JJ Hairston Reunites With Deon Kipping For Great And Mighty God

Written by: John Burton Jr.

October 12th, 2015

JJ Hairston115Its new music from JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise as Great and Mighty God hits digital platforms October 9th.  Hairston said of the song’s origins “I wanted to show our diversity.  This song has a Pop music flavor but its still the message of Jesus and the vocals are soulful.”

Great and Mighty God brings back the magic of RCA Inspiration recording artist Deon Kipping alongside Youthful Praise. Kipping and Hairston wrote YP’s hit Incredible God, Incredible Praise some 10 years ago.  The reunion will definitely resonate with YP fans and gospel music lovers alike.


Deitrick Haddon Readies New CD

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 12th, 2015

Award winning singDeitrick Haddon-Masterpiece-album_coverer and songwriter Deitrick Haddon is ready to unveil his latest musical creation, simply entitled Masterpiece.  “Our lives are a work of art. God has a way of making the good, the bad and the ugly all make sense. Every season we’ve lived through are small pieces of a carefully orchestrated puzzle designed by God himself! I believe when it’s all said and done we will understand the journey better, see the big picture and declare it is a beautiful masterpiece!”

The 16 track disc recorded in Los Angeles features the Gospel top 20 lead single Restore Me Again along with songs laced with inspirational messages of hope to challenge listeners to believe and trust God’s plan in their lives.  Masterpiece has a release date of November 6th.

Travis Greene Takes Us To The Hill October 30th

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 12th, 2015

Travis Greene_The Hill_album coverTravis Greene burst on the scene captivating audiences with the release of his single Intentional.  Now fans are readying for the release of The Hill,  his highly anticipated major label debut on RCA Inspiration.  Recorded live in Charlotte, the disc features a wide array of music penned by Greene ranging from CCM to Reggae and Gospel.

Greene continues to make appearances in support of the CD including stops in the US as well as a trip overseas.  The Hill hits stores and digital outlets on Friday, October 30th.


Karen Clark Sheard Mobile App Unveiled

Written by: John Burton Jr.

October 12th, 2015

Karew RecordsKaren Clark filephoto recording artist and Grammy award winner Karen Clark Sheard bridges the digital divide with the launch of her first mobile app on Google Play and iTunes.  In addition to music, the app will feature photos, videos and exclusive content as well as a  “Fan Wall” for her fan base to interact with one another.

Clark Sheard shared these sentiments: “I’m so excited about the launch of my mobile app. I embrace innovative ideas and technologies, especially when it provides another outlet for me to spread my message and stay in touch with my supporters.”

Travis Greene Shows His Intentionality

Written by: Gregory Gay

September 26th, 2015

With high profile performances at Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest and the BET All Star Sunday Best Finale, its no wonder that Travis Greene’s single Intentional would hit #1 on the Travis GreeneMediabase Gospel Singles Chart. Greene also made his way to Chicago last weekend to appear alongside Jonathan McReynolds at his birthday/CD release event.  Needless to say, his personal testimony and music ministry left the audience in awe.

“I’m thrilled at the success of this single,” said  Greene.  “It is a dream come true.  I just want to encourage the body of Christ and the world to know that everything God allows to happen is on purpose.”

While the EP is available on all digital retail outlets now, a full CD from Greene  entitled The Hill makes its way to stores and digital outlets on October 30th.

Lisa Page Brooks Set For First Live Recording

Written by: Gregory Gay

September 25th, 2015

Mark your calendars forLisa Page October 23rd as the city of Detroit serves as the backdrop for Lisa Page Brooks’ first live solo recording.  This not to be missed event will take place at the Christian Tabernacle Church in Detroit, MI.  Music Legend and Commissioned co-founder Bishop Michael Brooks will produce the live music set including a highly anticipated reunion of the group Witness.

““We decided to do a live recording because my live performances often take on a deeper dimension than what we capture in the studio. I couldn’t think of a better special guest artist for the night,” Lisa Page Brooks says. “The fun of getting together to do a medley and getting to see everybody again is going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to a great time.”

Richard Smallwood’s “Total Praise” Sung for Pope Francis

Written by: Melanie Pratt

September 23rd, 2015


Pope Francis arrived in the United States for the first time yesterday. In an elaborate ceremony this morning on the White House lawn, he spoke to 15,000 invited onlookers. Gospel music was front and center as well as the St. Augustine Catholic Church choir sang Richard Smallwood’s classic “Total Praise” for the Pope. We have learned that the Papal Choir is also scheduled to sing “Total Praise” later today at Mass today. Check out the video!

#PopeInDC: St. Augustine Catholic Church choir sing “Total Praise” for Pope Francis. #CHURCH. WATCH complete coverage here: http://nbc4dc.com/UJ0hmAb

Posted by NBC Washington on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cissy Houston to be Honored at Gospel Image Awards

Written by: John Burton Jr.

September 22nd, 2015


Award winning gospel and soul singer Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston and grandmother of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, will be honored at the Gospel Image Awards in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The multiple Grammy winning singer will be awarded the lifetime achievement honor at Saturday’s event, held at Halton Theater. “Miss Cissy has worked for the gospel industry for a very, very long time and she’s very deserving of this award,” said Diana Davis, Gospel Image Awards executive producer.

Houston was in the Drinkard Singers and well-known vocal group the Sweet Inspirations, who performed alongside artists like Aretha Franklin, Elvis, and countless others. She won two Grammys in 1998 and 1996 for traditional soul gospel albums.

Check Out Yolanda Adams On The America’s Got Talent Finale

Written by: Melanie Pratt

September 18th, 2015


Just weeks after a stellar performance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Yolanda Adams made a return to the network last night. Read the rest of this entry »

Lonnie Hunter Announces End Of Radio Show

Written by: Gregory Gay

September 18th, 2015

Lonnie-HunterSyndicated radio host and Tyscot recording artist Lonnie Hunter informed listeners that his radio show will come to an end on September 21st.  “It’s time for a change,” Hunter says of his exit that’s been in the plans for weeks. “I’ve loved doing the show, interviewing artists and playing the Battle of the Sexes and Clues & Categories games with the audience; but I’ve got lots of other new and exciting adventures on the horizon that I’m about to get off the ground.”

The Stellar Award winning artist and Pastor of Worship for New Jersey Bishop David Evans’ Bethany Baptist Church is preparing for the release of He’s Worthy, the new single from his Billboard top 5 charting CD #GETITDONE.  Hunter will make his final appearance on October 17th in Los Angeles as host of this year’s McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour and has signed on for hosting duties as the tour celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2016.  Plans are in the works for Hunter to transition to television with details on the show and format to come in the near future.