Note: Some of these events are not an official part of Gospel Music Week, but are after hours events or additional events.
Saturday, April 21
Denver and the Mile High Orchestra’s Swing Party, 9:30pm. Also at the CMVR presentation on Wednesday morning and
short set that evening at Diamante’s late night.
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
“Live From The Lambs” live broadcast with PFR and special guest.
This special performance will be broadcast live to over 200 stations across the U.S.
Come and join Out of Eden, Sammy Ward and The Katinas and other Christian artists at the GMA Worship Service with Michael
MONDAY, APRIL 23
“Touching Lives” luncheon, Among Thorns (a modern rock worship band) will be performing
songs from its brand new sophomore release, Desperate. Also performing during that time will be Selah, The Katinas and Zoe Girl. The luncheon starts at 11:30am and runs til 1:30pm. It’s free for those
who have registered for the convention under the CMVR or NCRA tracks.
audio adrenaline, t-bone, pillar, riley armstrong and phat chance at FLICKER FEST- Monday, April 23 at Liquid Lounge –2nd and Broadway. Doors open 8:45pm.
everyone welcome, no lists, no badges, no v.i.p’s
Squint/Gotee Late Night @ 328 Performance Hall
featuring PFR, Jennifer Knapp, WATERDEEP and Relient KMonday
328 4th Avenue
Ceili Rain – This “7-headed Celtic pop-rock monster” (as Kathy Mattea described them) will be performing twice during
Gospel Music Week — Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24, 5:00pm-6:30pm both days at Seanachie’s, directly across
Broadway from the convention center (which means it’s about a 5 minute walk).
TUESDAY, APRIL 24
Third Coast Night features: WATERDEEP, Kate Miner, Ten Shekel Shirt
Feed the Children Food Drive #2 (the truck will be located in the front of the Renaissance Hotel)
Gotee presents the 6th Annual Gotee Joint Hip-Hop Night
Featuring Dj Maj, John Reuben, Knowdaverbs and GRITS!
Special guest appearance by Toby Mac!
Location: The Joint (THE INFERNO)
629 3rd Avenue South (between Elm and Lea Streets downtown)
Bring your canned goods to the Renaissance Hotel for the Feed the Children Food Drive (the truck will be located
in the front of the hotel).
Some of our artists will appear at the truck:
John Reuben 10-11am
Dj Maj 11-12noon
Relient K. 11-12noon
Wednesday April 25th
Denver & The Mile High Orchestra will perform one song (the title track, Act the Scat)
along with a preview of their video for that song Wednesday morning at
Diamante Music Group’s CMVR presentation at the Hilton ballroom at 8:00am.
To attend you need to be a GMA registrant with a badge.
Denver & The Mile High
Orchestra will be performing a full concert at 8:00pm at the First Baptist Church outdoor
courtyard on Broadway. This is located directly across Broadway from the
convention center and right next to the Gaylord Entertainment Center
(Nashville Arena). This showcase is free and open to the public. You do not
have to be involved with GMA to attend.
The Gotee Joint featuring The Katinas, Circadian Rhythm, Out of Eden and Sammy Ward! Special
guest appearance by Toby Mac!
Location: The Joint (THE INFERNO)
629 3rd Avenue South (between Elm and Lea Streets downtown)
Gotee hosts the party of all parties: the “Gotee-Doves After Party” featuring Toby Mac and the Gotee
family! Join us as Dj Maj spins the hottest music as we party all night!
Location: The Gotee Joint (THE INFERNO)
629 3rd Avenue South (between Elm and Lea Streets downtown)
Time: Immediately following the Doves until???
Other times: (These are artists we have heard will be on site either doing interviews or making other appearances)
Lead Dove Nominee Third Day Appearances Not to Miss at Gospel Music Week
With numerous media interviews interspersed throughout the week, some of the other highlights during GMA at which convention registrants can see Third Day follow:
Sunday, April 22nd
10:15 am – 11:30 am – Sunday Morning Worship Service for NCRS, Location: Renaissance Hotel – Tennessee Room
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Artist/DJ/Retail Reception, Location: Renaissance Ballroom (For radio & retail only)
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Artist/DJ Liner Taping Session, Location: Convention Center Exhibit Hall (For radio only)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sunday Evening Worship Service, Location: Ryman Auditorium
Monday, April 23rd
8:00 am – 9:30 am – Monday Morning Live, Location: Renaissance Nashville Ballroom * Third Day will make a special announcement at this event.
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Offerings Gold Record Celebration, Location: Cibo, 706 Church Street, Ste. 106. (One block from Renaissance Hotel)
Tuesday, April 24th
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – CHR/Rock Worship Set, Location: Convention Center room 206
Wednesday, April 25th
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – WoW Showcase Luncheon, Location: Renaissance Ballroom * Including a premiere selection from their upcoming fall studio release
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Provident CMVR Presentation. * Third Day members will make a special appearance to close this presentation to retailers.
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Provident Artist Reception, Location: Hilton Suites Ballroom (This is a special reception for retailers.)
Thursday, April 26th
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Dove Awards Pre-Telecast, Location: Grand Ole Opry
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Dove Awards Telecast, Location: Grand Ole Opry * Third Day is nominated for several awards and will perform.
Kindred is currently managed by ReBirth Entertainment out of San Diego, California. Their upcoming album is a multi-format project with songs reaching AC and CHR radio. The group’s first single will go to radio in April. In support of the album, Kindred will be attending GMA Week, with appearances at the CHR radio breakfast and a late night showcase presented by Pamplin Music Group.
Lisa Bevill, who’s current self-titled release has been described as “her most personal album to date, running the gambit from introspective ballads to aggressive, in-your-face, apocalyptic rockers,” has seen success this past
year and continues to do so with the release of the most powerful ballad on the project, Ride, and as she begins to speak at women’s conferences in a new
phase of her music ministry career. She will be available during GMA this
year for interviews Monday – Thursday, April 21-26, 2001.
All Together Separate
With their tight fusion of rock, funk, jazz and soul, the multi-ethnic band
All Together Separate hit the ground running with a Dove nomination last
year. The band’s cut “My Soul Finds Rest In You Alone” has received a Dove
Award nomination for Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year, and the
band has also received a Dove nomination for Ardent Worship: Live Modern
Worship Service at Harvest Christian Fellowship in the Long Form Music Video
category. Last year All Together Separate received three Dove nominations
for their debut self-titled album, including Rock Album of the Year.
Kurt Carr Singers
Gospo Centric Recordsâ€™ hot Gospel group, The Kurt Carr Singers, have kicked
up a storm with their latest release called Awesome Wonder, the title song of
which is nominated for Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year.
Awesome Wonder has sold five times as fast as the groupâ€™s previous release
and has reached #5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and #16 on
Billboardâ€™s Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart.
One Voice Records Latin pop artist Freddie Colloca breaks the language
barrier with his hot new release Dance El Ritmo. Colloca, the new host of
the CBN flagship Latin show
One Cubed, has a wide fan base in Latin American communities and has received
a 2001 Dove Award nomination for Spanish Language Album of the Year for the
Spanish version of his recently released English language debut.
Highly acclaimed Rhythm House Records recording artist Chris Taylor offers an
Euro-rock/alternative pop flavor to his latest album called Worthless Pursuit
of the Things on Earth. Taylor has received a nomination for Rock Album of
the Year for Worthless Pursuit. It is Taylorâ€™s second nomination.
Adding on to the host of #1 rock singles and Dove nominations this band has
received in the past five years, Memphis-based rock band Skillet is nominated
for three Doves this year. Skilletâ€™s album Ardent Worship:Skillet is
nominated for Praise and Worship Album of the Year, “Best Kept Secretâ€™ is up
for Rock Recorded Song of the Year, while Skilletâ€™s album Invincible competes
for Modern/Rock/Alternative Album of the Year.
Drummer phenomenon and popular Latin artist Alvaro Lopez is turning more than
just a few heads. Named one of the Top 10 drummers in the world by Modern
Drummer Magazine, Alvaroâ€™s current Latin American tour is sponsored by Xerox,
Pepsi and Direct TV. His latest release, The Alvaro Lopez Project, hits the
English-speaking world with all the force of the Latin craze.
Twenty-one year old Latin pop singer and One Voice Recording artist Illeana
Garces prepares for her first release, Dare to Love, a high-energy dance
album that challenges her generation to believe in Godâ€™s love.
She grew up singing in various groups and lent her powerful lead vocals to
pop crossover hit “O Happy Day” in the â€˜60â€™s. In 1985, her single “Fall
Down” became the first Gospel single to crossover to the #1 spot on the
mainstream Dance charts. Throughout her entire career, Tramaine Hawkins has
experienced tremendous success in the Gospel and mainstream music markets.
She has won two Grammies and shared the stage with such luminaries as Carlos
Santana and James Brown. Watch out for her upcoming release on Gospo Centric
Records in June 2001.
Ardent Recordsâ€™ newest band Justifide makes waves with their aggressive yet
passionate release entitled Life Outside the Toybox. This incredibly
talented threesome mixes sounds of hard rock, metal, hip-hop and reggae in a
powerful blend with lyrics that reflect the social and spiritual realities of
a new generation.
Rhythm House recording artist and singer/songwriter Mary-Kathryn uses her
expressive voice to pour out her heartâ€™s immense desire to share Jesusâ€™ love
with the world. Her artistically innovative music draws upon cultures from
around the world and calls listeners to join together, despite differences.
Her newest album One Spirit combines French and American folk music, African
beats, Native American rhythms, and Celtic tunes in an ear-catching medley.
