CHART-TOPPER KORYN HAWTHORNE RELEASES NEW ALBUM UNSTOPPABLE, AVAILABLE NOW

#1 hit single “Won’t He Do It,” continues to top multiple charts

Nashville, TN (July 13, 2018) – Chart-topper and former “The Voice” finalist Koryn Hawthorne, sets off a musical explosion of inspiration with her new album, Unstoppable, available everywhere now.  Giving fans a powerful dose of fresh beats and encouragement in being victorious and fearless, to be unstoppable through faith and purpose, the 20-year-old young star blazes a new melodic trail on her full length debut album of 10 tracks, incorporating her artistic influences of pop, gospel, soul, contemporary rock-inspired sounds and more.

Koryn Hawthorne has set a record as the highest streaming new gospel artist, with over 21 million streams to date.  Her #1 hit single “Won’t He Do It” remains a chart-topping smash with fans, as the bopping anthem also continues to top multiple Billboard and MediaBase charts for over two months.  On the latest gospel charts this week, “Won’t He Do It” retains its #1 crown on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs Chart, Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song Sales Chart, and the MediaBase Gospel Chart.  “Won’t He Do It” has been a #1 hit for 17 weeks overall on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs Chart thus far, and a #1 hit for 10 weeks overall on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song Sales Chart thus far, as well as a #1 hit for 9 weeks on the MediaBase Gospel Chart. 

With highlight tracks such as “Unstoppable,” “Down Goes Rome,” “Speak the Name” (feat. Natalie Grant), and the smash #1 hit single “Won’t He Do It” (Remix), Hawthorne’s album spotlights her potent vocals and dynamic songwriting, working in collaboration with GRAMMY®-winning and nominated superstar songwriters/producers Warryn Campbell, Aaron Lindsey, Bernie Herms, Makeba Riddick-Woods, among others.  Says Hawthorne: “I’ve been blessed on this journey, while working on my music, to have so much encouragement and hear so many incredible stories from fans in reaction to these songs. I’ve been so excited for this album to come out, and to share it with the world. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”

Nominated for two Stellar Awards earlier this year for New Artist of the Year and Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, Koryn Hawthorne’s fierce vocal and performance artistry fills the stage with even more thrills, live.  Experience Hawthorne performing from her new album live on stages around the country, on the Summer Lights Tour which debuted yesterday in Detroit and runs in selected cities until July 22nd, with additional touring to come in the fall.       

 

Koryn Hawthorne, Unstoppable is available now:

Amazon:

http://smarturl.it/KHUNSTOPAMA

iTunes:

http://smarturl.it/KHUNSTOPIT

Apple Music:

http://smarturl.it/KHUNSTOPAM

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/music/m/Bem2gn5njlkn3wg5gkiaems6r2e

Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5ZyTkx6rT1LnFXvZhpEang

 

Koryn Hawthorne, Unstoppable Track List:

  1. Warriors
  2. Unstoppable
  3. Bless Up
  4. Stay Away
  5. Won’t He Do It (Remix)
  6. You Still Love Me
  7. For the Truth
  8. Speak the Name (feat. Natalie Grant)
  9. Reasons (feat. J. Monty)
  10. Down Goes Rome
     

To connect with Koryn Hawthorne, please visit:

Website:         https://korynhawthorne.com/

Facebook:      https://www.facebook.com/korynhawthornemusic/

Instagram:     @KorynHawthorne

Twitter           @KorynHawthorne

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Koryn Hawthorne's Debut Album "Unstoppable" Review

Hearing just the first few bluesy bars of the Jimi Hendrix-like fuzz guitar that open Koryn Hawthorne’s “Warriors,” the opening track on her full-length solo album, Unstoppable, you know you are in for a sonic adventure.

Hawthorne combines the relentless vocal energy of Lady Gaga and the power praise of Cheryl Fortune with the out-of-the-box innovation of Royce Lovett.

Producer Warryn Campbell, no stranger to pop-infused gospel, helps facilitate this mélange of sound, while the lyrics remain grounded in praise, worship, and inspiration.

Those who watched Hawthorne rise on TV’s The Voice won’t be surprised at her versatility. Her variety of influences, from Mary Mary to Mary J. Blige, are at work here, especially on the deep groove “Bless Up” and “Stay Away,” and the shoulder-shaking “Reasons,” which features a rap interlude by J. Monty. The album also includes a remix of Hawthorne’s first single, “Won’t He Do It,” recorded initially for the OWN Network series, Greenleaf.

The album’s highlights are the worship ballads “You Still Love Me” and “Speak the Name” because they give Hawthorne ample space to emote.  Christian singer Natalie Grant is as a guest soloist on “Speak the Name,” a new version of the song from Hawthorne’s self-titled EP.

Just as “Warriors” opens Unstoppable with raised fists of victory over evil, it puts the final nail in the enemy’s coffin with the similarly declarative “Down Goes Rome.”

On Unstoppable, Koryn Hawthorne declares boldly and loudly that although her dance is different, “I’m all about Him.”

CHART-TOPPER KORYN HAWTHORNE REVEALS TRACK LIST FOR DEBUT ALBUM UNSTOPPABLE, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

10 Tracks feature #1 hit single “Won’t He Do It,” “Warriors,” “Unstoppable,” “Speak the Name” (feat. Natalie Grant), “Reasons” (feat. J. Monty), and more

Nashville, TN (June 15, 2018) – Chart-topper and former “The Voice” finalist Koryn Hawthorne, rolls out a vital force of musical energy to lift up and fuel fans on her upcoming debut album Unstoppable, out July 13th.  Available for pre-order today, Hawthorne reveals the track list for her 10-song album, with the #1 hit single “Won’t He Do It” (Remix), “Warriors,” and “Reasons” (feat. J. Monty), available instantly upon pre-order.

Koryn Hawthorne’s powerful voice and dynamic message on “Won’t He Do It” remains a captivating anthem among listeners – as the hit single continues to set the charts ablaze with four #1’s on the latest Gospel charts this week – topping Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs Chart, Billboard’s Gospel Airplay Chart, the MediaBase Gospel Chart, and Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song Sales Chart.  “Won’t He Do It” has been a #1 hit for 13 weeks overall on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs Chart thus far, as well as a #1 hit for 7 weeks overall on both the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart and Gospel Digital Song Sales Chart thus far.  

Nominated for two Stellar Awards earlier this year, Hawthorne’s talents keep on rising, as the 20-year-old ebullient young star rolls out her full-length debut, which also includes the title track “Unstoppable,” “Down Goes Rome,” “Speak the Name” (feat. Natalie Grant), and more.  Collaborating with the versatile musical talents of GRAMMY®-winning and nominated producers Warryn Campbell, Bernie Herms, Makeba Riddick-Woods, Johnta Austin, among others, Unstoppable is infused with Hawthorne’s sumptuous vocals and a contemporary sonic mix, reflecting her strong purpose, to inspire others and have faith, be fearless to persevere through any obstacles.  Catch Koryn Hawthorne performing her album live this summer, hitting the stage on the Summer Lights Tour in July.

 

Koryn Hawthorne, Unstoppable is available to pre-order now:

Amazon:

http://smarturl.it/KHUNSTOPAMA

iTunes:

http://smarturl.it/KHUNSTOPIT

Apple Music:

http://smarturl.it/KHUNSTOPAM

 

Koryn Hawthorne, Unstoppable Track List:

1.   Warriors

2.   Unstoppable

3.   Bless Up

4.   Stay Away

5.   Won’t He Do It (Remix)

6.   You Still Love Me

7.   For the Truth

8.   Speak the Name (feat. Natalie Grant)

9.   Reasons (feat. J. Monty)

10.  Down Goes Rome

 

To connect with Koryn Hawthorne, please visit:

Facebook:        https://www.facebook.com/korynhawthornemusic/

Instagram:       @KorynHawthorne

Twitter             @KorynHawthorne

 

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DANNY GOKEY ANNOUNCES HIS FIRST-EVER HEADLINE TOUR, THE HOPE ENCOUNTER FEATURES TAUREN WELLS AND SPECIAL GUEST RILEY CLEMMONS OUTBACK CONCERTS PRODUCING THE FALL 2018 RUN COVERING 29-CITIES

DANNY GOKEY ANNOUNCES HIS FIRST-EVER HEADLINE TOUR, THE HOPE ENCOUNTER

FEATURES TAUREN WELLS AND SPECIAL GUEST RILEY CLEMMONS

OUTBACK CONCERTS PRODUCING THE FALL 2018 RUN COVERING 29-CITIES

Nashville, Tenn. (May 23, 2018) — GRAMMY® nominee, Dove Award winner, and Capitol recording artist, Danny Gokey is gearing up for his first-ever headline tour with this fall’s Hope Encounter. Also featuring GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells and breakout artist Riley Clemmons, the tour will hit 29 markets across the country, including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, and more. Produced by general market powerhouse Outback Concerts, the tour will play mostly theaters and performing arts centers.

