Louisville, KY - The National Quartet Convention Board of Directors has announced a broadcast partnership with the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith channel, TBN. The Trinity Broadcast Network will capture the festivities of the 2012 National Quartet Convention, then create original programming to be aired during the fall of 2012 and into 2013. “We are excited about this partnership with TBN to produce original programming, featuring footage captured at this year’s NQC,” states Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of the NQC. “TBN has shown strong commitment to our music over the last several years, and we look forward to having our music featured on a weekly basis on the world’s largest Christian network.” TBN’s President and Founder Dr. Paul Crouch stated , “For over fifty years the National Quartet Convention has gathered Gospel quartets and musicians to celebrate the legacy and preserve the tradition of Gospel music. TBN is excited to bring the art, energy, inspiration, and joy of Southern Gospel music to families everywhere.”
Originally launched in 1973, TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming, featuring more original programs than any other faith network. The Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks now numbers 18 networks transmitting in many languages around the world, and through the web and mobile devices TBN is available anytime and anywhere. According to Nielsen Ratings, it is America’s most watched faith channel and offers viewers a variety of programs, including original movies, music, news and children’s programming.
The 55th Annual National Quartet Convention kicks off September 9-15, 2012 in Louisville, KY, at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. The event will attract more than 40,000 people from over 40 states and a half dozen countries. Nearly 300 Southern Gospel recording artists will be featured throughout the week-long event. Over 500 exhibitors will fill the 175,000 square feet exhibit hall at Louisville’s Expo Center. All concerts and showcase events are open to the general public. Visit www.nqconline.com, as a complete schedule of events and additional information.
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Nashville, TN -The new documentary and live concert television special featuring Hall of Fame vocalist Larnelle Harris is premiering this week at various times on TBN, the largest religious television network in the world. The 90-minute special features a short documentary on Harris as well as a live concert filmed earlier this year in Nashville, Tennessee. The concert features Harris along with guests Sandi Patty, Steve Green and Steve Amerson. Harris and Patty are debuting their new duet entitled “Then Came the Morning” on the show. The duo’s previous two duets, “More than Wonderful” and “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” both won Grammy Awards. Harris is also joined by Green and Amerson in a special “Three Tenors” performance segment.
The television show will also be available as a dvd and cd entitled “Larnelle Live,” with pre-orders being offered to consumers on the website www.LarnelleLive.com. Plans are also in the works to distribute the dvd and cd via retail stores, the details of which will be announced at a later date. The dvd and cd feature some of Harris’ biggest radio hits as well as several new songs.
Harris is the only person in history to be a member of three distinct hall of fame organizations: the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. In addition to his five Grammy and eleven Dove Awards, including being named Male Vocalist of the Year three times by the gospel music industry, Harris has garnered nineteen #1 national radio singles and countless top 10 hits. Songs such as “How Excellent Is Thy Name,”"I Miss My Time With You,” “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” plus many others, including his signature song, “Amen,” are now considered modern gospel classics. From the White House to the 38th Parallel, Harris has impacted audiences across the globe with his music. He was the first gospel artist to perform inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union. He is one of a handful of celebrities to receive the Ad Council’s Silver Bell Award for Distinguished Public Service in recognition of his song “Mighty Spirit” as the theme song for the longest-running Public Service Announcement in television history.
Harris continues to tour worldwide, recently singing for a gathering of the United Nations Ambassadors. In addition to his numerous solo dates, Harris also travels with various tours including the Gaither Homecoming tour and the Sandi Patty & Friends tour, the latter of which CCM Magazine recently reviewed and described Harris as having a “larger-than-life stage presence with impeccable vocal prowess.” Additionally, Harris and Steve Green often tour together and Harris, Green and Amerson recently performed a “Three Tenors” concert at Carnegie Hall. Harris and Patty will join pianist Dino and the 200-voice CMI Choir for two special engagements, July 1 and 2, in St.Louis and Branson, Missouri, respectively.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Gaither Music Group/Servant Records artist Guy Penrod was among an all-star line-up on TBN’s “Praise The Lord” last week. Hosted by GMA Artist of the Year Jason Crabb, the Nashville-based broadcast also featured acclaimed bluegrass singer/songwriter Rhonda Vincent, former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey, and gospel singer/songwriter Jasmine Christmas Brady.
During the program Penrod presented selections from his best-selling new recording, Hymns. The project debuted at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Southern Gospel retail chart and at #5 on the Current Contemporary Christian chart following its release in March. Distributed by EMI CMG Distribution, Hymns is available at retail and digital outlets worldwide, as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores®.
Photo L-R: Guy Penrod, Rhonda Vincenet, Jason Crabb
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Nashville, TN (April 30, 2012) – Marty Raybon will appear on tonight’s PRAISE THE LORD TV show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) hosted by Jason Crabb. The show debuts Monday, April 30 at 9:00 pm Central / 10:00 pm Eastern and re-airs tomorrow, May 1 at 4:00 pm Central / 5:00 pm Eastern (check your local listings).
“It was a night of spirit filled fun. The music was great, but the fellowship was wonderful. I had the pleasure of singing ‘I’ve Seen What He Can Do’ and “You’ve Got To Move” along with ‘Working on a Building’ with Jason Crabb, Jimmy Fortune, T. Graham Brown, and Buddy Jewell. It was a highlight I will never forget,” said Marty. All three songs appear on Marty’s HAND TO THE PLOW album recently released on Rural Rhythm Christian.
This past weekend, Marty won two Country Gospel Music Fan Awards including FAVORITE SOLOIST along with the award for FAVORITE SONG, “I’m Working On A Building.” The awards ceremony took place April 28th during the 2012 Country Gospel Music (CGM) Awards Program presented by Christian Voice Magazine held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. CGM Fan Award recipients were decided upon solely by Country Gospel Music fans who voted in a two-phase voting process held at ChristianVoiceMagazine.com.
Marty is receiving critical acclaim for HAND TO THE PLOW, that not only includes “Working On A Building”, but also the incredible new chart single, “I’ve Seen What He Can Do” which has also been released as a music video. Marty’s popularity is soaring as a crossover artist as he is also celebrating success for another Rural Rhythm Records album, SOUTHERN ROOTS & BRANCHES (Yesterday and Today) released earlier this month. Marty produced the album that contains classics from his previous solo albums, new original songs like his new bluegrass chart single, “Dirt Road Heartache,” a wonderful acoustic version of Shenandoah’s big hit, “I Want To Be Loved Like That,” and many more fan favorites.
For more information on Marty Raybon including upcoming tour dates, music and news, please MartyRaybon.com
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Hymns, the sophomore Gaither Music Group/Servant Records recording from Guy Penrod, Christian music’s premier country recording artist, achieved chart-topping sales success following its release March 27. Hymns was the top seller on Nielsen SoundScan’s Southern Gospel retail chart; #5 on the Current Contemporary Christian chart; and entered The Billboard 200 at #85. First-week sales of Hymns surpassed those of Penrod’s 2010 solo debut, Breathe Deep, which has gone on to sell more than 85,000 units.
Produced by Penrod and Pete Greene, Hymns showcases 13 of the award-winning artist’s favorite selections, including the debut single, “Does Jesus Care?,” a duet with the legendary George Beverly Shea. The project also features “The Old Rugged Cross,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Amazing Grace,” “Count Your Blessings” and “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” among others.
Penrod’s 2010 Dove Award-nominated Gaither Music Group/Servant Records release, Breathe Deep, continues to be a benchmark for country recordings within the Christian marketplace, featuring successful mainstream country and southern gospel radio singles. A 2011 Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Penrod made his Grand Ole Opry debut last year. Prior to his solo career, Penrod spent 14 years with the GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band.
Hymns is distributed by EMI CMG Distribution and is available at retail and digital outlets worldwide, as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores®. The new recording is positioned heavily at retail and is being aired as part of a direct TV campaign on networks including GAC, RFD, GMC, TBN, FamilyNet, CTS, CTN, TCT, TLN, Airtime 1 and GMTN and in Canada on Grace, Legacy, Miracle and Vision.
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LOS ANGELES, The week leading up to Easter Sunday has always been a special season at Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world’s largest religious broadcaster and America’s most-watched faith channel. And for good reason: during holy week Christians around the world commemorate the Lord Jesus Christ’s suffering for us, His sacrificial death for us, and the glory of His resurrection, where death was conquered and eternal life through Christ Jesus is assured! To celebrate, TBN has selected movies and programs that will comfort, inspire, and challenge viewers throughout this sacred season.
For the second year during Easter week, TBN is featuring what has become a cinema classic for believers all over the world: The Passion of the Christ. Produced by Mel Gibson and starring one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors, Jim Caviezel, The Passion follows the Savior through the final hours before his death, from his agonizing intercession in the Garden of Gethsemane and savage scourging at the hands of the Romans, to the final moments of his brutal crucifixion. Throughout this intense and emotion-packed film, Jesus is portrayed in all of his humanity while flashbacks of his life reveal his true divine nature.
Due to the overwhelming response to last year’s showings, TBN will air The Passion of the Christ throughout the week leading up to Easter Sunday, beginning April 4. Visit TBN’s Passion of the Christ web page (here) for specific broadcast times.
TBN will also feature a special four-day showing of the film April 4th through the 7th at Church of All Nations on the grounds of Holy Land Experience, the Orlando, Florida destination that brings the rich history and glorious heritage of biblical Israel to life for the entire family. For more information on this free live showing of The Passion of the Christ, call 1-800-447-7235.
Jim Caviezel, who has been a guest speaker at Holy Land Experience, said his decision to portray Jesus in The Passion was deeply influenced by his love of Scripture. “Throughout my professional life, I have always been drawn to truth when selecting projects,” said Caviezel, who also provides the voice of Jesus on The Word of Promise, a popular audio Bible produced by Thomas Nelson. “In the Scripture I find truth that has long been a source of strength and constant inspiration.”
In addition to The Passion of the Christ, TBN has a full line-up of special programming for the entire family during Easter week, including the mysterious and dramatic film The Road to Emmaus; the moving documentary Twelve Ordinary Men; the unforgettable Apostle Peter and the Last Supper; the stirring In Remembrance; and the classic Easter film The Robe.
‘We’ve been so blessed over the years to be able to air unforgettable and moving films, concerts, and programs reminding us of the awesome gift of salvation through Christ Jesus and His love and sacrifice for all of humanity,” said TBN founder Dr. Paul Crouch. “Easter Week is truly a special season for us here at TBN. Our prayer is always that our programming will present the life-changing power of Christ’s love for our viewers all over the world.”
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JASON CRABB and THE CRABB FAMILY on “PRAISE THE LORD”
followed by a one hour special presentation of the life, triumps and trials of
Grammy®-award winning artist JASON CRABB, “TRUSTING GOD TO GET YOU THROUGH” with host, journalist DEBORAH EVANS PRICE, featuring guest appearances by BARBARA MANDRELL, WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN, ANDY ANDREWS, and RUSS TAFF
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Hendersonville, TN (October 14, 2011) – Wilburn & Wilburn is excited to announce the release of their first Daywind Records’ project, Family Ties. The recording, which hit stores last month, marks the return of former Gold City member, Jonathan Wilburn, to Southern Gospel music. This time joined by his son, Jordan, the duo of Wilburn & Wilburn create a unique fresh blend of Southern and Country that has already captured the attention of listeners.
Family Ties, produced by Ben Isaacs, features 11 songs, penned by accomplished writers such as Dianne Wilkinson, Jimmy Yeary and Ronny Hinson. Audiences have already responded to titles such as “Let’s All Go Down To The River,” “Jesus Will,” and their new radio single, “I Ain’t Giving Up On Jesus.”
“I have both known and worked with Jonathan Wilburn for many years,” shares Norman Holland, A&R Director at Daywind Records. “This is an exciting new venture for Jonathan and his extremely talented son, Jordan. Their sound is fresh, commercial and exciting. Those who have followed Jonathan will be solid fans of Wilburn and Wilburn. Not only are their songs uplifting and skillfully produced by Ben Isaacs, but their performances are high energy and sure to please all. Wilburn and Wilburn is a name you’ll be hearing about for years to come.”
Wilburn & Wilburn will celebrate the release of Family Ties with an appearance on TBN’s Praise The Lord television program. The two-hour program, hosted by Jason Crabb, will be taped Tuesday night, October 18th, at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN, beginning at 7 pm CST. The show will air on Friday, October 21st, at 9 pm CST. Adam Crabb will also be appearing on the evening’s program, as well as others.
Family Ties is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1-800-635-9581.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors. Daywind is home to such great artists as Karen Peck & New River, Marshall Hall, and the Perrys, among others.
For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com . For more information on Wilburn & Wilburn, visit wilburn2.com .
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Below, please find the TV Air Dates and Times for Jason Crabb – The Song Lives On. Please pass this along to your audience! Also, feel free to post this YouTube Preview clip on your site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmHabgfw_E&feature=player_embedded
Also, you can order the CD/DVD on www.JasonCrabb.com, you can follow Jason here: http://www.FB.com/JasonCrabbMusic, and Twitter @JasonDCrabb.
This heart-stirring release features Jason Crabb at his very finest. Each performance bears Jason’s electrifying musical signature, bringing together a collection of gospel favorites sung only as he can sing them. This musical experience is packed with great songs, unforgettable moments and a whole lot of heart. Don’t miss these special performances!
JASON CRABB – THE SONG LIVES ON TV AIR TIMES/DATES
Airtime 1 – 10/15, 11/19 4:00 P
Grace – 10/15, 11/19 12:00 P
CTN – 10/15, 11/19 4:00 P
CTS – 10/15, 11/19 3:30 P, 5:00 P
FamilyNet – 10/15, – 10/16, 11/19, 11/20 6:00 P, 1:00 A
GAC – 10/15, 12/3 8:00 P, 12:00 A
Gaither.com – 10/19, 11/23 9:00 A
GMC – 10/16, 11/20 11:00 P
GMTN – 10/16, – 10/19, 11/20, 11/23 9:00 P, 2:00 A
Legacy – 10/15, 11/19 11:00 P
INSP – 10/22, 11/26
Miracle – 10/15, 11/19 10:00 P
RFD – 10/13, – 10/15, 11/17, 11/19 7:00 P, 6:00 P
TBN – 10/15, 11/19 7:00 P
TCT – 10/16, 11/20 2:30 P, 11:00 P
TLN – 10/15, 11/19 5:00 P
Vision – 10/14, 11/18 9:00 P
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — On the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) — the world’s largest religious broadcaster and a favorite with millions of viewers across six continents — will honor September 11th with special programming. Numerous shows will air throughout the weekend. Here are some highlights:
A Reason to Remember is a tribute to 9/11 and this country’s ability to unite and triumph over adversity. Narrated by Joni Sledge with interviews from emergency workers at 9/11, survivors and families of victims share how even in the worst of times God is in control and watches over his children. It airs Saturday, September 10th from 8:00PM until 9:00PM and Sunday, September 11th from 2:00AM until 3:00AM.
Heroes Among Us — Miracles Around Us examines the true stories of survival that defy explanation, and some of the heroic deeds that have moved the world to tears. Firsthand accounts from survivors bring these miraculous stories to life, and cause even skeptics to believe that the world is still filled with wonderful possibilities. It airs Saturday, September 10th from 11:00PM until 12:00AM and Sunday, September 11th from 10:00PM until 11:00PM.
Heroes of Flight 93 tells the story of the heroic passengers who took back their plane in an effort to stop a 9/11 terrorist attack. Ordinary people became extraordinary through their love, sacrifice and faith. This is the untold story that was finally been pieced together after years of investigation. Many asked, “Where was God on September 11th?” Heroes of Flight 93 helps to uncover the answer. It airs Sunday, September 11th from 7:00PM until 8:00PM. Read more »
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