Christian music

  1. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 12:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the sh ...

  2. Chart Moves: Rod Stewart Vs. Michael Buble: A Tale of Two 'Christmas' Albums

    December 07, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Billboard 200: One lone new entry graced the chart this week -- Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," which bowed at No. 1 with 159,000 sold. It was the R&B super star's fifth No. 1 on the tally. Two steps below Keys this week i ...

  3. Least-Liked Holiday Songs: Some Theories Why People Hate Beach Boys, Others So Much

    November 27, 2012 7:00 AM EST When Edison Research published a recent list of this year's least-liked holiday songs, there were a lot of questions, especially from people outside the radio business who hadn't seen other, similar research over the last decade. Edison, ...

  4. Audio Adrenaline Reboots With ex-DC Talk Singer, New Single, Label

    September 12, 2012 3:51 PM EDT Fair Trade Services After calling it quits in 2006 due to frontman Mark Stuart's vocal problems, Audio Adrenaline is revving up again with former dc Talk member Kevin Max taking over as lead vocalist for the Grammy-winning Christian rock band ...

  5. TobyMac In The Driver's Seat

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT TobyMac keeps cruising with No. 1 Billboard 200 album and No. 1 Christian single. TobyMac may describe his eclectic, multigenre fusion as "music for the minivan," but it's proved to be a super-charged vehicle that consistently drive ...

  6. King's Men Bring Gospel To Live Nation

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT BET's popular music competition show "Sunday Best" has signed on as the presenting sponsor for Live Nation's first major U.S. gospel tour, the King's Men. Last month, the tour's performers - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp ...

  7. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  8. Jason Crabb Wins Gospel Music Artist of the Year At 2012 Dove Awards

    April 19, 2012 11:26 PM EDT Christian singer Jason Crabb won two of the most prominent awards for male artists at the 43rd annual Dove Awards held for the second straight year in Atlanta. Crabb went home with artist and male vocalist of the year awards on Thursday night at t ...

  9. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 5:15 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fo ...

  10. The Joy (and Pain) of Radio-Station Christmas Shows

    December 07, 2011 6:15 AM EST With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, it's time to turn our attention to another time-honored tradition: radio station Christmas shows. While most of the press coverage goes to the monstrous major market extravaganzas like the Jingle Bal ...

  11. How An All-Christmas-Music Format Doubles Radio Ratings

    December 06, 2011 9:05 AM EST More and more radio channels have been switching their formats to all Christmas, all the time -- a consistent winner for radio even during a brutal 2008-2009 revenue downturn, which ended last year when the U.S. radio industry took in $20.1 billio ...

  12. Christian Rockers Casting Crowns Cruising To Possible No. 1 Album

    October 19, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Watch for Christian rockers Casting Crowns' "Come to the Well" to possibly debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, with perhaps 95,000-110,000 sold by week's end on Sunday, Oct. 23, according to industry pro ...

  13. Delois Barrett Campbell, Gospel Legend of Barrett Sisters, Dies at 85

    August 03, 2011 6:57 AM EDT CHICAGO (AP) - When she sang "Fly Away," Delois Barrett Campbell's voice soared to the church rafters and her joy raised the roof. The gospel legend was the oldest of the three singing Barrett Sisters, who electrified audiences worl ...

  14. Francesca Battistelli Wins Gospel Artist of the Year at Dove Awards

    April 21, 2011 7:19 AM EDT Francesca Battistelli continues her strong surge as Christian music's biggest star. Battistelli won artist of the year at the 42nd annual Dove Awards held in Atlanta for the first time Wednesday night. She also went home with two more awards ...

  15. Dove Awards for Christian Music To Debut in Atlanta

    April 20, 2011 7:15 AM EDT The Dove Awards show for Christian music is leaving Nashville for the first time in its 42-year history and organizers expect the new production in Atlanta to be just as successful and uplifting. The motivation for moving was to expand the nationa ...

  16. Cash among 4 Chosen For Gospel Music Hall Of Fame

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST The late Johnny Cash is among four new inductees into the GMA Gospel Hall of Fame. DeGarmo & Key, the Golden Gate Quartet and Bill "Hoss" Allen also will be inducted on Jan. 24 in Hendersonville, Tenn. Cash was raised on gospel music ...

  17. Casting Crowns Wins Artist Of Year At Dove Awards

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For Casting Crowns , the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Shortly after having its five-year winning streak as group of the year snapped at the 41st annual Dove Awards on Wednesday, the top-selling Christian supergroup won the night's bi ...

