It’s obvious that music is a passion for rising hip-hop artist KB, his already impressive list of accolades and awards attesting to that, but did you know the Florida-based artist once contemplated stepping into the ring as a career? We recently sat down with KB to discuss his passion for the fight and to discover what it is that draws him in.
Do you consider yourself a creative? If so, here are six habits that I’ve observed many successful creative types employ in their lives over the years. Some might not work well for you; some may unveil the exact thing you’ve needed to empower the talent and creativity that has been welling up inside of you. Consider these six habits as you continue your journey of expression:
A good student of the Christian music scene won’t need anyone to tell them that KB is one of the hottest rising stars on the hip-hop horizon, having garnered a No. 1 debut on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart, a Dove Award and plenty of critical acclaim from outlets near and far. And while the artist’s musical talents are on display for all to see on his latest effort, Tomorrow We Live, did you know that the artist got laughed at during his first recording session? Or that one of his favorite movies of all time is a Pixar favorite? For this and more, keep reading!
Canadian quartet Hawk Nelson is riding high, fresh off the release of their new studio album, Diamonds, and chart-topping debut single, “Drops in the Ocean.” The album is, if you’ll pardon the expression, a well-polished gem. Front man Jon Steingard took some time to answer 10 questions — each one based on the title of each of the album’s 10 songs. Some are silly; some are serious; but all offer a unique glimpse into the album and the band.
From dresses catching fire to Easter baskets, egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, artists and their moms recall sweet and humorous moments from their personal celebrations through the years and remember the real meaning of Easter.
Every morning, I have my social media routine. Instagram first – it’s my favorite. I open Twitter, check my email and finally Facebook where I mindlessly scroll and swipe, pausing on the stories that I’m most interested in seeing. Sound familiar?
Throughout my day, I would unconsciously open my browser on my phone, type in “f” and hit enter. My phone knows that “f” in the search bar means Facebook. I’ve trained it that well. Then, a month ago I quit Facebook.
July, 2000. Billboard’s Christian Albums chart includes a double album with the strange title WOW Worship Orange. Title aside, the album went Platinum. It was the second in a series of compilations of worship music, and its track list tells a story about a pivotal time in Christian music.
Announcing some more amazing talent that will be joining this year at the IMMERSE Conference!
Other performers joining Sanctus Real and Colton Dixon are E-One Nashville’s William McDowell & Jonathan McReynolds & Inpop Records’s Jimmy Needham. Anthem Lights, who recently found amazing success via YouTube will also be telling their story at IMMERSE.
It was the spring of 1995. Sixteen-year-old Brandon Heath was invited by some friends to attend Young Life club at a suburban Nashville home. After some singing and some games, the tone of the evening grew more serious. “One of the leaders got up and shared their story, and I heard a little bit of the gospel for the first time that night,” Heath recalls. “I didn’t know at the time how much my life was about to change.”
Resolutions. Love them or leave them? No matter where you fall on the topic of New Year’s resolutions, it’s always intriguing to hear what people are promising to do differently in the future. Maybe I’m alone, but I always think it’s interesting to hear what people in the spotlight have to say. Their lives are perfect, right? Nope. They’re just regular folk fighting to be a better version of themselves (and Christ) everyday. So, check out what some of your favorite Gospel music artists have resolved for 2015 and let’s all be inspired to grow throughout the coming year.
We’re so excited to announce that Sanctus Real will be joining us for our 2015 IMMERSE Conference. Stay tuned for more artist announcements in the coming weeks and don’t forget to register before March 28th at experienceimmerse.com. Get pumped to see Sanctus Real perform by watching an acoustic performance of their latest single “Lay It Down” below!
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductee and Dove Award-winner, Andraé Crouch has passed away at the age of 72. The gospel music community mourns this great loss and remembers the legacy of one of its trailblazers.
Oftentimes we walk with an overwhelming amount of guilt and shame, and we underestimate the power of the work on the cross. Not that there aren’t consequences for our sin—because it does affect things, and it does impact our relationships with other people and the Lord—but it doesn’t determine how God sees us and the compassion He has for us.