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Jason Crabb’s Love Is Stronger Makes Impressive Debut– Tops the Southern Gospel Chart, Lands in Christian Music’s Top 10 Chart and in Billboard’s Top 200

Written by SGN Scoops on March 22, 2013 – 4:14 pm -

GAITHER MUSIC GROUP, NASHVILLE, Tenn.–March 22ndLove Is Stronger, the sophomore, studio release from GRAMMY® Award winner and GMA jasonalbumDOVE Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Crabb, hit the streets this week coming in at the #1 spot on the southern gospel chart and debuting at #7 on the contemporary Christian music chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  The all-new release from Gaither Music Group appeared at #94 on the overall Billboard Top 200 chart.
In addition, The Best of the Crabb Family DVD took over the #1 position on the Christian DVD chart and appeared at #11 on on the Billboard Top Music DVD Chart.
“This has been an exciting project for us,” stated Barry Jennings, president of Gaither Music Group.  “Jason is an extremely talented artist and having him work alongside Jay, Ed and Wayne for the first time has been a rewarding process. Together they have created a project that honors Jason’s musical roots while broadening his appeal to the modern-day church. We are excited by the initial response to the project and believe this will be a career album for him.”
Love Is Stronger, produced by three of the industry’s award-winning and lauded producers – Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion, Earl Scruggs), is currently positioned prominently in stores nationwide and among online retailers leading into the Easter season.  It has been featured prominently on tv networks including CTS, Family Net, FFE, GAC, Grace, Vision, RFD, TNN, TBN, Airtime, CTN, Gaither TV, The Walk TV (formerly Legacy), Miracle, TCT and TLN.  Crabb is also the featured artist for Google Play on Android this month.
This much anticipated recording from the 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner has received glowing reviews and attention from The Associated Press, Entertainment Tonight, FOX News, AOL’s “The Boot,” Music News New York, Huffington Post, Roughstock, CCM Magazine, New Release Tuesday, Nashville Country Club, Christian Music Review, Absolutely Gospel and Breathecast, among others.
“Crabb delivers a cohesive album that showcases the vocal diversity he’s known for….”
                                                                                                Billboard Magazine
Love Is Stronger finds this southern gospel boy grown up — but not away from his musical roots. A who’s who of songwriters put the well-written words in his mouth, but Crabb’s own sincerity shines through on every note. Vocally and creatively, he continues to come into his own.”
                                                                                                -Rhapsody 
 
“[Love Is Stronger] is proof positive that Jason really can sing anything (maybe even the phone book!) and blow you away…his booming, warm, big voice speaks for itself.  And on…Love Is Stronger, he pushes said voice beyond anywhere he’s been before….”  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                               HOMECOMING Magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Love Is Stronger, exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com.
About Jason Crabb
Grammy® Award winner and 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner Jason Crabb has become known as one of the most respected and diverse vocalists in Christian music.  His soulful, heartfelt vocals have made him a critics’ pick and a fan favorite on stages ranging from “The Grand Ole Opry” and the Brooklyn Tabernacle to the Gaither Homecoming arena platforms.  In 2012, Crabb was honored to be awarded with not only the Artist of the Year Award at the GMA DOVE Awards but also the Male Vocalist of the Year Award in addition to the Soloist of the Year Award at the NQC Music Awards. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 150 dates annually, ongoing tv appearances and an all-new recording, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others.

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Jason Crabb, Christian Music’s Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year, to Release All-NEW, Sophomore Studio Recording

Written by SGN Scoops on February 19, 2013 – 12:40 pm -

GRAMMY® Winner Joins Hands with Three All-star Producers
for Love Is Stronger Release, Available Now for Pre-sale
 

jasonalbumNASHVILLE, Tenn.— Jason Crabb, Christian music’s reigning Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year, is set to release his all-new, sophomore studio release, Love Is Stronger (Gaither Music Group), on March 12th. The follow-up to his GRAMMY®-winning, self-titled debut, this 11-song collection finds Crabb working with an all-star cast of producers including Jay DeMarcus (producer and member of country super group Rascal Flatts), Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion, Earl Scruggs), each of whom produced Crabb for the first time.

“This is a dream come true!” exclaims a wide-eyed, smiling Jason Crabb. “I mean–to get to go into the studio with these three producers and to have them make you better at what you do is unbelievable to me. All throughout the recording process I would find myself thinking, ‘Really? Is this happening? Am I getting to do this?’ This is a record I’ve been waiting to do my whole life, and I’ve never been more excited about a group of songs.”

That group of songs was written by some of the music industry’s most respected writers including Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood, Sarah Hart, Marc Byrd, Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Connie Harrington, Mia Fieldes, Seth Mosley, Michael A. Mobley, Geron Davis and Barry Weeks among others. The recording found Crabb taking a bit of a different role inside the studio.

“I wanted to be hands off this time,” he recalls. “I’m usually involved directly or indirectly in the process, but this time I wanted to let people whom I respect guide me. The label and I discussed the song choices, of course, as well as what I wanted to say; but overall, I said, ‘I’m going to let you take the reins.’ I told all three of the producers, ‘I want to walk out of here feeling like I’ve run not just a half-marathon, but the whole thing. I wanted to be put to the test–to go to the mat, so to speak. And they pushed me! Whether it was ‘backing off’ on some things or ‘giving more’ on others, they pushed me.”

The result from this 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner is a body of work that finds Jason at the top of his game and making new friends along the way. “Working with Jason was just an absolute true joy,” describes Cash. “He’s one of my favorite people I’ve ever met. He’s such a genuine guy and so real and sincere; and that’s rare to find, particularly for someone who’s had such great success. I was absolutely blown away by how Jason was so vocally flexible…not only was he technically able to stretch vocally, but I feel like the sincerity in his voice was absolutely maintained, and I think that’s just a testament to his character. Whatever he’s singing—whatever is coming out of his mouth–it’s believable because he’s believable.”

Jay DeMarcus agrees, “As a producer, I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some of the best singers ever; I would certainly put Jason on that list! It is such a joy to work with someone that is so talented and driven. We’ve had a blast working together, and I think he has stretched himself creatively to the point to where he even surprised himself. I cannot wait for people to hear this record!”

One of the songs that DeMarcus produced was “There’s Not a Crown,” a song previously recorded by Michael English and later by The Martins with English producing them. This new rendition brings the story full circle as it features guest appearances by English and Joyce Martin Sanders, of the Martins, who join Jason for an all-new version of this song.

Crabb’s voice has been heard on Christian AC radio in recent months surrounding “Let Mercy Hold You,” a song produced by Cash and written by Fieldes, Mosley and Alexa Willis, that has turned heads at this format. “What the Blood Is For,” produced by Haun, is a power ballad that includes a 40-piece orchestra and features an unmistakable vocal from Crabb indicative of the sound that has made him a household favorite. “What I’ve always loved about Jason’s vocal performance is the passion you hear and feel from the first note of each song,” describes Haun. “You have no doubt that he really believes what he’s singing. You can’t miss that powerful interpretation with this song.”

The title cut is a favorite of Crabb because of his own family’s journey over the past two years when his wife, Shellye, suffered some health issues that led her to several specialists to seek advice before she was able to get back on her feet. Jason recalls what day-to-day life looked like for their family as he describes this song, “This was a hard road for us. There were days she couldn’t get out of bed, and I watched her struggle as she was having trouble being the wonderful mother that she is. It was difficult and heartbreaking. But then I watched her fight back. I watched what happens when love is stronger. I watched God move and her persevere. When I heard the lyric to ‘Love Is Stronger,’ I knew immediately this song was for us. It was like the writer knew our story.”

