Rapper Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX, has announced his plans to release a Gospel song entitled "Never Give Up." DMX has previously credited his Christian faith for helping him through his ongoing struggles with substance abuse and legal troubles.
"DMX's strong faith in God is always prompting him to create new music that expresses his relationship with God," the artist's publicist Domenick Nati told TheBlaze in a recent interview regarding the upcoming song. "In all of DMX's gospel songs his goal is to provide music that people can relate to and a lot of fans tell us that his music gets them through tough times in life."
Christian singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman finished up his highly successful "The Glorious Unfolding Tour," along with Laura Story and Jason Gray and is now ready to announce his spring tour.
Chapman was touring in support of his latest album, The Glorious Unfolding, and sold out 17 shows on the coast-to-coast run. Chapman will launch the 2014 edition of "The Glorious Unfolding Tour" in February featuring Josh Wilson and The Afters as touring mates.
"Steven is a timeless professional with an incredible heart on and off stage. 'The Glorious Unfolding Tour' was one of the best tours of the year," said Mike Alley, Director of 48Live Productions, in a press release. more >>
Willie Robertson, one of the stars of the A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty," appeared alongside country music star Luke Bryan at the Country Music Association's Country Christmas special Monday evening to perform a duet of the song "Hairy Christmas," one of the tunes off of the new Duck Dynasty Christmas album, "Duck the Halls."
Bryan, who recently released his new single "Drink a Beer," appeared onstage wearing a dashing tuxedo, while Robertson wore his signature American flag bandana and long curly hair accompanied by a suit and vest combination.
Bryan entered the stage by yelling to the crowd "Where my rednecks at?" before the two dived into their comedic duet that sings of an unconventional Christmas celebration in the south, presumably at the home of the Robertson clan in West Monroe, Louisiana. " more >>
Christian rock band Switchfoot will be releasing their debut feature film, Fading West, on Dec. 10 via video streaming platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Instant Video, Cable Movies on Demand, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow, and Vudu with digital entertainment curator FilmBuff.
Fans can also request special screenings of the film in markets around the country in partnership with Gathr.
The band will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Dec. 10 to perform "Who We Are," a single from their forthcoming ninth studio album also titled Fading West, set to be released Jan. 14. more >>
Despite growing up in a Pentecostal church that his father pastored, Joe Jonas no longer sees himself as religious, crediting part of his disillusionment to a scandal that rocked the congregation.
"We eventually left our church, Assembly of God, when I was 14. A scandal had erupted involving stolen money, and it caused a big rift in the church. After that the concept of church really upset me for a long time," Jonas shared in a recent interview with Vulture. "I mean, I believe in God, and that's a personal relationship that I have, but I'm not religious in any way."
Jonas, who was formerly part of pop rock band The Jonas Brothers, also said that at an early age he felt the pressure of pleasing and conforming to others' standards. more >>
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, both country music legends, have been together for eight years. In a new interview, Brooks thanked "God and Ms. Yearwood" for the newfound happiness and joy in his life.
"I gotta tell you, if you like her and don't know her – you'll love her. If you love her and don't know her – you'll worship her," Brooks told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. "She's the real deal. I've got to tell you, I never knew it could be like this. I never knew that every day you could wake up and feel like this. And I have God and I have Ms. Yearwood to thank for this."
The couple's relationship was not always smooth-sailing. Brooks and Yearwood first met in 1987, just after he married Sandy Mahl. Brooks and Mahl stayed together until 2000, then divorced, leaving Brooks free to pursue a relationship with Yearwood, if she was still interested. They took their time getting to know each other and built a solid friendship, then more intimate relationship before finally marrying in 2005. more >>