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Dove Awards 41 – Nominalizări

Au fost anunţate nominalizările pentru Premiile Dove, ediţia 41.
Premiile vor fi acordate la data de 25 Aprilie, prezentatorii fiind Natalie Grant şi Bart Millard, solistul grupului MercyMe.
Iată lista completă a nominalizărilor, aşa cum au fost anunţate de Gospel Music Association.

Artist of the Year
Francesca Battistelli
Casting Crowns
Jason Crabb
Jars of Clay
Mary Mary

New Artist of the Year
Jonny Diaz
Kari Jobe
Sidewalk Prophets
Crystal Aikin
Brian Courtney Wilson

Group of the Year
Casting Crowns
Gaither Vocal Band
Jars of Clay
Tenth Avenue North
Hezekiah Walker & LFC

Female Vocalist of the Year
Francesca Battistelli
Natalie Grant
Dawn Michele
Laura Story
Karen Peck Gooch
Heather Headley

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jeremy Camp
Jason Crabb
Michael English
Brandon Heath
Bebo Norman
Mark Schultz
Donnie McClurkin
Smokie Norful

Song of the Year
“Born To Climb” by Jeff & Sherri Easter, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey
“By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North (vezi)
“Free To Be Me” by Francesca Battistelli (vezi)
“God Is There” by Diamond Rio
“I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio (vezi)
“Let the Waters Rise” by MIKESCHAIR (vezi)
“Revelation Song” by Jennie Lee Riddle (vezi)
“Somebody Like Me” by Neil Thrasher, Michael Boggs
“Two Hands” by Jars of Clay (vezi)
“Why Can’t All God’s Children Get Along” by Karen Peck & New River

Producer of the Year
Ed Cash
Ian Eskelin
Wayne Haun
Bernie Herms
Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
“America,” Tracy Edmond, by Tracy Edmond and Ken White
“End of My Rope,” KJ-52, by Jonah Sorrentino, Aaron Sprinkle
“Go On,” B.Reith, by Brian Reith
“Lost,” Da’ T.R.U.T.H, by Emanuel Lambert Jr. and Tia Pittman
“Movin’,” Group 1 Crew, by Jeremy James, Byron Chambers, Christopher Stevens

Rock Recorded Song of the Year
“Bring Me To Life,” Thousand Foot Krutch, by Trevor McNevan, Steve Augustine, Joel Bruyere
“Fight Inside,” Red, by Jasen Rauch, Rob Graves, Jason McArthur, Bernie Herms
“Hero,” Skillet, by John L. Cooper, Korey Cooper
“Mess of Me,” Switchfoot, by Jonathan Foreman, Tim Foreman
“Mystery of You,” Red, by Jasen Rauch, Anthony Armstrong, Rob Graves, Jason McArthur

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
“Always,” Switchfoot, by Jonathan Foreman (vezi)
“Can’t Take Away” MIKESCHAIR; MIKESCHAIR; Sam Tinnesz, Mike Grayson, Jason Ingram; Curb Records
“How He Loves,” David Crowder*Band, by John Mark McMillan (vezi)
“Lay ‘Em Down,” NEEDTOBREATHE, by Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart (vezi)
“You Gave Me A Promise,” Fireflight, by Dawn Richardson, Justin Cox, Glenn Drennen, Wendy Drennen, Phee Shorb, and Rob Hawkins

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
“City On Our Knees,” TobyMac, by Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore, Cary Barlowe
“Free To Be Me,” Francesca Battistelli, by Francesca Battistelli
“Let The Waters Rise,” MIKESCHAIR, by Sam Tinnesz, Ben Glover, Mike Grayson
“My Deliverer,” Mandisa, by Chad Cates, Jason Walker, Tony Wood (vezi)
“Until The Whole World Hears,” Casting Crowns, by Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Jason McArthur, Roger Glidewell

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
“Hold On to Jesus,” Austins Bridge, by Justin Rivers and Jason Baird
“Hosanna,” Selah, by Brenton Brown and Paul Baloche
“Jesus Saves,” Travis Cottrell, by Travis Cottrell and David Moffitt
“Since the World Began,” Matt Maher, Amy Grant, Ed Cash, Mac Powell, by Mac Powell and Trevor Morgan
“The Only Hope,” Bebo Norman, by Bebo Norman and Jason Ingram
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“Because He Lives,” Gaither Vocal Band, by William J. Gaither and Gloria Gaither
“Born to Climb,” Jeff & Sheri Easter, by Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey
“If You Knew Him,” The Perrys, by Joseph Habedank and Rodney Griffin
“Life Goes On,” Talley Trio, by Marty Funderburk and Gina Boe
“Live With Jesus,” Oak Ridge Boys, by Paul Kennerley

Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year
“I Heard My Savior Calling Me,” by Rhonda Vincent
“On The Other Side,” Brothers From Different Mothers, Dailey & Vincent
“This World Is Not My Home,” Ricky Skaggs, by Albert Brumley
“When We Fly,” Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy Long, by Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun and Ty Herndon
“Working On a Building,” Patty Loveless, by Saguaro Road

Country Recorded Song of the Year
“Dry Bones,” Austins Bridge, PD Arr. by Justin Rivers and Bubba Smith
“God Is There,” Diamond Rio, by Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander and Bernie Herms
“King of the World,” Point of Grace, by Cindy Morgan
“Somebody Like Me,” Jason Crabb, by Neil Thrasher and Michael Boggs
“Thank God For Kids,” Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, by Eddy Raven

Urban Recorded Song of the Year
“Avaylable,” Kortney “Mali Music” Pollard, by Kortney “Mali Music” Pollard
“Close To You,” BeBe & CeCe Winans, by BeBe Winans
“Just Love,” Brian Courtney Wilson, by Brian Courtney Wilson, Jermaine Williams and Mark Spears
“Just Wanna Say,” Israel Houghton, by Aaron Lindsey, Israel Houghton and Tommy Sims
“You Never Let Me Down,” Marvin Winans Jr., by Marvin Winans Jr. and Rodney Jerkins

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“Always Remember,” by Andrae Crouch
“Don’t Do It Without Me,” Bishop Paul S. Morton, by Bishop Neil C. Ellis, Chavone King, Rod Lumpkin II, Cambrell Poitier and Nadine T. Moss
“How I Got Over,” Vickie Winans, by Vicki
e Winans
“Justified,” Smokie Norful, by Smokie Norful
“Oh Happy Day,” Queen Latifah, by Edwin Hawkins

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“Awesome God,” Fred Hammond, by Fred Hammond, Alan “Snoop” Evans and Ericka B. Warren
“Dear God,” Smokie Norful, by Smokie Norful
“Every Prayer,” Israel Houghton (with guest Mary Mary), by Aaron Lindsey, Israel Houghton, Dayna Caddell, and Ricardo Sanchez
“So Good,” Melinda Watts, by Melinda Watts and Freddy Washington Jr.
“Souled Out,” Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir, by Ester Bullock and Nate McNair
“The Power of One,” Israel Houghton, by Israel Houghton and Ricardo Sanchez
“Wait On The Lord,” Donnie McClurkin, by Donnie McClurkin

Worship Song of the Year
“Alive Again,” Matt Maher, by Jason Ingram
“Hosanna,” Paul Baloche, by Brenton Brown
“I Will Rise” Chris Tomlin, by Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher and Jesse Reeves
“New Song We Sing,” Meredith Andrews, by Jason Ingram and Keith Everette Smith
“Revelation Song,” by Jennie Lee Riddle
Dove Awards in album categories are given to the artist and producer, if other than the artist.

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
Five Two Television, KJ-52; KJ-52
Now Is Not Forever, B.Reith; Brian Reith, Bryan Lenox, Jamie Moore, Sal Oliveri and Michael Gungor
Reiterate, GRITS
The Big Picture, Da’ T.R.U.T.H.; Emanuel Lambert, Freddy Washington Jr., J.R., Kevin (HotHandz) Mayfield, Andrae Ames, Dave Hackley, Tony “Stone” Shepherd, and GP
Thrilla, Delmar “Mr. Del” Lawrence; Mr. Del

Rock Album of the Year
Awake, Skillet, Howard Benson
Constellations, August Burns Red; Jason Suecof
Crash, Decyfer Down; Paul Ebersold
Innocence and Instinct, Red; Rob Graves
Searchlights, Abandon; Christopher Stevens
Welcome to the Masquerade, Thousand Foot Krutch; Aaron Sprinkle and Trevor McNevan

