Archive for February, 2013

55th Annual Grammy Award Winners (GOSPEL)

Sunday, February 10th, 2013


55thgrammyCongratulations to the following artist and songwriters who won GRAMMY Awards in the Gospel category at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. These awards were given during the Grammy Pre-Show on
Best Gospel/ Contemporary Music Performance: 10, 000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)- Matt Redman
Best Gospel Song- “Go Get It”- Erica Cambpell, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell (Mary Mary) MaryMary_GoGeIt_Cover
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song– 10, 000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)- Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin & Your Presence Is Heaven- Israel Houghton and Micah Massey
Best Gospel Album– Gravity- Lecrae lecraegravity
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album- Eye On It- Toby Mac

Ricky Dillard and New G Celebrate 25 Years

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Let’s just count 2013 as an anniversary year – Take 6The Promise, Mississippi Mass, Donald Lawrence and Tri City Singers and adding to the list Ricky Dillard and the New Generation Chorale. Ricky Dillard and New G has been a “gospel force to be reckoned with” with ground breaking performances on the PBS special Going Home to Gospel with Patti LaBelle and their much talked about Stellar Awards “cat walk”.  This Chicago based choral aggregation continues to set a standard for gospel music.  Plans are in the works for a celebration event with additional details to follow.


David and Tamela talk about Love and Longevity in Jet Magazine

Sunday, February 10th, 2013


We just can’t get enough of David and Tamela Mann!!! Jet Magazine talks to the the husband and wife team in their Couples Therapy feature for the February 25th edition hitting  newsstands on Monday.  2013 marks 25 years of marriage for David and Tamela.

Getting to Know Kevin Vasser

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Kevin VasserWhile you’ve heard his voice most recently on Joy Will from Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago’s Stellar Award winning Best of Both Worlds CD,  Malaco Music Group Recording Artist Kevin Vasser is set to makes waves at radio with Only You Can Deliver (featuring DeWayne Woods), the first single from his debut Malaco CD.  Vasser posted this video to help us to get to know  and understand the man, the ministry and his love for music.



Playing Catch Up with Carlis Moody, Jr.

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Carlis 7Recognized the world over for his original composition (Lord, I’m ) Available To You, GOSPELflava played catch up with GRAMMY Award winning singer/songwriter Carlis L Moody Jr.  (more…)

TV Monitor – Zacardi Cortez, Chicago Mass and Tramaine Hawkins on Bobby Jones

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Zacardi-Cortez-BiographyZacardi Cortez graces the stage of Bobby Jones Gospel this Sunday to tell the world, God Held Me Together.   The 26 year old Texan has been making waves in gospel with high profile performances with the likes James Fortune, John P. Kee, Rance Allen and others.  His debut CD, the introduction of Zacardi Cortez released last year dropped at #2 on the Billboard Gospel Chart and #8 on the R&B Albums Chart.  Cortez is currently traveling the country on the United as One Tour featuring Fortune, Kierra Sheard and VaShawn Mitchell.  Also appearing on BJG this week are the famed Chicago Mass Choir and 2013 BMI Trailblazer Tramaine Hawkins.

Malaco Music Group Happenings

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Jekalyn CarrThere a lot of noise being made over at Malaco Records.  The Mississippi based music company re-signed The Fantastic Violinaires and recorded its new group, The Little Angels in their newly designed state of the art recording studio in January.  Many will recall that the old studio was damaged as a result of a destructive tornado in the spring of 2011.   Malaco announced a joint venture with Arkansas based Lunjeal Music Group for the CD release of 15 year old Evangelist Jekalyn Carr.  The CD is scheduled for a spring release.  Malaco favorites The Mississippi Mass Choir was in the studio with Veronica Pertrucci (of Angelo and Veronica fame) making preparations to celebrate their 25th year anniversary and live recording and radio is getting its first listen at Only You Can Deliver, the anticipated Malaco release from Chicago’s Kevin Vasser. New Kevin Vasser

Mali Music LA Listening Party

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Tonight’s the night!  Mali Music Mali Music TONIGHTgives his LA audience a sneak peek listen to his new single Ready Aim as well as music from his EP Mali Is.  This is all happening tonight at the Arc Theater in Los Angeles.

Damien Sneed Releases Compilation February 12th

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Lechateau coverGreat things are happening for Damien Sneed.  Following his tenure as Season 4 Music Director for BET’s hit show Sunday Best, Sneed joined Wynton Marsalis in performance at the opening of the 2012 Olympics, accompanied opera diva Jessye Norman at the International AIDS conference Gala, made his debut at Carnegie Hall, toured Spain with the Coro de Gospel de Madrid and accompanied Rhonda Ross at the Presidential Inaugural Ball.

In addition to his travels as music director for Karen Clark Sheard, Sneed now gears up for the imminent release of a compilation on his newly formed LeChateau Earl Records label on February 12th.  With music from his own Introspections CD featuring his group The Levites and Kingdom Victory Live, the musical debut of Bishop Iona Locke, LeChateau Earl Records is poised to take its place Damien picas a gospel music staple.

At radio is Here With You , featuring an unforgettable guest vocal performance by Light Records’ recent signee Anaysha Figueroa Cooper.   Both Bishop Locke and Damien Sneed will tour in support of the CD release.

Sunday Best Audition Songs List

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Sunday Best Sunday Best has released the audition song list, and it follows below : (more…)