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7/12/2012 - Rawsrvnt rejoins THE STORY Tour with Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Pastor Randy Frazee and others
For the second year in a row Eddy “Rawsrvnt” Puyol will bring his unique Hip-Hop Worship style to THE STORY Tour.
Presented by World Vision, the event is billed as a Christmas celebration with carols and a musical journey from Genesis to Revelation. It features a full choir and orchestra led by musical director Bernie Herms and songs from Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall, Jeremy Camp,Natalie Grant, Matthew West, Nichole Nordeman, and Selah.
Renowned author and pastor Randy Frazee co-wrote THE STORY project’s book component with Max Lucado and will be on the tour each night to bring its message to life.
“My world collided with Eddy’s (Rawsrvnt) world at THE STORY Tour 2011. He introduced me to the wonderful space of hip-hop as each evening he brought the house down with his performance,” Frazee said. “But, what blew me away the most is the man I got to know off stage. Eddy Puyol is the real deal with a heart of heavenly gold.”
In addition to traveling with the group for last year’s event, Rawsrvnt also performed THE STORY medley on the 43rd Dove Awards national telecast <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2GJbzDJdKg> .
“Last year I heard Natalie Grant say that I raised the ‘cool factor’ of the tour,” Rawsrvnt said with a smile.
“She’s super cool and I’m looking forward to celebrating this joyous season with the audience and some of our faith’s most talented musicians.”
2012 Tour Dates
11/23 Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY
11/24 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
11/25 Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
11/26 USF Sun Dome, Tampa, FL
11/27 Colonial Center, Columbia, SC
11/29 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
11/30 University of Illinois Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL
12/1 Independence Event Center, Independence, MO
12/2 Xcel Center, St. Paul, MN
12/3 Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, SD
12/4 Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates, IL
12/6 Berry Center, Cypress, TX
12/7 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
12/8 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
4/20/2012 - Natalie Grant Garners Fifth Dove Award for "Female Vocalist of the Year"
Recent GRAMMY ® nominated female vocalist and dove award forerunner Natalie Grant was honored last night as she accepted her fifth Dove for “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. The highly anticipated event was held at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA and will air on GMC TV on April 24 at 8PM and 10PM ET.
Grant also received a standing ovation when she gave a powerful performance of the Dove and GRAMMY® nominated song “Alive” featured on The Story, alongside her husband and award-winning producer Bernie Herms.
Hosted by comedian Chonda Pierce and actor David Mann from Tyler Perry’s sitcom Meet the Browns, music fans can tune into the nationally televised broadcast on GMC TV on April 24 from 8PM to 10PM ET.
4/18/2012 - Natalie Grant and Author Charlotte Gambill Debut Dare To Be Events
This past weekend women in Oklahoma City and Lafayette gathered to celebrate the debut Dare To Be events. This revolutionary event features Nashville based four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year and 2012 GRAMMY Award® nominee Natalie Grant, alongside international speaker and author Charlotte Gambill.
Dare To Be, a brand new live women’s event birthed from a realization of a dream from two close friends, kicked off its 2012 spring tour on April 12. The tour continues through April and May (dates below). Both events this past week included a packed house of women from all walks of life aiming higher, stretching further – rediscovering their God- given dreams.
Presented by World Vision and sponsored by Regent University, the Dare To Be nationwide events highlight Grant and Gambill’s unique American, English combination. Each evening features Grant’s musical talent and Gambill’s powerful speaking, bringing to life a practical interpretation of God’s word that remains alive for our everyday challenges.
In addition to the evening programming, Grant and Gambill are honoring a local extraordinary woman in every market – someone who is currently daring to be. Anyone can be nominated by sending a nomination email to email@example.com and sharing why the nominee should be honored.
Last weekend, two women were honored at the Dare To Be events. After a life of hardships and loosing her son in a tragic accident, the Oklahoma City honoree Fay Glenn remains a pillar of strength for those around her. In Lafayette, honoree Allison Prince is a wonderful example of a single mom working diligently to support her family while maintaining two jobs working 24-7 each week and still giving back to others in need. Crossroads Church partnered with Dare To Be and donated $1000 to Allison Prince in honor of her continuous dedication to her family and community.
What women are saying about Dare To Be:
“There really aren't words to express how amazing DareToBe was. If they're coming near you...GO!” ~ Tweet from @aguilbert
“Enjoyed "Dare to Be" in Lafayette, LA Had an AWESOME TIME!” ~ April, Facebook post
“Amazing weekend at Dare to Be in Lafayette, La. Thank you, the experience has forever changed me!!” ~ Jamie, Facebook post
“DareToBe rocked my world!!! I am forever changed...God encouraged me, challenged me & dared me to be” ~ Tweet from @karina268
“Such an inspiration!! Enjoyed tonight's Dare To Be.” ~ Verna, Facebook post
“Dare To Be was amazing!! Thank you for the great messages!! Can't wait until tomorrow!! I'm blessed to have had the chance to be a part of something so great!!” ~ Allison, Facebook post
“Thank you for a wonderful evening in OKC. You and Charlotte spoke deep, meaningful and powerful words.” ~ Roe, Facebook post
“Awesome tonight!!!! So inspiring and moving you guys rocked!!!! Thank you for an awesome show, your story was moving, and touching and so heartfelt. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! Best of luck with the rest of the tour.” ~ Christina, Facebook post
Grant and Gambill are also asking women from around the world to join this movement and share how they "Dare to Be" - living for the one thing God has called them to be. Women can participate by writing their "Dare to Be" message on a piece of paper and signing it with their name and location. They are encouraged to take a picture while holding the sign and Tweeting the picture with the hashtag #daretobe or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/28/2012 - Natalie Grant Raises $60,000 for Abolition International
Last Sunday on February 26, recent Dove Female Vocalist nominee Natalie Grant and The JOY FM’s morning show host, heard in Tampa and Atlanta, Carmen Brown, along with 132 team members laced up their tennis shoes and ran 13.1 miles for freedom in the 2012 Disney ? Princess Marathon in Orlando, FL. Together, “Team Freedom” raised nearly $60,000 for Grant’s foundation, Abolition International, an organization that is combating domestic and international sex trafficking through accreditation, advocacy, education, and restoration.