  18. EMI Christian To Represent Hillsong Masters, Publishing

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Christian Music Group has entered into a multi-faceted deal to represent the master rights and music publishing of Hillsong Music, an arm of Hillsong Church, a growing evangical ministry based in Sydney, Australia. The deal covers North Americ ...

  19. Lataillade Expands Scope, Execs Join Central South Board

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As part of Lataillade Entertainment's multi-million dollar stock purchase equal to a 50% stake in Central South Distribution, the gospel/Christian music distributor will diversify its music offering to other genres, beginning with R&B. Wi ...

  20. Chapman, Heath, Casting Crowns Net Doves

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nashville veteran Steven Curtis Chapman, newcomer Brandon Heath and perennial favorites Casting Crowns topped the list of artists taking home honors at the Gospel Music Association's 40th annual GMA Dove Awards last night (April 23) at the Gr ...

  21. ASCAP Honors Christian Writers and Publishers

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Matt Redman, Matthew West, Sam Mizell, Dave Clark and EMI Christian Music Publishing were the top honorees at ASCAP's annual Christian Music Awards at Nashville's Richland Country Club. Redman was named ASCAP's songwriter of the yea ...

  22. David Winans Sr. Dies At 76

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT David Winans Sr., the patriarch of that gospel music family, has died in Nashville. He was 76. A statement from a Los Angeles public relations company representing the family said he died Wednesday at a hospice in Nashville. He had been at the hos ...

  23. Chapman, Grant Among Dove Award Songwriter Finalists

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced that Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Brandon Heath, Jason Ingram and Tony Wood are the final nominees for the Dove Award for songwriter of the year. The winner will be announced at the 39th An ...

  24. SESAC Christian Honors Songwriters

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jason Ingram took home his third consecutive SESAC Christian Songwriter of the year honor last night (Feb. 23) at the performing rights organization's annual awards dinner in Nashville at Sambuca Restaurant. Peertunes Ltd., Grange Hill Music ...

  25. Tomlin Leads Dove Awards Nods

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Chris Tomlin is the lead nominee for the 40th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Tomlin grabbed seven nods - including artist, male vocalist, song of the year and praise & worship album of the year - while Natalie Grant, Casting Crow ...

  26. Gospel Briefs: 'Sunday Best,' BMI

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST -BET’s “Sunday Best” gospel singing competition begins its second season on March 8 (9 p.m. ET/PT). The weekly competition is hosted by Kirk Franklin, with BeBe Winans and Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary serving as judges. First season winner ...

  27. Sapp Wins Big At 2009 Stellar Awards

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Marvin Sapp took top honors at the 24th annual Stellar Awards Jan. 17 at the Grand Ole Opry House, winning eight awards, including artist, song, male vocalist and CD of the year for his Verity/Zomba release "Thirsty" which has dominated ...

  28. Evergreen Signs BeBe Winans To Publishing Deal

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Evergreen Copyrights has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BeBe Winans, the R&B and gospel songwriter and artist. The deal includes new songs for Winans' upcoming reunion album with CeCe Winans as well as songs on two oth ...

  29. Parton, Smith Headed To Gospel Music Hall Of Fame

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dolly Parton, Michael W. Smith, Dr. Bobby Jones, the Dixie Hummingbirds and producer Lari Goss will be inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame next month. The ceremony will be held Feb. 2 in Nashville. "This year's class ...

  30. Kierra Sheard Makes ‘Bold’ Debut

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST In addition to dropping new album “Bold Right Life,” which debuted this week at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, Kierra Sheard has dropped 86 pounds and her childhood nickname Kiki. It’s all part of Sheard coming into her own as a con ...

  31. Christmas In July: 6 Questions With Sheryl Crow

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The lights and candles and wreaths were out in Sheryl Crow's Los Angeles living room—in mid-June. Christmas came early in Crow's world this year because of an as-yet- untitled holiday album she's recorded with producer Bill Bottrell ...

  32. TobyMac Among Top Honorees At GMA Music Awards

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TobyMac, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Chris Tomlin, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Israel & New Breed and the David Crowder band were among the top honorees at the 39th annual GMA Music Awards last night at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The focal ...

  33. Cash On The Money At BMI Christian Awards

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Ed Cash was named BMI's 2008 Christian Songwriter of the Year during the organization's annual Christian Music Awards, held April 19 at the company's Nashville offices. One of Cash's compositions, "Made ...

