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NIGHT OF HOPE — HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF CONCERT feat. Jason Crabb, Zach Williams, more

Written by Staff on September 7, 2017 – 12:47 pm -

NIGHT OF HOPE HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF CONCERT

NIGHT OF HOPE HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF CONCERT

NIGHT OF HOPE HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF CONCERT
September 20, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Verizon Theatre
Grand Prairie, TX

100% OF TICKET PROCEEDS BENEFITTING TEXAS GULF COAST VICTIMS
VIA CONVOY OF HOPE
www.convoyofhope.org
Tickets on Sale 9/7 @ 10am CST
Direct Ticket link: http://axs.com/events/342611/night-of-hope-tickets

Conway, AR 9/5/17: NIGHT OF HOPE a Hurricane

Jason Crabb by Craig Harris

Jason Crabb. Photo by Craig Harris

Harvey relief concert will be held on Wednesday, September 20th at Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie. 100% of all ticket proceeds will go to support the relief efforts through Convoy of Hope. Night of Hope is a collaborative effort from local Christian radio stations KLTY, AiR1, Way-FM, & KCBI and is produced by Awakening Events. The lineup includes some of the biggest names in Christian Music today, please join us as we come together to help those impacted by this devastating storm.

Confirmed artist lineup:
MercyMe
TobyMac
Casting Crowns
For King & Country
Zach Williams
Natalie Grant
Danny Gokey
Phil Wickham
Josh Wilson
Chonda Pierce

NIGHT OF HOPE HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF CONCERT

Zach Williams

Laura Story
Brandon Heath
Jason Roy of Building 429
Tauren Wells
Moriah Peters
Chris August
Jason Crabb
Wayne Watson
Plumb
John Tibbs

NIGHT OF HOPE HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF CONCERT

Mercy Me

*Lineup subject to change

1025 FRONT STREET, STE. 1 Ÿ CONWAY, AR 72032 Ÿ 501-514-1717 Ÿ AWAKENINGEVENTS.COM

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CHONDA PIERCE IS ‘GETTING BACK TO FUNNY’ THIS FALL

Written by Staff on August 30, 2017 – 5:26 am -

CHONDA PIERCE IS ‘GETTING BACK TO FUNNY’ THIS FALL

CHONDA PIERCE IS ‘GETTING BACK TO FUNNY’ THIS FALL

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The best-selling female comedian of all time and beloved “Queen of Clean,” Chonda Pierce returns to the road next month with her “Getting Back To Funny” Tour. Hitting more than 25 cities across the country, the fall outing will feature singer/songwriter, actress and author Karyn Williams.

An uplifting and encouraging night of laughter and music, the “Getting Back to Funny” Tour kicks off September 15 in Cleveland, Tennessee, and is slated to hit Austin, Texas; Springfield, Missouri; Peoria, Illinois; Montgomery, Alabama; and Lafayette, Louisiana, among other cities, before concluding November 19 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“I love my job and I love the people that show up at my job,” Pierce says. “But lately we have navigated through personal pain, tragedy, grief and depression together. This time around, I’m feeling stronger. I can breathe again and laugh harder, because I’m getting back to funny! And oh, what fun we are about to have!”

A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and actress, Chonda Pierce has been making people laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce has six Platinum DVDs, three Gold DVDs and five Daytime Emmy® Award nominations to her credit and has been ranked among Pollstar’s top-selling live performers.

CHONDA PIERCE PRESENTS: STAND-UP FOR FAMILIES

CHONDA PIERCE

Earlier this year, the premier of her second Fathom Events/Fuseic Entertainment one-night documentary, “Chonda Pierce: Enough,” garnered the highest per screen average of all nationwide theatrical releases that day. The film’s debut and encore presentations were viewed on a combined total of more than 1,500 screens around the country. “Enough” follows Pierce’s 2015 award-winning documentary, “Laughing in the Dark,” which chronicled her life in the wake of her husband’s death.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Karyn Williams’ debut, “Only You,” features the hit single “Rest In Hope,” which spent more than 30 weeks on the charts. Named among Billboard Magazine’s “Best Bets” in 2012, Williams is also an actress and author, co-penning The Takeaway (HCI 2009) with her father, Orlando Magic Senior Vice President & Founder, Pat Williams. Her latest recording is Letting Go of Perfect.

