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Essential Records Announces the Signing of Branan Murphy
NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 21, 2017) - Sony/Provident’s Essential Records announces the signing of pop artist Branan Murphy as he releases his debut single "All The Wrong Things." Murphy's single features "The Voice" Season 8 finalist Koryn Hawthorne and is produced by Jordan Sapp. The song is available at radio, digital outlets and streaming platforms along with the premiere of the lyric video for the single today. Click here to check out Branan's single.
Kari Jobe's "The Garden" Debuts As The No. 7 Best-Selling Album
Nashville, Tenn. (February 15, 2017) GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe just released her third album, The Garden, which was the No. 7 best-selling album this week according to the Billboard Top Albums chart. In addition, it was the No. 2 album on the Christian & Gospel chart and..
David Dunn Released "Yellow Balloons" On February 17th
Nashville, Tenn. (February 20, 2017) BEC Recordings' David Dunn released his sophomore album Yellow Balloons on February 17. The album produced the hit single "I Wanna Go Back," which already landed in the Top 5 on the Hot AC/CHR chart. Releasing to high acclaim, critics have been praising Dunn's..
Gotee Records' Hollyn Releases Her Debut LP
Nashville, Tenn. (February 10, 2017) Today Gotee Records’ HOLLLYN releases her first full length album, One-Way Conversations. The album has already hit No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Albums chart just under Lady Gaga and Top 10 overall. It will be releasing physically to retail on March 3rd..
"Chain Breaker" From Zach Williams Continues To Top The Radio Charts
Franklin, Tenn - 23 January 2017 - As 2016 came to a close, Essential Records' artist Zach Williams was wrapping up an astounding year. Not only did he receive his first GRAMMY® nomination, he was also featured on numerous best of 2016 lists - while also topping their sales charts - with outlets such as..
Big Daddy Weave Kicks Off The New Year With Their Set Free Tour
11 January 2017 - Nashville, Tenn. - Fervent Records/Word Entertainment artist Big Daddy Weave will kick off 2017 with their Set Free tour. The 25-city tour, which will begin January 25th in Joplin, Missouri, will feature guest artists We Are Messengers and Zach Williams. The current singles..
Sidewalk Prophets Premiere New Music Video
Nashville, Tenn. – (January 4, 2017) – Sidewalk Prophets premiered their latest music video last night for their song “Impossible” with a little help from the Sidewalk Prophets Family, who helped promote the video across hundreds of social network profiles - reaching half a million people - in a..
Casting Crowns Receives Fifth RIAA Platinum Certification
Nashville, Tenn. (December 15, 2016) Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY-award winning band CASTING CROWNS has been awarded RIAA Platinum certification for their Christmas album Peace On Earth. This marks their fifth career Platinum certification in addition to their 2x multi-Platinum album, two..
Kari Jobe Announces Her New Studio Album
Nashville, Tenn. (December 16, 2016) GRAMMY-nominated and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe will release her third studio album titled The Garden on February 3, 2017. This album follows the highly acclaimed live project Majestic that produced the hit single "Forever" and "I Am Not..
Grammy-Nominated Zach Williams Drops New Album
Franklin, Tenn - 19 December 2016 - Newly minted GRAMMY® nominee Zach Williams has just dropped his new full-length album, Chain Breaker (Essential Records). Williams made the surprise album announcement this past weekend during a hometown show in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Available now at..
Word Music Publishing Signs Worship Leader Jonathan Lee
12 December 2016 - Nashville, Tenn - It was announced today that Word Music Publishing has signed a worldwide exclusive songwriting agreement with worship leader and Dove-nominated songwriter Jonathan Lee. Formerly with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing and Centricity Publishing, Jonathan Lee’s songs have been recorded by some of Christian music’s most..
Meredith Andrews To Appear On Todd Starnes' Annual Christmas Show
Nashville, Tenn. - 13 December, 2016 - Word Worship artist Meredith Andrews is set to appear on The Todd Starnes Christmas Show December 24 and 25 on FoxNews.com. This annual Christmas show was taped live at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN on Tuesday, December 6. The program will air at 6:30..
Zach Williams Receives First Grammy Nomination
Franklin, Tenn - 6 December 2016 - Essential Records' artist and songwriter Zach Williams can now add GRAMMY nominee to his name. From the announcement of the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominations this morning, Williams was recognized for his debut No. 1 single, "Chain Breaker," in..
Provident Music Group Receives 8 Grammy Nods
Nashville, Tenn. (December 06, 2016) Provident Music Group was honored with eight GRAMMY nominations this morning as the nominees were announced for the 59th GRAMMY Awards. Among those nominated were first-time nominee Zach Williams of Essential Records and multiple nominee Kirk..
Royal Tailor Frontman Tauren Wells Announces Solo Project
19 August 2016 - Franklin, Tenn - Provident Label Group announces the signing of Tauren Wells to a solo deal. Wells' first single, "Love Is Action," impacts radio today and with a handful of early adds including Air1, the song is already No. 33 on Billboard's Christian Airplay Chart. "Love Is..
