Carrie Underwood will open NFL Super Bowl XLIX with a special rendition of the "Sunday Night Football" theme song entitled "Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight."
The distinctive take on the song "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" will lead into the Super Bowl match between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 1. It comes as no surprise that Underwood is taking on opening duties during NBC's Super Bowl broadcast; the Grammy Award-winner has performed the "Sunday Night Football" theme song for the past two seasons, and it is expected she will be back for a third season later this year.
"I'm so honored to again be a part of the Super Bowl, this time joining NBC Sports in helping kick everything off," Underwood said in a statement, according to Taste of Country. "I can't wait to watch the game." more >>
Marvin Sapp is back from his period of consecration that began at the start of the new year and is now sharing his prayer and insights about love.
Sapp, 47-year-old pastor and gospel singer, took to his Instagram page to question people's ideas about love while contributing a few of his own. In a post that he introduced as a personal observation, Sapp spoke about how frightening it is to see people use the phrase "I love you" so easily.
"Many use it as a manipulative tool to get what they think they want. However I wonder while using them do we really understand the depth of what has been uttered from our mouths," he wrote. "'I Love You' to me means total commitment, the giving of ones all, losing out on some [of] your desires in order to grant theirs." more >>
Kirk Franklin and Tye Tribbett are both gospel musicians who have led choirs and won Stellar awards, but the pair were also honored by others in the gospel music industry on Jan. 26, which happens to be both of their birthdays.
Franklin turned 45 on Jan. 26, while Tribett turned 39. Both men were recognized on their special day by a number of their well-known peers.
While people such as singer William McDowell sent short and sweet "Happy Birthday" messages on social media, people like choir master Ricky Dillard put more of a personal touch on special birthday messages. more >>
This is a very powerful song that reminds each and every one of us that God is with us. In this video, you will hear different people share their testimony. Francesca Battistelli's music video for "He Knows My Name" will touch your heart.
It is not so often we see people open up and give their testimonies in front of the camera before a music video. In this case, you will hear the testimonies shared that signifies God's love and redemption. This will assure you that God knows your name. It is very inspiring and the meaning in the video will hit you hard. God cares about each and every one of us, and loves us all equally!
Check out the video for Francesca Battistelli's song below: more >>
The news that George Perdikis, co-founder of The Newsboys, has renounced the Lord and proclaimed himself an atheist brought shock and pain to believers who have been blessed by their music for years. But now, rather than attacking him as if he somehow sinned against us, we should be praying for his restoration and asking why it is that so many are falling away.
Of course, the good news is that worldwide, Jesus continues to build His church and the gates of hell are not prevailing against it, and there are far more coming to faith than falling away from the faith.
But in America and Europe, the large number of those turning away from the Lord or simply declaring themselves "nones" (having no religious affiliation) is a matter of real concern. more >>
Billboard and eOne Music have managed to make history together with their first joint number one album, "Billboard #1 Gospel Hits."
The album has debuted at number one Billboard's Gospel Albums chart and Billboard's Top Christian & Gospel Albums chart, along with securing the top spot on the CMTA Current Gospel Overall chart. The chart topping debut has a great deal of significance, since this is the first time ever that a project branded by Billboard has reached the top spot on a Billboard chart.
"Billboard #1 Gospel Hits," is a 20-track album that features some of the biggest names in gospel music and their chart topping records from 2010 to the present day. The album released on Jan. 13 has recognizable names such as Andrae Crouch, Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Andraé Crouch, Ricky Dillard and more. more >>