|News Beat CR June 2010|
|Written by Production|
|Tuesday, 04 May 2010 11:18 AM America/New_York|
GRAMMY-winning band Third Day recently received its eighth overall Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) milestone with the Gold certification of the group’s live concert video project Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage,Backstage (Essential Records/Provident-Integrity Distribution). The RIAA Gold recognition represents more than 500,000 units sold. Live Revelations was released in April 2009.
Author and radio commentator Chuck Colson has been named the recipient of the 2010 Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award. Colson, whose books include The Faith and Loving God (both Zondervan) as well as How Now Shall We Live? and Lies That Go Unchallenged in Popular Culture (both Tyndale House Publishers), was honored May 3 during the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s Executive Leadership Summit and Annual Member Meeting in Nashville.
Singer-songwriter Matt Brouwer won the Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year for Where’s Our Revolution (Universal Music Christian Group/Fontana Distribution) April 17 during the Juno Awards, Canada’s equivalent to the GRAMMY Awards. The first-time Juno winner received the award in person during the event, held in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp—who rose to fame with a series of best-selling albums on Gotee Records in the 1990s and disappeared from the Christian music scene after her 2001 release, The Way I Am—announced in April that she is gay.
Harvest House Publishers author Lisa Boalt Richardson has partnered with Heart for Africa to help build a needed facility for orphans in Kenya. A certified tea specialist, Richardson said that a portion of the proceeds from her new book, The World in Your Teacup, will help build a septic system for the orphanage. A chapter in the book features a tea from Kenya, a region which has produced tea for more than 100 years.