William Ray “Bill” Hearn, chairman and CEO of the Capitol Christian Music Group, passed away Sunday in Nashville after a battle with cancer. He was 58.
Josh Wilson’s latest album, That Was Then, This Is Now (Sparrow Records), earned the singer/songwriter the best street week of his nine-year career. While fans may recognize him for his radio hits like “I Refuse,” “Fall Apart,” “Before The Morning” and his current single (the title track from That Was Then, This Is Now), they may not know Wilson is actually quite the musical virtuoso. While his primary instruments are guitar and piano, he frequently experiments with a host of others. In this exclusive interview, the multi-talented singer takes us inside his home studio to tell us about his most treasured instruments and his songwriting influences.
After a 20 year history together, GRAMMY nominations, Dove Awards, seven albums and six No. 1 singles, Matt Hammitt, the lead singer of Sanctus Real, has announced he will be leaving the band this December. Both Matt and his fellow band members have taken time to draft personal statements so that their fans can hear from them first hand and in their own words.
Longtime Christian Music executive Peter York has been promoted to President of Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), it was announced today by CCMG CEO Bill Hearn, to whom York will continue to report. In his expanded role, York will add oversight of the creative direction and leadership development of CCMG’s Publishing and Distribution divisions to his current responsibilities of managing the company’s Label Group, which includes leading Christian Music labels Sparrow, Forefront, sixsteps, Hillsong and Jesus Culture, among others. With his promotion of York, Hearn will intensify his focus on driving the company’s strategic direction, business development initiatives and key partner relationships. Hearn will also maintain oversight of the Motown Gospel label, which is led by Ken Pennell, president Gospel Music, CCMG.