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Music

“Highest form of song is prayer:” Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa

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In Bob Dylan’s March concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the iconic musician and songwriter performed two of his overtly Christian songs,  “Gotta Serve Somebody” and “Every Grain of Sand,” not to mention ...

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Christian hip-hop is a ‘bridge’ between the church and the world, Lecrae says

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The music by Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae and his label Reach Records may not yet be in your church hymnal, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t heard it — especially if you ...

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Michael W. Smith records song in support of Ukraine relief efforts

Singer Michael W. Smith was devastated to learn about the ongoing atrocities committed by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. “I just can’t comprehend how somebody can just go in and just ...

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“Build My Life” ranked as top worship song last year

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“Build My Life” by Pat Barrett was the most popular worship song of 2021, according to research by Faithlife. The church technology company reviewed 2.7 million songs that churches sang and 91,000 ...

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The world considers Christians crazy – and new song from Casting Crowns agrees

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The world often thinks of Christians as being crazy, and the Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns don’t mind the phrase. They recently released an anthem called “Crazy People” in which the group ...

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Christian music fans mourn death of Jay Weaver of Big Daddy Weave

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Condolences continue to come in for Jay Weaver of the Christian music group Big Daddy Weave died on Sunday from complications of COVID-19. Weaver, who played bass guitar and sang for the ...

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Grammy winner explains why Adele is right about not shuffling your albums

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For as long as albums have existed, they have offered listeners wonder, hope, truth and reality concerning the state of the human condition. This is achieved through a group effort. Artists, producers, songwriters, ...

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The story behind O Holy Night

O Holy Night remains one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols. But in 1847 it started with a French poem written by Placide Cappeau, a wine merchant, mayor of the town, ...

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5 Christmas songs with lyrics that are theological masterpieces

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The songs of Christmas are quite literally in the air this time of year, serenading us on radio, in our homes or in restaurants and stores. Like it or not, many may ...

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Terry Scott Taylor wraps his 50-year career with ‘This Beautiful Mystery’

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“This Beautiful Mystery” is the latest, and perhaps last album of Christian rock icon Terry Scott Taylor and its message of mortality is one we need to hear. In George MacDonald’s short ...

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2022 Grammy nominations include many popular Christian artists

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Several popular Christian musicians received Grammy award nominations earlier this week. The gospel and Christian categories, including some of the most transformational and empowering faith-driven music emerging today, often are overlooked during ...

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Virtual Christian performer JC releases first single, “Biblical Love”

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Christian music lovers may enjoy listening to a performer named JC, but they will never see him in concert. A Christian entertainment and media company has released a new single performed by ...

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Amy Grant inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Amy Grant is the newest inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The classes of 2020 and 2021 were officially honored during a 50th and 51st Anniversary Hall of Fame Gala. ...

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas with 10 new albums releasing

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November is just around the corner, and Christmas music can’t be far behind. At least 10 Christian artists have released new albums. Zach Williams  is putting his own spin on Christmas classics ...

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Chris Tomlin drops plans for VIP tickets after criticism about celebrity culture

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Christian musician Chris Tomlin has eliminated the VIP ticket option from his latest tour, which is scheduled to include Kansas City’s T-Mobile Center in February. Ticket options initially included a pricey VIP ...

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Dove Awards return in person with Steven Furtick, CeCe Winans

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The GMA Dove Awards will return to a live, in-person event Oct. 19. The show, broadcast from Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee,  will air exclusively on TBN on Fri., Oct. ...

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“The Jesus Music” documentary impresses audiences, critics in opening weekend

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The faith-based documentary “The Jesus Music” posted a strong opening weekend, finishing fourth in per-theater average and in the top 10 in attendance. The groundbreaking film earned an estimated $560,250 despite opening ...

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The story behind Keith and Kristyn Getty and “In Christ Alone”

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The melody that changed the life of Keith Getty was first scratched out on the back of an electric bill in a humble flat in Northern Ireland. This isn’t great, he thought ...

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K-LOVE listeners raise money for 400 Convoy of Hope hurricane relief trucks

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K-LOVE listeners across the country raised enough money for Convoy of Hope to send the equivalent of more than 400 trucks filled with relief supplies to survivors of Hurricane Ida. “In their ...

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Taliban executes Fawad Andarabi, Afghanistan’s version of John Denver

The Taliban has executed Afghanistan’s most famous singer. Fawad Andarabi, a national icon considered by some the country’s version of singer John Denver, was dragged from his home and shot in the head. ...

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Maverick City Music is bringing gospel to a new generation

Christian artists seldom top secular charts or appear on Times Square billboards. The contemporary Gospel band Maverick City Music has done both, resonating with a cultural moment outside the pews. Many have ...

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Singing in church prepared Jennifer Hudson to play Aretha Franklin

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Jennifer Hudson says her own connection to Gospel music helped her fill the role of Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic RESPECT. Hudson may not have taken on the “Queen of Soul” ...

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Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kan. returns for 49th year

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The popular Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kan. will take place Sept. 15-19 with organizers releasing talent line-up. This year’s event will be the 49th annual and the public, eager for a ...

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“The Jesus Music” film traces history of contemporary Christian music

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A new documentary film schedule for release on October 1 will trace the history of contemporary Christian music. “The Jesus Music” takes viewers on a journey throughout the years as told by ...

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Zach Williams looking forward to baseball and music at Royals Faith & Family Night

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Although Zach Williams is from St. Louis Cardinals country in northeast Arkansas, he also was a fan of several Kansas City Royals. “Where I grew up, almost everybody roots for the Cardinals,” ...

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