Sonrise Notes for February 12th....
…If you’re a fan of the band RED, check out their new app for your iPhone or Android phone. You can download it free at www.redmusiconline.com.
…Mat Kearney recently found out that his song “Ships in the Night” is in the intro of the NBC TV show “Awake.” He’s also been in the process of shooting the video for that song over the last couple of weeks and getting input from you. If you want to see how it’s going, check out www.matkearney.com.
…The band For King & Country may be new to us, but they’re no strangers to the music biz. Their dad is a popular manager in Nashville. Singer, author and now actress Rebecca St. James is their sister, so it’s no surprise that Joel and Luke have a band of their own. You can hear their first single called “Busted Heart” on Sonrise.
…Tonight is Grammy night in Los Angeles. The band Royal Tailor are one of the nominees. They’re up for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Black and White.” They’ve got some tough competition too with Chris Tomlin, Brand Heath, Leeland, Mandisa and Gungor as the other nominees.
…Grammy Nominees MaryMary are up for two awards at tonight’s Grammy Awards in LA. Best Gospel song, for “Sitting With Me,” which the sisters co-wrote with Gerald and Tammy Haddon. They’re also nominated for their album “Something Big” in the Best Gospel Album category.
…Laura Story and “Blessings” are nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, which is a songwriters award. She’s up against “Your Love” from Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram; “Hold Me” from Jamie Grace Harper and TobyMac; “I Lift My Hands” by Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher and Louie Giglio and “Strong Enough” from Matthew West. If you want to find out who wins, but won’t be able to watch the awards on CBS tonight, we’ll be posting the winners at www.facebook.com/sonriseradio.