For a complete list of “Getting Back To Funny” dates, as well as further information on Pierce, visit chonda.org or turningpointpr.com. Follow Pierce on Facebook and Twitter.
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CHONDA PIERCE IS MORE THAN ‘ENOUGH’ AT BOX OFFICE Hit Film Slated For One-Night Encore May 9

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 28, 2017 – 10:33 am -

CHONDA PIERCE IS MORE THAN ‘ENOUGH’ AT BOX OFFICE Hit Film Slated For One-Night Encore May 9

CHONDA PIERCE IS MORE THAN ‘ENOUGH’ AT BOX OFFICE
Hit Film Slated For One-Night Encore May 9

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— “Chonda Pierce: Enough,” the beloved comedian’s second Fathom Events/Fuseic Entertainment one-night hit documentary, debuted as the #2 film in the country on Tuesday, April 25. Selling out numerous auditoriums across the U.S., “Enough”—which premiered in nearly 800 theaters—garnered the highest per screen average of all nationwide theatrical releases for the day.

Due to the film’s overwhelming success, Fathom Events has announced an encore showing on Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. local time, giving fans a final chance to see “Enough” in theaters. Tickets will be available at FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations around the country, visit FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce continues to overcome obstacles through her faith, humor and the support of her community. “Enough” follows Pierce’s 2015 award-winning documentary, “Laughing in the Dark,” which chronicled the tragic loss of her husband. Highlighting the importance of friendship amidst the joys and struggles of Pierce’s life today, “Enough” ultimately serves as a powerful reminder that our value is found in Christ. For further information on “Chonda Pierce: Enough,” visit chondamovie.com.


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CHONDA PIERCE RETURNS TO GRAND OLE OPRY AS NEW FILM HITS THEATERS APRIL 25

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 25, 2017 – 11:01 pm -

Best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce and Charles Esten, star of CMT’s hit television series, "Nashville," backstage at the Grand Ole Opry®.

Best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce and Charles Esten, star of CMT’s hit
television series, “Nashville,” backstage at the Grand Ole Opry®.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Chonda Pierce, America’s best-selling female comedian, returned to the Grand Ole Opry® stage over the weekend in advance of her new film, “Chonda Pierce: Enough,” hitting theaters across the country April 25 for one night. Pierce joined a star-studded Opry lineup including Charles Esten, star of CMT’s hit television series “Nashville”; rising Arista Nashville recording artist Seth Ennis; multi-GRAMMY® Award winner Ricky Skaggs; and Grand Ole Opry® members Jeannie Seely, The Whites, and John Conlee, among others.

“I am always honored to be on the Opry, and it was wonderful to return to the stage that holds so many special memories for me,” Pierce said. “It was a joy to reconnect with many artists I am blessed to call friends, and to be able to be there Easter weekend made it especially meaningful.”

Following her 2015 box office hit, “Laughing In The Dark,” “Chonda Pierce: Enough” will hit nearly 800 theaters across the country April 25 at 7 pm for one night. Presented by Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment, “Enough” finds Pierce honestly grappling with her sense of worth and identity. Through intimate, behind-the-scenes footage, combined with some of Pierce’s most hilarious performances, viewers are reminded that true identity can only be found in Christ. Tickets for “Chonda Pierce: Enough” are available at chondamovie.com, fathomevents.com or participating theater box offices.


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CHONDA PIERCE RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN WITH ‘ENOUGH’ APRIL 25 ONLY Long Awaited Follow-Up To 2015’s Box Office Hit ‘Laughing in the Dark’

Written by Staff on February 16, 2017 – 12:03 pm -

CHONDA PIERCE RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN WITH ‘ENOUGH’ APRIL 25 ONLY

CHONDA PIERCE RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN
WITH ‘ENOUGH’ APRIL 25 ONLY

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Following her successful 2015 cinema event, “Laughing in the Dark,” best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce returns to the big screen for one special night with an important message for audiences nationwide: Laugh – Cry – Love. “Chonda Pierce: Enough” serves as a powerful reminder that our value is found in Christ; because of Him, we are enough.

Following the feature content, audiences will see Pierce and acclaimed singer/songwriter and comedian Mark Lowry answer questions submitted by fans. “Chonda Pierce: Enough” comes to cinemas nationwide for one night on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m. local time, presented by Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment.

Tickets for “Chonda Pierce: Enough” can be purchased online beginning Friday, February 17, 2017 by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 750 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“This event is a hilarious journey to show how far you can come after dealing with life’s lessons,” Pierce said. “You’ll get to learn some new things about me that weren’t revealed in ‘Laughing in the Dark,’ from insights into the dating scene to some hilarious times spent with some childhood girlfriends.”

America’s best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce continues to overcome obstacles through her faith, humor and the support of her community. Beginning two years after the death of her husband, “Enough” explores Pierce’s ongoing path to healing, highlighting the importance of friendship. “Enough” is a passionate, heartening and funny call to connect with those who love you the most.