“Not only does human trafficking happen halfway around the world, it happens in less mileage from my home than I signed up to run,” says The JOY FM’s Carmen Brown. “We mobilized our community to shine some light in this horrible darkness. They did.”
Over the past several months, The JOY FM listeners and fans of Grant were encouraged to join “Team Freedom” and support the cause by either participating in the marathon, through financial support, or through prayer. A year later, all was reaped. Through the race participants alone, $49,281 was raised, and a generous donor matched $719 which evened the total to $50,000 for the evening. Furthermore, through online supporters, nearly $10,000 was given making the grand total almost $60,000.
“When I thought I couldn't make it to the finish line, I kept reminding myself that this was for a cause so much greater than myself,” says Grant as she reflects on the event. “I am free to run. And I will continue to fight until many others experience that same freedom.”
Earlier in the weekend, Grant gave a special intimate performance for her team as they enjoyed a carb-loading pasta dinner hosted by The Joy FM and Abolition International, where a check was presented to Grant and Abolition International for the funds raised prior to the online support. The next morning the team headed out to Orlando to prepare for and run the half marathon.
To find out more information about Abolition International please visit http://abolitioninternational.org. To get connected with The JOY FM, please go to http://www.thejoyfm.com and to keep up on the latest news about Natalie Grant please visit www.nataliegrant.com <http://www.nataliegrant.com> .
2/23/2012 - Natalie Grant Honored With Five Nods at 43rd Annual GMA Dove Nominations
Recent GRAMMY ® nominated female vocalist and dove award forerunner Natalie Grant was honored with five nominations for this year’s 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, including the prestigious “Female Vocalist of the Year,” a title Grant has been honored with four consecutive years in a row. Her husband, Bernie Herms, named “Producer of the Year” in 2009, garnered four nods and is again nominated for the same title.
Herms and Grant were also honored for their efforts on The Story, an album that Herms produced and co-wrote and was nominated “Special Event Album of the Year.” “Alive,” featured on the record and performed by Grant was also recognized for “Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” Additionally, Grant was honored with two nods for her hit single “Your Great Name,” for “Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year” and “Worship Song of the Year.” “Your Great Name” can be heard on her latest chart-topping album, Love Revolution.
These honors were unveiled on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at a press conference held at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA, which was streamed live at HearItFirst. Nominees were announced by GRAMMY nominated R&B artist Montell Jordan, known for his iconic hit “This is How We Do It,” BET “Lift Every Voice” host CoCo Brother, Daytime EMMY nominated comedian Chonda Pierce, and World Heavyweight Champion wrestler AJ Styles.
Dove Award winners will be revealed during the biggest night in Christian music on April 19, 2012 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA.
For more information on the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards and full list of nominees, please visit www.gospelmusic.org <http://www.gospelmusic.org/> .
2/10/2012 - Natalie Grant Joins Grammy Festivities in Honor of Nominated Song "Alive"
After recently performing alongside American Idol’s Fantasia and many others at the 13th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in Indianapolis, social activist and four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant celebrates the Grammy’s this week in honor of her first nomination for her performance of “Alive” off the critically acclaimed album The Story.
Grant will perform the Grammy nominated single at the 20th Annual MovieGuide Awards tonight, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. “Alive” is written and produced by husband and Grammy Nominated & Dove Award winning producer, Bernie Herms. Together, the married duo will present the award for ‘The Grace Award for Movies. ’
While in Los Angeles, Grant will also make several appearances around the city before making her debut at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center. Recently profiled on http://www.grammy.com/blogs/first-time-grammy-nominee-natalie-grant <http://www.grammy.com/blogs/first-time-grammy-nominee-natalie-grant> , Grant refers to the awards as an, “extra special and kind of family affair.”
As she walks down the red carpet on Sunday afternoon, Grant will be wearing a one-of-a-kind gown made by survivors of human trafficking designed by Abi Ferrin. Ferrin is the founder of ‘The Freedom Project’ that helps to give disenfranchised women a fresh new start in life.
“I’ve committed my life and platform to the fight against human trafficking, and Abi has done the same,” says Grant. “The dress I will be wearing will help restore dignity and provide a fair wage for a woman rescued from slavery and abuse. I will definitely wear it with pride.”
Following the Grammy Awards, on February 26, Grant will set off to Orlando, FL where she will run in the Disney Princess ? Marathon to help raise funds for Abolition International. Abolition International, formerly known as The Home Foundation, is an organization to raise awareness of international human trafficking. A focal point of her ministry platform, Grant is committed to educating audiences on the plight of children around the world who have been forced into the sex trade. Abolition International sponsors an internship program for college students and raises money and support for various human trafficking relief efforts (www.abolitioninternational.org <http://www.abolitioninternational.org> ).
For more information on Natalie Grant, please visit www.nataliegrant.com <http://www.nataliegrant.com> .
1/24/2012 - Natalie Grant to Perform at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Feb 3
Powerhouse vocalist Natalie Grant will make her football debut at the 13th Annual National Football League’s Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. The show will tape before a live audience at 7:30pm EST on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Clowes Memorial Hall on Butler University in Indianapolis, IN.
Sponsored by American Family Insurance and Verizon Wireless, the celebration is hosted by Wayne Brady, current host of the iconic CBS game show “Let’s Make A Deal,” and gospel’s sweetheart CeCe Winans. Grant will be performing alongside American Idol winner Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker and “Players Choice” Wess Morgan, and Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound 2011 Overall Winning Choir, Salvation and Deliverance Church Choir.
In 2010, Grant released her chart-topping album Love Revolution, which gave her the highest-selling debut of her career. This heart-gripping songwriter and charismatic performer has an unshakable determination to remind listeners of the simple significance of love, and the revolutionary power that it carries. As a recent Grammy Nominee, GMA Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years (2006-2009) and the top-selling Adult Contemporary female solo artist in 2005, 2006 and 2008, Grant is among a select number of artists to have achieved a formidable foothold at mainstream media and radio. Despite these accomplishments, it is the message of the Gospel, and the revolutionary power of love it carries, that she waves as her banner and her hope.
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has become legendary for its hand clappin’, soul-stirrin’ and foot stompin’ performances from artists including Patti LaBelle, BeBe Winans, Mary Mary, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Yolanda Adams, Jaci Velasquez, Fred Hammond and many more. NFL Players that have made appearances include Cris Carter, John Elway, Donovan McNabb, Kurt Warner, Tim Brown and Darrell Green, Raheem Morris and many more.
Tickets for the 2012 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com <http://www.ticketmaster.com> , www.superbowlgospel.com <http://www.superbowlgospel.com> . Prices are $99, $79, $59, and $39 (additional service fees and taxes apply).
Since its inception in 1999, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has partnered with a charity in each Super Bowl host city. This year, Gary Brackett’s IMPACT Foundation has been selected as the event’s charitable partner. For each ticket purchased for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, $3.00 will go to the Foundation.
For more information on Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, please visit www.superbowlgospel.com <http://www.superbowlgospel.com> and for the latest news and information on Natalie Grant, please log on to www.nataliegrant.com <http://www.nataliegrant.com> .
1/5/2012 - Natalie Grant Celebrates the Roots of American Music on PBS Special
Tomorrow, GRAMMY ® nominated female vocalist Natalie Grant will perform timeless classics from the 18th and 19th centuries on PBS’ television special “PA’S FIDDLE.” Taped at music city’s historic venue, The Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tenn., Grant will sing alongside Americana’s finest including Randy Travis, Ashton Shepherd, Ronnie Milsap, The Roys and Rodney Atkins. The unique event is slated to debut nationwide on June 2, 2012.
Based on the enduring American music played by the father of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder and written about in the beloved “Little House on the Prairie” books, the extraordinary concert also features a team of passionate producers including: former “Little House of the Prairie” cast member Dean Butler, executive producers Richard Okie, Tony Tiano and Tisha Fein, Randy Scruggs as Musical Director and directed by Ryan Polito. Additionally, Fletcher Foster is also serving as the Creative Consultant and Bonnie Garner as Talent Executive.
Furthermore, a DVD and CD of “PA’S FIDDLE” will be offered as fund-raising premium gifts to PBS contributors.
A powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter and charismatic performer, Natalie Grant has an unshakable determination to remind us of the simple
significance of love, and the revolutionary power that it carries, as expressed on her latest project, Love Revolution. Released in August 2010, Love Revolution is the highest-selling debut of her career. As a Grammy Nominee, GMA Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years (2006-2009) and the top-selling Adult Contemporary female solo artist in 2005, 2006 and 2008, Grant is among a select number of artists to have achieved a formidable foothold at mainstream media and radio. Despite these accomplishments, it is the message of the Gospel, and the revolutionary power of love it carries, that she waves as her banner and her hope. Beyond her artistry, Grant remains an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking through Abolition International, which she created in 2005. She balances all of these endeavors with her greatest calling-as a wife, and mother of three.
12/1/2011 - Natalie Grant Receives Grammy Award Nomination
Powerhouse vocalist, social activist & and four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, was nominated for a 54th Annual Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, for her stellar presentation of “Alive” (Mary Magdalene), from: Music Inspired By The Story [WOW Joint Venture/EMI CMG/Curb].
For the fourth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE.
“What a dream to be nominated for a Grammy,” says Grant. “But the sweetest part is that it's for the performance of the song “Alive,” which my husband co-wrote and co-produced, so this is extra special for me.”
Throughout the world, Natalie Grant is known for her breathtaking vocal abilities, her heart-gripping lyrics, stirring performances and her fearless work to help victims of human trafficking.
Over her career, Grant has gained prominence as a major contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, breaking out in an unprecedented way with chart-topping songs and hit records, headlining multiple nationwide tours, appearing at major women’s events and has been positioned continually as Christian music’s top female artist. She was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year four times and remains one of the most loved and recognized and respected voices in the industry.
Grant recently released her eighth album, Love Revolution, on Curb Records and will release new music in 2012. Please visit http://www.nataliegrant.com for more information.
(Music Inspired By) THE STORY is an unparalleled project from the best-known artists in Christian music. The CD is produced by Brown Bannister & Bernie Herms and includes a stellar line-up of artists across all major labels, as collaboration between EMI CMG, Provident, & Word. Grant embarks this week on the nationwide THE STORY Tour, with Max Lucado, Randy Frazee, an all-star musical cast and stunning multimedia visuals. Grant will perform “Alive” every night on the tour to packed-out crowds across the country.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 12, 2012, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys <http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys> , www.facebook.com/thegrammys <http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys> . For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.
11/10/2011 - Natalie Grant to Perform in Times Square for Covenant House Vigil 11/17/11
The 21st Anniversary Covenant House Candlelight Vigil in Times Square, sponsored by Aviva USA life and annuity company, also will feature the first-ever Covenant House CEO Solidarity Sleepout. Following the Nov. 17 vigil in Times Square, more than 40 influential leaders will be sleeping out in the shadow of the Covenant House New York Crisis Shelter in solidarity with homeless youth.
“On Nov. 17 and 18, we are going to transform Times Square and our crisis shelter into centers of hope and solidarity for homeless youth,” said Covenant House President Kevin Ryan. “Natalie Grant will light up Times Square with an inspirational performance. After the vigil, we will march back to our crisis shelter with 300 of our homeless kids and a generous group of CEOs and business leaders will sleep in cardboard boxes outside our crisis shelter.
“These leaders have selflessly decided they want to walk in our kids’ shoes and experience, if only for one night, some of what our kids go through,” said Ryan. “We will sleep out to show our support and to raise awareness that thousands of young people are struggling to survive every night on our streets.”
