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Casting Crowns Awarded 4th American Music Award
Nashville, Tenn. (November 23, 2015) Grammy-winning and multi-Platinum selling group CASTING CROWNS was awarded the American Music Award for "Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational" category. This marks the group's fourth AMA with a back-to-back win (2007, 2011, 2014 and 2015). The 2015..
Brandon Heath Receives RIAA Platinum Certification for "Give Me Your Eyes"
Nashville, Tenn. – November 19, 2015 – Provident Label Group announces the RIAA platinum certification of Brandon Heath’s hit song, “Give Me Your Eyes.” This No. 1 single and Dove Award “Song of the Year” is the first single to receive platinum status for PLG and is on a short list of..
Jeremy Camp Receives His 38th No. 1 Radio Single With "Same Power"
Nashville, Tenn. (10 November 2015) - GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp has just received his 38th No. 1 radio single across all radio formats with "Same Power," his 8th No. 1 single on the Billboard charts. "Same Power" is Camp's second straight No. 1 from his latest album, I Will Follow. Released..
Hillsong Worship's "Open Heaven / River Wild" Debuts At No. 1 On Christian Albums Chart
Nashville, Tenn. (November 10, 2015) – Hillsong Worship released their highly anticipated live worship album, Open Heaven / River Wild, on October 16. In its first week, Open Heaven / River Wild debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, No. 5 on the Billboard's Digital..
Josh Wilson Announces "The Noel Tour" with Special Guests JJ Heller and Dan Bremnes
Nashville, Tenn. (November 9, 2015) – Josh Wilson (Capitol CMG) announces his annual “The Noel Tour” with special guests JJ Heller and Dan Bremnes. The 10-plus-city tour, sponsored by Compassion International, will kick off December 3 in Holland, OH and conclude on December 20 in Sabetha, KS..
Jon and Valerie Guerra Set To Release Christmas Album
Nashville, Tenn. (November 05, 2015) Essential/Provident/Sony Recording artist Jon Guerra announces the upcoming release of he and his wife, Valerie’s full-length Christmas album It’s Almost Christmas, which is set to release on November 13. This holiday album will be released..
Grammy-Nominated Rock Band RED Receives RIAA Gold Certification
Nashville, Tenn. (November 03, 2015) GRAMMY® nominated rock band RED (Essential Records) received a RIAA Gold Certification for their single “Breathe Into Me” from their album, End of Silence. This honor comes on the heels of their sixth GMA Dove Award win for “Rock Album of the Year” for..
Rapzilla.com To Release Album "Freshman" November 13th
Nashville, TN – November 02, 2015 – No. 1 Christian Rap destination, Rapzilla.com, is releasing its fifth annual Freshman class, this time in the form of an album on November 13th. The collaborative effort features 15 rising artists in the genre of Christian rap and hip-hop. These artists are..
Building 429 Receives RIAA-Gold Certification For Single "Where I Belong"
29 October 2015 - Franklin, Tenn - GRAMMY®-nominated and multi-award winning band Building 429 has received their first RIAA®-Gold certification for their single "Where I Belong." Since its release, this BMI Song of the Year has garnered other top honors, such as Billboard's Christian..
Kutless' New Studio Album "Surrender" Available For Pre-Order Now
Seattle, Wash. - October 28, 2015 - Kutless recently announced that their new studio album Surrender will be releasing November 13 with BEC Recordings. The band's forthcoming album is now available for pre-order, which includes the debut single "Bring It On" as an instant download..
DJ Maj Celebrates The Power of Community With New Project Via Kickstarter Campaign
Nashville, Tenn (October 20, 2015) DJ Maj, the DJ for TobyMac’s Diverse City Band, is celebrating the beauty of the power of community with his upcoming project via a new Kickstarter campaign. Launched this week, the Kickstarter campaign..
Air1 Partnership with World Concern for 2015 Fall Pledge Drive
Rocklin, CA (October 19, 2015) - In partnership with Air1, World Concern will provide 40 doses of deworming medicine for every EZ $40 gift given during the Air1 fall pledge drive taking place from October 20-29, 2015. 280,000 doses of..
Compassion International Announces The 8th Annual Rock & Worship Roadshow
Nashville, TN - 19 October 2015 – The 8th annual Rock & Worship Roadshow, presented by Compassion International, announces a new roster of artists for the 2016 tour. Christian music favorites Newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Mandisa will be..
Hillsong UNITED Nominated for Second American Music Award
Nashville, Tenn. (October 19, 2015) - Hillsong UNITED has been nominated for the second time in a row for an American Music Award in the "Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational" category. The 2015 American Music Awards will be broadcast..
