Bethel Music “Worship Nights” West Coast USA Tour Launches Today

The Bethel Music community of worship artists and songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA have collectively garnered an unprecedented 10 Dove Award nominations across nine categories this week, including “Song,” “Worship Song,” “Worship Album,” “Inspirational Album,” “Inspirational Recorded Song,” “Instrumental Album,” “Children’s Music Album” and “Long Form Video of the Year.” The nominees for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were announced this week from Lipscomb University, which is where the awards show will take place Oct. 11 and aired Oct. 16 on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

Garnering two nods for “Song” and “Worship Song of the Year” is “No Longer Slaves,” a hit single sung by husband/wife team Jonathan David and Melissa Helser and featured on Bethel Music’s 2015 Billboard Top 10 overall album, We Will Not Be Shaken.

The title track to Bethel Music’s most recent double-disc, multi-artist live recording, Have It All, which topped multiple retail charts internationally and hit No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart when it released last spring, received nods for both “Worship Album” and “Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.” “Have It All,” written by and featuring Brian Johnson, is also a current Top 5 single on worship radio (CMW).

Bethel Music’s Amanda Cook receives a pair of nominations stemming from her No. 1 Christian and Top 20 Billboard overall album, Brave New World. The recording garnered a nod for “Inspirational Album” while the project’s single, “Pieces,” is an “Inspirational Recording Song of the Year” nominee.

Receiving a trio of nominations is Bethel Music’s first kids’ CD/DVD, Come Alive, which released last December on the new Bethel Music Kids (‪#‎BethelMusicKids) imprint. The recording gathered nominations for “Children’s Music Album,” “Long Form Video” and “Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.”

The tenth nomination is for Bethel Music’s second, all instrumental, full-length album, Without Words: Synesthesia, for “Instrumental Album of the Year.”

Taking its Dove-nominated new music and worship favorites to sold out events in major markets coast-to-coast and around the world, Bethel Music’s “Worship Nights” West Coast tour begins today (Aug. 12) in Phoenix’s Comerica Theater and then travels to Los Angeles, CA (8/13), San Diego, CA (8/14), San Jose, CA (8/15), Vacaville, CA (8/16), Boise, ID (8/19), Portland, OR (8/20), Seattle, WA (8/21) and Vancouver, BC (8/22).

Following the West Coast Tour, Bethel Music is planning a major market tour of the East Coast this October during which they will record their next live album, marking the first time for them to record an album while ‘on the road.’ The tour will also feature special guest Francesca Battistelli and keynote speakers, Lisa Bevere and Havilah Cunnington.

Prior to the East Coast tour, Bethel Music travels to South Africa for Worship Nights events in Pretoria (9/15), Durban (9/17) and Cape Town (9/21). Bethel Music artists will also be featured at MVMNT Conference in Etobicoke, ON (8/14), Open Skies Festival in Antrim, Northern Ireland (8/12-14), Rise Women’s Conference in Margate, FL (8/22-24), Get Focused 2016 in Tønsberg, Norway (11/18-20) and at the Heaven Come Conference in Los Angeles Sept. 21-23, 2017.

For more information on the “Worship Nights” and the worship artists that are featured in each city, go to http://www.bethelmusic.com/worshipnights.

All the latest Bethel Music album and tour news, chord charts, videos and more resources can be found at Bethel Music, https://bethelmusic.com/have-it-all/, @bethelmusic, http://instagram.com/bethelmusic, www.youtube.com/user/ibethelmusic and www.facebook.com/bethelmusic, where they have more than 1,729,000 likes.

A full listing of 2016 Bethel Music Dove Award Nominations follows:

Song of the Year 

“No Longer Slaves”– (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing

 

Worship Song of the Year 

“No Longer Slaves”– (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing

 

Worship Album of the Year ­

Have It All – Bethel Music, (producers) Chris Greely, Bobby Strand

 

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year 

“Pieces”– Bethel Music & Amanda Cook, (writers) Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger

 

Inspirational Album of the Year

Brave New World – Amanda Cook, (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Amanda Cook

 

Instrumental Album of the Year –

Without Words: Synesthesia – Bethel Music, (producers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely

 

Children’s Music Album of the Year – 

Come Alive – Bethel Music Kids, (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury

 

Long Form Video of the Year 

Come Alive – Bethel Music Kids, (director) David Noroña (producer) Kiley Goodpasture

 

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year –

Have It All – Bethel Music, (art director) Kiley Goodpasture (graphic artist & photographer) Stephen Hart

 

Come Alive – Bethel Music Kids, (art director) Kiley Goodpasture (graphic artist & photographer) Stephen Hart (photographer) Justin Posey

 

About Bethel Music:

Bethel Music is a worship ministry that formed as an organic extension of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. Over the last six years, Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to becoming a global outreach featuring 21 albums, chart-topping songs, both online and on-campus worship schools, and 17 songwriters and worship leaders known as the Bethel Music Artist Collective. Together this team of artists are known worldwide for anthems like “We Will Not Be Shaken,” “One Thing Remains” and “This Is Amazing Grace” (2013’s and 2015’s ASCAP Christian Music “Song of the Year,” respectively), “Love Came Down” (featured on American Idol 2012), “Forever,” “You Are Good,” “You Make Me Brave” (GMA Canada Covenant Awards “Song of the Year”) and more.

 

These artists also have five acclaimed albums that all went to the top of Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart. Their recent Have It All recording hit No. 6 on the overall Billboard Top Albums chart becoming Bethel Music’s highest retail debut on the chart ever. It also perched at No. 1 on the overall iTunes® Albums chart in the US for six straight days while hitting No. 1 in Canada, No. 3 in Australia, No. 6 in Brazil, No. 7 in the UK, No. 24 in Germany and No. 63 in France.

 

The heart of Bethel Music is to be a steward of the worship being created and released at Bethel Church, making it a resource available to the world. In addition to thousands of people that attend Bethel’s weekly worship services, another 350,000 plus people subscribe to the online stream of the services at www.ibethel.tv. More about Bethel Music can be found at www.bethelmusic.com.