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Tedashii Returns Charged Up Anew With New Single “Way Up” Featuring KB

“Way Up” Available At All DSPs Today (Nov 17)

(Reach Records; Atlanta, GA; November 17, 2017) – Rapper Tedashii returns charged up anew with the release of his brand new single, “Way Up,” available for purchase and streaming across all DSPs via Reach Records today (November 17). “‘Way Up’ is a song about rising above and overcoming hardships,” Tedashii explains. “Which I, and all of us who face adversity are capable of exhibiting when we choose to never fold.”

“Way Up” Visual: bit.ly/TedashiiWayUpVisual

Stream/Purchase “Way Up”: smarturl.it/tedashiiwayup
With fresh passion and renewed creative vision, Tedashii has adopted a new ethos in 2017—one that reflects his clear commitment to making an impact despite the unpredictability of our cultural climate: Never Fold. Inspired by Luke 9:62 which states, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and turns back is fit for the kingdom of God,” Never Fold is a construct upon which believers everywhere can build their lives. Fans itching for new tunes need not worry either, “Way Up” is the first taste of new music from Tedashii as he gears up to carry the Never Fold campaign well into 2018.
With the release of “Way Up,” Tedashii unveiled a manifesto for Never Fold, providing more insight and content for fans to interact with his renewed vision. Tedashii, who understands pain firsthand, goes on to say “For me, Never Fold is about celebrating life in the midst of adversity. It’s a reminder to not succumb to the pressures of life when in the end, it’s what makes diamonds of us all.”
Tedashii has been separating himself from the pack for the better part of a decade. With a slew of revered studio albums and EP’s to his name—including the masterful Below Paradise which debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 albums chart—the Texas-born and bred rapper has remained a force. Known for his exuberant delivery on the mic and robust stature, Tedashii has graced the stages of the GMA Dove Awards, KLOVE Awards and performed on the top-selling Winter Jam Spectacular Tour. His hit track “Dum Dum” also appeared on the Fox TV Series So You Think You Can Dance.
To keep up with Tedashii, be sure to visit Tedashii.com and follow @Tedashii on Twitter,Facebook and Instagram.

AHA GAZELLE’S NEWEST SINGLE, “BACK IN MY BAG” IS NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL DSPs

(Reach Records; Atlanta, GA; September 25, 2017) – New Orleans rapper, producer, singer-songwriter, Aha Gazelle, officially releases Back In My Bag. Teased on his SoundCloud earlier this month to hold fans over, the track is now available on all DSPs, including iTunes and Spotify. A straight-up motivational record, “Back In My Bag” is about not losing one’s self. “I almost took the bait and played the part,” Aha said, annotating the lyrics. “I almost forgot who I truly am.” Check out the track here!
Just before the weekend, Aha announced that he will be the direct opening act for Lecrae’s upcoming 24-date tour, All Things Work Together. The two also released “Whatchu Mean,” their newest single together, which premiered on Beats 1 Radio with Ebro on Sep. 20th. It has since generated over 1M collective plays. Click here for more info on All Things WorkTogether Tour and check out “Whatchu Mean” here.
Born William Gazelle Fields Jr., Aha Gazelle has demonstrated through his music, which includes Trilliam, and the sequential Trilliam 2 , that there are many dimensions to rap. Standing 6’6” tall, weighing in at 205 pounds and sporting dreadlocks, Aha is an amalgamation of authenticity, flash, savviness, artistry and Louisiana. Like his icons, Lil’ Wayne and Jay Electronica, his style is tough and confident, but Aha also comes with a strong sense of optimism, an attitude he learned while growing up and playing the drums in his father’s church in New Orleans. Entirely written and produced by himself, his music has been featured on notable Spotify playlists, including “Blessings” and “The Flow.” While attending Grambling State University, he released his first projects, FREE Barabbas and Trilliam, organically garnering over 1M collective streams and landing him a deal with Reach Records. Aha is currently preparing Trilliam 3 , the third and final installment of his mixtape series which will complete the story that has been woven throughout the trilogy. Carrying the message that one can be successful by being their authentic self, without relying on stereotypical imagery to become popular, the project is set to shine a positive light on Southern hip-hop.
ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER TOUR DATES:Oct. 4 – Memphis @ Minglewood Hall
Oct. 4 – Memphis @ Minglewood Hall
Oct. 5 – Atlanta @ Tabernacle
Oct. 7 – Kansas City @ The Truman
Oct. 8 – Tulsa @ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 11 – New Orleans @ House of Blues
Oct. 12 – Houston @ Revention Music Center
Oct. 13 – San Antonio @ Aztec Theatre
Oct. 14 – Grand Prairie @ Verizon Theatre
Oct. 18 – Knoxville @ The International
Oct. 19 – Charlotte @ Fillmore
Oct. 20 – Raleigh @ The Ritz
Oct. 22 – Silver Spring @ Fillmore DC
Oct. 23 – New York @ Playstation Theatre
Oct. 24 – Philadelphia @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Oct. 25 – Boston @ House of Blues
Oct. 30 – Denver @ Ogden Theatre
Nov. 2 – San Francisco @ Regency Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Los Angeles @ The Novo
Nov. 5 – Sacramento @ Ace of Spades
Dec. 2 – Columbus @ Newport Music Hall
Dec. 3 – Toronto @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Dec. 4 – Pittsburgh @ Stage AE
Dec. 5 – Detroit @ St. Andrews Hall
Dec. 6 – Chicago @ House of Blues
For more information and to stay up to date with Aha Gazelle, visit AhaGazelle.com and follow @AhaGazelle on TwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTube.

