September Artist Updates

Essential Records’ new pop group True Vibe received a warm reception by the multitude of teens participating recently in two Radio Disney Live! World Tour 2001 events.
The tour featured True Vibe in concert at the 25,000-person capacity Tweeter Center in Philadelphia and the
17,500-person capacity PNC Bank Art Center in New York (Holmdel, NJ) along with artists such as A*Teens,
The Baha Men and Krystal.
Other high profile events featuring True Vibe include the group’s appearances at major shopping malls in
conjunction with The CoverGirl Model Experience Contest. True Vibe has teamed with top teen brands
CoverGirl and for “CoverGirl Rocks The House!” performances in Atlanta at Lenox Square (10/27)
and Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL, at Tyrone Center (11/10). The contest, sponsored by Alloy, will visit 28 shopping
malls across the country between July and December.
Sierra group members Wendi Foy Green and Jennifer Hendrix each have two children. Now, Sierra’s
newest member, Marianne Adams, has announced that she, too, will soon be a parent.
In the middle of a monster release week with new releases from Jay Z, Mariah
Carey, and Bob Dylan, P.O.D.’s SATELLITE debuts HUGE, landing #6 on the
Billboard Top 200!
133,326 units scanned (highest first week scans in Christian SoundScan history)
– “ALIVE” #1 on MTV’s TRL!
– “ALIVE” #1 on KROQ in Los Angeles!
– “ALIVE” #1 on Christian rock radio charts!
On the heels of the summer success of “Legally Blonde,” and their soundtrack tune “One Girl Revolution,”SUPERCHICK heads into the fall with yet another hit movie featuring their music. “The Glass House” (Columbia Pictures), starring LeeLee Sobieski, was the #1 movie in America last weekend, and features the title cut off their new project, KARAOKE SUPERSTARS.
9/19/01 On Monday Sept. 10 Trent, Tammy Trent’s husband died. Trent’s father was able to get on a plane on the 11th before the whole NY incident took place bt Tammy was unable to fly home due to the closing of the local airports. This statement was posted on her website at:tammytrent
“I have very sad news to report. Tammy’s husband, Trent, was involved in a diving accident during the missions trip to Jamaica. He went diving, but never returned. After about 15 hours of the search crew looking for him, he was found…but he had gone on to Heaven. I am in shock…as many people are. Please spread the word so that as many people as possible can be praying for Tammy and their families and friends. Tammy needs us now… Pray that God will give her an abundance of strength…Heavenly Strength…to get through these next hours, days, and months that she has ahead of her. Also be praying that she will be able to get the rest that she needs in order to get through the days ahead.
In lieu of flowers, the family will be setting up a fund for donations. More information about this will be posted soon.
If you would like to send cards and your condolences to Tammy and the Lenderink family (Trent’s family), you can send them to:
1271 House St.
Belmont, MI 49306
Fax #: (616) 887-7910
9/18/01 Crystal Lewis has written an encouraging song, “When God’s People Pray,”
to call Christians to prayer. It’s a response to her children’s fears in the
terror aftermath and is available for free download and use from crystallewis.
9/11/01 Lisa Bevill just forwarded us this update on Tammy Trent’s husband: “I just talked to Stacey Wilbur at Sparrow/EMI..and they said that they found
Trent’s body this morning. Don’t know specifics..but he has died. Tammy is
basically all alone..her family is not able to get to her and she can’t get
out because of the attacks today on New York.
Please pray for Tammy and her family…lisa
Earlier post from Lisa (“Prayers for Tammy Trent’s Husband”):
Hi! I’m writing to everyone I know in the music business…so that you guys can pass this on to other people who would know Tammy and Trent:
“You all know I’m Tammy Trent’s webmaster. And I’ve been able to get to know her and her husband Trent over this past year. Well, they are down in Jamaica on a missions trip right now. Trent is a diver…and he went out diving yesterday…but he hasn’t come back. He’s been missing for about 15 hours. They have a search party out looking for him. Trent’s dad is down there. But none of Tammy’s family can get down there since no one is allowed to fly anywhere right now. Just really be praying for Tammy and Trent and their families right now. Pray that God will protect Trent wherever he is and that he will be found soon. Tammy and Trent Lenderink are their actual names…
So, please everybody be praying…”
By His Grace,
9/10/01 Steven Curtis Chapman joins Rosie
O’Donnell, Dave Thomas, and 133 regional honorees who will receive the congressional
award on September 11, to recognize their pro-adoption efforts. Chapman’s music video
“When Love Takes You In” premieres at the event. Chapman and his wife adopted a
daughter from China and created a foundation to help others adopt.
Word Records’ gospel division, formerly Myrrh Black
Music, has cut several acts from its roster, including New Direction, Marvin Sapp, The Thompson Community Choir, Kelli Williams, and The Wordd.
9/07/01 Flicker Records new pop/rock band Phat Chance watched their debut album Without You
launch in the top 25 on the Christian Retailing chart, placing them as the highest selling new debut artist for this week. More PhatChance below. The Christian Activities Phat Chance Forum is at:Phat Chance Forum

