Garth Brooks is taking stock of his still-soaring career, nine-year marriage to Tricia Yearwood, and a brand new world tour this week.
The 52-year-old country music superstar kicked off his 2014 World Tour on Sept. 4 after spending 13 years off the stage. In addition to the comeback tour, which Yearwood is a part of, Brooks expressed immense gratitude for his longtime love.
"You're looking at the luckiest, most blessed guy on the planet," the singer told reporters at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, according to People.com. "I'm madly in love with [Tricia] and I can't stand to spend a day without her." more >>
Lecrae returns as the outsider he loves being on his new album "Anomaly." He seems to have once again transformed his message but maintains the same value system as he's held since his debut "Real Talk."
Sure the instrumentation is different, and some of the guests have changed throughout his albums, but Lecrae still has not succumbed to the pressures of the music industry to braggadociously rap about violence, sex and partying. He truly is a thinking-Christian's rapper that can appeal to an audience who might also listen to Lupe Fiasco or Talib Kweli.
He's even seemed to perfect his rapping on social issues per the second track on "Anomaly," "Welcome to America" which tackles the view of the U.S. from different perspectives. First as a drug dealer, then a soldier and finally as an immigrant wanting to come to this country. more >>
18-year-old Lindsey Lourenco has been battling leukemia for about six years now. It is heartbreaking for a girl this young to suffer something so tragic. After falling into a coma, her mother does something so beautiful it will bring you to tears.
She gathers all the love she has for her daughter and creates this beautiful song she sings to her in the hospital bed. This happens to be one of the last moments they spent together in the hospital. You will need a box of tissues after this one.
Watch this amazing mother sing to her daughter below: more >>
Legendary singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson credits God for delivering him from cocaine addiction after attending a church service in Los Angeles that changed his life nearly 30 years ago.
Robinson, who is mainly known for his association with Motown Records, says cocaine was "a whole other animal" in terms of his narcotic abuse. But it was a pastor's prayer that made him end his addiction, he explained.
"She told me that God had told her I was coming [to the service]. And she told me all the things that were happening to me, physically and emotionally and mentally – which I shared with no on one earth," Robinson said in an interview with The Telegraph. "No one knew. She told me every one of them that night. She said God had showed her what was going on. And I walked in that church an addict, and I came out free. May of 1986. Never looked back." more >>
Justin Kintzel, worship pastor for Liberty University's Campus Band, has been nominated for a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association.
A release from the university said he was nominated for his original songs "Love Displayed" and "Death is Overcome," both of which are featured on Vital Worship's "Songs For The Living King," which was nominated in the "special event album of the year" category.
Kintzel explained that the nomination shocked him because it was the first time his music had been distributed nationally. more >>
This is a great video of "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know!" to start sharing the foundation of Jesus with your children. The video will have them entertained as the words of this beautiful song sink into your children's minds and heart.
They will be singing to their friends "Jesus Loves Me!" and spreading the word of God to all. It is important to let children know who Jesus is and how important he is in their lives forever.
Enjoy this beautiful video of "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know!" below: more >>