And that story continues to unfold as Crabb’s career continues to reach new heights. In 2012 he toured over 150 dates; released Together Again (Gaither Music Group) with The Crabb Family; appeared regularly internationally on tv; performed on Marie Osmond’s Hallmark Channel Show, “Marie”; prepared to make his film debut in the movie “Inspiration Pop”; contributed the theme song to the film “Finding Faith”; co-hosted the GMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and appeared several times on FOX News Network. Crabb was able to participate in Nashville’s annual Bella Bash supporting The Angel Wings Foundation, Nashville’s annual The Bridge to Christmas event as well as a Christmas benefit concert alongside Sandi Patty in New York that benefited the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Love Is Stronger, exclusively distributed by EMI CMG Distribution, is currently available for pre-sale at www.JasonCrabb.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and at www.gaither.com. At LifeWay Christian Stores, consumers can purchase an advance “single CD sampler” and return to the store on March 12th to obtain the full release. The release will be positioned prominently in stores nationwide in the months ahead and will be featured on CTS, Family Net, FFE, GAC, Grace, Vision, RFD, TNN, TBN, Airtime, CTN, Gaither TV, The Walk TV (formerly Legacy), Miracle, TCT and TLN.

Connect with Jason Crabb: www.jasoncrabb.com, www.facebook.com/jasoncrabbmusic and www.twitter.com/jasoncrabbmusic.

About Jason Crabb:
Grammy® Award winner and 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner Jason Crabb has become known as one of the most respected and diverse vocalists in Christian music. His soulful, heartfelt vocals have made him a critics’ pick and a fan favorite on stages ranging from “The Grand Ole Opry” and the Brooklyn Tabernacle to the Gaither Homecoming arena platforms. In 2012, Crabb was honored to be awarded with not only the Artist of the Year Award at the GMA DOVE Awards but also the Male Vocalist of the Year Award in addition to the Soloist of the Year Award at the NQC Music Awards. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 150 dates annually, ongoing tv appearances and an all-new recording, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others.

Track Listing for Love Is Stronger:
1. Give
2. What The Blood Is For
3. Let Mercy Hold You
4. Living Life Upside Down
5. Love Is Stronger
6. Morning
7. There’s Not A Crown
8. God’s Up To Something
9. Love Wins
10. Near
11. Satisfied


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KEITH & KRISTYN GETTY JOINED BY ALISON KRAUSS AND RICKY SKAGGS ON HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED HYMNS FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

Written by SGN Scoops on September 27, 2012 – 8:09 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Hymns for the Christian Life, the highly-anticipated fourth U.S. release from preeminent Irish modern hymn writers and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty, will bow October 9. Produced by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, Switchfoot) and Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe), the 12-song project explores such themes as work, family, money, community and social action, showcasing Irish melodies as well as American bluegrass and country music influences.

This original collection is highlighted by a special 10th anniversary recording of “In Christ Alone,” featuring 27-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Alison Krauss. Penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, the world-renowned modern hymn has been recorded by numerous artists over the past decade—including Owl City, Natalie Grant and Newsboys—and is a classic sung in churches around the globe.

In addition, bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs joins the couple on “Simple Living (A Rich Young Man).” Written by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend, the song is based on the Bible story of the rich young ruler. Clannad’s Moya Brennan, one of Ireland’s most beloved recording artists, also contributes to Hymns for the Christian Life, singing a traditional Gaelic lullaby as part of “A Mother’s Prayer.” Keith & Kristyn Getty, along with Fionan de Barra (Broadway’s Riverdance), penned the piece for their young daughter, Eliza Joy.

“The concept for these songs began two years ago when we took a break from touring and settled in Nashville,” says Keith Getty. “Amid conversations with friends and coworkers around our dinner table and on our porch, we found ourselves discussing the challenges of the Christian life. We pondered ideas such as, ‘What does it mean to succeed in your job but not make it your god? How do I handle doubt? In what way should I pray for my children? What is our responsibility for the care of others inside and outside our community?’ We believe the Gospel story touches every part of life, so these new songs are a reflection of those conversations and us turning to the Gospel for guidance.”

