• Blanca's "Real Love" Song Story & Official Music Video

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    In her recently released video: Blanca - Story Behind The Song "Real Love,Blanca invites us to learn more about her life, emotions and the moments where she encountered God, while writing her new song "Real Love." 

    She begins with these words...

    "So, the last year or so has been a pretty challenging year, I've gone through, definitely, some valleys. And, a lot of people may know, my mom was sick and she passed away in December. So, there was a lot, kind of, I was having to work through for this new season. So I entered writing a new record, which is a very exciting time, none the less; but, I definitely had a lot on my heart and a lot that I wanted to talk about."

    Blanca continues her story by sharing a vignette from one of her writing sessions with a fellow songwriter - Emily.  Check out these videos to hear that account, plus the rest of the song story, and to watch her performance of the song "Real Love":

    And now for the performance: 

    "In everything that I do. Every song that I write. Every time I step on a stage. Every time I'm trying to be a mother to my son or a good wife to my husband - it's not about me trying to be perfect. But, it's about me accepting this is who I am, who God's made me. And, His love is more than enough, for me. So, this is real love..." - Blanca

    GMA DOVE AWARDS: MercyMe, Zach Williams and Brooke (Fraser) Ligertwood are Celebrated for Their Christ Centered Music - Nashville, TN

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    "I want to just say that of all the names that get honored tonight, there is a name that is more powerful and more beautiful, and it is the name of Jesus." - Hillsong Worship

    Kari Jobe and Tasha Cobbs Leonard hosted the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards which took place at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 17. The event will be televised on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. CST. During the show, artists are celebrated for their work in thirty-nine categories.

    Here are some of 2017's nominees and winners (winner listed first):

    Artist of the Year: New Artist of the Year: Worship Song of the Year:
    • "What A Beautiful Name" - Writers: Ben Fielding, Brooke (Fraser) Ligertwood
    • "Ever Be" - Writers: Kalley Heiligenthal, Gabriel Wilson, Chris Greely, Bobby Strand
    • "The Lion And The Lamb" - Writers: Leeland Mooring, Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson
    • "O Come To The Altar" - Writers: Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
    • "Fierce" - Writers: Mia Fieldes, Josh Silverberg, Chris Quilala

     

     

    To read more about the 2017 GMA Dove Award nominees and a complete list of winners, click here

    Air1 Positive Hits Tour: Updates from the Road...

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Each night of the Air1 Positive Hits Tour people fill the stadiums in anticipation of experiencing their favorite Christian artists perform their powerful music and share the stories and testimonies behind their lives and songs. Here are some recent highlights from the show:

    John Cooper of Skillet shares a message and then the band performs their new song "Lions": 

    "We exist for His pleasure. So when you pray and when you ask God to help you, He will be there for you, He will help you. But, not every single time does God give you what you want, because He knows what's best. He knows what pleases Him." - John Cooper, Lead Singer, Skillet

    Skillet PHT.2017

    Evident throughout the night is just how much the men, women and families who take time to make the show mean to the performers,

    "This is about so much more than a show, it's about YOU," Britt Nicole says. "And, we are so excited to meet you and we are so excited to see your life forever changed."

    Britt Nicole knows how important it is to take pictures and make memories after the show:BN.PHT.2017

    Air1's social media producer, Eddie Villanueva, remembers seeing Britt Nicole spending time with families and fans at the Indianapolis, Indiana show...

    "All the artists were super personable and they were really having a great time interacting with the audience. After her Q & A, Britt Nicole took time to go down and talk to the people who came to the concert, giving hugs and taking pictures," Eddie recalls . "Even when the lights were down and the concert was over she was still meeting with families and praying with them, spending time with people who really wanted to meet her."

    Thrilling the crowd, Britt Nicole sings "Through Your Eyes": 

    The Air1 Positive Hits Tour continues into November and includes performances by Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Tauren Wells and Gawvi and Guest Speaker / Author Mark Lee from THIRD DAY. 

    Have your own stories and memories from the show? We'd love to hear about them! Share your experiences in the comment section or on our Share Your Stories page.