Artist Spotlight

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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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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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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THIRD DAY GARNERS THIRD GRAMMY NOMINATION, HONORED IN ATLANTA

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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MICHAEL W. SMITH’S THIS IS YOUR TIME GARNERS GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION

This Is Your Time, the 13th recording from Reunion artist and two-time Grammy Award winner Michael W. Smith, received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), it was announced this week. “It is an honor to have This Is Your Time, recognized by my peers in the music industry,” said Smith. “This was an important project for me personally, and I continue to pray that the music impacts…

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JENNIFER KNAPP GARNERS GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED LAY IT DOWN

Dove Award winning artist Jennifer Knapp reached a career milestone Wednesday when she received a Grammy nomination for her critically acclaimed album Lay It Down, placing her as the only female artist in the Best Rock Gospel Album category this year. The Grammy nomination marks a first in Knapp’s career, and she also becomes the first artist ever to garner the Recording Academy nod for her label, Gotee Records. Co-produced by Knapp and Audio Adrenaline’s Mark Stuart, Lay It Down…

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Sierra Performs National Anthem at Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl

Pamplin Records recording group Sierra was a big hit over the holidays singing the National Anthem at the 33rd Annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on December 29.Pictured (L to R) are Sierra members Marianne Tutalo, Jennifer Hendrix and Wendi Foy Green. The sold-out game, televised nationally by ESPN, had 71,500 fans in attendance and featured Georgia Tech and Louisiana State University. Sierra has released four albums since 1994, the most recent being this year’s…

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JARS OF CLAY RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION

Multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award winning Jars of Clay receives a third Grammy nomination to add to its long list of accolades. The band’s critically acclaimed and RIAA certified Gold recording, If I Left the Zoo, has received a nod from the Recording Academy for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. Jars of Clay first won the category in 1997 for its platinum-selling recording, Much Afraid. The band also received a Grammy nomination for Rock/Gospel Album of the Year in 1995 for…

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