Popular worship artist Kari Jobe was on the K-LOVE Fan Awards red carpet where BREATHEcast had the opportunity to chat about her Female Artist of the Year nomination.
In an article this week entitled "Who Killed Contemporary Christian Music," former dcTalk member Kevin Max left a memorable impression with his quote. "Back in the '90s, you could believe that Jesus Christ was God and create art that was still interesting, and the general market would respond," he said. Thinking about the implications of Max's quote brings to mind another era of Christian music; one where record labels could actually give artists a budget to produce music videos that rivaled their more mainstream counterparts. See if you remember any of these crazy and creative Christian alternative rock songs videos, and tell us about your memory in the comments!
K-LOVE Fan Awards 2015 Worship Song of the Year Winner Lauren Daigle Shines with Hit Single 'How Can It Be'
Newcomer Lauren Daigle excepted her first of undoubtedly many awards at the K-LOVE Fan Award's last night at the Grand Ole Opry.
Worship Duo Shane & Shane Debut 'Scandal of Grace' Music Video of 'The Worship Initiative' [WATCH HERE]
Popular worship music duo Shane and Shane just released their new album The Worship Initiative on April 28, and BREATHEcast was given the opportunity to debut their new music video for "Scandal of Grace."
Lauren Daigle Talks K-LOVE Fan Awards Nomination & Introduces Soldier Brother Leaving for U.S. Army Deployment [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
Lauren Daigle Talks K-LOVE Fan Awards Nomination & Introduces Soldier Brother Leaving for U.S. Army Deployment [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
Newsboys' Michael Tait Talks God's Not Dead 2, Upcoming Album & Tour, and How He Stays Young at K-LOVE Fan Awards [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
Newsboys' Michael Tait Talks God's Not Dead 2, Upcoming Album & Tour, and How He Stays Young [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
Natasha Owens is slated to release her second project, No One But You, August 28th, which was produced and co-written by award-winning producer, Ed Cash.
Contemporary Christian Music Dying? The Case for CCM Beyond Record Sales and Dwindling Christianity [RESPONSE]
Contemporary Christian Music, a.k.a. CCM, has been the backbone of believers looking to find music that feeds their soul and heart in order to be closer to God. But could it be, that this very driving force of Christians is dying out because of a nearly a 40 million in sales drop off? Well at least one article circulating on the Internet thinks so, and it has the Christian music industry in a bit of a stir on whether this claim is legitimate.
Kari Jobe Opens Up About Ministry with New Husband at K-LOVE Fan Awards [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
For King & Country Reveal Secrets Behind Their Amazing Live Shows [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
'God's Not Dead' Creators Launch Video on Demand Service for Families; Offers Unlimited Access to Pure Flix Faith Based Films [SEE HERE]
Pure Flix announces the acquisition of "I Am Flix" and the launch of their newly re-branded SVOD (subscription video on demand) service, available through the Pure Flix video-on-demand service, www.pureflix.com.
Grammy Award winning group the Newsboys' "We Be Believe...God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour, saw over 30 sold out shows across the country, and will hit the road again this fall to continue the popular tour.
Hillsong UNITED just released their highly anticipated new studio album, EMPIRES, to much acclaim and fan response last week.
After two weeks of a media firestorm surrounding their family, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sat down with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly to answer questions about their son's admitted molestation of underage girls twelve years ago.
'Last Hope with Troy Dunn' Greenlit for UP Network; Show Aims to Get Missing Persons Back to Families
Faith based television station UP just announced that it has greenlit a brand-new original series, 'Last Hope with Troy Dunn' (working title) with real-life missing persons and relationship expert, best-selling author and motivational speaker Troy Dunn ("APB with Troy Dunn," The Locator").
Beyond the Bible Web Show to Feature NewSong; Group Set to Perform 'This Beating Heart' from 'Faithful'
Popular CCM and GRAMMY Award winning group NewSong, is slated to appear on Sunday's "Beyond A.D.," NBC's first-ever digital talk show companion to the hit television series "A.D. The Bible Continues."
The 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards once again worked with Pepsi for a third consecutive year as a sponsor that would put an artist on their soda cans.
"A.D. The Bible Continues" received top honors garnering the Movie and Television Impact Award at the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards. The event was broadcast live on KLove.com from the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. on May 31, 2015, the third annual awards show sponsored by Pepsi was hosted by "FOX & Friends'" Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron.
