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Dove Awards move to Atlanta, and where does that leave the Christian music industry?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Hold onto your hats, Christian music fans. The 42nd Annual Dove Awards will be broadcast next April from … Atlanta, GA. For viewers at home, the news isn’t any big deal. If you’re sitting on your couch, who cares where […]

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Join Mark Schultz on an Alaskan cruise

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Still looking for that special summer vacation idea? Why not join Mark Schultz, Bone Hampton, Joy Williams, Mark DeVries and Bebo Norman on a week long Alaskan cruise? The week-long cruise leaves from Seattle, Washington, making stops in Juneau, Sitka […]

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JoyFest gospel music festival hits Ohio, Virginia and Missouri this summer

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The first of four JoyFest events, the annual summer celebration of black gospel and urban music, took place this weekend in Charlotte, NC. The event, which will also hit amusement parks in Ohio, Virginia and Missouri this summer, features gospel […]

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Lou Gramm Band to perform at “A Sweet Cure And A Close Shave” Benefit

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Rocker Lou Gramm and his band will perform on Friday, June 25 at A Sweet Cure & A Shave benefit at the Charles Finney School in Penfield, NY. And that’s not the only excitement: folks in the Christian music industry […]

Switchfoot’s 6th Annual Bro-Am happens June 26, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Surf’s up for Switchfoot’s 6th annual Bro-Am, a free event featuring a surf contest, concert, beach vendors, live mural art, and more. The annual event takes place Saturday June 26, 2010 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA.Proceeds from a pre-event […]

Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman’s ShowHope presents unique production of “Cinderella”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On Friday, May 14th, show HOPE, the organization founded by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, will present a unique concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The event will celebrate the life of Maria Sue Chapman, the couple’s daughter […]

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 […]

‘Save The GMA’ actually may save the GMA

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Save The GMA fundraiser took place on Monday night, and it looks like the event might have gone a long way towards helping to keep the Gospel Music Association on its feet. According to the press release, the event […]

Save The GMA invites you to major fundraiser via internet streaming

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Gospel Music Association is holding a “Save The GMA” fundraiser on October 12 to raise funds for GMA to … well, basically, keep functioning. The GMA is the umbrella organization for the gospel and Christian music industry. GMA promotes […]

Melinda Doolittle, Natalie Grant join The Katinas for benefit concert to aid Samoa tsunami victims

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Natalie Grant and American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle are just two of the artists joining The Katinas for a benefit concert to help the tsunami ravaged islands of Samoa and American Samoa. The Katinas, who were born and raised on American […]

Readers Share Hannity Freedom Concert Experiences; What Did You Think Of The Event?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Sean Hannity Freedom Concerts are wrapping up this month, with shows August 15 in Jackson, NJ; August 21 in Cincinnati, OH; and August 22 in Atlanta, GA. The line up for the concerts has included CCM legend Michael W. […]

2009 Immerse Conference Announces Showcase Winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Artist/songwriter Shelly E. Johnson from Franklin, Tennesee (pictured: l to r John Mays, Centricity Music; Shelly E. Johnson; Chris Hamilton, Centricity Music; John W. Styll, president & CEO of GMA) and Jake Brothers from Indianapolis, Indiana, were among several aspiring […]

The Bellamy Brothers Headline Caribbean Cruise in February 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

While the trend in Christian vacationing has seen an increase in Christian cruising, I just saw this press release for a cruise featuring The Bellamy Brothers, and it’s loaded with Country music artists. Howard and David Bellamy, The Bellamy Brothers, […]

GMA In The Rockies Is Now IMMERSE, July 29 to August 2 in Nashville

posted by Joanne Brokaw

GMA In The Rockies, one of the Gospel Music Association’s premiere events for aspiring songwriters, worship leaders and Christian music artists, has moved to Nashville and changed its name to IMMERSE.IMMERSE is scheduled for July 29 to August 2 on […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Local Christian Band

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This weekend, I volunteered at a youth event called Youth Extreme that brought together hundreds of junior and senior high students for an evening of games, extreme sports events and music, as well as a message about Jesus. It was […]

Next Week: Live From Gospel Music Week

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I’m leaving in the morning for Gospel Music Week in Nashville, the week when Christian music artists, hopefuls, media and industry folks all get together for a week of showcases, interviews and networking. The week will culminate in the Dove […]

YOU Be the Interviewer For This Year’s Gospel Music Week

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Have you ever wished you could ask your favorite Christian music artist a question? Gospel Music Week doesn’t happen until April, but I’m already gearing up for the event, which brings together artists, media and industry professionals for a week […]

Joel and Victoria Osteen Hold Event at Yankee Stadium

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m., nine days after the New York Yankees home opener, Joel and Victoria Osteen will hold “A Night of Hope” at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y. The event, which will be the first […]

Camp Electric Is Summer Camp For Aspiring Musicians

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If you’re an aspiring Christian music artist – whether you dream of playing in the band or being the frontman (or woman) – check out Camp Electric, the week-long rock and roll summer camp that offers instruction from some of […]

Sean Hannity Freedom Concert Tickets Go On Sale May 1; Michael W. Smith To Perform

posted by Joanne Brokaw

CCM legend Michael W. Smith will be joining Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels, Lee Greenwood and Col. Oliver North for Sean Hannity’s Freedom Concerts. The shows take place in Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Atlanta, San Diego, and New […]

GMA Drops Registration Rate For GMA Week in Nashville

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Recognizing the difficulties of the current financial climate, the Gospel Music Association has dropped the registration rate for GMA Music Week April 18-22, 2009 in Nashville. The new $299 reduced rate is available for members of GMA; non-members may qualify […]

Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair, Awards and Talent Show March 16-21

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Southern Gospel fans, mark your calendars for March 16-21. That’s when the 5th Annual Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair takes place at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. The event brings together more than 100 artists for […]

10th Anniversary Super Bowl Gospel Celebration takes place Friday, January 30

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On Friday, January 30, 2009, the 10th Anniversary Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will take place at the University of South Florida’s SunDome, in Tampa, Florida. The event is part of the festivities leading up to the Super Bowl. The event […]

2009 GMA Week and Dove Awards dates announced

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If you’re involved in the Christian music industry at all, you might want to mark April 18-22, 2009 on your calendar. Those are the dates for the 30th annual Gospel Music Week, the industry’s premiere teaching and networking event. The […]

Kutless, Todd Agnew help ring in New Year at Knott’s Berry Farm

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If you’re on the West Coast December 31, why not ring in the New Year at Praise 2009, a special Christian music event at Knott’s Berry Farm, just 10 minutes from Disney in California. The event features Kutless, Todd Agnew, […]

Third Day benefit concert for The Myriad’s Randy Miller

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Christian music’s Third Day will be performing a concert to benefit Randy Miller, the drummer for the modern rock band, The Myriad, who had a cancerous growth removed from his torso earlier this month. The concert will take place: Sunday, […]

Disciple participates in Hard Rock Cafe’s Pinktober event

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Rockers Disciple release their latest project, Southern Hospitality, today and next week, on October 29, the band will participate in Nashville’s Hard Rock Café’s Pinktober event. TIckets are just $5. In its ninth consecutive year, the Pinktober event is Hard […]

Southern Gospel’s National Quartet Convention kicks of September 7th

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 2008 National Quartet Convention kicks of September 7th in Louisville, Kentucky The 51st annual convention highlights the best in Southern Gospel music, showcasing music from artists like Brian Free & Assurance, Kingsmen, Legacy Five, Mark Trammell Trio, Dixie Melody […]

Photos from Kingdom Bound Christian music festival

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last week I posted some coverage of the Kingdom Bound music festival. As promised, here is the link to some Kingdom Bound pics from writer and photographer, Rick Campbell. Rick takes much better pics than I do, so head over […]

Catholic church gets bouncy

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This summer, it’s not just Christian rock music fans who get a chance to meet Jesus at an outdoor party or festival. Reuters reports that Italian Catholic nuns and priests are heading to the beach with an inflatable church. The […]

A Day at Kingdom Bound with Hawk Nelson

posted by Joanne Brokaw

One of the things that I’ve always found fascinating is how musicians physically handle the daily demands of performing. Fans only see what happens on stage, but I imagine most don’t have a clue about what goes on behind the […]

