The Gospel Music Association is excited to announce its first round of artists and industry leaders for IMMERSE 2016. Joining this year is Dove Awards New Artist of the Year, Lauren Daigle, Dove Awards Producer and Songwriter of the Year, Seth Mosley and Artist & Dove Awards Winning Producer, VaShawn Mitchell. The eighth annual IMMERSE Conference is set for June 13-15, 2016.
Fervent Records recording artist Sidewalk Prophets honored Greenville County (South Carolina) deputy Matt Holman this past Friday, February 12, 2016, with a surprise acoustic concert at the Sheriff’s office in Greenville, South Carolina. Holman’s family, friends, and colleagues gathered for the special event honoring the deputy for his honorable service and compassion to an area homeless man, Robert Morris, following a flood.
GRAMMY®-nominated, husband-and-wife country music duo Joey+Rory garnered the No. 1 position on this week’s Country Music chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan, with their all-new recording, Hymns That Are Important To Us (Gaither Music Group).
Few artists have been more influential in defining contemporary Christian rock ‘n’ roll than Petra and Whiteheart, so fans of the genre will likely jump out of their skins when they hear that John Schlitt, lead singer of Petra, and Billy Smiley, guitarist, singer, and founding member of Whiteheart, have teamed up for a new album for 2016.
For Irish worship band Rend Collective, As Family We Go is more of a mantra than an album title as the five-piece group gears up to hit the road for their 48-city As Family We Go Headlining Tour. With spouses and children along for the journey, the close-knit band will kick off the tour February 25 in Eugene, OR. with dates across the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.
K-LOVE Radio Network along with Memphis Based Company John Sanders LLC has garnered distinguished EMMY® nominations in advance of this year’s 30th Annual Midsouth Regional EMMY® Awards, given by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Nominees will be honored during a live telecast from the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum on February 27, 2016.
The international relief and development organization Food for the Hungry will partner with TobyMac (“HITS DEEP TOUR”), Lecrae (“Higher Learning Tour”), Matt and Lauren Chandler (“Mingling of Souls Simulcast”) and multiple Third Day (“The Lead Us Back Tour” and “SCC3D Tour”) on their upcoming 2016 tours to support the cause of ending all forms of human poverty. By collaborating on the tours, Food for the Hungry will have the opportunity to share their mission to thousands, making an impact in the lives of many.
Celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart is inspiring people everywhere with the recent release of his “I’m Possible” video. Already surpassing 1 million views, Cowart shares his own personal story, reminding others that no dream is too big.
Multi platinum-selling and GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and THIRD DAY are set to share the stage this spring. Announced by Awakening Events and presented by Food For The Hungry, the 15-date tour will kick off in Little Rock, AR on April 14 and conclude in Cincinnati, OH on May 7. This unique tour will be the first time THIRD DAY and Chapman will share the stage together as one group, performing each other’s hits and making it an unforgettable night of music.
Gospel Music legend, Richard Fay “Buck” Rambo, beloved patriarch of the Gospel music family, The Rambos, died, February 21, 2016, at 6:02 PM in Palmetto, FL at the age of 84 surrounded by his loving wife Mae and family members. He was born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, son of Noah Burton Rambo and Mary Irisilda Rambo. Buck was married to Mae Kutz Rambo on April 1, 1995.
One of today’s best-loved, adrenaline-fused rock bands, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH (TFK), has widely increased its boundaries since going independent in 2012. With over 400 million YouTube views in the last year alone, the band has also logged over 350,000 albums and one million singles sold along with 54 million streams in the last four years. The band has also impacted Active Rock radio with six hits to their credit since 2012, and has nine hits overall.
This weekend marks the first stops of TobyMac’s multi-artist, talent-packed “HITS DEEP TOUR,” presented by K-LOVE/AIR 1 and Food for the Hungry. Leading the nationwide run alongside his DiverseCity Band, the multi-platinum selling artist will be joined by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn, promising a night of non-stop hit songs.
CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 AT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY’S ALLEN ARENA Inductees: Hezekiah Walker, Howard Rachinski, The Nelons and Russ Taff Honors recipients: Catherine Brewton for Hope…
Hillsong Young & Free will be streaming the premiere of their newest album Youth Revival (Feb. 26) from the popular YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles on Feb. 23. Listeners from around the globe will be able to tune in at 4 pm P.S.T. to hear the newest songs from the Australia-based band, three days before the global release of their new record. Fans can pre-order Youth Revival now and receive “Real Love” and “Where You Are” instantly.
Pictured Left: Kirk Franklin, photo credit Alexandra Wyman/WireImage.com; Pictured Right: Yolanda Adams, photo credit John Shearer/WireImage.com The world celebrated the 58th Grammy Awards yesterday and several of our artists were…
A day before Crowder is set to attend the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards as a nominee, AXS TV aired Crowder’s Neon Porch Extravaganza Live Concert. Viewers tuned in on Sunday night, February 14, 2016, at 11 pm PST to see the GRAMMY® nominee perform songs from his critically acclaimed Neon Steeple in front a lively, hometown Atlanta crowd.
Giving viewers a literal 360 degree perspective, Hillsong UNITED has surprised fans with two 360 live performance videos for their newest radio single “Say The Word” and their well-known “Relentless (remix).” Ranging from views of stage front to the back of the arena, observers can use their smart phone, computer or other device to control the camera angle when viewing the filmed live performances thanks to the virtual reality technology. The “Relentless (remix)” video is available in full VR 3D at FaithVR.com with any viewer.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singers Yolanda Adams and Michael W. Smith are joining Tyler Perry’s Palm Sunday live performance of “The Passion.”
To celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, Colton Dixon surprised his new wife Annie with an UBER Serenade and HERSHEY’S KISSES, delivered to their favorite Nashville coffee shop, Revelator Coffee.
Birthed out of a church unity and urban missions movement in Hamilton, Ontario, The City Harmonic recently garnered its third JUNO Award nomination in a row, receiving a nod for “Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year” for their critically acclaimed project, WE ARE. Often compared to the GRAMMY Awards®, the JUNO Awards is Canada’s premier awards show and the Canadian music industry’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in recorded music. The 45th Annual JUNO Awards will air Sunday, April 3 from Calgary on CTV at 7pm EST / 5pm MST.