Seven-time Grammy nominated Natalie Grant has remained one of the top-selling Christian & Gospel artists with nearly 4 million in career sales and has been named the GMA Female Vocalist of the Year five times. Beyond her music career, Natalie is the author of several books, including a tween book series titled “Glimmer Girls.” Her fashion and jewelry line, NG by Natalie Grant, has seen great success, and most importantly she has used her platform to be an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking since 2005. She co-founded Hope for Justice International, which identifies and rescues victims of trafficking and then provides them with complete restorative care. The organization now has 8 offices spanning 4 countries and 3 continents. Though she is a Seattle native, Natalie makes her home in Nashville, TN with her husband, producer/songwriter Bernie Herms and their three children: twins Grace and Bella, and their youngest, Sadie.
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.
Five-time GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells wears many hats. Whether husband, father, performer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist or worship academy founder, the deep desire to draw people closer to their identity in Christ is evident in all that he pursues. As former frontman of GRAMMY® Award-nominated band Royal Tailor, Tauren’s focus on speaking the love of God to others is unmistakable on his first full-length solo project, Hills and Valleys, which debuted in the Summer of 2017. It has since been nominated for the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and earned him the Dove Award for Pop Contemporary Album in 2018. That same year, he also claimed Dove Awards for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Rap/Hip Hip Recorded Song (for his collaboration with Social Club Misfits on their song “War Cry”).
Wells’ first solo single, “Undefeated,” is featured as the soundtrack for an episode of internet-famous “Dude Perfect” and also licensed by Fox Sports for regional NBA coverage. Since its release, the Hills and Valleys album has garnered over 275 million streams collectively, and his radio audience has surpassed 1.1 billion impressions. Now with over 100-million streams, the GRAMMY®-nominated hit single “Hills and Valleys” was one of the most streamed Christian songs of 2017 according to Spotify, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry of America. This piano and cello-driven title-track quickly climbed the radio and sales charts, jumping to the Top 10 on the Christian Airplay radio chart for multiple weeks. Other top hits include “When We Pray” (which reached Top 5 on multiple charts) and “Known,” which has garnered nearly 25 million streams and over 7 million views of the music video while hitting #1 on the Billboard Audience,
AC Monitored, AC Indicator, and CHR radio charts.
As he prepared to release Hills and Valleys in 2017, Tauren was chosen as the opening act for Lionel Richie's “All The Hits Tour” with special guest Mariah Carey. The following year, Wells joined Chris Tomlin's “Worship Night in America” throughout Spring 2018, opened for Danny Gokey’s “Hope Encounter” in Fall 2018, and partnered with Chris Tomlin again in Spring 2019 for the “Holy Roar” tour. Tauren doesn’t make music to gain notoriety, however – “I feel called to call greatness out of people,” Wells shares. He will be taking that call on the road this Fall as he embarks on his first headlining tour, with stops in 18 states and 29 cities. Even as his current single “God’s Not Done With You” climbs the charts, Tauren is in the studio working on his next project, which is scheduled to release early in 2020. You can expect to hear more of the profound lyrics and powerful vocal stylings for which he has come to be known as he trusts God with the process of creating music that will help people “feel like they can do something great."
Koryn Hawthorne displays a voice and manner much more mature than her years. Before becoming a finalist on NBC's The Voice, she was “a normal teenager” from a small town, singing with a worship group at church, nursing homes, and benefits. While on the show, she impressed the coaches with her talent, work ethic, and authenticity. Adam Levine pointed out that never before in the history of the show had he seen "such a drastic, incredible, unbelievable journey.” Pharrell Williams compared her drive to succeed to that of Beyoncé. Coached first by Christina Aguilera and then Pharrell Williams, the 17-year old Gospel/Soul/R&B phenom rose to the final four in season eight of the hit series. Her rendition of the Gospel classic "How Great Thou Art" debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart on April 25. Kirk Franklin joined Hawthorne in this distinction on September 19, making them the only two artists to achieve this feat in 2015.
Social Club Misfits is the result of two distinctive personalities meshing together to create an invigorating sound. Jam-packed with riveting beats, compelling lyrics and loads of energy, the Misfits will inspire you to “be the change you want to see happen.”