GAWVI Releases New Single “Diamonds”

Electro-Pop/Dance Artist GAWVI Releases New Single “Diamonds”
Featuring Thai-German Pop Singer Jannine Weigel
GAWVI Set To Appear As Special Guest On Air1 Positive Hits Tour Kicking Off September 27
(Reach Records; Atlanta, GA; September 15, 2017) – Today Dove-award winning, electro-pop/dance artist GAWVI releases “Diamonds,” a new single featuring Thai-German pop singer, actress, and model, Jannine Weigel. “Diamonds” is now available for purchase and streaming via Reach Records, with the lyric video for the track also available today.
“Diamonds” For Streaming/Purchase:  smarturl.it/diamondssingle
“Diamonds” Lyric Video: youtu.be/pOOKHqxhjqc
GAWVI originally connected with Jannine Weigel, who was featured on the cover of Billboard Thailand’s December 2016 issue and boasts upwards of 2 Million YouTube subscribers, over social media by way of a mutual respect for each other’s musicianship. Shortly thereafter, the two artists united in Atlanta, GA at Reach Records’ studio, where they collaborated and cut the record together.
“The song is simply about understanding that we all at some point have struggled with doubts,” GAWVI explains. “Sometimes we can find ourselves questioning our identities and purpose, but we have to remember that the pressure and tough times we experience are simply ingredients to allow for our inner true beauty to shine.”
GAWVI is currently in the studio working on a new album, the follow-up to his debut LP We Belong which debuted at No. 7 on both Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic and Top Christian Albums chart. GAWVI is also set to perform as a special guest on the Air 1 Positive Hits Tour kicking off September 27 in Dayton, OH alongside notable acts Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon and Tauren Wells. For ticket information and a complete list of tour dates, please visit Air1.com/events/positive-hits-tour.
To stay up to date with GAWVI, visit GAWVI.com and follow @GAWVI on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and SoundCloud.

CHRISTIAN MUSIC POWERHOUSE HILLSONG WORSHIP ANNOUNCES 2017 CHRISTMAS ALBUM, “THE PEACE PROJECT”

The Fifth Studio Christmas Album from the Multi-Platinum Selling

Worship Collective Features Contemporary Blend of Original and Traditional Holiday Classics Set for Release October 20

 

 

LOS ANGELES (September 15, 2017) — Today, the influential worship band behind the fastest growing single in church history (“What A Beautiful Name”), Hillsong Worship, announced their new Christmas album “The Peace Project,” the first from them in nearly five years. Still tracking an estimated 50 million people singing their catalog of songs worldwide each week, Hillsong Worship’s 12-track Christmas collection will release Oct. 20th, 2017 on iTunes, Spotify and anywhere else music is digitally sold.  In addition, the album pre-order will launch on Oct. 6 offering eager fans an instant gratis track.

 

Timely titled “The Peace Project,” the holiday collection presents a fresh collaboration of renown Hillsong talents such as Young & Free frontman Aodhan King, UNITED’s Taya Smith and Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood, among others. The album features seven new, original songs including “Prince of Heaven,” “Seasons,” and “Peace Upon The Earth” along with new arrangements of five of the most beloved Christmas classics like “Hark,” “O Holy Night” and “Joy To The World.”

 

Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood said about “The Peace Project,” “As recipients of reconciliation, we now carry the outrageous and holy responsibility of propagating this kind of peace in our broken world: Peace that is active, justice that is presented, the Kingdom of God in our midst.”

