Artist Spotlight

PFR: Prayers For Return answered!

Rock favorite PFR has signed with Squint Entertainment, confirming the band’s return after they disbanded in 1997. PFR debuted on the national scene in 1992 with the album, PRAY FOR RAIN (Sparrow), which landed a Grammy Nomination and the Dove Award for ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR. Four years and three albums later the trio had amassed six #1 singles, including the CHR format’s #1 song of 1994, “That Kind of Love.” At the same time PFR claimed the #2…

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Freddie Colloca Receives Dove Award Nomination

One Voice Records recording artist Freddie Colloca (pronounced “ko-yo-ka”) has received a Dove Award nomination for Spanish Language Album of the Year for Mas que un Sentimento. The nomination comes just prior to the English-language debut of both Colloca and his label. One Voice Records, already one of the leading Latin Christian music labels in the Spanish-speaking world, will release Dance el Ritmo, Collocaâ’s first English-language project, on March 6, 2001 to accomplish their dual goals of becoming the premiere…

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Allen & Allen Announce Release of their Sixth Album

Award-winning duo Allen & Allen announce the long-awaited release of their sixth album, entitled Love Sweet Love, which debuts March 13. The project is the first offering in over three years from the group, whose past recordings have garnered a tremendous following and multiple Stellar and Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) Excellence awards. Love Sweet Love also marks the beginning of another significant new venture in the prestigious career of group members Allen T.D. Wiggins and Bruce V. Allen,…

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Tree63 Garners Dove nomination and Other Kudos

Modern-praise and worship band Tree63 returns to the U.S. this month to find their debut single “Treasure,” in the #1 spot on CCM Update’s CHR chart, leaving their home country of South Africa with a second #1 song on 5fm, the country’s premier secular rock station. Once hitting U.S. shores, they will also celebrate their Dove nomination for Rock Album of the year and hit the road with Rebecca St. James on her Transform tour. Reviews of their self-titled debut…

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Salvation Army Says Thank you with Pam Thum Song

Three-time Dove Award nominee, Pam Thum, was honored by the Salvation Army when her song “Let There Be Light” was chosen as the theme song for a special “thank you” video for the Army’s volunteers. The song is featured on Thum’s current CD, Let There Beâ€|, a project which has already garnered two, top 5 Inspirational radio singles, as well as landing a song in the #2 position on the national Praise & Worship charts. “I was thrilled when they…

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Artist Updates: January 2001

Featuring Buddy and Julie Miller, True Vibe, PFR, Tree63, Sandi Patty, Jaci Velasquez, Britney Spears, Rebecca St. James, All Star United, Creed, Point of Grace, Jill Phillips, OC Supertones, Caedmon’s Call, Avalon, Ginny Owens, Twila Paris, Sixpence None the Richer, P.O.D. and more! 1/30/01 The founding member of Essential Records’ new pop group True Vibe, Jonathan Lippmann, who is also multi-platinum 98 Degrees’ founding original member, gave his testimony at Universal Studios in Los Angeles before a crowd of more…

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Third Day Aims at Nine Doves

Atlanta rock band Third Day, together with lead vocalist Mac Powell, has received an amazing nine Dove Award nominations, leading the nominees for the most prestigious award presented annually by the Gospel Music Association. With the success of its fastest selling and critically acclaimed recording, Offerings – A Worship Album, Third Day garnered its first Dove nominations for Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year (Mac Powell), and Praise & Worship Album of the Year. The band also…

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Troy Sneed Nominated for a GRAMMY

Jacksonville’s own, gospel recording artist Troy Sneed of Savoy/Malaco Records has been nominated for a GRAMMY for “Best Gospel Choir” with Youth For Christ (YFC). Troy Sneed is the director, arranger and producer of this HOT youth choir. Troy, a native of Florida is no stranger to the music industry. After graduating from FAMU, Troy had a brief stint as an educator but he was led into another direction and was offered the position as Assistant Minister of Music for…

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Atlanta rock band Third Day is honored with its third consecutive Grammy nomination. The band’s fastest selling and critically acclaimed recording, Offerings – A Worship Album, has received a nod from the Recording Academy for Best Rock Gospel Album. The band has been nominated in the same category for its previous two recordings, Time and Conspiracy No. 5. Third Day’s latest nomination was read at a press conference for the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards held this morning at the Loews…

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Michael W. Smith to Participate in Inaugural Prayer Service

Michael W. Smith Joins Jan. 21 Inaugural Prayer Service with President Bush Reunion recording artist Michael W. Smith has accepted an invitation to participate in the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, it was recently announced. The event will be held at The National Cathedral on Sunday, January 21, at 8:00 a.m. President Bush, Vice President Cheney and members of the new administration are slated to attend the Service on the morning after Inauguration Day. A longtime friend of the Bush family,…

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