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  • CARMAN'S CREATIVE COMEBACK VIA KICKSTARTER (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)
    ten years Remarkably it was a death sentence by doctor that paradoxically revived this entertainer s creative spirit through his fans See www carmantv com for links to Kickstarter and more info I got to speak with Carman about all these happenings and more This was our conversation Greg Fish Given your whole career the stats are amazing I mean who else has those kind of numbers and records To what do you attribute your amazing success Carman I couldn t begin to tell you A lot of it simply has to do with God s favor There s really no way around that I ve had 12 years of really not doing anything For whatever reason God chooses to shift blessings in different seasons Numbers don t tell you if you are a success or not The only thing that tells you that you are a success is that you are effective when you walk up on that platform God did not call us to be popular He called us to be effective So if He calls me to go into a 300 seat church which I ve done many times in the last 12 years and to speak and to minister and to talk about things that are heavy that may not have gone on under any other circumstances than that s successful for me and I m effective It may not be record breaking but who s keeping record GF You received your shocking cancer diagnosis that is said to be incurable and then through social media your fans reached out to you in support I m sure that had to be a whirlwind of emotions Can you speak to that C Well it was a shock because I didn t expect it I was just going

    Original URL path: http://www.ccm.co.za/blog1.php/carman-s-creative-comeback-via (2015-12-05)
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  • RHETT WALKER BAND: COME TO THE RIVER
    They welcomed a daughter Rileigh and became active in church where Walker began leading worship As they matured in faith and expanded their family a son Jett was born two years later a growing number of opportunities for Rhett to lead worship at other churches and on college campuses helped him let go of his construction and factory work It was a dream come true I always knew I wanted to do music but I couldn t sing as a kid I was just terrible at it he says with a trademark matter of factness that is charming and disarming So I was a drummer at church growing up until one day they called me out front to sing Grace Like Rain by Todd Agnew and I never went back to the drums The more I sang the more things started opening up With a bold trust in God that most people let alone teenage parents don t exhibit Rhett and April chased this calling laid on his heart to pursue music and songwriting First they moved six hours away from the security net of local family and friends for him to take a conference based worship leader position After that the next stop was Nashville where Rhett Walker Band and the grace themed movement inspiring songs for Come To The River would begin to take shape I ve loved covering Passion songs as a worship leader but I feel like some of the crazy things I ve done and need to sing about don t always fit that mold he explains So I want to write music that isn t really congregational worship but still inspires a movement that champions what grace really is That s what got me excited about coming to Nashville and doing an album And with so much experience packed into so few years Rhett Walker had a lot to say about human nature God s mercy and how it should look when those things collide Like his life his songs are a gritty and graceful open book direct statements thickened with Southern rock influences Third Day Black Crowes Lynyrd Skynyrd and hints of praise even poetry It wasn t long before his music won independent songwriter contests and gained the attention of Provident Label Group Third Day Casting Crowns who signed Rhett to Essential Records knowing that his no bones Christian message would reach the heart of the industry as well as the rough edges There s just nothing we can do without grace we re all dirty messed up people but Christ still loves us he says of the drive behind Come To The River So there s two things we must do One rejoice because now we have a purpose on this earth to share that grace with others Two take up the calling You can t just take that love and not tell the story that goes with it Gonna Be Alright opens the set with a wall of electric guitars

    Original URL path: http://www.ccm.co.za/blog1.php/rhett-walker-band-lemgcome-to (2015-12-05)
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  • COLTON DIXON: FROM "AMERICAN IDOL"  TO JUST "A MESSENGER"
    from the name of the band the singer fronted for several years in his late teens in his hometown of Murfreesboro Tennessee His band led worship at Dixon s current church New Vision Baptist Church while also performing original material doing various gigs around the Nashville area Fans who have watched American Idol the past two seasons know that Dixon s journey on the show began in the Summer of 2010 when he and his younger sister Schyler stood in line under the hot summer sun warming up for their duet version of Daughtry s hit What About Now While he didn t make it to the Top 24 he never lost his resolve and continued working on songwriting and developing himself as a performer A year later he accompanied Schyler to auditions for Season 11 to offer moral support Judges Jennifer Lopez Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson recognized him and convinced him to sing for them This time they put both of the Dixons through to Hollywood Dixon s success on American Idol and the recording of the new album are the singer s latest steps towards fulfilling this unexpected calling Calling the album A Messenger was a good way for me to put things in perspective in terms of my personal faith he says to make sure people realize that while I am sharing honest emotions and experiences based on this I m just playing the role of messenger and putting God first The album moves along like a rollercoaster ride There are not two songs that sound alike which is something I worked hard to achieve and am excited about Working with my amazing team of writers and producers I wanted to share different experiences that I ve gone through the lows and the high I wanted to shed some hope on people no matter what they re going through We ve all been deep in that valley and I know what I ve been through Dixon adds Whenever I m in those dark places I feel that God has pulled me through and I want to inspire others by telling them about my experiences That s the central message of A Messenger Those who never saw me on Idol will get to know where my heart lies pretty fast when they listen Musically I also think that it s important to present a vibe that has a unique and fresh energy and point of view I grew up on contemporary Christian music and I m really excited about the idea of bringing something new to the table The platform of American Idol was instrumental in helping Dixon hook up with a solid veteran team of writers and producers who could take Dixon s artistry to the next level and help him realize his vision for the project Chief among these is Red Decibel the team of Adam Watts Andy Dodd and Gannin Arnold whose goal with each artist is summed up in three words INSPIRE CREATE

