Artist Updates (10/18/13)

Mandisa and Katie Couric

Mandisa and Katie Couric

Mandisa’s chart-topping hit, “Overcomer,” has been adopted by ABC-TV’s Good Morning America as a new series. The series launched this week with co-host Robin Roberts using both the song and title in national TV and web ads. The spotlight features viewers sharing stories with Roberts about a dream they fulfilled. Mandisa will appear on the Katie show Oct. 21, and the following day will perform on the Grand Ole Opry’s fifth annual “Opry Goes Pink” show where breast cancer survivors will be recognized.



Joe Nichols

Joe Nichols did his part for breast cancer awareness last night (10/17) at a show at the Hard Rock Houston as part of its annual Pinktober campaign. Local artist Breelan Angel also joined Nichols on the bill for the show, which benefits The Rose, Houston’s leading breast cancer organization.



Sara Evans

Sara Evans

Sara Evans will perform the national anthem at the upcoming Indianapolis Colts/Denver Broncos game Oct. 20 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game will be the first primetime game for the Colts since 2011 as they take on the Broncos, and Evans will also perform during halftime of the matchup. Her new single, “Slow Me Down,” was recently released to radio.




Switchfoot recently broke a Billboard chart record with its latest single, “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight,” from its upcoming new CD, Fading West, due out Jan. 14. The single has every Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR reporting station playing it in its debut week, which is the only time that has happened to a single since the chart’s inception in 2006. The song also claims its highest debut position ever on the National Christian Audience chart at No. 34.


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