 

“The Peace Project” Track Listing:

 

  1. Joy to the World
  2. Hark
  3. Seasons
  4. Prince of Heaven
  5. O Come All Ye Faithful
  6. Noel
  7. When I Think Upon Christmas
  8. Silent Night (with Saviour King)
  9. Arrival
  10. Theme of the Eastern Star
  11. O Holy Night
  12. Peace Upon the Earth

 

For more information, please visit:

 

Website:         hillsong.com/worship

Facebook:     facebook.com/hillsongworship

Twitter:            twitter.com/hillsongworship

Instagram:     instagram.com/hillsongworship

 

About Hillsong Worship: 

With a catalog sung by an estimated 50 million people worldwide each week, Hillsong Worship is passionate about equipping and mobilizing believers everywhere with Christ-centered songs of God-glorifying worship for the building of the Church. For almost three decades Hillsong Worship has served people across nations and generations, traveling the world leading diverse expressions of the Church in the worship of Jesus. By God’s grace its “local church” worship songs such as “Shout To The Lord,” “Mighty To Save,” “Hosanna,” “Cornerstone,” “Forever Reign,” “Broken Vessels” and “This I Believe (The Creed)” have become the songs of churches all over the globe, in addition to finding a place in the personal devotion of individual believers everywhere. Their latest, Let There Be Light and What A Beautiful Name, EP is available now.

 

 

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Rogers & Cowan                                           Rogers & Cowan

jlee@rogersandcowan.com                        tcole@rogersandcowan.com

 

 

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Karen Peck & New River Head Out Today to Provide Hope to the Nation of Honduras

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – (June 5, 2017) – Grammy Award-nominated and Dove Award-winning family group Karen Peck & New River are leaving today for a special trip to Honduras. The group will be sharing songs from their new Daywind Records release Hope For All Nations during their time in the nation.
Karen Peck shared, “We are looking forward to returning to Roatan, Honduras. We had the honor and privilege of being there last November and instantly felt a connection with the wonderful people of Roatan. We have been praying for the Lord to make a way for us to go back to this beautiful place. We are beyond excited to perform our new album title song “HOPE FOR ALL NATIONS” with a choir comprised of the island churches. We are asking everyone to pray for a special anointing as we video the song and present the Gospel to the people of Roatan.”
The group will be performing a special concert this coming Saturday night. Several local churches are assembling a choir to accompany New River on the title song, “Hope For All Nations”, from their new project. Daywind Records staff is accompanying the award-winning Gospel group to video the song being performed live.
Hope For All Nations will release nationwide on June 23, 2017 to retailers and digital distributors. The current single, “Hope For All Nations” is impacting radio now and already seeing a strong surge to start. The group will also be performing the song at its annual Christian Music Nights on Father’s Day Weekend with the Wilmington Church Celebration Choir.
To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.
You can follow the group on FaceBook or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Peck-and-New-River or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KarenPeckNR.
About Karen Peck and New River
No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River is a music powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known country flair and for having possibly the finest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.

Lauren Talley and Crossroads Label Group Celebrate a Billboard #1 Debut

(Photo L to R) Mickey Gamble, Chris White, Scott Barnett, Scott Wagner, Lauren Talley, Greg Bentley, Van Atkins, Jim Stover

Arden, NC (May 4, 2017) Crossroads Label Group honored Lauren Talley for her #1 debut on Billboard’s Top Christian Inspirational Album Chart, April 1, 2017, for her album The Gospel. This is Lauren’s fifth solo album on the Crossroads imprint, Horizon Records.  The first single from the album, “I Hear A Song”,  featuring award winning guest Gordon Mote is climbing the Southern Gospel Charts. Lauren is known as a top Southern Gospel artist but The Gospel is reaching both Southern Gospel fans and Christian Inspirational listeners alike.

“I’m incredibly honored and humbled that this album has reached so many people, but the Gospel is all about Jesus and making Him known,” Lauren Talley said. “I want this record to remind the Church that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the best news and the most important message we can ever deliver to the world.”

Greg Bentley, Associate A & R for Horizon Records states, “This is exciting for us as a company. This is our first time to have an album appear at the #1 position on Billboard Music’s Inspirational Chart. And who better to do it with than Lauren Talley! We’ve had a special bond with her for many years, and to be able to offer The Gospel to a new market of listeners is very exciting. Lauren’s talent cannot be contained to just one genre of music!”

About Crossroads

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Performance Track fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

TEDASHII KICKS OFF 2017 WITH THE RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE “FREE”

LISTEN TO “FREE”

(Reach Records; Atlanta, GA; January 20, 2017) – Hip-hop recording artist, TEDASHII, kicks off 2017 with the release of his brand new single “FREE,” available for purchase and streaming across all DSPs via Reach Records today (January 20). A carefree installment to his decade-long body of work, the record sets the tone for what’s to come from the fearless rapper this year. “This is a song all about freedom,” Tedashii explains, “Freedom of expression artistically and musically and truly, freedom to be myself.”

