Artist Updates: January 2010



Featuring: Jaci Velasquez, JoDee Messina, Legacy Five, Chris McClarney, Jennifer Shaw, Jonny Lang, Marc Broussard, Josh Hoge, Dave Barnes, Tommy Sims, Amy Grant, Kirk Franklin, Natalie Grant, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, Brenton Brown, Donnie McClurkin, Andrae Crouch, Lindell Cooley, Miley Cyrus, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson, Ben Utecht, Chris And Conrad, Paramore, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift
Three days after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Michael W. Smith had a melody and lyrics running through his head. Today he recorded a song for Haiti with over 40 friends from the gospel music community, including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath, Natalie Grant, Katinas and Wynonna Judd. Details at:
Michael W. Smith, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Wynonna Judd, other artists record benefit song for Haiti

1/27/10 Not only is Grammy Award winner and 2010 Grammy nominee TobyMac busy making plans for his spring tour with Skillet on the ‘Awake Tonight’ tour, but iTunes has teamed up with him on a special weekly song promotion, and this week’s song benefits Haiti. Details at:
TobyMac donates ‘Get Back Up’ song proceeds to Haiti
1/26/10 Chris McClarney, the worship pastor at Grace Center church in Franklin, TN, has released Introducing Chris McClarney today, his debut on Kingsway with EMI CMG Distribution. Details at: Introducing Chris McClarney – singer, songwriter, worship pastor releases new album today.
The People’s Church in Franklin, TN is the site of yet another exciting benefit concert for Haiti, the Haiti Relief Benefit Concert hosted by Brent Gambrell Ministries on Thursday January 28 at 7 p.m. with Jaci Velasquez, JoDee Messina, Legacy Five and more. Details at: Haiti Relief Benefit Concert with Jaci Velasquez, JoDee Messina, Legacy Five in Franklin January 28
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Shaw and her new CD Love Broke Through have recently come to national attention. The first radio single from Love Broke Through, “Your Great Name,” climbed to claim the #3 spot on the CMW Worship charts, and the song “God Loved The World” was chosen as the featured song at the Evangelical Covenant Church conference. Details at: Jennifer Shaw breaking through with songs topping lists, used in special projects.
1/23/10 Another benefit concert with gospel music connections for the earthquake victims in Haiti has just been announced at 12th and Porter in Nashville on January 27, featuring Jonny Lang, Marc Broussard, Josh Hoge, Dave Barnes and Tommy Sims with Heidi Rojas, and Matt Ridenour. Sims was also a part of the Concert for Haiti benefit concert at The Factory in Franklin on January 22. Details at: Healing Haiti 1 Song @ a Time: concert for Haiti with Jonny Lang, Marc Broussard, Tommy Sims, more

1/22/10 Six-time Grammy Award-winner and Nashville native Amy Grant is getting ready to release her latest album Somewhere Down the Road on March 30th, 2010. Details at: Amy Grant’s ‘Somewhere Down the Road’ to release March 30
1/16/10 A group of gospel artists organized by Kirk Franklin, including Natalie Grant, Mary Mary and Marvin Sapp, has gathered in Nashville this evening to record a benefit song for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Details at: Gospel artists Kirk Franklin, Natalie Grant, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp recording benefit song for Haiti
Modern worship songwriter/artist Brenton Brown releases his full-length album, Adoration, Feb. 23 from Kingsway with distribution by EMI CMG.
1/15/10 Donnie McClurkin and Andrae Crouch were honored Friday, January 15 at the 11th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville. Details at: Donnie McClurkin and Andrae Crouch honored at BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon in Nashville
Popular Christian recording artist and worship leader Lindell Cooley will host a very special night of music and ministry Friday, January 15th, at 9:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith channel.
1/12/10 On January 26, Carlos Whittaker, the blogger, officially becomes Carlos Whittaker, recording artist, when he makes his Integrity Music debut with the release of a digital EP. A full CD will release to both retail and digital channels on April 27.
1/11/10 Miley Cyrus made the news and made us smile when she tried to get in the wrong car this week. Details at: Pop princess Miley Cyrus tries to get in wrong car: Miley’s Prius puzzlement – with video. More Miley below!
1/10/10 ‘The Voice’ of Gospel music,Sandi Patty is coming to the Grand Ole Opry and she is bringing Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson, Ben Utecht and Pastor Jim Lyons with her when she presents ‘Sandi Patty and Friends’ at the Grand Ole Opry February 5-7, 2010 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Details at: Sandi Patty at the Grand Ole Opry with Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson, Ben Utecht & Pastor Jim Lyons.
VSR Music Group’s Chris And Conrad have closed their 2009 on a high note thanks to the release of their self-titled debut CD, intensive touring and successful radio airplay. Their debut single, “Lead Me To The Cross,” charted Top 5 on Billboard AC for 12 weeks and continues to be heard on an astounding three radio formats.
1/7/10 The People’s Choice Awards winners were announced tonight and it turns out several have a gospel music connection including: Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.
Details at: People’s Choice Awards winners with a gospel connection: Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Taylor Swift, more.
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