Announced at a press conference in Nashville, TN on Wednesday, Israel Houghton’s newly established RGM-New Breed, a multi-media music, film and arts, company received five GMA Dove Award nominations for their work with Israel & New Breed’s Jesus At The Center and Darlene Zschech’s Revealing Jesus.
Released to international acclaim in 2012 and topping multiple retail sales charts, Houghton’s Jesus At The Center and the #1 hit single “It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)” was nominated for Gospel Performance of the Year and Traditional Gospel Song of the Year. In early 2013, Houghton released a Spanish-language version of Jesus At The Center, and it has received a Dove nomination in the Spanish Language Album of the Year category. The Jesus At The Center live recording DVD was nominated for Long Form Video of the Year, alongside RGM-New Breed’s second release, Darlene Zschech’s Revealing Jesus worship DVD.
Jesus At The Center is a double-CD, 18-song album featuring Israel & New Breed returning to their roots, delivering new anthems for the modern day church. The album garnered Houghton his fifth Grammy Award and became his fifth consecutive Billboard Top 200-selling album, gathering praise from fans and critics alike. The album is a joint venture by Integrity Music and RGM-NEWBREED Music, and was recorded live over four days in front of more than 29,000 worshippers at Houston’s Lakewood Church.
Houghton merged his NEW BREED entity with Galley Molina’s RGM (Reverence Gospel Media) creating RGM-NEW BREED Music, a new multimedia and music company. RGM-NEW BREED will release their first feature film “I‘m in Love with a Church Girl,” starring Ja Rule, Adrienne Bailon, Stephen Baldwin and Vincent Pastore, on October 18, 2013. Molina is the screenwriter while Houghton serves as executive producer and co-composer of Original Music. It marks their first foray in the faith-based feature films genre. The pair have begun work on their next projects, co-writing two new screenplays.
The official soundtrack from “I’m in Love with a Church Girl,” will be released in a joint venture between RGM-NEW BREED and RCA-Sony on October 15th and includes performances by Israel Houghton & New Breed, Lalah Hathaway, PJ Morton, Ja Rule, James Fortune, Jason Nelson, Sheila E, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Tbone and many more.