Artist Spotlight

Being a Lead Worshiper

Preparing for leading worship at a church, a small group Bible study, around a camp fire or at a gathering like WorshipCityPraise is VERY important!!! Here are a few things that have helped my band and me strive to serve the Lord in this way. As worship leaders (each member is a worship leader, not just the lead singer), you need to remember that leading worship is NOT trying to get people to sing. It is WORSHIPING GOD yourselves, SO…

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Artist Updates: March 2001

It was announced last week that Delirious will tour the UK with popular mainstream artists Bon Jovi and Matchbox 20 in June. It’s expected that over 250,000 people combined will attend the five arena dates. You can also catch Delirious live in concert in the United States and Canada Visit for more information and show details. 3/29/01 It’s official! Jaci Velasquez has been dating Jeremy from Plus One for the last six months. Jaci, who recently performed at Rock…

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Plus One Plus Three = Nashville Date!

On Sunday, April 15, red-hot boy band Plus One comes to Nashville, and they’re not alone! Together with popular female newcomers Stacie Orrico and Rachel Lampa, as well as recent addition DJ Maj, this youth envasion promises to be a lively — and talented –one! “Guys with good voices are a dime a dozen in LA,” says Florida native Nathan Walters, the oldest member of Plus One at the ripe age of 22. “But chemistry… that’s another story. Plus One…

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Plus One Adds a Gold Record

The Promise, the debut album from 143/Atlantic recording group Plus ONE, has been certified gold by the RIAA for U.S. sales in excess of 500,000 units. Released in May of 2000,The Promise – the first album issued via a joint venture from Atlantic Records’ Christian Division with the celebrated 143 Records – debuted at #1 on the Soundscan Christian music chart, coming in with a record new artist sales tally and coinciding with a #76 entry on the Billboard 200….

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JAKE: Brothers with a Message

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” (Ps. 133:1) So wrote the Psalmist, expressing the beauty of fellowship within the family of God. If he could meet the members of JAKE, the biblical poet might be inspired to write something about “brothers living together in the same apartment.” That’s because Toby, Marty and Josh Penner– JAKE — are three flesh-and-blood brothers who share everything: an unusually close Christian family, a love of all things Canadian…

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Katinas to Fulfill Their Destiny this Spring

Dove Award-winning Gotee recording artist The Katinas are preparing for the May 8 release of their sophomore project, Destiny. The album is the follow-up to The Katinas’ critically-acclaimed 1999 self-titled Gotee Records debut. In addition, Los Katinas’ Destino, a Spanish language recording of Destiny, will be released June 5. Destiny was produced by Todd Collins (dc Talk, Out of Eden), Bryan Lenox (Michael W. Smith, Sonicflood), Mooki (Stacie Orrico, Raze), Michael Linney (Newsboys, LaRue) and Aurel M., along with The…

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Sara Groves Has People Talking

True to it’s title, Sara Grove’s new album on INO Records, “Conversations” has got people talking up a storm! “When an album has something special, you know it right away: the packaging and image is right, the music is note perfect, the words stay in your head for hours, and the whole concept automatically rises above the average and mundane.” Radio has caught the excitement as well. Sara’s single “The Word” is now #7 (up from #9 last week)…

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Solomon’s Wish Teams Up with Scripture Union

Pamplin Records’ vocal trio Solomon’s Wish will join Michael W. Smith, D.C. Talk, and Jennifer Knapp in the first wave of a five-year national Scripture Union campaign designed to encourage Bible reading among children and young people across America. The nationwide program will produce a series of topical Bible reading pamphlets that will provide 30 days of scripture readings related to a popular Christian book, music artist, or sports star. Over the next five years, these pamphlets will be displayed…

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How To Make It BIG In Christian Music

There have been many requests from people wanting to know how to get started with music/praise and worship leading/songwriting etc., so I thought I would put some of my thoughts down in this article for anyone who wants to read them. Some of you just wanted to know the business stuff, but the only thing I can tell you is that its all about relationships. Some people call it “connections,” but these “connections” WILL NOT last if they are not…

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Chonda Pierce Returns to Jackson in April

In what is becoming almost an annual tradition, Chonda Pierce is once again bringing her comedic stylings to Jackson, TN, when she presents “Four-Eyed Blonde” at the Jackson Civic Center on Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm. Chonda is always well-received in Jackson, a mid-sized town located on the well traveled path between Memphis and Nashville. Chonda has been sharing the intimate details of an often tragic life story for years, but where a similar tale told by anyone else would…

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