“It’s been a dream of mine since American Idol to headline my own major tour,” says Gokey. “That platform opened my eyes to the power of mixing hope with entertainment. Hearing a message of hope at just the right time can truly make an impact in someone’s life. Getting this opportunity is a dream come true! I love touring, being with fans, and seeing first-hand how the music can encourage people in a time in our society where hope (mixed with a little fun) is so desperately needed.”

Hope Encounter tickets pre-sale takes place Tuesday, May 29, with an email push to Gokey’s fan list. Venue pre-sales launch in each market at 10 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday, May 30. National on-sale date is Friday, June 1, at 10 a.m. local time.

“The process of creating the tour has really been awesome,” continues Gokey. “I can’t wait to hit the stage with Tauren and Riley – they are both crazy good and I love their fresh sound.  We’ve also brought in uber-creative director Laurieann Gibson, who has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Katy Perry, to design the show and help me take it to another level.”

Gokey continues, “My purpose with this tour is that people walk away entertained, inspired, empowered, and that hope invades every area of their lives.”

Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season 8 of American Idol. His first album, My Best Days, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Since then, the Wisconsin native has celebrated a series of #1 album debuts, including his first award-winning holiday album, Christmas Is Here, as well as singles including the recently Gold-certified “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” and “Hope In Front of Me.” Gokey’s latest album, Rise, reached #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Album chart and garnered his first Grammy nomination.  Its title track, marked his third, multi-week, multi-chart #1 single.

Tauren Wells, a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, debuted Hills and Valleys — his first full-length solo project — in July 2017, just prior to hitting arenas on the Lionel Richie/Mariah Carey 22-city “All the Hits Tour.” The album’s title track was one of the most streamed Christian songs of 2017, according to Spotify, and currently registers over 50 million total streams. The official music video and lyric video have combined views exceeding 25 million. His single, "Undefeated," also served as the soundtrack for the internet-famous Dude Perfect’s “World Records Edition” episode on YouTube which, along with another Dude Perfect video featuring the No. 1 single "Love Is Action," has garnered more than 100 million views combined. Wells made history earlier this year by landing singles in both the #1 (“All My Hope (ft. Tauren Wells)” by Crowder) and #2 (“When We Pray”) spots simultaneously on national radio charts.

Riley Clemmons is an 18-year-old, Nashville-based singer/songwriter signed to Capitol Christian Music Group. Her debut single, “Broken Prayers,” skyrocketed at radio upon its release in early 2018 and the music video earned over a million views on YouTube in less than two months. The single has now crossed over six million streams, according to Spotify. Most recently, Riley was featured on the song and music video for Social Club Misfit’s radio single “Misfit Anthem” and Tritonal’s “Out My Mind.” Her upcoming full-length debut album releases August 3, 2018.

 

 

“The Hope Encounter” Tour

*Dates subject to change without notice.

September 20              Peoria, IL

September 21              Sioux Falls, SD

September 22              St. Paul, MN

September 23              Champaign, IL

September 27              Columbus, OH

September 28              Lancaster, PA

September 29              Wilkes Barre, PA

September 30              Stamford, CT

October 4                    Louisville, KY

October 5                    Atlanta, GA

October 6                    Jacksonville, FL

October 7                    St. Petersburg, FL

October 11                  Oklahoma City, OK

October 12                  Albuquerque, NM

October 13                  Phoenix, AZ

October 14                  Los Angeles, CA

October 16                  Fresno, CA

October 18                  Rocklin, CA

October 19                  Eugene, OR

October 20                  Portland, OR

October 21                  Seattle, WA

October 23                  Nampa, ID

October 25                  Salt Lake City, UT

October 26                  Denver, CO

October 27                  Topeka, KS

November 1                Charlotte, NC

November 2                Knoxville, TN

November 3                Evansville, IN

November 4                Chattanooga, TN

 

Social Media Links:

DannyGokey.com

Instagram:  @dannygokey

Twitter:  @dannygokey

Facebook:  DannyGokeyOfficial

 

