Worship leader and songwriter Paul Baloche is releasing an “international” album in the French language later this month. It’s titled “Glorieux” (Glorious).
He recorded the album in Quebec and in France, working with translators on his phrasing and word selection.
(Baloche is from a French-Canadian family and has done one other album in French, “Ouvre Les Yeux De Mon Coeur” – Open the Eyes of My Heart).
Here’s a partial song list (in French with English translation…):
1. Glorieux (Glorious)
2. Tu Nous A Sauvés (You Have Saved Us)
3. Tout Mon Espoir (My Hope)
4. Roi Des Cieux (King Of Heaven)
The Dove Awards – now held in the fall – have tickets on sale for the Oct. 15 ceremonies at Allen Arena in Nashville. Tickets range from $200 to $35.
Check the link at http://www.ticketsnashville.com/websales/pages/TicketSearchCriteria.aspx?evtinfo=58263%7Eb8848ad3-00db-4563-927e-996af53ac6db&epguid=d045787d-4bb0-4a51-b3ca-0a670f178bb5&
No word yet on who will host this year’s ceremonies… The Dove nominations list will be released in August.
Shaoey (on right of the center- left photo) and sister Stevie Joy Chapman (bottom and right)
Are you a Mom or Dad who shed a tear or two when you drop off your kids at summer camp?
That happened this week to Mary Beth Chapman – whose two daughters Shaoey and Stevie Joy are spending time at Camp Crestridge in Tennessee.
“Not gonna lie, the drop off involved tears… From mom, not the girls,” tweeted MaryBeth.
We’re not sure of the reaction of their dad – singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman.
Shaoey is now 13 years old and Stevie Joy is 10.
Mac Powell sings at CMA
Christian artists participated in the recent country music fan fair in Nashville also known as CMA:
*Mac Powell got to sing his country songs on the outdoor stage next to Bridgestone Arena.
*Matthew West played at a Sunday morning event on the Riverfront Stage with Ricky Skaggs and Nashville-area pastor Mike Glenn
*Pillar drummer Lester Estelle played drums for Kelly Clarkson during her performance.
Mike Donehey, lead singer of Tenth Avenue North
The band Tenth Avenue North is in a CNN News report about Christian faith on the PGA golf tour, highlighting 2012 US open champion Webb Simpson.
Simpson speaks about a verse he meditated on that seemed to help him during last year’s tournament.
Kevin Streelman and several other golfers are also quoted.
Tenth Avenue North performed at a breakfast sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian athletes where Simpson and others spoke.
See it at http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/06/06/living-golf-bible-breakfast.cnn.html
Jen Ledger (left) and Korey Cooper (center) look at the first copies of their new CD "Rise"
Check out the new Skillet video for their song “Sick Of It” at
It’s from their new CD “Rise” which releases June 25.
Skillet will be performing the song on the “Conan” TV show on July 11, and will tour with Nickelback in Europe this fall.
Kevin Young has added one more girl to his life.
Congrats to Kevin Young, lead singer of the band Disciple.
Kevin and his wife have a new daughter – Blair Naomi Young – born on June 4.
Blair joins big sister Avery in the Young family home.
Disciple will be performing at several festival dates this summer, and be joining Audio Adrenaline on a fall tour.
Blanca: due soon
Singer Blanca Callahan of Group 1 Crew has completed her last concert before she has her baby – hopefully soon.
Lately she’s been hash-tagging her tweets “#operationbabycallahan.”
Blanca is married to the band’s drummer Ben Callahan.
The other member of the group is singer Manwell Reyes.
In downtown Grand Rapids this weekend… “Festival of the Arts.” A great sampling of Christian music, and it’s free.
AG Silver performs at 9 p.m. Sat on the Fountain Stage
Frontline Community Church Band – 5:45 pm at the Circle Stage
Hark Up Horns – 7:30 p.m. at the Calder Stage
Lighthouse Full Life Center Church Choir (with Marvin Sapp) 8:15 p.m. at Calder Stage
Our Rock (a Christian rock band) 8:15 p.m. City Stage
AG Silver 9 p.m. Fountain Stage
|Jubal Brass – Gospel and classical music 11:45 a.m. Calder Stage
Hearts In Step Christian Dance Academy – 1 p.m. Calder Stage
Rick Hopkins 1:30 p.m. City Stage
Alive – 2 p.m. Clock Tower Stage
Kentwood Comm. Church Choir - 2 p.m. Circle Stage
Hark Up Band and Choir 2:45 p.m. Circle Stage
IMANI – 3:30 p.m. Clock Tower
Crisi and Band – 3:30 p.m. Fountain Stage
Bethel Abundant Live Church 5:15 p.m. Calder Stage
full schedule at www.festivalgr.org
Former White Heart members: planning a reunion tour
Remember WhiteHeart? They were a Christian rock band that was huge in the 1980s and ‘90s. Their 1992 album “Tales of Wonder” had 8 or 9 songs that were top ten hits on Christian radio…
Hey, let’s get the band back together! Done!
Reportedly, lead singer Rick Florian, and players Gordon Kennedy, Mark Gersmehl, Billy Smiley, Jon Knox and Anthony Sallee are planning a special limited night WHITE HEART Reunion Tour of a half dozen or so shows this fall.
“And you won’t believe who is going to be touring with us,” hinted the band.
Check the band’s Facebook page for further updates.