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February 6, 2024

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Christian Music & Entertainment
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Christian Music Winners at the Grammys

Atlanta's Lecrae, Tye Tribbett and Kirk Franklin were among the winners in the Christian and Gospel categories at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Sunday, February 5th. 

 The songwriter's award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song went to "Your Power" written in part by Lecrae and Tasha Cobbs Leonard.

 Best Gospel Performance/Song was won by Kirk Franklin for his "Winner."

 Best Contemporary Christian Music Album saw Lecrae again taking home another Grammy for "Church Clothes 4."

 Other nominees were Blessing Offor, Da'Truth, Lauren Daigle and Phil Wickham.

  Best Gospel Album was Tye Tribbett's "All Things New: Live In Orlando."

  Other nominees were Erica Campbell, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Maverick City Music and Jonathan McReynolds.

  Best Roots Gospel Album winner was The Blind Boys of Alabama for "Echoes of the South."

The Clark Sisters were among those receiving a 2024 Special Merit & Lifetime Achievement award.


Interestingly, Brandon Lake, who's "Gratitude" spent half the year at #1 was not among the nominations.


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Best Selling Christian Author LYSA TERKEURST Celebrates Second Marriage after 'Painful' Divorce

Best-selling author and Proverbs 31 Ministries founder Lysa TerKeurst not only has five books on the Christian Booksellers' Top 40 with $5 ("Forgiving What You Can't Forget.)," #8 (You're Going To Make It"), #29 ("Good Boundaries and Goodbyes"), #35 ("30 Days With Jesus Bible Study Guide"), and #38 ("Embraced,"). But, Lysa has announced that she has remarried two years after her divorce from her husband, Art TerKeurst, after 29 years of marriage.


“I want to invite you in to share a new chapter in my life,” TerKeurst captioned in a post on Instagram on Thursday.


According to The Christian Post, the post included several photos from her wedding to her new husband, Chaz.


“In January of 2023, I met Chaz. And as the pages kept turning last year, we knew what we’d found in each other was love. A beautiful love that requires work like love always does. But a togetherness that is safe, honest, fun, funny and surrendered to the sacred way God tells us to love and care for each other.”


“We got engaged last fall, which I decided to hold private so I could tell as many people as possible face to face. I got to tell many of you when we saw in each other at stores and airports and coffee shops and dinners and FaceTimes. Those were sweet conversations I treasure."


“And then last week, surrounded by our family and some beautiful mountains, Chaz and I exchanged our vows. As soon as we were announced husband and wife, some fun music started playing. I invited our kids and grandkids to join in as we all danced in the gently falling snow.”


In January 2022, Terkeurst announced she had filed for divorce from Art in 2021 due to infidelity. While she initially wanted to divorce her husband in 2017 because of infidelity and addiction, the couple renewed their vows a year later after restoring their marriage.


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TARA-LEIGH COBBLE, Dallas podcaster behind 'The Bible Recap,' shares her journey to the top of the charts

A Dallas woman's passion for the Bible has landed her the top spot on the Apple Podcast charts.


Tara-Leigh Cobble's podcast "The Bible Recap" has more than 300 million downloads. Of course, she also happens to be a best selling Christian author with her latest book, "The Bible Recap: A One-Year Guide to Reading and Understanding the Entire Bible," checking in at #14 on this month's Christian Booksellers' Top 50 list.


Cobble says she made a discovery when talking to her friend about reading The Bible.


"That was the first time that I realized that it's a daily process of answering the questions," she said. 


So she started a podcast. Cobble began "The Bible Recap" in 2019 with a very simple goal.


"My prayer when I started this 5 years ago was that 300 people would read the Bible with me. So this has blown all my hopes and dreams out of the water," she said.


The next morning, she was floored to open her email and see 300 messages from people in the U.S. and around the world.


