Archive for January, 2013

Earnest Pugh Introduces New Artist Charles Butler

Sunday, January 27th, 2013


100_0427GOSPELflava caught up with Earnest Pugh at the 2013 BMI Trailblazers Luncheon in Nashville, TN. He talks with our red carpet correspondent Goo Goo from weTV’s “Mary Mary”, about his new artist Charles Butler, and all the exciting things going on with his new label.

Heaven Rejoices: Ethel G. Shannon Makes Her Transition

Friday, January 25th, 2013



Pastor John P. Kee’s beloved grandmother has made her transition. But Kee says “Heaven is rejoicing, the angels are singing and they saints are welcoming her home.” Mrs. Shannon’s voice can be heard on various VIP Recording projects and most recently on the Legacy Project released by Kee in 2012.  Though she departed this life at exactly 8pm tonight, Kee says he and his family are preparing for a celebration. “She was a woman of wisdom and a woman of strength that literally raised all sixteen of us. When we really understand that in transition we are better off. It’s okay to cry and deal with the human side. My physical man wanted to be sad but I promise you I could not find that emotion. We know that we are not to live forever, but are on loan to fulfill the promise.”

Celebration services for Charlotte, NC and Durham, NC are pending and will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor – 3137 Fayetteville Street – Durham, NC 27707 – 919-682-3276

We are praying with the Kee family and celebrate the life and legacy of Mrs. Ethel G. Shannon. 

Stellar Awards: TBN Edition

Friday, January 25th, 2013

donnie-mcclurkinTune into tonight as some of Gospel’s new and  biggest acts invade TBN. Pastor Donnie McClurkin  hosts Stellar Awards Praise with Israel Houghton, Rance Allen, Kim Burrell, Anita Wilson, Charles Jenkins, Kurt Carr, Smokie Norful, Tasha Cobbs, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy in Nashville, TN.  “Praise The Lord” airs at 10pm EST on TBN. Check local listings for more information.

Dorothy Norwood Honors The Hawkins

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

screen-shot-2012-03-08-at-10-29-38-amOur red carpet correspondent celebrity stylist Goo Goo, caught up with Dorothy Norwood, member of the legendary group “The Caravans” at the 2013 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon and talks about the Hawkins family influence on Gospel Music.



Kirk Franklin To Co-Host Show on GSN

Thursday, January 24th, 2013



Kirk Franklin is set to join “The American Bible Challenge” as musical co-host on the Game Show Network. The new season will premiere on March 21st. Franklin just finished hosting the 28th Annual Stellar Awards with colleagues Mary Mary, which broadcast live on Gospel Music Channel. Kirk has also served as host of BET’s Top Rated Gospel Competition “Sunday Best” since its inception and will return again this year for its 6th season.

Making a Joyful Noise With The Wardlaw Brothers

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

wardlawFresh from appearances on Bobby Jones Gospel and at Stellar Weekend, The Wardlaw Brothers are ready to take gospel music to the next level. Natives of Georgia and reared in a religious home , the 5 brothers Tony, Martin Luther, Jamie, Carl and Rodney have been impacting audiences with their unique sound.  Fans have warmly embraced the contemporary Boyz II Men sound of Somewhere Listening and can’t get enough of quartet drive from Right Now Lord.



Music From Twinkie Clark Drops January 29th

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Twinkie UnpluggedClark Sisters Fans Rejoice! Dr. Elbernita Twinkie Clark begins 2013 with the release of the first single from her Live and Unplugged CD recorded last year. The single is Speak Lord (a remake from TCS Is My Living In Vain album) and features Karen Clark Sheard. A companion video will be released via youtube and the full project is scheduled for a Spring, 2013 release.

UPDATE: Grad your tambourines! Twinkie Clark tells GOSPELflava there is a remake of The Clark Sisters Hallelujah (the ultimate shout song made famous by Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and the International Mass Choir of the Church of God in Christ)  on the CD as well,

Sheri Jones Moffett “Shines”

Thursday, January 24th, 2013


100_0425 was on the red Carpet for the 2013  BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon in Nashville Stellar Award Weekend. Our red carpet correspondent, Celebrity Stylist Goo Goo, caught up with Sheri to talk about her new single, and about BMI Honoree Kurt Carr.




Gospel Songwriter Elder George Jordan Passes

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

George Jordan

GOSPELflava and the Gospel Community is saddened with news of the passing of renowned  musician, singer and songwriter Elder George Jordan of Chicago, Illinois.

A native of Detroit Michigan, Jordan moved to Chicago in 1960 and accepted the position of Minister of Music for the Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Maceo Woods.  He would go on to lead the famed Christian Tabernacle Concert Choir for more than 40 years. (more…)

American Masters Profile Gospel Legend Rosetta Tharpe on PBS

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Rosetta TharpeAmerican Masters kicks off its 27th season with a documentary on Gospel Music Legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe.