GMA Journal: Wednesday, April 25

At 9am sharp I met with the guys from True Vibe in the Provident Suite. This band seems to be a tight-knit group with each guy taking a clear role. According to Jason, Jonathan is the “daddy,” Nathan is the “strange cousin from KY,” Jordan at nineteen years of age is the baby of the … Read more

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Photo Journal: Tuesday’s Provident Showcase

Christian Activities Online was in the house for the Provident Showcase at the Ryman Auditorium. Here are a few of the moments from that event. Click on each small photo for larger view. Take 4: True Vibe sings their a capella “I Live for You” with tight harmonies that reflect founder Jonathan Lippmann’s love of … Read more

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GMA Update: Wednesday, April 25

I started off GMA Wednesday with two great interviews. First I met Inpop Records new band, Superchic(k) at 7:30 am. The girls and guys of the band were standing around in a big huddle when I arrived. We then headed into the Inpop bus to get started. Everyone was really friendly to me. Ben, spoke … Read more

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32nd Annual Doves Awards Handed Out in Nashville

The 32nd Annual Dove Awards, contemporary Christian and Gospel music’s annual celebration of its industry’s achievements, sponsored this year by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), showcased the diversity of the genre on stage and with the awards handed out here tonight at the Grand Ole Opry House before a sold-out audience. Rock band Third Day … Read more

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Dove Winners List

A complete listing of the 32nd Annual Dove Award winners follows. Artist of the Year Third Day New Artist of the Year Plus One Male Vocalist of the Year Steven Curtis Chapman Female Vocalist of the Year Nichole Nordeman Group of the Year Third Day Song of the Year “Redeemer;” Songwriter — Nicole C. Mullen … Read more

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Photo Journal: Tuesday at GMA & Forefront Showcase

Tuesday was really hopping with daily events topped off by the Forefront Latenight Showcase featuring dc Talk. Click on small photo to see full size. Snapshots from Tuesday April 24th The Oak Ridge Boys The Oak Ridge Boys were interviewed in the media room and were eager to remind people they never left their gospel … Read more

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Third Day Big Winners at the Doves

The biggest night in Christian Music is now over for 2001, so for many of us, life resumes its normal rhythms again. For some, life will never be quite the same as they went home with the bronze bird in hand and with the increased awareness of an entire industry. Case in point: the members … Read more

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GMA Update: Tuesday, April 24

It was another great day at GMA week. I started off by going to the “Backstage Pass” which featured a forum with Phil Joel of the Newsboys, Michael W. Smith, Mark Stuart of Audio Adrenaline. Marcia Ware from Way FM hosted the forum. Each artist shared their perspectives on owning independent labels. Toby spoke about … Read more

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GMA Journal: Tuesday, April 24

4:00 pm. Today was a light day for me at GMA. I took one last gander at the displays in the exhibit hall at the Convention Center which was closing down right as I got there. After replenishing the depleted stack of Christian Activities and a couple of brief mini-meetings, I got to hear dc … Read more

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GMA Journal: Monday, April 23

1:10 pm. I arrived at the Stouffer somewhat worse for wear after fighting lunch hour traffic to get back into town. Rushing to the elevators, I found a group was already waiting: Dana Key and Altogether Separate! We climbed in “altogether” and rode up about 18 or 19 floors together. As they got off, polite … Read more

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