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GRAMMY AWARDS PREMIERE CEREMONY

GRAMMY AWARDS PREMIERE CEREMONY® HOSTED BY MARGARET CHO TO BE STREAMED LIVE VIA GRAMMY.COM ON SUNDAY, FEB. 12, STARTING AT 12:30 P.M. PT

Judy Collins, Ravi Coltrane, Ziggy Marley, Carla Morrison, Northern Cree, O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor, And Third Coast Percussion To Perform At Prelude To Music’s Biggest Night® And Kick Off The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Lauren Daigle, For King & Country, Jimmy Jam, Sarah Jarosz, René Marie, Mýa, And Brendon Urie Will Present Awards In Approximately 70 Categories

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2017) — The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® will take place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, from 12:30–3:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com. Preceding the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast, the Premiere Ceremony will feature performances by current nominees Judy Collins, Ravi Coltrane, Ziggy Marley, Carla Morrison, Northern Cree, O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor, and Third Coast Percussion. GRAMMY® nominee Margaret Cho will host the ceremony. Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the day in approximately 70 categories will be five-time GRAMMY winner Jimmy Jam and current nominees Lauren Daigle, For King & Country, Sarah Jarosz, René Marie, Mýa, and Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco.

The live stream of the Premiere Ceremony will remain on GRAMMY.com as video on demand for 90 days following the event. The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live following the event on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/5–8:30 p.m. PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Facebook and Twitter.

Margaret Cho, Judy Collins, Ravi Coltrane, Lauren Daigle, For King & Country, René Marie, Ziggy Marley, Carla Morrison, Mýa, Northern Cree, O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor, Third Coast Percussion, and Brendon Urie each have one GRAMMY nomination this year: Cho for Best Comedy Album (American Myth); Collins with Ari Hest for Best Folk Album (Silver Skies Blue); Coltrane for Best Improvised Jazz Solo (“In Movement”); Daigle for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (“Trust In You”); For King & Country for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (“Priceless”); Marie for Best Jazz Vocal Album (Sound Of Red); Marley for Best Reggae Album (Ziggy Marley); Morrison for Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album (Amor Supremo); Mya for Best R&B Album (Smoove Jones); Northern Cree for Best Regional Roots Music Album (It’s A Cree Thing); O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor for Best Bluegrass Album (Coming Home); Third Coast Percussion for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance (Steve Reich); and Brendon Urie with Panic! At The Disco for Best Rock Album (Death Of A Bachelor). Sarah Jarosz has two nominations this year, for Best American Roots Performance (“House Of Mercy”) and Best Folk Album (Undercurrent).

Lauren Receives Second Grammy Nomination, Good Morning America Performance Announcement

LAUREN DAIGLE RECEIVES SECOND CAREER GRAMMY® NOMINATION FOR “BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC

PERFORMANCE/SONG” FOR “TRUST IN YOU” FROM THE GOLD-SELLING ALBUM “HOW CAN IT BE”

DAIGLE SET TO APPEAR ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” DECEMBER 29

 SINGER/SONGWRITER CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH for KING & COUNTRY IN SUPPORT OF HER DEBUT CHRISTMAS ALBUM, “BEHOLD”

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Nashville, Tenn. (December 7, 2016) — Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle was honored with her second career GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for “Trust In You” from her award-winning and Gold-selling album, HOW CAN IT BE. Recently completing her sold-out, debut headline tour, “A Night With Lauren Daigle,” Daigle is currently on the road in support of her new Christmas album, BEHOLD, with for King & Country on the “A for King & Country Christmas Tour,” which continues through December 18. Fans can also catch Daigle on Thurs., December 29 as she performs live, in-studio, on “Good Morning America.”

“I’m so excited about returning to the GRAMMYS®!,” says Daigle. “’Trust In You’ has gone way beyond me to the hearts of more than I could ever imagine. It’s the story of all those who have been impacted that makes the song come alive and I’m so grateful to represent them.”

HOW CAN IT BE was previously GRAMMY® nominated earlier this year for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards; has logged more than six weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart; and premiered in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200. HOW CAN IT BE is RIAA Certified Gold and also reached #1 on the iTunes Christian Gospel Top Albums Chart with more than 719,687 album sales, one million track sales, plus more than 153 million streams.

HOW CAN IT BE also took home the 2016 Billboard Music Award for “Top Christian Album.” She was also nominated for a 2016 American Music Award for “Favorite Artist Contemporary/Inspirational,” and won six Dove Awards (nominated for 10), including “Artist of the Year.” Daigle also received three K-LOVE Fan Awards, including “Artist of the Year.”

Daigle has had more than 130 million YouTube and Vevo views, with approximately 396,000 subscribers. For “Trust in You” alone, she has had more than 22.5 million views.

“A for King & Country Christmas” tour featuring Lauren Daigle dates are as follows:

12/6/16 ROCKFORD, IL BMO HARRIS BANK CENTER
12/8/16 OMAHA, NE BAXTER ARENA
12/9/16 INDEPENDENCE, MO INDEPENDENCE EVENTS CENTER
12/10/16 ARLINGTON, TX COLLEGE PARK CENTER
12/11/16 ST. CHARLES, MO THE FAMILY ARENA
12/13/16 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO BROADMOOR WORLD ARENA
12/15/16 ROSEVILLE, CA BAYSIDE CHURCH
12/16/16 ANAHEIM, CA HONDA CENTER
12/17/16 SAN DIEGO, CA THE ROCK CHURCH
12/18/16 PHOENIX, AZ GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

Check out the following Lauren Daigle links for more information:

Music Video from “How Can It Be” – “Trust In You”
Music Video from “How Can It Be” – “How Can It Be”
Music Video from “Behold” – “Jingle Bells”
Music Video from “Behold” – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Website – http://laurendaigle.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/lauren_daigle
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laurendaiglemusic/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lauren_daigle/

LAUREN DAIGLE ACHIEVES HER FIRST GOLD RECORD FOR ALBUM HOW CAN IT BE

LAUREN DAIGLE ACHIEVES HER FIRST GOLD RECORD FOR ALBUM HOW CAN IT BE

GRAMMY NOMINATED AND BILLBOARD AWARD-WINNING ARTIST TO RELEASE BEHOLD NATIONWIDE ON OCTOBER 21; KICKS OFF HEADLINE “A NIGHT WITH LAUREN DAIGLE” TOUR FROM OCTOBER 12-29

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Nashville, Tenn. (August 30, 2016)—Grammy nominated and Billboard Award winning singer/songwriter LAUREN DAIGLE’s debut album, HOW CAN IT BE, has officially reached Gold Record status. HOW CAN IT BE has dominated the charts since its release, as the album logged in more than five weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, and premiered in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200HOW CAN IT BE also reached #1 on the iTunes Christian Gospel Top Albums Chart with more than 397,800 album sales, 940,600 track sales and over 115 million streams, positioning her as the fastest-selling new artist in Contemporary Christian music in the past decade.

Daigle is honored to accept the Gold Record status, saying, “When I first received the news that HOW CAN IT BE went Gold, I was sitting in the studio in Nashville recording my upcoming Christmas record. I looked around the room and saw the faces of those who impacted my journey and carried me on their shoulders throughout the process. I’m incredibly honored to see what comes of simplicity, purity, authenticity, and truth. I know the people around me helped in the fight to keep those things on the forefront of every song we penned and every melody that is sung. Thank you to everyone who bought, shared, supported, and championed this record. Your outpouring is paramount in these achievements. To God be the highest glory and may His name resound with love in the hearts of all humankind!”

Each single from this album, “How Can It Be,” “First” and “Trust in You  reached #1 on the iTunes Christian Songs Chart and #1 on the Christian Digital Tracks Chart, with “First” and “Trust in You” also reaching #1 on the NCA radio chart. In addition, “Trust in You” earned Daigle her first No. 1 single spot on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart in March 2016.

The news of this accomplishment comes on the heels of the announcement of Daigle releasing her first-ever Christmas album titled BEHOLD, on October 21 via Centricity Music. Produced by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram, the album features soft jazz renditions of Christmas favorites, BEHOLD includes such classics as “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “What Child Is This,” “O Holy Night,” and more. Pre-orders for the album began on September 26.

Daigle will also embark on her first headline tour this fall titled “A NIGHT WITH LAUREN DAIGLE,” with special guest Chris McClarney, in support of HOW CAN IT BE: DELUXE EDITION. The nearly sold-out tour, sponsored by CURE International, is scheduled from October 12-29, beginning in Memphis, Tennessee.

Daigle has had a whirlwind year — with an appearance on NBC’s TODAY show, her first GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards, and took home the 2016 Billboard Music Award for “Top Christian Album.” She has won three Dove Awards (nominated for ten) —“New Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year” (“How Can It Be”) and “Pop Contemporary Album of the Year,” and was awarded this year’s K-LOVE Fan Awards for “Artist of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year”; in addition to the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Award for “Worship Song of the Year” (“How Can It Be”).

Check out the following Lauren Daigle links for more information:

Music Video –   “Trust In You”

Music Video – “How Can It Be”

Website – http://laurendaigle.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/lauren_daigle

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laurendaiglemusic/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lauren_daigle/

Announcing… Lauren’s First Headlining Tour

9c2d85e9-a1b9-490c-a143-06c23e1d8f0fMy oh my, how the time flies! Last year was my first time to ever step foot on a red carpet or attend an award show. The K-Love Fan Awards took me by surprise with only having released the song “How Can It Be.” Back for a second year, I cannot tell you how honored I am to be considered amongst y’all. These awards are extra special because they are purely voted on by the fans. Fans can be a very interesting word, but I like to think of it as “ministry buddies.” I sing. You share. We are all in this together and dependent on each other’s gift so that the body of Christ can be full, spreading His Kingdom to come to earth. That being said, when last Sunday rolled around, your votes stood out. I’m so grateful to have won not only the Female Artist of the Year but also the Artist of the Year award! In my excitement, I rushed to the stage and gave the acceptance speech of a lifetime… For the wrong award! Laughter filled my bones as I gave everyone permission to indulge at my expense. It was one of the most humorous moments I’ve had on stage thus far. I wouldn’t trade it for a better speech either! I got a good laugh out of it! Moving along, I just truly am so touched by your support in this season of my life. Thank you dearly!

I have some other fun news to share with you!

The secret is out: I will be headlining my very first tour in the fall! I’m partnering with CURE International because of my love for the medical field and missions. I wanted to be a missionary doctor when I was in middle school. Although my path took another turn, the passion still burns to see impoverished people given a sense of freedom through transformational surgeries!

My deepest desire for these nights is that God would shake the foundation of what we know of Him and expand our revelation of who He is. I want people to feel free to “let their hair down” and come as they are. I want people to feel like they can drink from the water of Life, rest in His presence, and leave refueled and empowered to fulfill all that He has in store. I am so thrilled to see how He moves in all of our lives. I look forward to His healing hand touching us all. COME EXPECTANT! COME HUNGRY! COME DESPERATE! COME AS YOU ARE! I hear Him saying “Draw near to Me, and I’ll draw near to you.” I am so ready! I am also excited to announce that Chris McClarney will be joining me for the evening. There will be lots in store! You can check out the tour dates below for more info! I look forward to seeing your smiling faces out on the road! But until then, God bless each of you, and thanks again for all of your love!

– Lauren

Artist Of The Year At 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

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Lauren Daigle Named Artist Of The Year At 

2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

Nashville, Tenn. (June 6, 2016) – Hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West, winners were announced at last night’s 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry stage. Among those honored include Lauren Daigle who received both Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, Chris Tomlin for Song of the Year with “Good Good Father,” Danny Gokey who took home both Male Artist of the Year and Breakout Single and for KING & COUNTRY who were honored with Best Live Show and Group/Duo of the Year. A full recap of winners is listed below.

NEEDTOBREATHE opened the show with a surprise performance for the packed Opry house of fans, adding to the talent-studded line-up of TobyMac, Switchfoot, Crowder, Newsboys, Big Daddy Weave and more. Presenters included top names in music, and a surprise taped appearance by Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. University of Miami Head Football Coach Mark Richt, Retired Chicago White Sox First Baseman Adam LaRoche, Kansas City Royals’ Dayton Moore and War Room’s Alex Kendrick were among other presenters representing those in sports, films and books who are engaging and impacting popular culture for Jesus Christ. 

The event was heard live across the country on the K-LOVE Radio Network and around the world on KLOVE.com. With 531 total signals in 48 states, K-LOVE Radio is enjoyed by millions of people across the country in markets including New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver and many more. 

The awards served as the conclusion of the fourth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend packed with artist appearances exclusively for fans. Events included an Official Kickoff Concert, Rising Artists Dinner, Songwriter’s Showcase, a continuous fan zone, worship service, The Run For Love 5K and more.

2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards Winners

Artist of the Year

Lauren Daigle

Male Artist of the Year

Danny Gokey

Female Artist of the Year

Lauren Daigle

Group/Duo of the Year

for KING & COUNTRY

Best Live Show

for KING & COUNTRY

Song of the Year

Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father”

Worship Song of the Year

Francesca Battistelli “Holy Spirit”

Breakout Single

Danny Gokey “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again”

Best Lyric

Matthew West “Grace Wins”

Sports Impact

Adam LaRoche

Film/Television Impact

War Room 

Book Impact

Gary Thomas “Sacred Marriage”

About The K-LOVE Fan Awards:

The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ. This year’s show included co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West. Coca-Cola Consolidated is the sponsor for The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards. Other sponsors for the event include Museum of the Bible, World Hope, Sports Spectrum, With Open Eyes, Trevecca Nazarene University and LabeLive. Previous hosts for The K-LOVE Fan Awards include Phil & Kay Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson from A&E TV’s popular show “Duck Dynasty,” Candace Cameron Bure and Kirk Cameron. For more information visit www.KLOVEFanAwards.com. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is a regional EMMY® (2016) winning John Sanders LLC/World Hope Event.

About K-LOVE:

The K-LOVE Radio Network is designed to create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. With 531 total signals in 48 states, K-LOVE Radio is enjoyed by millions of people across the country in markets including New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver and many more. Now with their Fan Awards, their mission is to create a unique and fun fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers, who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.

Lauren Daigle K-LOVE Fan Awards Nomination

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Nashville, TN (January 23, 2015) —- One of Christian music’s breakout artists of 2014, Lauren Daigle, continues her momentum in the new year with a K-LOVE Fan Awards nomination for Worship Song of the Yearwith her No. 1 hit, “How Can It Be.” The honor marks the first music industry awards show nomination for Daigle and the first K-LOVE nomination for her label, Centricity Music. The K-LOVE fan-voted Awards Show will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN on May 31, 2015.

“I’m constantly surprised by the hand of God moving,” says Daigle. “When I heard about the K-LOVE nomination, I was overwhelmed with excitement. It just points to His sovereignty over the plans for each of our lives. I am grateful to be a child of the King, grateful for K-LOVE and for all of those who voted. See you soon!”

The single and title track from Daigle’s debut album immediately connected with fans, radio and media, with her powerful vocals that are drawing comparisons to pop sensation, Adele, and Daigle’s soulful lyrics. The song went Top Ten at Christian radio, No. 1 on iTunes Christian Singles Chart and was named by iTunes as one of the Top Christian songs of 2014.  At the same time, the EP How Can It Be reached No. 1 on iTunes Christian Albums Chart and named as one of the Top 20 Christian releases last year by the online retail outlet.  Daigle’sHow Can It Be full album releases April 14, 2015 and will be available for the first time at all retail music stores, while also being listed at all online music outlets. It is sure to deliver strong reviews, with the press already saying, “beautiful album” (Worship Leader Magazine), “fantastic debut”  (NewReleaseTuesday.com) and “breath of fresh air” (Breathecast).

Major tour announcements for Daigle will be announced in the near future, but in the meantime please visit her website for updates, www.laurendaigle.com.

Lauren Daigle Strong Single Debut

Centricity Music’s newest artist, Lauren Daigle, is living up to the high expectations for her new single, “How Can It Be.” The song is currently No. 2 New and Active on both of Billboard’s AC charts and No. 42 on the NCA chart. It’s a strong list of stations playing the single, including such powerhouses as; KSBJ/Houston, TX, KLTY/Dallas, TX, SOS Network/Las Vegas, NV, JOY FM Network/Sarasota, FL and Atlanta, GA, WONU/Tulsa, OK, WBSN/New Orleans, LA, WDTC/Birmingham, AL and WHPZ/South Bend, IN. The song is available on iTunes and Amazon. “How Can It Be” is resonating with Christian music fans online, “love her voice,” “Lauren is a total inspiration,” “simply beautiful,” “this woman’s music has been used by God to guide me thru grief, loss, restoration, and newness.”

“I hope this song gives you a glimpse of the magnificent grace lavished upon us through our infinite Savior!,” says Daigle. “‘Grace’ can be a word that has lost its fervency through overuse, but when we take our hearts to the sand where Jesus wrote before the religious and the sinner, we can see that ‘grace’ has the power to reshape humanity.”

“How Can It Be” is the first single  and title track from Daigle’s upcoming five-song EP How Can It Bethat releases September 16th. Daigle will be performing her new music this fall with Aaron Shust’sMorning Rises Fall Tour, which also features Mikeschair and Nathan Tasker.

Lauren Daigle Joins Jason Gray’s Christmas Tour

Jason Gray will once again bring holiday cheer to fans across the country, as he launches the 2nd annual Christmas Stories Tour on December 4th. The 10-city tour will also feature new Centricity artist, Lauren Daigle, who will be performing her debut single, the Christmas anthem “Light of the World.” Gray will be performing songs from his 2012 holiday album,Christmas Stories: Repeat The Sounding Joy, that presents a deeper story celebrating the birth of Christ, while focusing on the details inside the Christmas narrative.

“I’ve been blessed to share my songs and be a part of things I would never have even thought to hope for when I set out on this journey,” says Gray. “But of everything I’ve done, I get the most excited about my Christmas tour and telling the story of the incarnation in a way that I hope feels both holy and human. I’m excited to get to have my sons out with me again, as well as Centricity’s newest artist, Lauren Daigle, as my special guest. Lauren sang on the “Nothing Is Wasted” single and has one of the most stunning voices I’ve ever heard. I’m excited for you to join us as we celebrate Christmas together!”

Audiences can also expect Gray to perform his new radio single, “With Every Act Of Love,” that is #25 on Billboard’s NCA chart, #23 on the AC Monitored Chart  and #16 on AC Indicator after only three weeks of airplay. For two weeks in a row the song was the most added, along with the greatest gainer, at Christian radio. New adds this week include, WVFJ/Atlanta, GA; WCIE/Tampa, FL; WFHM/Cleveland, OH; WJQK/Grand Rapids, MI; WLGH/Lansing, MI; KJIL/Meade, KS; KGTS/College Place, WA; KHPE/Eugene, OR and WJTL/Lancaster, PA.

Gray is currently on Steven Curtis Chapman’s The Glorious Unfolding Tour with Laura Story, which concludes on November 24th in Eau Claire, WI. Gray has also been busy in the studio recording his new Centricity Music album, Love Will Have The Final Word that releases March 4, 2014.