Singer/songwriter Mitch McVicker went down in GMA history for his co-writing
effort with Rich Mullins that won him a Dove Award in 1999 for the moving
song “My Deliverer.” Now he is up to something fresh with his sophomore
release entitled Chasing the Horizon, in which his folk-pop tunes come alive.
Acclaimed Pamplin Music recording group Sierra is hard at work recording
their 2001 release. The highly anticipated album, entitled Journey, will be
Sierraâ€™s fourth and most compelling work yet as they demonstrate the vocal
tightness that these three women have come to be known for.
Founding member of the multi-platinum-selling mainstream R&B quartet Dru
Hill, Woody Rock has turned the tables with his move from secular to Gospel
music. Woody’s debut Gospel release Soul Music is anticipated this summer on
Gospo Centric Records. Soul Music combines hip-hop beats, head-nodding
melodies and cameo appearances by hot artists. Woody Rock says that, for
him, Gospel music is the true soul music.
Ardent Records’ 1999 Dove-nominated vocal group Brother’s Keeper has a sound
reminiscent of ‘N Sync flavored with some Memphis funk. Be looking for
Brother’s Keeper’s upcoming project to bow later this year.
Apart from Zoegirl, Aurora was the best-selling new girl group of 2000.
Their single “A World with You” is currently at number 13 on the CHR chart
and climbing. The girls will be launching their second album in early fall.
The leader of the Church Without Walls Choir of Tampa, FL, this R&B/pop
vocalist currently co-hosts “Paula White Ministries,” a morning talk show on
the BET network. Javen recently performed with BeBe Winans, Kirk Franklin
and R. Kelly at the Super Bowl Gospel Extravaganza held January 25 and 26th.
His debut album releases on Pamplin Records on July 24th. Pre-releases will
be available at GM Week.
This talented guitarist for the Newsboys, stepped out to create a project of
his own, much like his bandmate Phil Joel. Jody wrote or co-wrote all of
the songs, sang, played all of the guitars (obviously!) and produced this
very personal album. Jody will be performing a set on the upcoming traveling
Festival Con Dios and is also looking at touring in the fall.
This talented teenager will release her debut project on Pamplin Records in
August. DawnCheré’s upcoming album features danceable songs with addictive
hooks and honest lyrics. She is co-writing her first recorded song “Only
You” with producer Tony Palacios and plans to maintain an active role in the
creative process. DawnCheré will make her debut at Pamplin’s Late Night
showcase on the Monday of GM Week.
Now back with her first album in two years, Stronger, Natalie Grant is set
to impress hearts and ears with her powerful voice and wonderful lyrics.
Currently touring with Max Lucado’s “He Chose The Nails” tour, Natalie
recently was invited to perform at the Grammy Association’s Music Cares
Sound Leadership Awards. To schedule interviews with Natalie, please contact
Burbridge Media at 615/248-1087.
This sixteen year-old singer/songwriter has taken the industry by storm with
her eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock, and pop, a style very different from
many of her teenage counterparts. Fresh off Phil Joel’s Strangely Normal
Tour, Katy will continue to be seen and heard, gracing upcoming covers of
Release, 7-Ball, and Campus Life magazines in addition to touring with
manager/mentor Christian rocker Jennifer Knapp.
Kindred members Lamar, Shone and Wenché, all in their early twenties,
developed their musical talents in the inner-city neighborhoods of San
Diego. With members of Mexican-American and African-American descent, each
vocalist contributes a different musical flavor, ranging from R&B to Latin
to Jazz. Their July 10th debut, produced by John and Dino Elefante with
additional production by Mookie and Dan Needham, challenges the popular
perception of Christian music by reaching a cross-cultural audience with the
gospel of Jesus Christ.
After an extended break, during which she got married and had a baby, Nikki
returns to the Christian music scene with the release of her second album on
Pamplin Records. Due to hit stores on August 7, the majority of the songs
are co-written by Nikki and lyrically reflect a lot of the lessons she’s
learned since her successful debut in 1998. Musically, it’s obvious that her
voice is as powerful and inspiring as ever. A preview of the album will be
available at GM Week.
Pop/rock band SpinAround is reaching audiences everywhere with their
stylistic versatility and their excellent storytelling ability. Their debut
album, Face The Crowd, hits stores April 24th, with the cut “Boy Meets Girl”
chosen to be part of MP3.com’s syndicated radio program to over 190
mainstream stations. They will continue their ministry with a busy tour
schedule this spring and summer.
Currently in the studio working on their second Pamplin Records project,
scheduled to release in late summer, Sierra has been busy performing at
select Women of Faith dates as well as their regular appearances at Women of
Virtue conferences. A preview of the album will be available during GM Week.
To schedule interviews with Sierra, please contact McCain & Company Public
Relations at 615/262-1727.