Music History

Amy Grant to Release ‘Tennessee Christmas,’ 1st New Holiday Album in Almost 20 Years

Six-Time GRAMMY® Winner and multi-platinum recording artist Amy Grant will unveil her first all-new Christmas album in nearly twenty years on October 21, just in time for the holiday season. A collection of thirteen new recordings, including the title track, “Tennessee Christmas” offers a blend of heartfelt originals and the legendary singer’s own spin on popular Yuletide classics, seamlessly weaving together the joy, love, laughter, and even grief this season brings. Recorded in her home studio in Nashville, Grant collaborated…

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TobyMac Wins Seventh Career GRAMMY® Award

Multi-platinum selling TobyMac was recognized with his seventh career GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for This Is Not A Test at the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. THIS IS NOT TEST, his sixth studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart, No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart and boasted the GRAMMY® nominated No. 1 radio hit “Feel It.” Garnering critical acclaim and notable placement, THIS IS…

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American Idol’s Gospel Music Artists — A Look Back

The influence of the “American Idol®” television series on the popularity of gospel music and the influence of gospel music on “American Idol” has given gospel performers an unprecedented platform in the limelight. Singers from gospel music backgrounds have done well on “American Idol” since the beginning, as have those contestants who have professed their faith. Winners Ruben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia and Jordin Sparks and finalists Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, George Huff, Chris Sligh, Phil Stacey, Melinda Doolittle and…

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