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BLOG: 10 Tracks, 10 Questions with Hawk Nelson

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Canadian quartet Hawk Nelson is riding high, fresh off the release of their new studio album, Diamonds, and chart-topping debut single, “Drops in the Ocean.” The album is, if you’ll pardon the expression, a well-polished gem. Front man Jon Steingard took some time to answer 10 questions — each one based on the title of each of the album’s 10 songs. Some are silly; some are serious; but all offer a unique glimpse into the album and the band.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE: The Overflow CEO Stephen Relph on Why Christian-Specific Streaming Services Are Needed

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The ever-changing world of streaming services often creates a new question for every answer that comes along. But Stephen Relph wasn’t willing to wait for the waters to calm down. As co-founder and CEO of TheOverflow.com, Relph and his team have helped create a brand new Christian music-specific streaming service that’s earned buzz and press coverage from Billboard and Forbes, among others.

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INTERVIEW: Point of Grace + Ricky Skaggs

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For over two decades Point of Grace has endeared their feel-good harmonies to millions of fans nationwide through a platinum discography chalk full of life-changing faith messages, musically relaying the trio’s on and offstage heart for God and people. Earning over two-dozen number one singles and selling millions of records, the group began adding country music to the mix with the success of their roots-driven impact anthem, “How You Live,” and 2011’s country-tinged album, No Changin’ Us.

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NEWS: The Choir to Celebrate 25 Year Anniversary of Circle Slide on Tour

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GRAMMY®-nominated indie rockers The Choir have announced plans to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, Circle Slide. The band will mark the milestone with a unique tour experience featuring the seminal album played live and electric in its entirety. The tour will begin April 17 and run through June 14th 2015 across the US including a hometown show in Nashville, TN.

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NEWS: Chris August Releases New Album; Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

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Chris August’s The Maker debuts April 7, 2015 to eager anticipation and critical acclaim. This, the third studio album from the Dove Award-winning Male Vocalist of the Year, reveals a deeper side of the artist who swept the Dove Awards following his debut in 2011. A skateboarding accident in 2012 could have claimed his life; instead, it launched a period of personal growth and spiritual maturity that courses through each track on The Maker, which largely came together while Chris was touring with labelmates and friends, Big Daddy Weave, who witnessed first-hand the work God was doing in Chris’ life–work that underscored much of The Maker.

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NEWS: Switchfoot’s Jon, Tim Foreman’s Mom, Dad Pen Parenting Book

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Offering engaging, honest and thought-provoking stories that give readers a backstage look into the early lives of Jon and Tim Foreman of the multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning band Switchfoot, parents Mark and Jan Foreman focus on challenging readers to rethink how they live out the primary purpose of parenting in Never Say No: Raising Big Picture Kids. This engaging book releasing May 2015 from David C Cook takes an inside look at an ordinary family that raised two sons who rock the world—literally!

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NEWS: Tamela Mann’s ‘Best Days’ Album RIAA Certified Gold

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DALLAS (March 31, 2015) – Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann’s album ‘Best Days’ (CD/ Deluxe Edition) is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the achievement of selling more than 500,000 copies. Tillymann Music Group label head and Tamela’s manager and husband, David Mann, presented Tamela with her RIAA Certified Gold plaque at a pre-screening of Bounce TV’s ‘Mann & Wife’ during the Stellar Awards weekend in Las Vegas. A presentation was also made to Tillymann Music Group distribution partner Central South Distribution.

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NEWS: Surprise Reunions, Rousing Performances and Legendary Honors Were Bestowed Upon the Best in Gospel Music at the 30th Anniversary Stellar Gospel Music Awards Show

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Front Page Firm/PR — LAS VEGAS, NV — Dubbed the greatest night in Gospel music, the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas turned “Sin City” into “Salvation City.” Celebrating 30 years, the Stellar Awards was co-hosted with comedic flare by David Mann (“Mann & Wife), Tamela Mann (“Sparkle”) and Ricky Smiley (“Dish Nation”) during the 2-hour taped telecast premiering Easter Sunday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on TV One.

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NEWS: Erica Campbell Releases “Help 2.0″/VH1 Soul Premieres “More Love” Video

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March 31, 2015 (NY/LA) – Erica Campbell today launches Help 2.0 the re-release of 2015’s Grammy® Award winning Best Gospel CD, and top selling album that has already garnered numerous other awards, including 8 Stellar Awards at this year’s 30 Annual music event, a Dove Award and a Soul Train Music Award win. The seemingly unstoppable Campbell, already a multi-Grammy® Award winning artist and songwriter, celebrates the re-release this week with VH1 Soul/VH1.com world video premiere of her new single, “More Love” March 30.

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NEWS: Gotee Records Signs Morgan Harper Nichols

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NASHVILLE, TENN (March 30, 2015) Gotee Records announces the newest addition to the label with the signing of singer/songwriter, Morgan Harper Nichols. The Atlanta-based storyteller is no stranger to the label, as she has co-written and been featured on numerous songs with sister, Jamie Grace. Nichols will be releasing her self-titled debut album on May 19 at all digital outlets while the physical CD will be available at shows and www.gotee.com/store. Produced by Paul Mabury (Lauren Diagle, All Sons & Daughters), the album will feature Mac Powell of Third Day, All Sons & Daughters and Jamie Grace. The album’s debut single, “Storyteller,” is available at all digital outlets now. (Download at iTunes, AmazonMP3, Stream on Spotify)

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NEWS: Centricity Executive Promotions

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Nashville, Tenn. (March 31, 2015) —– Centricity Music announced the promotions of two executives within the company. Caren Seidle has been named CEO of the company that encompasses Centricity Music, Centricity Publishing, and the artist management division, Eaglemont Entertainment. The former General Manager of the company since 2005, Seidle also announced that Steve Ford will now serve as General Manager of all divisions of the firm beginning immediately. Ford began his career with Centricity in 2006 as Vice President of Marketing, the position he has held for the last nine years. Ford will report directly to Seidle.

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NEWS: Audience Raves/Sold-Out Fathom Events for ‘FOUR BLOOD MOONS’ Drive April 9 Encore

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A nationwide theatrical one-night event of the compelling new docu-drama FOUR BLOOD MOONS drew such strong audience support that producers have set an encore for selected markets on Thursday, April 9. “We believed FOUR BLOOD MOONS would resonate with audiences and engage, challenge and entertain them,” said Producer Rick Eldridge. “The response to this week’s theatrical event clearly shows the need for an encore presentation.”

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NEWS: Michael Tait to Make Special Appearance at Lincoln Memorial Easter Sunrise Service

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(Washington, DC) March 27, 2015 – Pastor Amos & Sue Dodge and Capital Church have announced plans for the 37th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The sunrise service will feature special guest Michael Tait (NEWSBOYS), the Capital Church Choir & Orchestra under the direction of Sue Dodge and an inspiring Easter message from Pastor Amos Dodge.

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