Christian artist Amy Grant will be making an appearance on the "Katie" talk show tomorrow, Nov. 27.
Hosted by TV personality Katie Couric, Grant will speak about the holiday season, her family and her new album How Mercy Looks From Here, which was released earlier this year. Grant will also perform the holiday classic "Tennessee Christmas." The show will be on the ABC local channel.
Every December, Amy Grant performs at select engagements with her husband, Vince Gill, in celebration of the Christmas season. They will be playing shows in Atlanta, Cincinnati and Nashville, and will showcase their Christmas set alongside the skilled symphonies of each respective city. more >>
Christian singer-songwriter Matthew West was given the American Music Award for Best Contemporary Inspirational Artist last night at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.
The American Music Awards are determined by the fans through online voting. Capitol CMG's artists swept the category as West was nominated for this category along with his labelmates TobyMac and Chris Tomlin.
"What an honor to receive the AMA award this year!" West said in a press release. "The fact that this is a fan voted award makes it even more meaningful, and I'm grateful for all of the people who have made my songs part of their lives." more >>
The viral music video "What Does The Fox Say" is nearing 250 million user views on YouTube today with the number mounting every passing moment.
Similar to last year's "Gangnam Style," which became the most-watched video of all time, "What Does The Fox Say" contains outlandish lyrics, yet the video is seemingly taking over the Internet.
No one seems more surprised by the success of the song than the Ylvisaker brothers, who created "What Does The Fox Say" as a joke. more >>
Every year Christian rock band Switchfoot releases a special holiday package to give their fans a significant discount on merchandise for Christmas.
Most years the band will put out an exclusive album or DVD just for this occasion, and this time around fans will be able to get their hands on the Backstage EP #2, a digital followup to the first one last year.
"This year's Backstage EP was recorded in a backstage bathroom (awkward?) in Lubbock, TX. It doesn't get more 'backstage' than that! It was actually chosen for its fine acoustics, and as awkward as the recording process might have been, we think it turned out sounding pretty great. If you listen carefully, you can even hear the janitor walk in on the session. I've never seen someone leave the room so quickly," said bass player Tim Foreman. more >>
Come March 2014, American fans of the hit "Bible" television series will be able to swap their living room couches for concert seats. Following next year's release of "Son of God," a 16-city music tour based on themes from the show and movie will kick off.
Featuring Christian recording artists such as Natalie Grant, Francesca Battistelli and Sidewalk Prophets, The Bible 2014 Tour will open at Saddleback Church in California on March 20, and feature songs and imagery inspired by the mini-series and movie. Many of the show's almost month-long tour stops will be held at churches.
Roma Downey, one half of husband-wife executive producing team behind "The Bible" franchise, said that she expects the production to be a powerful experience for attendees. more >>
Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore co-star in the highly anticipated Christmas movie of the year, "Black Nativity," and both promise that the film will draw crowds this holiday season.
Based on the famous play by Langston Hughes, "Black Nativity" boasts an A-list cast that also includes Tyrese, Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett.
Hudson portrays Naima, a single mother estranged from her reverend father (Forest Whitaker) and mother (Angela Bassett). As Christmas approaches, Naima sends her son Langston (Latimore) to stay with his grandparents in New York City where he pieces together his past and welcomes God's love. more >>