Anthony Evans’ Real Life/Real Worship Bows At #2 On Billboard

Written by: Gregory Gay

April 17th, 2014

Season 2 contestant on the ever popular NBC talent competition The Voice Anthony Evans’  Real Life/Real Worship makes its debut at #2 on the Billboard Gospel chart.  The CD also charted at #4 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.  Real Life Real Worship

Evans leaned upon the talents of worship pioneers Martha Munizzi, her daughter Danielle Munizzi and Christian music staples Cindy Morgan and Krissy Nordhoff to assist in co-writing the music. He then partnered with up-and-coming Los Angeles producer Max Stark.

Be sure to catch Anthony Evans performing songs from Real Life/Real Worship in venues across the country.

Mississippi Mass Joins Erica Campbell & Anthony Brown For McDonalds Tour

Written by: Gregory Gay

April 16th, 2014

anthonybrownThe world renowned Mississippi Mass Choir joins 2014 Stellar Award-winners Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, hip-hop sensation Uncle Reece, Moses Tyson, Jr. and Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers for the 8th year of McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour with Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell and comedian Jonathan Slocumb serving as hosts.

Campbell, who is currently riding the charts with her solo debut CD Help shared her sentiments, “I am so thankful and honored to be chosen not only to host the tour, but to perform alongside other gospel greats.” “The tour will definitely be filled with uplifting music, laughter and an overall good time for everyone.” Miss Mass

McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour will make stops in 12 markets, including: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Greensboro, Jackson, Los Angeles, Memphis, Oakland, Philadelphia, Raleigh and Washington, D.C.  and focus on the importance of giving back to the community by supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Tamela Mann to sing “Take Me To The King” on “The View”

Written by: Martin Williams

April 15th, 2014

 

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ABC’s Hit Day- Time Talk Show, “The View” welcomes Tamela Mann to sing her #1 hit, “Take Me To The King”. The Stellar Award winner was asked to come and sing the hit on Tuesday April 22nd to celebrate co-host Sherri Shepherd’s birthday.  Tamela says, ““Sherri is a dear friend, and I’m thrilled to be a part of her special day,” said Tamela. “It’s going to be a big celebration and time of fellowship, and I’m honored to be able to share my music with the ladies of The View and people across the country.”  Mann’s latest hit “I Can Only Imagine” is currently #1 at Gospel Radio.  ”The View” airs on ABC at 11am est, please check your local listings for more information.

Oxygen Airs Deitrick Haddon and LXW Concert On Good Friday

Written by: Gregory Gay

April 15th, 2014

Fresh from thLXW2eir awe inspiring performance on Celebration of Gospel, Deitrick Haddon and his League of Extraordinary Worshippers will once again wow viewers as Oxygen airs a special “Live In Concert” on Good Friday.

In addition to Haddon and the choir, the concert features performances from Donald Lawrence, Jessica Reedy, Hezekiah Walker and Ricky Dillard.  Haddon shared his excitement about the concert being aired, “”Wow! This is amazing! Oxygen is not afraid to go where no other network has gone just to encourage their viewers…and it’s the perfect day, it’s Good Friday. This is groundbreaking for the Kingdom.” Viewers will just have to tune in for themselves to see this extraordinary choir do what they do best, taking audiences back to choirs in church.

The debut CD of Deitrick Haddon’s League of Extraordinary Worshippers hits stores on April 22nd.

Mississippi Mass Choir Declares God’s On Your Side

Written by: Gregory Gay

April 11th, 2014

Miss MassThe Wait Is Over!!!!! Malaco Music Group went to Youtube to “leak” God’s On Your Side, the first single from the Mississippi Mass Choir’s 25th Anniversary CD, Declaration of Dependence. God’s On Your Side is written and produced by Stan Jones and features newly signed RCA Inspiration recording artist LeAndria Johnson.  The CD was recorded in front of a capacity crowd last fall in Jackson, Mississippi.  Head over to the MMC facebook page to get a look at the video or you can check it out via the following link .

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God’s On Your Side – Mississippi Mass Choir

 

Bryan Courtney Wilson Lands At Motown Gospel

Written by: Gregory Gay

April 10th, 2014

Bryan Courtney Wilson finds a new home as part of the Motown Gospel family. Music World Entertainment President and CEO Mathew Knowles released Wilson from his recording contracBCourtneyWilsont with Music World Gospel.    As Knowles restructures Music World Entertainment and its Gospel division, he is making it a priority to help continue the growth of the artists that were signed to the label. “Brian is an exceptionally gifted artist with a unique vocal style,” says Knowles. “When I first saw him sing at church, I wanted to sign him immediately. I know that Brian will continue to have great success with his music and ministry. And Motown Gospel is a perfect fit for him.”

 

Charles Butler and Trinity Sing of Amazing Worth

Written by: Gregory Gay

April 10th, 2014

DC’s best keCharles-Butlerpt secret is a secret no longer as EPM Music Group readies a new radio single from Charles Butler and Trinity.  The group backed Earnest Pugh on his 2010 #1 radio smash “Rain On Us” in addition to contributing stand out performances on Pugh’s Christmas disc.  The stage is now set for the release of their latest single, Amazing Worth.

“I’m excited that `Amazing Worth’ is our second single,” Butler says. “It simply talks about all the things that make God Amazing. God’s love is unfailing and his hand is Unchanging. I want people to hear this song and reflect on God’s love and his Amazing love towards us.” Look for the single available digitally on April 15th and a physical release of their CD Better on June 24th.

 

Zacardi Cortez Hits Top Ten With Sophomore Project

Written by: Gregory Gay

April 10th, 2014

Zacardi and HathawayThe blessings are overflowing for Gospel Music’s favorite son Zacardi Cortez. His new CD “Reloaded Deluxe Edition” ” (World Wide Music, Inc.) debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Over 2.6 million viewers got to witness a special performance with Cortez and Lalah Hathaway on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” this past Sunday. The show will be rebroadcast on Thursday, April 10th and Saturday, April 12th.  Check your local listings for time and station information in your area.

Todd Dulaney Joins Entertainment One Music Group

Written by: Gregory Gay

April 8th, 2014

Entertainment One toddMusic announced the signing of Chicago based songwriter and worshipper Todd Dulaney to its award-winning Gospel roster. Currently in-studio recording the finishing touches for his upcoming new album, Dulaney says of joining eOne Music: “My family and I are beyond excited for this fresh connection with eOne. I’ve watched them do great things in the music business, so I’m humbled to have the chance to be a part of and enhance this mighty machine.”

 Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President of Marketing & New Business Development, adds, “eOne Music is excited to sign an exceptional talent like Todd Dulaney, whose skilled songwriting and artistry have quickly made him a standout new artist to watch. His passion for ministry is apparent in every lyric and melody, inspiring anyone who has heard his songs, and as we continue development on Todd’s new album, it is clear that his music will impact Gospel for a long time to come.”

Tye Tribbett Headed to Houston

Written by: Gregory Gay

April 8th, 2014

Tye-Tribbett-02Houston’s New Light Christian Center shared the news via Youtube of Tye Tribbett’s appointment to the office of Youth and Young Adult Pastor.  Bishop. I. V. and Lady Bridget Hilliard started the New Life Christian Center in 1984 with approximately 23 members. Today, membership currently numbers over 28,000.