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
Church Music, David Crowder*Band; David Crowder*Band
Confessions, Pillar; Rob Graves
It Is Well, Kutless; Dave Lubben, Kutless and Brown Bannister
Love & War, BarlowGirl; Otto Price
The Outsiders, NEEDTOBREATHE; Rick Beato, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jim Scott and John Alagia
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
Come Alive, Mark Schultz; Shaun Shankel, Brown Bannister, Bernie Herms and Paul Mills
MIKESCHAIR, MIKESCHAIR; Jason Ingram and Rusty Varenkamp
Speaking Louder Than Before, Jeremy Camp; Brown Bannister and Jeremy Camp
The Long Fall Back to Earth, Jars of Clay; Jars of Clay, Ron Aniello
These Simple Truths, Sidewalk Prophets; Ian Eskelin

Inspirational Album of the Year
A Grand New Day, Women of Faith Worship Team; Chance Scoggins
Fearless, Phillips, Craig & Dean; Bernie Herms
Jesus Saves Live, Travis Cottrell; Travis Cottrell
Live At Oak Tree: Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Aaron & Amanda Crabb; Paul Corley, Tre Corley, Norman Holland, Michael Turner and Shannon Lancaster
You Deliver Me, Selah; Bernie Herms, Jason Kyle, Todd Smith and Alan Hall

Southern Gospel Album of the Year
Almost Morning, The Perrys; Wayne Haun
Gaither Vocal Band Reunited, Gaither Vocal Band; Bill Gaither and David Phelps
North America Live!, The Hoppers; Kim Hopper, Connie Hopper, Dean Hopper and Mike Hopper
Treasure, Janet Paschal; Wayne Haun
Worth It, Brian Free & Assurance; Barry Weeks

Bluegrass Album of the Year
Blue Ridge Mtn. Memories, The Marksmen Quartet
Breaking Like Dawn, Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy Long; Kevin Ward and Lizzy Long
I Have Been Blessed, The Far City Boys; Kevin Street, Aaron Ramsey and Dave Moody
I Just Want to Thank You Lord, Larry Sparks
Lord, Bless This House, Nothin’ Fancy; Darin Vincent
The Isaacs…Naturally, The Isaacs; Bill Gaither and Ben Isaacs

Country Album of the Year
Jason Crabb, Jason Crabb; Tommy Sims, Norro Wilson, Jason Crabb and Barry Jennings
Live At Oak Tree: Austins Bridge, Austins Bridge; Paul Corley, Tre Corley, Norman Holland, Michael Turner and Shannon Lancaster
Never Going Back, Collin Raye; Michael Curtis 
The Reason, Diamond Rio; Michael D. Clute and Jimmy Olander
Then Sings My Soul: 24 Favorite Hymns & Gospel Songs, Ronnie Milsap; Rob Gailbraith and Ronnie Milsap

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
50 Years: It’s Been Worth It All, Dorothy Norwood; Dorothy Norwood and Derrick Lee
Fall On Me, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s; Jerry Peters, George Dean and James Bullard
Shout! Live, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue; Mike Farris and Joe McMahan
Stepping Up & Stepping Out, Clarence Fountain, Sam Butler and The Boys; Jim Tullio, Clarence Fountain and Sam Butler

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year
America, Tracy Edmond; Eric Morgeson, DJ Butcher
Audience of One, Heather Headley; Keith Thomas, Cedric Thompson
Love Unstoppable, Fred Hammond; Fred Hammond
Smokie Norful Live, Smokie Norful; Smokie Norful, Jason Tyson
Souled Out, Hezekiah Walker; Donald Lawrence, Clarence Singleton, Hezekiah Walker

Instrumental Album of the Year
A Moment’s Peace Vol. 1, Christopher Phillips, John Catchings; Christopher Phillips
A Moment’s Peace Vol. 2, Christopher Phillips, John Catchings; Christopher Phillips
Joy Comes In the Morning, Stan Whitmire; Stan Whitmire
Mercy Mercy Mercy, Ben Tankard; Ben Tankard
Smooth Praise, Sam Levine; Sam Levine

