Gospel 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. 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 ...

  3. Tyler Perry Protogee Tamela Mann Steps Up To The Plate

    August 09, 2012 6:50 PM EDT With a hit single now nearing the top of Billboard's Gospel Songs chart and a new album, "Best Days," due Aug. 14, actress Tamela Mann is watching her singing career shift onto higher ground. "It is my passion to put out music ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. R&B/Gospel Singer David Peaston Dies At 54

    February 02, 2012 8:17 PM EST It's been an unfortunate week for R&B and soul. On the same day (Feb. 1) as "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius' death, R&B/gospel singer David Peaston died at 54 years old. Peaston's cause of death is inconclusive, ...

  8. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 8:07 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chi ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 'Sing-Off' Winners Committed Releasing Album This Spring

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST After five weeks of singing secular music, the Alabama gospel group Committed is vowing to stay true to its roots after being named the second-season winner of NBC's "The Sing-Off" reality competition Monday night (Dec. 20). "W ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 'Queen of Gospel' Albertina Walker Dies At Age 81

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Albertina Walker's singing once stopped the filming of a movie because so many actors were moved to tears by the "Queen of Gospel." At home in Chicago, she babied her beloved French poodles, wore rhinestone sunglasses and was a fixt ...

  14. Ruben Studdard Reconnects With 'Love Is'

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When 2003 “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard returns to the show this week (Thursday, 3/26), he will perform his new song, “Together.” The Stargate-produced track is also the lead single from Studdard’s fourth album, “Love Is.” The set will be ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. GMA Week Spawns Mainstream-Targeting Christian Tour

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's always an intriguing intersection of commerce and ministry as the faithful gather for the annual Gospel Music Assn.'s Music Week convention and Dove Awards show. Held April 19-23 in downtown Nashville, GMA Music Week attracts artist ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Anthony Burger Passes Away

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST He was 44. Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts, has died at the age of 44. Burger was playing piano on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise Wednesday night, finished a song, and then collapsed onstage. Backstag ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Crabb Family Catch Top Harmony Honors

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Southern Gospel Music Guild saluted its top artists, writers and industry professionals Monday (Nov. 21) during the second annual Harmony Honors held at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, Tenn. The Southern Gospel Music Guild saluted its top a ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 " ...

  29. Gaither Celebrates 10th Anniversary Tour

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CDs given to ticketholders at door. Attendees of Southern gospel patriarch Bill Gaither's 10th Anniversary Homecoming Tour will receive a limited edition commemorative CD. The 25-date tour runs from Sept. 10 at the Roanoke Civic Center in Vir ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Songwriter Hector Signs To Sony/ATV

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Credits include hits for All Saints, Ruben Studdard. Credits include hits for All Saints, Ruben Studdard. News Ruben Studdard ...

  33. The Blind Boys Kick Off Tour May 14

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama will begin a tour May 14 at the Reaching for Rainbows Gospel Music Festival in Kenosha, Wis. The legendary vocal group, touring in support of their latest release, "Atom Bomb The Blind Boys of Alabama will begin a to ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Higher Ground

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Charlie Daniels serves up a new recipe for bluegrass and gospel on his latest CD. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Charlie Daniels serves up a new recipe for bluegrass and gospel on his latest CD. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. New ...

  36. Blind Boys Founder George Scott Dies

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

  37. 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 ...

  38. CC Gospel PD Linked To Payola Scandal

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The program director of gospel radio WGRB-AM was fired Feb. 17 for her alleged involvement in a payola scandal. PD and afternoon host Sandra Robinson was canned after six years at the Clear Channel Br NEW YORK -- The program director of gospel rad ...

  39. CC Gospel PD Linked To Payola Scandal

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sandra Robinson fired after six years. The PD of gospel radio WGRB-AM was fired yesterday (Feb. 17) for her alleged involvement in a payola scandal. PD and afternoon host Sandra Robinson was canned after six years at the Clear Channel Radio statio ...

  40. Smith Is Top Doves Contender

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gospel honors set for April 13. Gospel honors set for April 13. News ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Gladys Knight & the Saints Unified Voices

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The veteran turns her talents to gospel with richly satisfying results. The veteran turns her talents to gospel with richly satisfying results. News ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Epic Names Marketing VP

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lewis to focus on Christian, gospel. Lewis to focus on Christian, gospel. News ...

  45. Epic Names Marketing VP

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Epic Records has promoted Heidi Brown Lewis to VP of marketing. She has been senior director of product marketing since 1997. Epic Records has promoted Heidi Brown Lewis to VP of marketing. She has been senior director of product marketing since 1 ...

  46. Epic Names Marketing VP

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Epic Records has promoted Heidi Brown Lewis to VP of marketing. She has been senior director of product marketing since 1997. Epic Records has promoted Heidi Brown Lewis to VP of marketing. She has been senior director of product marketing since 1 ...

  47. In The Spirit

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST In what may be one of the fastest start-ups in history, the Gospel Music Channel bowed as scheduled Oct. 30 and looks to be a promising venture that should aid gospel's growth. Read Deborah Evan Price In what may be one of the fastest start-u ...

  48. 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& ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Vickie Winans Bows Web Label

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Destiny Joy aims to sign gospel acts. Gospel diva Vickie Winans is launching an online label, Destiny Joy Records, which will sell physical CDs and other merchandise. Winans, who will remain signed to Zomba’s Verity label, plans to sign new gospel ...

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