~ CA Music Notes: What’s going on inside the music industry in August 2022, featuring Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Dove Awards, MercyMe, TobyMac, Newsboys, Kirk Cameron, Johnny Cash, Phil Wickham, CeCe Winans, William Lee Golden, Kathie Lee Gifford, Sadie Robertson Huff, Jonathan McReynolds, and more ~
August 2022 Music Notes
Amy Grant Recovering from Bicycle Accident; Reschedules Tour Dates
Singer/songwriter Amy Grant is home from the hospital following a bike accident where she sustained injuries. As reported, Grant was wearing a helmet when she hit a pothole during a recent bike ride in Nashville. Although she is reportedly resting comfortably, she was “pretty banged up” according to the Friends of Amy group. Her August concert dates have been postponed to April and June, 2023. More Amy Grant below.
After three years of absence from the public spotlight, Needtobreathe’s Bo Rinehart emerges as “Coy Roy.”
Kel Mitchell, a two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor, producer, comedian, and youth pastor from Chicago, Illinois, has joined Pray.com, the #1 app for prayer and faith-based audio and video streaming content.
Seven-time GRAMMY® winner -platinum artist TOBYMAC‘s greatly anticipated seventh studio recording, ’Life After Death,’ is now available everywhere. Read More. More TobyMac below.
Prolific singer/songwriter Andrew Farriss, best known as the creative force and co-founder of the three-time Grammy-nominated iconic band INXS, released his latest video, ‘You Are My Rock.’
The Gospel Music Association announced nominees for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards on August 10th. Among these nominees, Daywind Music Group accrued 9, including “Inspirational Album of the Year,” “Southern Gospel Album of the Year,” and more.
Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member William Lee Golden and his sons ‘The Goldens’ join together in perfect harmony with the release of “Take It Easy,” from their new 3-album set, ‘Golden Classics’. Read more.
GRAMMY and Stellar Award winner Jonathan McReynolds returns with a new sound on the brand new single, “Your World” (MNRK Music Group). Read more.
Bart Millard to Join Walker Hayes on NBC’s Today Show August 5
MercyMe’s Bart Millard to Perform “Craig” with Walker Hayes on NBC’s The Today Show, tomorrow, Friday, August 5th, during their Citi Concert Series. MercyMe is featured on the recording of “Craig,” from Hayes’ 2021 release Country Stuff the Album.
‘40 Days & 40 Nights of Gospel Music is coming to The Ark Encounter’ August 2 – September 10, 2022 with 150 gospel artists including Ricky Skaggs, The Isaacs, Triumphant, The Hoppers, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Karen Peck and New River, Brian Free & Assurance and TrueSong. Read more.
Sadie Robertson Huff has officially announced the dates for her 2nd annual LO Sister Conference in follow up to last year’s conference that sold out in 24 hours. Taking place on August 19-20, 2022 at Monroe, Louisiana’s Civic Center, tickets are on sale now via losisterconference.com. Read more.
Seven-time GRAMMY® -winner TobyMac recently unveiled the effervescent music video for “The Goodness (feat. Blessing Offor),” the current single from his recently-announced and greatly-anticipated, August 19 release LIFE AFTER DEATH. Read more.
Vince Gill at the Ryman for August Residency
One of the most popular artists in modern country music, with 17 CMA Awards and 22 Grammy Awards – Vince Gill – is gracing the stage at Ryman Auditorium for an August residency.
September 2022 Music Notes
Zach Williams Announces New Album
Zach Williams announces the release of his latest album, A Hundred Highways, coming September 30.
On the American Campfire Revival Class this week, actor Kirk Cameron announced and discussed his latest movies, “Lifemark,” coming in September, the first time he has partnered with the Kendrick Brothers since his 2008 film, Fireproof.
Christian music group, Newsboys, is releasing a deluxe edition of their album, STAND on September 23, 2022.
Legendary gospel songstress CeCe Winans recently announced her first national tour in over a decade. The Believe For It tour is sponsored by Compassion International and will be launching Sept. 21 and coming to 21 cities. Read more.
On Septebmer 9, 2022, six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant will revisit her critically acclaimed 1997 album, Behind The Eyes, exactly 25 years to the day of its original release, with a very special project: Behind The Eyes (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition). Featuring the twelve tracks from the original project and more. Read more.
Kathie Lee Gifford announces THE WAY, moving stories from the Bible brought to life on Sept. 1 as you’ve never seen before written by four-time Emmy award-winning TV personality, actress, and best-selling author Gifford and a team of hit songwriters. Read more.
October 2022 Music Notes
Steven Curtis Chapman’s New Album to Release October 14th
Steven Curtis Chapman has announced the October 14 release of his latest album, Still.
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.
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.
November 2022 Music Notes
The renowned 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.
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
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.
After a successful nationwide theatrical release, Cinedigm is releasing the faith and family film The Mulligan On Demand, Digital and DVD. Starring Eric Close, Pat Boone, Tanya Christiansen.
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.
This week on the American Campfire Revival Class #2, actor Kirk Cameron announced and discussed his latest movies, “Lifemark,” coming in September.
Stay tuned for more music industry news and updates
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