Artist Updates: Darius Rucker, Jeannie Seely, Bethel Music, Jason Crabb

Darius Rucker Goes Behind Bars On Sun Records

Darius Rucker guest stars on a new episode of CMT’s Sun Records, premiering tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Rucker plays “Johnny Bragg” of The Prisonaires, a doo-wop group incarcerated at the Tennessee State Penitentiary. In tonight’s episode, Marion introduces Sam Phillips to the group and they convince the prison to allow the group to record at their studio. They soon have a hit with “Just Walkin’ in the Rain.”


Jeannie Seely Honored By State Of Tennessee

Pictured (L-R): Gus Arrendale, Gene Ward, Jeannie Seely, Rep. Beth Harwell, Rep. Bill Black

The State of Tennessee recently honored Jeannie Seely with a House Joint Resolution as the country singer/songwriter celebrates her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.

“This is such an honor to be recognized by the great state of Tennessee and the House of Representatives. I’ve always been proud to be a Opry member and champion for country music,” Seely said.

Seely was joined by her husband Gene Ward, Rep. Bill Black, Rep. Beth Harwell and Gus Arrendale, president of Springer Mountain Farms®.

Bethel Music’s Starlight Set For Release

Bethel Music is releasing a new album, Starlight, on April 7. Bethel Music’s first full-length album recorded live on tour, the collection includes performances from each of the cities on the “Worship Nights Tour” and features songs on the album led by Bethel Music’s Jenn Johnson, Steffany Gretzinger, Amanda Cook, Kristene DiMarco, Kalley Heiligenthal, Melissa Helser and Hannah McClure along with Francesca Battistelli.

Starlight Tracklisting
1. Starlight
2. There’s No Other Name
3. Extravagant
4. Breathe
5. Take Courage
6. King of My Heart
7. God I Look to You
8. The War Is Over
9. I See the Light
10. Catch the Wind
11. Old for New

12. For the One
13. You Came
14. Extravagant (Acoustic Bonus Track)


Jason Crabb On BackHome Debut Issue

Jason Crabb is featured on the cover of the inaugural March/April issue of BackHome Magazine. Serving the former subscribers and fans of Homecoming, BackHome will continue to cover gospel, inspirational and Homecoming artists while adding the ever-growing world of country artists of faith.

Upcoming issues will include: Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Rory Feek, Jimmy Yeary, Carrie Underwood, Oak Ridge Boys, Russ Taff, Scotty McCreery, Alan Jackson, Charlie Daniels, the Isaacs, and more.

BackHome is published by Salem Publishing, which delivers several print and online magazines including CCM, Youthworker, Preaching, Singing News, and Family Fiction.


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