“Fathom is thrilled to partner with Chonda for the second time to bring her empowering and emotional story to movie theaters,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “’Laughing in the Dark’ left a lasting mark on audiences, and we expect nothing less from ‘Enough.’”

“Chonda really connects with the pressure women are under to be perfect,” producer Kent Songer said. “In ‘Enough,’ Chonda is funny, real and once again rallies women to embrace their uniqueness and feel satisfied and confident during any of life’s challenges.”

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About Chonda Pierce
A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and actress, Chonda Pierce has been making people laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce has six Platinum DVDs, three Gold DVDs and five Daytime Emmy® Award nominations to her credit and is ranked among Pollstar’s top-selling live performers. For further information, visit chonda.org.

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit FathomEvents.com.

About Fuseic Entertainment
Director Rick Altizer and Producer Kent Songer launched Fuseic Entertainment in 2002 as a developer of proprietary music, animation and film projects that encourage, edify and strengthen faith and belief for individuals and families.

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CHONDA PIERCE TO PERFORM AT FAITH FREEDOM & FUTURE INAUGURAL BALL

Written by Staff on January 19, 2017 – 1:53 pm -

Chonda Pierce

Chonda Pierce

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce is set to take the stage for a performance at the Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., January 20. Presented by Family Research Council, one of the country’s leading policy organizations, the ball is among a slate of high-profile celebrations to follow the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump earlier that day.

“The inaugural events, with all their pomp and circumstance, are the epitome of our democracy,” shares Pierce, who will also attend the Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony and the National Prayer Service. “No matter who is in or out of office, I am a patriot of the process and of the office. I’m more than excited to get to see any of it, much less be a small part of it!”

Family Research Council was founded in 1983 with the mission to champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life, upholds the institutions of marriage and the family, and defends religious liberty.

A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and Chonda Pierce to perform at Faith Freedom and Futureactress, Chonda Pierce has been making people laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce has six Platinum DVDs, three Gold DVDs and five Daytime Emmy® Award nominations to her credit and is ranked among Pollstar’s top-selling live performers. Her second feature documentary—a follow-up to 2015’s blockbuster Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment presentation, “Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark”— will hit theaters around the country in April.

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CHONDA PIERCE PRESENTS: STAND-UP FOR FAMILIES

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 9, 2016 – 10:19 pm -

CHONDA PIERCE PRESENTS: STAND-UP FOR FAMILIES

CHONDA PIERCE PRESENTS: STAND-UP FOR FAMILIES

Los Angeles, Calif.  – Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today a deal with Christian comedian, television host and author Chonda Pierce to host three one-hour episodes of “Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families” which is expected to premiere exclusively on Cinedigm’s DOVE CHANNEL in late March leading up to Easter.

Chonda Pierce, often billed as “The Queen of Clean,” will bring her trademark combination of fierce wit and southern charm to the family-friendly episodes.  “Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families” will be designed for families to safely enjoy together without worrying about offensive language or subject matter.  In addition to Pierce’s opening monologue, each episode will feature four different clean comedians performing individual sets.  Like all content on Dove Channel, the series will carry The Dove Foundation’s Seal of Approval.

Since its launch on September 15, 2015, Dove Channel has rapidly generated over 380,000 installations on Android, iOS and Roku, and is also available on Amazon’s Streaming Partners Program. With more than 130,000 registered users and an estimated 20,000 active subscribers already, Dove is gaining strong momentum as the premiere streaming channel for faith and family audiences.   In addition to the Dove Channel, Cinedigm also operates streaming channels CONtv and Docurama.  In aggregate, Cinedigm’s channels have over 1.6 million downloads and 230,000 registered users, growing over 45% and 277%, respectively, since the end of the last quarter, September 30, 2015.

“Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families” is the first of a new original programming initiative launched by the network.  Dove Channel is planning to greenlight several series, both scripted and non-scripted, to premiere on the channel over the next year.

“We are delighted to team up with the gifted Chonda Pierce to create and deliver a fun yet clean comedy series that will appeal to audiences of all ages,” said Bill Sondheim, President of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. “This series marks the next step for Dove Channel, as we ramp up our slate of original productions, and we are excited and proud to be taking that step with Chonda, who understands our Dove audience and brings with her a devoted fan base.”

“It’s not always easy to find good, clean comedy,” said Pierce. “So I am proud to partner with Dove Channel and recruit some of my favorite comedians to help put together a show that will be funny but also reflect positive values.”

