G.L.O Releases New Visual For No. 1 ‘Ignited’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 4, 2021) – A sizzling hot video debuts today for the No. 1 single, “Ignited,” from G.L.O, which stands for God’s Love Only. The video can be viewed on YouTube and Facebook.

The high energy video features the artist and a group of dancers as G.L.O performs the single based on Matthew 5:15: “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.”

“I know,” says G.L.O, “that, as a Christ follower, many will try to extinguish the flame of Christ within, but as Children of God we must continue to persevere and shine and remain ‘Ignited’ in this dark world.

“Ignited, written by the artist and produced by Alex “Ace 1” Espinoza, is the fifth consecutive No. 1 single for G.L.O, debuting in the top slot when it dropped at Christian Hip Hop, Christian Rhythmic and Christian Hot AC/CHR-formatted radio outlets. “Ignited” also has claimed the No. 3 spot at CRC Monthly.

Prior radio hits include:
“Ephphatha,” which debuted at No. 1 on CRC Weekly, ranked No. 5 at CRC Monthly and No. 9 at CRC Quarterly;
“Closer,” No. 1 single at CRC Weekly and CRC Monthly, as well as hitting No. 2 at CRC Quarterly, and ranking No. 10 on the CRC Yearly chart;
“No Weapon Formed, topping the charts at No. 1 at CRC Weekly, No. 2 at CRC Monthly and No. 6 at CRC Quarterly; and
“Reborn,” released in 2019 as the debut single from G.L.O’s album of the same name, hitting No. 1 at CRC Weekly, No. 2 at CRC Monthly and No. 7 at CRC Quarterly.

Music has been important to G.L.O since she was young. When she received Jesus Christ as her Savior in 1998, she asked God to reveal her purpose. As she began writing songs, the songwriter noticed that none of her songs glorified God.

“That all changed one fateful day,” G.L.O says, “when God had a Word for me in Bible Study: ‘You can’t have one foot in the world and one foot out.’ After receiving that message, it was the breakthrough I needed. I haven’t looked back.”

With a ministry that knows no boundaries and one that reaches the young and the old, G.L.O’s prayer is that her music can break down the misconception that rap is only of the world.

G.L.O has appeared on local TBN networks as well as UK London International TBN. She has performed onstage at the Gospel Superfest where she shared the platform with artists such as Deitrick Haddon, Lecrae, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and others. She has enjoyed radio airplay from U.S. and international radio outlets.

In June 2019, G.L.O signed with McLaughlin Music Group for management.

For more information about G.L.O, check out GloGodsLoveOnly.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

KJ 52 Releases New Single ‘Glory To God’

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (August 3, 2021) – At the same time “Glory to God,” the latest single from legendary rapper KJ-52, finds itself reverberating across the ring at a recent UFC Fight Night event, the radio release is poised to sweep Christian Hip-Hop and Christian Hot AC-formatted radio outlets when it goes for adds today.

KJ-52, a multiple Dove Award winner, wrote “Glory to God” with long time producer, Poetics, as the first single for the upcoming album, “KJ-52 vs. Jonah”. A video for the single shows the internal battle we fight against ourselves. UFC fighter Niko “The Hybrid” Price recently used KJ-52’s song as his walkout song during a UFC event.

“Glory to God” is the second radio release in 2021 from KJ-52, whose latest collection of new music was funded by a Kickstarter campaign. “One Year Ago,” the debut single from the album of new material, released in February. For more information, visit kj52.com.

In addition to continuing to write and release music, KJ-52 is an associate pastor at Christian Life Fellowship in Cape Coral, Fla., a position he took in January 2020.

“For me music is therapy, hope and expression,” says KJ-52. “I can never downplay the power of my God and the power of a song.”

“I hope these new tracks speak to you, inspire you and give you hope as we walk through this crazy world. Thank you for sticking with me for this long. The journey is never over is it?”

KJ52, who is based in Cape Coral, is a Guinness world record holder in freestyling and has garnered six Dove Award wins to-date, including taking home honors for song of the year for “Do Yo Thang” and “Never Look Away” and multiple album of the year wins for “Five-Two Television,” “KJ-52 Remixed,” and “It’s Pronounced Five Two.”

Dante Bowe’s “Joyful” Makes History Reaching Both Billboard Top 30 Christian AC & Gospel Radio Charts

They say that there’s a first time for everything.  We’re not sure who “They” are – but they are right! For a rare time in modern history, one single version of a song has bridged the gap, blurred the lines, and brought unity between the Gospel and CCM formats.  That bridge builder is “Joyful” by Dante Bowe of Bethel Music.  “Joyful” is the first single to have the same version of the song to appear on both of Billboard’s Top 30 National Airplay Charts – Gospel at #23 and CCM at #14, and we’re overjoyed, to say the least (pun intended).

There has been a unified cry over the past couple of years within our God-blessed country for true equality and justice among all races, sexes, and classes. Not only that, but we encountered a global pandemic that worked hard at destroying hope in everyone’s lives. This left most Americans in a continued state of desperation and exasperation and was the exact climate when Dante’s “Joyful” hit the airwaves.

“Joyful” certainly hasn’t solved these problems, but it represents the anthem of those who are carrying the torch of change in their hearts and believe that better days start with making today better by choosing to be “Joyful” in it.

The appearance of “Joyful” on both Top 30 Billboard Charts has certainly not come without the hard work of a faithful and committed team of multiple notable promotion teams. Promotional teams for this song include Chris Hauser, 55 Promotions, Boxer Poet, Revival Music Company and their in-house team of promoters – Push It Marketing & Promotions, and The Bellamy Group.

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Amy Grant Welcomed Into Nashville Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame

Six-time GRAMMY-winner Amy Grant just released the double disc, 30th anniversary editon of her iconic album, Heart In Motion, spending it’s first few days once again as one of the highest charting albums on the pop charts, this time on iTunes. Enthusiasm for the project is evident in a wide range of media coverage, including BillboardUSA TodayBobby BonesABC RadioCNNCBNNewsKTLAApple Music’s Proud Radio and much more to come. In recent months Grant has also appeared on Good Morning AmericaEntertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Hallmark Home & Family, in FORBES, and on Delilah. Fellow artists also shared their fondness for Grant and their favorite tunes from Heart In Motion on the Gospel Music Association’s Instragram stories.

In the midst of the celebrations surrounding the anniversary, today, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) announced its Class of 2021 today, including Grant, along with Toby Keith, Rhett Akins, Buddy Cannon and John Scott Sherrill. All five will be officially inducted into the Hall this November, during the “50/51” Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on November 1, at the Music City Center.

Upcoming, Grant will also appear on FOX & Friend’s All American Summer performing her GRAMMY-nominated, No. 1 smash, “Baby Baby,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two consecutive weeks.

Orignally released on March 5, 1991, Heart In Motion was GRAMMY-nominated, sold over 5 million copies and garnered five Billboard Top 10 singles (“Baby Baby,” “Every Heartbeat,” “That’s What Love Is For,” “I Will Remember You,” and “Good For Me.”).

Grant will hit the road and visit 42 cities this fall with a set that will span her four-decade long career, including hits from Heart In Motion to celebrate its milestone anniversary. See tour dates below and visit AmyGrant.com for all details.

5-Aug/Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center

6-Aug/Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

7-Aug/Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

14-Aug/LaGrange, GA-Sweetland Amphitheater at Boyd Park

15-Aug/Pelham, TN-The Caverns

8-Sept/Lancaster, PA-American Music Theatre

9-Sept/Medford, MA-The Chevalier Theater

10-Sept/Baltimore, MD-Modell Performing Arts Center @ The Lyric

11-Sep/Richmond, KY-EKU Center for the Arts, Eastern Kentucky Univ

16-Sept/New Philadelphia, OH-Performing Arts Center at Kent State

17-Sept/Greensburg, PA-Palace Theatre

18-Sept/Warsaw, IN-Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts

20-Sept/Alexandria, VA-The Birchmere Music Hall

21-Sept/Dayton, OH-Schuster Center

22-Sept/Rocky Mount, VA-Harvester Performance Center

23-Sept/Durham, NC-Carolina Theatre

25-Sept/Charlottesville, VA-Paramount Theater

26-Sept/Bristol, TN-Paramount Center for the Arts

1-3-Oct/Franklin, TN – Tennessee Weekend

8-Oct/Greeley, CO-Union Colony Civic Center

9-Oct/Salt Lake City, UT-Eccles Theater

10-Oct/Boise, ID-Morrison Center for the Perf Arts

11-Oct/Spokane, WA-First Interstate Center for the Arts

13-Oct/Bellingham, WA-Mount Baker Theatre

14-Oct/Eugene, OR-McDonald Theater

15-Oct/Santa Rosa, CA-Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

16-Oct/Bakersfield, CA-The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater

18-Oct/San Jose, CA-California Theater

19-Oct/Grass Valley, CA-The Center for the Arts

20-Oct/Anaheim, CA-City National Grove of Anaheim

22-Oct/Beverly Hills, CA-Saban Theater

23-Oct/Chandler, AZ-Chandler Center for the Arts

24-Oct/Tucson, AZ-Fox Tucson Theatre

26-Oct/Lubbock, TX-The Buddy Holly Hall

27-Oct/Dallas, TX-Majestic Theatre

28-Oct/Houston, TX-Arena Theatre

29-Oct/Pensacola, FL-Saenger Theater

5-Nov/Marion, OH-Palace Theatre

6-Nov/St. Charles, IL-The Arcada Theater

7-Nov/Crystal Lake, IL-Raue Center for the Arts

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‘God’s Not Dead: We The People’ Movie Coming This Fall!

Pinnacle Peak Pictures, formerly Pure Flix Entertainment, a leading independent faith and family film studio announces the release date and trailer debut for God’s Not Dead: We the People premiering in theaters nationwide Fall 2021. The trailer is now available at www.GodsNotDead.comGod’s Not Dead: We the People is the next chapter in the popular franchise that started with God’s Not Dead in 2014. That film became one of the most profitable faith films with a $1.5MM budget and grossed over $65MM at the box office.

The inspirational drama centers around a riveting fight for freedom that starts in the heart of the country, and runs to the corridors of our nation’s Capital Washington, DC. It prompts audiences to ask the compelling question: if your individual liberties are threatened . What Would You Do? The plot parallels current news headlines regarding the challenge against the freedom of speech and religious liberties as the fundamental right to educate children.

The cast includes: Isaiah Washington (Grey‘s Anatomy), David A.R. White (GOD’S NOT DEAD, Evening Shade), William Forsythe (DICK TRACY), Antonio Sabato. Jr, (General Hospital, THE BIG HIT), Jeanine Pirro (FOX News Justice with Judge Jeanine), and GRAMMY Award-winning CCM artist Francesca Battistelli.

“We feel honored to provide our faithful audience another installment in the God’s Not Dead franchise that provides a compelling, timely, and convicting message,” says Pinnacle Peak Pictures founding partner Michael Scott. “The themes in this film reflect news headlines and encourage believers to remain strong in their fight to protect their spiritual rights and God-given freedoms.”

God’s Not Dead: We the People is directed by Vance Null and written by Tommy Blaze, Cary Solomon, and Chuck Konzelman. Brent Ryan Green is the producer with executive producers David A.R. White, Michael Scott, and Jim Ameduri.

FILM SYNOPSIS: The God’s Not Dead franchise continues in God’s Not Dead: We the People as Reverend Dave (White) is called to defend a group of Christian homeschooling families. He finds himself taken aback by the interference of the government, and believing that their right to educate their own children is a freedom worth fighting for. Reverend Dave is called to Washington DC to testify in a landmark congressional hearing that will determine the future of religious freedom in our country for years to come.

CAST:
Congressman Daryl Smith: Isaiah Washington (Grey‘s Anatomy)
Reverend Dave Hill: David A.R. White (GOD’S NOT DEAD, Evening Shade)
Mike McKinnon: Antonio Sabato. Jr, (General Hospital, Melrose Place, THE BIG HIT)
Rebecca McKinnon: Francesca Battistelli (GRAMMY Award-winning CCM artist, SOUL SURFER)
Robert Benson: William Forsythe (DICK TRACY)
Judge Neely: Jeanine Pirro (FOX News Justice with Judge Jeanine)
Jude: Benjamin Onyango (GOD’S NOT DEAD, TEARS OF THE SUN)

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RCA Inspiration Celebrates Four Wins And Powerful Performances At The 36th Annual Stellar Awards

RCA Inspiration celebrated four wins and a night of powerful performances as the 36th Annual Stellar Awards returned big with a live show taped in Nashville, TN on July 10th. Hailed as the greatest night in Gospel music, this year’s Stellar Awards brought together a luminous, joyful evening of inspiration, with four wins announced for hit releases from Kierra Sheard-Kelly and Donnie McClurkin. The Stellar Awards weekend also featured appearances from Hezekiah Walker, Kirk Franklin, Mali Music, and DOE.

Kierra Sheard-Kelly took the stage for two performances, as well as garnering multiple honors for her hit album KIERRA (Karew Entertainment/RCA Inspiration). KIERRA won Contemporary Album of the Year, while the hit song “Something Has to Break (Live) ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard” won Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year (Dir: James Hairston IV). In addition to her solo performance of “Something Has to Break,” Kierra joined her mother and aunts, who make up the legendary group The Clark Sisters, in their stunning performance of their classic hits, and celebrated their family’s special night at the Stellars, who honored The Clark Sisters with the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award.

Donnie McClurkin won Traditional Male Artist of the Year for his hit album A DIFFERENT SONG (CamDon Music/RCA Inspiration), and appeared as a presenter. Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) was also a presenter, and Hezekiah Walker performed on the show. Mali Music joined Jonathan McReynolds in performing their hit duet “Movin’ On” (RCA Inspiration/eOne). Mali also joined DOE in hosting the Stellar Awards Chairman’s Nominee Reception and Pre-Show Awards on July 9th.

Phil Thornton, RCA Inspiration SVP and General Manager says: “Congratulations to Kierra and Donnie on their Stellar Award wins, and what an amazing time it was to come together, celebrate live music and honor the incredible impact of Gospel and the messages of hope, faith, and God’s love that all the artists continue to shine a light on. Thank you to the Stellar Awards for a great show!”

Catch the 36th Annual Stellar Awards airing Sunday, August 1st, 2021 on BET at 8 pm EST, with an encore presentation at 10 pm EST. Viewers will also be able to watch the show in national broadcast syndication August 1st through September 5th.

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