Nashville News

by: 

Kathryn E. Darden
Mar 31, 2001

dc talk’s newest project will hit streets on April 24. Solo, a seven song EP, will be the introduction to three upcoming solo projects featuring the individuals personal musical taste. Tait, the band, with Michael Tait,as lead singer, is scheduled to release in July with projects
from Kmax and tobyMac to follow later in the year. On the EP, fans will be able to hear two original songs from each of the upcoming projects including the fan’s concert favorite, “40 live.” If you were watching Jay Leno a few nights ago, and thought you saw Michael Tait, you were right! While in LA to put the finishing touches on his upcoming solo project, Empty, Michael was stopped on the street during the "Jaywalking" segment, where Jay goes out on the street and asks unsuspecting people US History questions.

Matt Brouwer is on a 50 city tour that just recently took him to Portland, OR. While there, he stopped by the AIR1 studios, did an on-air interview, and became the first artist to put his handprint on the AIR1 "Wall of Fame.”

Audio Adrenaline is releasing their "Best of ..." with all their hits.

Jake's next single. "Believer," the follow-up to "Waiting" and "The Right Time", is set to ship out to AC radio in April with an add date of April 13th. Jake will be attending the Canadian Radio Music Awards in Toronto, Canada, on Saturday, March 31. Jake is nominated for Pop/Adult Best New Group and Top 40 Best New Group. The CRMA's recognize excellence and outstanding achievement for New Canadian Artists on radio. The nominees are selected based upon radio airplay and will be voted on by radio personalities.

A baby girl was born to Amy Grant and Vince Gill! Weighing in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Corinna Grant Gill was 19 inches long, according to a press release from Vince's publicist. Baby Girl Gill was born at 12:36 a.m. at a local Nashville hospital. Corinna is Amy's 4th child (she and Gary Chapman had three) as well as child #2 for Vince.

LaRue's first single "Wake Up" from their album Transparent is in its 17th week on the top 20 CHR chart. The add date for their second single "Fly" has been pushed back one week due to the success, and now goes for adds March 30th.

Gotee phenom Jennifer Knapp has started the Back Forty Tour with Justin McRoberts and Bebo Norman . This is Jennifer's first time headlining a tour, so Gotee warns to "be prepared for Jenn to rock long on this 40-city adventure." Speaking of Bebo Norman, he is set to release his latest project, Big Blue Sky, on May 15th. Since his debut, Bebo has sold more than 125,000 units, garnered numerous accolades, and continues to reach audiences in both the college and folk markets and beyond. Bebo joins Jennifer Knapp on the "Back Forty Tour" this spring.

Eli will be on “Live from the Lambs” aired nation wide via internet. “Now the News” Eli’s 3rd released on Forefront Records in March.

Erin O'Donnell has released a new album on Myrrh Records called "No Place So Far." This collection of songs represents where Erin and her husband Brad are in their marriage and walk with the Lord.

Rebecca St. James recently filmed a new video for “Reborn,” off of her current album, Transform. Look for that video on shows across the country soon.


It's official! Jaci Velasquez has been dating Jeremy from Plus One for the last six months. Jaci, who recently performed at Rock the Universe, has an upcoming Spanish album to be released on May 1.

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