Children’s Music Album of the Year
Great Worship Songs for Kids Vol. 3, GWS Kids Praise Band; Luke Gambill
I Shine Jamz, Vol. 1, Todd Collins for Beatmart Productions, Carl Hergesell
Shout Praises, Kids – Today Is the Day, Various; Jeff Sandstrom
The Real Thing, pureNRG; Rob Hawkins and Mark Hammond
Veggie Tales: Here I Am to Worship, Featuring Natalie Grant and Aaron Shust; Steven V. Taylor

Spanish Language Album of the Year
Adorandote, Julissa; Mike Rivera
Apasionado Por Ti, Rojo; Emmanuel Espinosa
Cerca De Mi, Yamil Ledesma; Eliu “Pito” Moya
Le Canto, Kari Jobe; Ed Cash
Su Vida, Sus Pasos, Su Voz, Melodie Joy; Lou DiCiccio, Melodie Joy, Patricia & Jose Gutierrez, Sky Michaels, Noah Chaparro

Special Event Album of the Year
Compassion Art: Creating Freedom From Poverty, Various; Martin Smith, Les Moir
Fireproof: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Leeland, Third Day, Casting Crowns, John Waller, Grey Holiday, Warren Barfield; Jennifer King
Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship, Mac Powell, Shane Everett, Jonathan Shelton, Brian Littrell, Trevor Morgan, Mark Hall, Jason Crabb, Bear Rinehart, Matt Maher, Amy Grant, Ed Cash, Geoff Moore, Natalie Grant, Laura Story, Brandon Heath, Mike Donehey, Aaron Shust, Shawn Lewi
s, Sara Evans, Bethany Dicks Olds, Shane & Shane, Bethany Dillon, Kari Jobe; Mac Powell, David Nassar
Hip Hope Hits 2009, Various; Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Grits, Maurice Henderson, Canton Jones, Brian Jerrell Cook, KJ-52, Great JSN, The Aurthur Washington, Michael Boyer, Akil Thompson, Curtis Zachary, Abraham David; Gaskin, Tony Stone, Kenneth Bell, Krazy Eights, Shonlock, Brian Reith, Knine, Flynn Adam, Jason Blocker, Proxy, Rootbeer
Oh Happy Day, Jonny Lang, Fisk Jubilee Singers, 3 Doors Down, Robert Randolph, Clark Sisters, Jon Bon Jovi, Al Green, Heather Headley, Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin, Michael McDonald, Angelique Kidjo, Aaron Neville, Queen Latifah, Joss Stone, Buick Audra; Ken Levitan, Bill Hearn, Jack Rouner, Ken Pennell, Cedric Thompson

Christmas Album of the Year
Christ Has Come, Big Daddy Weave; Jeremy Redmond
Christmas Is, Mark Harris; Luke Denton
Every Light That Shines At Christmas, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun
Glory In the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship, Chris Tomlin; Ed Cash
The Family Force 5 Christmas Pageant, Family Force 5; Joe Baldridge

Praise & Worship Album of the Year
A Grand New Day, Women of Faith Worship Team; Chance Scoggins
Alive Again, Matt Maher; Paul Moak, Christopher Stevens
Awaken the Dawn, Keith & Kristyn Getty; Phil Naish
Church Music, David Crowder*Band; David Crowder*Band
Jesus Saves: Live, Travis Cottrell; Travis Cottrell

Musical of the Year
“A Baby Changes Everything,” Deborah Craig-Claar and David T. Clydesdale
“Glorious Impossible,” Tom Fettke and Camp Kirkland
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Sue C. Smith and Russell Mauldin
“Reign, Jesus, Reign,” Marty Funderburk and Cliff Duren
“See What a Morning,” Mark McClure and Camp Kirkland

Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year
“Camp Wallaballa,” Pamela Vandewalker
“Christmas Hang-ups,” Dennis Allen and Nan Allen
“Get to the Manger!,” Jeff Sandstrom; Integrity Choral, Hal Leonard; Annette Oden; Integrity Choral, Hal Leonard
“GPS (God’s Plan of Salvation),” Celeste Clydesdale and David T. Clydesdale
“The Best Christmas Present Ever!,” Celeste Clydesdale and David T. Clydesdale
Choral Collection of the Year
Everlasting Praise 2; Mike Speck and Stan Whitmire
Hallelujah! Light Has Come; Various Arrangers
Hymns of the Ages; Lari Goss
Let the Worshippers Arise; Various Arrangers
Travis Cottrell: Jesus Saves: Live; Travis Cottrell

