Singer Matthew West took to social media to reflect on Heaven and honor the life of his uncle, Doug, who died this week from cancer.
West posted the announcement about his family's loss on Facebook Wednesday, saying:
"Heavy hearted today for my family. My uncle, Doug, went home to be with the Lord last night. He taught me how to play the first chords I ever learned on guitar. Appreciate your prayers everyone. He was blind from early childhood and I keep thinking that today he's got 20/20 vision. His faith is now his sight. Heaven is the hope we can hold onto. I believe that with all my heart." more >>
Worship leaders Bryan & Katie Torwalt just released their new album Champion and the popular worship leaders share the impact their new worship music has made on them and in some communities already.
The Jesus Culture / Capitol CMG release is the first new album since the husband-and-wife worship duo's last studio release Kingdom Come in 2013. Katie revealed that their new album was done awhile back but they just kept adding songs to it so now is the perfect time for the world to hear it.
"The heart [of Champion] really is about overcoming, and hope, and God being our champion and fighting for us. The song 'Champion' came to me about a year ago and I was just in my room and had been in a season of battling a lot of fear and anxiety in life, irrational stuff and rational stuff. Experiencing some disappointment and some stuff that was out of my control," Katie told The Christian Post. more >>
Christon Gray's reach is continuing to expand beyond Christian markets as one of his hip-hop songs is being used to promote the hit HBO show "Ballers."
Gray, 30, took to Twitter to announce that his song "Stop Me" has been featured in a promotional video for the show that stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Just before Bishop Hezekiah Walker performed his song "Better" at the funeral of slain police officer Montrell Jackson, the gospel musician asked for prayers.
Jackson, 32, was "intentionally targeted and assassinated" along with police officer Matthew Gerald and sheriff's deputy Brad Garafola who were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 17. Before the police killing, national protests ignited after a black man named Alton Sterling was killed by two Baton Rouge police officers while selling CDs outside of a convenience store on July 5.
Walker, the gospel singer who also heads the Love Fellowship Tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York, took to Instagram to announce that he would be singing at Jackson's funeral. more >>
For years, Fantasia Barrino's fans have been begging her to create gospel music and this week she appeased them.
The 32-year-old singer debuted her new song "I Made It" in a live performance for "Good Morning America" on Monday.
"You're the only one that never left me when everyone else just didn't care, you're the only one that really loved me. I made it. I made it through the storm," Barrino crooned during her performance before worshiping God. "I got to say thank you Lord for keeping me, for grace and mercy. I thank you, because I made it!" more >>
The much-awaited Lollapalooza music festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Grant Park, Chicago and fans from different parts of the United States and the world are looking forward to a weekend of music, merchandise and fun. Lollapalooza annually showcases musical talents featuring performers playing rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, hip hop, EDM and more. This year, visitors will experience live performances from Mac Miller, Alunageorge, Bloc Party and more.
Lollapalooza schedule and performers
This year's event is one of the biggest and most exciting Lollapalooza yet and therefore organizers have arranged the event schedule according to its sponsors. The event starts Thursday, July 28 and ends on Sunday, July 31. Sponsors of this year's event are Bud Light, Petrillo Bandshell, Pepsi, BMI, Perry's, Lifeway for Kidzapalooza, Lakeshore and Samsung. more >>