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‘Great Awakening’ coming, say music artists

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Bethel Music, the contemporary Christian music group based in Redding, Calif., is known for its spontaneous worship style and countless online worship videos streaming all over the world. “I think God’s going ...

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David Crowder not your typical Christian musician

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Over the course of a career that includes 16 years fronting the David Crowder Band and now two albums as a solo artist (released under the name Crowder), David Crowder has gained ...

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New music releases just in time for Autumn

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Autumn is here! No matter what day you are reading this article, “This is the day the Lord has a made.” We will rejoice and we will be glad in it. I ...

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Rascal Flatts members talk about raising kids in the faith

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Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus says he and his wife Allison are raising their children Christian because it’s important to have a foundation in Jesus. DeMarcus is a father of two Dylan, 6, and ...

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The conversation with God that blew Matthew West away

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Matthew West is sharing the surprise he felt when, after a long career in music, God told him to go “all in” for Jesus. He hopes his latest album has inspired other ...

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Christian musician collapses on stage

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Annie Lobert, wife of famed Christian musician Oz Fox, is asking for continued prayer. Her husband collapsed on stage during a show over the weekend. “Major emergency prayer request! If you are ...

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Dove Award nominations see new artists

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The Gospel Music Association has announced its nominees for the Dove Awards and several new solo male artists are topping this year’s list. The Dove Awards show will be held at Lipscomb ...

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KC native returns to open Royals game with National Anthem

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Stephanie Varone never tires of performing the National Anthem at stadiums across the country. “I love performing, especially when people feel emotion from my performances,” said Varone, a Plymouth, Minnesota resident who ...

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Rethinking the Christian music culture

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Music and film producer Mark Joseph knows a thing or two about the entertainment industry, having worked for decades in both the Christian and secular worlds. Rethinking both industries is the focus ...

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Summer’s new music releases sizzle

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I hope everyone is enjoying summer. When I think of summer I think of lemonade, watermelon, kids out of school and vacation. I know we all have busy schedules but I would ...

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Facebook restores Gospel group’s music video

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A gospel music group recently had its music video removed from Facebook. Last month, the vocal ensemble, Zion’s Joy, from Indianapolis, posted the video, “What Would Heaven Look Like,” to its Facebook ...

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Creative worship techniques drawing the young, but some say it’s going to far

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At Embassy Church International worship isn’t just hand clapping, solemn hymns and shouts of praise anymore. In the last five years, traditional liturgy has evolved into multisensory events where fog, concert lights, ...

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Michael W. Smith talks grace and love ahead of Faith and Family July 7

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While not officially a stop on his current sell-out tour, Michael W. Smith will headline the 2018 Kansas City Royals Faith and Family event July 7 at Kauffman stadium. Smith will be ...

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Disney cancels huge Christian music festival

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Why would Disney World cancel one of its most profitable events? That’s what fans of the popular Night of Joy Christian music festival are asking. The Orlando-based family entertainment complex officially confirmed ...

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Christian artists nominated for Billboard top music awards

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Thirteen Christian artists have been nominated for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.  They include  Christian artists and albums in six different categories. The categories include “Top Christian Artist,” “Top Gospel Artist,” “Top ...

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Former area church choir singer Kyla Jade could win ‘The Voice’

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UPDATE: Local singer Kyla Jade represented Team Blake Shelton during the live  episode of The Voice Monday night April 16. Kyla belted out the gospel classic “How Great Thou Art” and was immediately voted through to ...

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Gaither Vocal Band Brings Legacy of Talent to KC This Weekend

There are few Christian musical groups that stand the test of time and at the same time, thrive on new fans. One of those is The Gaither Vocal Band, which is coming ...

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November releases include season’s first Christmas offerings

Am I the only one who begins singing or humming Christmas tunes somewhere around October and November? When anyone asks me what my favorite holiday is, I always answer with Christmas. Christmas ...

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August heats up with new music releases

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. It’s August and school is almost back in session. I encourage you to make these last few days with your kids the most memorable. Our ...

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Summer Baseball and Music: Something For Everyone

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July. July is the month where families and friends get together to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, also known as ...

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A fresh voice takes on the Kansas City music scene

Greetings to the Metro Voice News family and faithful readers. My name is Cedric Austin and I am excited to come on board as the new music news editor for Metro Voice. ...

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Regional festivals help you celebrate the goodness of America

As people anticipate cooler temperatures, one activity that will finally bring them back out of the house as summer ends are the numerous festivals that celebrate America. You’ll have plenty to choose ...

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