Recorded Music Packaging
Live Life Loud, Hawk Nelson; Bonnie Biro; Ryan Clark; Caleb Kuhl
Lost In The Sound of Separation (Deluxe), Underoath; Jordan Butcher; Drew Beckmeyer; Ryan Russell
It’s All Crazy, Me Without You; Jordan Butcher; Jordan Butcher; Vasily Kavonof
Long Fall Back to Earth (Limited Edition), Jars of Clay; Tim Parker, Jars of Clay; Tim Parker; Kharyn Hill
Forget and Not Slow Down, Relient K; Matthew Thiessen, Linden Frederick; Davy Baysinger; Davy Baysinger for Royal Empire Design; Linden Frederick; Ethan Luck, Cale Glendening
Long Fall Back to Earth, Jars of Clay; Tim Parker, Jars of Clay; Tim Parker; Kharyn Hill  

Short Form Video of the Year
Beautiful Ending; Barlowgirl; Tim Morgan
“Free to Be Me,” Francesca Battistelli; Andy & Jon Erwin; Dan Atchison
“Hero,” Skillet; Dan Atchison; Andy Erwin and Jon Erwin
“Live Life Loud,” Hawk Nelson; Etypical; Kayvan Ghavim
“Lose My Soul,” TobyMac featuring Kirk Franklin and Mandisa; Danny Yourd; Danny Yourd and Steve Hoover
“Monster,” Skillet; Andy Erwin and Jon Erwin; Dan Atchison
“Too Bright to See,” Underoath; Anders Foreman
“Wait and See,” Brandon Heath; Eric Welch; Tameron Hedge

Long Form Music Video of the Year
“45 Days” (documentary w/music), Demon Hunter; Cale Glendening; Don and Ryan Clark
“A Gospel Journey,” Oak Ridge Boys; Doug Stuckey; Bill Gaither, Barry Jennings and Bill Carter
“A New Hallelujah: The Live Worship DVD,” Michael W. Smith; Steve Gilreath; Steve Gilreath
“Faith + Hope + Love,” Hillsong Live; Luke Irvine and Magdalene Phillips
“Live At Oak Tree: Austins Bridge,” Austins Bridge; Graham Bustin; Paul Corley, Tre Corley, Norman Holland, Michael Turner and Shannon Lancaster
“Live Revelations,” Third Day; Andy and Jon Erwin; Dan Atchison, Jonathan Erwin and Andrew Erwin

Contemporary Christian Music Charts – Week 8 – 2010

LOC+/-The Rock Across Australia+/-Billboard – Christian Songs+/-Billboard – Christian Albums
1. 0Owl City – Fireflies0Kutless – What Faith Can DonetobyMac – Tonight
2. 0Newsboys – I’ll Be0Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears+1Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears
3. +3Switchfoot – Always0tobyMac – City On Our Knees-1Various Artists – WOW Hits 2010
4. -1Kutless – What Faith Can Do0Tenth Avenue North – Hold My Heart-3Skillet – Awake 
5. 0Britt Nicole – Walk On Water0Newworldson – There Is A WayneFireflight – For Those Who Wait 
6. -2NeedToBreath – Something Beautiful+1Phil Wickham Featuring Bart Millard – Safe+7Chris Tomlin – Hello Love 
7. 0Maththew West – Save A Place For Me-1Sidewalk Prophets – The Words I Would say-3Flyleaf – Memento 
8. 0NewWorlSon – There Is A Way0Sanctus Real – Forgiven+4Tenth Avenue North – Over And Underneath
9. 0Bebo Norman – Never Saw You Coming0MIKESCHAIR – Let The Water Rise+11Francesca Batistelli – My Paper Heart
10. 0Thousand Foot Krutch – Already Home +11MercyMe – All Of Creation-5Kutless – It Is Well

Remarcile săptămânii:
– în Australia lucrurile nu s-au mişcat foarte mult
– În Statele Unite, intră în Top 10, cu un salt de 11 locuri, MercyMe cu All Of Creation
– la categoria Albume, notabile sunt intrările în Top 10 ale albumelor Tonight cu tobyMac şi  For Those Who Wait cu Fireflight. 
Am să vă prezint vidoclipul care conţine piesa ce dă numele albumului.
E remarcabil că tobyMac a ajuns cu acest album, chiar din prima săptămână, direct pe locul 6 al Billboard 2000 şi pe locul 3 la Digital Albums.