The vigil in Times Square begins at 6 p.m. and will feature Grant, Gospel Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years (2006-2009) and the top-selling adult contemporary female solo artist in 2005, 2006 and 2008. Grant is also an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking. Abolition International, which Grant created in 2005, has raised a significant amount of funds and awareness to fight the trafficking of women and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
“We are honored to have Natalie share her incredible talent with us in Times Square,” said Ryan. “Her songs are inspirational, and she has dedicated her life to raising money and awareness for child victims of trafficking around the world.” The vigil also will feature homeless youth from Covenant House, who will share stories of their journey through homelessness to independence.
Following the vigil, Covenant House will host the CEO Solidarity Sleepout on the concrete near the shelter at 460 West 41st St. with high-ranking executives hoping to improve this corner of the world. Among those planning to sleep out are: Philip Andryc of Berens Capital Management; Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees; Bill Donahoe of Allegiance Retail Services/Foodtown; Gary Dubois of Crum & Forster/Seneca; Dave Eklund of Aeolus Reinsurance; Tom Glocer of Thomson Reuters; Jeff Kaplan of Deerfield Management; Geraldine Laybourne, co-founder of the Oxygen Network and chairman of Alloy Entertainment; Julio Alfonso Portalatin of Chartis Growth Economies; George P. Reeth of Companion Property and Casualty; Adam Silver of the NBA; and Strauss Zelnick of Zelnick Media.
“No one can do this work alone, so we appreciate Aviva USA sponsoring this vigil, which will help thousands of kids in the years to come,” said Ryan. “Our friends at ABC, NASDAQ, Reuters, and Toshiba are donating their screens for the evening in Times Square to shine a light on the problems our kids face. And, of course, the business leaders who are leaving their homes to sleep in solidarity with our kids are showing a commitment and love for our kids that will make a tremendous impact. It is all of us working together that will save more lives and give a voice to the thousands of homeless kids who are alone on the streets.”
Covenant House provides 24/7 crisis care and on-going support for homeless young people in need of a safe haven. Assistance can be found by simply calling the Covenant House NINELINE (1-800-999-9999) or visiting www.nineline.org. More information about Covenant House and resources for homeless youth can be found at www.covenanthouse.org. ?
2/10/2011 - Natalie Grant Steps into New Year with New Single, New Movie and New Tour
Powerhouse singer/songwriter Natalie Grant has stepped into the new year with the passion and purpose that has made her one of the most respected and sought-after female vocalists in Christian music.
Having given birth to a healthy baby girl (Sadie Rose) on December 17th, Natalie jumped right back into juggling her duties as “mommy,” “wife,” and “nationally acclaimed recording artist.”
Grant started the new year with the release of a new single, “Your Great Name,” from her most recent album, Love Revolution (Curb Records). Within weeks, the song that has been sweeping through churches nationwide has begun soaring up the radio charts, gaining airplay in major markets across the country. “Your Great Name” is currently at #23 on Christian AC radio, and is the #4 Most Added song in the format.
Natalie Grant is also excited for the premiere of her first motion picture role, in a film titled Decision. After first hearing that Natalie would be unable to take the role because she was pregnant, LA-based production Nasser Entertainment made script changes to accommodate her pregnancy.
Filmed during her ninth month of pregnancy, Natalie plays Ilene Connors, a recent widow who must cope with financial straits and an unruly son after her husband dies in an at-fault auto accident. The film offers a picture of spiritual and emotional healing for the young boy, who is sent to live with the estranged father of Natalie’s character, where he learns major life lessons.
Of Natalie’s compelling performance, director Tom Makowski (What Would Jesus Do?, Discovery Channel, MTV) noted that she “is one of the rare artists who has an innate ability to immediately grasp the inner voice of a character and convey that emotion on screen.” Film producer Kevan Otto adds “the Lord has given her the unique ability to reach people—in her music and, now, on film.” Decision is set for an exclusive screening this Spring, followed by a national release by the end of the year.
Finally, Natalie Grant is preparing for her first major tour of the new year—the Lovewell Live Tour with MercyMe and Brandon Heath. Beginning in early April, the tour with will visit over 20 cities before wrapping in mid-May.
Natalie experienced the highest-selling debut of her career when her newest album, Love Revolution, hit stores in August of 2010.
Lovewell Live In Concert TourMarkets*:
April 07 | Beaumont, TX
April 08 | College Station, TX
April 09 | Dallas, TX
April 10 | Sedalia, MO
April 14 | Little Rock, AR
April 15 | Jackson, MS
April 16 | St. Louis, MO
April 17 | Tulsa, OK
April 21 | Edna, TX
April 22 | Tyler, TX
April 28 | Somerset, KY
May 01 | Grand Rapids, MI
May 06 | Duluth, MN
May 07 | Peoria, IL
May 08 | Brookfield, WI
May 14 | Valdosta, GA
*more dates being added
12/17/2010 - Natalie Grant & Bernie Herms Welcome Newborn Baby Girl
This morning, Natalie Grant and husband Bernie Herms welcomed the arrival of a healthy newborn baby girl—Sadie Rose Herms.
Sadie Rose was born at 8:35am on Friday, December 17, 2010. She is 19 inches long, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Both mommy and baby are recovering well.
Sadie Rose is the third daughter of Christian powerhouse vocalist Natalie Grant and her husband, songwriter/producer Bernie Herms. The couple welcomed twin girls—Isabella and Grace—in February of 2007, after being told that they may never be able to conceive. Sadie Rose was due on Christmas Day, but arrived a week early—a true Christmas miracle!
After a brief hiatus, Natalie Grant will resume her performance schedule in February of 2011, followed by a nationwide Spring tour with MercyMe and Brandon Heath. Natalie experienced the highest-selling debut of her career when her newest album, Love Revolution, hit stores in August of 2010. Her new single, “Your Great Name,” is currently headed to radio.
9/2/2010 - Natalie Grant Sets Career Record with Love Revolution
Curb Records recording artist Natalie Grant’s highly-anticipated eighth studio album, Love Revolution, has debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart and landed at #32 on the Billboard Top 200, making this the best sales week of Grant’s 10-year music career.