    Original URL path: http://www.ccm.co.za/blog1.php/colton-dixon-from-lemg-american (2015-12-05)
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  • Sending a message - CCM.CO.ZA
    Music Videos Questions or problems Send a mail with full details to TREEBEARD To buy that CD or not to buy try TREEBEARD S RULE This section can only be displayed by javascript enabled browsers 2015 by Treebeard Co Contact

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  • ROBIN MARK: LIBERATION PRAISE
    and surely has one of the most distinctive voices in all of Worship music A very special artist within a very special genre of music would perhaps be an apt description Each time Robin Mark releases an album I m on the edge of my seat His style of intimate worship without ever becoming sentimental has made his music a favourite worship tool for me One of the reasons I believe for Robin Mark s impact is that he s more than just a worship artist he is first and foremost a worship leader Being a recording artist is almost something that has just happened to him and is certainly not his focus His focus remains on true worship The new album features 13 brand new studio and live songs that really draws one to a point of tender worship It took me a few listens to get to the heart of this new album but once I felt comfortable with the songs and the flow I really started enjoying it Outstanding tracks for me are We will Rise Up and How You set me Free The latter must surely be one of the best songs Robin Mark has ever

    Original URL path: http://www.ccm.co.za/blog1.php/robin-mark-lemgliberation-praisel-emg (2015-12-05)
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  • TAMELA MANN'S BEST DAYS ARE HERE!
    was young her voice caught the attention of the choir director and her uncle who was the pastor I had an opportunity to sing the lead and the song was James Cleveland s I Don t Feel No Ways Tired It went over so well and I got so moved while I was singing the song I started crying I didn t know what it was at the time being so young but it was like the spirit of God would take me over every time that I would sing I found out that singing was my passion By the time she was 12 she was in the singing choir at the Holy Tabernacle church Shortly after high school she met three young men that would change her life forever David Mann became her husband Darrell Blair who is now her pastor and their pal Kirk Franklin who helped launch Tamela s singing career when he recruited her to be part of his groundbreaking group The Family Tamela sang on five of Franklin s albums and has fond memories of those days I look at all of us and just how God has blessed us in different areas she says We re going on and doing our own things We re all still serving the Lord which is really a blessing After her stint with The Family God continued to open doors for Mann to serve him in the arts She landed a role in the play He Say She Say But What Does God Say Her stage skills were noticed by actor writer producer Tyler Perry who chose her to appear in his play I Can Do Bad All By Myself From there her acting career escalated as she developed the role of Cora Simmons in Perry s plays and such films as Diary of a Mad Black Woman Madea Goes to Jail and 2011 s Madea s Big Happy Family The Madea films have become one of Hollywood s most successful film franchises and Mann s portrayal of Cora Simmons has become a cornerstone of the series Tamela has also taken Cora into America s living rooms via the television screen co starring with her husband David in the 1 TBS series Meet the Browns Yet even as she s become increasingly successful as an actress Mann s passion for music has never diminished She s recorded four highly acclaimed albums including The Master Plan which won the 2011 Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and was nominated for an NAACP Image award Though an award winning project might cause some artists to feel pressure when they enter the studio to record their follow up album Tamela just felt excited and motivated to take her music to another level and she does just that on Best Days I take no glory I take no merit for myself because it all comes from Him Mann says Everything that I am comes from Him The Lord gives

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  • Kari Jobe Releases Single "Forever" Topping iTunes Single Chart
    watch the live song that was recorded in the historic Majestic Theatre in Dallas Tx Jobe s third album reveals a collection of simple congregational friendly tracks that she hopes will become new anthems for a generation hungry for God to move in a fresh way When I die if I was known for one thing I would want to be known for helping people fall more in love with Jesus Jobe asserts So I don t care what song I sing if the heart of it is that people fall more in love with Jesus and they understand the heart of God for them Forever celebrates the collision of heaven and earth It s painting a picture here on earth as believers of our redemption story but then it s also telling of what heaven s going to look like in our worship because it s going to be forever singing that He is glorified and He is lifted high So it s marrying the two worlds in a song Jobe explains For the writing of Majestic Jobe reached out to like minded worship leaders who share her passion for writing songs for the Church and who have become

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  • Sending a message - CCM.CO.ZA
    Music Videos Questions or problems Send a mail with full details to TREEBEARD To buy that CD or not to buy try TREEBEARD S RULE This section can only be displayed by javascript enabled browsers 2015 by Treebeard Co Contact

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