“We hope Hymns for the Christian Life also reflects our continuing goal to write modern hymns for the Church,” adds Kristyn Getty. “What excites us most about the work we do is seeing a song used by a congregation and hoping it becomes part of the soundtrack that follows a believer through life.“

Keith & Kristyn Getty are among the preeminent modern hymn composers of this generation. Writers of an acclaimed repertoire of 21st century hymns revered both for their theologically astute lyrics and universally beloved melodies, the couple’s popular U.S. recordings include In Christ Alone, Awaken The Dawn and Joy – An Irish Christmas. They have shared their music at Franklin Graham crusades, the GMA Dove Awards, The Third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization, as well as feature performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the legendary Grand Ole Opry, among many other noted platforms. Keith & Kristyn Getty, along with their band—an ensemble of some of the top names in Irish and American folk music—are in the midst of their Hymns for the Christian Life Tour, which is hitting multiple U.S. cities this fall.

Hymns for the Christian Life, a Getty Music release, will be distributed by EMI CMG Distribution. EMI CMG Distribution is the exclusive North American distributor of Getty Music products to all Christian and general market channels as well as the exclusive worldwide distributor to all digital channels.

For further information, visit www.gettymusic.com or www.turningpointpr.com.


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Rob Patz And Rhonda Frye Of SGNScoops Talk About The Dove Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 21, 2012 – 6:54 am -


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GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S 43RD ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMINATED ARTISTS YOLANDA ADAMS, THE TENORS & TEDASHII JOIN STELLAR LINE UP OF TALENT TO PERFORM LIVE ON AWARDS SHOW

Written by SGN Scoops on April 3, 2012 – 11:27 am -

Atlanta, GA- (April 3, 2012) -The Gospel Music Association (GMA) today announced that music legend Yolanda Adams, nominated for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year for Becoming, will perform, along with nominated artists The Tenors and Tedashii, at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards.

These accomplished artists will join the powerhouse talent already announced as performers for the awards show, including: Lecrae, Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin, Jason Crabb, Jamie-Grace, Kim Burrell, Kari Jobe, Danny Gokey, Ruben Studdard, Mandisa and The Isaacs .

The GMA released the news today that the presenters for the event will include GRAMMY nominated R&B artist and Worship Leader Montell Jordan.  He is known to millions for his iconic songs This is How We Do It and Let’s Ride and the soundtracks to The Nutty Professor, 8 Mile, Save the Last Dance and The Fighting Temptations.  Montell Jordan has served as the Worship Leader at Victory World Church in Atlanta since 2010.

Actress and music artist Tamela Mann, of Meet the Browns and Madea fame, is set to present at the ceremony.  She is acclaimed for her soulful soundtracks on Meet the Browns and Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Aaron Lindsey is the Gospel music industry’s top-selling producer.  His most recent work Love God, Love People which he co-produced with longtime collaborator Israel Houghton and industry legend Tommy Sims was awarded a GRAMMY for Best Pop/Contemporary Album.  He produced the RIAA Gold-Certified Thirsty for Pastor Marvin Sapp which charted in the Billboard Top 10 for an unprecedented 105 weeks. Lindsey also produced Pastor Sapp’s Here I Am which set a record for Highest Charting Gospel Album in Billboard history.

The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on April 19 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  The award show is produced by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) to offer the most comprehensive platform celebrating Christian and Gospel music.  The awards ceremony will be nationally televised on GMC TV on April 24 at 8:00PM and 10:00PM ET.

The public is invited to purchase tickets to see and experience all of the performances and awards ceremony live at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on April 19 at www.ticketmaster.com.  Last year, the popular event sold-out and was one of the hottest tickets in Atlanta.

For more information and the complete list of nominated artists, please visit www.doveawards.com

***Credential requests for publicists and media outlets for the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards can be submitted to aarnold@rogersandcowan.com

 

About GMA:

Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community membership consists of agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376. www.facebook.com/gospelmusicassociation

About the Fox Theatre:

The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,678 seat theatre is booked more than 300 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).” The Fox Theatre is located on Peachtree Street in the middle of the city. Not only is it on the National Historic Register, but it is one of the most beloved landmarks in the city because it is a real memory maker for the citizens of Atlanta. They may have come here to see their first performance or Broadway show; they had their first date here, and maybe even had their first kiss in the balcony. Our ballrooms are spectacular and have hosted everything from Sweet 16s to weddings and corporate events.

About GMC:

GMC (www.watchGMCtv.com) is America’s favorite television channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. The Parents Television Council™ has twice awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to GMC for being “an authentic family-friendly cable network.” GMC is the only television network brand to be so honored.  In 2011, GMC was the second fastest growing ad supported cable network in total day households and A18-49. GMC can be seen in more than 51 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as well as DISH Network on channel 188, DIRECTV on channel 338 and Verizon FiOS on channel 224. Follow GMC TV on Facebook and Twitter at http://facebook.com/gmctv and http://twitter.com/gmctv.

 


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GATEWAY CHURCH BRINGS NEW MUSIC WITH GOD BE PRAISED, RELEASING NOVEMBER 9

Written by Rhonda on October 14, 2010 – 10:19 am -

MOBILE, Ala. – October 14, 2010 – Gateway Church, from which “Revelation Song” was birthed and best-selling new artist Kari Jobe was first introduced, will release God Be Praised on November 9.  The new album is the third Gateway project released by Integrity Music and Gateway Create.
 
Recorded live, the 15 new songs on God Be Praised once again reflect the passionate worship arising from Gateway Church in Southlake (Dallas), Texas.  Led by Assoc. Pastor and Worship Leader Thomas Miller,  along with the entire Gateway Worship team, God Be Praised features both energetic praise and intimate worship for a project that centers around the theme of “the victory we have in Christ,” according to Miller.
  
“I am praying that the music from this album will be songs for people and churches everywhere to declare the absolute, complete, overwhelming victory that we all have in Jesus,” says Miller. “Since He conquered all, we are more than conquerors and can live a life of complete victory through Him. When we live in victory and freedom, we live a life that naturally overflows in praise to God.”
 
Gateway Church, which began ten years ago with just 200 people, has grown into an influencing and equipping center that weekly ministers to thousands. At the heart of this dynamic church is its vibrant worship ministry that has become known for offering some of the most popular new worship songs of this generation. These include “No Sweeter Name,” “Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King,” and “Revelation Song,” the 2010 winner of a Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year.
 
Comprised of worship leaders, singers, and songwriters, Gateway’s worship team offers a rich tapestry of experience, talent, and perspective. Team members include Miller, Walker Beach, Rebecca Pfortmiller, Sion Alford, Zach Neese, David Moore, Jason Tam, and Dove Award-winning artist Kari Jobe. Filled with more than 40 contributors, the group is committed to expressing how God is moving through and speaking to the church.
 
The song-list for God Be Praised is:
  1. “God Is With Us Now”
  2. “Praise Him”
  3. “Victory”
  4. “For A Thousand”’
  5. “Stay Amazed”
  6. “The Blood”
  7. “I Hear The Lord Passing By”
  8. “One Single Drop Of Blood”
  9. “By The Grace Of God”
  10. “How To Worship A King”
  11. “Praise Is The Offering”
  12. “Glorify You Alone”
  13. “Faithful God”
  14. “You Are For Me”
  15. “God Be Praised”


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KARI JOBE: AN APRIL TO REMEMBER

Written by Scoops Staff on April 15, 2010 – 12:13 pm -

Kari Jobe leads worship at the Saddleback Church 30th Anniversary Easter Service. Photo by Mark Goddard, Saddleback Church.
WORSHIPS WITH 45,000 ON EASTER WEEKEND WITH RICK WARREN AND SADDLEBACK CHURCH
HEARITFIRST.COM PRESENTS KARI LIVE IN CONCERT APRIL 15
KARI WILL PERFORM ON DOVE AWARDS AND FANS CAN STILL VOTE FOR KARI FOR NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
April 14, 2010 – MOBILE, Ala. – Kari Jobe, Dove Award New Artist of the Year nominee and 2009’s top-selling debut artist, worshipped with more than 45,000 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. as part of Easter weekend services for Saddleback Church, the Southern California mega-church pastored by Rick Warren.
Jobe had been invited personally by Warren, and participated along with The Jonas Brothers in the services which also celebrated Saddleback’s 30th Anniversary.  Jobe helped lead worship on both Saturday evening and Sunday morning with Saddleback’s worship leader Rick Muchow and Latin Grammy-winning artist Marcos Witt.
“Being a part of Saddleback’s Easter at Angel Stadium was such a cool experience. What a great way to get outside of the four walls of the church and draw people into God’s Kingdom! Of course it was also super fun to be with the Jonas Brothers, Marcos Witt and Rick Warren,” Jobe said of the experience.
The Easter celebration was just the start of a memorable month for Jobe.  Currently, she is featured on Gospel Music Channel’s website (www.gmclife.com) as the free Download of the Week.  Visitors to the site can download “Revelation Song” from Jobe’s debut CD, a song Jobe first made popular a few years ago and is now nominated for Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year (for its writer Jennie Lee Riddle).
This Thursday, Hearitfirst.com will present Jobe live in concert.  The two hour event, which starts at 9 p.m. ET, will feature Jobe at the Church Of The Highlands in Birmingham, Ala.  The event can be found at www.heartitfirst.com/live.
Then, next week, Jobe will be in Nashville for the 41st Annual Dove Awards, where she is nominated for New Artist of the Year, one of the award show’s most prestigious honors.  Jobe is also performing on the show.  Jobe is recognized for her best-selling self-titled debut CD and her growing reputation as one of the most respected female worship leaders in the country.  In addition to New Artist, Jobe is also nominated for Spanish Language Album of the Year (for the Spanish language version of her debut CD) and for Special Event Album for Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship.

The public is invited to vote for Jobe as New Artist of the Year, thanks to a special promotion by gmc, the broadcast network that will televise the Dove Awards live on Sunday, April 25 at 8/7c.  Fans can vote by going online to http://gmclife.com/fanvoting and by texting DOVE JOBE to the TXT number 72648.  Each fan may cast their vote both online and by text.  Voting closes on April 20.

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KARI JOBE INVITED TO BE ON EASTER PROGRAM AT SADDLEBACK CHURCH

Written by Scoops Staff on March 15, 2010 – 6:00 am -

Pastor Rick Warren Uses Twitter to Announce Kari and Jonas Brothers as Special Guests

Fans Can Vote For Kari For Dove Award New Artist of the Year

MOBILE, Ala. – March 10, 2010 — Kari Jobe, Dove Award New Artist of the Year nominee and 2009’s top-selling debut artist, will celebrate Easter Sunday at Saddleback Church, the Southern California mega-church pastored by Rick Warren.  Warren invited Jobe to lead worship that morning, along with The Jonas Brothers.

The special Easter service will be held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim at 10 a.m. on April 4.  This Easter service marks Saddleback’s 30th anniversary and is expected to be attended by up to 50,000 worshippers.  Pastor Warren personally announced Jobe’s participation by Twitter last week (www.twitter.com/rickwarren).

Later in April, Jobe will be in Nashville for the 41st Annual Dove Awards where she is nominated for New Artist of the Year, one of the award show’s most prestigious honors.  She is recognized for her best-selling, self-titled debut CD and her growing reputation as one of the most respected female worship leaders in the country.  In addition to New Artist, Jobe is also nominated for Spanish Language Album of the Year (for the Spanish language version of her debut CD) and for Special Event Album for Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship.

The public is invited to vote for Jobe as New Artist of the Year thanks to a special promotion by gmc, the broadcast network that will televise the Dove Awards live on Sunday, April 25 at 8/7c.  Fans can vote by going online to http://gmclife.com/fanvoting and by texting DOVE JOBE to the TXT number 72648.  Each fan may cast their vote both online and by text.  Voting closes on April 20.

Jobe will join Desperation Band on a special Heartwork Tour which will visit 13 cities during the month of May.  More details on the Heartwork Tour will be announced soon.

To connect with Kari Jobe, visit www.karijobe.com; www.twitter.com/karijobe and www.facebook.com/karijobe.


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