Momentum continues to build for Christian music’s most innovative honors, the WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS, as voters turned out in record numbers for the third annual awards season. The awards are presented by NewReleaseTuesday.com–the largest Christian music site online–in conjunction with its primary sponsor, new Christian music streaming service The Overflow (www.TheOverflow.com).
Nashville, TN — Gospel/Jazz pioneer BEN TANKARD and R&B/Gospel sensation Shirley Murdock recently received RIAA Gold certification records for their 2006 hit single “JESUS IS LOVE” for reaching over 500,000 sales as part of the 2006 WOW Gospel collection. Originally written and recorded by Lionel Richie, “JESUS IS LOVE” was covered on Ben Tankard’s PIANO PROPHET 2006 Smoothjazz release and has been selling and receiving heavy airplay for a staggering eight years.
Family Christian Stores plans to restructure and has filed for a sale of its assets and operations under Section 363 of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Family Christian Stores does not expect to close any stores or lay off any employees.
The battle between Apple and Android continues to heat up as both companies unveiled plans for in-car systems in 2014, ushering car manufacturers into the ongoing debate. Consumers may not have as much skin in the game as say, Honda or Mercedes, but with both interfaces slated to roll out in new cars later this year, smartphone users will have yet one more way to engage their favorite apps with ease.
Nashville, TN, February 11, 2015—Affirming their position as an industry leader and fan favorite, Big Daddy Weave scores an astounding fourth No. 1 single from their 2012 project, Love Come to Life. “Overwhelmed,” which landed the top spot on AC Monitored this week, shares rank with their career best-selling track, “Redeemed,” K-LOVE Fan Awards Song of the Year (2014) nominee “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” and the title track from what has become their most successful project to date.
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning urban and gospel legends–BeBe, Marvin, and Carvin Winans–3 Winans Brothers- continue to celebrate the release of their debut album, Foreign Land, with the announcement of the “OUTSTANDING NEW ARTIST’ Award win at the 46th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, February 6th, 2015.
NASHVILLE, TENN. – (9 February 2015) – Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) announces a worldwide label and co-publishing partnership with Jesus Culture Music, a ministry and label based in Sacramento, CA and one of the most influential worship movements around the world. Effective April 1, 2015, Jesus Culture Music’s entire catalog, which includes 25 albums and 150 songs, will transition into this partnership where CCMG will be responsible for the marketing, promotion, administration and distribution of such copyrights, artists, catalog of product and forthcoming releases.
DALLAS (February 9, 2015) – Join David and Tamela Mann and the Mann family at a new time beginning Wednesday, February 11 as their popular show “IT’S A MANN’S WORLD” takes over the 9:30 p.m. CST/10:30 p.m. EST spot on BET. What will the Manns be up to next? Tune in and find out!
NASHVILLE, TENN. – 9 FEBRUARY 2015 – K-LOVE is pleased to announce they are broadcasting “Sam’s Place – Music for the Spirit” on their network. GRAMMY®-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is host to this newly revived monthly concert series that is recorded live at Nashville’s Mother Church, the historic Ryman Auditorium. “Sam’s Place – Music for the Spirit” invites artists from all genres of music to share songs with an uplifting spiritual message and pay homage to the Ryman’s tabernacle roots.
February 6, 2015 (Santa Monica, CA) — GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of the second season of their hit matchmaking show, IT TAKES A CHURCH on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Grammy®-nominated vocalist and multiple Dove Award winner, Natalie Grant, returns as host, visiting churches in California, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana and Wyoming, in hopes of finding love for one fortunate single.
Nashville, Tenn. (February 5, 2015) — TobyMac is laying the foundations to make 2015 one of the biggest years of his career. His brand new studio single “Beyond Me” received 80 adds combined across Christian AC-Monitored, AC-Indicator and Hot AC last week, and his GRAMMY® Award winning album EYE ON IT also received RIAA Gold Certification.
Franklin, Tenn – 5 Feb. 2015 – The new year is in full swing at Show Hope. With a brand new executive director, upcoming ETC (Empowered to Connect) conferences, and the Sam’s Place concert series benefitting Show Hope running through May, the Show Hope team is excited for the busy year ahead. Founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times’ best-selling author, Show Hope is a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress.
NASHVILLE, TENN. – (4 February 2015) – This week, GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp released his eighth studio album, I Will Follow (Capitol CMG). Produced by Seth Mosely, the album’s first single “He Knows” continues to climb the radio charts and is now No. 3 on the National Christian Audience chart.
Capitol CMG Publishing announces the promotion of Casey McGinty to Executive Vice President. McGinty’s music publishing career spans over 25 years covering all aspects of the business. He joined the CMG Publishing administration team in 1994 growing to VP Administration and was most recently promoted to Senior Vice President in 2007.
(Colorado Springs, CO) – WAY Media, Inc. and Dawson McAllister Network are excited to announce their partnership for a new Saturday night Christian radio show, “The Hopeline with Dawson McAllister,” launching Saturday, February 7, 2015.
We’re excited to announce the addition of Colton Dixon to the IMMERSE Conference June 15-17 in Nashville, TN. Stay tuned for more artist announcements in the coming weeks and don’t forget to register before March 28 at www.experienceimmerse.com!
Carrots meet cubits as VeggieTales builds an ark filled with fun, adventure and important lessons about trusting God in NOAH’S ARK, its first Bible-themed production in more than four years. Starring Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez, along with Larry the Cucumber, Bob the Tomato and a whole crew of Veggies, NOAH’S ARK will be available March 3 on DVD and digital download.
SEATTLE, WA (February 04, 2015) – Kutless’ co-founder and frontman Jon Micah Sumrall has announced a personal side project, Faith & Family, that will be releasing on BEC Recordings on February 24. The album is now available for pre-sale at iTunes here. When you pre-order the album, fans will get an instant download of the song “How You Love Me.”
Over four thousand people from all over the world packed into the West Angeles Church of God In Christ on January 21st, to pay their respects to legendary Gospel artist Andraé Crouch. The concert and Celebration of Life services were streamed live on BET.com as well as the church’s website, with more than 600,000 people logging on to watch online.