"Love & The Outcome" Pre-Order Is Available
Love & The Outcome is comprised of husband and wife duo Chris Rademaker and Jodi King. While their self-titled debut album, released in 2013, was created out of personal hardships, These Are The Days takes the duo into a grateful, restful and celebratory season with songs that encompass a..
Tenth Avenue North Announces The "What You Want" Tour
Nashville, Tenn. (July 29, 2016) - Multiple Dove award-winning band Tenth Avenue North announces the "What You Want" tour with special guests Hawk Nelson and Dan Bremnes. The 15-city tour will kick off on October 6 in Lenoir, NC and conclude on November 5 in Farmington, MO. This tour will be..
Group 1 Crew Releases "Power" To High Acclaim
1 August 2016 - Nashville, Tenn - Not only has Group 1 Crew won five Dove Awards, achieved three No. 1 singles, six top 5 radio hits and have had their music featured on such networks as MTV, VH1, NBC and Fox, they have just released their fifth career studio project, POWER. Officially released..
Steven Curtis Chapman Will Kick Off His Third "Songs & Stories" Tour
(Nashville, Tenn) 13 July 2016 - It was five years ago when Steven Curtis Chapman debuted his "Songs & Stories" Tour, which became one of his most successful tours ever with sold-out crowds across the country. This fall, he will take the anticipated show back on out the road for its..
Tenth Avenue North Announces New Album
Nashville, Tenn. (July 08, 2016) Tenth Avenue North (Reunion Records) revealed the new album name and cover via social media last night for their fifth studio album. The new project titled Followers will release this fall on October 14. The pre-order for the album is available today with the instant..
Jesus Culture Announces Release Of Bryan & Katie Torwalt's New Album
Nashville, Tenn. (July 08, 2016) Jesus Culture / Capitol CMG announce the upcoming release from worship leaders Bryan & Katie Torwalt on July 29. The new studio project, Champion, is currently available for pre-order at all digital outlets with the instant downloads of the singles “Let There..
Citizens & Saints Announces Release Of New Album
Seattle, Wash. (July 06, 2016) Citizens & Saints announces the release of their third studio project, A Mirror Dimly, on September 16th (Gospel Song Records). This project follows the groups successful and widely received Join the Triumph (2014) and CITIZENS (2013). The album is a result..
Word Entertainment Walks Away With Two Trophies
1 July 2016 - Nashville, Tenn - It was announced earlier this week that Word Entertainment was honored two times at the annual Christian Retailing's Best Awards. Big Daddy Weave's acclaimed album Beautiful Offerings (Fervent Records) won in the music category and When Calls..
King & Country Launch Fall Headline Tour
Nashville, Tenn. (June 24, 2016) Two-time GRAMMY-Award winners for KING & COUNTRY will embark on their biggest headline tour to date this fall, along with KB and special guest Jordan Feliz. The tour, dubbed “Priceless | The Tour [Fall 2016],” will correspond with the band’s first feature..
Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders Make Their Debut With "Every Nation"
14 June 2016 - Franklin, Tenn - To the surprise of many music industry insiders, this week’s Christian Billboard No. 1 album is Every Nation by Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders, a previously unknown independent worship artist. Every Nation released June 4th in partnership with RMA..
Word Entertainment Takes Home Three K-LOVE Fan Awards
Nashville, Tenn. – 7 June 2016 – Word Entertainment is proud to announce three total wins, the most of any record label, at the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, held last night at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, the exciting culmination of the K-LOVE Fan Awards weekend. Artists for KING & COUNTRY..
7eventh Time Down's Single Continues To Climb Charts
Seattle, Wa. - (MAY 13, 2016) - BEC Recordings' rockers 7eventh Time Down continues to impact fans with their radio single and title track "God Is On The Move." The single is currently No. 3 at the National Audience Chart with more than nine million impressions. The single has also remained..
Group 1 Crew Set To Release New Studio Album; See Details
15 April 2016 - Nashville, Tenn - With three No. 1 singles, six top 5 radio hits and music featured on MTV, VH1, NBC and Fox to name a few, five-time Dove Award-winning Group 1 Crew is set to debut their fifth full-length studio album, titled POWER, on July 29 (Fervent Records). The pre-sale for the..
"Chasing Grace" Set To Release On DVD May 3rd
Nashville, Tenn. – 28 March 2016 – The faith-based drama, Chasing Grace, is set to release to DVD May 3 with Word Films (Captive, Noble and Adrenaline). Adapted from the novel Discovering Grace, the film was directed, executive produced, starred and written by David Temple (The Last Passport..
Francesca Battistelli Gives Birth To Her Third Child
Nashville, Tenn - 23 March 2016 - Francesca Battistelli, who received her first GRAMMY Award last month, has given birth to her third child, a son named Isaac James Goodwin. He entered the world on Sunday, March 20 weighing 10 lbs., 9 oz. at 23 inches. Please join her, Matt, her husband and..