Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year from GLOW & 2015 Recap!


Happy New Year to all of our followers! I don't know about you, but I always enjoy the feeling of entering a new year. It's a fresh start where ANYTHING seems possible! One of the main reasons that I am so excited  for 2016 is because Britt Nicole's new album will be arriving THIS YEAR! Can I get a HALLELUJAH? :) Fans all over the world have been anxiously waiting for its release, and now that it is so close, I am getting even more excited! I'm going to call it RIGHT HERE and RIGHT NOW that our girl will receive not only a grammy nomination for her new album, but a WIN as well! 😍 It's YOUR time to SHINE, Britt!
Before we talk about 2016, let's reflect on 2015. 2015 was an AMAZING year for Britt Nicole! Check out some of the highlights below:
- She gave birth to her second child Adin on February 8th. 
- She released her album "The Remixes" on March 17th. 
- "Can You Hold Me" by NF (feat. Britt Nicole) was released on March 31st.
- Britt released a TON of music videos to go with her "The Remixes" album. Fans everywhere rejoiced! :)
- She threw a "This is How I Listen to The Remixes" contest. Fans around the world had a TON of fun creating their contest entries!
- The Crosby family took a much-needed rainy, but relaxing vacation in April!
- She attended and presented at the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards.
- Britt Nicole dyed her hair blonde in June.
- In June, Britt performed at BLOOM in Hawaii and spent a couple of weeks there on vacation.
- She went surfing for the first time ever (and did VERY WELL!) 
- She celebrated her 3 year wedding anniversary with her husband Josh on July 1.
- She celebrated her 31st birthday!
- Owl City & Britt Nicole collaborated and hosted a Twitter chat in August!
- She kicked off the EXTREMELY successful "This is Not a Test" tour in October.

And let's not forget that we were introduced to TWO NEW Britt Nicole songs... Heart of Stone and Be the Change! Check out videos of her performing them below! :)

"Heart of Stone"

"Be the Change"

WOW! What an AMAZING year it has been for Britt Nicole and for her fans! This was a super special year for me as well because Britt Nicole sent me a surprise gift package AND I got to meet her in October! :) Thank you again for all of your support over these past few years! I cannot thank you enough, and I love meeting and talking with new Nicgolds each year! :) You're the BEST! 

Let's remember to keep Britt Nicole in our prayers as she finalizes her new album and prepares for the "Hits Deep Tour." I'm predicting a Grammy nomination and WIN for our girl this year! ;) LET'S GO!
  




Wednesday, December 30, 2015

CCM Magazine Reviews the "This is Not a Test" Tour


With the "This is Not a Test" tour concluded, CCM Magazine took some time to review the NYC tour date of the show. Check out their review below. I have bolded the sections that mention Britt Nicole for easy reference. :)

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"There’s a certain aura when seeing an event at the “world’s most famous arena,” Madison Square Garden, in New York City. The venue’s storied past is rich with monumental memories of game-winning baskets, Stanley Cup victories, and the crowd pleasing singing of “Piano Man” forever etched throughout its hallowed corridors.  Upon our arrival to the “Garden” for this evening, a crowd of a few thousand were already lined up—some to see the NBA’s New York Knicks, while others were anticipating TobyMac, Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole, and Hollyn for the ***THIS IS NOT A TEST*** Tour, and a triumphant night of worship.  

Just a few hours removed from the attacks on Paris, France, the city was noticeably on edge. As believers, we understand that biblically, where ever two or three are gathered—He is also there (Matthew 18:20), as the close-to-capacity Garden Theater stood in solidarity and praise. That New York feeling of, “We’ve been through this before,” seemed to fill the air this night, as thoughts and prayers were offered throughout the evening. 

 Hollyn jolted us with her fierce energy and voice, as she opened up the night. Her brief set would only serve as an introduction, as she became a frequent collaborator with TobyMac throughout his set later into the concert.  

Following Hollyn, was former American Idol finalist, Colton Dixon. Keeping the energy going, Dixon masterfully orchestrated behind his grand piano—displaying his versatility as the raucous rocker and the delicate balladeer—as his powerful voice filled through the room.  Highlighting Dixon’s performance was his immaculate stage production. The lighting design was particularly on point, as color contrasts and movements changed perfectly, capturing the mood of the songs and bringing the environment to life.  His most memorable performance came during the final song, “In and Out of Time,” as he leaped onto the piano and jumped around while the band ripped through their instruments.  

Britt Nicole took the stage next, and kept us on our feet with her brand of high-octane dance/pop performances. Speaking of dance, the girl has game, but to our surprise, Nicole showed off an equally impressive flow on the mic as she busted out Lecrae‘s rap verse on the song “Ready Or Not.”  Always a crowd-pleasing move, Nicole became one of us by immersing herself into the audience. Exiting stage left while still performing, she hugged, high fived, and took selfies with willing participants (we noticed no objections). Nicole then led a special prayer for Paris, and closed the set with her new song “Be The Change.”  

We experienced a low hum in the atmosphere, as those gathered in the Theatre anticipated the final act. Among the many reasons for TobyMac’s longevity is a reputation for putting on one of the most entertaining and inspiring performances in the business. This show would not disappoint, as McKeehan would soon begin the first of his twenty songs performed alongside his the DiverseCity Band.  The set mostly featured cuts from his latest album, ***THIS IS NOT A TEST***, with the first performance being “’Til The Day I Die.” TobyMac literally pulls back the curtain as he and the band show up as silhouettes on a screen before popping out into real life.  Skipping ahead to “Unstoppable,” DJ Maj selected some tasty old school break-beats for McKeehan to rap on throughout the song. This was a crucial part of the experience, as the “former” emcee dusted off his rap mic and proved it’s an innate skill set.  

