Out & About – May 1, 2016

1: Building 429
A huge congrats goes out to Building 429 for striking RIAA Gold with half a million sales of the chart-topping hit “Where I Belong.” Pictured from left to right during the plaque presentation: Blaine Barcus, VP A&R, Provident Label GroupGabe Vasquez, Vasquez Entertainment; Building 429’s Jesse Garcia, Jason Roy, Aaron Branch and Michael AndersonJoAnna Illingworth, Sr. Director of Marketing, PLG and Nina Woodard, General Manager, PLG.

2: Steven Curtis Chapman and Matt Maher
Matt Maher joins Steven Curtis Chapman during the recent Sam’s Place: Music For The Spirit event held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Along with unveiling a few of their own selections, they also shared the stage for the very first time throughout “You Are Good (Hallelujah),” a song they co-wrote and perform together on Chapman’s new album, Worship And Believe.

3: Jonny Lang
Born again bluesman (and sometimes Steven Curtis Chapman co-writer) Jonny Lang steps aside from tour dates supporting his latest album, Fight For My Soul, to pay tribute to guitar hero Jimi Hendrix at the Chicago Theatre on the Experience Hendrix tour (also featuring the legendary Buddy Guy and Hendrix band member Billy Cox). (Photo by Andy Argyrakis)

Powerhouse vocalist and Christian music newcomer MARI takes a breather while filming various music videos in New York City prior to the launch of her debut project, Treasure.

5: Newsboys
It’s official, the movie God’s Not Dead 2 is another hit, bolstered by a Hollywood premiere that featured the Newsboys, who not only sing the theme song “Guilty,” but also appear on screen. From the red carpet, band members Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips are seen chatting about all of the above with Entertainment Tonight.

6: “Voice Tea”
Celebrity vocal coach Diane Sheets debuted “Voice Tea,” her specially hand-crafted tea blends, during a launch party at Shineworthy Tea in Nashville. Pictured from left to right: Kelleigh Bannen, Diane Sheets (“Voice Tea”), Jason Crabb, Amy Perry (Selah), Allan Hall (Selah) and Todd Smith (Selah). (Photo by Aaron Crisler)

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