Grace Notes
By Victoria Moon

** Long Line of Leavers, the third national release from Caedmon's Call, has captured the No. 1 position on retail sales charts following its Oct. 10 debut. Long Line of Leavers holds the top spot on the Top Christian Albums chart, the Top Adult Contemporary Albums chart and the Top Internet Album Sales chart, among others. Caedmon's Call has sold over 500,000 recordings during their career.

** Jars of Clay recently taped a segment for an upcoming CNN World Beat special on Christian music, currently set to air nationwide and internationally in November. The band was asked to participate in the program due to their tremendous appeal in the Christian and mainstream market.

** Child Of The Promise an all-new, all original, contemporary musical drama written by Stormie and Michael Omartian, celebrates the birth of Christ in the style of "Les Miserables" or "Phantom of the Opera." Artists appearing on the project include Avalon's Jody McBrayer and Michael Passons; Russ Taff; Amy Grant; Michael Crawford; Donna Summer; Richard Marx; Michael W. Smith; Crystal Lewis; Steve Crawford; Vince Gill; Steven Curtis Chapman; Wayne Watson; Bob Carlisle; Gary Chapman; David Pack; Danny Gans and Howard Hewitt. A twenty city tour is planned for this holiday season. Log on to for more details.

** Pamplin Records artist Nikki Leonti recently phoned Louisville Christian station WJIE for an on-air chat. She last called in 1998 and a lot has been happening since. She married Ryan Gingrich, formerly of Scarecrow and Tinmen and they have a four-month-old daughter, Jasmine. Nikki chatted about her live shows, saying that she sings almost everything off of Shelter Me as well as a few covers and praise and worship tunes. Husband Ryan joins her for a few tunes on acoustic guitar. She's also working on her sophomore project for Pamplin. Thanks, Nikki.