(Nashville, TN) – Monday, August 25, 2014 – To air in 2015 following a strong season debut Grammy® nominated artist Natalie Grant’s hit GSN series, It Takes A Church has been confirmed for a second season. The network announced the series renewal and season two will air in 2015. The series premiered in June of 2014 and follows Christian congregations across the U.S. in a matchmaking endeavor to help one unattached fellow congregant find his or her partner. Natalie Grant serves as host for each one-hour episode which features a church from a different region of the country. In its first season, the show garnered more than seven million viewers.
“So excited to be back with It Takes A Church for a second season,” Grant commented, adding, “ I’m honored to be a part of this sweet, family-friendly show, and love watching church congregations acknowledge their single members in a whole new way!”
The exciting news arrived less than a week after the multi-award winning, Grammy® nominee received four Dove Award nominations for songs from her #1 album, “HURRICANE” in the 45th Annual Dove Awards nominations. The album title track and single Hurricane earned triple nominations in the Song of the Year, Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year categories; I Love the Lord, also from the “HURRICANE” album, received a nomination for Gospel Performance of the Year. In addition, Natalie’s husband, and “HURRICANE” producer, Bernie Herms is a nominee for Producer of the Year.
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An inspired performer known for making lasting connections with her audience, Natalie Grant has an array of concert dates and live appearances slated through the fall and beyond. For complete tour details and ticket information, please log on to www.facebook.com/nataliegrantmusic/events.
One of the most honored artists in CCM history Natalie Grant is a multi-award winning artist, including five-time GMA (Gospel Music Association) Dove Award winner as “Female Vocalist of the Year” (including four consecutive victories spanning 2006 to 2009 and a return win in 2012), as well as a multiple GRAMMY® award nominee.
“HURRICANE” entered Billboard’s “Top Christian Albums” chart at #1 upon its 2013 release. The hit single and title track scored double nominations from the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards: “Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance” and “Best Christian Music Song.”