Artist News June 2, 2015

A Fan Awards show was held over the weekend and the Australian band for King and Country came away the big winners. They took the top award as Artist of the Year and also were named group of the year and received the award for the Best Live Show of 2014. Chris Tomlin was named Male Artist of the Year, Francesca Battistelli came away with the award for Female Artist of the Year. The Newsboys song We Believe was named Song of the Year. And Lauren Daigle’s How Can It Be was selected by fans as Worship Song of the Year. Rounding out the artist awards was Big Daddy Weave. They were selected as the first Christian artist to appear on a 7up can.

Randy Phillips of Phillips, Craig and Dean is already a pastor and a well known Christian artist. But now he also has his own wedding chapel. Randy said he recently conducted his first wedding in the chapel, located behind his home, marking it’s official opening. Randy added: Who’s Next.

Casting Crowns Mark Hall says it’s ironic that he spoke at a senior bachelorette service and he doesn’t even know how to spell it?

A reminder from Britt Nicole: Working out is for fun and health, it’s not about getting a “beach-worthy” body! God already thinks we are beautiful and worthy of His love!

A bit of trivia from CCM Magazine about Colton Dixon. He revealed this week that it only takes 15 minutes to do his hair.

Some trivia about Steven Curtis Chapman. He said the first thing he noticed about his wife Mary Beth was the little precious moments buttons on her jacket.

Chelsea Cameron, wife of actor Kirk Cameron, recently answered the question: what’s the weirdest gift you’ve been given? Her answer: Kirk got me a heated toilet seat.

Christy Nockels wants to help make your lunch hour a little bit brighter. She will be holding an online acoustic worship time, sharing worship songs from her new live CD and some of the stories behind the songs. It will take place at noon Central time. Click on the link at

Audio Adrenaline has released the final episode of their life on tour with Newsboys. The video features the tour stop at a rattle snake roundup. While the members of the band are brave on stage, they clearly aren’t nearly as comfortable around the snakes. Watch the video by clicking on the link at

Hillsong United has released another lyric video from their new album Empires. The latest video features their song Here Now. Watch the video by clicking on the link at

Hawk Nelson is out with a live performance of their song Drops in the Ocean. Watch the video recording of their performance. Click on the link at

The Rhett Walker Band this week started something new. They are starting a feature called Music Monday. This week they kicked things off with a live performance of their song Downtown Tonight. Watch the video by clicking on the link at

In our darkest moments we call upon the light of the world. That is the theme of the latest Dan Bremnes song Where the Light Is. Hear the story behind the song by clicking on the link at

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