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NEWS: Tamela Mann Performs on PBS Gospel Music Special Friday, June 26

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“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House” showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. The concert broadcast, featuring a moving performance by Tamela Mann, premieres Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) and will also be simulcast on cable channel TV One.

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NEWS: Rich Wilkerson Jr. Releases Debut Book, SANDCASTLE KINGS

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Known around the world as the pastor who performed the wedding ceremony for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Rich Wilkerson Jr. explains why all the material success in the world won’t make you happy or fill the void in your heart through his debut book. SANDCASTLE KINGS: MEETING JESUS IN A SPIRITUALLY BANKRUPT WORLD hits shelves Nov. 10, 2015 and features cover art created by Kanye West and his team at DONDA, which was unveiled exclusively today on People.com.

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NEWS: Hillsong UNITED Premieres Video at YAHOO!

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Check out the new music video of the live performance from Hillsong UNITED for their current single, “Touch The Sky,” from their new album EMPIRES. The video debuts today at YAHOO! featuring the group performing the hit song from the rooftop of the historical Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles.

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NEWS: Dusty Rhodes Exits WAY-FM

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Senior Vice President Dusty Rhodes has announced that after 22 years he will be leaving WAY Media. Bob Augsburg, Founder/President of WAY Media says “Dusty and I have worked together for well over two decades. I brought him on to launch our West Palm Beach, Florida WAY-FM in 1993 and manage it, which today is our largest station. He moved with me to Colorado Springs in 2001 to become our first Chief Operating Officer. Now as Senior Vice President, Dusty has led well and has done much to advance WAY Media’s Mission and Vision. He has been gracious in offering to remain with the ministry until August to help with the transition. Augsburg continues “I believe God has great things in store for Dusty. It will be exciting to watch His plans unfold”.

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NEWS: The Isaacs Invited To Honor Jim Ed Brown In Opry Appearance

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The Isaacs are frequent performers at the Grand Ole Opry, but tonight takes on a very special meaning as they perform “The Three Bells” on the Opry stage. As a result of the success of the Isaacs re-recording of the song they have been asked to perform it tonight at the Opry as a tribute to Jim Ed Brown, who passed away just last Thursday, June 11th.

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NEWS: Audio Adrenaline to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

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GRAMMY® Award-winning FairTrade Services recording artist Audio Adrenaline will make their debut appearance on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage June 30. Audio Adrenaline will be joining a star-studded lineup including four-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Diamond Rio; legendary country artist Larry Gatlin; Grand Ole Opry member Lorrie Morgan; breakthrough artist Kelsea Ballerini; and GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Will Hoge, among others.

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NEWS: TLC and Roma Downey Team Up on ANSWERED PRAYERS

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TLC explores modern-day miracles with ANSWERED PRAYERS, an all-new series hosted by celebrated actress and producer Roma Downey (“The Bible Series,” “Son of God,” “AD,” “Touched by an Angel”). Premiering Sunday, July 26 at 10/9c, this six-part series follows the remarkable stories of people in life-threatening situations who have experienced moments so inexplicable, so incredible that they can only be described as divine intervention.

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NEWS: MAXX Recordings New Artist, 3for3 Performs at Inaugural Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

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3for3, the new buzz band composed of Spencer Lloyd, Josh Davis and Benji Shuler celebrate their debut single “Halfway” as the most added single on Billboard Magazine’s Christian HOT AC/CHR singles chart. The trio is the debut act from the newly minted MAXX Recordings and is produced by award-winning producer Bernie Herms. The vibrant trio made their first official appearance last week at the inaugural Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America Event in Charlotte, North Carolina where they introduced “Halfway.” Purchase their new single: HERE.

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NEWS: Tamela Mann Makes Gospel Radio History

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Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann is the first Gospel lead artist in Billboard Gospel Radio chart history to score three consecutive No. 1’s from an album. Her current single, “This Place,” is the third song to ascend to No. 1 from her Tillymann Entertainment CD, Best Days.

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NEWS: Six-Time GRAMMY® Winner TobyMac Announces THIS IS NOT A TEST Album and Tour

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With an accumulation of over 11 million units in career sales, six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac has announced the release of his sixth studio project, THIS IS NOT A TEST. Produced by TobyMac, David Garcia and Chris Stephens, the 13 track project is the follow up to his No. 1 Billboard debut, Eye On It, and is available for pre-order on iTunes® June 9, with a worldwide street date of August 7.

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NEWS: Misty Edwards’ “Little Bird” Heard In Starbucks Stores

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Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Misty Edwards, who released her newest and 4th studio album last winter, Little Bird, recently had the opportunity to share the title cut from the album with Starbucks® patrons across the U.S. and internationally. Fans new and old were treated to the sound of “Little Bird” featured as part of the in-store music playlist for the Starbucks Coffee Company chain, which has more than 21,000 retail stores in 66 countries. The song was heard in numerous Starbucks locations all over from California to Puerto Rico to Edwards’ home base of Kansas City, MO, as fans shared the news through social media.

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NEWS: Capitol CMG Announces Peter York Promotion Among Other Key Changes And Restructuring

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Longtime Christian Music executive Peter York has been promoted to President of Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), it was announced today by CCMG CEO Bill Hearn, to whom York will continue to report. In his expanded role, York will add oversight of the creative direction and leadership development of CCMG’s Publishing and Distribution divisions to his current responsibilities of managing the company’s Label Group, which includes leading Christian Music labels Sparrow, Forefront, sixsteps, Hillsong and Jesus Culture, among others. With his promotion of York, Hearn will intensify his focus on driving the company’s strategic direction, business development initiatives and key partner relationships. Hearn will also maintain oversight of the Motown Gospel label, which is led by Ken Pennell, president Gospel Music, CCMG.

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NEWS: Orphans Need a Change

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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, spends $300,000 each year to provide diapers for the children at their five Special Care Centers in China.

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