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Billboard Magazine's Current Top Gospel Music Chart




#1 (LW2) - JJ Hairston

Feat Deon Kipping

"Reminder"

(from Believe Again, Vol. II)


#2 (LW1) Renee Spearman

& Kim Burrell

"Tap Into It" 

(from Features)


#3 (LW4)Bri Babineaux

"I Will Wait"

(Single)


#4 (LW3)Damon Little

Feat. Angie Stone

"No Stressing"

(Single)


#5 (LW5) Tye Tribbett

"Only One Night Tho"

(from All Things New: Live In Orlando)


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Gospel Music Songs

Concertline

Metro Atlanta Christian Concerts & Family Events


Friday, February 9

Ben Fuller featuring

Megan Danielle & Jacob Dixon

At First Baptist Church

751 Green Street NW,

Gainesville, GA 30501

7:00 p.m. (770) 534-7354 

www.itickets.com


Saturday, February 10

Winter Jam 2024

Crowder, Lecrae, Cain, Katy Nichole, Seventh Day Slumber, NewSong, Joseph O’Brien

At Gas South Arena

and Conference Center

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth, GA 30097

6:00 p.m. (770) 617-0359

www.platformtickets.com


Saturday, February 10

Kingdom Heirs

At Grace Community Church,

7770 Hickory Flat Hwy.,

Woodstock, GA 30188

2:00 p.m. (770) 617-0359

www.kingdomheirs.com


Sunday, February 25

The King’s Singers,

Illuminated Voices

At Georgia State University’s

Rialto Center for the Arts,

80 Forsyth Street, NW,

Atlanta, GA 30303

A Rialto Series Performance

3:00 p.m. (404) 413-9TIX (9849)

www.events.rialtocenter.gsu.edu


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Artists Collaborate in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of "How Great Thou Art"

2024 ushers in a significant milestone for one of the world's most beloved hymns, "How Great Thou Art." Marking the 75th anniversary of this cherished song written by Stuart K. Hine, a group of award-winning artists came together to celebrate and record a new version, "How Great Thou Art (Until That Day)." The song, accompanied by a music video, is available now. Listen here.


This special collaboration unites the voices of many of today's top artists, featuring Chris Tomlin, Hillary Scott, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Matt Redman, Naomi Raine, Blessing Offor, Jon Reddick, TAYA, Brian and Jenn Johnson, Matt Maher, Pat Barrett, Benjamin William Hastings, Ryan Ellis, and Mitch Wong.


Commissioned by the Stuart Hine Trust, Redman and Wong crafted the new verse, offering a strikingly powerful addition to the timeless hymn while hoping to stir souls and bring critical help to those in need. 


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SGN Scoops Magazine Top 100 Southern Gospel Music Charts


#1 (LM8) - Southbound - “Somebody Testify”

(from Lost and Found)


#2 (LM25) - The Whisnants - “Privilege of Prayer”

(from Been Blessed)


#3 (LM6) - The Perrys -

“I Think I'll Just Go On"

(from John 3:16)


#5 (LM29) -

The Mylon Hayes Family -

"Carry The Glorious Gospel”

(from Steady & Sure)


#5 (LM9) - The Inspirations - “Come To The Well”

(from The Legacy Continues)


Click Here For This Week's Top Southern Gospel Songs

Super Bowl Soulful Celebration's 25th Anniversary Event

Best-Selling Christian Author For a quarter-century The Super Bowl Soulful Celebration has captured the hearts of millions through the shared love of music, faith, and the exhilaration of football. Bridging cultures and igniting inspiration, the Super Bowl LVIII sanctioned special converges NFL players with award-winning artists and acclaimed musicians from diverse genres onto a single stage. The result is an unforgettable evening that transcends boundaries and has become an iconic platform that remains unrivaled as the sole multicultural and inspirational program sanctioned by the NFL during the electrifying Super Bowl week.


 Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold, this year's event in Las Vegas features performances by Mary Mary, Earth Wind & Fire, Adam Blackstone, Kirk Franklin, and more! 


Also performing will be The Players Choir. The ensemble of NFL talent has been a staple of the league’s Super Bowl weekend festivities for 16 seasons.


In addition, three NFL players will be saluted for their achievements on and off the field during the special. The honorees include Dallas Cowboys quarterback “Dak” Prescott (Faith In Action Award), Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (New Beginnings Award) and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Markquese Bell (HBCU Player of the Year).


 It takes place on Wednesday, February 7th and will be televised the day before the Super Bowl on Saturday, February 10th at at 8:00 p.m. on CBS. 


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Christian Booksellers'
Top Christian Books 

#1 - Dr. David Jeremiah

"The Great Disappearance"

31 Ways to Be

Rapture Ready

(2nd Month at #1)


#2 - Sarah Young

“Jesus Calling”

Enjoying Peace In His Presence


#3 - Jackie Hill Perry

“Upon Waking”

60 Daily Reflections to Discover Ourselves and the God We Were Made For


#4 - Paul David Tripp

“New Morning Mercies”

A Daily Gospel Devotional


#5 - Lysa TerKeurst

“Forgiving What You Can’t Forget”

How to Move On, Make Peace

with Painful Memories, and Create

a Life That's Beautiful Again


Click Here For The Full List of This Month's Best Selling Christian Books

Tune In To Gospel Live! Presented By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS

Grab a front-row seat for "GOSPEL Live!" Presented by "Finding Your Roots" host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on February 9 at 9/8c on PBS. It is a concert celebration honoring the legacy of Gospel music in America. This special is a one-of-a-kind musical celebration that honors the legacy and influence of Gospel music in America. Contemporary secular artists and renowned gospel singers perform their favorite gospel classics. The event co-hosted by Gates and Erica Campbell, and featuring John Legend, is a companion program to the four-hour PBS documentary series, "Gospel." 

 The program includes performances by Tauren Wells, Lena Byrd Miles, Mali Music, and Shelea.

 "Gospel Live!" premieres on February 9 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS with multiple airings to follow including February 11, 16, and 18.


From the blues to hip hop, African Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. Musical styles come and go, but there's one sound that has been a constant source of strength, courage and wisdom on any given Sunday.


"Gospel," the latest history series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., digs deep into the origin story of Black spirituality through sermon and song.

Four Episode subjects include: "The Gospel Train" (the sonic influences of blues and jazz), "The Golden Age Of Gospel" (from the Lord’s music to the mainstream), "Take The Message Everywhere" (gospel goes mainstream, taking the good news everywhere), and "Gospel's Second Century" (gospel and preaching achieve platinum-selling success).

 "Gospel" premieres February 12 & 13 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS with multiple additional airings throughout the month.

 "Gospel" is more than the soundtrack of the African American experience, “it’s the beating heart and soul,” Gates said. “From the Great Migration to today, the history of Black gospel music and preaching is one of constant movement, and it’s long been a dream of mine to bring it to public television.”


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Billboard Magazine's Current Top Contemporary Christian Music Chart


#1 (LW1) - Brandon Lake

“Gratitude”

(from Christmas With The Chosen)


#2 (LW3)Elevation Worship

“Trust In God“

(from Can You Imagine)


#3 (LW2)Chris Tomlin

“Holy Forever”

(from Always)


#4 (LW4)Brandon Lake

“Praise You Anywhere”

(from Coat Of Many Colors)


#5 (LW6)Elevation Worship

“Praise“

(from Can You Imagine)


Click Here For This Week's Top 25

Contemporary Christian Music Songs

Atlanta Christian
Radio Station Guide
Top Contemporary Christian Stations

104.7FM, The Fish

93.3FM - The JoyFM

106.7FM, K-LOVE

91.5FM - Victory 91.5

Top Gospel Stations

102.5FM - Praise 102.5

Top Southern Gospel Stations

90.7FM & 91.7FM - NewLife Radio

Top Religious Talk Stations

970AM - Faith Talk 970

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Metro Atlanta Christian Radio Stations With Links To Their Official Websites

