Rural Rhythm Records and New Day Christian Distributors are pleased to announce a continuation and expansion of their distribution relationship. New Day will continue servicing Rural Rhythm releases to the Christian Retail market, and Sony RED Distribution will represent Rural Rhythm to the Mainstream retail sector and Digital channels. Rural Rhythm and New Day Christian have been distribution partners since 2013. Sony-RED Distribution to the Mainstream retail sector and Digital channels takes effect on January 27, 2017.
Christy Sutherland – Emmy-nominated Christian recording artist, songwriter, and actress – is adding a new title to her resume, talk-show host. Sutherland is venturing into new territory as the host of a brand new prime-time Christian talk show, You Can Get There From Here with Christy Sutherland.
Award-winning Centricity Music artist, Lauren Daigle performed live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning. Watch the performance here.
Rare Country is exclusively premiering Crowder’s performance of “Run Devil Run” from the Grand Ole Opry. “All We Sinners,” also found on his latest GRAMMY® nominated album American Prodigal, was among the songs included in his set at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium.
GRAMMY® nominated Hillsong Young & Free’s newest music video for their current radio single “Falling Into You” premiered exclusively with Billboard. To view the video, click here.
Daywind Music Group announces the latest in the Daywind Concert series, with the release of new Live At Daywind Studios DVDs featuring Southern Gospel Artist of the Year, Karen Peck & New River, as well as Legacy Five and Brian Free & Assurance.
With 32 shows nationwide, an excess of 130,000 people celebrated the holiday season with Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Jordan Smith. Kicking off on Nov. 11 at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater, multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® award winning artists Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith co-billed their popular symphony-filled Christmas tour joined by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor David Hamilton, the annual holiday tour included stops in Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis, Detroit, Dallas, Tulsa, Minneapolis, Atlanta and more. Grant also returned to Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium for nine performances with husband Vince Gill, aptly titled “Christmas At The Ryman.”
Centricity Music’s artist roster in 2016 consisted of Aaron Shust, Andrew Peterson, Carrollton, Grayson|Reed, Jared Anderson, Jason Gray, JJ Weeks Band, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle, and Unspoken. Combined, this talented group of singer/songwriters received incredible recognition from the Christian music industry, while remaining ardent stewards of God’s faith and hope.
Reba McEntire has never been one to “rest on her laurels” (Associated Press) and continues to prove that her strong work ethic couples well with passion as she prepares to release SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE on February 3, 2017 jointly through Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. For an entertainer with an illustrious career that has elicited 35 No. 1 singles, over 56 million albums sold worldwide, prestigious industry awards, lead acting roles and brand endeavors, new is a rarity – yet an art form she has perfected.
This Christmas season, Hillsong – Let Hope Rise, the movie that chronicles the spectacular and miraculous rise to prominence of the Australia-based worship band, Hillsong UNITED, and features powerful performances of their most iconic and beloved hit songs such as, “Oceans” “Mighty To Save” and “Hosanna”, will be available on Digital HD, On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray™ combo pack.
GRAMMY® Award-winning Christian music vocalist, Jason Crabb, revealed some very exciting Christmas plans to news outlet, The Christian Post, earlier today. In an exclusive video posted to their website and social media accounts, Crabb shared the news that he will be performing in Paris, France Christmas weekend. By special invitation, Crabb will minister at the 12,000 seat Charisma Christian Church in Le Blanc-Mesnil, France under the leadership of Pastor Nuno Pedro on Friday evening, December 23, 2016 and Christmas morning, December 25, 2016.
Set for release spring 2017, The Beatitudes Project – a book: Words From the Hill (An Invitation to the Unexpected) from NavPress, a full-length album: Beatitudes with The Fuel Music, and a documentary film currently in the works – reveals a wide world of connected stories: real people from all faiths and walks of life who embody mercy, poverty, meekness, the hungry and thirsty, the peacemakers, the mourners, and the pure in heart—as seen, heard and experienced through a twenty-first century lens.
Misty Freeman is no stranger to Southern Gospel music, having spent most of her life on a tour bus with her family, The Freemans. An accomplished artist and musician in her own right, Misty Freeman is a welcomed addition to the Daywind Roots label.
2016 has most definitely been a great year for Skillet’s hit track “Feel Invincible”: The track recently went to #1 on both the Active (Mediabase) and Mainstream (BDS) Rock charts, and has made history by spending 19 weeks at the top of the Christian Rock chart, the most weeks ever since the chart’s inception on Billboard.
It has been a busy Tennessee Christmas for six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant. Amidst releasing her first all-new holiday album in nearly 20 years (Tennessee Christmas), Grant has been traversing both coasts on a Christmas symphony tour with Michael W. Smith, joined by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith (winner of NBC’s “The Voice”), alongside teaming up with husband Vince Gill for their “Christmas At The Ryman” residency. Critics are continuing to adore Tennessee Christmas.
Newly minted GRAMMY® nominee Zach Williams has just dropped his new full-length album, Chain Breaker (Essential Records). Williams made the surprise album announcement this past weekend during a hometown show in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Available now at iTunes, the Chain Breaker LP offers ten songs – five from his EP of the same name along with five new tunes. Click here to download the album.
GRAMMY®-nominated musician Gordon Mote will ring in the holiday season this month with an hour-long Christmas special on SiriusXM’s enLighten Channel (Channel 65). The seasonal special will air at 6:00 PM 12/23, 3:00 PM 12/24, Noon 12/25, and 6:00 PM 12/25 (Eastern Time).
GRAMMY-nominated and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe will release her third studio album titled The Garden on February 3, 2017. This album follows the highly acclaimed live project Majestic that produced the hit single “Forever” and “I Am Not Alone.” The Garden was written and recorded during a season of pain and loss for Jobe’s family.
Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY-award winning band CASTING CROWNS has been awarded RIAA Platinum certification for their Christmas album Peace On Earth. This marks their fifth career Platinum certification in addition to their 2x multi-Platinum album, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, seven RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs, one RIAA Platinum single and five RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The group continues to hold the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007 with more than 10 million album sales.
Known for its adrenaline-fueled anthems that consistently fire-up sports enthusiasts around the world, Thousand Foot Krutch’s “A Different Kind Of Dynamite” has been tapped as the official theme song for the Dec. 18 WWE “Roadblock: End of The Line” pay-per-view event. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 180 countries and 25 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide.