Gladys Knight and 3 Winans Brothers won big for gospel music at the 46th annual NAACP Image Award ceremony.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrate multi-cultural achievements and performances in television, recording, literature, motion picture, writing and directing along with people promoting social justice in creative ways. This year Knight, the 70-year-old singer and songwriter, took home the award for Outstanding Gospel Album titled "Where My Heart Belongs."
"I am truly honored to have won the 46th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album! #WhereMyHeartBelongs," Knight tweeted after receiving the honor. more >>
One of the hardest things to do in life is forgive someone when they have hurt you deeply. It may take days, weeks, or even years. Christian music star Matthew West's song "Forgiveness" has truth and a powerful meaning behind it.
Some would say she has done the impossible, others would say she is "crazy." But what this woman has done has truly inspired people to forgive, no matter how bad the situation may be. In her case, this man was drunk driving and killed her daughter in a car accident. Matthew West received this story and decided to write an inspiring song about it. Not only that, he does something amazing for her at the end. When you hear this song, you will be moved!
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Grammy-nominated bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent, who was deemed the "new queen of bluegrass" by The Wall Street Journal in 2000, shared in a recent interview how she stood up to an atheist who made a mockery of her gospel music.
The 52-year-old Vincent sat down for an interview with The Blaze over the weekend and shared a time when she and her band were touring in Canada and her faith and integrity were put to the test by a trying atheist who obnoxiously made a mockery of a gospel song that she was singing, a song that she had held so sacred in her heart.
"The most challenging time that I ever had with my faith, we played up in Canada at a folk festival, I think it was the Calgary Folk Festival or Edmonton Folk Festival. They put us on a stage on a Sunday morning with four other artists and we would alternate. To me, it was a Sunday morning service. I did a gospel song, then the next group did one, and the next group did one." Vincent explained. "Then a guy came up and he was an atheist. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. He started making fun of us." more >>
Bobbi Kristina Brown has been on life support since Jan. 31, after she was found unconscious in her bath tub; now, her family has decided to have a public prayer vigil to ask for a miracle in Bobbi's life.
"There has been no change," a Brown family member told People. "We are hoping that God will see fit to perform a miracle in her, so that He will get the glory."
Doctors have reportedly said that they do not believe there is more they can do for the 21-year-old, but her family refuses to believe and has stayed by her bedside, singing songs and offering up prayers. Now, though, the family has asked the public to join them in praying for a miraculous recovery for Bobbi. The event will be held at The Amphitheatre at Riverdale Town Center in Riverdale, Georgia. The candlelight vigil, put on by Bobbi's family, is open to the public as a show of support. Bobbi's cousin, Jerod, has taken to Facebook to post the flyer online. more >>
Glen Campbell earned his sixth Grammy Award for the song "Not Gonna Miss You" despite having to miss the awards ceremony on Sunday night.
The iconic country music singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011 and his condition continues to deteriorate today, making it impossible to attend Sunday's awards. Nevertheless, Campbell's "Not Gonna Miss You" won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song, beating out Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw in the category.
"Not Gonna Miss You" was written for Campbell's documentary, "I'll Be Me," which chronicles his battle against Alzheimer's and its crippling memory loss. The bittersweet love song was written by Campbell and Julian Raymond and is considered the last song for 78-year-old Campbell whose health is rapidly deteriorating. Nevertheless, upon news of Campbell's Grammy win, the singer's wife Kim Wooden reported that her husband is feeling "healthy, content and jovial." more >>
Christian singer/songwriter Jonny Diaz faced a decision this past fall that could have dramatically altered his career in music. After six years in Christian Contemporary Music, and the 2010 #1 hit song "More Beautiful You," Diaz suddenly was getting offers to sign with Country labels.
The reason was the success of a Country song Diaz had written for fun, but had never expected to record, called "Thank God I Got Her." The song, which talks about how Diaz doesn't "get" his wife's idiosyncrasies, but is glad he "got" her, didn't really fit the usual Christian radio format. So, Diaz intended to pitch the song to a Country musician to record.
But then, he started playing the song for live audiences and "the response was just killer," Diaz said. "People kept coming up after shows and asking what CD the song was on." So, Diaz recorded "Thank God I Got Her" and released it to Christian radio stations – where it bombed, reportedly because it was "too Country." more >>