Posts Tagged ‘concert’

Phil Keaggy Named Greatest Christian Rock Guitarist of All Time

Legendary Gospel Music Hall of Famer and guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy has been named the Greatest Christian Rock Guitarist of All Time by Classic Christian Rock Zone.

Billy Joe Shaver on His Outlaw Life and Hard-Fought Comeback

Billy Joe Shaver likes to drink Red Bull. A lot of Red Bull. In Nashville, he sits in a small conference room at his record label’s office, located above Grimey’s New and Preloved Music. At his feet lies a tattered old bag adorned with images of bald eagles, filled with at least six cans of the potent energy drink.

Word Entertainment Artists Receives Six Grammy Nominations

Francesca Battistelli and for KING & COUNTRY Receive 2 Nominations Each; NEEDTOBREATHE and Natalie Grant also among nominees for Contemporary Christian Grammy Nominations.

On the Charts: Taylor Swift Regains Top Spot After Chart Change

Not sure why, but Billboard didn’t include the overall music sales numbers in its chart story this week — so we’re left to assume albums remain down around 12 or 13 percent and tracks are still down 13 percent. We’ll see next week if this data returns. Taylor Swift’s Label Head Explains Spotify Removal UP WITH STREAMING! UP WITH TAYLOR! DOWN WITH TRACK EQUIVALENCY!: Billboard ‘s new chart formula kicks in this week, and, surprise, Number One is not some Spotify-fueled unknown but Taylor Swift, whose 1989  jumps from Number Two to Number One. She sold 281,000 albums by traditional standards, but her newfangled “sales” number, incorporating streaming data from Spotify, Beats Music, Google Play and others, as well as “track equivalent albums,” totals 339,000. I support more streaming data, because that’s the future of music consumption, but the track-equivalent thing seems faked and forced — a chart already exists for tracks, and 10 individually purchased songs from an album isn’t the same as an “album sale.”  HOLIDAY ALBUM OF THE YEAR?: Every year at this time, Americans have a tradition of turning some mediocre holiday album into a smash.

Reba Plays ‘Referee’ in Brooks and Dunn Reunion

It all started over an innocent dinner in Nashville. Reba was there. Kix Brooks was there. Ronnie Dunn was there

Andre 3000 ‘Felt Like a Sellout’ Doing Outkast Reunion Shows

Andre 3000 addressed his concerns over this summer’s Outkast reunion in a conversation with experimental electronic artist Nicolas Jaar for The Fader , admitting that his custom jumpsuits — each emblazoned with a unique phrase — were a way of injecting something fresh into the parade of nostalgia. Why André 3000 Is Bowing Out of Hip-Hop “I felt weird about going out on stage and doing it again,” said the rapper, whose real name is Andre Benjamin. “I felt like people would be like, ‘Y’all are doing all these festivals, y’all are just doing it for money.’ And I felt like a sell-out, honestly. So I was like, if I’m in on the joke, I’ll feel cool about it.” The idea for the jumpsuits — all of which are now on display at Art Basel in Miami — came after Outkast’s comeback show at Coachella, which Benjamin curtly called “horrible.” In fact, Benjamin didn’t even want to do the tour

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Demi Lovato Sings Ariana Grande’s ‘Bang Bang’ Verse At Jessie J Concert And Fans Go Nuts

Demi Lovato surprises Jessie J fans by joined her onstage for Ariana Grande’s “Bang Bang” verse.

Steve Hackett lists 2015 UK dates

Steve Hackett has confirmed a 19-date tour of the UK in October 2015, to follow the release of his next solo album, Wolflight, in the spring.

Controversial pastor Douglas Wilson unveils new music video

Douglas Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho. However, he is probably most known for his lively public debates or intelligent sarcasm. This time around though, he brings his thoughts to you in a package that just plain rocks… literally.

Forever Smokie

In the five-year gap since we last heard from Smokie Norful, the recording artist and Chicago-based pastor asked God what He wanted for the next phase of the multifaceted creative’s ministry-career …

Scott MacIntyre: Blind Eyes Can See

In good times and hard times, Scott MacIntyre sees the faithfulness of God.

Phillips Craig & Dean Point to Jesus Only

Phillips, Craig and Dean realize the hearts and minds of people are gripped with fear. After 23 years of ministry, the trio is still passionate about spreading the good news of Christ to a hurting world.

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