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NEWS: The Parable Group and Lucid Artist Management Reach Sales Milestone Through Christian Retail

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Days after celebrating the release of their latest CD, O Come Emmanuel, The Parable Group and Lucid Artist Management have scored another major collaboration milestone. Sales of their exclusive CDs through The Parable Group partner stores have all been #1 chart-topping records – collectively spending 200 weeks atop The Parable Group music bestsellers list. Lucid Artist Management has created a number of exclusive music releases in conjunction with The Parable Group, dating back to 2010; including Dove-nominated albums All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures of our God and King and All is Calm All is Bright. All is Calm All is Bright is up for “Christmas Album of the Year” at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards this October alongside notable nominees Michael W. Smith, Guy Penrod and others.

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NEWS: More Talent Announced for Sold-Out GMA Dove Awards on October 13

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The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces more performers and presenters for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Building 429, The Erwins, Joseph Habedank, Israel & New Breed and Amber Nelon Thompson will perform. Chris August, Lincoln Brewster, Jason Crabb, Bone Hampton, Charles Jenkins, Dr. Bobby Jones, Mark Lowry, William McDowell, Jonathan McReynolds, Chonda Pierce and Kirk Whalum will present top honors along with show co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson. Joseph Habedank and Kirk Whalum will host the Pre-Telecast streaming live at www.doveawards.com/live.

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NEWS: ASCAP Hosts Oct. 12 Reception to Celebrate 2015 GMA Dove Award Nominees

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosts an intimate reception to celebrate its 2015 GMA Dove Award Nominees on Monday, October 12th, 2015. The private event at ASCAP’s Nashville headquarters toasts a plethora of ASCAP songwriters, producers and publishers nominated for gospel, country, bluegrass, R&B, hip-hop, pop/contemporary music and more. ASCAP member Jonathan McReynolds, nominated for “Gospel Artist of the Year,” will perform at the party. The 2015 GMA Dove Awards take place on Tuesday, October 13th.

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NEWS: Heavenly Co-Writes: Well-Known Worship Leaders, Artists Resurrect Lost Lyrics From America’s Most Prolific Hymn Writer, Fanny Crosby

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The incomparable Fanny Crosby’s gift to the Church shines anew in Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns Of Fanny Crosby releasing globally Oct. 9 from Integrity Music. The project features unfinished and never-before-published Crosby hymns respectfully crafted with help from Paul Baloche, Michael Farren, All Sons & Daughters, Jon Egan (New Life, Desperation Band), Bart Millard (MercyMe), Stu G (Delirious?, One Sonic Society), Michael W. Smith, Matt Redman, Krissy Nordhoff (“Your Great Name”), Greg Sykes, Dustin Smith and more.

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NEWS: Uncomfortable Ranks #1 on Christian Chart, #3 on Hip Hop Chart & #10 on the Top 200

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Artist Andy Mineo has debuted on top once again with his sophomore album, Uncomfortable (Reach Records). Uncomfortable just became the #1 independent record and the #1 Christian record in the country. The album also made #3 on the Hip Hop Charts and #10 on the overall Top 200 charts. The first leg of the nationwide Uncomfortable Tour will begin October 1 and Mineo will be joined by rapper Propaganda. Dates for Andy Mineo’s nationwide Uncomfortable Tour are listed below.

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NEWS: Big Idea Announces New, Long-Term Agreement With Capitol Christian Distribution

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Big Idea Entertainment, a division of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., and Capitol Christian Distribution, the market leader in Christian and Gospel music distribution, have announced a new, long term agreement. The new affiliation with Big Idea Entertainment will now make Capitol Christian Distribution the Christian market leader in both recorded music and home entertainment distribution.

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NEWS: More Talent Announced For 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

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The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces more performers and presenters for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, NF, I Am They and Karen Peck will perform. Tasha Cobbs, Kari Jobe, Phillips, Craig & Dean and Newsboys’ Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips will present top honors along with show co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson.

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NEWS: TheOverflow Unveils Inaugural Fans Favorite Artist Award

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TheOverflow, the first and only unlimited, on-demand Christian and Gospel music streaming service, recently announced TheOverflow Fans Favorite Artist Award, a special accolade that will be presented at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards to the artist with the most “favorites” within TheOverflow app. In addition, TheOverflow will serve as the official music streaming service for this year’s Dove Awards.

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NEWS: Sandi Patty Announces Farewell Tour & Album on NBC’s TODAY Show

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Together with World Vision, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music presents the tour of a lifetime, in celebration of hers. Announced today on NBC’s Today Show by host Kathie Lee Gifford who had her friend Sandi in studio with her for her “Favorite Things” segment, Sandi is letting the world know that she is saying “farewell & thank you” through her upcoming “Forever Grateful” World Tour. The tour will begin in February, 2016 and run throughout the year. Tickets will go on sale this coming November, 2015. For more information visit: www.sandipatty.com.

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