Driving Notes

The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive


Kari Jobe

Let there be Basketball!

Our show was cut short today as we prepare for our first MVNU basketball game of the season for the women’s program!

This didn’t stop us, however, from sharing about last week’s GMA Dove Awards for Artist Newsday!

This past Friday, the 52nd GMA Dove Awards aired on TBN. One of our songs that we play here on WNZR, won “Song of the Year”. The song was “The Blessing” by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, and Elevation Worship. Now, this song also won the 2020 GMA Dove Award for “Worship Song of the Year” and has been awarded RIAA Gold Digital Single certification. “The Blessing” became a viral hit song around the world just days after recording and releasing it during the pandemic comforting listeners with a strong message.

Here is what the artists had to say on receiving this award. “It’s such an honor to receive this award for a song we got to be a part of – a song filled with the hope of God’s promises in such an uncertain time,” shares Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes on this recognition. “It reminds us of the power of a song filled with the hope of Jesus – how it can change someone’s life. We want to honor everyone in our industry who works to bring the hope of Jesus to people’s hearts through music. It’s an honor to join with you in advancing the kingdom of God together.”

Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes are currently on “The Blessing” tour that runs through November 14th. Check for more information on where the tour will be headed next.

Congratulations to the many artists who were honored with Dove Awards:

  • Songwriter of the Year (Artist): Brandon Lake
  • Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year: We The Kingdom
  • Gospel Artist of the Year: CeCe Winans
  • Artist of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY
  • New Artist of the Year: Maverick City Music
  • Worship Recorded Song of the Year: Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake: “Graves Into Gardens
  • Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year: Tauren Wells: Famous For (I Believe)

For the full list of winners, go here.

I have tasted
All that this world has to offer
The here and gone that leaves you wanting more
But can’t satisfy

The song? With Lifted Hands from Ryan Stevenson!!

Congratulations to Bonnie of Mount Vernon for winning (2) $5 gift cards to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!

— Jonathon & Dylan

New Music and Tour Announcements!

Lexie & Alyssa excitedly bring you new artist news this week for Artist Newsday Game-Time Tuesday!

There’s new music from Cade Thompson! He has penned a honest and tender-hearted love song titled “Dear Future Wife”.  Check out the full story HERE.

You can also watch that video right HERE!

Kari Jobe has announced a new tour! Jobe has announced The Blessing USA Tour. Named after Jobe’s GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning hit! Check out the full story HERE!

If you’re interested in tickets, you can get more information HERE.

If I could talk to myself eight years ago
Seeing what I’ve seen knowing what I know
I would tell that quiet kid
There’ll be days ahead
When it doesn’t make sense
I would tell him he can trust Your hand
‘Cause now I gotta picture of the greater plan

This week’s song poetry lyrics were a stumper! listen next week for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for listening to The Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Alyssa

NZ Top 10 for 5/8/20

Here’s this week’s countdown:

10. Matthew West – The God Who Stays
9. Cochren & Co. – One Day
8. Matt Maher f/Elle Limebear – Alive and Breathing
7. Elevation Worship – See A Victory
6. We The Kingdom – Holy Water
5. MercyMe – Almost Home
4. Micah Tyler – AMEN
3. Michael W. Smith f/Vanessa Campagna – Waymaker
2. Big Daddy Weave – I Know
1. Cory Asbury – The Father’s House (2nd week at #1)

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – click the pictures to see video links!
TobyMac – See The Light

Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes – The Blessing

The Blessing, Stay At Home version – click here!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

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