May 20, 2015 (Atlanta GA) – Renowned vocalist Darwin Hobbs first appeared on “The Oprah Show” during the historic final season. Hobbs, a guest on a poignant show about child sex abuse, bravely shared his testimony as an abuse survivor. Now, Hobbs and wife Traci will appear on the update show, OWN’s “Oprah: Where Are They Now,” this Saturday, May 23rd at 10pm EST.
Preaching had ended, the arena was full… Pastor walked onto the stage and the music team sat poised, ready like elite forces eager to take ground. The atmosphere was charged; pregnant with the presence of God. All eyes were on our fearless leader as the air was sucked out of the room and God sat down on our worship.
More than 200,000 people attended GRAMMY®-winner Chris Tomlin’s “Love Ran Red Tour” this spring, making history as the biggest tour of his career to date.
Hillsong UNITED was named Top Christian Artist at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards. The group was also nominated for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” as Top Christian Song. The Billboard Music Awards were held live in Las Vegas from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and aired live on ABC.
Today we are busy, busier than we’ve ever been. There seems to be more money flowing in our economies than ever before, as well; but why then is there such a massive national debt? Why is it that the more we work, the busier we are, the more bankrupt we feel? The American Dream is not what it once was. The American Dream is rooted in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims, “all men are created equal” with the right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Why then do we feel equal until someone else is perceived to have a higher level of success, more money, more fame, a bigger house or a better car?
The Millennial Tour 2015 Summer Tour Dates Begin May 15th New Orleans, La. (May 15, 2015) — When “God’s Not Dead” became the most successful Christian film of all time…
Pizza Ranch® restaurants, home of the Pizza Lover’s Pizza® and the Country’s Best Chicken Pizza®, will now be offering its customers food for the soul as well. The popular Midwest chain has created an original compilation CD titled “Living Hope,” available June 2, featuring the most celebrated names in Christian music and will donate $120,000 on behalf of participating artists to non-profit Porter’s Call.
Danen Kane’s new album, Flesh And Soul, continues to receive strong support from Christian media, since the project’s release in March. Kane has received high-profile reviews and been busy doing several interviews and television appearances that include,Campus Crusade for Christ, CCM Magazine, LeSea Broadcasting “Harvest Show” and “Studio B,” Life With Purpose Radio, Solutions Magazine, JesusFreakHideout.com, Alabama Baptist, KBPK Radio/Fullerton College, among others.
Maxx Recordings, a full service label founded and led by Maximum Artist Group’s Mitchell Solarek, introduced it’s first signing, buzz band 3for3, at a star-studded launch party in Nashville tonight. The group is set to launch a single next month, as well as a tour this fall. Additionally, Solarek announced that the full-service entertainment group is partnering with Sony RED and New Day Christian for distribution of the multi-genre enterprise and has also signed Kolby Koloff and Riley Clemmons. Maximum Artist Group is home to award-winning artists such as Natalie Grant, Donald Lawrence, Danny Gokey and award-winning producer Bernie Herms.
Integrity Music, the music publishing and recording arm of non-profit global resource provider David C Cook, recently announced changes to its U.S. distribution operations. Effective June 1, Integrity will distribute its own products through David C Cook’s current distribution platform, utilizing the 140-year old organization’s Elgin, Illinois-based warehouse and the Integrity sales team reporting to Vice President of Sales, Steve Nicolle.
From his early days leading the critically acclaimed band, According to John, to his impactful ministry as a solo artist, John Waller has continually used his gifts as a singer and songwriter to inspire, educate and encourage the body of Christ. With such powerful songs as “The Blessing,” “While I’m Waiting” (featured in the No.1 independent film of 2008, Fireproof) and “As For Me and My House” that have been cumulatively streamed nearly 10 million times on YouTube, Waller continues to articulate what it means to live a God-centered life in a turbulent world with “Crazy Faith.”
Research Educational Foundation, Inc., the nonprofit owner/operator of Christian rock – formatted KVRK 89.7 FM, Dallas has announced that they have entered into an agreement to sell the station to WAY Media. The station signed on the air in 1999. Dallas will be the largest market for Colorado Springs-based WAY-FM, which was founded in the late 1980’s by Bob and Felice Augsburg.
Hawk Nelson’s song “Just Getting Started” off of their new album “Diamonds” has been chosen to be the theme for the TBS Networks new sitcom “Clipped.” Check out the latest promo below featuring the song!
Newsboys’ iconic anthem, “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion),” the title-cut from the group’s 2011 best-selling Inpop recording, has been certified Platinum® by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it was recently announced. Signifying single sales in excess of 1 million units, the award marks a career milestone for the GRAMMY®-nominated mega group and is one of the first Platinum® single certifications in Christian music this year.
Platinum-selling group Hillsong UNITED has a lot to celebrate this month as they release a new album, EMPIRES (Hillsong Music/Capitol CMG) May 26, and a highly-anticipated film, Hillsong — Let Hope Rise (Relativity Studios) just a few days later on May 29. Of the new record, lead worship leader Joel Houston explains, “EMPIRES is the story of two worlds. We wanted to create songs that first seek to listen, then speak the good news of Jesus and His grace into the dichotomy, tension and hopeful-collision of this broken and fragile world… Our desire has been to simply create the most honest project we could.”
After 14 years at Zondervan, Ryan Dunham joined David C. Cook in 2006 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where he oversaw the organization’s rebranding efforts. Today, in his current role as President of Integrity Music, Dunham presides over the company’s music divisions in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the U.K. Home to some of the most prolific artists and songwriters in the industry, including All Sons & Daughters, Paul Baloche, Planetshakers, Lincoln Brewster, Desperation Band, Israel Houghton and Jennie Lee Riddle, among others, Integrity currently controls more than 7,000 songs, such as Newsboys’ “We Believe,” “Revelation Song,” “Your Great Name” and more. In addition, parent company David C. Cook holds non-profit status with a goal to provide discipleship resources for churches around the globe. In the past 12 months alone, the organization has reached 15 million children in 142 countries through their curriculum, tailored to address specific needs in each area of the world. Moreover, 35 million resource materials have been distributed, culminating in 94 million lives touched.
Thousand Foot Krutch frontman Trevor McNevan recently revealed on social media the humble beginnings that led to the foundation of TFK. At age 16, he took money he earned at his part time job at McDonald’s and invested it in 27 songs he recorded for the now out-of-print album, Shutterbug, by his band Oddball. McDonald’s found McNevan’s post and tweeted, “@TFKTrevor …we’re Lovin’ this #TBT. Inspiration for us all.”
Multiple award-winning producer, world-class musician and prolific songwriter, Bernie Herms, left the production booth for the spotlight this week, playing keys for multiple GRAMMY winner Josh Groban on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Dancing with the Stars, Kelly and Michael and The Talk.
WAY Media Vice President of Content, Faron Dice, has announced that Justin Lairsey has been hired as Network Night Show Host, effective April 13, 2015. Lairsey has been with WAY-FM for the past 4 years, most recently as Operations Director for WAY-FM Nashville. Prior to that, he spent 8 years at Hook FM in Valdosta, Georgia.