Danny Gokey’s song “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” was used in a very moving segment by blind dance contestant Benjamin Yonattan on America’s Got Talent. The song was written by Bernie Herms, Matthew West & Randy Phillips, with some lyric modifications by Danny from the original version. View the performance here.
Singer and songwriter Tim Timmons is set to release his sophomore album, Awake Our Souls, on October 2, 2015 (Reunion Records). After nearly two decades of ministry, this singer/songwriter moves himself beyond believer to follower in ten new songs, which are also an invitation for every listener to discover life’s abundance in Jesus.
GRAMMY® winner and 21-time Dove Award winning artist Jason Crabb was recently honored with a street name, “Jason Crabb Drive,” in his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY. This past weekend during a hometown show at the new, state-of-the-art Beaver Dam Amphitheater, the city surprised and honored Crabb with the street sign for the road entering the Amphitheater.
GRAMMY® nominated band MercyMe has unveiled dates for their fall “Greater Than Tour,” kicking off this October, as well as MercyMe, It’s Christmas! set to debut on October 9. The album will mark the multi-platinum selling band’s second Christmas release. The announcements were revealed in the midst of celebrating their second No. 1 hit, “Flawless,” (Billboard’s Christian AC Indicator chart) from the best-selling Welcome to the New project (2014).
Steve Rice, a leader in Christian music publishing and song development for nearly three decades, has announced the formation of Nashville Music Architects. Created to serve artists, songwriters, and related companies and organizations, Nashville Music Architects will offer a range of consulting services to maximize creative potential in today’s evolving musical landscape.
Steve Ford, General Manager of Centricity Music, announced today the hiring of Chad Segura as Vice-President of Centricity Publishing. In this new role, Segura will oversee the development of songwriter and artist relationships, Centricity Music’s publishing catalog, and sync opportunities. Segura, who is one of the most respected publishing executives in the Christian music industry, brings a wealth of experience to his new position that includes stints at Capitol CMG Publishing, Word Music Publishing and his own company, Meld Music.
How Could I Ask For More: Stories of Blessings, Battles and Beauty, the latest nonfiction title from GRAMMY® nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, is set to bow August 4 from Worthy Publishing.
ASCAP hosted its 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, presenting Lauryn Hill with its prestigious Golden Note Award, given to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Hill also performed.
Premier Productions announces the 25 Years 4Him Tour, as the award-winning group 4Him celebrates 25 years of music and 25 No. 1 hits. Reuniting on the road once again, the 25 Years 4Him Tour features the music that has inspired multiple generations and countless believers, including the empowering songs of hope and faith such as “Basics of Life,” “Where There is Faith,” and “Future Generations.” *Tickets for 25 Years 4Him Tour are on sale to the public beginning July 17.*
Music Biz’s annual convention will return to Nashville for Music Biz 2016 from Monday, May 16, to Wednesday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, a larger venue that will allow for further expansion of the event, while also putting attendees closer to Broadway and its various attractions and live music clubs.
Famed College Basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton and Music Producer Kyle Bynoe have announced their collaboration on 5ive Ocean Music Group, LLC distributed by New Day Christian in partnership with RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Since its launch in March, SOZO Playlists has made a big splash in the music streaming world. As a trusted brand offering expertly curated Christian & Gospel playlists across multiple streaming services, more and more listeners are turning to SOZO Playlists to discover music.
Christian and gospel music, often relegated to second-class citizen status in Nashville’s music industry, enjoys reach that touches into every demographic group, accounting for 215 million people who listened to the genre within the past month, according to new research unveiled by the Gospel Music Association.
Owl City’s fifth full-length album, Mobile Orchestra [Republic Records/Capitol CMG], is available today. You can get it HERE!
Sadie Robertson, 17-year-old daughter of “Duck Dynasty” stars Willie and Korie Robertson, will launch her new “Live Original LIVE” program at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29.
Daywind Music Group has long been a leader in the industry with award-winning divisions within Southern Gospel music, publishing, performance tracks, studios, concerts and more. Recently, Daywind has launched a new instrumental label to bring quality instrumental music to the marketplace.
Steve Ford, general manager of Centricity Music, announced today the launch of the company’s new label, Residence Music. The record company has named industry veteran, Andrew Lambeth, as Director of Artist Development, as he will oversee the A&R and marketing for the label’s artists. Residence Music will be a general market label that is geared towards mainstream genres of music, with their first artist signing to be announced early August and the first project to be released October 2015. Caroline Distribution, a division of Universal Music, will handle all retail and online music distribution to the marketplace.
With GRAMMY®, SESAC and Billboard distinctions to his name, Seth Mosley has crafted Nashville-based Full Circle Music – a music production house offering songwriting, production, engineering, editing, mixing, instrumentation, arrangement, programming, vocals and mastering. With 17 No. 1 singles and credits including Mat Kearney, MercyMe, TobyMac, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Sidewalk Prophets, Newsboys and country acts like High Valley, Ricky Skaggs and more, the Full Circle Music team offers a wealth of combined experience from multiple genres including pop, Christian and country.