For decades, award shows have played a role in the American entertainment industry. Professionals from the areas of music, film, TV, and more gather together each year to honor the creative people who are doing the best work in their respective fields. Believe it or not, Christian music has been handing out awards for a long time as well. The first GMA Dove Awards was nearly 50 years ago. Since then, other awards and honors have been added like The K-LOVE Fan Awards, which is celebrating its fifth year in 2017.
- March 22, 2017
Over the last 15 or so years, Christian movies have become a more common addition to the local theater’s lineup. The film industry is always evolving to fit different markets and focusing on different kinds of stories to tell. Using that same timeframe of roughly 15 years, you’ll remember that superhero films were kind of a joke back then. In 2016, superhero films raked in nearly $5 billion worldwide at the box office and that number may even be eclipsed in 2017. Not much of a joke now, huh?
- March 21, 2017
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Christian events can take on a variety of topics, demographics, and more. Church socials, missions conferences, and youth rallies are just a few examples of the kinds of events that exist to cater to believers. Although most people who attend these events probably take it for granted, there’s usually months of planning that goes into Christian events at churches or non-profits. If you’ve been to a few gatherings like these, you know not all of them turn out as well as expected. Why is that?
- March 17, 2017
As the 20th century came to a close, Christian music took on a whole new life as classic hymns met the music of a modern era. After the ‘90s came a new worship movement with artists like Chris Tomlin and Casting Crowns turning out mega hits. The ‘90s themselves offered a mixture of classic Christian songs reminiscent of decades past as well as new sounds that came with the changing tide of the industry. While not including every big song from the decade, listed below are some of the popular praise and worship songs from those years.
- March 15, 2017
- Christian Entertainment
For every hobby and passion out there, award shows exist to highlight the people and projects that are making the biggest impact. In the entertainment world, some of the biggest award shows are the Grammys, the Oscars, and the Emmys. These institutions have a long history and winning one means that your career will forever be viewed in a different light. Aside from the big award shows, the entertainment industry also has a number of other special achievements in awards like the Screen Actors Guild and the CMA Awards. These special awards listed above are all considered industry awards. That means they are voted on by people are employed by the industry being highlighted. In music, this is often record executives, session players, and songwriters.