Raucous, award-winning band The City Harmonic, known for its eclectic modern hymns and worship anthems of longing, hope and celebration, will be the featured music guest during “Beyond A.D.” streaming on NBC.com Sunday, May 3. During the episode, The City Harmonic will reveal the title and album cover for their third full-length album, as well as play live the first single from the new recording set to release through Integrity Music September 2015. The album addresses issues of church unity, a topic also covered in this “Beyond A.D” episode by fellow guest, John Gray, Associate Pastor at Houston’s Lakewood Church.
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning pop/rock group, Building 429, has reached another major career milestone with one-million single sales. A special plaque presentation was held at with Provident Label Group in honor of the group’s incredible achievement. Building 429 has achieved landmark radio success, including the history making single, “Where I Belong.” Provident Label Group’s Senior Vice President, Dean Diehl praised the group for its music ministry and accomplishments.
Lipscomb University recently announced the formation of a School of Music that will expand its existing classical music program to include contemporary music undergraduate programs. The reorganization will allow the school to tap into industry resources available in Nashville as well as provide skilled professionals to help fill job demand.
Erica Campbell is coming to a city near you! Coming on the heels of the number 1 debut of her album Help 2.0, Campbell announces the upcoming tour dates for her national tour, “Erica Campbell & Friends: The Help 2.0 Tour.” The national tour will hit 26 cities and will feature special guests on select dates. As previously announced, the tour will kick off May 2nd in New York City at the famed B.B. King Blues Club. She’ll then head to the Howard Theatre in D.C. on May 3rd. Other big cities include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit.
Run for Love 2015, just one of the many K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend events, will be building homes for orphans in Haiti thanks to a continued partnership with Hands and Feet Project. Last year’s celebrity 5k saw over 600 people take action to bring love to Haiti’s orphaned and abandoned children.
Just a few short days ago, former NFL Superstar Terry Bradshaw, joined the Isaacs on stage to perform the classic Gospel song “What A Day That Will Be” in Pollok, Texas.
NewSong’s Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular shattered attendance records and made history this year, wrapping its biggest tour ever with more than 600,000 people at a total of 47 shows across the country. Christian music’s #1 tour in the world, Winter Jam attendance surpassed such tours as Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5 and Miranda Lambert, among others, according to Pollstar’s 2015 First Quarter Year To Date Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart.
It’s obvious that music is a passion for rising hip-hop artist KB, his already impressive list of accolades and awards attesting to that, but did you know the Florida-based artist once contemplated stepping into the ring as a career? We recently sat down with KB to discuss his passion for the fight and to discover what it is that draws him in.
Michael W. Smith joined President Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and others in remembering victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing, and celebrating the “Oklahoma Standard” during Sunday’s memorial service marking the 20th anniversary of the attack. The three-time GRAMMY® winner also received the prestigious 2015 Applause Award from the Nashville-based Belmont University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Program on Saturday, April 18.
Super Distributor New Day Christian is pleased to announce a new partnership with RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Evolve Music Group Chairman/CEO Rodney Jerkins announces his first formal venture into the gospel and Christian music industry with the launch of Lifestyle Music Group (LMG). The multi-Grammy® Award-winning producer, songwriter and executive has appointed industry veteran Demmette Guidry as General Manager of LMG, which will be distributed through Motown Gospel/Capitol Christian Music Group.
Over the past 11 years, international adoptions to the U.S. have dropped by a drastic 70%, due in large part to changes in governmental policy and increased regulations. While many of the changes were necessary to better protect vulnerable children, the children still in need of a forever family find themselves in a more difficult position to gain that resource. In response, Show Hope® has begun providing grants for in-country adoptions in order to help provide families for those children.
To kick off the release of Live Forever, Matthew West’s new album dropping next Tuesday, April 28, West is staging quite a promotional event – a first for the Christian music industry. West will embark on a non-stop “24 Shows in 24 Hours” on street date, which will kick off with an exclusive live acoustic Stage-It show the day before, April 27.
Do you consider yourself a creative? If so, here are six habits that I’ve observed many successful creative types employ in their lives over the years. Some might not work well for you; some may unveil the exact thing you’ve needed to empower the talent and creativity that has been welling up inside of you. Consider these six habits as you continue your journey of expression:
Premier Productions announces the launch of the all-new worship tour, OUTCRY Tour 2015, which champions, represents and promotes the local church: the Bride of Christ. The tour exists to highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church. Featuring a combination of artists and worship leaders in a lineup never-seen-before on one tour, OUTCRY Tour 2015 is a unique experience for the concert-goer who may never have the chance to see this group of artists together again on one stage. Tickets for OUTCRY Tour 2015 are on sale to the public beginning May 1, 2015.
Tamela Mann was invited to perform for President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Tuesday evening during the “In Performance at the White House” series. Tamela sang her No. 1, platinum hit “Take Me To The King” during the program featuring Gospel music legends.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gospel Music Hall of Famer and CCM pioneer Billy Ray Hearn. Billy died at 6pm Wednesday, April 15th surrounded by his family.
GRAMMY®-nominee and folktronica artist Crowder celebrated his first career No. 1 single for “Come As You Are” after a performance last night in Nashville.