Music History

A Salute to Gospel Music at the White House

Web //–> George W. Bush and his wife Laura President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush hosted a concert entitled, “Celebrating America’s Gospel Heritage – A Salute to Gospel Music,” at the White House in the East Room on February 14. The Gospel Music Association (GMA) will produce the program for the White House. Recording artists Michael W. Smith and CeCe Winans served as emcees for the concert, which will feature performances from fellow gospel artists Shirley…

The Jonas Brothers: Good, Clean Fun for Your Teens

Web //–> Why the Jonas Brothers? I’m glad you asked! Popular culture is the shiny grappling hook that attracts teens and tweens, and there is no bait more enticing on that hook than popular music. The artists and groups your kids listen to will have as much impact on them — or possibly more impact on them — than church or school, and will possibly exert more influence on them than YOU do if you are not careful. It…

Stryper 25th Anniversary Tour

When you think of Christian rock, yellow and black spandex and makeup in the 1980s, what band springs to mind? Legendary Christian rock band Stryper, of course! Now Stryper has announced plans for a 25th Anniversary Tour, hitting 50 cities in North America this fall before going international in January and February 2010. Stryper’s upcoming studio album Murder by Pride (Big3 Records) will be released in July.The Stryper 25th Anniversary Tour, scheduled to launch in September 2009, will be a…

A 2002 CCM Thanksgiving

What are your favorite artists up to this Thanksgiving? Here’s how some of the CCM artists spent Thanksgiving in 2002, featuring Michael Tait, tobyMac, Kevin Max, Benjamin Gate, Rebecca St. James, and more of your favorite Christian artists. Michael Tait and Tait drummer Chad Chapin will be staying in Nashville for Thanksgiving, spending the holiday at the home of Tait’s manager. Tait bassist Lonnie Chapin will be in Ohio for the holiday, spending time with his girlfriend and her family….

Return to Mayberry: Andy Griffith Returns Home (2002)

The 50th anniversary of “The Andy Griffith Show” was October 2010 In honor of in honor of the 50th anniversary of “The Andy Griffith Show,” we present this look back at the dedication of the Andy Griffith Parkway in October of 2002. After a 45 year absence from the small North Carolina town where he grew up, singer, actor and story-teller Andy Griffith returned home. Griffith, 76 and a resident of Manteo, NC, was the honored guest at a ceremony…

BeBe Winans Releases First Live Album in 2002

In a career that has spanned two decades, garnered every accolade the music industry can bestow, and sold millions of records, it is difficult to believe there can still be “firsts” to attain. But with the release of “BeBe Winans Live And Up Close,” the multi-Grammy Award-winning singer and producer will indeed release his first “live” album on March 5, 2002. Recorded in Washington D.C. before a standing-room-only crowd this past November, “BeBe Winans Live And Up Close” will air…

Touched by an Angel Premieres Steven Curtis Chapman Tune

Grammy-award winning, Sparrow recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman recorded a Christmas song, “A Winter Carol,” which will be featured on a special holiday episode of the CBS drama series, “Touched By An Angel” which will air in a special timeslot this Sunday, December 16, 8:00PM ET/PT. Written by David Wells, Chapman recorded “A Winter Carol” specifically for the show. “Touched By An Angel,” now in it’s eighth season, regularly airs on Saturday evenings. The show is executive produced by Martha…

31st Annual Dove Awards Brings Local and World Celebrities to Town

Thirteen-year-old, chart-breaking vocalist, Charlotte Church, Superbowl championship quarterback Kurt Warner, television personality Kathy Lee Gifford and Titans coach Jeff Fisher were among the celebrities appearing on the 31st Annual Dove Awards, at Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry House Thursday, April 20, 2000, at 8 p.m. (CST). Church is the youngest solo artist ever to achieve a Top 30 album on the U.S. charts. According to SoundScan, her debut album Voice of an Angel, which has earned a Dove Award nomination…

Andy Griffith – Old Wood and Wine (1996)

The 50th Anniversary of “The Andy Griffith Show” was October 2010 Although Andy Griffith may have left Mayberry far behind, as the old saying goes, “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.” No matter how far Andy has gone in his life, he never left his roots far behind. When he was a child in Sunday School in Mt. Airy, North Carolina where he was born and raised,…


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