May 15 2013
Jamie Grace Shares Her Story

 

At age 11, Jamie Grace was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, and has since traveled the country sharing her story and faith through music and speaking. This Friday, 5/17, the Grammy-nominated singer, now 21, will be on the JEFF PROBST SHOW! She shares the difficulties she faced growing up with Tourette's, and how focusing on music helped get her condition under control. Jamie also treats the audience to a performance of her Grammy-nominated single, "Hold Me."

 

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May 11 2013
An Ode to Mom

 

I've known my mom for 30-some-odd years.   It's been one long series of lessons ever since.  

I forget exactly what the first lesson she taught me was; at least the first that I remember and still try to live by.  It may have been something about standing up for outsiders - those who didn't have anyone else to stand up for them.  Actually, it could've been how to slice a bell pepper the right way (top first).  No, I got it!  It was how to be a gentlemen and always walk between a woman and oncoming traffic.  You know, I'm not sure that was it either.  At some point it becomes less about all these individual lessons and more about the collective sum.  

But you know the thing about my mom and her lessons, is that class is still in session.  She doesn't stop me from eating dessert before dinner anymore, or call me and ask if I've brushed my teeth before I go to bed.  But she's still teaching me something all the time, whether she knows it or not.

Take this last year, for example.  One year ago, my mom reluctantly retired after 40-plus years of teaching pre-school (yes, she was an actual teacher ironically). Shortly thereafter, her mother passed away.  A little bit after that, her mother-in-law's health turned south.  And then she watched her house of almost three decades get demolished for reconstruction.  Did I mention my mom doesn't care much for change?

Yet true to form, my mom kept silently instructing all throughout.  She served instead of withering.  She spoke calm instead panicking.  She prayed instead of pitying herself.  I've never loved my mom more, or appreciated the example of strength when it would've been so much more natural to fall weak.

I'm not sure what next year's lesson will be, but my notebook is wide open and pencil sharpened.  Keep teaching, Mom.  Because I'm still learning.

Dan Dillard

Air1 Morning Show

 

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May 10 2013
Citizen Way Shares Story Behind "Should’ve Been Me”

The band Citizen Way shares the story behind their latest single "Nothing Ever (Could Separate Us)." 

"I was nine years old when I trusted Jesus with my life. Since then, I’ve seen the truth of God’s word replace my doubt, pain, and fear with peace, hope, and security," lead singer Ben Calhoun shares. "The Lord has always been faithful to me, even when I’ve been unfaithful to Him. Romans 8:39 says, ‘Nothing can separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ Every day I continue to see the proof – that no matter what – nothing even can separate us from His love.” 

 

May 09 2013
Hello My Name Is...Matthew West

Matthew West Takes Home ASCAP’s Christian Music

Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award

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 Announces fall tour "The Into The Light Tour" 

 

Four-time GRAMMY® nominee heralded by the New York Times as a “vivid and compelling songwriter,” Matthew West celebrates the distinguished honor of being named ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year! As a veteran recipient of ASCAP’s Christian Music Song of the Year, West’s career highlights boast four No. 1 hits along with songwriter credits including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio and more.

 

Just coming off "Winter Jam," the No. 1 tour in the country, West will hit the road this fall on a headlining tour with guests Sidewalk Prophets and Jason Castro as part of “The Into The Light Tour.” Cities and dates will be announced soon at www.MatthewWest.com.

 

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May 09 2013
Shine Bright Baby!!!

"Anytime we’re on that stage, our goal is to glorify God and worship through our instruments and voices, and hopefully in turn, help others be able to draw closer to God.”

 

Shine Bright Baby's national debut album titled Dreamers, is set to release July 23!

 

The Orville Ohio "worshipful electronic rockers" are Emily Irene on vocals, guitarist Nathan Fertig, Joshua Fink on keys, guitars and vocals, and Karl Wendel on drums.

 

How did they get the name SHINE BRIGHT BABY? Philippians 2, which, “Talks about shining brightly for the Lord, but we wanted to take what that verse said and apply it to the band’s mission and what we stood for. Emily wanted it to be more fun and playful, so she tacked ‘Baby’ on the end and it just stuck.” ~ Joshua

 

“We all come from church backgrounds, all leading worship at church at various points of life.  Anytime we’re on that stage, our goal is to glorify God and worship through our instruments and voices, and hopefully in turn, help others be able to draw closer to God.” ~ Karl

 

They are getting ready to hit the road with AIR 1's CLUB AWESOME TOUR!

 

Get to know more about Shine Bright Baby!

 

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