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NEWS: Newsboys Give Back to South Carolina

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Platinum®-selling, Dove Award-winning Newsboys are giving back to the Columbia, South Carolina, community whose residents have been impacted heavily by recent flooding. In conjunction with their upcoming October 23 “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Fall Tour stop at the South Carolina State Fair, held in Columbia, the Newsboys will be making a financial contribution to Harvest Hope Food Bank, which has served hundreds of thousands of meals to local residents since flooding began.

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NEWS: NQC Attracts Global Audience

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A global audience enjoyed the 2015 edition of the NQC (National Quartet Convention) held last week in Pigeon Forge, TN. The 59th annual event – held at the LeConte Center – attracted attendees and webcast viewers from over 30 countries. In addition to the United States, the NQC was enjoyed by gospel music lovers in Canada, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Chile, Netherlands, Australia, Norway, Taiwan, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, and many more!

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BLOG: 60 Seconds with Dove Nominee Kari Jobe

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Kari Jobe will serve as a presenter at this year’s Dove Awards. The worship leader recently released Majestic (Revisited), a reimagined special edition of her 2014 Dove Award-winning album, Majestic (Sparrow Records). Kari has been quite the road warrior this year, performing at Chris Tomlin’s sold-out “Worship Night in America” events and joining the line-up of the multi-worship artist OutCry Tour. She’ll head out with Matt Redman on the “Unbroken Praise Tour” this fall, hitting cities throughout the U.K. Next year, she’s poised to release her biggest achievement to date—a baby. The songstress will give birth to her first child in early 2016. Kari recently gave us 60 seconds of her time to talk wardrobe malfunctions, red carpet maternity wear and dressing room must-haves…

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NEWS: Six-Time GRAMMY® Winner Amy Grant To Appear On OWN’S “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” This Weekend

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Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant is set to be featured on the top-rated “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” airing this Saturday, October 10 at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST on the OWN Network. The crew caught up with Grant on her farm this summer to talk about her influential career, new album Be Still and Know… Hymns & Faith, family life and unique partnership with Barefoot Republic Camps.

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NEWS: WAY-FM Launches in Dallas/Ft Worth

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WAY Media, Inc. successfully launched WAY-FM on its new station, KAWA 89.7, in Dallas/Ft Worth on October 1. Formerly Christian rocker PowerFM (KVRK), the new format began with a stunt of broadcasting the Newsboys’ song “God’s Not Dead” 24/7 for 2 days before the official switch to WAY-FM.

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NEWS: Billboard Exclusively Premieres Crowder’s “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)” Music Video

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Billboard is exclusively unveiling “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains),” the latest music video from GRAMMY® Nominee Crowder. With camera shots captured by drones, the music video features a festival atmosphere, complete with lasers, neon and banjos. Crowder also invited special guest Tedashii to take part in the filming. After the recording, guests were invited to partake in bull riding, a petting zoo and delight in food trucks.

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NEWS: Daywind Records Welcomes The Hoppers

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Daywind Records is excited to announce the addition of The Hoppers to its roster of talented artists. This award-winning family, widely known as America’s favorite family of Gospel Music, has been singing to audiences around the world for over 57 years. From performances in Israel, Europe and Africa, to Carnegie Hall and Gaither Homecoming videos, The Hopper’s legacy has spanned the decades, with now three generations of Hoppers on stage together.

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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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BLOG: 60 Seconds with Dove-Nominated Band MercyMe

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MercyMe is slated to perform at this year’s Dove Awards. After performing “Greater” at last year’s show—sporting bold matching shirts—who knows what the band has up their sleeves this time! Before they take the Dove stage, they’ll release their sophomore Christmas album, MercyMe, It’s Christmas! (Fair Trade Services), on Oct. 9. The project is the band’s first Christmas release in a decade and includes three originals, along with a slew of holiday classics.

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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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