Christian music

  1. Lawrence, Moss Lead Stellar Awards Nominations

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show held in Nashville on January 21. Donald Lawrence and J. Moss lead the list of nominees for the 21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards with 10 nominations each. Donnie McClurkin, Vickie Winans and Israel Houghton will host the show, which wil ...

  2. Stellar Awards Return To Nashville

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event had been held in Houston. The 21st Annual Stellar Awards will be held in Nashville on Jan. 21 at the Grand Old Opry House. For the past two years, the event has been held in Houston, but returns to Music City next year. Don Jackson, CEO of S ...

  3. Gospel Benefit Set For Katrina Relief

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CeCe Winans is set to host "Gospel Angels: A Concert to Restore Hope" on September 22 in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. The concert will benefit the Katrina relief efforts of the World Vision and CeCe Winans is set to host " ...

  4. On The Road

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Who says it is too early to start talking about the holidays? Contemporary Christian acts Steven Curtis Chapman and MercyMe will play 20 markets beginning the day after Thanksgiving in Greenville, S.C Who says it is too early to start talking abou ...

  5. Curtains For Watermark

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Husband/wife team to quit recording, touring. The husband/wife duo Watermark are calling it quits. The Rocketown Records act, which have released four albums on the Franklin, Tenn.-based label, will cease recording and touring by next year. Nathan ...

  6. BMI Christian Awards Honor Mark Hall

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter earned four nods. Mark Hall was named songwriter of the year at BMI's annual Christian Music Awards Monday (June 20) night at the performing rights organization's Nashville offices. Hall earned four BMI Citations of Achievemen ...

  7. EMI CMG Launches New Promotion, Marketing Team

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Industry vet Cheryl Broz named VP of the new unit. EMI CMG (Christian Music Group) is expanding its mainstream promotion and marketing in-house with the launch of EMI Music Reactive, a team aimed at promoting artists to radio and other media outle ...

  8. Ronald Winans Dies At 48

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Member of gospel music's famed Winans family. Member of gospel music's famed Winans family. News ...

  9. Pioneering Christian Rock Band Petra Calls It Quits

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Group will tour through the end of the year. After 33 years in Christian music, pioneering rock band Petra is calling it quits. The group will continue to tour through the end of the year then disband. “We really worked hard last year to get Petra ...

  10. In The Spirit

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kurt Carr's message of unity has struck a chord with audiences as his new project, "One Church," recently bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Kurt Carr's message of u ...

  11. Integrity Signs Munizzi

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Releases to be distributed by Provident-Integrity. Martha Munizzi, the gospel music community's most successful indie artist, is signing with Mobile, Alabama-based Integrity Music. Munizzi and her husband Dan have been operating their own lab ...

  12. MUNIZZI SIGNS WITH INTEGRITY

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gospel music’s most successful indie artist Martha Munizzi is signing with Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Music. Munizzi released her past three albums on her and her husband Dan’s label, Martha Mun Gospel music’s most successful indie artist Martha ...

  13. Word Acquires Fervent

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Susan Riley to remain at the helm. As first tipped in Higher Ground, Word Entertainment has purchased the Fervent and Spirit-Led record labels from founder/president Susan Riley. She will continue to head those ventures and the existing staff will ...

  14. Switchfoot Leads Gospel Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns were the big winners at the 36th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, held last night (April 13) at Nashville's Grand Ole OpryHouse. Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns were the bi ...

  15. Word Bringing Back Myrrh

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revamped label to focus on worship music. Word Label Group is re-launching Myrrh Records. The label was founded in 1972 as a division of Word Records and shuttered in 2000. Myrrh was best known for years as the home of multi-platinum Christian/pop ...

  16. Lawyer Sues Verity, Claiming 'Interference'

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Connecticut lawyer who represents gospel artists claims record companies and a label executive have interfered in his attorney-client relationships. A Connecticut lawyer who represents gospel artists claims record companies and a label executive ...

