Stellar Award nominated and BMI Award winning songwriter, music director and producer Derrick Starks kicks the holiday season into high gear with Wonderful, the first single from the highly-anticipated recording of the DStarks Family and Friends Choir.
Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago Ft. Le'Andria have received an early Christmas gift. Their uplifting, finger-snapping, retro R&B-flavored cut, "Grace" (Inspired People/Empire), hits the top spot on both the Billboard (up from No. 2 last week) and Mediabase (up from No. 3 last week) Gospel Airplay charts this week. It marks the eighth unique Billboard No. 1 for the Chicago-based pastor, Jenkins, over the course of his five-year career as a recording artist. The song also makes its first appearance in the Top Ten on the Billboard Digital Gospel Songs (sales) chart, coming in at No. 10.
With a year that kicked off with a GRAMMY® nomination and now ends with another GRAMMY nod, from winning awards to topping the radio charts, there is no question thatZach Williams has had an astounding, and unforgettable, 2017.It was this time last year when Williams' chart-topping single "Chain Breaker" was first recognized by the Recording Academy for a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
RCA Inspiration continues to deliver an incredible year of inspiring artists and music, with top rankings for the label and artists spanning across 15 of Billboard's 2017 Year-End Charts for Gospel, in addition to the magazine's 2017 Year-End Charts for Songwriting, on Hot Gospel Songwriters with four artists on that chart.
Worship band The City Harmonic and its 5-star-acclaimed album, Benediction Live: Worship from Churches Working Together in Canada, have received four nominations for the 39th Annual GMA Canada Covenant Awards. Featuring the group's most loved songs recorded at its last concert together, Benediction Live is being offered by the band for a limited time in celebration of the nominations at the special price of $5.99 at iTunes and through the band's website, TheCityHarmonic.com.
Aspiration Entertainment, in partnership with lowercase people, announced the release of the documentary film 25 IN 24, which follows Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman on his journey playing 25 shows in 24 hours. Adding to the release Foreman also announced a spring 2018 tour that includes a live performance and full screening of the film.
Switchfoot has announced plans for an extended hiatus in 2018, after 20 years of touring and crafting chart-topping music.
Just in time for Christmas, gospel music lovers are receiving a gift. Today, Phil Cross has announced the return of his popular group, Poet Voices, as a quartet - the first time in 15 years!
Gospel music powerhouse trio Three Bridges has signed with Sonlite Records marking a reunion for the acclaimed singing group and award winning label.
Grammy® Award-Winning Recording Artist Tamela Mann and her husband, NAACP Image Award-Winning Actor and Comedian David Mann, are celebrating a banner 2017 with record attendances at their Mann's World Family Tour, No. 1 singles, accolades for Tamela's Billboard No. 1 selling album One Way and Billboard year end chart honors.
Awards season is right around the corner, and nominations for some of the biggest shows on television have recently been announced. Marvin Sapp's name was called as the nominees were announced for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, as well as the 49th NAACP Image Awards. The "preacher who happens to sing" is also on the first-round ballot of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards.
Back by popular demand, multi- GRAMMY® Award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman has announced he will continue his successful tour, SCC SOLO: A Night of Hits, History, and Influences, this spring.
Today Hawk Nelson releases their first new digital single in more than two years in anticipation of their forthcoming album next year. The new song, "He Still Does (Miracles)," is the debut single from their new studio album, Miracles (Fair Trade Records), which is set to release on April 6, 2018.
The Voice's Brooke Simpson has the #1 song now on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart this week.
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey member Jonathan Cain released his first Christmas solo album, Unsung Noel, amidst wide critical acclaim from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution.