After more than two decades in Atlanta, veteran Christian music booking agent Scott Huie has relocated his H2O Artist Agency to Brentwood, Tennessee. The move sees Huie returning as exclusive booking agent of Platinum®-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys, as he previously represented the band for more than 15 years.
Hailing from their awaited release of Unleashed (Aug. 5), “Feel Invincible” from Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet has been chosen as the theme song for TBS’ E-League, a live competitive video gaming tournament. Seen in over 80 countries around the world, the show will first use the song tonight, June 10 at 10 p.m. EST on TBS, and throughout the duration of the eight week tournament. The tournament has amassed over 800 million impressions on Twitter and 3.5 million views on Facebook.
Jason Crabb made his solo debut at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall this past Saturday, June 4, 2016. The performance included Crabb backed by his band and the First Baptist Woodstock Choir & Orchestra with Pastor Johnny Hunt also speaking.
The Gospel Music Association’s IMMERSE has grown to become the premiere training experience for artists, songwriters, filmmakers and business leaders. As the Christian music community gathers to discover and inspire new talent, the Tuesday night BMI Songwriters Showcase has become a cherished event for the industry at large.
Chris Tomlin’s Worship Night In America events are returning this summer, once again uniting people across the country for a time to worship and pray for the nation, following last year’s sold-out inaugural events.
In a newly-released, unique conversation, Jan Peterson, wife of author Eugene Peterson (The Message), touches on timely points of a healthy life balance, marriage, family, journey of their ministry and the meaning of home. The honest conversation ran parallel to the filming of the widespread video Bono & Eugene Peterson on THE PSALMS by FULLER studio. With a ministry spanning decades, Peterson talks about the practice of keeping the Sabbath and servanthood. With early origins in social work, Peterson even shares about what she would explain to her younger self.
CCM/Mainstream artist, Marc Martel, is once again generating online buzz with his Queen Extravaganza audition video of “Somebody To Love.” The powerful video was re-posted over the weekend by a fan on Facebook’s YouFind Music “Share Your Sound,” and already the video has close to 9-million views and is still climbing. The original video was posted on YouTube and received over 11-million views and led to Martel being booked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Currently, the total number of views for this incredible recording has reached 20-million! Check out the video here.
The final installment of Chonda Pierce Presents “Stand Up For Families” is now available on the Dove Channel. The entire 3-part comedy series can be viewed on a variety of devices including Roku® Players and Roku TV™ models, Android and Mac iOS, Samsung Smart TV, the web, and mobile and tablet devices.
Hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West, winners were announced at last night’s 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry stage. Among those honored include Lauren Daigle who received both Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, Chris Tomlin for Song of the Year with “Good Good Father,” Danny Gokey who took home both Male Artist of the Year and Breakout Single and for KING & COUNTRY who were honored with Best Live Show and Group/Duo of the Year. A full recap of winners is listed here.
Essential Worship announces the label debut from MOSAIC MSC titled Glory & Wonder that is set to release on September 23rd. Mosaic MSC is the worship music that carries the culture of Mosaic in Los Angeles, which is founded by cultural pioneer and best-selling author Erwin McManus whose most recent book is The Artisan Soul. Last week, Mosaic MSC recorded Glory & Wonder in front of a live, sold-out audience at their church home in the heart of Hollywood. Mosaic MSC represents the versatile sound of the city and growth of the church in worship expression.
GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter/comedian Mark Lowry has just released Dogs Go to Heaven (Gaither Music Group), an all-new recording available now on CD and DVD. The DVD debuted at the #1 spot on this week’s Billboard Music Video chart and on the Christian Music Video chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The audio recording topped this week’s Southern Gospel chart and came in at #5 on the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) chart.
Singer and songwriter and Fair Trade Services artist John Tibbs performed this past weekend at the Indianapolis 500. He was the special guest of IndyCar Ministry, an organization dedicated to providing spiritual support and counseling to the IndyCar Series drivers, teams, and staff, both on and off the track.
Tillymann Music Group announced today the signing of an agreement with RED Distribution for physical and digital distribution in the U.S. and Canada. The distributor will be carrying the complete catalog of Platinum-Selling Artist and Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann including her upcoming album release, One Way, and NAACP Image® Award-Winning Comedian David Mann.
Parents and grandparents searching for wholesome, quality music for their children need not to look farther than the BoomBox Kids! Created by a mom who wanted her children to discover the truth based on songs she grew up with, and GRAMMY and Dove Award nominated songwriter and producer Aaron Rice (TobyMac, Mandisa), the BoomBox Kids is an album for kids made with parents in mind.
May 27, 2016– Five-time GRAMMY® nominated artist Brandon Heath debuted a new music video for his song “Only Just Met You,” This video is from the album, No Turning Back, which shares glimpses of life lessons that Heath recounts from his own journey such as forgiveness, fear, love and the power of relationships, including his mother and other important mentors.
Excitement is in the air as some of Christian music’s most beloved artists unite together for The Road Home Tour.
The Gospel Music Association’s IMMERSE has become known as a one-of-a-kind experience where the Christian music community gathers to educate and inspire fresh talent while simultaneously celebrating excellence in the market. IMMERSE 2016 promises to be the most dynamic event to date, boasting an incredible line-up of artists, songwriters and music professionals who are committed to sharing real-world advice and guidance to the industry’s next generation. The eighth annual IMMERSE Conference is set for June 13-15, 2016 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.
Daywind Music Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of Devin McGlamery to its family of talented songwriters. Best known as the lead singer for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Devin also spent time with Karen Peck & New River and the Dixie Melody Boys, in addition to recording a Dove Award winning solo project. Recently, Devin has placed focus on cultivating his passion for songwriting; a skill that he is eager to continue refining as a member of the Daywind Publishing team.
The excitement just keeps coming as the time draws near for the 36th year of the Music City Christian Fellowship (MCCF) “SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY”® Celebration that is held annually at the Grand Ole Opry. The talent lineup for this years event is rounding out with the addition of Duck Dynasty star Uncle Si Robertson and his daughter-in-law Marsha.
TobyMac, Switchfoot, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, Matthew West, Danny Gokey, Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets and Unspoken have just been announced as the final group of performers for this year’s K-LOVE Fan Awards. Among the performers for this year’s show, a surprise artist will take part in the live show at the Grand Ole Opry. Hillsong UNITED’s Joel Houston and Dylan Thomas, Kari Jobe, Jeremy Camp, Plumb, University of Miami Head Football Coach Mark Richt, Phil Wickham, Author Jan Harrison, Tenth Avenue North’s Mike Donehey and more will join other top industry names as presenters.