Nominations were announced today for the 38th Gospel Music Association Dove Awards with pop/gospel superstar Brian Littrell (one-fourth of the current Backstreet Boys lineup) receiving continued recognition for his solo debut gospel project, Welcome Home (5/2/06).
Chosen to be one of the presenters during yesterday’s press conference, Littrell also celebrated his 32nd birthday from the podium with a stirring four-part harmony birthday wish sung by all in attendance. Littrell also told attendees that he just finished recording the next Backstreet Boys studio record not long ago.
Backstreet Boys star Brian Littrell is set to host the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s new reality show ‘Gifted’, a show on a quest to find the best Christian music talent. ‘Gifted’ aired on TBN during its prime-time slot at 7:00 PM (Pacific) on Friday (January 26).
MuchMusic.com caught up with Brian Littrell for a Coupla Questions, including if the Backstreet Boys star will always remember what he was doing when he heard the news about Kevin Richardson leaving the group. “Yes, I will never forget having kind of a sit-down meeting on the European leg of the ‘Never Gone’ tour, the end of last year,” he explained. “It was just before I had written ‘Welcome Home’, the single off the CD. You know, I was kind of like, scratching my head, thinking like, how can we lobby and rally the troops to maybe get him to think otherwise. But unfortunately that didn’t happen. But I wish him well in any and everything that he does – he’ll always be a part of the Backstreet Boys.”
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Backstreet Boys star Brian Littrell it out with the music video to his new single ‘Welcome Home (You)’, the title track to his debut solo album. Watch it below.
Beliefnet caught up with Brian Littrell for a Q&A and asked the Backstreet Boys star if he was concerned about alienating his non-Christian or secular fans with his solo material. “I’m not really concerned about alienating the fans that I already have through the Backstreet Boys, because I’ve always talked about doing this in my career,” the singer stated. “I’ve always talked about my faith and my relationship with God, through my ‘thank yous’ on the records and giving the glory where I feel the glory is due. I hope that it intrigues the Backstreet Boys fans that may not be believers, but yet at the same time, I think the material on the record is open enough to interpretation. The inspirational songs can be taken however people see fit and whatever meaning of life they can put on it. But there is strictly mainstream Contemporary Christian music as well. Those are the messages I want to tell.” Read more.
Brian Littrell became famous as a member of the The Backstreet Boys. Now he has recorded his own CD, ‘Welcome Home’, and performed solo on ‘The Saturday Early Show.’ Watch it online via CBSNews.com below the cut. (more…)
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Gospel Music Dove Award winner and Backstreet Boy, Brian Littrell, is set to release his debut Christian CD. The album, titled ‘Welcome Home’, will hit stores Tuesday (May 2). Check out the cover, read the tracklisting, and order the music here.
Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys participated at the USO Congressional Caucus care package stuffing party in Washington on Thursday (March 30). 3,000 Operation USO (United Service Organizations) care packages were stuffed for distribution to service members in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations.
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Brian Littrell of Backstreet Boys is slated to host ‘GIFTED’, the new talent search is scouring the nation for America’s next hit Christian solo artist. Johnny Wright, founder of Wright Entertainment Group, has formed a partnership with Matthew Crouch, founder of the successful independent film company Gener8Xion Entertainment. Together, they’ve formed Wright Gener8Xion Entertainment with the goal of creating pop-positive, family-friendly entertainment, concerts and television productions. The special airs in March on TBN as a two-hour special. Check out more details at giftedtalentsearch.com.
Brian Littrell has been answering questions from fans on his site at MySpace (@brianlittrell). Asked if any of his Backstreet Boys bandmates have helped or influenced him with his solo album, Littrell responded:
Ummm, not really. I hate to say that, but I think they’ve inspired me in one way. They’ve allowed me to be who I am in my faith. In the world we live in today, it’s hard to be looked at as a Christian, because people look at you funny…so, I would say that the guys have allowed me to be me, which has been a blessing, so that I can further my aspirations as a Christian artist.