Industry News Bits Monday 3-15-21
Remember stations that are in their all important spring fundraisers this week among those WLAB/Ft Wayne, KCMS/Seattle, WRBS/Baltimore.
The 2021 Grammy Awards:
Best Gospel Performance/Song
- Winner: “Movin’ On” by Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
- Winner: “There Was Jesus” by Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters
Best Gospel Album
- Winner: Gospel According to PJ by PJ Morton
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
- Winner: Jesus Is King by Kanye West
Best Roots Gospel Album
- Winner: Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album) by Fisk Jubilee Singers
The first round of voting in the 2021 Singing News Fan Awards is over, and it’s time to announce the Top Ten nominees in all 19 categories!
The Singing News Fan Awards are the Southern Gospel industry’s premiere fan-voted awards, with winners decided by the readers of Singing News Magazine. After the final round of voting is complete, the awards ceremony will take place during the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in September of this year.
Complete list is HERE.
The second round of voting will begin with the ballot in the May 2021 issue of Singing News, or subscribers may vote online.
The Gospel Music Association announces its first Easter broadcast special, Because He Lives: An Easter Celebration. Conceptualized as a way to celebrate and recognize Christ’s death and resurrection through song, the star-studded line-up includes powerful performances by Amy Grant, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, CeCe Winans, Ellie Holcomb, Jekalyn Carr, Karen Peck & New River, Natalie Grant & Bernie Herms, Nicole C., and Zach Williams. Because He Lives: An Easter Celebration will broadcast worldwide on TBN Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 9:00 p.m. EST / 8:00 p.m. CST with additional broadcasts at 11:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 p.m. CST and Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. CST.
Former WayFM network PD Todd Stach launches a Consulting & Coaching service called beyond615.com. Todd brings his 25+ years of radio industry experience to help build confidence in you, your team and your brand. Stach says, “Without artists there would be no labels. Without labels there would be no songs. Without songs there would be no radio stations. We truly do need each other.” For more visit Todd at beyond615.com
A “Celebration of Life” service will be held for WGLY/Burlington (The Light Radio Network) morning co-host Heather Sheppard who passed away last week. The service will be on March 20, 2021 at 1:00 ET. You can join online at catalystvt.org
Dan Bell 5 years at WJBZ/Knoxville
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