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Four Hoosiers up for Dove Awards

Four Hoosiers up for Dove Awards

Four Hoosiers will be up for Dove Awards when the Gospel Music Association holds its annual awards show on Oct. 21.  Among them, Ernie Haase is the leading contender with seven nominations. Haase and his group Signature Sound have been nominated for best all-genre Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Song of the Year and Southern Gospel Performance for Sometimes I Wonder. Their album Glorious Day also has been nominated for best Southern...

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Francesca Battistelli brings Christmas tour to the Commons in Columbus

Francesca Battistelli brings Christmas tour to the Commons in Columbus

Last year, Francesca Battistelli had the most popular Christmas album in contemporary Christian music. This year, she’s bringing her popular holiday sounds to the Commons in Columbus, Ind. The concert will be 7 p.m. Dec. 21, one of five stops on Battistelli’s Christmas tour. Tickets go on sale Oct. 7 and are $15 to $30. Her Christmas album, released last year, hit No. 3 on the Billboard Christian album chart and No. 69 on the...

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Newsboys bring Restart tour to Kokomo

Newsboys bring Restart tour to Kokomo

The Newsboys will bring chart-topping sounds from their new album Restart to Kokomo High School on Oct. 18. Tickets for the 7 pm concert range from $25 (with a group discount) to $40. Joining the Newsboys will be For King & Country, Moriah Peters, Rapture Ruckus and Campbell. The Newsboys’ new disc debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Album chart earlier this month and includes the No. 5 single, Live With Abandon. It is the...

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Jon McLaughlin plans 2 Indiana concerts to promote new album

Jon McLaughlin plans 2 Indiana concerts to promote new album

Anderson’s own Jon McLaughlin plans two October concerts in Indiana in support of his new album Holding My Breath. McLaughlin, who rose to popularity after singing So Close in the movie Enchanted, will perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Bluebird in Bloomington and at an undetermined time Oct. 4 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. McLaughlin, always a Christian music favorite since his time at Anderson University, has always focused...

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Sidewalk Prophets release Christmas album

Sidewalk Prophets release Christmas album

Indiana’s own Sidewalk Prophets have released a Christmas album and will launch a holiday tour with Newsong and three other bands, starting in late November. Formed by Anderson University students in 2001, the Sidewalk Prophets’ new 14-track  album Merry Christmas to You features a mix of old favorites and new holiday tunes. They include What Child is This, Silent Night and O Holy Night. Give Me Christmas is among the new...

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Phillips, Craig and Dean to bring new Christmas album, holiday tour to Elkhart

Phillips, Craig and Dean to bring new Christmas album, holiday tour to Elkhart

Contemporary Christian group Phillips Craig and Dean will perform in Elkhart in December as part of a limited tour to promote their new Christmas album due out Oct. 1. The 11-track album Hope For All the World features a mix of traditional carols like O Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings  as well as new songs such as Born Is The King (It’s Christmas),  For All the World and more. The trio’s...

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Jonny Lang releases new album in advance of November concert in Carmel

Jonny Lang releases new album in advance of November concert in Carmel

Jonny Lang, the born-again blues guitarist and singer, will unleash his new album Fight for My Soul on Sept. 17 before heading out on a 42-city tour that will include a stop at Carmel’s Palladium. The new album is not as overtly Christian as Turn Around, Lang’s last album in 2006  which centered largely on his religious conversion. But it still has strong Christian themes, as the title track suggests. And the blazing first...

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