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NEWS: Show Hope Update for February 2015

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Franklin, Tenn – 5 Feb. 2015 – The new year is in full swing at Show Hope. With a brand new executive director, upcoming ETC (Empowered to Connect) conferences, and the Sam’s Place concert series benefitting Show Hope running through May, the Show Hope team is excited for the busy year ahead. Founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times’ best-selling author, Show Hope is a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress.

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NEWS: Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez Board NOAH’S ARK for an All-New Veggie Twist on One of the Bible’s Most Famous Stories

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Carrots meet cubits as VeggieTales builds an ark filled with fun, adventure and important lessons about trusting God in NOAH’S ARK, its first Bible-themed production in more than four years. Starring Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez, along with Larry the Cucumber, Bob the Tomato and a whole crew of Veggies, NOAH’S ARK will be available March 3 on DVD and digital download.

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NEWS: Brandon Heath to Perform at Historic Grand Ole Opry February 6

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Multi-award winning singer/songwriter Brandon Heath will perform at Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry on Feb. 6, 2015. Heath also recently joined GRAMMY® winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman, Craig Morgan, Deana Carter, Mike Farris and Third Day as a special musical guest in the revival of the beloved series “Sam’s Place – Music For The Spirit” held at the Ryman Auditorium in January. The evening included a trio rendition (Heath, Carter and Chapman) of “He Paid It All” which Heath co-wrote with CMA award winning artist Deana Carter. Portions of the performance will be compiled for a one hour broadcast on the national K-LOVE radio network.

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NEWS: NEEDTOBREATHE Announces 2015 North American Tour “Tour De Compadres”

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Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details for their first North American headlining tour of 2015. Dubbed “Tour De Compadres,” the 40 city run supports the GRAMMY-nominated rock band’s latest album, RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND, and will kick off at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 23rd. The aptly named tour sees the ten-time Dove Award winners bringing out some of their best friends for these special nights. The first leg of the tour features Ben Rector as main support, with Switchfoot taking over for the second leg of the tour; Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors and Colony House fill out the lineup on both legs.

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NEWS: Get Your Praise On Before the Super Bowl With BET and CENTRIC

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BET Networks announced today that it will air a one-hour special from the “The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration” on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015. Co-hosted by actress Holly Robinson Peete and retired NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, the gospel musical special will premiere on BET at 10:00 a.m.* and on Centric at 2:00 p.m.*. The 16th annual concert event has become a Super Bowl weekend favorite and has taken place in the host city of the Super Bowl football championship game since its launching in 1999.

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NEWS: BEC Recording’s Manafest Receives 2015 Juno Nomination for “The Moment”, Making This His Fourth Career Juno Nomination

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BEC Recordings’ artist and author Manafest was awarded his fourth career JUNO nomination earlier this week for his 2014 release The Moment. The album was nominated for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year. The 44th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

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NEWS: for KING & COUNTRY to Appear on THE TODAY SHOW and FRONT AND CENTER

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for KING & COUNTRY, the two-time 2015 Grammy nominated duo of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, have hit the ground running in 2015. In addition to their current U.S. tour, their highest debuting album of their career (#13 on the Billboard Top 200), the band will visit New York City to appear on the Today Show and to tape their first-ever all-performance television special for the critically acclaimed music series, Front and Center on which the likes of Lady Antebellum, Counting Crows, Cyndi Lauper, The Fray, Jack Johnson, Train, John Hiatt and Keith Urban have appeared.

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NEWS: Casting Crowns Gains RIAA Platinum Status for “Until the Whole World Hears”; Performs Sold Out Show at New York’s Famed Carnegie Hall

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Reunion/Beach Street Records artist Casting Crowns adds another RIAA Platinum album to its list of accolades with Until The Whole World Hears, making this the band’s fifth studio recording to hit Platinum status. In addition, their latest release, THRIVE, was named the best-selling record of 2014 according the Christian/Gospel Nielsen SoundScan chart.

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NEWS: Josh Wilson Partners with Pepsi MidAmerica, Featured on Three Million Diet Pepsi Cans

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Not only is singer, songwriter and musician Josh Wilson preparing for a brand new album — he is also partnering with a multi-national and highly successful corporation. Pepsi MidAmerica has chosen Wilson as one of the latest Christian-based artists to be featured on one of their soda can brands! He appears on three million cans of Diet Pepsi, and each specially marked can offers a free download of Wilson’s song “Carry Me.” Fans are now able to purchase the cans in participating retail stores in the midwest.

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NEWS: Mark Burnett, Renowned Television Producer, to Make Guest Appearance at Atlanta’s Winter Jam Dome Spectacular

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The Winter Jam Dome Spectacular 2015 is welcoming a media industry titan to Atlanta on February 7. Producer Mark Burnett will be speaking about his upcoming NBC production A.D. The Bible Continues, a landmark television event that premieres April 5, Easter Sunday, on NBC. The NBC production has signed on to be a national sponsor for Winter Jam, Christian music’s No. 1 tour.

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