TaurenWells.com

Instagram:  @taurenwells

Twitter:  @taurenwells

Facebook:  TaurenWellsOfficial

 

RileyClemmons.com

Instagram:  @rileyclemmons

Twitter:  @rileyclemmons

Facebook:  RileyClemmonsMusic

MAXIMUM ARTIST GROUP ANNOUNCES STAFF PROMOTIONS AND ADDITIONS

MAXIMUM ARTIST GROUP ANNOUNCES STAFF PROMOTIONS AND ADDITIONS

DENNIS DISNEY UPPED TO SVP/COO; BEN POGUE PROMOTED TO MANAGER

JORDAN GREINER, TINA JOHANNING JOIN AS ARTIST MANAGER AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, RESPECTIVELY

Nashville, TN (May 25, 2018) — Maximum Artist Group, LLC, the Nashville-based artist management and content development firm, announces promotions and team additions. Long-tenured industry veteran, Dennis Disney, has been elevated to the position of Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Ben Pogue has been promoted to Artist Manager. Jordan Greiner has been added to the 20-year old firm as an artist manager, handling day-to-day responsibilities on select clients, while Tina Johanning has joined the team as Executive Assistant to the President and Senior Vice President. The announcements were made by Maximum’s founder and president, Mitchell Solarek.

“Our Maximum Artist clients have seen tremendous growth over the past two years—massive consumption numbers, GRAMMY®, Dove, and Stellar Award nominations and wins; packed houses on big tours; multiple and multi-week number one radio singles; explosive growth in social media fan bases—all necessitating our firm’s expansion,” says Solarek. “I can’t describe how excited I am for our clients and for the future of our firm with the team we have in place.”

Dennis Disney joined Maximum in January 2016 as its first Vice President, overseeing operations and day-to-day responsibilities for several clients. His newly expanded role adds all business and legal affairs, strategy development for the firm and its 13 clients, sponsorship and sponsor relations, book publishing opportunities, and value-added initiatives for the client roster.

Ben Pogue has been a vital team member at Maximum for over four years. His expanded role into artist manager includes overseeing day-to-day duties for GRAMMY® winning songwriter/producer, Bernie Herms and breakout Capitol CMG artist, Riley Clemmons. Additionally, he remains the primary point person in Maximum’s relationships with all major Digital Service Providers and a key liaison with record label partners’ digital teams, helping drive digital revenue growth across all platforms.

Jordan Greiner, joining artist managers Kristi Brazell (Natalie Grant/Curb) and Penny Railey (Danny Gokey/Capitol CMG), brings eight years of artist management experience and network to the firm. Previously, Greiner was a manager at Eaglemont Entertainment where he worked with such artists as High Valley, Jason Gray, Aaron Shust, and Grammy-nominated Lauren Daigle. At Maximum, he will oversee the day-to-day management for four-time GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells (Essential/Sony), hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits (Capitol CMG), GRAMMY® and Stellar Award nominee Todd Dulaney (eOne), and The Voice finalist, R&B/Gospel sensation Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspiration).

Tina Johanning is a 2017 graduate of Belmont University with a background in public relations, marketing, management, and sales. As Executive Assistant to the President and Senior Vice President, she is involved in the overall administration of the company while also working alongside the artist managers, especially in the area of tour merchandise and logistics.

 

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NATALIE GRANT SHARES POST SURGERY PATHOLOGY UPDATE

Grant receives pathology report following her October 10th surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 16, 2017) – Multi-GRAMMY® nominated and award-winning artist Natalie Grant has received positive news from her medical team following thyroid surgery on October 10th.  

Grant underwent surgery last week to remove half of her thyroid after two tumors were found in an ultrasound.  The results of the surgery and pathology report revealed papillary thyroid cancer in two nodules in the right lobe of the thyroid.  The pathology report showed that the cancer was fully encapsulated in the nodules and had not traveled any further into the surrounding tissue or neighboring lymph nodes. Her surgeon stated that by removing the right side of the thyroid, they removed all traces of cancer and no further treatment will be necessary.  

Dr. James Netterville, Director of Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, performed the surgery. He used laryngeal nerve monitoring during the procedure and was able to use electric stimulation of the vocal chords and nerves that control the upper range of the voice. He was happy to report that everything is functioning properly and there was no long term vocal damage caused by the surgery.  After several weeks of vocal rest and therapy, Grant should have a full recovery.  