K-LOVE Fan Awards 2015 Winners for King & Country Reveal Secrets Behind Their Explosive Live Shows [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
BREATHEcast caught up with the artist of the year winners for King & Country on the red carpet of the 2015 KLOVE Fan Awards and the popular duo revealed the inspiration and process behind their unforgettable performances.
UP Reality Series 'Bringing Up Bates' Returns with 14 New Episodes This Week; Highlights Family Engagement, First Pregnancy & Joyful Birth [SEE HERE]
UP, the network for feel good TV for you and your family, presents the return of the hit UP Original Series "Bringing Up Bates," which takes a fresh look at a loving American family with 19 children and larger-than-life personalities, for an all-new season. The series returns for its second season with 14 all-new episodes exclusively on UP, starting this Thursday, June 4 at 9 p.m. EDT.
Hillsong UNITED's song "Oceans" off of their album Zion was the #1 Christian song of 2014, and still clings to the tops of the charts after 88 weeks. Now they have just released their followup album, Empires. They take care to present the image of a rotating cast of worship team members that cycle in and out of focus when called upon. But just who are the individual voices "Oceans," "Touch the Sky,", and "Captain"? With a new documentary film about the band being released in September of this year, now seemed like a good time to find out.
'90210' Actor Luke Perry Stars in & Produces Upcoming Heartwarming Faith Based Film 'Welcome Home' [SEE HERE]
Production wrapped over the weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on the UP Premiere Movie Welcome Home, starring and executive produced by Luke Perry (90210).
Tooth & Nail Records Ultimate Top 10 Playlist Volume 1 – UnderOATH, MxPx, Family Force 5, and More [VIDEOS]
Christian rock label Tooth & Nail has been churning out an assortment of rock bands and artists for a little over 20 years, and BREATHEcast has decided to compile some of our favorite tracks. Of course these are not the "be all end all" of lists, and some of these songs may not necessarily be the best by this particular band, but for the sake of diversity we mixed it up. Also, for this list, we went with songs that had a legitimate music video rather than a live performance or audio. Another stipulation is that the band had to be on the label at the time, and also under strictly T&N, and not Solid State, BEC, or any of the umbrella labels (exception UnderOATH who are on two). Over the next several weeks BC will be compiling various playlists, so stay tuned!
GRAMMY Award winning band THIRD DAY will be streaming a live concert this Saturday June 6, from Atlanta, GA.
Winter Jam 2015 Movie Coming Soon; Film Follows Artists Such as Skillet, for King & Country, and More
With the recent announcement (and subsequent delay after Warner Bros. decided not to continue distributing it) of Hillsong's own musical theatrical venture, it shouldn't come as a surprise for one of the world's largest tours to get in on the theatrical action.
As Cities Burn 'Son, I Loved You at Your Darkest' Reunion Tour Tickets Available; Release New Song 'Prince of Planet Earth' [VIDEO]
Rock band As Cities Burn is back to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their album Son, I Loved You at Your Darkest, and they also released two new songs for the celebration.
Christian rapper KB took his lyrics to the sky sometime over the last two weeks as the title of his album, Tomorrow We Live, was written across the NYC skyline by small planes.
Word Entertainment Artists Bring Home 5 Awards at K-LOVE Fan Awards 2015; Wins Include Artist of the Year, Best Live Show, & More
Christian music label Word Entertainment celebrated a big night at the K-Love Fan Awards where their artists took home an impressive five awards along with performances and presenting slots throughout the evening.
Last night was the 3rd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at The Grand Ole Opry House, and the night showcased some of Christian music's best artists. The event was presented by Pepsi and hosted by FOX & Friend's Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron.
Christian singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy showed off the cover of her new album, No Longer My Own on Facebook.
Audio Adrenaline's Former Guitarist Barry Blair Looks to Fund Jazz Christmas Album with IndieGogo Campaign
Musician and producer Barry Blair, most known for his work as the original guitarist for Audio Adrenaline, is gearing up to create a jazz Christmas album and has taken to IndieGogo to raise funds.
Sidewalk Prophets' New Album 'Something Different' Coming in August; First Single 'Prodigal' Available with Pre-order [DETAILS]
Christian pop-rock band Sidewalk Prophets will be releasing their third Fervent Records studio album on August 28, which will end a three-year wait for fans of the Dove Award winning band.
They were called the most popular Christian music act of all time, and when they announced their hiatus in 2001, they left their fans in a state of shock. The trio of Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait and Kevin Max had bridged the gap between pop, hard rock and rap long before mainstream bands like Linkin Park. Not only were they authentically groundbreaking, were tremendously well recieved -- the rarests of species among musical groups. Twenty-eight years after dcTalk formed on the campus of Liberty University, the band continues to cast a long shadow over the contemporary Christian music stars of 2015.