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1 - The Bible in a Year

(with Fr. Mike Schmitz)


2 - The Bible Recap

(with Tara Leigh-Cobble)


3 - Girls Gone Bible

(with Angela Halili

and Arielle Reitsma)


4 - Follow Him:

A Come, Follow Me Podcast

(with Hank Smith & John Bytheway)


5 - The Catechism In A Year

(with Fr. Mike Schmitz)


6 - The Bible Project Podcast

(In-depth conversations

about the Bible and theology)


7 - WHOA That's Good Podcast

(with Sadie Robertson)


8 - The Salty Podcast

with (Devin Cordle)


9 - Timothy Keller Sermons

Podcast By Gospel In Life

(with Tim Keller)


10 - Blaze Podcast Network: Unashamed With

Phil & Jase Robertson

(with The Duck Commander

and his family)


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Christian Podcasts

REVIEW: Southbound –

#1 Somebody Testify" - Album "Lost & Found"

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Inviting God into Your Dating Relationship



By Jim Daly,

President of Focus on the Family


In order to stand at a wedding altar and say, “I do” with confidence, couples must first understand who they are as individuals. Only a person with a healthy sense of “I” can give to the marriage as much as he or she receives.


A thriving marriage doesn’t erase individuality. It celebrates it. It puts one’s individuality to work in service of the relationship, molding two people into one while encouraging each person’s individual flames to burn bright.


Debra Fileta, an author and a licensed professional counselor who specializes in dating, marriage, and relationship issues, reminds her clients that each of us is on our own journey with God, a journey that intertwines our lives with others while we individually run “the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).


Debra is with us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Inviting God into Your Dating Relationship” to help Christian young adults recognize what’s important in dating relationships and develop healthy dating standards that are rooted in biblical principles.


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Atlanta Christian Artists
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Top Christian Artists From Metro Atlanta

National Christian Artists
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Top Christian Artists From In And Outside Of Atlanta

Watch a live performance of the #1 CCM song

that has been #1 for 24 weeks, "Gratitude” by Brandon Lake - Click Here


See a live performance of the #1 Gospel Music song, "Reminder"

by JJ Hairston Feat. Deon Kipping - Click Here


Watch A Live Performance Of the #2 CCM Song, "Trust In God"

by Elevation Worship feat. Chris Brown & Isaiah Templeton, - Click Here


See a Live Performance video of the #2 Gospel Music song, "Tap Into It"

by Renee Spearman and Kim Burrell - Click Here


See a live performance of the #1 Southern Gospel Music song,

"Somebody Testify" by Southbound - Click Here


See an acoustic live performance of this week's #3 CCM song

by Chris Tomlin, "Holy Forever" - Click Here


See the official music video of the #3 Gospel Music song, "I Will Wait" by Bri Babineaux - Click Here


Watch the official music video Of the #4 CCM song by Brandon Lake,

"Praise You Anywhere" - Click Here


See a lyric video of the #4 Gospel Music song, "No Stressing"

by Damon Little Feat. Angie Stone - Click Here


See a video from The Chosen of the #5 CCM song, "Praise"

by Elevation Worship Feat. Brandon Lake, Chris Brown & Chandler Moore - Click Here


Watch a live performance of the #5 Gospel Music song, "Only One Night Tho" by Tye Tribbett - Click Here


Click Here To Watch The Latest Top CCM & Gospel Music Videos

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Radio host, best selling author

Dave Ramsey


45 Cheap Date Ideas You'll Actually Want to Go On


Is inflation taking a bite out of your date night budget? When run-of-the-mill date nights with dinner and a movie can set you back $100 (not including the babysitter), it can be tough to fit regular date nights into the budget. But don’t worry, because there are plenty of ways to spend a fun and romantic date night together in a budget-friendly way. Here are 45 cheap date ideas to try out, and some are even totally free!


