~ CA Music Notes: What’s going on inside the music industry in October 2022, featuring Newsboys, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin, Erica Campbell, MercyMe, Avalon, Josh Turner, Phil Wickham, Amy Grant, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kirk Franklin and more! ~
October 2022 Music Notes
Christian Activities Celebrates 30 Years
Thirty years ago, on October 1, 1992, the first issue of Christian Activities was published and distributed across Middle Tennessee. Read more
Newsboys Stand (Deluxe) Now Out
Newsboys’ album, STAND (Deluxe) is available now. In this edition, the beloved Christian music group serves up three new recordings, elevating the album to a full 14 tracks. Read More.
Expanded Edition of Avalon Worship Project Out Now
The Expanded Edition of the Avalon Worship project released September 30, including a total of sixteen tracks – eleven studio recording and five live recordings.
Steven Curtis Chapman’s New Album to Release October 14th
Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman has announced the October 14 release of his latest album, Still with pre-orders starting now. Chapman is offering three instant songs – the previously released title track, his current single “Don’t Lose Heart,” and “I’m Alive.”
53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards Date Announced
The 53rd annual GMA Dove Awards are coming up in October. Although the ceremony will take place Oct. 18, 2022, the telecast will be three days later on Oct. 21 at 10 pm CST.
The Gospel Music Association is pleased to announce nominees for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. Matthew West, Maverick City Music, Anne Wilson, FOR KING + COUNTRY, Phil Wickham Lead Artist Nominations for 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. Nominees revealed by Chris Tomlin, Jimmie Allen, Erica Campbell and more in livestream event. Read More.
Chris Tomlin and Erica Campbell Named as 53rd Dove Awards Hosts
Chris Tomlin and Erica Campbell Named 53rd Dove Awards Hosts The Gospel Music Association is pleased to announce Erica Campbell and Chris Tomlin as the hosts for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. Read more.
53nd Annual GMA Dove Awards Performers Revealed
Who Are the 53nd Annual GMA Dove Awards Performers? Performers include Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham, and Gateway Worship.
More Presenters Announced for 53rd Annual Dove Awards
In addition to previously announced performers Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham, and Gateway Worship Español ft. Daniel Calveti, Becky Collazos, Christine D’Clario and Josh Morales, the night will also include Anne Wilson, Blessing Offor, and more. Read more.
MercyMe Fall Tour, New Single
MercyMe Live 2022 Fall Tour Multi-Platinum band MercyMe announces “MercyMe Live 2022,” an arena tour hitting 19 cities this fall and featuring returning special guests Rend Collective and Andrew Ripp. Launching Oct. 20 in Saginaw, Michigan, and concluding Nov. 20 in Norfolk, Virginia. Read more.
MercyMe Plans 11th Studio Release
MercyMe has announced that their 11th studio project, ALWAYS ONLY JESUS, will be available everywhere October 21, 2022.
November 2022 Music Notes
Medical Musical Group to Celebrate Veterans’ Day in Nashville
The Medical Musical Group will celebrate Veterans’ Day in Nashville on Friday, November 10. The Medical Musical Group concert will be Patriotically themed around Veteran’s Day with title, “AN AMERICAN RESURRECTION: Yes, I’ll Rise Again.” Read more.
Petra’s 50th Anniversary Nashville Concert
Fri Nov. 4, 2022 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Cornerstone Church
Petra, one of the most popular and influential bands in Christian music history, retired from touring in 2005. Now the legendary rock band is doing a limited run of tour dates to celebrate 50 years as a band. The event in Nashville is being filmed and is sure to be the capstone of their 50th Anniversary tour.
Josh Turner Debuts First Christmas Special
Josh Turner’s first-ever Christmas Special KING SIZE MANGER will debut on UPtv on November 18 and will also be available on DVD.
December 2022 Music Notes
Phil Wickham’s BEHOLD Christmas Nights Coming to West Coast
Phil Wickham has announced he is presenting his BEHOLD Christmas Nights Christmas tour on the West Coast this December with special guest Anne Wilson
Kennedy Center Announces 45th Class of Honorees Including Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, U2, More
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts recently announced the selection of five Honorees who will receive the 45th Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements: GEORGE CLOONEY, AMY GRANT, GLADYS KNIGHT, TANIA LEÓN, AND U2. The ceremony will take place on Dec. 4. Read more.
Oak Ridge Boys Plan Christmas In Tennessee at Gaylord Opryland
GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys, will return to the Gaylord Opryland Resort to celebrate the 39th Annual ‘A Country Christmas.’ Read more.
Reggie and Ladye Love Smith Release First Christmas CD
Gaither Music Group has announced the release of the debut Christmas recording from acclaimed vocalists and Gaither Homecoming favorites Reggie & Ladye Love Smith. Read more.
Movies & Theater
Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon in Theaters in Dec.
Fathom Events, Kingdom Story Company, WTA Media, and Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie have partnered to release “Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon” in theaters December 5,6 & 7 based on conversations with Cash that have never been heard before. Read more.
Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas on Lifetime Dec. 10
Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas Set to Premier December 10 at 8/7c on Lifetime.
Lifemark Has Solid Opening Weekend
Lifemark, (starring Kirk Cameron) the inspirational true story of a young man’s journey as he sets out to meet his birth parents. has had a big weekend at the box office with solid numbers for its opening weekend. Read more.
C.S. Lewis on Stage: Further Up & Further In Coming this Fall
From Fellowship for Performing Arts, the producers of The Screwtape Letters, and starring award-winning actor Max McLean, comes the premiere of a dazzling, new theatrical experience that will take you Further Up & Further In the wit and wisdom of C.S. Lewis. Read more.
Stay tuned for more music industry news and updates
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