Artist Updates (2/11/14)

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• February 11, 2014

Blue_Smoke_CoverNEWDolly Parton’s new album Blue Smoke will be released by Sony Music Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13. Following the album release, the Blue Smoke World Tour will hit select dates in the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden.


  1. Blue Smoke
  2. Unlikely Angel
  3. Don’t Think Twice
  4. You Can’t Make Old Friends
  5. Home
  6. Banks of the Ohio
  7. Lay Your Hands on Me
  8. Miss You-Miss Me
  9. If I Had Wings
  10. Lover du Jour
  11. From Here to the Moon and Back
  12. Try

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josey milner1111MTS Management Group artist Josey Milner has been nominated for Best Female Artist and Artist Of The Year at the 2014 Project Backstage Midwest Music Awards. MTS was also nominated for Best Promotions.In addition to Josey and MTS, Matthew Russo was nominated for Best Studio Recording Engineer. Matthew has engineered both of Milner’s recent single releases, “Not Pretty Enough” and “Cowgirls.”

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Screen shot 2014-02-11 at 9.55.12 AMK-LOVE, along with World Hope and Premier Vacation and Events, have announced the 12th Annual 2015 K-LOVE cruise. The brand new MSC Divina ship will set sail from Miami, Fla. on Jan. 13, 2015 and hit three ports of call (Freeport, Nassau and private island, Half-Moon Cay) through Jan. 17.

Casting Crowns, Mandisa, Newsboys, Laura Story, Building 429, and speaker Lysa TerKeurst are among the artists and personalities that will take part in the cruise.

Tickets for the cruise are on sale now with prices starting at under $90/month. To purchase and find out more information please visit

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jcrabbJason Crabb has contributed the title song to Finding Faith, a feature film, available on DVD today at Walmart, and other retailers. Erik Estrada (The Cross and the Switchblade, “CHiPs”) stars in the story, inspired by actual events.

Additionally, Crabb has partnered with the Safe Surfin’ Foundation to create awareness about Internet crimes involving children and was recently honored as an Honorary Deputy by Sheriff Mike Brown of the foundation. Finding Faith is distributed by EONE Films.

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Willow Creek Records Nashville has signed Nathan Stanley and is planning the release of his new album on April 15. The collection will feature guests Jeff and Sheri Easter, Wes Hampton, Vince Gill, Jeff Bates and Judy MarshallThe Isaacs, Adam Crabb, and T. Graham Brown and Judy Marshall. Nathan Stanley is the grandson of Ralph Stanley.

Pictured (L-R): Terry Thompson,  Rhonda Thompson, Nathan Stanley

Pictured (L-R): Terry Thompson, Rhonda Thompson, Nathan Stanley



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