On “Back Seat Driver,” Hollyn fulfilled her role as she had on the ***THIS IS NOT A TEST*** recording, but in a twist, she, McKeehan, and hype man GabeReal collaborated on stage in place of McKeehan’s son, TRU (Truett McKeehan, who is featured on the album).  “Made To Love” showcased the Diverse City Band’s versatility, as three of the members traded in their principal instruments for horns. McKeehan jetted down the ramp, which led to center stage, and engaged the audience as worship ensued. The horns were prominently featured, and added another dimension to the unique timbre of the night.  The horn section continued, as Hollyn joined them on “Funky Jesus Music,” as the already amped-up crowd embraced the swing, soul and funk of this performance.  

If we were compiling an official list, “Eye On It” would be in contention for “Performance Of The Night.” The energy seemed upgraded, as McKeehan sang his vocals with the ferocity of a rock ‘n roll front man. Backup singer Nirva sang as if she were on top of a mountain, and two of the DiverseCity band members once again jumped off their instruments—this time wielding marching band drums. On top of all of this, the song led into a sequenced gang dance number.  

As it has become a staple in most big touring shows, the ***THIS IS NOT A TEST*** Tour also includes a more acoustic, stripped-down set. In this movement, songs “Steal My Show,” the old school “Catchafire (Whoopsi Daisy),” and “Hey Now” were featured. A sincere moment of intimate worship occurred during the almost quiet-like performance of “Lose My Soul.”  Hitting the Garden Theatre with a healthy dose of nostalgia, the lights dimmed and a video tribute to McKeehan’s father proceeded. This was a touching segue into the single “Love Feels Like,” which features former DC Talk band mates Michael Tait (now fronting Newsboys), and Kevin Max.  TobyMac, CCM Magazine - imageThe stage faded to black, with the exception of subtle red and blue floor lighting, as a video screen revealed a recorded Tait and Max to either side. The portrayal emulated a DC Talk show, the likes of which Christian concert fans haven’t experienced for the better part of fifteen years—it was a magical moment. It was apparent that it also had an affect on McKeehan, as he dramatically collapsed to both knees, following the most heart-felt performance of the night.  

In addition to Hollyn’s reappearances throughout the night, Dixon and Britt Nicole joined McKeehan both vocally and instrumentally on performances of “Undeniable,” and “Lights Shine Bright.” For the concert’s finale, the entire crew—Hollyn, Dixon, Nicole, TobyMac and DiverseCity—shared the stage on “Feel It,” complete with a confetti celebration.  House lights “up,” show complete. 

***THIS IS NOT A TEST*** proves that TobyMac continues to improve his game, while never compromising the heart of what he feels called to do. Of the many takeaways from this memorable night, was the sense of genuine unity among the body in worshipping the Lord. Not to be lost or forgotten, are the thoughts and prayers for the people halfway across the world simply attempting to enjoy the same kind-of evening—a night out among friends and community, while enjoying good, live music.  

Full Set List: Til the Day I Die / This Is Not A Test / Unstoppable / Back Seat Driver / Beyond Me / Made To Love / Speak Life / Funky Jesus Music / Eye On It / Steal My Show / Catchafire (Whoopsie Daisy) / Hey Now / Lose My Soul / Move (Keep Walkin’) / DJ Maj Interlude / Love Feels Like / Undeniable / Me Without You / Light’s Shine Bright / Tonight / Feel It"

Article (C) Justin Sarachik of CCM Magazine

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from GLOW! May you have a blessed day celebrating the birth of our Savior... the LIGHT in the darkness! I'd also like to wish Britt Nicole and her family a VERY Merry Christmas! :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

NEW Britt Nicole Backstage Pass Interview


Check out this new interview with Britt Nicole from Backstage Pass on the "This is Not a Test" tour. She shares some details about her Christmas traditions growing up as well as that her and her family have had to unexpectedly move houses, making their Christmas a unique one! Britt Nicole's portion begins at the 2:54 mark. ENJOY and Merry Christmas! :)


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Britt Nicole & Family Head to Canada for Christmas


Britt Nicole and her family will be spending this Christmas with Josh's family in Canada. We hope that they have an amazing time together celebrating Jesus' birth. Hopefully they will enjoy this time of relaxation between tours! :)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"This is Not a Test" Tour- Show #36 - Nashville, TN


It is hard to believe, but the FINAL stop of the "This is Not a Test" tour took place on December 13th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Everyone on the crew was feeling nostalgic about the final night, but they gave it their ALL, and the crowd went wild! Check out photos & videos from the last night of the tour below!

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And finally, Britt Nicole and her sweet tour family posted this awesome thank you video to all of the fans who made it out to the "This is Not a Test" tour.  :)

"This is Not a Test" Tour- Show #35 - Johnson City, TN


The 35th stop of the "This is Not a Test" tour took place in Johnson City, TN. Unfortunately, there were not many photos posted by fans who attended this event. Check out the photos & videos that we did find from the evening below!

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

New Meet & Greet Story Added

 
Hello, Nicgolds! While we wait for Britt Nicole's Tennessee show to kickoff, I posted a NEW Nicgold experience on the "Meet and Greet" page. Check out Leah's story about meeting Britt Nicole last night at the Louisville show by clicking HERE.

 Have your own story to add? E-mail it to us at brittnicoleglow@yahoo.com :)

"This is Not a Test" Tour- Show #34 - Louisville, KY


Britt Nicole and her tourmates performed in Louisville, KY for the 34th stop of the "This is Not a Test" tour. Check out photos & videos from the event below!

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