Jan 08 2013
Hawk Nelson Shares Story Behind Words

Hawk Nelson's new song, ''Words," featuring Bart from MercyMe, is meant to emphasize the importance of thinking before you speak.

"'Words' really speaks to the heart of what God's been teaching us as a band over the past few months. The words we speak are a powerful testament to who we are and how we influence those around us. We truly have the power to either speak life into others or break them down depending on the choices we make," explains lead singer Jonathan Steingard. "It's been our prayer as a band to say to God that we want to be His light… that we want to speak His love into people's lives every day. Whether that means being on stage and playing shows, or whether that's with our wives, families, or friends, we just want to be really intentional about speaking life into people."

Dec 19 2012
TobyMac to Perform at Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

2012 has been good to TobyMac! Besides the Grammy nominations, and huge success with his album Eye On It,  the singer/songwriter is capping off an amazing year by performing on ABC’s 29th annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.

Toby will be performing his song “Christmas This Year,' and will be featured among many other artists including: Lady Antebellum, Backstreet Boys, Colbie Caillat, Brad Paisley, and Phillip Phillips.

The two-hour telecast hosted by Nick Cannon, Mario Lopez, and Maria Menounos, is scheduled to air on ABC on Christmas Day starting at 9:00 AM CST.


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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.

Nov 30 2012
Audio Adrenaline Releases Kings & Queens Video

Audio Adrenaline recently released a video for their latest song, “Kings & Queens,” off their upcoming album of the same title. According to the band, the song was intended to be an "orphan anthem," for children around the world. "Kings and Queens, is telling the story of how God literally changes they lives of those when we bring them into his grace and safe keeping,” explains new lead singer Kevin Max. “And the fact that boys and girls can become kings and queens, its such a huge visual.”


Nov 28 2012
The Afters Play For Troops

The Afters spent the week prior to Thanksgiving, showing gratitude to our troops by performing a live show. The band took a break from their European tour and headied to Ali Al Salem Air force base in Kuwait, which is near the border of Iraq. This base played a key role in the success of the gulf war.

“It was a huge honor to spend time with the great men and women serving our country there. Many of them have been there for 5 or more months, sacrificing precious time away from their families to help insure our freedom and safety,” said lead singer Josh Havens. “Our hope was to encourage them and thank them for the great sacrifices that they make. It was a very special time that we will always remember and be grateful for. During the show, the soldiers sang along, danced, and worshipped with us.”

He continues, “We give thanks for all of the brave men and women serving our great country! Please join us in praying for them and their families…for their safety and that God continues to give them strength and unity!”

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