Natalie Grant states, “My heart is overflowing with gratitude in every way. I’m forever grateful to Dr. Netterville and the entire medical team at Vanderbilt for the world-class care I received. I am humbled by the outpouring of support from around the world, which has strengthened my faith in more ways than I can express. God is so good. He was good before surgery, and He is good after.  His goodness was never dependent on my outcome.  I’m just grateful I’ll have many more years to sing about Him.” 

See a personal video message from Natalie Grant here: 

https://www.facebook.com/nataliegrantmusic/videos/10155756398650421/ 

INDUSTRY VETERAN STANLEY BROWN JOINS MAXIMUM ARTIST GROUP AS MANAGER

Hiring Establishes Firm’s Full-time Presence in New York City

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NASHVILLE, TENN. (October 10, 2017) —Maximum Artist Group, LLC has expanded its artist management team with the hiring of industry veteran Stanley Brown. The announcement was made by Mitchell Solarek, president and founder of the Nashville-based firm. Brown will be based in New York City, giving the firm a full-time presence there. 

“I have known and worked with Stanley for more than 15 years,” states Solarek. “He has impeccable credentials and a glowing reputation for getting things done exceptionally well. He brings with him a long and successful resume working with artists across myriad genres.” According to Solarek, it was complementary philosophies and goals, along with Brown’s experience, leadership, and extensive network across Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York that made his addition to the team obvious.
 
A 25-year industry veteran with experience in all facets of the music business, Brown is an award-winning and multi-platinum-selling composer and producer with an extensive background as a record label executive (including stints at eOne Entertainment, RCA Inspiration, Island Records, and Motown Records), producer, music director, and talent developer. His creative credits, which range from Gospel to Pop to Urban genres, include multiple Grammy® and Stellar Award winners and resultant unit sales in excess of 20 million. His veritable Who’s Who list of world-renowned artists with whom he’s worked include Shirley Caesar, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, Le'Andria Johnson, The Temptations, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Fred Hammond, T.D. Jakes, Salt-n-Pepa, Keith Sweat, Dru Hill, Charlie Wilson, India Arie, Bell Biv DeVoe, Melonie Fiona, Karen Clark-Sheard, and many more.
 
With the addition of Brown, the Nashville-based Maximum Artist Group will now have a full-time presence in New York. Solarek adds, "With the amount of activity our clients are already involved with in NYC, it makes incredible sense to bring on Stanley as one of our artist managers. It creates efficiencies and even more effectiveness with our partners who we already work with on a daily basis."

PRODUCER AND SONGWRITER BERNIE HERMS NAMED BMI CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

The multi-genre hit maker also took home four BMI Song Awards

  BMI’s Mike O’Neill and Leslie Roberts, BMI Christian Music Songwriter of the Year Bernie Herms and BMI’s Phil Graham and Jody Williams. (Photo by Steve Lowry.)

BMI’s Mike O’Neill and Leslie Roberts, BMI Christian Music Songwriter of the Year Bernie Herms and BMI’s Phil Graham and Jody Williams. (Photo by Steve Lowry.)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 21, 2017) – Acclaimed producer and prolific songwriter Bernie Herms received the BMI Christian Music Songwriter of the Year Award at last night’s BMI Christian Music Awards, the top honor of the night and another victory for Herms who won a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song earlier this year. He also received four BMI Song Awards for “Christ In Me,” “Just Be Held,” “Thy Will” and “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again.”

Herms said of the evening, "It's such an incredible honor to be recognized in this way among my colleagues and friends. I love being a part of this beautiful music community and I'm thankful for BMI's tireless work on our behalf."

Originally from Canada and currently residing in Nashville, Bernie Herms is an award-winning producer and songwriter who has worked with artists such as Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Grant, Casting Crowns, Hillary Scott (of Lady Antebellum), Barbra Streisand, Danny Gokey, David Foster, Brad Paisley, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Matt Redman and many more.

His stratospheric production and songwriting career includes highlights such as 30 #1s in the U.S. and many multinational #1 hits, 8 GMA Dove Awards, including Producer of the Year (2009 & 2016), and Song of the Year. He has multiple GRAMMY® nominations and won the 2017 GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for Hillary Scott’s “Thy Will.”

Some of his recent projects include Hillary Scott's GRAMMY® winning #1 single, "Thy Will" (14 consecutive weeks at #1), Barbra Streisand's GRAMMY® nominated and #1 debuting album, Partners, Natalie Grant's #1 debuting album, Be One, and Danny Gokey's #1 debuting album, Rise. After the success of producing Josh Groban's GRAMMY® nominated album, Stages, Bernie is back in the studio working on Groban’s next project.

DANNY GOKEY’S “RISE” DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUMS CHART AND #9 ON TOP CURRENT ALBUMS CHART

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 23, 2017) – Danny Gokey’s RISE debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart, #9 on the Top Current Albums Chart and #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. His fourth studio album, RISE (January 13, BMG) follows Danny’s latest studio album Hope In Front Of Me which also debuted at #1 and crossed 50 million cumulative U.S. streams today. Drawing from his own experiences with grief and adversity, RISE offers a powerful message of hope and triumph. The title track has already hit #1 on multiple radio charts and continues to increase in both spins and audience. Watch the "Rise" music video here

Gokey’s new release captured the attention of national outlets, including BillboardPeopleFOX NewsCCM Magazine and many more.  

Here is what critics have to say: 

“Gokey angles his rich voice even more towards the soulful side as he delivers several rhythmic romps and booming ballads meant to meet listeners wherever they’re at, but destined to uplift absolutely everyone along the way.” – Andy Argyrakis, CCM Magazine  

"No question about it, Rise finds Danny Gokey at his best yet as he continues to mature as an artist and settle into his pop/soul/gospel blended sound…With every bit as much (and then some) emotion, honesty and vocal power as his previous records, Rise will no doubt continue to impact fans with all the redemptive and hopeful elements that we've come to expect from Danny Gokey's music.” – Caitlin, Lassiter, New Release Today  

“There are passionate moments fueled by raw vocals mixed with upbeat, joyful celebrations, rounding out the album and reflecting bits and pieces of Gokey's story. With amazing vocal ability, impactful lyrics and catchy electronic-pop sounds, Gokey continues his upward climb in the CCM industry and is fast on his way to becoming a mainstay in the community.” – Chris Major, The Christian Beat

In support of the RISE release, Danny Gokey will be joining Casting Crowns on The Very Next Thing Tour in 40+ major market venues across the country.  Visit Danny's website for ticket information and a complete list of tour dates.

About Danny Gokey:

BMG recording artist Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season Eight of American Idol.  His first album, My Best Days debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Following, Danny has celebrated a series of #1s including his latest full album release, his first award-winning holiday album, Christmas Is Here, as well as singles including “Hope In Front of Me” and “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.” He is also the founder of Sophia’s Heart, an organization established in honor of his late wife that provides hope and help to homeless families in crisis. It also has a thriving inner city Music & Arts program in Danny’s hometown of Milwaukee.  For more official news and information go to www.dannygokey.com.

Purchase Rise now: http://smarturl.it/DannyGokeyRise

DYNAMIC DUO NATALIE GRANT AND BERNIE HERMS CELEBRATE A COMBINED FIVE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 6, 2016) – Award-winning Natalie Grant received two GRAMMY® nominations for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” for Be One and “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for “King Of The World.” Grant’s husband, producer and songwriter Bernie Herms, earned a nod for producing Grant's album, as well as two nominations for his work on Hillary Scott’s album Love Remains and song “Thy Will," which spent 14 consecutive weeks at #1.


"I'm blown away! Such an exciting day for me personally, but honestly what a moment for our family!" says Grant. "Such a thrill to be equally nominated with my husband Bernie Herms, whose songwriting and production have been inspiring my artistry for years. We are a team in every way and this is just amazing!" 


 "We're celebrating big in our house today!" says Herms. "I'm excited and humbled by my GRAMMY® nominations but also cheering wildly for my wife Natalie Grant on her two nominations! I'm her biggest fan!"


Six-time GRAMMY® nominated Natalie Grant is known for her powerful and soaring vocals, heart-gripping lyrics and passionate performances, and has remained one of the top-selling Christian & Gospel artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, “Awaken.” She has since gone on to have over 3 million in career sales. The Gospel Music Association has named her Female Vocalist of the Year five times and she has had multiple number 1’s on the Billboard singles and albums charts, including her most recent record titled, “Be One.”
Bernie Herms is a Nashville based producer and songwriter who has worked with artists such as Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand, Selena Gomez, Andrea Bocelli, Kelly Clarkson, Hillary Scott (of Lady Antebellum), David Foster, Brad Paisley, Jackie Evancho, Ruben Studdard, The Tenors, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, and many more. His stratospheric production and songwriting career includes highlights such as 30 #1s in the US and many multinational #1 hits, 9 GMA Dove Awards, including Producer of the Year (2009 & 2016) and Song of the Year, and 5 GRAMMY nominations. 


Herms and Grant worked with friends and husband and wife duo Sam and Becca Mizell, who co-wrote "King Of The World" with Grant. "Not only is it an amazing privilege to be nominated for a GRAMMY®, but to be nominated with your spouse is the ultimate dream come true," says Becca. "We are truly thankful and amazed! Thanks to Natalie for a stellar performance! To God be the glory as He truly is the King Of The World!"


The winners will be announced on February 12, 2017, at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

MAXIMUM ARTIST MANAGEMENT EXPANDS TEAM WITH VETERAN ARTIST MANAGER SAM FISHER

KB, Seth & Nirva, Branan Murphy, D.A. Horton Now Repped as Maximum Artist Clients

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Nashville, TN (August 15, 2016) — Effective today, Sam Fisher, co-founder and principal of Paravel Management, LLC, has joined Maximum Artist Management as Artist Manager. Fisher brings with him a roster of fast-rising artists, including award-winning hip-hop artist KB, urban/pop artist Branan Murphy (Provident/Sony), duo Seth & Nirva (Integrity Music), plus author-speaker D.A. Horton (NavPress). The announcement was made by Maximum Artist founder and president, Mitchell Solarek. 

According to Solarek, in addition to mutual and complementary philosophies and goals, it was Fisher’s experience (in management, marketing, and distribution), leadership, ‘make it happen’ attitude, and his extensive network (across touring, promotion, music licensing, and with the ability to connect with top executives across multiple genres in Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York) that really stood out. 

“We had been talking internally for a while about how Maximum wants to be investing not only in artist development, but also executive talent development,” says Solarek. “Sam is remarkably skilled and positioned to help grow Maximum into a strong leader in musical areas we are not currently involved. We are thrilled and extremely fortunate to have him on our team.” 

Fisher’s executive experience includes multi-year stints with global distributor Redeye Worldwide, indie label Yep Roc Music Group, and the launch of his own event management and promotion company, Lucas Gambit. In 2014, Fisher co-founded Paravel Management, LLC, a music management company based in Nashville with satellite offices in Los Angeles and North Carolina. Under the new deal with Maximum, Fisher will retain key-man status with the roster he currently manages. 

States Dennis Disney, Vice President of Maximum Artist Management, “After more than three months of conversations with Sam, getting a real sense of both the manager and the man—and Sam getting to know our leadership team and what drives us—we all realized this would be a fantastic partnership.” 

“The feeling is mutual,” says Fisher. “This partnership began organically with Mitchell and I working on a project together and it grew from there. I believe, wholeheartedly, that Maximum is the right next step for me, and I believe that collectively our clients will benefit greatly from this partnership.”

Immediately, Fisher brings to Maximum a client roster of signed artists and an author. Over the past couple of years, KB (Reach Records) has become a force in faith-based hip-hop with over 150 thousand albums sold and over 33 million streams to date. His “Tempo” tour begins September 7 with special guests Blanca, Maximum Artist client Tauren Wells, and Joseph Solomon. Integrity Music’s Seth & Nirva are moving up radio charts with their debut single “Brother (Open Up Our Eyes)” featuring Gabe Real (from their debut album Never Alone), while Branan Murphy is preparing to release his debut single for Provident/Sony. In March of this year, author/speaker D.A. Horton released his third book (but first for NavPress), Bound to Be Free.

About Maximum Artist Management

Maximum Artist Management is a Nashville-based artist management and development firm founded in 1998 by Mitchell Solarek. Currently, the firm’s roster includes four-time Gospel Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year and five-time Grammy® nominee, Natalie Grant; award-winning and Grammy®-nominated producer Bernie Herms (Josh Groban; Barbra Streisand; Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Casting Crowns, Hilary Scott); Grammy® and Stellar® award-winning artist/producer Donald Lawrence; K-Love Radio Male Vocalist of the Year and six-time Dove Award nominee, Danny Gokey; power-pop female trio 1GN; Urban AC pop vocalist, Tauren Wells; singer/songwriter Kolby Koloff; R&B/Gospel stylist and The Voice finalist, Koryn Hawthorne; and new singer-songwriter Riley Clemmons.