Music

Drive-in Christian concerts will benefit Salvation Army

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Christian artists have teamed up with The Salvation Army to support Americans in need. Contemporary Christian bands and artists TobyMac, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, Mac Powell and Steven Curtis Chapman will ...

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‘He loved the Lord’ and his country, say tributes for singer Charlie Daniels

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Tributes continue to pour in days after a memorial for singer Charlie Daniels. A funeral service held at World Outreach Church in Tennessee drew hundreds  of friends and family, including legends in ...

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Author of beloved hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ overcame racist past

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You’ve likely heard the famous hymn “Amazing Grace.” People the world over love the song. It’s been sung at countless memorial services, civil rights events, and churches. Recently, people in 50 different ...

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Vera Lynn, ‘We’ll Meet Again’ World War II sweetheart singer, dies at 103

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Vera Lynn, one of the world’s most famous singers during World War II, has died at the age of 103. Her rendition of We’ll Meet Again became an anthem for hope during ...

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Christian singer Amy Grant undergoes successful heart surgery

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Amy Grant, one of the most well-known and honored Christian singers of the past several decades, underwent heart surgery this week to repair a longtime condition. The surgery reportedly went well according ...

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Black Gospel music needed within evangelical churches

White evangelical churches have a music problem, and I fear it’s getting worse. This year, the National Museum of Gospel Music is slated to open in Chicago. It will rise from the ...

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The story behind ‘It is Well With My Soul’

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Since its creation, millions have turned to “It is Well With My Soul” for comfort. The hymn,  written by Horatio G. Spafford, remains one of the most beloved songs of all time ...

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Kansas girl Makayla Brownlee wins over American Idol judges with impressive Dixie Chicks cover

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Makayla Brownlee, a 17-year-old from Wellington who comes from a family of musicians, appeared on “American Idol” March 15 and wowed the judges. “You’ve got this little yodel cry, that’s a real ...

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Elizabeth Anne Mall releases two Contemporary Christian singles

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Kansas native Elizabeth Anne Mall has released two Contemporary Christian singles with producer and sound engineer James Kocian through Firstcom Music.  Firstcom Music is a division of Universal Publishing Production Music that ...

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Kanye West drops another new album: ‘Sunday Service: Jesus is Born’

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Kanye West released the much-anticipated album “Jesus is Born,” on Christmas Day. It’s the second Gospel album since the October release of “Jesus is King,” which reached #1 on the Billboard top 200. ...

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Radio Christmas music kicks off this week

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More people are exposed to the Gospel during the Christmas season than any other time of year. But you’d be surprised to know how–Christmas music on the radio. While some complain the ...

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Lecrae, Natalie Grant, others join Kirk Franklin in boycott of TBN, Dove Awards

Rapper Lecrae, Marvin Sapp, contemporary Christian artist Natalie Grant and an avalanche of gospel and secular artists are voicing their support for Kirk Franklin’s boycott of TBN, the Dove Awards, and the ...

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Soul Train award winner Nicole Henry releases her holiday single ‘Angels We Have Heard On High’

Jazz/soul vocalist Nicole Henry will release her first-ever holiday single, Angels We Have Heard on High on Friday, November 8, 2019. Described as appropriately reverent and always uplifting, this track aims to ...

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Singer Kirk Franklin announces boycott of Dove Awards over racial injustice

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The culture war over racial justice has spilled over to the Dove Awards. Singer Kirk Franklin this week announced that he is boycotting Trinity Broadcasting Network, the Gospel Music Association, the Dove ...

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Newsboys United coming to TPAC Nov. 1

The Newsboys United will perform at the Topeka Performing Arts Center in Topeka on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased in person at ...

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Skillet frontman John Cooper willing to defend Christ ‘if it costs me my career’

Skillet frontman John Cooper says he was trying to protect the “little ones of the faith” in a now-viral Facebook post and that he was willing to put his career on the ...

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Lauren Daigle’s world tour will stop in Kansas City next May

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Grammy Award-winning artist Lauren Daigle’s first headlining arena tour will include a performance at Sprint Center in Kansas City next May 28. The 44-city Lauren Dangle World Tour will begin in Australia ...

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Wes Hampton wants to introduce hymns to a new generation

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Singer Wes Hampton is on a mission to introduce a younger generation of Christians to the music he, his parents and his grandparents sang as children. You know: hymns. Hampton, the well-known ...

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Katy Perry loses lawsuit brought by Christian rapper

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Pop artist Katy Perry is being ordered to pay nearly $3 million in damages after a jury found that her hit song “Dark Horse” illegally copied Christian rapper Marcus Gray’s 2009 song ...

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Jeremy Camp wants to ‘share the hope’ of Christ in new album, movie

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For Christian singer Jeremy Camp, the next year won’t be like any other 12-month stretch during his long career. It began in June with the making of I Still Believe — a ...

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Aladdin’ star Naomi Scott says her Christian faith is ‘part of who I am’

Naomi Scott, who plays Princess Jasmine in the new live-action remake of the Disney classic “Aladdin,” said this month she doesn’t know how she would be able to navigate the ups and downs ...

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Singer Mark Schultz headlines benefit concert May 7 for women’s clinic

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Many people don’t realize that popular Christian singer Mark Schultz was adopted. The Dove Award winner  has a passion for babies, moms and adoption and believes that giving to orphans in need ...

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Recent album releases provide a variety of good listening opportunities

Some recent album releases by popular artists offer some new opportunities for listening as well as worship music. Some tracks are better than others, but there is plenty to like, and many ...

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Country music star Josh Turner talks about faith in interview about new album

Nashville’s Music City is home to industry seasoned and sought-after recording studios – like Black Bird – the setting for a conversation with one of country music’s most recognized velvety-baritone voices – Josh ...

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Movie on MercyMe’s hit ‘I Can Only Imagine’ impacting China

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A movie that was the biggest faith-based movie of 2018 is bringing Chinese viewers to Christ. Few thought the film adaptation of MercyMe’s classic track, “I Can Only Imagine” could have such ...

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