~ CA Music Notes: What’s going on inside the music industry in July 2022, featuring Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Stryper, MercyMe, Kathie Lee Gifford, TobyMac,Jim Sonefeld, Lee Greenwood, CeCe Winans, Sadie Robertson Huff, The Oak Ridge Boys, and 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.
Amy Grant Hospitalized After Bike Accident
Contemporary Christian and pop singer/songwriter Amy Grant is in the hospital is in the hospital for treatment and observation following a bike accident on July 27. She was not seriously injured, but the 61 year old singer sustained cuts, bruises and lacerations. Please keep the beloved songstress in prayer. Read more. More Amy Grant below.
Hootie & The Blowfish Drummer Jim Sonefeld Drops New EP
“Remember Tomorrow,” the new EP by Hootie & The Blowfish drummerJim ‘Soni’ Sonefeld is available now. Read more.
Oak Ridge Boys Plan Christmas In Tennessee at Gaylord Opryland
The Oak Ridge Boys announce 39th Annual ‘A Country Christmas’ celebration Christmas dinner show is returning to Gaylord Opryland Resort n November. Read more.
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.
Medical Musical Group to Celebrate Veterans’ Day in Nashville
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.
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.
Amy Grant’s ‘Behind the Eyes’ Celebrates 25 Years
On September 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.
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.
CeCe Winans Tour–First in a Decade
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.
Kathie Lee Gifford Announces Debut of New Musical, THE WAY
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.
World’s Largest Christian Music Festival Returns to Ark Encounter in August
‘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 Announces 2nd LO Sister Conference
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.
TobyMac Premiers Music Video for ’The Goodness’; Releasing ’Life After Death’ Aug. 19.
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.
Lauren Talley’s ‘Lord’s Prayer’ Gives Power to Beloved Words
Lauren Talley follows the release of “Shut Him Up,” her first song in almost two years, with “The Lord’s Prayer,” marking the beginning of a new era for the Gospel singer as she works on her first record as a full-time solo artist. Read more.
Stay Prayed Up
Stay Prayed Up, a documentary celebrating harmony, fellowship, and a “church gospel noisy crew” is releasing on DVD and On Demand July 5, on all major platforms, including iTunes and Amazon.
Lee Greenwood Has Busy 4th of July Planned, July & August Concerts
Lee Greenwood, best known for his signature song “God Bless the U.S.A.,” will kick off the July 4th weekend with appearances on Newsmax and One America News Network before hitting the road for shows and then on July 4th will appear on News Nation. Check out his concert dates through August. Read more.
New Single from Stryper ’Rise to the Call’
Legendary, heavy metal band Stryper recently released their latest single “Rise To The Call,” on June 24th, off their upcoming album set for release later this year. This new album release, was produced by front man Michael Sweet. Read more.
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