11 Cheap Date Ideas to Get Started

Cheap doesn’t have to equal boring. If anything, it means you get to be a little more creative with planning the date. Plus, you get to think up exciting, out-of-the-box ideas and put in that extra effort. Here are 11 cheap date ideas to try out any day of the week.


Browse at a bookstore. If you and your date both find books you want to read, put them on hold for pickup at your local library (and read them for free!).

Listen to your throwback records, vintage tapes or mix CDs. Pick the albums that were special to you while you were dating. Or if you’re currently dating, share the music that was important to each of you earlier in life.

Go out to breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, and it’s a cheaper date than going out to dinner. There’s no rule out there saying you can’t have a date in the morning. So go ahead! Plus, who doesn’t love bacon, eggs and pancakes?


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QB Brock Purdy leads 49ers to Super Bowl: 'Win or lose I'm going to glorify God'

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Chiefs DB L'Jarius Sneed thanking God as he prepares for another Super Bowl - Click Here


'The Chosen' Season 4 Takes Second Place in Box Office: 'This Is Going to Be Big' - Click Here


"Journey To Bethlehem" Releases On Netflix This Month - Click Here


New VeggieTales Feature Film Announced for 2026 - Click Here


The star of ‘Reacher’ is in a new movie about faith - Click Here


Christian Author Jennie Allen:

'If the internet cancels me, I'll be fine'

- Click Here


Author Eric Metaxas urges Christians to resist rising evil in new documentary: 'Sometimes you have to battle' - Click Here



Big Brother Host, Julie Chen-Moonves, Discovers God in Trial - Click Here


Comedian Rob Schneider Discovers Jesus, Forgiveness: 'I Needed...

to Be Home' - Click Here


Read "Fades Away" By 104.7 The Fish's Penny Faulkner - Click Here


Worship Educators Association (WEA) Officially Launches To Connect and Empower Worship Education Professionals - Click Here

 

United Church of Christ Lost over 286K Members, 550 Churches

between '12-'22 - Click Here



Atlanta church behind new affordable housing project - Click Here



Over 20K Sign Christian Group's Petition Urging Boycott of Pro-Trump Evangelist - Click Here


Methodist church finds new home after Gainesville funeral homes merge - Click Here


World Changers Church Changes To Outline - Click Here

Music Notes Green

We The Kingdom Releases First Single Since Franni Rae Cash Cain’s Departure ‘The Plans’ - Click Here


Country Music Star Toby Keith Dies, Relied on Faith During Battle with Stomach Cancer - Click Here


‘Gratitude’ Co-Writers Benjamin William Hastings & Brandon Lake Reunite For ‘Abandoned’ - Click Here


Brandon Lake And his Dad Start Generational Leadership Podcast

- Click Here


Atlanta's Passion Announces New Live Album 3.1.24 + Release New Song - Click Here


Anne Wilson To Release Genre-Blending New Album "Rebel"

- Click Here


CeCe Winans Premieres New Single “That’s My King” - Click Here


Jason Aldean: Bring 'Prayer Back' in Schools - Click Here


GRAMMY Award-Winning Gaither Vocal Band Prepares for Valentine's Day with the Release of "Let Me Be There" (EP) and "Love Songs" Album - Click Here


The Hyssongs - Around The Table - Click Here


Sing Holy Forever … or Until TikTok Pulls the Audio - Click Here


DOE Releases “God Is In Control” - Click Here


American Idol Contestant Sings

Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus"

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Matthew West Releases His 6th Book, "My Story, Your Glory" - Click Here


Tasha Cobbs Leonard Announces Debut Book “Do It Anyway”

Set for May Release! - Click Here


Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Release New Single - Click Here


Atlanta's Kelontae Gavin Announces Marriage to Longtime Partner Nieyana - Click Here


Christian/Gospel Music - This Month's New Releases - Click Here