  34. Ingram Wins Big At SESAC Christian Awards

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jason Ingram took home his second consecutive honor as SESAC's Christian songwriter of the year during the organization's annual awards dinner held Tuesday night (Feb. 26) at Nashville's Sambuca Restaurant. A singer/songwriter/produ ...

  35. Casting Crowns' Hall Leads Dove Awards Nods

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall leads the list of nominees for the 39th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards. Hall earned six nominations, among them male vocalist and a song of the year nod for "East to West." His band, Casting Crown ...

  36. Stellar Award Winner Thomas Signs With Habakkuk

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Gospel label newcomer Habakkuk Music--distributed through Universal Music Christian Group/Fontana--has signed 2008 Stellar Award winner Isaiah D. Thomas. His first project for the label will be the March 25 release "The Greatest." On Jan ...

  37. Burger King To Kick Off Super Bowl Singing Contest

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Burger King is sponsoring a new online contest,"My Song, My Way," in league with the ninth annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC). Slated for Feb. 1 at Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, the celebration will feature such con ...

  38. Christmas In July

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Can anything be more pleasant than the holidays? If your bottom line depends on December, the answer is probably "Yes!" Music fans may flip through these pages and see great gifts. But the industry sees a frenzied workplace and a tough e ...

  39. Tomlin Wins Big At Dove Awards

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin was the big winner at the Gospel Music Association's 38th annual Dove Awards, held last night (April 25) at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tomlin netted six trophies, including artist and male vocalist of the year, both c ...

  40. Tomlin, Herms Win Top Honors At ASCAP Christian Awards

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin, Bernie Herms and EMI CMG Publishing were the top winners at the 29th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held tonight (April 23) in Nashville. Tomlin took home songwriter of the year for "How Great Is Our God" and "Ma ...

  41. Hall, Chapman Deliver Top Song At BMI Christian Awards

    April 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Casting Crowns' "Voice of Truth" earned BMI song of the year honors, while the group's frontman Mark Hall, who wrote that song with Steven Curtis Chapman, earned the prestigious songwriter of the year title at the BMI Christian ...

  42. Country, Gospel Packages Set For Release In New Venture

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT American Profile Presents, a new joint venture, will release its first project on Tuesday, April 24. “Country Gospel Favorites,” which includes songs from Roy Clark, Lee Greenwood and Patsy Cline, among others, will be sold at Wal-Mart and Target ...

  43. Dove Nominees For Songwriter Of The Year Revealed

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kirk Franklin, Mark Hall, Mat Kearney, Mac Powell and Aaron Shust are the final nominees for the Gospel Music Assn.'s Dove Award for songwriter of the year. The winner will be announced at the GMA Dove Awards on April 25 at Nashville's G ...

  44. Tomlin Tops Dove Awards Nods

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chris Tomlin leads the list of nominees for the 38th Annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, to be held April 25 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tomlin earned nine nominations, including nods in the artist and male vocalist categories. Ot ...

  45. Lawrence Takes 'Stellar' Honors

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the second consecutive year gospel veteran Donald Lawrence took top honors at the 22nd annual Stellar Awards, held Jan. 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Lawrence was named artist of the year and producer of the year. His longtime g ...

  46. Zomba Pub Signs Gospel Legend

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Catalog includes more than 50 copyrights. Zomba Music Publishing signed a co-publishing agreement with Andrae Crouch’s Vaughn Street Music, reportedly the first publishing deal in Crouch’s legendary Gospel career. Fourteen tracks from Crouch’s for ...

  47. Tomlin Tops Doves

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards last night (April 5) in Nashville, netting five Dove trophies, including artist of the year and male vocalis Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annua ...

  48. EMI CMG Dist, Gaither Extend Pact

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exclusive Billy Graham bio coming up. EMI CMG Distribution and Gaither Music Group have agreed to a new, long-term agreement. Under the new agreement, EMI CMG Distribution continues to hold exclusive rights for worldwide distribution of all Gaithe ...

  49. Tomlin Leads Nominees For GMA Awards

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be held April 5 in Nashville. Chris Tomlin leads the list of nominees for the Gospel Music Assn.'s 37th annual awards with nine nominations, among them artist and male vocalist of the year. "Holy is the Lord" and "How Great ...

  50. Lawrence Grabs Top Honors At Stellar Awards

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Takes six including artist, producer, CD of year. Donald Lawrence took top honors at the 21st annual Stellar Awards, winning six awards including artist, producer and CD of the year for "I Speak Life." J Moss netted three Stellars, among ...

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