“Chonda’s laser-sharp humor and inspirational point of view are right in line with The Dove Foundation’s mission of bringing values-based content to audiences, “ said Dick Rolfe, CEO and Co-founder of the Wyoming, Michigan based group.  “Her involvement elevates the series and guarantees that it will be smart, funny and appealing to young and old alike.”

Executive Producers are Pierce and her manager, Andrew Tenenbaum of Creative Management and Productions, along with Bill Sondheim and Yolanda Macias of Cinedigm.  Stephen Yake, whose credits include the stand-up special, “Chonda Pierce: I’m Kind of a Big Deal” is the director.   The episodes will be filmed at the Contemporary Music Center, in Brentwood, Tennessee, in front of a live audience on February 11th and 12th, 2016.


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Daywind Artists Shine At The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on April 20, 2012 – 11:06 am -

Hendersonville, TN (April 20, 2012) – The 43rd annual GMA Dove Awards celebrated another great year in Gospel music last night, April 19th, at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.   Hosted by David Mann & Chonda Pierce, the crowd enjoyed performances by some of the top artists in the industry, including Kari Jobe, Lecrae, and Natalie Grant.  Daywind artist, Karen Peck, lit up the stage with a moving rendition of “I Go To The Rock,” alongside Yolanda Adams, Angie Stone, and Crystal Lewis.  Jason Crabb, Donnie McClurkin, and Wess Morgan also combined their talents to pay tribute to the legendary career of Russ Taff.

 Daywind artists brought home a total of three Dove Awards, with Karen Peck & New River receiving Southern Gospel Album of the Year for their 2011 project, Reach Out, and Country Song of the Year for “Good Things Are Happening.”  The Perrys received Southern Gospel Song of the Year for their #1 hit, “Celebrate Me Home.”  Although nominated several times, this marks the first Dove Award for both groups.

The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be televised on the Gospel Music Channel, Tuesday, April 24th, at 8:00 p.m & 10:00 p.m. ET.

Daywind Music Group is based in Hendersonville, TN and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution.  Daywind is home to such great artists as Marshall Hall and Wilburn & Wilburn, and writers such as Kenna West and Caleb Collins, among others.  For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.


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Brothers Forever Make First Appearance On Trinity Broadcasting Network

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 17, 2011 – 6:31 pm -

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. – (January 17, 2011) – Popular trio Brothers Forever made their first ever appearance on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) earlier this month. The trio was featured alongside many of the Christian music industry’s most prominent artists on January 2, 2011 as a part of the 2010 Christian Music Hall of Fame Visionary Awards program.

Brothers Forever joined other performers, presenters, and artists who were a part of the show such as Chonda Pierce, Mitchel Jon, Tommy Brandt, Lou Wills Hildreth, Jason Castro, Aaron Crider, Bruce Carroll, Randy Stonehilll, Nicole C. Mullen, Brandon Bee, Arthur Rice, and hosts David Meece and Babbie Mason.

Gary Ballew of Brothers Forever stated, “We’ve always dreamed of being featured on TBN, and it was such an honor to be featured with such a great lineup of some of our favorite Christian musicians and songwriters.”

“God has really blessed our ministry over the last couple of years, and we know that this is just another step that He paved the way for,” mentioned Curtis Hagy of Brothers Forever. “We are so excited for what this year holds for Brothers Forever.”

Brothers Forever was nominated during the evening’s awards for Southern Gospel Group of the Year.

The Christian Music Hall of Fame Visionary Awards were held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tennessee. This is the second Visionary Awards show and the third show inducting artists into the Hall of Fame.  The hosts for the 2010 Visionary Awards were award-winning artists David Meece and Babbie Mason.

For more information on the Christian Music Hall of Fame and Visionary Awards – visit http://www.hallmuseum.com .

Brothers Forever’s sixth single from the critically acclaimed release Sheltered hit radio earlier this year. The song, “Whenever I Speak His Name” (written by Russ and Tori Taff), was released to radio through Millennium Music Group and has been a steady song on both the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart and SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart.

Brothers Forever are currently booking dates for their upcoming
Spring 2011 tour.  More information on that will be announced at a later date.

To visit the newly designed Brothers Forever website, visit http://www.brothersforever.net

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About Brothers Forever
Brothers Forever is based out of Church Hill, Tennessee.  Nestled in the foothills of upper East Tennessee, this group has quickly become known for their unique style of southern gospel music.  Songs such as “I Feel a Blessing Coming On” and “I Can’t Forget the Day” have become nationwide favorites. Brothers Forever felt the call to the music ministry a little over a few years ago, and since the group’s inception, it has been an exciting journey.


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