Capitol CMG artist Riley Clemmons' music is the intersection of her root in church music and love for fresh, upbeat pop. Her first single, Broken Prayers, is a powerful anthem that combines compelling melodies with a rich, thoughtful chorus. Though youthful, Riley has a seasoned strength that shines throughout her music. She began writing songs at the age of 13 and played shows around her hometown. Her inaugural collection of music finds her working with a bevy of top writers including GRAMMY Award®-winning Emily Weisband (Hillary Scott) and Josh Kerr (Kelsea Ballerini, Danielle Bradbery) alongside GRAMMY®-acclaimed producers Ben Glover (for KING & COUNTRY, Mandisa) and Tedd T (for KING & COUNTRY, Stacie Orrico).
Riley vulnerably shares her open faith along with her stunning vocals and sunny personality. Yet if there’s one thing Riley hopes listeners will take from her debut single, it is what a growing process it’s been for her. “Stepping into who I am as a young woman and a child of God and finding my own identity through that is really the core of all the songs I’ve written,” she says. “I’m excited for people to hear that, and I hope it will help them find comfort in their own journey and in their own personal growth. We all have ‘Broken Prayers,’ but my hope is that this song will help others find comfort in the midst of their own brokenness.”
The man who wears many musical colors. Those seven words eloquently capture the multifaceted essence of Donald Lawrence. Songwriter. Producer. Composer. Music/choir director. Recording artist. The guiding force behind such No. 1 hits as “Encourage Yourself,” “Back II Eden” and “The Blessing of Abraham.” Equally at home in both the inspirational and contemporary arenas, the multiple Grammy and Stellar Award winner has collaborated with a diverse roster, including such marquee names as Karen Clark Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, En Vogue and Mary J. Blige.
LAURIEANN GIBSON is one of, if not, the most important Pop Culture Influencers in Entertainment today. As an Emmy Nominated Director for Lady Gaga’s “The Monster Ball Tour” HBO Special, Creative Visionary/ Choreographer for the Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour, presently a Co-Producer for the hit television show The Four on FOX, and prominently featured in the awardwinning documentary CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP: A BAD BOY STORY for her integral role in bringing the tour to life. Gibson is a 360 brand in her own right and is ready to let the entire world know. Known as the artist to the artists, Gibson has numerous international superstars on her resume such Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Diddy, Akon, K-Pop’s Big Bang, and Nicki Minaj just to name a few; not to mention, she has also worked for and collaborated with icons Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Beyonce. Blending artist development and creative direction, combined with a distinct intuitive eye and an artist in her own right, Gibson is one of the most sought-after entities in the music, television and film industries today.
2018 is shaping up to be Gibson’s most powerful year yet, combined with the new FOX competition show THE FOUR judges Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Walk and host Fergie; Gibson also starred and produced her upcoming docu-series for Lifetime, “LAURIEANN GIBSON: Beyond The Spotlight”, which follows her as she builds and shapes her company into one of the most sought after brands in the entertainment industry – all while trying to maintain some semblance of a personal life. Artists who have made guest appearances on the highly-anticipated show so far are French Montana, Omarion, Diddy and the Bad Boy Family, Fantasia and Tamar Braxton. Also, Gibson will be Executive Producing alongside Mary J. Blige a scripted series for FOX titled 8 COUNTS that’s loosely based on her life. 8 COUNTS follows a choreographer who takes an up-and-coming singer under her wing for a shot at superstardom.
Gibson’s entry into reality television began in 2005 as the choreographer for MTV’s hit show “Making the band”, where her signature moves were viewed by millions of fans for three seasons. Since then she has appeared as a judge on the MTV Series “Starmaker”, “Skating with the Stars” for ABC, Global TV’s “Canada Sings 2” and Tru TV’s “Fake Off” Season 2. As a choreographer, on So You Think You Can Dance. Furthermore, Gibson starred in E! Network’s Dance Scene and on BET’s Born to Dance, for which she also served as an Executive Producer.
Evan Craft, is a young American singer/songwriter, musician, and entrepreneur from Southern California, with a heart captivated for missions and evangelism. He learned Spanish in Spain, Mexico, and Costa Rica because of the passion that God sparked in his heart to evangelize in Latin America.
His 2012 release, Yo Soy Segundo (I Am Second), placed him in privileged places including the Billboard charts, becoming the #1 Latin Christian album in the United States, #10 in the pop category, and #30 overall.
In 2015, he wrote his album Principio y Fin (Beginning and End), recording songs with Danilo Montero, Ingrid Rosario, Seth Condrey, among others. In 2017, Evan released Impulso (Impulse) in which he sings alongside renowned artists such as Marcos Witt, Alex Campos, Marcela Gándara, Funky, Redimi2, and others.
During the last 3 years, Evan Craft has done over 200 concerts all over the glove, from churches to iconic venues like Teatro Gran Rex in Argentina, Palacio de los Deportes de Mexico, Bogotá Gospel in Colombia, Estado de El Salvador, and many more. Currently, his social media platforms have garnered him over 1.5 million followers and his videos on YouTube boasts have been viewed over 300 million times.
International speaker and author, Charlotte Gambill, is best known for her practical, passionate, and often humorous application of God’s Word. Her Bible teaching approach is sought after from churches and events around the world.
Though originally from Great Britain, Charlotte specifically has a passion for the church in America. She has been privileged to regularly appear on Daystar, TBN, The 700 Club, and was a featured speaker on Women of Faith events. Her wide variety of speaking engagements range from the PINK conference at Gateway Church in Dallas to Colour at Hillsong in Australia.
With a deep heart for women, Charlotte created her own women’s event in Bradford, England called CHERISH. It has grown into an arena in Leeds and brings in nearly 10,000 people every June. Her messages of life and purpose are rallying a generation to embrace the broken and become ambassadors of hope. She has an infectious love for life, a deep love for people, and zealous love for God’s House. Her passion is to build the local church across the earth, to see people reach their full potential, and to develop and strengthen leadership.
Charlotte is the author of 10 books and Bible study teachings, including her latest, “Miracle in the Middle” and “Turn Around God,” both published by Thomas Nelson. She and her husband, Steve Gambill, reside in Bradford, England with their two children, Hope Cherish and Noah Brave.
Dare To Be founders Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill met for the first time while attending an event in California. Even though they’d grown up in different parts of the world (Natalie in the U.S, Charlotte in the U.K.) they quickly discovered their stories overlapped close to home. Their connection and friendship was immediate, and it wasn’t long before they began dreaming of a way to combine their ministries to empower and honor women.
In 2012, they founded Dare To Be and launched the first event tour which is designed to allow women to experience the benefits of a large conference, but packed into an affordable single evening event. The night is not just a speaker and concert, but is a fully integrated program, including teaching, storytelling, worship, and inspiring moments of recognition and honor. The purpose of the event is to open up space in women’s hearts, daring them to embrace all of who they’re created to be in Christ.
Sisters Genessis and Nikki Holguin grew up in the Spanish and English churches of Southern California and have been singing and leading worship all their lives. In addition to their service in the church, the past few years have found them in the studio and on Network television singing for The Grammy’s, American Idol, The X Factor, Americas Got Talent, Jazz Festivals and have shared the stage with greats including Stevie Wonder, Nick Jonas, Jenifer Lopez, Matt Redman, Israel Houghton and Kim Burrell just to name a few. This last year has found them writing and recording their 2017 EP release featuring their bilingual version of “Holy Spirit”and Dove Nominated Spanish Song Of The Year “Dame Mas”. Their blend of Gospel, R&B, Pop and Latin Music reflects the diversity of today’s culture found in the churches and the cities of Southern California. Together they are worship leaders, singer songwriters and performers but first and foremost they are sisters. Their goal is to be a bold, multicultural voice to their generation that travels the world and writes songs to empower people.
With undeniable spirit, mile-high range, and earthquaking delivery, Republic Records recording artist Evvie McKinney exudes her own sense of style, swagger, and soul that’s both classic and current. She recently made history as the first winner of FOX’s hit series, The Four: Battle for Stardom, at age 20. Her musical journey began when she joined a choir at age 5 in her hometown of Memphis, TN, and despite facing many hardships growing up, Evvie relentlessly continued to pursue her dream. She went from the Young Actors Guild Theatre and Dance Company to Stax Music Academy, where she assumed the role of lead singer and actress. Along the way, she has performed with the likes of David Porter, Lalah Hathaway, Sam (of Sam and Dave) and Larry Dodson of The Bar-Kays, to name a few. By 2015, she achieved a National Young Arts Foundation scholarship and was recognized as its “Merit Winner” in Popular Voice. On The Four, Evvie instantly captured the hearts of millions by belting out classics from Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and “Glory” by Common and John Legend. Since then, she has performed extensively, including her debut single, “How Do You Feel,” on the Teen Choice Awards. She also performed at the iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas and, as one of their “On the Verge Artists” in 2018, stands poised to leave an indelible mark on soul.