Kingdom Bound music festival – day three

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Yesterday was the final day of Kingdom Bound music festival. The schedule included Delirious and the newsboys, but I only had one interview scheduled with Hawk Nelson. The original plan was to do a “Day at KB with Hawk Nelson” […]

Kingdom Bound music festival – day two

posted by Joanne Brokaw

It’s Tuesday, day two of the Kingdom Bound music festival at Darien Lake Theme Park. Here’s a quick recap:

Kingdom Bound music festival – day one

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Technically, Monday was day two of the festival, but it was the first day that I drove out to Darien Lake Theme Park, where the annual Kingdom Bound festival is happening through Wednesday. I thought I’d share a few highlights […]

Harvest Crusade continues after death of Christopher Laurie

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The LA Times reports today that Greg Laurie will indeed preach at the upcoming Harvest Crusade scheduled for Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, Aug 15-17. Appearing at the festival will be Christian music artists Kutless, P.O.D., Leeland, The Katinas, Lincoln […]

5th annual XFest not your typical Christian music festival

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The great thing about summer is that there are Christian music festivals galore, which bring dozens of great big name bands to fans, all in one place. The not-so-great thing is that, typically, the festivals don’t book many unknown bands. […]

Irish Christian music festivals growing in popularity

posted by Joanne Brokaw

We’re used to reading about Christian music events in the U.S. and Canada, but I stumbled across this really interesting article from the Independent Irish news website about the growing trend in Christian rock and festivals in Ireland. The article […]

Albert E Brumley 40th Annual Gospel Sing

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Southern Gospel music lovers will gather Aug 6-9, 2008 to celebrate songwriter Albert E. Brumley at the 40th Annual Brumley Gospel Sing. The event will be held at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, MO. In his lifetime, Albert E. […]

North Pole Christian music festival

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Now here’s a festival that would be fun to visit, if you have a sleigh and eight reindeer, that is. The 3rd Annual North Pole Contemporary Christian Music Festival will take place tomorrow, Saturday July 19, from 2 pm to […]

Temecula CA Gospel festival holding auditions for performers

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Temecula Gospel Music & Art Festival is inviting Christian music artists to audition for their first annual festival, which will take place September 26-27 at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, in Temecula, CA. Auditions are being held for […]

Free Jars of Clay concert kicks off Sonshine Festival

posted by Joanne Brokaw

With dozens of Christian music festivals taking place from coast to coast this summer, it’s nice to find something unique about one. Sonshine Festival, which takes place July 17-19 in Willmar, MN, kicks off Wednesday night, July 16, with a […]

Camp Rock Songwriters To Teach Jonas Bros. Wannabes at GMA in the Rockies

posted by Joanne Brokaw

In case you’re living on another planet, there’s a phenomenon sweeping the tween culture, and it’s growing at a rate far bigger than any other squeaky clean pop fad since The Beatles. Can we talk about The Jonas Brothers, for […]

Ceili Rain in Concert

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I just got the summer concert schedule for one of my favorite artists, Celtic pop/rock band Ceili Rain, and I want to give you a head’s up, because if you get a chance to see them you won’t be disappointed. […]

The City of David Gospel Fest and Car Show June 28th

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This Saturday, June 28, Detroit plays host to The City of David Gospel Fest and Car Show, the city’s biggest outdoor gospel concert event of the summer. The event is hosted by Greater Grace Temple and will be held at […]

God Rally 08 in Rifle, Colorado June 20-22

posted by Joanne Brokaw

There’s a new summer music festival on the scene, and while you’ll find much of the same fare as at any of the two dozen other festivals across the nation – music, speakers, some kind of sports – this one […]

Christian Festival Season Kicks Off

posted by Joanne Brokaw

It’s June, which means the Christian festival season is underway, and the summer kicks off with some of the hottest events in the country. No matter which festival you hit this summer, you’ll see a line up of today’s biggest […]

Catch TobyMac In Concert On The Big Screen

posted by Joanne Brokaw

TobyMac’s “Alive and Transported” concert DVD/CD hit stores May 27th, but on Monday June 9th, you can catch the show in style when movie theaters in 68 cities across the country hold a special showing of the live concert DVD. […]

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