  17. Christian Label Ardent Teams With S/R/E

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ardent Records has signed a disribution and marketing deal with S/R/E Recordings, the new active rock label under INO Records, Billboard.biz has learned. Ardent was previously distributed by EMI Chris Ardent Records has signed a disribution and ma ...

  18. Blind Boys Founder George Scott Dies

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gospel baritone was 75. Gospel baritone was 75. News ...

  19. Blind Boys Founder George Scott Dies

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST George Scott, a founding member of the Blind Boys of Alabama, died in his sleep yesterday (March 9) at his home in Durham, N.C. The 75-year-old baritone had retired from touring with the famed gospel George Scott, a founding member of the Blind Bo ...

  20. Rhythm & Blues

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 4th Avenue Jones is back traveling the independent route. "Stereo: The Evolution of HipRockSoul" is due March 29 on Jones' own LookAlive label, distributed by Gotee/EMI. Read Gail Mitchell's colum The 4th Avenue Jones is ba ...

  21. Kipley Takes Home SESAC Songwriter Award

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer honored for second year in a row. Producer/songwriter Pete Kipley was named SESAC's 2004 Christian Songwriter of the Year for the second consecutive year during an awards dinner held last night (Feb. 7) at Nashville's Boundry Re ...

  22. Smith Is Top Doves Contender

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gospel honors set for April 13. Michael W. Smith tops the nominees for the 36th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards. Smith garnered eight noms, including artist of the year and song of the year for "Healing Rain," which he wrote with M ...

  23. Higher Ground

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sarah Kelly is Gotee Records' first new artist to receive a Grammy nod. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Sarah Kelly is Gotee Records' first new artist to receive a Grammy nod. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. News Deborah ...

  24. In The Spirit

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 20th annual Stellar Awards crowns Tonex with six trophies. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. The 20th annual Stellar Awards crowns Tonex with six trophies. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. News Deborah Evans Price ...

  25. Two Tsunami Relief Concerts Planned

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the victims of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami. Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the vic ...

  26. Two Tsunami Relief Concerts Planned

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the victims of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami. Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the vic ...

  27. Hawkins, Le Fevre Among GMA Inductees

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ceremony set for Feb. 22. Artists Walter Hawkins, Mylon Le Fevre, Evie Tornquist and the Lewis Family will be inducted to the Gospel Music Assn. Hall of Fame during a ceremony Feb. 22 at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn., just outside Na ...

  28. Bulletin PDF Holiday Schedule

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Due to the Christmas holiday, the Bulletin PDF will not appear on Monday Dec. 27 and will run on an abbreviated schedule until January. Happy holidays! Due to the Christmas holiday, the Bulletin PDF will not appear on Monday Dec. 27 and will run o ...

  29. GMA Awards To Air At Last

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST PAX picks up April event. In a case of "better late than never," the GMA Music Awards, previously known as the Dove Awards, are scheduled to air Dec. 27 on PAX TV. The Gospel Music Assn.'s annual awards show, which was held April 28 ...

  30. MercyMe Mates Keep It Simple

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST New label inks deals with Provident, Sony. MercyMe frontman Bart Millard and the band's producer, Pete Kipley, have teamed with INO Records president Jeff Moseley to launch Simple Records. The Nashville-based Christian label has signed the Af ...

  31. Higher Ground

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Indie label Gotee Records continues to grow after marking 10 years in the music business. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Indie label Gotee Records continues to grow after marking 10 years in the music business. Read Deborah Evans Price� ...

  32. In The Spirit

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vickie Winans' Destiny Joy Records seeks new talent as the first online gospel label. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Vickie Winans' Destiny Joy Records seeks new talent as the first online gospel label. Read Deborah Evans Price& ...

  33. Van Hook To Take Charge Of Word

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for veteran Christian record executive Jim Van Hook to take the top spot at Warner-owned Word Entertainment in Nashville. Look for veteran Christian record executive Jim Van Hook to take the top spot at Warner-owned Word Entertainment in Nash ...

