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NEWS: The Hands & Feet Project Remembers the Haiti Earthquake, Five Years Ago Today

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Today marks the fifth year anniversary of the earthquake that shook Haiti to the brink of destruction. The Hands & Feet Project, which provides family-style residential care and sustainable solutions that fight against Haiti’s orphan crisis, remembers that very day quite well. Their co-founder and Executive Director, Mark Stuart (pictured to the far right), was in Haiti and experienced the earthquake first-hand. “The magnitude of the quake was so big, it felt as if the mountain that our Children’s Village was nestled against, was going to crumble on top of us. Although we were safe, we quickly realized that beyond the walls of our little village, our neighbors were facing unimaginable losses. The three-story hotel down the street had been flattened, the local hospital had collapsed, and school buildings were now in piles of rubble. The loss of life was staggering.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE: Ellie Holcomb on the Importance of Building Community

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The independent songwriter enjoyed a memorable year in 2014, from a very successful Kickstarter campaign and a spot on Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God tour to a hit album, As Sure as the Sun, and the aforementioned Dove Award win for New Artist. Yet for those who think Ellie’s the new girl on the block, she wants you to know that such success comes with a “slow build” of the community around her.

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NEWS: Andraé Crouch Dead at 72

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Music legend Andraé Crouch has died. The Grammy and Dove Award winner passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm PST at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area. Andraé, 72, was hospitalized on January 3rd.

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NEWS: Grammy & Dove Winning Artists Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Natalie Grant & Fred Hammond Set to Headline Sixteenth Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

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The 16th Annual NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will kick-off Super Bowl XLIX weekend on February 1, 2015 at Gammage Hall on the campus of Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ. American Family Insurance, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will bring together GRAMMY® and DOVE Award-winning artists, inspirational leaders and special guests to create an unforgettable evening celebrating faith and football.

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NEWS: Hillsong United Celebrates RIAA Platinum Status for Their No. 1 Song “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”

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Hillsong UNITED continues to make an impact with their No. 1 single “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” as the song has received RIAA Platinum status. Hillsong was included also in 10 of Billboard’s End of Year charts topping five of the charts: Top Christian Artists, Hot Christian Songs, Hot Christian Songs Artists, Christian Airplay Artists and Christian Digital Songs. As the group wraps up an incredible 2014 with awards and sales recognition, UNITED looks forward to 2015 as they will release new music with a full-length studio album. In addition in April 2015, Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment will release nationwide the film LET HOPE RISE – the HILLSONG Movie.

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NEWS: Chris Tomlin Featured on Fox News Radio’s “Todd Starnes All-American Christmas”

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GRAMMY® Award-winner Chris Tomlin is a featured performer on Fox News Radio’s two-hour Christmas special, “Todd Starnes All-American Christmas,” (#toddschristmas) set to air on Christmas Eve. The special will air on a number of Fox News Channel digital properties including toddstarnes.com, FoxNews.com, FoxNewsRadio.com and FoxNation.com. Additionally, the show will air on Fox News Radio affiliate stations along with American Family Radio, Bott Radio Network and KCBI in Dallas.

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INTERVIEW: Jaci Velasquez + Nic Gonzales

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To the world, Jaci Velasquez and Nic Gonzales – frontman and founding member of the Latin-pop band Salvador – are renowned artists, known for blurring the lines of Christian and Latin music with multi-million selling discographies and era-defining radio singles. But to each other, they are simply Mr. and Mrs. Gonzales.

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INTERVIEW: Sandi Patty + Andrew Greer

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Having been awarded 5 Grammy Awards, 40 Dove Awards and a slew of Platinum and Gold records, guested on television staples like The Tonight Show and The Today Show, and performed in every venue imaginable from Carnegie Hall to the White House to the Indy 500, it is safe to say Sandi Patty is a music legend.

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INTERVIEW: Randall Goodgame + Go Fish

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For over a decade, singer-songwriter Randall Goodgame has set the song bar high with his insightful singer-songwriter records, his knack for the craft affirmed by the list of thoughtful songwriter peers who have recorded his songs – Jason Gray, Caedmon’s Call, and Ginny Owens.

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NEWS: 2014 Dove Awards Recap + Winners

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Tonight, the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out in 42 categories, as well as 4 special awards, with Hillsong UNITED taking home 5 honors, including the coveted “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” trophies. Switchfoot and Skilletjoined Hillsong UNITED as multiple winners of the evening. Co-hosted by Lecrae and MercyMe’s Bart Milliard, the awards drew a record attendance at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University. The entire show will be broadcast exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 12.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE: Risk in the Radio Industry

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For the contemporary Christian radio station out of Humble, Texas, risk is an essential part of the station’s identity. In fact, as Tammy Johnson explains, if employees are not taking risk, then they are failing in their job performance. As the head of KSBJ’s exciting endeavor entitled NGEN, Tammy knows firsthand how important the culture of risktaking is at KSBJ.

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INTERVIEW: Steven Curtis Chapman + Jason Gray

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Though Contemporary Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman and singer-songwriter radio darling Jason Gray released their major label jumpstarts twenty years apart – Chapman’s First Hand (Sparrow) debuted in 1987; Gray’s All the Lovely Losers (Centricity) in 2007 – the thoughtful-pop fan favorites are matched by best-selling discographies, strings of radio hits and humanitarian hearts, investing in the lives of families worldwide through Chapman’s Show Hope adoption advocacy organization and Gray’s personalized partnership with child sponsorship mainstays, World Vision. In an exclusive conversation for the GMA, Steven and Jason talk songs, each other, and joining forces on tour this fall to celebrate Chapman’s eighteenth studio recording – The Glorious Unfolding – releasing October 1 (Reunion/Provident).

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