Tedashii reveals a sincere and inspiring first glimpse along his road to freedom with the release of “Free,” an optimistic statement from Tedashii who at times has wrestled with feelings of being an outsider and who publicly healed after the tragic loss of his one-year-old son in 2013. Known for his exuberant delivery on the mic and robust stature, Tedashii continues to find growth in writing and recording, as well as strength in his faith.

 

Listen To “Free”: https://youtu.be/6ENeaQFibNQ
Purchase “Free”: http://reach.cta.gs/06q

Tedashii started performing “Free” to great reception in late 2016 while appearing as main support for Crowder’s American Prodigal Tour. Fans can be sure to catch Tedashii performing live this winter, for a full listing of tour dates please see below or visit Tedashii.com and follow @Tedashii on Twitter,Facebook and Instagram.

Tedashii On Tour
SAT Jan. 14 – First Baptist Church – Jackson, MS
TUE Jan. 24 – Koger Center for the Performing Arts – Columbia, SC
FRI Feb. 3 – Valleydale Church – Birmingham, AL
SAT Feb. 4 – Valleydale Church – Birmingham, AL
FRI Feb. 10 – Englewood Baptist Church – Jackson, TN
SAT Feb. 11 – Englewood Baptist Church – Jackson, TN
FRI Feb. 17 – Thompson Station Baptist Church – Thompson’s Station, TN
SAT Feb. 18 – The Church at Battle Creek – Broken Arrow, OK
SAT Feb. 18 – Quail Springs Baptist Church – Oklahoma City, OK
WED Feb. 22 – Decatur Baptist Church – Decatur, AL
FRI Feb. 24 – Glen Haven Baptist – McDonough, GA
SAT Feb. 25 – Bellevue Baptist Church – Memphis, TN
SAT Feb. 25 – Long Hollow Baptist Church – Hendersonville, TN

About Tedashii:
Tedashii is a Houston, TX native and a Reach Records hip-hop recording artist. With his Billboard-charting releases, he has sold nearly 175,000 albums to date and garnered over 27 Million total views on YouTube. Tedashii has graced the stages of the GMA Dove Awards and KLOVE Awards, is featured on Lecrae’s GRAMMY Award-winning album Gravity, and his hit track “Dum Dum” appeared on the Fox TV Series So You Think You Can Dance. Tedashii has also performed on the top-selling Winter Jam Spectacular Tour and is the host of his own show, Serium, powered by NGEN Radio. Tedashii currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

Fences Trailer 2 (2016)

Watch the new official teaser trailer for Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.

See it in theaters December 25, 2016.

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black.

Director: Denzel Washington

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Willimason, Saniyya Sidney

Official Movie Site: http://www.fencesmovie.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/FencesMovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FencesMovie
Instagram: https://instagram.com/FencesMovie

The Space Between US

Director
Peter Chelsom
Writers
Allan Loeb
Actors
Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson
Genre
Action and Adventure

In this interplanetary adventure, shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet—never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot—an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street-smart girl named Tulsa. When he gets a chance to go to Earth, Gardner is eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars. After his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Gardner joins Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

Karen Peck & New River Take Hold of #1 Spot

DAHLONEGA, GA (November 17, 2016) Four time Grammy-nominated and six time Dove Award-winning family groupKaren Peck & New River has laid claim to its latest #1 hit single. It was announced this week that the group’s current single, “Calling”, will lay claim to the #1 spot on the upcoming January 2017 Singing News Top 80 chart.

Karen stated, “Our hearts are so blessed by the kindness of our precious DJ friends for playing our music. Thanks to all of you for calling your local radio stations and requesting our songs.

In addition to the Singing News Top 80, “Calling” recently spent four weeks at #1 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart, the industry’s most watched and trusted weekly radio report.

“Calling” is the third single from New River’s Dove  Award-winning project Pray Now. The project’s debut single, “Pray Now“, also reached the #1 spot on all the major charts in the Southern Gospel industry, including the Singing News Top 40 and AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart.

Karen Peck & New River has had a banner year in 2016. The group recently won two GMA Dove Awards for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and their single “I Am Blessed” winning Southern Gospel Song of the Year. The group also took home two Diamond Awards last month, and this past April was awarded two Absolutely Gospel Music Awards.

The group is in the early planning stages for a new recording. It is tentatively scheduled for an early Spring 2017 release.

To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.

You can follow the group on FaceBook  or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Peck-and-New-River or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KarenPeckNR .

Karen Peck and New River is booked by The Harper Agency. Contact them at http://www.harperagency.com or by E-mail at info@harperagency.com.

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About Karen Peck and New River

No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River is a music powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known country flair and for having possibly the finest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.