9/06/01 Jaci Velasquez will be interviewing with E! Television next week! Other great media hits include a feature in December’s Tiger Beat Magazine and the New York Times’ ‘Upfront Magazine’ which reaches 800,000 teens nationwide!Jaci Velasquez Forum
Shirley Caesar is gearing up for the “Sisters In Spirit” tour this Fall starting September 10th with rehearsals. The tour officially kicks off in Huntsville, AL the following week and hits almost 50 markets nationwide. Shirley headlines with Yolanda Adams and Mary Mary tagging on to the bill. Get your quick fix of SHIRLEY on tour and then get ready for a second dose as “Hymns” releases end of October.
9/05/01 Essential Records’ pop group True Vibe has teamed with top teen brands Cover Girl and to perform at major shopping malls in conjunction with The CoverGirl Model Experience Contest. Among the upcoming mall concerts, tagged “CoverGirl Rocks The House!” are True Vibe performances in Atlanta at Lenox Square (10/27) and Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL, at Tyrone Center (11/10). The contest, sponsored by Alloy, will visit 28 shopping malls across the country between July and December. The Christian Activities True Vibe Forum True Vibe Forum
Nicole C. Mullen recently performed on “At Home Live”(Family Net TV) as part of her nationwide promotional tour for last week’s “Talk About It” album release. Other highlights include “brown bag” concert performances to packed- out venues, numerous in-store appearances and drive time radio spots.
9/05/01 Ardent Records’ top rock band Skillet claims No. 1 on SoundScan’s Rock sales chart with its critically acclaimed fifth studio recording, ALIEN YOUTH. Released August 28, more than 10,000 units of the album sold in its debut week at retail. Fans response to the project also landed ALIEN YOUTH at #4 on the coveted Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart. The Christian Activities Skillet Forum is at: Skillet Forum
With their dance/pop first single “Away” impacting Christian Hit Radio (CHR) stations across the country, Kindred Three is looking forward to their self-titled Red Hill Records debut hitting stores nationwide on its new release date of October 2nd. In the weeks prior to the album’s release, Lamar, Shone and Wenche will cross the country on a media and radio promotional tour, visiting cities that include Chicago, St. Louis, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Tampa, among others.
2000s #1 selling new Christian rock act, Relient K, is proving they have major momentum on their new release, “The
Anatomy of the Tongue and Cheek,” scanning almost 9,000 units their first week out (compared to 900 the first week of
their debut release). The Christian Activities Relient K Forum is at: Relient K Forum
Flicker Records band Phat Chance recently celebrated the release of their debut album with a hometown concert in Winston-Salem, NC to a sold-out crowd of over 1,800 people. They were joined by Flicker Records owners Mark Stuart, Will McGinniss as well as the other members of Audio Adrenaline for a three-hour high-energy performance that had fans on their feet throughout the night. Fans stood in line for over two hours to meet the five members of Phat Chance and have copies of Without You signed. The Christian Activities Phat Chance Forum is at:Phat Chance Forum

09.04.01 Grab an insider’s look as Rachael Lampa’s first book, Rachael Lampa Backstage Exclusive, releases this month on Tommy Nelson publishing. And if seeing is believing, catch RACHAEL out on the 40-city Rebecca St. James “Wait For Me” Tour along with Tree 63.
* 8,696 units scanned combined
* Debuted at #5 on the Top Christian Albums chart
* Debuted at #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart
* #1 on the Virgin Megastore Columbus, OH coveted Top 30 wall at this
location. (#2 was Aaliyah, #3 Alicia Keys)
* 1,821 units scanned in the general market (21% of total)
* The band played Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA over the weekend and sold
530+ units in one night.
* Top sales market’s included Columbus, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia,
L.A., Dallas, Boston and New York.
In addition, Relient K has been chosen as the featured recording in the
Tower Records Developing Artist Program for the Washington D.C. region from
Oct 25 – Nov 29, which will include mandatory in-store play, listening
stations, and more in 12 Tower Records locations including Washington D.C.,
Annapolis, MD., Philadelphia, Richmond, VA., Cherry Hill, NJ. and Fairfax,

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