Matt Maher is Awarded Two GMA Dove Awards
Nashville, Tenn (October 15, 2015) Provident artist Matt Maher was awarded two awards on Tuesday night at the 46th Annual Dove Awards held at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Maher was honored with the Songwriter of the Year..
Gotee Records Announces Hollyn To Their Artist Roster
Nashville, Tenn. – October 15, 2015 –Gotee Records announces Hollyn, the newest addition to their roster family and her self-titled debut EP, which releases tomorrow, October 16 at all digital outlets including iTunes here. Physical copies..
Capitol CMG Receives Multiple Wins During The 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards
Nashville, TN – October 15, 2015 – Capitol Christian Music Group and the artists and songwriters affiliated within its labels, distributed labels and publishing are honored to announce they received 15 Dove wins at Tuesday..
Provident Label Group Celebrates Six Dove Award Wins
Nashville, Tenn. (October 14, 2015) - It was announced during yesterday's 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards that Provident Label Group received a total of six Dove Award wins along with ten nominations. Essential Music Publishing producer/writer..
Casting Crowns Nominated for 2015 American Music Award
Nashville, Tenn. (October 14, 2015) - Yesterday Casting Crowns was nominated for the second straight year for an American Music Award in the "Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational" category. This is the group's seventh nomination..
Jonas Myrin Signs With Universal Music Publishing Group and Capitol CMG Publishing
Santa Monica and Nashville (October 12, 2015) - Grammy-winner Jonas Myrin, one of the most prolific and successful songwriters and musicians in Christian music, has signed a new global deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG)..
Building 429's "Unashamed" Is Out Now
8 October 2015 - Franklin, Tenn - The GRAMMY-nominated band Building 429 released their new studio album, Unashamed, September 25 with Essential Records. In its first week, Unashamed debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Contemporary..
Capital Kings' Radio Single Goes No. 1
Nashville, Tenn - October 07, 2015 - Gotee Records' Capital Kings released their new album II, which peaked at No. 2 on the iTunes Dance album chart in the United States and topped the chart in Central America countries. The album..
Essential Worship Launches New Website
Nashville, Tenn. - October 06, 2015 - Essential Worship announces the newly launched website (EssentialWorship.com) that is an innovative online toolbox to help streamline worship leader’s planning and song discovery. This new site was..
K-LOVE To Partner With Feed My Starving Children For 2015 Fall Pledge Drive
Rocklin, CA (October 2, 2015) - In partnership with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) K-LOVE will send 40 nutritious MannaPack™ rice meals for every EZ $40 gift given during K-LOVE’s Fall pledge drive from October 6-16, 2015. More than..
Francesca Battistelli Announces "The Third Annual Francesca Battistelli Christmas Tour"
Nashville, Tenn. - 5 October 2015 - Francesca Battistelli, a multiple GRAMMY® Award and Billboard Music Award nominee and six-time Dove Award-winning artist, announces her upcoming Christmas tour. Kicking off December 3 in..
Mark Miller, Mark Hall, And Gordon Kerr Unveil Christian Music Label M2T Records
Nashville, Tn. (September 21, 2015) – Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall, veteran producer/Sawyer Brown front man Mark Miller, and music industry executive Gordon Kerr have combined their talents and passions to create M2T Records (Made To..
Kari Jobe To Release Special Project "Majestic (Revisited)" Sept. 25th
Nashville, Tenn. – September 11, 2015 – GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe is set to release Majestic (Revisited) on September 25. This album is reimagined for more intimate, personal worship moments with songs from her acclaimed..
John Mark McMillan Announces The "Tongues of Fire Tour" Featuring The Brilliance
Nashville, Tn. (September 9, 2015) - John Mark McMillan is excited to announce his North American headlining "Tongues of Fire Tour" embarking this fall. On Sept. 19, the Charlotte, NC native will kick off the first leg in Asheville, NC..
Casting Crowns Announces "A Live Worship Experience" To Release Nov. 13th
Nashville, Tenn. – September 08, 2015 – GRAMMY-winning and multi-Platinum selling group Casting Crowns announces their new live project, A Live Worship Experience, releasing November 13th (Beach Street/Reunion). A Live Worship Experience..
Ghost Ship Releases Latest Project "Costly"
Seattle, Wash. (September 1, 2015) - Last week, BEC Recordings artist, Ghost Ship, released their second full length studio album, Costly. This is the band's follow up project to their label debut in 2013 with The Good King. With a season..