K-LOVE Fan Awards 2015 Winners, Performances, and Play-by-Play; For King & Country Win Big [Full Coverage]
The K-LOVE Fan Awards 2015 were tonight in Nashville, Tennessee and the festivities were as grand as expected with Christian music's best entertainers all in one room together.
For a band that started as a side-project for all of its members, Skillet has had surprising staying power. Their relentless touring schedule and ability to adapt in a changing Christian music landscape are certainly part of the secret behind their success. Now active on the scene for nineteen years, the band's inventiveness, work ethic and sheer talent continue to carry Skillet's music to new places as they cultivate an ever-growing fan base.
Emery's Toby Morrell Loves the 'Freedom' of Independence, Clears Up Devin's Role, & Reveals East Coast Tour [INTERVIEW]
Christian rock band Emery just released their first album in nearly five years, You Were Never Alone, and lead singer Toby Morrell chatted with BREATHEcast about the early success of the record, the return of Devin Shelton, and their crazy music videos.
The Christian themed film about the perseverance of two siblings, "Brother's Keeper," hits select theaters with its compelling story of forgiveness and hope.
NBC's 'A.D. The Bible Continues' has been introducing the book of Acts to millions of people weekly, and this week viewers will see Saul ask Peter for forgiveness.
Matt Redman Debuts 'It is Well with My Soul' Single & Video at Abbey Road Studios; Pre-Orders of 'Unbroken Praise' Available [WATCH HERE]
Popular worship leader/songwriter Matt Redman will be releasing a new, full-length album titled Unbroken Praise on June 16 (sixstepsrecords), and it is now available for pre-order at iTunes.
GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp will make his debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage this Tuesday, June 2. The Opry, celebrating 90 years of music this year, showcases a mix of country legends and contemporary chart-toppers at each performance. For Tuesday's show, Camp will join artists such as Rascal Flatts, Larry Gatlin, Gloriana and more. Camp’s debut will follow his appearance at the KLOVE Fan Awards, which will be held on Sunday also at the Opry House.
The smell of summer in the air, grass underneath your feet and your favorite Christian musician performing live on stage just a few feet from where you're standing: it sounds like a concert lover's dream come true. But the sheer amount of planning, packing and the very crowds themselves can be an intimidating thought to a rookie on the festival scene. BREATHEcast has rounded up the details on 2015's biggest outdoor music festivals, along with a guide for what you need to know before you hit the road. If you've wanted to go to a festival in the past, but hesitated, know this: there has never been a better year to get started. The biggest acts in Christian music (we're talking Lecrae, Tobymac, For King and Country and the Newsboys) figure heavily into the line-ups on the festival circuit this year. This summer, don't let anything stop you.
Christian Author Rachel Held Evans Introduces Singing Sister Amanda Opelt's 'Seven Songs' and The Blessed Lack of Assurance
Rachel Held Evans, the blogger that gave us A Year of Biblical Womanhood a few years back, devotes quite a bit of time in her new bestselling book, Searching for Sunday, to talking about how much she admires her younger sister, Amanda Opelt (nee Held). Although Evans is the older sibling, she readily admits her tendencies to be jealous of Amanda's precocious piety and natural beauty, among other things. In a blog post on Tuesday, Rachel Held Evans introduced her sister to her audience in a more personal way than ever before, with a post written by the musician and a link to Opelt's new album, 'Seven Songs'.
Blanca's 'Who I Am' Best Exemplifies Singer's Mission Statement; Says She Wants to Leave an 'Impact on People's Lives' [INTERVIEW PART 2]
Blanca, a powerful Christian singer who just released her new album, knows the power music has its listeners and makes sure to focus on her own message in her songs. Yesterday, BREATHEcast introduced the singer and her album, and in part we discuss her heart and passion. (Read part one here).
With the box office success of Four Blood Moons, a docudrama based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name by John Hagee, Inpop Records and Difference Media are poised to release the official motion picture soundtrack June 23.
Audio Adrenaline's Adam Agee Says He Doesn't Think About a 'Jesus Quota' When Writing; Reveals Initial 'Pressure' of Role [INTERVIEW]
Christian rock mainstays Audio Adrenaline are back for the third installment of the band, and after releasing new record Sound of the Saints, it looks like they are here to stay awhile. BREATHEcast had the opportunity to chat with new lead singer Adam Agee about his new role, the Hands & Feet Project, and his favorite classic Audio A songs.