Dec 07 2012
55th Annual Grammy Nominations Announced

 

Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced this week leaving many artists with lots to celebrate. Casting Crowns earned multiple nominations first for their song “Jesus Friend of Sinners,” which was nominated for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. Their album Come To The Well was honored in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category. Casting Crowns lead singer Mark Hall was also recognized for writing, “Jesus Friend of Sinners,” in the catergory Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.

Rhett Walker earned his first nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, for the Rhett Walker Band’s single, “When Mercy Found Me.” “I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news.  I’m blown away!  I’m here at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for the GRAMMY nomination event with my wife and our six-week-old daughter and I could not be more overwhelmed.  I’m just a kid from the South that writes songs about life.  To be recognized in this way just blows my mind.  It is such an honor,” Walker said. “This is for all the Rhett Necks!” 

Matt Maher, Matt Redman, and Chris Tomlin, also received nominations in categories such as Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. Gospel artist LeCrae, recieved a nomination for his album Gravity. And Matthew West, Kari Jobe, and TobyMac, also received nominations, earning Mac his 8th honor as a solo artist.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on GRAMMY Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

Aug 01 2011
New Dad and New Music

Here's what you'll be catching this week on Air1:

 

~Matt Maher "Turn Around"~

We promise, we had no clue Matt Maher would be welcoming his first little bundle of joy into the world the same time we'd be introducing his new song! Congratulations Matt and his wife Kristin!

 

~Press Play "Three Little Words"~

While working so hard as Music Missionaries with Gospel for Asia, Press Play was able to write, record and soon-to-release their sophomore CD "World Anthem" (Sept. 27th). This is the first single off it, but you can take a peek into some of the other tracks just by clicking here.