Barbie Doll Goes to the Dove Awards

Sheri Easter with Barbie Dolls

Barbie Doll at the Dove Awards, from our archives In 1998, Barbie Bazaar magazine accepted a budding young journalist’s pitch to write a story about Christian artists who had played with Barbie dolls at GMA Dove Awards week. The resulting story featured comments and photos from a wide variety of Christian artists including: Ashley Cleveland, … Read more

2009 New Year’s Resolutions of Gospel Artists

Web //–> My New Year’s Resolution for 2009 is… “…to stop eating so much chocolate…it’s my weakness.” – Josh Reedy (DecembeRadio) “…to be closer to God and family.” – Eric Miker (DecembeRadio) “…to have more patience.” – Brian Bunn (DecembeRadio “…to reach further into the world and draw closer to Jesus…everything else works out … Read more

Guardian Goes On-Line–Live Chat Set for Dec. 7

Web //–> All four members of the band Guardian, vocalist Jamie Rowe, guitarist Tony Palacios, bassist David Bach and drummer Karl Ney will be present for a live internet chat on Dec. 7, at 9:30 pm.The chat can be accessed at Guardian, who are scheduled to release their latest studio effort, Buzz, on … Read more

Generation Gap

Web //–> John Wilson – When one takes the time to reflect on a past year as we do every December, it gives one pause. Over the past year, we have reviewed a very eclectic group of material. During this year of 1998, we have reviewed several different types of music: Prelude to Joy … Read more

Rich Mullins Brings Brother’s Keeper Tour to Nashville

Rich Mullins is a self-described ‘good midwestern boy’ who can trace his family’s history back to the heart of Europe, scattered across France, Germany and Ireland in the dreams of immigrants who found a new home in the promise of America. “The significant thing to me about legacy,” he says, “is that there is certainly … Read more

Hopeville Comes to Nashville

Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie McClurkin will all be in Nashville November 11th, at the Municipal Auditorium, as they perform as part of the extremely popular “Hopeville Tour.” “Hopeville,” a Broadway-style musical, and the brainchild of the world’s best-selling gospel star, Kirk Franklin, explores themes of friendship and unity, while having its three main … Read more

First Call

Web //–> First Call – First Call John Wilson ? One of the great strengths of the group First Call, comprised of Marty McCall and Bonnie Keen, is to vocally challenge their listeners with every note they sing. This is shown wonderfully on their newest self-titled project, First Call on Warner-Alliance. As we have … Read more

Signs of Steven

Web //–> Nine years ago, when Steve Curtis Chapman started his rise in the contemporary Christian music scene, there was a minor identity problem to overcome. “There definitely have been people asking me what it’s like being married to Amy Grant,” he says with a laugh, referring to occasional confusion with Grant’s husband, singer … Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month Music Honors Fallen Latino Heroes

photo©2001 by Lauree Leyland for Word Records’ award winning and multi-platinum selling artist Jaci Velasquez, along with a host of other notable Hispanic music celebrities including Emilio Jr., Gloria Estefan, and Jon Secada performed “El Ultimo Adios” (“The Last Goodbye”) at the White House on Friday, October 12th. The song “El Utimo Adios,” originally … Read more

Artists Updates: October 2000

10/31/00SONICFLOOd Launches Fall Tour, Announces New Management and Booking SONICFLOOd Amidst rumors of a band break-up, modern rock worship band SONICFLOOd recently launched the 30-city SONICPRAISe Tour. Between now and November, the tour will visit markets including Cincinnati, Denver, Seattle, and Minneapolis before ending in Atlanta on November 12. In addition, SONICFLOOd has recently signed … Read more


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