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Christian music artists share what they’re thankful for

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Thanksgiving is the wonderful holiday that not only leads into the season celebrating the birth of Christ but gives us an entire day to give thanks. And eat. A lot. I asked some of your favorite and up-and-coming Christian music […]

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Steven Curtis Chapman get nomination for Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person of the Year

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Nominations were announced yesterday for Beliefnet’s 8th Annual Most Inspiring Person of the Year Award, and on the list is Christian music icon Steven Curtis Chapman. The nomination is an annual recognition by Beliefnet readers and editors of noteworthy humanitarian […]

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Bellamy Brothers hit “Let Your Love Flow” heating up charts again, thanks to Barclays Bank

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The crossover hit “Let Your Love Flow” put country music duo Bellamy Brothers on the charts back in 1976, and helped launch a career that’s spanned more than three decades. And the song is heating up the charts again after […]

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Hawk Nelson encourages fans to be “One Little Miracle”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

They make girls swoon and audiences rock, and now the guys in Hawk Nelson want to encourage their fans to step out of their comfort zones to be the one little miracle that can change the world.The moniker for the […]

Robert Pierre gives away advance copies of new album to benefit The James Fund

posted by Joanne Brokaw

High school sophomore Robert Pierre’s (coincidentally) sophomore album Identity doesn’t come out until February, but through a partnership with Family Christian Stores more than 30,000 music fans have gotten an advance copy by making a $10 donation to The James […]

Newsboys balance celebrity status with grace and Christ-like responsibility

posted by Joanne Brokaw

In the discussion about Christian music, there’s always a question lingering in the back of my mind: how do you balance being a Christian music celebrity with biblical, Christian faith?Sure, there are a lot of bands who sing about Jesus, […]

Mission Six releases new video

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Better Me – Mission Six from Christopher at Lightvox on Vimeo.I don’t have tween kids, but my 23-year-old daughter and I both went, “Aww!” when we heard the album Superhero by Mission Six, a group of cute teen and pre-teen […]

Capital Lights’ new video on Purevolume.com

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Capital Lights debuts a new video today on the homepage at Purevolume.com. The song is “Outrage,” from the band’s debut album, This Is An Outrage. When the album released in July, it went right to the iTunes Top 40 Rock […]

Blessid Union of Souls’ new song gives unique perspective on abortion

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Platinum-selling pop/rock band Blessid Union of Souls (yes, that’s how you spell it!) released their seventh album, Close to the Edge, this past September. The band has never shied away from topics like faith and salvation, but with this latest […]

Stars Go Dim finalist in John Lennon songwriting contest, frontman Chris Cleveland Vocalist of the Month at SingerUniverse.com

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Chris Cleveland, front man for Stars Go Dim, has won the October SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition. The award was based on his performance of the group’s song, “Love Gone Mad,” from their new five-song EP. The song […]

PureNRG teams with Milk Rocks to promote good nutrition

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Christian music’s best-selling new artist of 2007, tween pop sensation pureNRG, recently launched a new partnership with Milk Rocks!, a comprehensive program designed to promote good nutrition to elementary, middle, and high school students.PureNRG’s video “What If,” as well as […]

Pillar bassist Michael Kalel Wittig leaves the band

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Longtime bassist for Grammy nominated and Dove Award winning hard rock band Pillar, Michael “Kalel” Wittig recently announced that he will leave the group to pursue other opportunities. In addition to spending more time with family, Wittig plans to focus […]

PureNRG debuts new video on Yahoo! Kids

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Fervent Records’ popular tween group pureNRG is scheduled to debut their highly-anticipated video, “Here We Go Again,” on the homepage of Yahoo! Kids this Thursday, October 9. If you’re a fan of the tween dance pop sensation, be sure to […]

5 things you didn’t know about Francesca Battistelli

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Francesca Battistelli splashed onto the music scene in July with her debut CD My Paper Heart, a mix of bluesy piano-driven rock and smoky vocals. In addiiton to singles climbing the Christian music charts, songs from the album were featured […]

Newsboys live CD/DVD in stores now

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This week, the Newsboys released their live CD/DVD project, “Newsboys Live: Houston We Are GO.” The two disc set was recorded and filmed live in front of a packed house in Houston, TX as part of the band’s GO tour, […]

Win Krystal Meyers’ new album, Make Some Noise!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On Tuesday, September 16th Krystal Meyers releases her third studio album, Make Some Noise. The hot pop/dance album is not only energetic and fun, it also offers listeners some thought-provoking lyrics about life and faith. And we have 5 copies […]

Pick of the Week – Francesca Battistelli’s My Paper Heart

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I don’t know what I expected from newcomer Francesca Battistelli, but for sure, it wasn’t what I got when I popped her debut CD My Paper Heart into my stereo. I thought maybe I’d get an earful of dance drivel […]

6 Disney Incubator artists with ties to Christian music

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I think it’s pretty well known that tween pop sensation the Jonas Brothers got their start in Christian music. But surfing around the Disney Incubator site I found a few more artists with ties to the Christian music industry: 1. […]

Catch Skillet Tonight on CMT’s “Mobile Home Disasters”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Hey Skillet fans! Catch your favorite hard rockers tonight on … CMT? The country station? You got it! The band is featured in tonight’s episode of the home renovation show, “Mobile Home Disasters.” It’s like “Extreme Makeover” except for mobile […]

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. […]

Katy Perry, Christian recording artist?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

You call her Katy Perry, we call her Katy Hudson, the singer who at the tender age of 16 released her self-titled debut album in the Christian marketplace. You got it. Katy Perry, whose single “I Kissed A Girl” is […]

The Sonflowerz All Over The World

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I always get nervous when an indie band sends me a really expensive, slick press kit. I figure that if a band has to spend a ton of money to get noticed their music can’t stand out on its own. […]

10 Artists Share Advice From Their Dads

posted by Joanne Brokaw

With Fathers’ Day coming up this weekend, I asked some Christian artists to share words of wisdom they’ve gotten from their dads.

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The X Factor final performances - care to predict a winner?
Tonight was the final performance episode of this first season of The X Factor in the US, and what a way to end the competition. The three finalists - Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Melanie Amaro - pulled out all of the stops for their final performances. First, each performed a duet with a star,

posted 9:45:43pm Dec. 21, 2011 | read full post »

Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Honest.
  Rock fans and women around the world are breathing a collective sigh of relief: Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Despite rumors of his demise, the charming rock legend is alive and well. It appears to have started with a fake blog post reporting that Bon Jovi suffered cardiac arrest. However at a

posted 8:13:10pm Dec. 19, 2011 | read full post »

The X Factor final four results: Marcus goes home
On tonight's The X Factor results show, Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene went through to the next round and Marcus Canty was sent home. OK, OK, I know, I know. I 've been hard on Marcus Canty the last few weeks, so you may be thinking that I'm happy he went home tonight. I wasn't happy

posted 9:25:44pm Dec. 15, 2011 | read full post »

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