On March 27th, 2012 Gospel duo Mary Mary (Erica & Tina Campbell) hosted a pre-screening event of their new reality TV series “Mary Mary” is set to premiere on Thursday March 29th, 2012 at 10pm on the WETv cable network. The event included a cocktail hour, screening of the first episode, and a Q&A session after the screening. Some major and smaller media outlets were in attendance, and there was a broad scope of media entities–not just Gospel. Mary Mary are the first Gospel artists to have a feature reality TV series on a non-faith based network. This is groundbreaking and exciting. The event was a wonderful coming together of mediums to (more…)
Archive for March, 2012
Light Records/eOne Entertainment recording artist Jessica Reedy is set to appear on 106 & Park on BET tonight at 6pm. Tune in to hear her talk about her debut project “From The Heart “, her performance on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” broadcast (which is set to air April 1st, 2012), and more. Check her out this evening and support Gospel music!
Hey Guys its Martin! Listen, You are going to want to have your TV”s set on March 29th at 10:00 p.m. to WeTV because this new Mary Mary Reality Show is going to be amazing. I got a chacne to screen the pilot episode and let me say you will be so proud of our girls. The show is going to give you real life. Expect to see Erica and Tina balance life as mothers, wives, and icons in the music industry. The show is not cheesy, its not cookie cutter, its in your face giving you the truth.
Get Ready to experience Gospel’s Leading Sister Duo in A new Way! Also theirs a brand new Mary Mary album coming in May, that’s right the ladies have more heat coming for you soon.
That’s all I got for you not going to spoil it but get ready for the action!
You might have seen this post on twitter or maybe even facebook by Mary Mary. Here are the details:
They are offering a chance for aspiring singers to perform a 60-90 second video snippet of one of their songs. The winner of the contest will win a 3 Day VIP trip to this year’s Essence Musical Festival, a meet and greet with the ladies, and a $2,500 cash prize. The three songs that you can choose from are : Shackles (Praise You) , God In Me, and Yesterday . Remember you can only upload a 60-90 second video snippet of the perfomance. The winner will be chosen based on public voting, and they will then choose a Grand Prize winner out of the top 10 amongst voters. Go to their website to enter the contest and upload your video!
He’s one of the featured artist on this year’s BET Celebration of Gospel, but that’s not all Earnest Pugh has going on! The Gospel balladeer that’s brought us anthems such as “Rain On Us” and ” I Need Your Glory” has now expanded and has his own label, EPM Music Group. The new label has already signed GOSPEL powerhouse Chrystal Rucker who is set to release June 26th. Rounding out the roster is Keith Williams and James Roberson both who have projects slated for release this summer. Be sure to catch Earnest on tour with Rickey Smiley for the “Laugh and Shout Experience Tour” the tour kicks off April 13th in Greensboro, NC for more information check out earnestpugh.com
Verity/RCA Records announced that Marvin Sapp’s highly anticipated new project “I Win” is set to be released 4/3. It is available for pre-order. You can check out the first single from the project titled “My Testimony“.
EMI Gospel announced the forthcoming release of Smokie Norful’s new project “Once In A Lifetime” which is set to be released 4/3. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of his debut project “I Need You Now“.
Jason Nelson of the Verity Gospel Music Group participated in The National Education Association’s “Read Across America Tour-Driven By Mazda” in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. He served as a reader to the children of the Winfield Elementary School. The organization called on local and national celebrity support their efforts in the improvement of literacy. His project is expected in the later part of 2012.
Shanachie Enteratinment announced that 10 time Grammy and Dove Award winning group Take 6 are set to release their new project on 3/27 titled “One“. Take 6 have been a mainstay in inspirational/Gospel music and are continuing to carry on the legacy that they have established.
Mary Mary released their new single “Go Get It“, which is the title track of their forthcoming 2012 release. They are also gearing up for the debut of their new reality tv series on WeTV. It is set to begin airing 3/29.
William Mcdowell was featured in the 2/27 week edition of Jet Magazine. Mcdowell was honored at the 8th Annual State Farm Black Heritage Celebration presented by PNC on 3/2 during the Gospel Night at the Cavs vs. Chicago Bulls game. He is slated to perform at Radio One’s Inspiration &Music Conference in Philadelphia on 3/10.
These are just a few of the highlights from the past few weeks in Gospel Music. Keep your eyes on the blog and site for reviews, news, and more industry information.