foreverJONES Readies Musical Prayer Project

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 29th, 2014

familyjonesReinforcing the ideology of “the family that prays together, stays together”, foreverJONES is ready to present their first new offering in two years entitled the Musical Prayer Project.  Dewitt Jones noted the necessity of teaching people about an important connection with God through prayer and stated, “We must send prayer music into the future with the next generation.”

The disc will also feature the track Access, the long awaited solo performance from Dominique which is a follow up to her Stellar Award winning  song He Wants It All.

Gotta Have Gospel Christmas Collection Hits Stores

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 29th, 2014

GHG Oh Holy NightIts beginning to sound a lot like Christmas!  Holiday favorites from Yolanda Adams, Anthony Brown & Group therapy, Commissioned, James Fortune & FIYA, Ayana George, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Whitney Houston, Joe, John P. Kee & The New Life Community Choir, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Tarralyn Ramsey, Richard Smallwood and Hezekiah Walker round out the Gotta Have Gospel! Christmas Oh Holy Night CD release from RCA Inspiration and Integrity Music. The disc is now available on all digital outlets and in stores.

Riverside SDA Celebrates Release Of Declare Your Name

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 29th, 2014

RiversideThe music ministry of Nashville’s Riverside Seventh Day Adventist Church comes to the forefront with the release of Declare Your Name, the first single from their live recording.  Pastor Furman Fordham spoke on how the recording came to fruition.  “A few years ago we were convicted that God wanted us to capture the amazing music ministry that we enjoy at Riverside week after week, and provide it as an evangelistic offering to our broader community. We are thrilled to announce the official release of ‘Declare Your Name’ the first single from our debut Riverside Worship Arts Ministry Project”.  The disc will feature guest performances from Take 6’s Joey Kibble, Earnest Pugh, Lecresia Campbell, Michelle Prather and others.  Look for the project in early 2015.

 

 

David Bratton Set For Live Recording

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 24th, 2014

Minister David Bratton has written for the Timothy Wright Concert Choir, Vickie Winans, the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar and others, but his Every Praise composition has taken hold in tDBrattonhe hearts and minds of people across the globe.  Recorded by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Every Praise spent a year on the Billboard Top Gospel Airplay chart (with over 26 weeks at #1) and won Best Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year at this year’s Dove Awards.  Every Praise has been translated into 15 different languages and is sung during worship in over 30 countries.  On October 25th, Minister Bratton and a 20o voice choir will present a live worship recording experience at the York College in Jamaica, New York with Bishop Michael Blue, Emmanuela Young, Jeff Davis and others.

 

Dorothy Norwood’s Journey Enters Billboard At Number 2

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 22nd, 2014

DN Incredible JourneyAs Evangelist Dorothy Norwood releases her 52nd recording project on her DNMG label with distribution from Echopark/JDI, the disc receives a warm reception from gospel music fans  and makes its debut at number 2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.  The CD also bows at  number 57 on the Billboard Top 200.  Journey surpasses her other top seller “Live featuring Northern California G.M.W.A. Mass Choir” which was #3 on the Gospel Albums chart in January 1992.

L Spenser Smith Hits Number 4 On Billboard

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 22nd, 2014

LSSmith 2L Spenser Smith proves Unstoppable with his debut solo offering bowing at number 4 on the Top Billboard Gospel Albums Chart.  “Wow! This is much more than I asked God for on that night in September 21, 2012,” Smith shares.  “I knew I had been given something special and I just wanted to share it with the world. To ‘chart’ is the icing on the cake that’s STILL in the oven. I’m grateful to everyone who has supported the music, message and the motion of UNSTOPPABLE! God is faithful!” 

The Gordons Do Gospel In A Big Way

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 21st, 2014

We got our first exposure to the Gordons via their debut on the “John P. Kee Presents: The New Artist Showcase” CD (Verity Records) with “Can’t Take No More” in 2005. Since that time, the familyGordons couch group from the lone star state of Texas have been winning fans over with their unique blend of traditional quartet harmonies and contemporary gospel style.  Securing a national distribution deal with Central South, The Gordons are now preparing for the release of their CD Project Love on their very own Airtone Entertainment label in early 2015.

Their single, Like You is making lasting impressions impacting radio and is available on iTunes and Amazon.   All we can add is make sure you get a good seat to enjoy the ride.

BMI Set To Honor Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Pace Sisters

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 16th, 2014

spacer the-anointed-pace-sistersIsrael 1014Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) announced today that the 16th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards will honor Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Pace Sisters on January 17th, 2015 in its new location at the Rialto Center of the Arts in the city of Atlanta.  “I’m thrilled to bring the fete to Atlanta this year and to honor these revered luminaries of gospel music,” said BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton. “Atlanta has a rich musical history and it’s the perfect setting to laud Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters.”

Totally 4 Him Shares The Love of Quartet With Stan Jones and Doug Williams

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 15th, 2014

Who said Quartet was being diminished? Adding to its continuation and expansion now comes contemporary quartet Totally 4 Him, making impact with their new single All We Need Is Love.  For the single, the group calls on assistance from veteran quartet legend Doug Williams and award winning producer Stan Jones with the end result being something they call “Quartemporary”.Totally4him

T4H is made up of two sets of brothers, Carlos and Michael Harvey Jr (Turk), and Dante and Jesse Eady.  The group is in the studio working on finalizing their CD which is scheduled for an early 2015 release. 

Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams, Donnie McClurkin Nominees For Soul Train Awards

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 15th, 2014

The nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards were announced on Monday, October 13th. Talk show maven Wendy Williams will serve as the host for this year’s festivities. The Soul Train Awards 2014 show will be taped in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, November 7, 2014, and air on CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 8 pm ET/PT.
In the Best Gospel/Inspirational Song Category, the nominees are

soul-trainBest Gospel/Inspirational Song
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett