With a joyous opening performance of “Danzo En El Rio” by internationally known praise and worship group Miel San Marcos, ASCAP kicked off its 41st Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards tonight at the Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin, TN. Top songwriters, artists and executives of the Christian music industry were in attendance to celebrate the most performed ASCAP Christian music songs over the last year. Top honors were presented including:
The makers of some of today’s most inspiring music will gather in celebration when The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honors six-time GRAMMY-winning artist Russ Taff and GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and author Tori Taff with its prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award at the 41st annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards. The invitation-only evening of performance and praise takes place Monday, September 16, at The Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin, TN.
In a once-in-a-lifetime tribute event, 35 Years of Friends: Celebrating The Music of Michael W. Smith will feature friends and fellow musicians paying tribute to Smith on April 30, 2019, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.
It may have been seven long years since Christian music legend Russ Taff (The Imperials, Gaither Vocal Band) released a record, but he’s more than made up for any lost time by dropping both the praise project, Believe,and being the simultaneous subject of the biopic “Russ Taff: I Still Believe,” which chronicles his achievements, alongside struggles with a traumatic past and subsequent alcoholism.
Premiering in more than 700 movie theaters nationwide for a one-time special presentation, Fathom Events/Fuseic Entertainment’s Russ Taff: I Still Believe was the #2 per screen average (PSA) movie in America for the night of October 30, according to data collected by Comscore.
Multi-GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Russ Taff will release his debut praise and worship album, Believe, Nov. 2 from Sweetwater Studios, a division of Sweetwater Sound, and with global distribution from The Fuel Music. His first new album in over seven years, the full-circle, 12-song project features new recordings of the hits for which Taff is best-loved, including his iconic “I Still Believe” which is available now as a single at all digital and streaming outlets.
Experience is a powerful teacher. It's the substance that gives a great vocalist the weight and gravitas to make an audience feel as much as he does. For Russ Taff, every splinter of pain and every hard-won ounce of hope surfaces each time he launches into a song. And that's what makes his new album Believe—the legendary artist's very first praise and worship album—such a powerful vehicle for spreading the gospel.
Coming hot on the heels of the documentary about his life and struggles with addiction and childhood trauma, legendary vocalist Russ Taff releases Believe, an album that showcases the artist’s passion and heart for his savior with twelve songs of bold worship.... Read more