Each year, Southern Gospel fans, artists and industry personnel gather at the National Quartet Convention to celebrate the long and colorful history of Southern Gospel music. The series of concerts and events is captured each year on NQC LIVE, a DVD/CD package featuring the week's highlights.
Alicia & Whitney, a sister duo based in Branson, Missouri, are releasing a new album today on iTunes and other digital distributors. The project, titled "A Portrait of Worship," is an 11-song collection written by the sisters. The album is also available for purchase on the duo's website.
UPPERROOM globally releases amidst acclaim its fourth recording and first full-length album, To The One, today (Feb. 22), through The Fuel Music. Available now at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon.com, Google Play and more outlets internationally through https://the-fuel-music.lnk.to/totheone, the new full-length recording captures nine anthems that have inspired not only the members of UPPERROOM, the church in Dallas' creative Design District that started in 2010, but also millions more around the globe.
Billboard Highlights Album Featuring Special Guest CeCe Winans,
Author, motivational speaker and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, is featured today on Inspiration Ministries' influential website, Inspiration.org. In an interview with Inspiration.org's Editor of Digital Content, Dr. Craig von Buseck, Thompson talks about his latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life, and his record breaking accomplishments on the athletic field, as well as offering sound advice regarding reaching your full potential, regardless of your age.
Hillsong-based thelukasband, a Worship Movement from Sydney, Australia, has released it's debut album 'Counter Culture'. Recorded over the last 3 years in studios, churches, hotel rooms and plane trips all over the world - Counter Culture is a challenge to all of us around the world that in the current state of our society we need to choose to live as Roman's 12:2 says: 'Do not to be conformed to the pattern of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind.'
Members of the Grammy® Award winning Thompson Community Singers, or the Tommies, as their fans call them; have come together as The Tommies Reunion. From 1982 through 2001, The Tommies dominated the radio airwaves as America's No. 1 gospel choir with massive radio hits like "For the Good of Them" and "Safe in His Arms." Now, they are back with their first album in a decade and it includes the rousing new Top 30 Billboard Gospel Airplay chart smash, "He'll Work it Out."
Gotee Records and First Company Management recently celebrated Ryan Stevenson's No. 1 Billboard AC single "No Matter What." This single hit No. 1 on Billboard's Christian AC Indicator chart for three consecutive weeks and according to Billboard is still in Christian radio's overall Top 20 recurrent songs. It is his third consecutive Top 5 Billboard Christian Airplay and Christian AC radio single in the last three years.
BMA Entertainer of the Year Balsam Range's latest single, "The Rambler," is about life on the road and the toll it can take. Mandolin player Darren Nicholson takes the lead vocal on this track that puts the loneliness one feels into words.
Integrity Music welcomes worship leader, pastor, author and recording artist William McDowell and announces the forthcoming release of a new, live album from the GRAMMY Award nominee.
Fred Luther Foster passed away peacefully last night following a short illness with his family at his side.
7eventh Time Down has been around the block since 2011. Throughout the history of the band, they have never felt the urge to deviate from the Gospel. While many of their peers have veered into inspirational pop territory where God is veiled under the generic "he" and the Gospel is watered down into a feel-good empowerment message, 7eventh Time down has been steadfast in the proclamation of their faith. "Brand New Day," the band's fourth release with BEC Recordings, doesn't disappoint either.
Crabb says: "I'm just so thankful. I am thankful to the academy, to my staff and team, managers Philip & Tina Morris, my PR, the band, Jeff Roberts Agency, the pastors and promoters who invite us in, Jentezen Franklin and his family who has been so kind and to Jay DeMarcus who produced this record and to Ed, Dottie, and everyone at Daywind Records.
The Godfather of Gospel Jazz Ben Tankard continues to climb up the charts with his newest album RISE. The album remains steady on the Billboard Top Gospel Album Sales chart and his single "Rise" takes the #1 spot this week on the Billboard Smooth Jazz National Airplay Chart."Rise", featuring Marion Meadows on saxophone, is Tankard's remake of the Herb Alpert classic hit that, after 40 years, still remains a favorite among Jazz musicians and fans. Herb Alpert received a GrammyAward for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1979 for "Rise".
Award-winning filmmaker Timothy Mahoney(Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus) is bringing evidence to light in the ongoing debate about the true authorship of the first five books of the Bible in his latest documentary: Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy. Presented by Fathom Events and Thinking Man Films, Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy is in movie theaters nationwide for three days only - March 14, 16 and 19.