“It’s such a pleasure working with a talented artist such as Natalie,” Benson Curb, vice president of sales at Curb Records said.
“Love Revolution, and the music on this album, is great and it’s not a surprise that this has been her biggest sales week ever.”
Released nationwide on August 24, 2010, Love Revolution features Grant’s recently released single, “Human,” which is currently impacting radio with a #25 debut this week at Christian AC, representing the highest new entry and #1 most added song.
“Human,” was performed live by Grant and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks (who co-wrote the song) on the national television broadcast of the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards in April of 2010. The song reiterates the album’s theme of change through the powerful tie that binds us all—our humanity.
Described by Grant as the album of her career, Love Revolution represents musical styles as diverse as her own influences—from soaring ballads like “Power of the Cross” and worshipful songs like “Your Great Name”, to the R&B/funk vibe heard in songs like “Beauty Mark” and “Someday Our King Will Come.” With Grant’s husband, Bernie Herms, at the helm of production, Love Revolution is a cohesive project that speaks to the hearts of listeners, motivating them to be the change that they want to see in their world, challenging each of us to start a love revolution.
Over the past four years, Grant has gained prominence as a major contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, breaking out in a powerful way with her signature song, “Held.” She was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Since 2001, she has released four albums entitled, “Stronger” (2001), “Deeper Life” (2003), “Awaken” (2005) and “Relentless” (2008).
For more information, please visit http://www.NatalieGrant.com and http://www.StartALoveRevolution.com.
7/30/2010 - Natalie Grant Launches New Website to Start a Love Revolution
Curb recording artist Natalie Grant recently unveiled a redesign of her official website (http://www.NatalieGrant.com). In addition, Grant has also launched another website focusing on the message and movement behind the music of Love Revolution—StartALoveRevolution.com (http://www.StartALoveRevolution.com).
This new one-of-a-kind site shows how single acts of love can ignite a revolution across the globe. Visitors are able to submit stories of love revolutions which are then added to a searchable map, with options to share the stories of inspiration on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. Grant urges visitors—“Don’t do nothing. Do something. Because WE are the Love Revolution.”
Over the past four years, Grant has gained prominence as a major contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, breaking out in a powerful way with her signature song, “Held.” She was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Since 2001, she has released four albums entitled, “Stronger” (2001), “Deeper Life” (2003), “Awaken” (2005) and “Relentless” (2008).
After finishing the “Make it Matter Tour,” Natalie most recently completed a 30-date tour with Jeremy Camp and just wrapped the initial leg of the nationwide "LOVE REVOLUTION" tour with Britt Nicole & Phil Stacey.
Natalie Grant will be releasing her eighth album, Love Revolution, on Curb Records on August 24, 2010.
6/14/2010 - Natalie Grant Releases Love Revolution on August 24
Powerhouse vocalist, social activist & founder of the Home Foundation to rescue victims of human trafficking, working mom, entrepreneur and four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant will be releasing her eighth album, Love Revolution, on Curb Records on August 24, 2010. Please visit http://www.nataliegrant.com for more information.
Love Revolution features her recently released single, “Greatness of our God,” which is currently at #24 on AC radio charts and climbing, quickly proving to be one of her most impactful songs yet.
Throughout the world, Grant is known for her breathtaking vocal abilities, her heart-gripping lyrics, charismatic performances and fearless work to help victims of human trafficking. As host of the recent 2010, 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, Grant performed the powerful song, “Human,” from her upcoming project, a duet with American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks, who co-wrote the song with Jason Ingram and Dan Muckula.
Grant is also thrilled to announce her latest and greatest “revolution” – her second pregnancy with husband/producer Bernie Herms. This will be the Grant’s third child, following the birth of the couple’s twins Bella & Gracie in 2007.
With a growing passion to use her worldwide platform to help young women, largely due to her heart for her own daughters, Grant is not only passionate about ending human trafficking, but puts her own feet and hands to work supporting this cause. In 2005, Grant created The Home Foundation to raise awareness and financial support and since then, it has grown considerably, now with a dedicated staff & numerous volunteer workers. Focusing on restoration, The Home Foundation now works in over 6 countries, partnering with those actively involved in rescue and helps to provide shelters of hope & freedom. Natalie's desire to motivate a heart for justice in the next generation is also being realized through the foundation's college internship program, in which students are sent for 4 to 8-week internships, equipping them to make this effort their life's work.
Along with her single charting at AC radio, fans will have a chance this summer to get up close and personal with Natalie Grant through her national radio contest, “Natalie Grant’s Summer Staycation,” in which 10 selected radio listeners who share the best ideas for a summer stay-at-home “vacation on a budget,” will chat with Grant by phone and will win a signed acoustic guitar and an autographed copy of her new CD, Love Revolution; 30 runners-up will also win a signed copy of Love Revolution.
Over the past four years, Grant has gained prominence as a major contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, breaking out in a powerful way with her signature song, “Held.” She was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Since 2001, she has released four albums entitled, “Stronger” (2001), “Deeper” (2003), “Awaken” (2005) and “Relentless” (2008).
After finishing the “Make it Matter Tour” with Chris Sligh and Meredith Andrews, Natalie most recently completed a 30 date tour with Jeremy Camp and just wrapped the initial leg of the nationwide "LOVE REVOLUTION" tour with Britt Nicole & Phil Stacey.
4/21/2010 - Natalie Grant to Release New Project, Love Revolution on August 24
GMA’s reining Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years, Natalie Grant will be releasing her eighth album, Love Revolution on Curb Records on August 24, 2010, featuring her recently released single, “Greatness of our God” http://www.nataliegrant.com, currently at Christian radio. A powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter and charismatic performer, she’s eager to push boundaries—sonically, lyrically and otherwise.
