Archive for August, 2010

VaShawn Mitchell “Triumphantly” Hits #2

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Congratulations goes out to EMI Gospel Recording Artist, Vashawn Mitchell whose latest album “Triumphant” debut at #2 on Billboard Gospel Charts. VaShawn hosted two successful album release parties/concerts in both Atlanta and Chicago and is continuing to do promotion.  There is only room for the album to go higher as the song “His Blood Still Works” a duet with Lisa Page Brooks continues to create a buzz, along with the album’s leading single, “Nobody Greater” .

Where in the world is RICKY DILLARD?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

On the heels of the announcement of Ricky Dillard’s signing to Light Records, it has been confirmed that Dillard now shares in music ministry at the Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland under Minister Byron Cage and the pastoral leadership of Drs. Grainger and Jo Ann Browning. Ricky continues to maintain a full schedule of dates touring with New G as well as conducting choir workshops  and music seminars across the country.  Dillard and New G was recently part of the “Brat Pack Reunion” that also featured Hezekiah Walker and Donald Lawrence at this year’s Gospel Music Workshop of America in Cincinnati, Ohio.

COGIC Readies for Live DVD/CD Recording

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, President of the International Music Department of the Church of God in Christ announced (via the COGIC website) news of the COGIC International Mass Choir’s return to the recording scene after a fifteen year absence.  A live recording and DVD taping will take place in November during the Church’s annual Holy Convocation, which moves to St Louis after being held in Memphis, Tennessee for over 100 years.

The Church of God in Christ was a preeminent force in gospel music for over 25 years.  Under the leadership of the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, the “A Song is Born” series featured original compositions of COGIC writers, producing such hits as I Can Do All Things, Hallelujah, Forgiven, What a Friend and others.  Their last CD, He’ll Bring You Out (featuring appearances from Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, the late Olanda Draper, Bishop Richard “Mr Clean” White, Queenie Lenox and the late Bishop Walter Hawkins), peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Gospel Chart and stayed on the charts for more than 35 weeks.

Praise 102.5 Presents, “Praise In The Park”

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Radio One’s, Praise 102.5 Presents its annual summer concert, “Praise In the Park” Saturday August 7, 2010 from 12-8 p.m. Get ready for performances by some of today’s loved Gospel artist such as Smokie Norful,  Wess Morgan, Lisa Page Brooks,  Brian Courtney Wilson, Darlene McCoy, Canton Jones, VaShawn Mitchell, James Fortune, Maurette Brown Clark,  J Moss and more!  The event will be held at the Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro, GA

For more information log onto http://mypraiseatl.com/category/praiseinthepark/ and also follow Praise 102.5 on Twitter at twitter.com/praise1025 for updates on how you can meet your favorite artist!

VaShawn Mitchell Listening Party on Bonnerfide Radio!

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Get Ready for an exclusive listening party of EMI Gospel recording artist VaShawn Mitchell’s new album, “Triumphant” exclusively on Bonnerfide Radio. VaShawn will join Gerard Bonner and the rest of the Bonnerfide Radio Crew in the Bonnerfide Radio chat room on Monday Night August 9, 2010 at 8 p.m. Vashawn will play some of the new songs off the album and also chat and answer questions. “Triumphant” hits stores on August 10th and includes the smash single, “Nobody Greater”.  So make sure you are tuned into the 2010 Crystal Mic Media Award Winning Radio Station of the year, Bonnerfide Radio! Get Ready, Get Set, Get Bonnerfide!

Anthony and Tarsha Hamilton Expecting Twins

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Anthony Hamilton and wife, rising gospel star Tarsha McMillian-Hamilton are reportedly expecting twins this Fall.

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Israel Houghton’s New CD Hits Stores August 31st!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Israel Houghton returns on August 31st with his new CD, “Love God, Love People : The London Sessions”. Israel teams up again with Grammy Award Winning Producer Aaron Lindsay and Tommy Sims. The album was recorded in London and the first single entitled, “You Hold My World” is available on iTunes now.

7 Sons of Soul Release Mixtape

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Three-time Stellar Award Nominated Gospel group, 7 Sons of Soul, is back on the scene.

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Free Micah Stampley Music!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Micah Stampley is giving away a previously released single in effort to reconnect with new and old fans alike.  “I Believe” from the album A Fresh Wind is available FREE via digital download here.

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Congratulations to Kierra Sheard!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

 

Congratulations are in order for Kierra Sheard and fiance’ Pastor Welton Smith IV! The two were engaged over the weekend and family and friends alike are excited for the couple.

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