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Point of Grace Release New Christmas Collection Just in Time for the Holidays

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As the holiday season gears up, multi-platinum trio Point of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones) is celebrating with the release of a new Christmas collection, A Point of Grace Christmas, available now exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations. The 12-track album features a compilation of songs produced by multi-GRAMMY® Award-winner and Taylor Swift producer Nathan Chapman, his wife, singer/songwriter Stephanie Chapman (Trisha Yearwood) and multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Brown Bannister (Amy Grant). On Sunday, November 24, Point of Grace will make an appearance at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® near the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, to perform a few holiday favorites and sign A Point of Grace Christmas CDs.

“We are so excited to be partnering with Cracker Barrel on our holiday CD this year. What an honor to walk through the doors of our favorite restaurant and see Point of Grace music on the shelves,” said Point of Grace’s Shelley Breen. “It’s our sincere wish that the faithful guests of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will find joy and encouragement this Christmas while listening to A Point of Grace Christmas.”

A Point of Grace Christmas Track Listing:
1. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
2. Winter Wonderland
3. Jingle Bells
4. Santa Medley
5. For Unto Us
6. Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)
7. Tennessee Christmas
8. Little Drummer Boy
9. Candy Cane Lane
10. Joy To The World
11. White Christmas
12. Home For The Holidays / Silver Bells

Throughout the month of December, Point of Grace will take their Christmas tunes on the road with eight shows including stops in Montgomery, AL; Conroe, TX; Southaven, MS; Fayetteville, GA; Van Wert, OH and Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands. For further information on Point of Grace and a complete listing of tour dates visit

Since forming at the Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas 20 years ago, Point of Grace has sold more than seven million albums, scored 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On,” “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), received two GRAMMY® nominations and won 13 Dove Awards. This year their ninth studio album, A Thousand Little Things, received a Dove Awards’ nomination for “Country Album of the Year.” In addition, the Girls of Grace conference, created by the trio in 2002, continues to impact and inspire teen girls each year with 12 full-day events featuring live music from today’s top CCM artists and guest speakers throughout the U.S.


Point of Grace Launches New Lifestyle and Music Radio Show

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Point of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones), is launching a new lifestyle and music radio show entitled “Graceful Living,” in support of the group’s ongoing platform to encourage others through their music and authentic lifestyle.

The weekly show will be syndicated through KMG Networks, with advertising sales being handled by AdLarge Media.

Beginning March 3, 2012, the 3-hour, music intensive family-friendly radio show will be launched to Contemporary Christian and Country stations and will include helpful tips and content that can be used in everyday life. The inspiring show will feature Shelley, Leigh and Denise sharing their lives as moms, wives, sisters and friends, and will include occasional celebrity guest appearances with Point of Grace’s friends from music, movies and TV.

“Shelley, Leigh, and Denise are naturals on the radio, with a unique 20 year connection to the life-group of the Contemporary Christian and Country formats, that has a universal appeal amongst women and men, and families,” remarked Gary Krantz, President & CEO of KMG Networks. “In addition, there is a long list of both Faith-based and General Market advertisers that want to reach this audience in a safe, compelling programming environment.”

Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University 20 years ago, the GRAMMY® nominated group has sold more than 7 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre. They have won 13 Dove Awards and been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.

For more information about “Graceful Living,” visit

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Top 5 ICM Nominations Include Rascal Flatts, Ronnie Dunn, Joey and Rory and More….

The ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards Top 5 finalists were announced yesterday in 22 key categories advancing the presentation of the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards in award ceremonies to be held on Friday, October 28th at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The ICM Faith, Family & Country Top 5 ballot, as determined by first round membership voting by the members of the Inspirational Country Music Association, includes a stellar array of major names in a broad cross section of categories that include entertainer, new artist, song, songwriter, group, duo, musician, radio, radio station, film, television honors and more.

Major artist nominees on the Top 5 ballot for this year’s ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards include Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Ronnie Dunn, The Roys, Josh Turner, Jeff Bates, Randy Travis, The Grascals, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Point of Grace, Guy Penrod, The Isaacs, and George Strait. Film honors finalists include a competitive field highlighted by family rated major box office contenders including Country Strong, Secretariat, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Top 5 finalists in all categories will now be presented to the membership in final round voting that will end on September 30th. Awards will be announced at the October 28th awards presentation.

Inspirational Country Music Association Executive Director Jason Higgins notes: “We feel this year’s presentation will bring the ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards to a new level of recognition within the industry, from the scripting of the show itself to the list of nominees, to the level of presenters, and special guests still to be announced. Working with our host charity, Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, promises to offer a very compelling element of humanitarian importance to the event.”

The following 2011 Top 5 ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards nominees are listed in alphabetical order within each category:

Chuck Day
Johnny Lee Cook
Ricky Skaggs
Steve Richard
Tommy Brandt

Male Vocalist
Chuck Day
Greg McDougal
Guy Penrod
Jeff Bates
Tommy Brandt

Female Vocalist
Kali Rose
Laura Dodd
Mary James
Nicole Hope
Sharon Parks

Vocal Duo
Amanda Fessant featuring Tommy Brandt
Bruce & Betsy Mullen
The Roys

Vocal Group or Band
Corey Brooks Band
Last Light Band
Point of Grace
Sunday Drive
The Springs

Mainstream Inspirational Country Song
Bleed Red – Ronnie Dunn
I Won’t Let Go – Rascal Flatts
If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away – Justin Moore
That’s Important to Me – Joey+Rory
The Breath You Take – George Strait

Mainstream Country Artist
Buddy Jewell
Carrie Underwood
Jeff Bates
Josh Turner

Inspirational Country Song
I Wonder What God’s Thinking – The Roys
I’ll Stand Up And Say So – Chuck Day
Loves Gotta Go Somewhere – Steve Richard
Someday Soon – Ricky Skaggs
That’s What Freedom Costs – Russ Murphy

Songwriter (tie in category)
Chuck Day
Greg McDougal
James Payne
Paul Staggs of Branded
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

Legend/Pioneer Award (This award has already been determined from these Top 5)
Fox Brothers
Melanie Walker
Oak Ridge Boys
Randy Travis
Ricky Skaggs

Hello World – Lady Antebellum: Capitol Nashville, Director-Roman White
I Am Strong – The Grascals w/Dolly Parton: BluGrascal Records , Director-David Corlew
If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away – Justin Moore: Valory Music Co., Director-Peter Zavadil
If I Die Young – The Band Perry: Republic Nashville, Director-David McClister
Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood: Arista Nashville, Director-Shaun Silva

New Artist
Aubree Bullock
Chuck Hancock
Kali Rose
Lucas Hoge
Renee Spencer

Dennis Agajanian
Doyle Lawson
Greg McDougal
Jayc Harold
Ricky Skaggs

Barry McGee
Chonda Pierce
Jeff Treece
Johnny Lee Cook
LuLu Roman

Radio Personality
J.R. Pitsenbarger
Leon Joplin
Mona Faith
Rich Miller
Scott Perkins

Radio Station
Inspirational Country Radio Network
KABF-Little Rock, AR
WCWV-Summersville, WV
WSM AM 650 – Nashville, TN
WTYS- Marianna, FL

Inspirational Bluegrass Artist
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Nathan Stanley
Ricky Skaggs
The Isaacs
The Roys

Youth In Music (tie in category)
Aubree Bullock
Hannah Faith
Matthew Wacaster
McDougal Kids
Renee Spencer
Voices of Glory

Music Evangelist
Corey Brooks
Greg McDougal
Johnny Lee Cook
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

“Faith, Family & Country Movie”
Country Strong
Pure Country 2: The Gift
Soul Surfer
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Television Network
Gospel Music Channel
Great American Country
TCT Networks

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Craig Morgan, Carrie Underwood, The Roys, and Point of Grace Win Big at the ICM Awards

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The Inspirational Country Music Awards took place this past Thursday night in Hendersonville, TN, and some big name stars took home some awards. The theme of this year’s show was “Faith, Family, and Country,” and members of our armed forces played big roles in the show. Members of the military lined a red, white, and blue carpet for artist arrivals, while some soldiers were in attendance to present awards, performers, or announce nominees via satellite from Afghanistan. One particularly moving appearance was from former soldier Shiloh Harris. Harris was injured in an attack, lost both of his ears, sustained burns over 30% of his body and spent 48 days in a coma. Harris’ positive outlook was evident as he presented the ICM award for Christian Country Song of the Year to Russ Murphy for “Cowboys Love Jesus, Too.”

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Carrie Underwood added to her growing trophy collection when her video for “Temporary Home” took home the award for ICM Video of the Year. Craig Morgan took home two awards, one for Mainstream Inspirational Song of the Year (“This Ain’t Nothin’”) and one for Mainstream Country Artist of the Year.

Last year’s winner of the ICM for Vocal Duo of the Year, The Roys, took home the honor again this year, and followed up their win with a very moving performance of “I Wonder What God’s Thinking” from their upcoming CD.

The night’s biggest award, Entertainer of the Year, went to Point of Grace, who were the 2009 winners of the ICM award for Vocal Duo of the Year. The ICM award for New Artist of the Year went to Laura Dodd, Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock’s movie “The Blind Side” won the ICM award for Faith, Family, and Country Movie, and Ricky Skaggs took home the Award for Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year.

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The night was also filled with moving performances. Emma Jacob performed her song “After All,” Katrina Elam sang “The Gift,” (from the upcoming movie “Cross Country 2,” in which she appears with George Strait), and other artists such as Love & Theft, Joey & Rory, Nathan Stanley, Mary James, Freight Train, Andy Griggs, Sarah Darling, and CrossCountry the Band performed inspirational songs.

The show was co-hosted by GAC’s Storme Warren and Inside Edition host Megan Alexander.

For more information on this year’s ICM Award winners and performers, visit

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