BMI Showcases Top Songwriters at Annual Christian Music Awards Dinner

NASHVILLE – Broadcast Music, Inc., one of the nations leading music rights organizations, recognized the top Christian songwriters and publishers at their annual awards dinner on Tuesday evening at their offices near Nashville’s famed Music Row. The star-studded, invitation-only event included top artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Building 429, Matt Maher and Brandon Heath. Jody… Continue reading BMI Showcases Top Songwriters at Annual Christian Music Awards Dinner

My Shared Journey and Dinner with Mark Sanford: Insight Into Our Changed Lives

In January of 2012 I had the opportunity to have dinner with Mark Sanford, the former Governor of South Carolina. Besides our love for politics and more than a decade of success in the arena, Mark and I shared another common experience. In the summer of 2009 we were both embroiled in controversy and scandal… Continue reading My Shared Journey and Dinner with Mark Sanford: Insight Into Our Changed Lives

Phil Keaggy, Christian Music Artists Honored at 35th Annual ASCAP Awards Show

Franklin, Tenn. – The American Society of Composers, Artist and Publishers (ASCAP) recognized a star-studded lineup of top Christian music artists at their 35th annual Christian award show in downtown Franklin, Tennessee Monday night. Among those honored at the historic Franklin Theatre were guitarist extraordinaire Phil Keaggy, singer songwriter Matthew West and songwriter Ben Glover.… Continue reading Phil Keaggy, Christian Music Artists Honored at 35th Annual ASCAP Awards Show

How Politicians ‘Evolve’ on Controversial Issues

Over the past several months several politicians have said that their views on certain hot button issues – namely gay marriage – have “evolved.” As a former State Senator, I suggest most of their views did not change or “evolve” over time, instead, they found a convenient time and place to jump on board when public opinion shifted in their favor or for their political gain.