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.
Music feeds the soul and few people understand its power better than Danny Gokey. His young life has been a roller coaster ride and music has been his constant companion. It sustained him following the death of his first wife, Sophia, and it propelled him up the charts after the world discovered his talent on American Idol. Music has shaped his life, providing a sense of purpose and direction, even in the most trying times. On the heels of two successive #1 radio hits ("More Than You Think I Am" and "Tell Your Heart to Beat Again"), Danny earned two 2016 K-LOVE Radio Fan Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Breakout Single of the Year (for "Tell Your Heart to Beat Again").
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.
Tauren Wells, a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, debuted Hills and Valleys in 2017, his first full-length solo project. His hit single “Hills and Valleys” was one of the most streamed Christian songs of 2017, according to Spotify.
On the heels of the release of Hills and Valleys, Wells was chosen as the opening act for Lionel Richie's All The Hits Tour with special guest Mariah Carey, hitting 22 major markets through the summer of 2017. Continuing on major tours in 2018, Wells joined Chris Tomlin's Worship Night in America throughout Spring 2018, stopping in 25 major markets, and is embarking on the 34-city Danny Gokey “Hope Encounter” in Fall 2018.
Wells’s single "Undefeated" 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. "Undefeated" is also licensed by Fox Sports and heard regionally during NBA coverage. Additionally, the music video for "Hills and Valleys" has had over 20 million views to date. His latest music video, for “When We Pray,” is already over three million views. The new radio single and video, coming June 2018, is titled “Known.”
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.”
Todd Dulaney is a GRAMMY Award Nominated worship artist from Chicago, IL. At the age of 18, Dulaney was drafted by the New York Mets, but to the surprise of many, left the sports world behind to pursue a career as a Gospel recording artist. Since accepting that call, Dulaney has released two albums, (Pulling Me Through, A Worshipper's Heart), which have both garnered him several award nominations ranging from Stellar Awards to Dove Awards, and a 2017 GRAMMY Award nomination for Gospel Album of The Year. Dulaney's sophomore album and it's debut single, "The Anthem", both reached #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart, resulting in Dulaney being named Billboard's New Gospel Artist of the Year in 2016. Todd has since shared the stage with the likes of Smokie Norful, Vannessa Bell Armstrong, Michelle Williams, Nicole and David Binion, Tye Tribett and Donnie McClurkin, Jonathan Nelson, Travis Greene, and Nicole C. Mullen, just to name a few. His third album and second live recording, titled "The 2nd Encounter", is slated to be released through eOne Nashville later this year. Todd and his wife Kenyetta Dulaney, are the proud parents of three, with one on the way. While Todd is beyond grateful for his current success, he continues to stay at the feet of God, and put the attention on Jesus, for life has continued to show them that in all situations, the victory belongs to Jesus.
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.
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.
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.
Committed is an a cappella group composed of six male vocalists from Huntsville, Alabama, all previously students at Oakwood University. The group won the second season of the musical competition The Sing-Off on NBC, performing a jaw-dropping arrangement of "We Are the Champions" from Queen. In 2011, Committed released their self-titled album, Committed, on Epic Records. Their 2015 Christmas album, Home for Christmas, earned the group a Grammy nomination for the rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear."