3RDEYEGIRL drummer Hannah Welton recently opened up about proclaiming her faith in the music industry and her hopes to teach younger generations about the importance of live music.
The devout Christian, who was discovered by Prince in 2012, is joined by Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis and Danish bassist Ida Nielsen in Prince's rock band 3RDEYEGIRL. They recently dropped their new album "PlectrumElectrum."
Welton made headlines last week when she spoke openly about her concerns about the message that scantily clad pop stars are sending to their young fans. On Monday she clarified her comments and also spoke about being unafraid to proclaim her faith in Hollywood, despite being a member of a band that produces secular music. more >>
LeToya Luckett is going to star in three films within the next few months and is gearing up for at least one television show, but the Christian singer and actress insists that she still struggles with being a celebrity.
It's been close to 15 years since Luckett, 33, sang alongside her childhood friends Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson in the hit R&B group Destiny's Child that propelled her fame. After leaving the group in 2000, Luckett hasn't slowed down with two solo albums under her belt and a consistent career as a working actress where she has secured roles in at least nine film projects since her 2010 debut in the film, "Preacher's Kid."
Despite a smooth transition from being a known singer to actress, the real life daughter of a minister insists she struggles with being famous. more >>
Hillsong United received a nomination for an American Music Award in the Contemporary Inspirational Artist category this week, marking the band's first-ever AMA recognition.
The 2014 AMA's will be broadcast from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater on Nov. 23. Since it is a fan-voted award show, with winners determined by votes cast online as well as via Twitter, it comes as no surprise that Hillsong United scored a nomination. The worship band has garnered an international following since the release of 2013's album "ZION," which is their most successful and fastest selling album to date.
Moreover, "ZION" produced United's number-one single "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," which remains at the top of the Hot Christian Songs chart. The track also recently earned United five GMA Dove Awards, including the coveted Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Listen to the song here. more >>
The video premiere of Crowder's new song "Come As You Are" is sweeping the internet on Tuesday.
Crowder, formerly of The David Crowder*Band, is featured in the new video with just his guitar and backup musicians on the acoustic worship song. Explaining the significance of "Come As You Are," Crowder told The Christian Post that the track brings listeners closer to God.
"What I love about 'Come As You Are' is that it makes room for all of us," the singer revealed. "It feels like it throws the doors wide open." more >>
Taylor Swift visits the "Live Lounge" in London for BBC Radio 1. She performs a beautiful cover of "Riptide" by the Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy.
She has an incredible voice that goes along perfectly with this song. It sounds beautiful together with the piano. Although Vance is new to the music scene by only releasing one album so far, he clearly has a fan in Taylor Swift. You will enjoy every moment of this cover.
Watch Taylor Swift sing "Riptide" below: more >>
Singer Selena Gomez has apparently turned to her faith for help in dealing with her breakup from fellow singer Justin Bieber.
On Sunday, Oct. 12, Gomez attended well-known pastor T.D. Jakes' church and later posted a photo of herself and Jakes on Instagram. She captioned the photo, "This morning @bishopjakes The Potters house. Unbelievable message. Had me in tears. Thank you Bishop for reminding me why I should always keep going."
Gomez and Bieber have had a tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship. Before the latest split, the couple was seen attending Bible study and church services together. However, one particular post led to speculation that Gomez was again single and doing her best to deal with her singleness. more >>