The biggest names in Christian music will come together Tuesday night for the 46th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.
While it may come as no surprise that previous Dove Award winner Erica Campbell is co-hosting the show, the GMA made a bold move when it tapped high school senior and "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson as a co-host for one of the largest events in the Christian music industry. Robertson, 18, is more than just a reality TV personality, she's also a New York Times best-selling author and a motivational speaker.
"I've always wanted to host something, I just thought it would be really fun — I love to talk," Robertson told The Christian Post. more >>
CeCe Winans still finds it hard to believe that her goddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown died last July, three years after her mother, Whitney Houston.
Houston and Winans, the 51-year-old Grammy and Dove Award-winning gospel singer, had a long friendship and Winans was very close to Houston's family. Naturally, she was heartbroken when her goddaughter, Bobbi Kris, suffered a fate similar to that of her superstar mother.
Brown died at the age of 22 on July 26, six months after being found unconscious in the bathtub of the Georgia home she shared with her boyfriend Nick Gordon. more >>
While Madonna is seen blaspheming Christianity in her Rebel Heart Tour by using a cross as a stripper pole and dancing suggestively on a table set up to look like The Last Supper, the 57-year-old singer insists that Pope Francis would enjoy her performances and jabs at the Catholic Church, from which she was excommunicated.
The singer's tour is rife with religious symbolism, including a giant cross (that's being used as a stripper pole) and a re-creation of the Last Supper on which she provocatively dances.
When she was asked by Rolling Stone magazine about her feelings toward Pope Francis, since both high profile individuals were in Philadelphia at the same time last month, Madonna asserted that he would enjoy her performances and laugh about her views on the Church. more >>
Gospel singer Kim Burrell says she credits entertainment mogul Steve Harvey for transforming her life through his powerful testimony.
Burrell, 43, performed on the "Steve Harvey Show" Wednesday to promote her sixth gospel album A Different Place. There she revealed that the talk show host had changed her life when he shared his testimony on a religious program.
"Can I just say this? When you went on a religious television show, I never been touched like that because you said everything that I wish I could have been able to say," Burrell told Harvey on the show. "This is the one thing you said that changed my life." more >>
In response to Justin Bieber's latest profession of faith in Jesus, Candace Cameron Bure on "The View" said, "I think it's important to remember that when someone says they're a Christian it doesn't mean they're perfect. They are just a recognized sinner in need of God's grace."
She continued, "And so that's all Justin was saying. He recognizes that."
She went on to explain that he's made mistakes in the past and will still do so, but that we should applaud him and encourage him to continue to be a good role model. more >>
"The Voice" season 10 is set to come back this February, and there are reports that Christina Aguilera will return to NBC's reality show as coach.
Christina Aguilera will make a comeback as a coach in "The Voice" when the reality singing contest returns for its 10th installation in February 2016. The "Beautiful" singer will once again train new singing stars alongside co-coaches Blake Shelton, Pharell Williams, and Adam Levine during the show's next season, according to the International Business Times (IBT).
Williams is about to mark his fourth season in "The Voice" as the 10th installation comes in. He is starting to become a fixture in the show, especially after his contestant Sawyer Fredericks won in "The Voice" season 8, TV Line reports. more >>