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NEWS: Billboard Premieres Live Version of Hillsong UNITED’s “Even When It Hurts” Video As Song Assists In Syrian Refugee Crisis

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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.

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BLOG: Dove Winners Receive Grammy Nods

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The nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards have been announced and several of our Dove Awards Winners have received nods including Lauren Daigle, Matt Maher, Tasha Cobbs and more! Congratulations to all of our Christian and Gospel Grammy Nominees! See the complete list here.

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INTERVIEW: Dove Award Winning Songwriter/Producer of the Year Seth Mosley

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Seth Mosley stands as the mastermind behind some of 2015’s biggest hits, helming No. 1 singles from for KING & COUNTRY (“Fix My Eyes”), Francesca Battistelli (“He Knows My Name”), Jeremy Camp (“He Knows”), and more. In October, he walked away from the Doves as the evening’s biggest honoree, winning four of the five categories for which he was nominated, including the prestigious awards for Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist) and Producer of the Year.

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NEWS: Michael W. Smith to Make Third Appearance on CMA Country Christmas Broadcast Tonight on ABC

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Joining the talents of Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, LeAnn Rimes, Charles Kelley and more, Michael W. Smith will appear on tonight’s CMA Country Christmas on ABC at 9/8 CST. Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, the all star line-up includes Smith’s duet with Martina McBride for “What Child Is This” from his 2014 release of Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas. The multi-platinum selling Smith partnered with PEOPLE Magazine for a free download of his collaboration with McBride for their holiday playlist, including an exclusive interview in PEOPLE’s popular Country issue.

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NEWS: Chris Tomlin To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

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Chris Tomlin’s name will be added to the list of legends who have stepped into Nashville’s world famous Grand Ole Opry circle when he makes his Opry debut Friday, December 4. The evening will also feature performances from multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and more.

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NEWS: Rapzilla.com Teams Up With Chris Chicago’s Radio Show

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Chris Chicago’s weekly two-hour Christian hip-hop and R&B radio show is currently the most syndicated radio show within the genre, reaching more than 100,000 listeners on 70 FM radio stations across the globe. Chicago is currently heard on over 45 online radio stations and garners at least 20,000 podcast downloads via iTunes each month.

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NEWS: MercyMe To Perform LIVE On FOX & Friends

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Wednesday, November 25, multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Nominated band MercyMe is set to perform live on FOX & Friends from their second holiday release MercyMe, It’s Christmas! Topping Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart, MercyMe’s FOX & Friends performance will air during 6:00-9:00 AM EST.

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NEWS: BeBe & CeCe Winans, and Mary Mary Set to Be Honored At 2016 Trailblazers Awards in Atlanta, GA

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Gospel music superstar sibling acts, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary will be honored at the 17th annual Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA on January 16, 2016. Hosted by former Trailblazer recipient and renowned gospel singer-songwriter, Yolanda Adams, this special night will pay tribute to the best in the gospel music community.

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NEWS: Canton Jones Joins Cast of ‘Preachers Of Atlanta’

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Oxygen Media reimagines the network’s popular franchise and heads to The ATL with the series premiere of “Preachers of Atlanta,” on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 PM ET/PT. Through the lens of five different people with drastically different approaches to their ministry, the show will explore many of the most hot-button and polarizing issues in America today. From passionate discussions surrounding the validity of unorthodox ministry methods to first-person accounts of the rippling and emotional effects of racial tensions with law enforcement, these unconventional figures have no boundaries when it comes to tackling real issues that affect real people in their communities. The cast challenging the status quo is Corey Hambrick, Le’Andria Johnson, Canton Jones, Kimberly Jones-Pothier, and Judah Swilley.

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NEWS: JJ Weeks Band Signs With Centricity Music

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Centricity Music announced today the signing of veteran group, JJ Weeks Band. The group’s debut full-length album is being produced by Jonathan Smith (Tim Timmons, Mia Fieldes) and will release early April 2016, with the first single going for adds at radio in February. The Macon, GA based band is comprised of lead singer/songwriter JJ Weeks, bassist David Hart, drummer Jon Poole and guitarist Cody Preston.

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