Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is climbing the charts with her new Christian album, Love Remains, but in a recent interview the singer revealed that she was first offered the smash hit "Jesus, Take the Wheel" made popular by fellow "American Idol" singer Carrie Underwood.
In an interview with Taste of Country, Scott said that before joining her platnuim selling recording trio, Lady Antbellium, she had a development deal with another record label and among the CDs stacked for her to go through was the Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson's co-written demo of "Jesus, Take the Wheel."
"It was one of my favorites, and then that was all right in the time she [Underwood] was on 'American Idol,'" Scott said. "She was a country artist on 'American Idol,' which was amazing, and that song really spoke to her. She goes on to take it and it's a huge hit and the message of the song is so beautiful." more >>
Two-time Grammy Award-winning band for KING & COUNTRY are gearing up to release their upcoming dramatic thriller, "Priceless," which delves into the dark world of human trafficking.
Inspired by real life events, "Priceless" is a powerful story about James Stevens (Joel Smallbone) who at one time was a good man with a great life, but has since drastically changed. Following the tragic death of his wife and losing custody of his daughter, James finds himself at the darkest crossroad of his life. Angry, desperate, and unable to hold down a steady job, he agrees to drive a box truck on a one-time trip cross country for cash — no questions asked. But when he discovers what he's delivering, he's faced with a life-changing decision.
This unlikely hero must risk it all, confront the forces that oppose him, and ultimately discover the life he was meant to live. more >>
Korn's Brian "Head" Welch says he finds it tiring to invite people to know Jesus — like the transgender men and women he ministered to at a July 31 rock concert — when religious people chase them away with harsh words.
"I'm begging you, [Christians], please stop," Welch said last week on his Facebook page.
In an interview with The Christian Post on Monday, Welch, 46, shared more of what happened that night and the fruit that has come of it. Though Welch said he speaks in churches from time to time, God continues to open doors for him to witness to hurting people in unconventional settings outside its four walls. more >>
ACCRA, Ghana — Singers with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir were featured performers at the seventh annual Airtel Adom Praiz concert last Friday where 20 vocalists and five musicians represented the world-renowned 200-member choir.
The day before the concert at the Perez Dome, the New York City-based performers met with employees of the event's major sponsor, smartphone network Airtel Ghana, and sang some of the Brooklyn Tabernacle's hit songs; after which staff took selfies with the singers before they headed to sound check.
Come Friday night, the enthusiastic group of singers, ranging in age from 20 to 60, were prayed up and ready to worship with the people of Accra who roared in praise as they watched the Brooklyn Tabernacle performers take the stage. more >>
After one season of Rev. Run and Tyrese Gibson dishing out relationship advice, the Oprah Winfrey Network decided to pass on a second season of their late night talk show "It's Not You, It's Men."
The news was disappointing for R&B singer and action star Tyrese, who revealed the news on his Instagram account.
"It breaks my heart to post this ... the #OWN Network has decided to pass on season two of our show," he wrote. "Message to one of my biggest inspirations, mother Oprah Winfrey and team: Honestly, as much as I want to be mad and disappointed, I can't be because you believed in us enough to give us a shot. A shot that you could have given to anyone." more >>
When Warryn Campbell wants to take some time away from being a pastor, record executive, father and husband, he plans on carving out his alone time with God.
Campbell, the husband of gospel music singer Erica Campbell, posted an Instagram a video of himself worshipping God by playing the piano.
"This is how I like to spend my quiet time with God.... #NSW [Never Stop Worshipping]," he wrote. more >>