Monthly Archives: January 2015

Goodman Revival Tops the Southern Gospel Charts

Goodman RevivalSongs in the Key of Happy (Gaither Music Group), the debut CD release from newly formed trio Goodman Revival, landed at #1 on this week’s Southern Gospel chart according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Manafest Honored with Fourth Career JUNO Nomination

ManafestBEC Recordings’ artist and author Manafest was awarded his fourth career JUNO nomination earlier this week for his 2014 release The Moment. The album was nominated for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year. The 44th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Review: Goodman Revival – Songs in the Key of Happy

GoodmanRevivalWhen speaking of the greatest southern gospel groups throughout history, many names get tossed about. Groups such as The Stamps Quartet, The Cathedrals, and The Kingsmen Quartet are among those bandied about and their influence is not to be denied. But the one group that consistently receives a mention, and rightly so, is none other than The Happy Goodman’s. Helmed by Howard and Vestal Goodman alongside noted songwriter Rusty Goodman, the Happy Goodman’s sang themselves into the hearts of listeners worldwide and their signature songs still resonate today.

Canton Junction Adds Casey Rivers and Ryan Seaton to the Lineup

CantonJunctionAward-winning Difference Media recording artist Canton Junction announces the beginning of a new chapter with the addition of lead vocalist Casey Rivers and baritone Ryan Seaton. Rivers and Seaton join Canton Junction founding members Matthew Hagee and Tim Duncan to round out the acclaimed quartet, following the departure of Aaron Crabb and Shane McConnell.

Concert Review: Gaither Vocal Band Homecoming Tour, Tampa, FL

Photo Credit: Gaither.com

Photo Credit: Gaither.com

I didn’t go to church on Sunday but, quite frankly, I wasn’t feeling too guilty about it. For, the night before, I’d spent a most powerful four hours at church worshipping amongst a crowd of thousands, led by one of Christian music’s most notable heavyweights, none other than Bill Gaither at the sold out Gaither Vocal Band Homecoming Tour in Tampa, FL. Featuring the Vocal Band, The Isaacs, The Nelons, Gene McDonald, Charlotte Ritchie, and a guest appearance from Gordon Mote, it was a night that those in attendance are bound to remember for a long, long time.

for King & Country Set to Peform on The Today Show, Front & Center

forKingandCountryfor KING & COUNTRY, the two-time 2015 Grammy nominated duo of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, have hit the ground running in 2015. In addition to their current U.S. tour, their highest debuting album of their career (#13 on the Billboard Top 200), the band will visit New York City to appear on the “Today Show” and to tape their first-ever all-performance television special for the critically acclaimed music series, Front and Center on which the likes of Lady Antebellum, Counting Crows, Cyndi Lauper, The Fray, Jack Johnson, Train, John Hiatt and Keith Urban have appeared.

Point of Grace Returns Apr. 7 With New Covers Project

PointofGracePoint of Grace, one of the best-selling artists in Christian music history, announces the release of their forthcoming studio album on April 7, 2015. With a discography boasting well over a dozen albums, Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) is a 10-song disc that features some of their favorite cover songs.

Casting Crowns Strike Platinum Once Again

CastingCrownsReunion/Beach Street Records artist Casting Crowns adds another RIAA Platinum album to its list of accolades with Until The Whole World Hears, making this the band’s fifth studio recording to hit Platinum status. In addition, their latest release, THRIVE, was named the best-selling record of 2014 according the Christian/Gospel Nielsen SoundScan chart.

Josh Wilson Partners with Pepsi

JoshWilsonNot only is singer, songwriter and musician Josh Wilson preparing for a brand new album — he is also partnering with a multi-national and highly successful corporation. Pepsi MidAmerica has chosen Wilson as one of the latest Christian-based artists to be featured on one of their soda can brands!

Rising Band I Am They Drops Their Self-Titled Debut Today

IAMTHEYEssential Records/Provident Label Group’s new recording artist I AM THEY, releases its self-titled debut album, today, January 27, 2015.