that has inspired multiple generations and countless believers, including the empowering songs of hope and faith such as “Basics of Life,” “Where There is Faith,” and “Future Generations.” *Tickets for 25 Years 4Him Tour are on sale to the public beginning July 17.*

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