Monthly Archives: March 2014

Worship Artist Mike Lee Set to Debut with “Awakening Hearts” May 1st

MikeLeeWorship artist, Mike Lee, is poised to release his first national project, Awakening Hearts, May 1st.

Rush of Fools Announce New Album and Invite You To “Fools Day!”

RushofFoolsRush of Fools is beyond excited to partner with their new label and to release their new album “Carry Us Now” on June 3, 2014.

Hagee’s “A New Season” Debuts at #2 on Southern Gospel SoundScan

MatthewHageeA New Season, the latest solo offering from leading pastor, author and recording artist Matthew Hagee, debuted at #2 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Southern Gospel Albums chart for the week ending March 23. The chart’s only Top 30 debut, A New Season was produced by Michael Sykes (Oak Ridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band) and features 11 Inspirationally-focused country selections.

Jeff Bates Honored by the State of Mississippi

JeffBatesRecently, Country Music artist, Jeff Bates was recognized with a Resolution put forth by the State of Mississippi’s House of Representatives.  The resolution commended Jeffery Wayne “Jeff” Bates for his contributions and success in Country Music, for having confronted and overcome adversity, and for his dedication to his family, wife Kelly Vaughn and daughter Brianna. 

Review: The Charlie Daniels Band – Off the Grid: Doin’ It Dylan

CharlieDanielsThere are few artists as charismatic and well known as Bob Dylan and Charlie Daniels. The two crossed paths in 1969 when a young Daniels, who’d just relocated to Nashville from his native North Carolina, got the call from producer Bob Johnston come for some session work with Dylan as he recorded his Nashville Skyline record. Daniels jumped at the chance and Dylan took to the artist’s playing, keeping him on for that album as well as two more subsequent recordings. It was a win-win for both artists, giving Dylan a killer guitar player on his records and inspiring and encouraging the young Daniels who would soon break out with his first hit, “Uneasy Rider.” 

And the rest is history.

Now, just over forty years later, Daniels is set to honor his friend and musical mentor with the release of Off the Grid: Doin’ It Dylan.

Hawk Nelson Given SESAC Award for “Words”

HawkNelsonHawk Nelson continues to impact fans with their 2013 released album Made (Fair Trade Services). Recently, the band was honored with a SESAC award for their No. 1 song “Words,” a Billboard’s Christian Hot AC/CHR Top 10 single for 22 weeks.

Plumb Heads to Hollywood!

Plumb2014 has already proven to be a game-changer for multi-genre artist Plumb.  Her single “Need You Now” has received incredible support from I Heart Radio and is primed to impact the Hot A/C format beginning in early April. This weekend she completes a run of 58 US Arena dates on Pollstar’s top grossing first quarter tour – Winter Jam Tour Spectacular – with over 630,000 in attendance.  And now, Plumb will continue building momentum with an exclusive songwriter set at the Hotel Café in Hollywood, followed by a performance at Napa’s Live in the Vineyard. 

Godawa to Host Online Chat About “Noah”

godawaChristian Author, Screenwriter, and Script Doctor, Brian Godawa is no stranger to controversy.  As the author of the non-fiction book HOLLYWOOD WORLDVIEWS: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment, and of the Amazon bestselling Biblical fiction title NOAH PRIMEVAL, part of the CHRONICLES of the NEPHILIM series, Godawa has been a much sought after expert on the intersection of faith and film.

Godawa has partnered with Movie to Movement and to present a lively and in-depth online discussion about the Paramount Pictures’ film NOAH, scripture and culture.

Keaggy Joins with Lifesong for Orphans for Spring Tour

CheriKeaggyDove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy will partner with Lifesong for Orphans for Celebrate Life, a series of benefit concerts featuring Keaggy and the Zambia Children’s Choir. Proceeds from the concerts, which kick off April 26 in Houston, will be used to care for orphans and their needs.

Kari Jobe’s “Majestic” Drops to High Praise and Chart Position

KariJobeThis week GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe celebrates the release of her new album and DVD, Majestic (Capitol CMG). This all-new album recorded live at the historic Majestic Theatre in Dallas, TX is resonating with fans as it climbed to No. 4 this week on iTunes Overall Albums and No. 1 on iTunes Christian & Gospel charts