Notă: Din motive obiective, începând din această săptămână clipurile ilustrative vor fi postate pe MyTube Video Clips.

Vezi tobyMac – Tonight.

Contemporary Christian Music Charts – Week 7 – 2010

LOC+/-The Rock Across Australia+/-Billboard – Christian Songs+/-Billboard – Christian Albums
1. +2Owl City – Fireflies+1Kutless – What Faith Can Do+3Skillet – Awake
2. 0Newsboys – I’ll Be-1Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears+1Various Artists – WOW Hits 2010
3. +3Kutless – What Faith Can Do0tobyMac – City On Our Knees-1Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears
4. +6NeedToBreath – Something Beautiful0Tenth Avenue North – Hold My Heart+2Flyleaf – Memento Mori
5. -4Britt Nicole – Walk On Water+1Newworldson – There Is A Way+4Kutless – It Is Well
6. -2Switchfoot – Always-1Sidewalk Prophets – The Words I Would say-1Gaither Vocal Band – Better Day 
7. +4Maththew West – Save A Place For Me+1Phil Wickham Featuring Bart Millard – Safe+6Mary Mary – The Sound
8. -3NewWorlSon – There Is A Way-1Sanctus Real – Forgiven+17Paul Baloche – Glorious
9. 0Bebo Norman – Never Saw You Coming+1MIKESCHAIR – Let The Water Rise+5NewWorlSon – There Is A Way
10. +8Thousand Foot Krutch – Already Home +1NeedToBreath – Something Beautiful-2Gaither Vocal Band – Reunited

Remarcile săptămânii:
– în Australia noul lider e Owl City cu Fireflies
Cel mai mare salt în Top 10 în Australia este al grupului Thousand Foot Krutch cu melodia Already Home, de 8 locuri, urmat de NeedToBreath cu melodia Something Beautiful, care îşi continuă ascensiunea ajungând până pe locul 4
– În Statele Unite, din nou Kutlesss revine pe locul 1 cu What Faith Can Doîn rest fiind mişcări mici, de maxim 2 locuri
– la categoria Albume, Skillet cu Awakea ajunge pe locul 1, iar saltul cel mai mare este \nregistrat de albumul Glorious a lui Paul Baloche, din care am prezentat chiar piesa ce dă titlul albumului pe MyTube Video Clips
Gaither Vocal Band rămâne în Top 10, cu 2 albume: Better Day şi Reunited

O învingătoare

Acum 95 de ani se stingea din viaţă Fany Crosby.
Ea este una dintre cele mai prolifice compozitoare de imnuri creştine, printre cele mai cunoscute texte ale sale fiind “Blessed Assurance”, “Jesus Is Tenderly Calling You Home”, “Praise Him, Praise Him”, şi “To God Be the Glory”.
Ce se ştie mai puţin este faptul că Fanny a fost nevăzătoare de la vârsta de 6 ani, de pe urma unei răceli urmate de o inflamaţie la ochi şi un tratament total greşit.
Fără tată, care murise când ea avea doar 1 an, ea a fost crescută de mama sa şi de bunica sa.
De mică memora pasaje lungi din Scriptură.
Şi-a făcut educaţia academică, deşi era nevăzătoare şi a învăţat să cânte la pian, chitară şi cu vocea.
A început să scrie încă de la 8 ani: A Blind Girl and Other Poems (1844), Monterey and Other Poems (1853) şi A Wreath of Columbia’s Flowers (1858).
În întreaga ei viaţă a scris peste 8000 de imnuri, în afară de faptul că a predat, a ţinut prelegeri, a luptat pentru drepturile nevăzătorilor.
Ea nu a fost deloc o învinsă, ci o învingătoare; o învingătoare cu Dumnezeu.
Iată ce spunea ea: “A fost voinţa divină a lui Dumnezeu ca eu să fiu nevăzătoare toată viaţa şi îi mulţumesc pentru lipsa vederii. Dacă mâine mi s-ar oferi vederea perfectă nu aş accepta-o. Nu aş fi putut cânta imnurile pentru slava lui Dumnezeu dacă aş fi fost distrasă de lucrurile frumoase şi interesante pe care le am.”
Şi în altă ocazie spunea: “când voi ajunge în ceruri, prima faţă care îmi va bucura privirea va fi cea a Mântuitorului meu!”
Ce exemplu!

Contemporary Christian Music Charts – Week 6 – 2010

LOC+/-The Rock Across Australia+/-Billboard – Christian Songs+/-Billboard – Christian Albums
1. +1Britt Nicole – Walk On Water+2Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World HearsnePatty Griffin – Downtime Church
2. +2Newsboys – I’ll Be0Kutless – What Faith Can Do-1Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears
3. 0Owl City – Fireflies-2tobyMac – City On Our Knees0Various Artists – WOW Hits 2010
4. +3Switchfoot – Always0Tenth Avenue North – Hold My Heart-2Skillet – Awake
5. +8 NewWorlSon – There Is A Way0Sidewalk Prophets – The Words I Would sayneGaither Vocal Band – Better Day
6. -5Kutless – What Faith Can Do Battistelli – It’s Your Life+1Newworldson – There Is A Way-1Flyleaf – Memento Mori 
7. -2Sanctus Real – Forgiven+1Sanctus Real – Forgiven-3Jeremy Camp – Speaking Louder Than Before
8. +3Article One – The One (I’m Fighting For)-2Phil Wickham Featuring Bart Millard – Safe+15Gaither Vocal Band – Reunited
9. +3Bebo Norman – Never Saw You Coming+1MIKESCHAIR – Let The Water Rise-3Kutless – It Is Well
10. +9NeedToBreath – Something Beautiful-1Chris Tomlin – Sing, Sing, Sing-2Tenth Avenue North – Over And Underneath

Remarcile săptămânii:
– în Australia noul lider e Britt Nicole cu Walk On Water
Cel mai mare salt în Top 10 în Australia este al grupului NeedToBreath cu melodia Something Beautiful, care urcă de pe locul 19 pe locul 10 
– În Statele Unite, Casting Crowns revine pe locul 1 cu Until The Whole World Hearsîn rest fiind mişcări mici, de maxim 2 locuri
– fără îndoială evenimentul cel mai notabil este intrarea direct pe locul 1, la categoria Albume, a discului lui Patty Griffin, intitulat Downtime Church 
Este de notat şi ofensiva Gaither Vocal Band care intră direct în Top 10, pe poziţia 5, cu albumul Better Day, precum şi saltul de 15 locuri al altui album al lor, Reunited
Voi ilustra albumul lui Patty Griffin cu melodia tradiţională, atât de cunoscută Never Grow Old
În această interpretare Patty Griffin este însoţită de excepţionalul muzician Buddy Miller.

Despre Newsboys

Pentru că am văzut că aţi scris în comentarii despre Newsboys iată câteva lucruri de reţinut.
Da, Newsboys continuă să cânte şi bine face pentru că este un nume important al muzicii creştine contemporane, care îmbină foarte bine conţinutul creştin cu excelenţa artistică.
Liderul grupului, vocalist şi ocazional baterist, Peter Furler, s-a retras din activitatea curentă a grupului, spunând că nu exclude eventuale colaborări ulterioare.
Locul său a fost luat de Michael Tait, un nume important pentru acest gen, el fiind unul dintre foştii componenţi ai formaţiei DC Talk.
Newsboys va scoate următorul album în 8 Iunie 2010, album care se va numi Born Again (Născut din nou).
Poate pentru cei ce au dubii despre acest gen de muzică este de reţinut că Nesboys este una dintre formaţiile cele mai “evanghelice” din muzica creştină contemporană. Colaborarea lor cu Asociaţia Evanghelistică Billy Graham este cunoscută.
Într-un interviu Peter Furler spunea: “am cântat în faţa regilor, am întâlnit staruri rock şi sportivi celebrii. Pentru mine un erou este cel ce rămâne tare, care îşi aleargă cursa cu perseverenţă, spre ţinta vieţii de credinţă în Isus.
De aceea, cu adevărat, tatăl meu este un erou pentru mine; el este unul care şi azi este în munca misionară. Mama mea şi soţia mea sunt eroi pentru mine.
Şi Billy Graham este un erou fără îndoială. El este un erou, atunci când mă gîndesc la ceea ce fac şi la ceea ce spune Biblia să nu cădem de oboseală în a face bine.”
Un proiect în care sunt acum implicaţi Newsboys este sprijinirea caritabilă a luptei împotriva sărăciei extreme din Mexic.

