Here's what's happening TODAY in Christian music...
1. With friends like these... Jonathan Thulin was shocked by how his friend Nick Oswald of O.B.B. treated him. No really, he was shocked... because Nick apparently tased him. Jonathan vowed that payback is coming.
2. Natalie Grant is a cover girl. The singer/TV host will grace the August cover of First For Women, and in its pages she tells about how she beat depression and lost 40 pounds.
3. Nichole Nordeman is gearing up for the release of The Unmaking, and she's taking to Pinterest to share behind the scenes pics and info from it.
4. June 5-14 of next year, a number of artists will be jumping on a big boat and heading to Alaska. Patsy Clairmont, Ginny Owens, Andrew Greer, Cindy Morgan and Sigmund Brouwer will play the artful Songs and Stories cruise next year.
5. On August 11, Jimmy Needham will be performing in Brazil. He's part of a concert with native singers Amanda Rodrigues and Samuel Mizrahy. He's pretty excited to head to South America. It's like America... but South!
6. The guys of for KING & COUNTRY really enjoyed their fifth consecutive year performing at the Kingdom Bound festival, having described the crowd there as Passionate, Spirited Encouragers.
8. Justin Cordle of rock band We As Human had a fanboy event when he was sitting next to actor Gary Oldman. A major Harry Potter fan, Justin forgot how to talk or be normal, he says, while standing next to "Sirius Black."
1. "Whatever you're going through, God is already waiting at the other side. Go in with a thankful heart knowing He will guide you through." - Colton Dixon
2. "Sometimes God covers you. Sometimes He will carry you. And sometimes He commands you to get up and walk." - Randy Armstrong of RED
3. "Some burn up in the fire. Others are refined by it." - Lecrae
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