  34. Dottie Peoples Gets Sirius Show

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gospel music veteran Dottie Peoples will host a new show exclusively on Praise, SIRIUS Satellite Radio's gospel channel. Gospel music veteran Dottie Peoples will host a new show exclusively on Praise, SIRIUS Satellite Radio's gospel chan ...

  35. Capitol Inks Relient K

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gotee to service Christian market. Relient K has signed with Capitol Records, which will release the Christian punk group's fourth studio album, "mmhmm," Nov. 2. The album will be released to the Christian market via the band's ...

  36. Kirk Franklin Bows Label

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Zomba/BMG will distribute. Gospel powerhouse Kirk Franklin is launching his own label, Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, Billboard.biz has learned. Franklin has been with Gospo Centric, which was acquired last week by Zomba, for more than a decade. Zomba/ ...

  37. Zomba Buys GospoCentric

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roster includes Kirk Franklin, Bobby Jones. Zomba Label Group has purchased GospoCentric Records, which includes the GospoCentric Records and B-Rite Music labels. Vicki Mack Lataillade founded GospoCentric in 1992. Her husband, Claude Lataillade, ...

  38. In The Spirit

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Third-generation gospel singer Kierra "KiKi" Sheard makes history with her No. 1 gospel chart debut. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Third-generation gospel singer Kierra "KiKi" Sheard makes history with her No. 1 gospe ...

  39. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the NASHVILLE -- Integrity Music Group has extended ...

  40. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  41. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  42. Mimms Splits As Word Prez/COO

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sources say contract was not renewed. Malcolm Mimms has exited as president/COO of Nashville-based Christian music company Word Entertainment, a division of Curb/Warner. Sources speculate that Mimms' contract was up and not renewed. Prior to ...

  43. In The Spirit

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deitrick Haddon's "Crossroads" bows at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums thanks to hit single "God Is Good." Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Deitrick Haddon's "Crossroads" bows at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums ...

  44. In The Spirit

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Martha Munizzi's second set hits the Top Gospel Album chart, thanks to the work of her own label. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Martha Munizzi's second set hits the Top Gospel Album chart, thanks to the work of her own label. R ...

  45. Spring Hill Pres Resigns

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CFO David Robinson to head music group. Spring Hill Music Group president Scott Chancey resigned yesterday (Aug. 17). Chancey was named president of the Nashville-based group in 1997 after joining the previous year as VP of sales for the Spring Hi ...

  46. Spring Hill Pres Resigns

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CFO David Robinson to head music group. Spring Hill Music Group president Scott Chancey resigned yesterday (Aug. 17). Chancey was named president of the Nashville-based group in 1997 after joining the previous year as VP of sales for the Spring Hi ...

  47. Atlanta To Host Labor Day SoulFest

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rival Concerts will produce the inaugural SoulFest Atlanta, a two-day music festival featuring soul, R&B, hip-hop and gospel artists. The event will be held Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-5) in Atlan Rival Concerts will produce the inaugural S ...

  48. Spring Hill Goes Pop With New Label

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a decade in the Southern gospel and inspirational fields, Spring Hill Music Group is expanding into the pop/rock market with the launch of Slanted Records, Billboard.biz has learned. After a decade in the Southern gospel and inspirational fi ...

  49. Lineup Change For Gospel Group Gold City

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Steve Ladd has joined Gold City as tenor for the legendary Southern gospel quartet. He replaces Jay Parrack, who is exiting to spend more time with his family. Steve Ladd has joined Gold City as tenor for the legendary Southern gospel quartet. He ...

  50. Sony Taps A&R VP For Gospel

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joseph Burney has been appointed VP of A&R, gospel, for Sony Urban Music. He will report to Tara Griggs-Magee, Sony Urban Music's executive VP of gospel. Joseph Burney has been appointed VP of A&R, gospel, for Sony Urban Music. He ...

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