Archive for July, 2013

More Of You Hits Billboard Top 30

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

When we postEarnestPughSingleed the rehearsal footage of More of You from Earnest Pugh’s “The W.I.N. (Worship In Nassau) Experience” CD that releases September 17, 2013 on P-Man Records, we knew THEN this song would have definite impact.  We weren’t wrong.  More of You debuted at #26 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart.  The single is also available for download on iTunes and both a live concert video and a typography video of the song were posted.

Recorded live in Nassau, Bahamas in the Grand Ballroom of the Atlantis Hotel, the album commemorates Pugh’s 20-15 Celebration – twenty years in ministry and fifteen years in the music Industry. The project includes the CD and a DVD of the full-length concert that boasted cameos by gospel icon Shirley Caesar, Rance Allen, LeJuene Thompson and the energetic choir, Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis

On the Go With Lisa Page Brooks

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Ready, the new release from Habakkuk Music recording artist Lisa Page Brooks is making the rounds and receiving a warm reception at raFirstLadiesTeadio and from her fans.  God Thing, the radio single  debuted in the Top 30 on the BDS Gospel indicator chart and Lisa was favored to share special moments with Cathy Hughes and Habbakuk Music CEO April Washington at Radio One’s Praise 104.1FM First Ladies Tea and Luncheon.  Hughes attended the event with her mother and sister (pictured on the right).

Brooks returns to the motor city  this weekend to host the Restored Women Sharing Conference alongside her husband, noted songwriter and producer Bishop Michael Brooks and their Restoration Fellowship Church International family where she shares pastoral duties.  The conference welcomes Sharon Willingham and Tonya Baker as guests psalmists.

Carolyn Traylor – The Praise Continues

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Carolyn TraTraylorylor wowed audiences with There’s a Story Behind My Praise, the title cut from her sophomore project from Malaco Music Group.  Her testimony of faith tried by the fire and how God gave her a song in the night seasons of her life was an inspiration to many.  After a 5 year hiatus, Carolyn makes a bold statement with (God is) Good to Me, her latest single from Malaco Music Group.

The song is available on iTunes, but you can catch a first listen here:

Mississippi Mass Choir Sets Recording Date

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

The Mississippi Mass Choir hasMMC December set September 20th for their 10th live recording in celebration of Gospel Music Heritage Month as well as their 25th anniversary.  All roads will lead to the Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi for this highly anticipated event with Stan Jones in the producer’s chair.  The choir kicked off the official 25th anniversary celebration tour in Houston with noteworthy appearances alongside Dr. Myrlie Evers Williams and Julian Bond at the NAACP celebration for Medgar Evers and the AME Zion Church Convocation.  Additional tour dates are scheduled during the fall in the midwest and the east coast.

Bishop Larry Trotter Returns to Pulpit and Impacts Radio

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Chicago’s BisTrotterhop Larry D. Trotter is counting his blessings and giving God all the praise.  He returned to the pulpit at the Sweet Holy Spirit Church where he serves as pastor following an extended absence for cancer surgery and treatment.  Bishop Trotter was greeted with the news that I Know a Man, the first single from his upcoming release PRAISE REVISITED (Utopia Music Group) landed on Billboard’s Gospel New & Active Chart.

“I Know A Man” written and produced by Calvin Rodgers and Phillip Feaster and co-produced by James Lott is being met with great enthusiasm by radio around the country landing on Gospel’s New & Active radio chart this week, while pushing into Billboard Gospel Singles Top 30. In a short time span this song has pulled in a weekly listening audience of over 400,000 ears across the United States.

Ashmont Hill Drops New CD on August 20th

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Love Lifted MeFinally, Ashmont Hill has set a date for the release of their new CD, The Maze and went to Youtube to share their news and catch us up on all the things we wanted to know about the group and more. Check out the clip below:

Pastor Shirley Caesar Hosts 41st Annual Conference

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

We can confirm that July and August are packed with conventions, recording events and concertsShirley Caesar Outreach.  Adding to the list, Pastor Shirley Caesar’s Annual Outreach Ministries Conference is set to take place August 4th through August 9th in Raleigh, NC.  Pastor Caesar has some of the nation’s foremost singers are preachers including Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Evangelist Jekalyn Carr, Prophet Todd Hall, Isaac Caree, Chrystal Rucker, Kevin LeVar and Chrystal Rucker.

Kierra Sheard Announces Dates and Lineup For Bold Right Life 2013

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Bold Right LifeKierra Sheard announced the Bold Right Life Experience 2013 will take place in her home town of Detroit on August 13-15th.  Among the lineup of preachers and singers joining her for the conference are Chicago’s Pastor john Hannah and Jonathan McReynolds, Sarah Jakes, Canton Jones, Tasha Cobbs, and Pastor John P Kee and New Life.

Twinkie Clark and Moses Tyson On Tour

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Brace yourselfMoses and Twinkie for what plans to be an event of gigantic proportions as Twinkie Clark and Moses Tyson hit the road  in the King and Queen of the Hammond B-3 tour this fall.  Clark is preparing for the release of her Live and Unplugged project as Tyson is enjoying success from his Music 2 Remastered CD (see our review here: ).


Ernest Allen Jr. Releases Hymns For The Soul

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

AmongErnie Allen the cloud of great gospel musicians is one Chicago native Ernest Allen Jr. After years accompanying a venerable list of gospel greats including the late Rev. Timothy Wright, the late Rev. James Moore, The Clark Sisters, Ricky Dillard and Jesse Campbell, Minister Allen has finally released an instrumental CD entitled Hymns For The Soul. Allen gives his interpretation of the classic church standards Great Is Thy Faithfulness, It is Well and the Yes Lord Praise.   The CD is available on iTunes.

Minister Allen shakes Heaven with his rendition of Even Me as evidenced here: