Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Jason Crabb to be Inducted Into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Jason Crabb will be honored by his home state of Kentucky when he is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2018. He will be honored alongside fellow inductees Billy Ray Cyrus, David "Stringbean" Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley,  Jackie DeShannon and Bobby Lewis. The induction ceremony will be held May 11, 2018. 

The 2018 class will join an elite roster of individuals including Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, Florence Henderson, Rosemary Clooney, Wynonna & Naomi Judd, Steven Curtis Chapman, Clarence Spalding, EXILE, and many more.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Francesca Battistelli's 'Holy Spirit' Certified Gold

Francesca Battistelli, was recently honored for her second RIAA-Certified Gold record for the Grammy Award winning "Holy Spirit."

"Holy Spirit," from Battistelli's album If We're Honest, spent an impressive 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot at Christian radio and was the No. 2 most played song of 2015 at Christian AC Radio.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Hawk Nelson Song Used in Jumanji 2 Trailer

The music from Hawk Nelson's Just Getting Started is used in the first half of the new Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer.  The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Hart.

Friday, June 16, 2017

dc Talk Attends U2 Show With OneRepublic

TobyMac, Michael Tait and Kevin Max attend ed U2's Joshua Tree Tour in Tampa, FL and also spent part of the night hanging out with the members of OneRepublic.

The Joshua Tree Tour commemorates the 30 year anniversary of the release of U2's career-defining album The Joshua Tree, a project which deeply influenced countless contemporary musicians--including dc Talk.  OneRepublic's lead singer Ryan Tedder was influenced by the album, but his influences also included dc Talk. Ryan Tedder grew up on Christian music through the 90s.

All of the artists shared photos to Instagram throughout the night, including capturing Ryan Tedder's spot-on impression of Kevin Max singing "What If I Stumble."

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Esterlyn Singer To Star in New HGTV Show

The Esterlyn frontman Luke Caldwell and his business partner Clint Robertson are the focus of the new home improvement show, Boise Boys on HGTV, which premieres Sunday, May 21.

"I love how God directs our lives," Caldwell wrote in a post on social media. "When I first started playing music it was never to be in a band or in front of people. I just loved to worship and be creative in it and doors opened."

 He said the reality show has come about in a very similar way, noting that their remodeling company, Timber and Love, first began as a means to raise money for international adoption.

"I decided to buy a dumpy house, fix it up, and sell it, hoping to pay for the adoption costs." He said. "God gave us the desires of our hearts. From that time I have continued leading worship around the country as well as renovate homes while I was here in Boise, so we kept adopting."

A few years into renovating homes, Caldwell met Robertson (who himself was a runner-up on The Apprentice), and they started Timber and Love, a company they say has been "very focused on making a difference" with their lives and business.

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