Essential Music Publishing writer and producer, Jason Ingram, was honored with three GRAMMY® nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Ingram received a songwriter nomination on Matt Maher’s song “Because He Lives (Amen)” for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.” Similarly, he played a role in each of the nominated albums in the “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” category as either a co-writer and/or a co-producer.
Tenth Avenue North announces their spring leg of the “All The Earth Is Holy Ground” with special guests Hawk Nelson and I Am They. The 30+ city tour, with more dates to be announced, is sponsored by Compassion International and will kick off on February 18 in Lake George, NY. This tour includes dates on the West Coast, the first time the band will head west since 2012. See the complete list of tour dates.
Chris Tomlin’s ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship has received overwhelming response since its October release, originally debuting atop Billboard’s Holiday Albums Chart. ADORE continues to hold strong on the chart, just behind Pentatonix and Michael Buble, marking seven weeks straight in the top 3. Additionally, ADORE sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart, holding that spot for the third week in a row.
Phil Wickham’s acclaimed single “This Is Amazing Grace” was honored with RIAA Gold Certification for both sales and streams of the song off of his 2013 project, The Ascension. Reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart, “This Is Amazing Grace” received top honors at the 2015 BMI Christian Awards for Song of the Year and earned Wickham three nominations at this year’s 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including a nod for Song of the Year.
Following the blockbuster success of their “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Tour—which saw sellouts nearly each night—Platinum®-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys are set to embark on the popular tour’s final leg with a 20-city spring run next year.
Today, award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and trailblazer Kirk Franklin, announced the 20 Years in One Night Tour in conjunction with Live Nation.
Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Tank, Chrisette Michele, Deitrick Haddon and More Set to Take the Stage at the 15th Annual Praise…
Surprise! Hillsong Young & Free has unveiled a brand new single titled “Where You Are.” Originally announced through the band’s social media conversation followed by millions around the world, the upbeat EDM sounding “Where You Are” is the first song from Hillsong Young & Free’s anticipated full-length sophomore project Youth Revival due out in February 2016.
Tina Campbell, one-half of superstar sister duo Mary Mary, 4x Grammy® winner, 2x American Music Awards winner, multiple NAACP Image Awards winner, among countless other awards, star of WEtv’s originally scripted hit series, Mary Mary, launched her solo career with the #1 debut cd, It’s Personal, is set to have yet another headline grabbing moment when the star and husband Teddy Campbell appear for the first time ever on “Steve Harvey,” Wednesday, December 9th, 2015.
Gotee Records’ newest artist HOLLYN celebrates her first No. 1 single as her debut single “Alone (feat. TRU)” shot up to the top of the Hot AC/CHR chart in just six weeks. Making Christian radio chart history with 95 percent of the Hot AC/CHR panel adding the single out of the box on October 31, this song will be going for adds at AC radio on January 15, 2016. The debut single was co-written by HOLLYN, TobyMac, producer Bryan Fowler and TRU. Watch the lyric video for this hit song.
The stars were out in the nation’s capitol Sunday evening to pay tribute to a group of well deserving legends that represents decades of extraordinary entertainment. Award-winning singer Cece Winans was part of the all-star tribute to the trailblazing actress Cicely Tyson at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, and ended the segment with a powerful and touching version of “Blessed Assurance” that received a standing ovation. Also joining Winans in the segment was Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Terence Blanchard, Tyler Perry and The Cicely Tyson High School Performing Arts Choir. Serving as Music Director for the evening was the multi-talented Rickey Minor and his amazing band.
After an exclusive music video premiere on Billboard.com, platinum selling Hillsong UNITED’s “Even When It Hurts” is being given away with a donation to the international work of World Vision as they aim to provide Syrian refugee families with urgent care and a better future. Reflecting the journey of the song from the studio to the live stage, the video for the live version of “Even When It Hurts” was filmed in four locations spanning the globe, including Capitol Records (Los Angeles), Club Nokia (Los Angeles), Hillsong Church (Sydney) and Hillsong Conference (Sydney). The song, originally found on Hillsong UNITED’s critically acclaimed EMPIRES, is available for download at Hillsong.com, with a minimum donation of .20 to World Vision’s efforts to serve Syrian refugees.
Multi-platinum selling and five-time GRAMMY® award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is set to release his latest project on March 4, 2016 (Essential Worship). Titled Worship and Believe, this is not only Chapman’s 23rd career studio album in a three decade-long career but is his first worship record. The album was co-produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan.