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November 2009 Archives

Ruben Studdard premieres his new Christmas song, Christmas In Your Arms

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s a special Christmas present, just for Beliefnet readers: The premiere of Ruben Studdard’s new Christmas song, “Christmas In Your Arms”! The song doesn’t release until December 8th, when you can buy it on iTunes, but you get to hear […]

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Mary Mary takes home 2009 Soul Train Award

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Gospel duo Mary Mary took home a 2009 Soul Train award last night for Best Gospel Performance, with Kiki Sheard. The duo was nominated for three awards. Beyonce swept the awards, taking home Best Female Artist, Song of the Year, […]

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Celebrate the season with new Christmas music

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas season is officially in high gear! Here is list of new Christmas albums and songs from Christian artists to help celebrate the season! Special Christmas Singles: Abandon Kansas “O Come All Ye faithful” […]

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GMA announces 2010 line up of events

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Well, it’s official! GMA Week is on! The Gospel Music Association recently announced that GMA Week, the Dove Awards, and GMA’s Immerse Week will all happen in 2010. Given some of the recent rumors there was a question if these […]

Casting Crowns sets record with latest debut, Until The Whole World Hears

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Casting Crowns rocked the music charts this week with with the blockbuster debut of the band’s fourth studio album, Until The Whole World Hears. The album scanned 167,432 copies its first week, making it No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan […]

Mary Mary nominated for three 2009 Soul Train Awards; show airs November 29

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Gospel duo Mary Mary follow up their American Music Award win with three 2009 Soul Train Award nominations. The hottest sister act in gospel music are nominated for Best Gospel Performance (Male, Female or Group), along with BeBe and CeCe […]

American Idol’s Scott MacIntyre joins Alice Cooper for Christmas Pudding

posted by Joanne Brokaw

American Idol’s Scott MacIntyre will join Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, December 18. Also appearing will be Dee Snider, Warrant, Lita Ford, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Gary Mule Deer, Runaway Phoenix, […]

American Music Awards: Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson sweep awards

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Country cutie Taylor Swift and pop legend Michael Jackson swept last night’s 2009 American Music Awards. Jackson received posthumous awards for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album in both the Pop/Rock and Sou/Rhythm & Blues categories. Swift took home honors […]

Adam Lambert’s American Music Awards performance: not ready for prime time?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Adam Lambert closed out last night’s American Music Awards show with a performance that may have left viewers wondering if they were watching ABC or the S&M network. (If there is such a thing.)His performance of his song “For Your […]

Miley Cyrus tour bus crashes, killing one; singer reportedly not injured

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Associated Press reports that one of the tour buses in Miley Cyrus’ tour caravan overturned, killing one. While the identity of the driver has not been released, reports indicate that it was a male, possibly the driver. Cyrus was […]

Danny Gokey switches first single from “It’s Only” to “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Danny Gokey previewed his single, “It’s Only,” recently, but it looks like his label, RCA Records Nashville, has had second thoughts. It was reported yesterday that Gokey’s new first single will be “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.” The […]

Diamond Rio on Fox show Huckabee, this Saturday, November 21

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Multi-platinum selling group Diamond Rio will be appearing on Fox News’ hit show “Huckabee” this Saturday, November 21 at 8 pm ET. The band will be performing “God Is There” off of their latest Word Records’ release, The Reason. Diamond […]

Aaron and Amanda Crabb to lead worship at John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Gospel husband and wife duo, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, have been hired as the new worship leaders at the 20,000 member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, TX. The church is led by Pastor John Hagee. The Crabb’s are officially relocating […]

Fireflight invites fans to join a live webcast on Friday, November 20

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Mark your calendar for Friday, November 20, when rockers Fireflight will host a live webcast to share music from their upcoming February 2010 release, For Those Who Wait. The webcast kicks off at 5 PM eastern / 4 PM Central […]

Skillet’s “Comatose” certified Gold; new album impacts mainstream

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Skillet’s 2006 release, Comatose has been certified Gold by the RIAA. Their latest effort, Awake, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 2 and has surpassed 200,000 units in just 12 weeks. The album remains a top-ten charting Christian […]

Matthew West encourages fans to give this Christmas away

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Matthew West is kicking off this holiday season with a mission: to remind others of the true reason for the season wih his “Give This Christmas Away” campaign. West was inspired by the song “Give This Christmas Away,” which he […]

Ginger Millermon’s music selected for new site, PrayerGates.com

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Five songs from singer/author/speaker Ginger Millermon’s latest album, Amazed, will be offered as free download resources for the new online community for women, Prayergates.com. The site is based around excerpts from Beth Moore’s best-selling book, Praying God’s Word. Prayergates.com has […]

Big Daddy Weave helps military families in need this Christmas

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Big Daddy Weave has partnered with nationwide radio network KLOVE to honor military families in need this Christmas. The campaign is centered around Big Daddy Weave’s upcoming holiday single “I’ll Be Brave This Christmas.” The song is off the band’s […]

Sonicflood guitarist Phil Baquie deploys to Afghanistan November 15

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Sonicflood guitarist Phil Baquie recently received orders to report for deployment to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Baquie leaves tomorrow, Sunday, November 15, 2009, for Ft. Benning, Georgia for a one year tour. Baquie was born in Goulburn, […]

Heavy metal monk Brother Cesare Bonizzi retires from the stage

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The BBC and Reuters report tonight that Italy’s heavy metal monk, Brother Cesare Bonizzi, who sings with the metal band Fratello Metallo, is retiring from the music business. “The devil has separated me from my managers, risked making me break […]

Taylor Swift sweeps 2009 CMA Awards

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Country music darling Taylor Swift took home top honors at this week’s CMA awards, earning awards for Album of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. The show was hosted […]

Stellar Award nominee Christopher Page promotes organ donation

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Gospel artist Christopher Page was nominated for a 2010 Stellar Award for “Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year” for his release, A Page From My Heart, recorded with his group, The Dream Keeper’s Ensemble. The album includes the popular song, “Sanctified […]

Worship band Bluetree forms charity to fight child sex exploitation

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Belfast, Ireland-based modern worship band Bluetree has announced the formation of StandOut International, a charity designed to “help end child sex exploitation on a global scale, while loving, educating and releasing those rescued into the fullness of life that God […]

Video: Christians and homosexuality – Do you really love gay people?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This has nothing to do with Christian music, but the topic of homosexuality and Christianity comes up often on this blog when we’re talking about gay Christian music, so I thought I’d share it.It’s a message for Christians – maybe […]

2010 Dove Awards Date Announced – Wednesday, April 21, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The date for the 2010 Dove Awards is now posted on the Gospel Music Association website, which means that despite rumors of GMAs demise, the industry event will take place in 2010. The 41st Annual Dove Awards will take place […]

Verizon Wireless crowns Best Church Choir in America

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Second Annual Verizon Wireless “How Sweet The Sound” church choir competition ended this weekend with the Atlanta West Pentecostal Church Choir, Atlanta, GA, taking home the title of “The Best Church Choir in America.” The competition is an opportunity […]

Israel Houghton answers the question, What is Christian music?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Given the chatter on this blog the last few weeks about the future of the Gospel Music Association and the debate over the line between secular music and Christian ministry, I thought it would be interesting to take a deeper […]

Danny Gokey single “It’s Only” debuts on radio

posted by Joanne Brokaw

American Idol favorite Danny Gokey debuted his first single “It’s Only” this morning on FM 106.1 in his hometown of Milwaukee. You can hear Danny Gokey’s song, “It’s Only” on the radio station website. So what do you think? Was […]

Rocker’s Mae trailer, equipment and personal belongings stolen

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This just in: rock band Mae woke yesterday morning in Philadephia to find that their trailer was stolen from the parking lot of the hotel where they’d been staying. They lost all of their equipment, instruments and some personal belongings. […]

Da’ T.R.U.T.H. taking sabbatical from ministry after “moral indescretion”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Hip hop artist Da’ T.R.U.T.H. announced on his website that he is taking a sabbatical from ministry after a “moral indescrtion” in his personal life. In the statement, Emanuel L. Lambert, Jr, – aka Da’ T.R.U.T.H. – said that he […]

Gospel Music Association rumors and problems; where does GMA go from here?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

It started with whispers last week that the board of the Gospel Music Association might be closing its doors. Just whispers, that is, until someone with inside knowledge tweeted that GMA was considering closing its doors and asked if this […]

GMA offering online auction of autographed memorabilia to raise funds

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If you weren’t able to attend the $1,000 a ticket concert to “Save The GMA”, you can still help the GMA in its last ditch fundraising efforts. The GMA is holding an online auction offering one-of-a-kind memorabilia, autographed CDs and […]

A video letter to Satan from spoken word artist Blair Wingo

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Check out this passionate and powerful video from spoken word artist and actress Blair Wingo, A Letter to Satan.Blair Wingo has acted in shows like Alias, Days of our Lives, Malcolm in the Middle, Boston Public, The Parkers, American Dreams, […]

Free Christian music downloads from Todd Agnew, Fee and The Afters

posted by Joanne Brokaw

FreeCCM.com has revamped their website and it looks pretty darn nifty! It also looks like you’ll be able to grab a free download every week, and right now you can get downloads from Todd Agnew, Fee, and The Afters. Head […]

Atheist Margaret Downey complains about Christian music on American Airlines

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I came across this blog the other day, and thought it was worth sharing with you: Margaret Downey, successful businesswoman, atheist and social activist, was recently on a flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles on American Airlines. As the plane […]

Dr. James Dobson leaving Focus on the Family radio show, ministry

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Focus on the Family announced last week that Dr. James Dobson is leaving the radio show as its primary host as well the ministry he founded in 1977. In a press release, Jim Daly, the ministry’s president and CEO, explains […]

25th Annual Stellar Award Nominations

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The nominations for the 25th Annual Stellar Awards were announced last week. The show will take place at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, January 16, 2010. Hosts for this year’s ceremony are Kirk Franklin, Vickie Winans and Donnie […]

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