He discovered singer-songwriter Natalie Grant in church and helped create a highly rated television show for gospel music duo Mary Mary. Now, music manager Mitchell Solarek is taking things a step further with a brand new record label for Christian artists called Maxx Recordings.
Solarek founded the full service record label Maxx Recordings after over 10 years in the music industry as a manager with his Maximum Artist Group that has become home to award-winning artists like Grant, Donald Lawrence and Danny Gokey.
The music executive told The Christian Post he's not doing anything starkly different than what he has done with his management agency where he would "quarterback artists' careers." Maxx Recordings, he said, is focusing on developing young talent like the band 3for3, Kolby Koloff from the hit Lifetime docu-series "Preachers Daughters" and Riley Clemmons. more >>
Tamela Mann, the 49-year-old gospel singer and actress from BET's "It's a Mann's World," has made history as the first artist on the Billboard Gospel Radio charts to have three consecutive songs from one album earn the No. 1 spot.
Mann's song, "This Place" is the third song from her album Best Days! that has topped the Billboard Gospel Radio chart, following in the footsteps of her previous singles "Take Me to the King," which spent 24 weeks at the top and "I Can Only Imagine" which spent 13 weeks atop the chart.
Mann expressed her gratitude for achieving the accomplishment in a press release that was shared with The Christian Post. more >>
Tao Porchon-Lynch is 96 years young and nothing is stopping her from following her dream. When she was a young woman, she was a model. Now at 96, she's decided to get up in front of the world and show us all what she can do — and it will leave your jaw on the floor!
This audition is like nothing you've ever seen before. Together, Tao and her partner, Vard, spark a flame in the room and it's like nothing you have ever seen before. Tao's moves and rhythm have not been altered, or at least that's what it looks like to viewers. WOW, this is simply amazing and worth every standing ovation from all those who witnessed it live. She's got moves!
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Matt Bray believes in the saying "you only live once." In this video and in all the videos he makes, his goal is to "try and make his life great." Bray is set out to attack his bucket list with a vengeance!
His focus in this video, is to create a single dance move that he performed in exactly 100 different Chicago locations. He then combined the videos to make one seamless dance video that everyone who watched would enjoy. The question is, did he complete the whole dance in every location? Or did he have a dance move for each spot?
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Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has warned that culture is following in the footsteps of pop star Miley Cyrus, who he accused of shaking "her fist at God" and promoting "sexual perversions." Cyrus recently slammed people who believe that the Noah's Ark narrative in the Bible is true.
"What parent would want their child looking up to someone like this today who now, as an adult, shakes her fist at God and promotes sexual perversion?" Ham asked on his AiG blog.
"Where Miley Cyrus is now in her thinking is where our culture is heading as more and more people abandon Christian morality based on the Bible and decide to make their own rules/laws. Yes, the culture is becoming like that described in the book of Judges." more >>
This country megastar, Brantley Gilbert, has been nominated for at least 13 major awards, winning five. Nothing will top his latest award, though, which was given to him by a wounded veteran after a very powerful speech. You will have goosebumps all over after hearing this man speak.
After spending Memorial Day with former soldiers and raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, Staff Sergeant Justin Patterson gave Gilbert his first Purple Heart. This man served on five tours of duty in Iraq as an Army sniper and thanked Gilbert for his awareness about the issue veterans face when they return home. Patterson has earned several medals and three Purple Hearts during his time in Iraq. But his time ended when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
The traumatic injury forever changed his life. But ever since he started working the Wounded Warrior Project, he is improving and venturing out of his home more often. The Rolling Odyssey ride looks to bring attention to those soldiers suffering from PTSD. more >>