Reba McEntire has surprised fans by announcing a new album and one night only Ryman Auditorium solo concert. The singer took to Facebook Live on Thursday (Dec 15th) to tell fans the news from the set of her new music video “Back To God.”
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has announced Amy Grant as its latest artist to release an album under its Spotlight Music Program. The six-time Grammy Award-winning singer will release her new holiday album Tennessee Christmas in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com on Friday, October 21st.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present renowned songwriter-artist and comedian Mark Lowry with its prestigious Golden Note Award at the 38th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, to be held on Monday, September 26th at Rocketown in downtown Nashville. The invitation-only gala will be hosted by multi-platinum, three-time Grammy-winning contemporary Christian music star Michael W. Smith alongside ASCAP’s President and Chairman Paul Williams and Vice President of Nashville Membership Michael Martin.
Early Friday morning (April 22nd), Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott sent out a letter to her fans via social media introducing her latest musical endeavor and describing the story behind her amazing first single, “Thy Will.” It’s the debut from the upcoming album, Love Remains, by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, and it is being sent to both country and Christian radio.
GRAMMY-nominated, husband-and-wife country music duo Joey + Rory garnered the No. 1 position on the Country Music chart again this week with their all-new recording, Hymns That Are Important to Us (Gaither Music Group), marking the recording’s third weekly reign in the top position, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
American Bible Society is giving viewers at home an inside look at The Passion, a two-hour inspirational musical event airing live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20th from 8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed on FOX. American Bible Society is enriching the viewers’ experience of the event with 360-degree videos, Bible-based character profiles, faith-based blog posts, family discussion guides, cast interviews and more on ThePassion.com.
Shortly after giving birth to her daughter Indiana in 2014, country singer Joey Feek, who makes up one half of the husband and wife duo, Joey + Rory, was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Feek has taken a turn for the worse lately and her husband Rory has documented Feek’s final months in his This Life I Live blog. Rory has written that his wife has said her final goodbyes to their family and has gone into a deep sleep from which she is not expected to awaken.
On March 18th, Deep Well Records/Virgin Records will release The Passion: New Orleans, the soundtrack for FOX’s two-hour inspirational television music event airing live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20th from 8-10 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. The soundtrack features cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (Peter), Seal (Pontius Pilate) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, mother of Jesus), plus special guests Yolanda Adams, Shane Harper (disciple) and Michael W. Smith (disciple).