Natalie Grant will be returning this month to co-host the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House and televised nationwide on gmc (http://www.gmclife.com), Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST. While the awards are the purpose of the show, music performances will definitely share center stage at the GMA Dove Awards, showcasing some of gospel music’s best loved and most diverse artists. Natalie Grant is up for her eighth nomination this year as Female Vocalist of the Year. Grant’s work on the album Glory Revealed II: the Word of God in Worship has also garnered a nomination for Special Event Album of the Year.
Grant’s debut single, "Greatness Of Our God," from her upcoming new project, Love Revolution was released to Christian radio on April 9 and is proving to be one of her most powerful songs yet. The song was penned by Jason Ingram ("Give Me Your Eyes,” "The Lost Get Found"), who has written numerous recent #1 singles and Reuben Morgan of Hillsong, who wrote "Mighty To Save," a breakthrough single at Christian radio and one of today’s most powerful worship songs.
After finishing the “Make it Matter Tour” in July 2009 with Chris Sligh and Meredith Andrews, Natalie most recently finished up a 30 date tour with Jeremy Camp late last year and is currently headlining the nationwide "LOVE REVOLUTION" tour with Britt Nicole & Phil Stacey.
Over the past four years, Grant has gained prominence as a major contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, breaking out in a powerfully way with her signature song, “Held.” She was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Since 2001, she has released four albums entitled, “Stronger” (2001), “Deeper” (2003), “Awaken” (2005), and “Relentless” (2008).
In addition to her dedication to singing and song writing, Grant regularly performs at the “Women of Faith” and “Revolve” conference tours. She uses her own stories of overcoming life’s struggles to motivate young girls to make smart decision about their own life, and encourage them to see their own self-worth. Grant is also passionate about ending human trafficking and spends a great deal of her time working to support this cause. In 2005, she created The Home Foundation in order to raise awareness and financial support to help rescue women and girls out of sex slavery/human trafficking and is incredibly passionate about this effort in her personal and professional life.
10/23/2009 - Ayiesha Woods to Join Natalie Grant on "Believe" Christmas Tour
(Nashville, Tenn.) October 23rd, 2009 – With her first-ever holiday offering Christmas Like This releasing November 10th, Ayiesha Woods is now slated to join Natalie Grant on the “Believe” Christmas tour during the month of December.
The "Believe" tour kicks off December 1st in Montgomery, AL and goes on to Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Kansas, with the final show in Missouri on December 18th. Additional shows will be added in the upcoming weeks. Full tour details and ticket information can be found at http://nataliegrant.com/tour-dates/ .
"You know, Christmas time is my favorite time of the year,” exclaims Woods. “To be able to spend some of it on the road with one of my favorite persons in Christian music is nothing less than a great honor and a Christmas present from God to me!"
Woods' Christmas Like This offers up nine holiday classics from the GRAMMY-nominated songstress. The album will be available as a physical CD product exclusively through MusiChristian.com with the digital album being available at all other online retailers. In support of the album, Woods will be making guest appearances on various national TV media outlets including Life Today With James Robison, TBN, and the Daystar network among others.
With her 2006 debut Introducing Ayiesha Woods and 2008 sophomore release Love Like This, Woods has garnered both critical and mass acclaim. The debut earned Woods a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album”, as well as an additional nod in the Dove Awards “New Artist of the Year” category. CCM Magazine also followed Woods’ career as one of three emerging musical talents for 2006 in their “Band Wagon” column, and MTVU.com’s URGE service (www.urge.com) picked Introducing Ayiesha Woods in their 2006 TOP 10 year-end list for Inspirational music. Woods, a favorite on the Women of Faith touring circuit, continues to perform throughout this year and 2010 at festivals and on dates nationwide.
7/8/2009 - Jeremy Camp Headlining Fall Tour Featuring Natalie Grant and Bebo Norman; tickets on sale Friday
Making his passion known this past year with the release of "Speaking Louder Than Before," BEC Recordings artist Jeremy Camp is introducing his fall tour named after the recently released CD and with a purpose at hand. As his first headlining tour in almost two years, Camp will be joined by reigning Dove Female Artist of the Year Natalie Grant and label-mate Bebo Norman. The "Speaking Louder Than Before" The Tour is kicking off in Florida on September 10th (dates below). The tour will also be sponsored by Compassion International.
Tickets for the anticipated tour will go on sale Friday, July 10th in addition to a special iTickets / iTunes promotion. For those who purchase tickets via iTickets from July 10th until July 24th, they will receive a code for two free downloads at iTunes ("Beyond Measure" by Jeremy Camp and "Never Saw You Coming" by Bebo Norman). The codes will be given out for each ticket purchased (not per order).
Earlier this year, Camp and his management company began a ministry called "Speaking Louder Ministries," a direct correlation to his recent release, which produced his seventeenth No. 1 radio single ("There Will Be a Day"). The purpose behind "Speaking Louder Ministries" is tri-fold: bringing a raised awareness to the local outreaches in the cities that Jeremy Camp performs, helping equip the church body and local community to get involved in ministry together, and impacting the needs of the community/organization with physical goods. For more information and specific local market info go to the ministry homepage.
On the fall tour, Speaking Louder Ministries will partner with a local radio station to promote the local outreach. At each concert, there will be a booth present as a distribution point to draw a larger awareness for the ministry organization.
This 30+ city tour will make a huge impact in each market, and Camp is thrilled about this opportunity. "I'm really looking forward to the tour and to what's being planned with Speaking Louder Ministries," shares Camp. "We'll have unique opportunities in each and every town that we play on this tour to be a part of local ministry. I'm hoping to see the body of Christ engaged and fired up to help local ministries in need. This will be more than just a typical concert experience, we will be working and worshiping together for the Kingdom of God."
See below for the tour dates as well as additional information regarding each artist on the "Speaking Louder Than Before" The Tour. Tour publicity contact also listed below.
4/24/2009 - Natalie Grant Takes Home Fourth Consecutive Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Curb recording artist Natalie Grant was named Female Vocalist of the Year for the fourth consecutive time at last night’s 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Grant now joins Sandi Patty as the only other artist to have received the prestigious honor four or more consecutive years.
In addition to her win, Grant performed “Make It Matter,” from her 2008 best-selling recording, Relentless, along with Group 1 Crew, during the live broadcast of the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards on Gospel Music Channel.
The ceremony capped a GMA Music Week that saw other high-profile appearances for Grant, including a celebration honoring the RIAA Gold certification of her 2005 breakthrough, Awaken. In addition, Grant co-hosted the BMI Songwriter Showcase with singer /songwriter Matthew West, where she performed her Song of the Year-nominated hit single, “I Will Not Be Moved.”
Last year Grant was both the most-played female artist at Christian radio and the top-selling Adult Contemporary female solo artist in Christian music. One of the genre’s biggest names, Grant is among a select number of artists to have also achieved a formidable foothold at mainstream media and radio. In addition to her music, she is an outspoken advocate for victims of international human trafficking. The Home Foundation, which Grant created in 2005, has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight the trafficking of women and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
4/14/2009 - Natalie Grant Celebrates Career Firsts with Gold Record Certification and Songwriter of the Year Nomination
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Awaken, the 2005 breakthrough that poised Curb recording artist and GMA’s now three-time reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, to become the top female solo artist in Christian music today, has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it was recently announced. In addition, Grant has also been nominated for a Dove Award in the prestigious Songwriter of the Year category, making her the top female nominee at The 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
Produced by Dove Award-winner Bernie Herms, Phil Symonds, Shaun Shankel, and Rob Graves, Grant wrote or co-wrote half of Awaken’s 12 selections. The album features her signature #1 song, “Held,” as well as the hits “Live 4 Today” and “What Are You Waiting For.”
Awaken was written and recorded during a life-changing season for Grant, as she first became aware of the atrocity of international human trafficking. For more than four years now, she has been an outspoken advocate for trafficking victims and was one of the first Christian artists to raise awareness of the issue in the Church. Grant established the Home Foundation in 2005, and the organization now supports numerous entities, both domestically and around the world, in the fight against human trafficking.
Grant is up for six honors at The 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year. She is also nominated for Song of the Year for her self-penned hit single, “I Will Not Be Moved.” In addition, fueled by the success of her 2008 best-selling, critically acclaimed recording Relentless, Grant was the most-played female artist on Christian radio and the top-selling Adult Contemporary female solo artist in Christian music in 2008.
For further information, visit www.nataliegrant.com.
3/30/2009 - GMA's Reigning Female Vocalist Of The Year, Natalie Grant Brings The 'Make It Matter Tour' To Multiple Cities This Spring
GMA's reigning three-time Female Vocalist of the Year and Curb recording artist, Natalie Grant, will hit the road this week for her spring "Make It Matter Tour." Sponsored by The Revolve Tour, HearItFirst.com and Grant's Home Foundation, the tour will also feature American Idol finalist and Brash recording artist Chris Sligh, Word recording artist Meredith Andrews, and will introduce new recording artist Evan Milby.
Kicking-off March 19 in Columbus, Ohio, the "Make It Matter Tour" is slated to hit St. Louis; Baltimore; Indianapolis; Omaha, Nebraska; Elkhart, Indiana; and Asheville, North Carolina, among other cities before concluding April 26 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. One of the most noteworthy tours in Christian music this season, the March 22 stop in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is already sold-out.
Grant is one of the top nominees at the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards, which will be held April 23 in Nashville. Once again nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, her win in this category last year marked the first time in 13 years an artist has been named Female Vocalist three consecutive times. In addition, "I Will Not Be Moved" is nominated for Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. The hit single, written by Grant, is featured on her best-selling 2008 recording, Relentless, which also received a nod for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. The Grant-penned "Breathe On Me," featured on Worship With Natalie Grant & Friends, is nominated for Worship Song of the Year.
Grant was the most-played female artist at Christian radio last year. Her latest single, "Our Hope Endures," is currently #13 on R&R's Christian AC National Airplay chart and #3 on the publication's Soft AC/Inspo National Airplay chart, according to the March 20 issue.
As American Idol finalist Chris Sligh's debut, Running Back to You, became one of the best-selling Christian albums on iTunes®, and wowed critics from USA Today to CCMmagazine.com last year, it also had the highest debut on Christian SoundScan in its first week. He is among the nominees for New Artist of the Year at the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Heralded by Billboard Magazine as one of 2008's "Faces to Watch," new female vocalist and worship leader Meredith Andrews released her debut project, The Invitation, for Word Records last year. She has served as worship leader at Chicago's 12,000-member Harvest Bible Church.
The "Make it Matter Tour" is sponsored by The Revolve Tour for teen girls. "4Real," the 2009 event from The Revolve Tour, combines amazing music, relevant real-life stories, drama, excitement, and fun for a one-of-a-kind inspirational weekend for girls. The Revolve Tour events are produced by Thomas Nelson Live Events and began in 2005 as a response to thousands of requests from women attending Women of Faith conferences who wanted a similar experience for their daughters.
"Make It Matter Tour" sponsor HearItFirst.com is the best in class, definitive online destination for the Christian music fan. Filled with rich content covering the entire Christian music industry, HIF boasts a membership of over 196,000 registered users, and hosts an array of features on the site, including Exclusive Content Rich Media – videos, photos and audio streams, Genre Sections, Artist Pages, News, New Releases, Store, Tour Information, Community and Blogs. HearItFirst.com is THE destination for Christian music enthusiasts to connect within a fan community to enjoy the newest and most exclusive content and information about their favorite artists.
A tireless advocate for victims of human trafficking, Grant was one of the first Christian artists to raise awareness of this worldwide atrocity. She created The Home Foundation in 2005 to support various anti-trafficking efforts around the world. The organization's current H.O.M.E.S. Project initiative, which operates in conjunction with various faith-based agencies, is working to provide resources and build shelters for human trafficking victims in the United States.
For further information on Natalie Grant and the "Make It Matter Tour," visit www.nataliegrant.com.
