Artist Spotlight

True Vibe added to Radio Disney Live! World Tour 2001

Essential Records’ new pop group True Vibe continues to grow its long list of accomplishments. The group announces today that it has been added to the Radio Disney Live! Word Tour 2001 major market amphitheater tour. Featured along with artists such as Aaron Carter, A*Teens, The Baha Men, Krystal, and Hoku, True Vibe will appear in two markets, Philadelphia and New York (New Jersey), on this eight market tour. Thousands of Radio Disney listeners are expected to turn out for…

Plus One on Mainstream/Secular Tour

143/Atlantic Records gold selling artist Plus ONE will embark upon a special summer tour that will hit every major market. Touring with the likes of a number of the nation’s top pop sensations, such a Jessica Simpson, Eden’s Crush, Youngstown and Toya, the “Dreamchaser” tour will launch August 7 in Corpus Christi, Texas and continue through September 16. The tour, sponsored by Redken, will hit 25 cities through the middle of September and feature a portable outdoor venue dubbed the…

Top Rock Band Skillet To Release Video

Ardent Records’ top rock band Skillet recently finished taping its first video using computer-generated technology. The video, Alien Youth, is also the title song from the band’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed new recording, which releases August 28. The song is further a Rock radio Top 5 hit single this week and has been given Highest Debut and Most Added honors by The CCM Update. Having finished their performance for the video, editors will now incorporate computer technology to generate…

What’s the Big Surprise?

It is no surprise to long-time fans of Sparrow band The Elms that The Big Surprise, the group’s full length follow-up to their 2000 eponymous 5-song EP, is re-igniting a surge of attention for these young rockers. The Elms recently completed a stretch of 20 dates on the road with Festival Con Dios, the extreme sports-meets-Christian rock tour that received strong media coverage in both Christian and mainstream press for its uniqueness, including a cover story in Newsweek. On the…

Just Joy!

Reunion’s newest female artist, Joy Williams, is gearing up for the release of her self-titled debut album on July 24, 2001. In addition to performing with Anointed, Greg Long and label mates NewSong and Jake as part of the Summer Jam, Joy will complete a two-week promo tour, hitting markets such as Spokane, Knoxville, Houston, Dallas, Estes Park, Colorado Springs and Chicago. On June 9, 2001, just weeks before releasing her self-titled debut album, Reunion recording artist Joy Williams joined…

Steven’s New Single Debuts at #10

For the first time in Sparrow Radio history, “Live Out Loud,” the first radio single from Steven Curtis Chapman’s upcoming recording Declaration, debuted last week at #10 on AC Radio. The highly anticipated project releases September 25th. Chapman just returned from headlining two major radio festivals this weekend – Celebrate Freedom, KLTY’s annual event in Dallas and KXOJ’s Freedom Live in Tulsa. Both events combined were attended by more than 150,000 fans. He will be heading to Atlanta this weekend…

Tait Celebrates #1 Record and Release of Debut Album

Made up of Michael Tait, Pete Stewart and brothers Chad and Lonnie Chapin, Tait (the band) introduced their debut album, Empty, to markets across the country on July 3rd. The first single from that album, “All You Got,” is currently #1 on the CCM CHR chart. After meeting five years ago, Michael and Chad became great friends and songwriting partners. Two years later, the two hooked up with the band, Curious George, to play a few festival dates for fun….

Welcome to Out of the Grey, 6.1

A decade ago, Out of the Grey released their self-titled debut album, marrying Christine’s breathy, ethereal vocals and Scott’s intricate guitar work and quickly becoming fan favorites. The debut made the Dentés’ almost an overnight success story and set the standard for Christian alternative music at the time. To this day, many fans name that first record as their favorite, judging the group’s subsequent work against the high-set bar the debut provided. With ten number one singles on the four…

Caedmon’s Call to Release In the Company of Angels: A Call to Worship in September

Essential Records artist Caedmon’s Call will release In the Company of Angels: A Call to Worship September 25. The highly anticipated recording is the band’s first full-length recording since last year’s best-selling Long Line of Leavers. Based on the group’s unique experience at “Logos” worship services, the project contains original songs, traditional hymns, two live recordings, as well as a rare, previously unreleased chorus written by the late Rich Mullins. Birthed out of its Logos experience, In the Company of…

Galaxy21 Music Signs The Granddaddy Of All Rock Bands

In what’s become the worst-kept secret in Christian music, Galaxy21 Music is proud to add Daniel Amos to the growing roster. The legendary band based in Southern California is unleashing their first studio album in over six years to the public on September 11. Mr. Buechner’s Dream contains over thirty songs on two disks, for a retail price of $16.99. “Mr. Buechner (pronounced Beekner) is Frederick Buechner, a very real Pulitzer Prize nominated author and a Presbyterian minister who has…

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