Contemporary Christian Music Charts – Week 5 – 2010

LOC+/-The Rock Across Australia+/-Billboard – Christian Songs+/-Billboard – Christian Albums
1. +1Kutless – What Faith Can Do+1tobyMac – City On Our Knees+1Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears
2. +1Britt Nicole – Walk On Water-1Kutless – What Faith Can Do+3Skillet – Awake
3. +9Owl City – Fireflies-2Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears0Various Artists – WOW Hits 2010
4. neNewsboys – I’ll Be0Tenth Avenue North – Hold My Heart-2Jeremy Camp – Speaking Louder Than Before – Memento Mori
5. -1Sanctus Real – Forgiven 0Sidewalk Prophets – The Words I Would say-1Flyleaf – Memento Mori
6. +2Francesca Battistelli – It’s Your Life+1Phil Wickham Featuring Bart Millard – Safe+1Kutless – It Is Well
7. -6Switchfoot – Always+1Newworldson – There Is A Way-1Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane
8. +5Leeland & Brandon Heath – Follow You+2Sanctus Real – Forgiven0Tenth Avenue North – Over And Underneath
9. +2Josh Wilson – Before The Morning-3Chris Tomlin – Sing, Sing, Sing+1NewSong – Give Yourself Away 
10. +4Pocket Full Of Rocks – Alive-1MIKESCHAIR – Let The Water Rise+1Third Day – Revelation

Remarcile săptămânii:
– în Australia noul lider e Kutless cu What Faith Can Do
marcabilă este intrarea directă, din prima săptămână, pe locul 4, a melodiei I’ll Be cu Newsboys 
– În Statele Unite, tobyMac revine pe locul 1 cu City On Our Kneesîn rest fiind mişcări moderate
– la categoria Albume Until The Whole World Hears, îşi păstrează locul 1 pe care a ajuns săptămâna trecută

Contemporary Christian Music Charts – Week 4 – 2010

LOC+/-The Rock Across Australia+/-Billboard – Christian Songs+/-Billboard – Christian Albums
1. 0Switchfoot – Always+1Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears+1Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears
2. 0Kutless – What Faith Can Do-1tobyMac – City On Our Knees-1Jeremy Camp – Speaking Louder Than Before
3. +4Britt Nicole – Walk On Water0Kutless – What Faith Can Do0Various Artists – WOW Hits 2010
4. -1Remedy Drive – Heartbeat0Tenth Avenue North – Hold My Heart0Flyleaf – Memento Mori
5. -1Sanctus Real – Forgiven 0Sidewalk Prophets – The Words I Would say0Skillet – Awake
6. +2Bebo Norman – Never Saw You Coming0Chris Tomlin – Sing, Sing, Sing0Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane
7. -2tobyMac – City On Our Knees+5Phil Wickham Featuring Bart Millard – Safe0Kutless – It Is Well
8. -2Francesca Battistelli – It’s Your Life+3Newworldson – There Is A Way+2Tenth Avenue North – Over And Underneath
9. 0 Tal & Acacia – Garbage In -1MIKESCHAIR – Let The Water Rise+18Gaither Vocal Band – Reunited
10. 0 NeedToBreathe – Something Beautiful-3Sanctus Real – Forgiven+12NewSong – Give Yourself Away

Remarcile săptămânii:
– în Australia e “linişte”; doar Britt Nicole cu melodia Walk On Water face un salt de 4 locuri, de pe locul 7 pe locul 3
– În Statele Unite, săptămâna a fost dominată de Casting Crowns care ocupă locul 1 în clasamentul melodiilor cu cântecul Until The Whole World Hears, dar şi locul 1 la albume cu albumul cu acelaşi nume
– urcări spectaculoase au şi albumele Gaither Vocal Band – Reunited, care urcă 18 locuri, precum şi NewSong – Give Yourself Away cu o urcare de 12 locuri 
Casting Crowns vor începe un turneu în februarie numit Until The Whole World Hears Tour.
Ei vor fi însoţiţi pe toată durata turneului de Caleb, precum şi de Kutless în prima jumătate şi Tenth Avenue North în a doua jumătate a turneului.

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