2/20/2009 - Natalie Grant Among Top Dove Award Nominees
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Curb recording artist and GMA’s reigning three-time Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, has been nominated for five Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards, making her one of the top nominees this year.
Grant is once again nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. Her win in this category last year marked the first time in 13 years that an artist has been named Female Vocalist three consecutive times. Receiving the award this year would make Grant only the second artist in Dove Awards history to be named Female Vocalist four consecutive years.
“I Will Not Be Moved,” written by Grant, is nominated for Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. The hit single is featured on Grant’s best-selling 2008 recording, Relentless, which also received a nod for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Relentless was co-produced by Grant’s husband, Bernie Herms, and Shaun Shankel. Herms also received his second consecutive Dove Award nomination for Producer of the Year.
In addition, the Grant-penned “Breathe On Me,” featured on Worship With Natalie Grant & Friends, is nominated for Worship Song of the Year.
The 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be presented April 23 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The event will air live on the Gospel Music Channel at 8 pm ET/PT. For further information, visit www.nataliegrant.com or www.gospelmusic.org.
2/19/2009 - Natalie Grant Headlines Sold-Out Home Foundation Benefit
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— GMA’s reigning three-time Female Vocalist of the Year and Curb recording artist, Natalie Grant, headlined her Second Annual Home Foundation Concert earlier this week. The sold-out benefit also featured GMA’s 2008 New Artist of the Year and Reunion recording artist Brandon Heath; Reunion recording artist Tenth Avenue North; and new BEC recording artist Phillip LaRue. Pictured onstage at Nashville’s historic Belcourt Theatre following the event are (l-r) LaRue; Heath; Grant; and Tenth Avenue North’s Mike Donehey, Jeff Owen and Scott Sanders.
1/29/2009 - Natalie Grant to Headline Second Annual Home Foundation Concert at Nashville's Historic Belcourt Theatre
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— GMA’s reigning three-time Female Vocalist of the Year and Curb recording artist, Natalie Grant, is slated to headline the Second Annual Home Foundation Concert at Nashville’s historic Belcourt Theatre on February 17 at 7 pm. Benefiting Grant’s Home Foundation, the concert will also feature GMA’s 2008 New Artist of the Year and Reunion recording artist Brandon Heath; Reunion recording artist Tenth Avenue North; and new BEC recording artist Phillip LaRue.
Grant established the Home Foundation in 2005 to raise awareness of international human trafficking. A priority of her ministry platform, Grant educates audiences on the plight of children forced into the sex trade both domestically and around the world. The Foundation’s most recent endeavor is the H.O.M.E.S. Project, which operates in conjunction with various faith-based agencies dedicated to the restoration of trafficking victims in the United States. The H.O.M.E.S. Project helps those providing refuge to victims identified domestically by offering hope, opportunity, mentoring, empowerment and spiritual support through educational and credentialing services.
In 2008, Grant became the first artist in 13 years to win the GMA Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year three consecutive times. Fueled by the success of her best-selling, critically acclaimed seventh recording, Relentless, Grant was also the most-played female artist at Christian radio last year. Her latest single, “Our Hope Endures,” is currently #14 on R&R’s Christian AC National Airplay chart and #6 on the publication’s Soft AC/Inspo National Airplay chart, according to the January 30 issue.
Tickets for the Second Annual Home Foundation Concert can be purchased at www.belcourt.org or at the theatre box office, 2102 Belcourt Avenue, after 4 pm. General admission is $20 ($25 at the door) and $10 for students ($12.50 at the door).
For further information, visit www.thehomefoundation.net or www.nataliegrant.com.
12/12/2008 - Natalie Grant Caps 2008 as Most-Played Female Artist at Christian Radio This Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Fueled by the success of her 2008 best-selling, critically acclaimed seventh studio recording, Relentless, Curb artist and GMA’s three-time reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, was the most-played female artist on Christian radio this year.
According to R&R’s year-end Top 20 Christian AC Monitored Artists chart, Grant is the seventh most-played artist overall, and the only female artist in the chart’s Top 10. Her 2008 hits, “In Better Hands” and “I Will Not Be Moved,” are both among the Top 20 most-played songs of the year on R&R’s Top 100 Christian AC Monitored songs chart.
“In Better Hands” is also the #10 song of the year on iTunes’ Christian & Gospel Best of 2008 chart, while “I Will Not be Moved” ends the year as the 11th best-selling song on the same chart.
“Our Hope Endures,” the latest single from Relentless, is currently #20 on R&R’s Christian AC National Airplay chart, according to the publication’s December 12 issue. The single also stands at #17 on R&R’s Soft AC/Inspo National Airplay chart this week. “Our Hope Endures” was penned by Christa Wells and Grant.
Grant can currently be seen on the 14-city “Casting Crowns Christmas Celebration” Tour. Headlined by the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling Casting Crowns, the Tour features Grant as a special guest, along with Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, Avalon, Michael English and pureNRG.
4/25/2008 - Natalie Grant Named GMA's Female Vocalist for Third Consecutive Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Curb recording artist Natalie Grant has become the first artist in 13 years to win the GMA Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year three consecutive times. Grant received the honor at last night’s ceremony in Nashville, which was broadcast live on the Gospel Music Channel. Not since Twila Paris earned the Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year from 1993-1995 has this distinction been achieved.
The 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards broadcast also featured show-stopping performances from some of the top artists in Christian music and beyond, including the electrifying duet “Bring It All Together” by Grant and country superstar Wynonna.
Grant’s critically-acclaimed seventh recording, Relentless, released in February and was the highest debut and top album by a female artist on both Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Christian Albums and Christian Retail charts. With a formidable foothold at mainstream media and radio, Grant is a featured speaker and performer on the Women of Faith and Revolve Tours and is an outspoken advocate for victims of international human trafficking.
Her “Relentless Tour,” with special guest Jimmy Needham and introducing new artist Ashmont Hill, will be making stops in Pittsburgh; Chicago; Tupelo, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and Knoxville, Tennessee, before concluding May 18 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
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