Now the News

Now the News – ELI – ForeFront Records The unique style of this artist is bound to make big news as he gains more exposure. On ‘Now the News’ ELI addresses issues, comments on the world scene, uses biblical allusions, interprets modern media, and continues his poetic musical journey of socially and spiritually conscious lyrics. … Read more

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Solomon’s Wish and The Elms Bring Christian Music Ministry to Bluefield College

Contemporary Christian music lovers from across the region flocked to the campus of Bluefield College, Thursday, March 15 for a concert with rising new bands Solomon’s Wish and The Elms. Those who came enjoyed the sounds of contemporary rock, mixed with “a message for the soul.” Solomon’s Wish, a trio of contemporary Christian artists, who … Read more

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Word Gold: The Music

When Word Records founder Jarrell McCracken committed his sports broadcast-cum-sermon “The Game of Life” to vinyl in 1951 (the snippet you hear at the beginning of this CD), it’s not only safe to say that the thought never occurred to him that his company would lead the charge into a new era of religious-themed music, … Read more

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Left Behind Tour Comes to Franklin

The Left Behind Tour brought some of Christian music’s best-loved veterans as well as some of its most promising newcomers to the stage of the People’s Church in Franklin in January. Interspersing scenes from the movie with songs by the artists, it was a high-tech evening. Kicking off with the high stepping girls from Shine … Read more

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Phil WilsonI imagine when most people picked up “The Michael W. Smith Project,” they didn’t expect to hear that coming off the LP or whatever it was people used back then. But including that song, “Looking Up,” and “Alpha Overture” (Is it just a little bit sad I know all of those songs without looking … Read more

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In a tradition that dates back to the early 90’s, we at Christian Activities try to review (briefly) every Christmas project we can get our hands on to give our readers a little idea of what kind of Christmas music is out there during each holiday season. While we stick pretty closely to the gospel/CCM … Read more

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With a combination of hard and soft acoustic rock, jazz, blues and a bit of folk, what more could someone ask for in a premier cd release? Wade Joye who originates from Columbia, South Carolina, has created a rock solid debut album that has a little something for everyone. Definitely one of the best debut … Read more

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I’ve been near musical theatre all my life: South Pacific, Jacques Brell, and Bash’n the Code. I’ve done my share of OpryLand shows, which brings me to “A Country Christmas.” This Show has been running since the “good years” at the park. OK I’m playing drums in the pit orchestra and we’re having a blast! … Read more

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Atlanta band Third Day played two sold out shows Oct. 28 at First Baptist Church in Franklin. This was their first ticketed concert in the area in over 4 years. This was also the “third day” of the Third Day tour. The band is touring behind its number 1 album Offerings that features new worship … Read more

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