Archive for August, 2013

Word and Worship – Nelson Style

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The Brothers Nelson (Jonathan and Jason) and their other siblings nelson-twins-cover-260x152announce the second annual Full Nelson Worship and Word Summit September 19-21 in Baltimore, Md.  Some of the country’s highly regarded psalmists,  prolific preachers and teachers will gather together for this time of impartation and fellowship.

“It is our vision to come together to impact God’s people with key tools for successful ministry as well as empowering a new generation to establish Kingdom principles and best practices in the 21st centuryNelson Word and Worship

Bishop Marvin Winans preaches on the first night with daytime sessions from Dr. Carolyn Showell, Mike Clemons and Pastor Hart Ramsey.  VaShawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard and The Walls Group will offer music during the nightly services.

Sneak Peek – Bryan Wilson It Will Happen For Me

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Bryan WilsonGOSPELflava offers an advance listen of It Will Happen For Me,  the new single from Bryan Wilson featured on Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI being released to digital outlets on August 20th and physically in stores nationwide on September 3rd.

It Will Happen is the advent of a new season in Wilson’s life and ministry.   “I’ve been trying for years to define who I am as an adult artist versus the kid who did all the high notes and runs with the Mississippi Children’s Choir,” Wilson says. “I’m proud of that period of my life and it’s amazing how many gospel and R&B artists tell me their parents made them study that old video of me singing `His Eye is on the Sparrow’ so they could become singers themselves. However, I’m really excited that I’ve been writing my own music and collaborating with other people to create a new sound that represents this season of my life.”

The track is one of twenty songs from Gospel Mix VI which also features music from Ruben Studdard, Zacardi Cortez, Tamela Mann and more.

Shekinah Glory Impacts Radio With Broken

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Kingdom Records recording artist Shekinah Glory Ministry teams up with Stellar and Dove award nominee Kim Stratton for Broken, the latStratton and SGMest single from their chart topping CD/DVD release Surrender.

Stratton shares her personal testimony and the testimony of so many others in writing Broken. “Many times, leaders give everything they have for the sake of ministry and then we go home empty.   People don’t realize the Enemy [Devil] goes after church leaders.” She views the process of being broken as part of  a spiritual metamorphasis.  “I’ve learned that God can use broken people.”  “The process hurts but before it’s all said and done, I’m going to embarrass the devil [by triumphing over these obstacles].”

Broken is at radio now and Surrender is available on iTunes, Amazon and in stores.

BMI To Release Gospel Compilation

Friday, August 16th, 2013



The BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Luncheon is one of the most prestigious events in Gospel Music. Each year Broadcast Music Incorporated better known as BMI honors legends and trailblazers in the Gospel Music Industry. Past honorees include Pastor Shirley Ceaser, Kurt Carr, Kirk Franklin, and most recently Edwin and Tramaine Hawkins. The luncheon is filled with the industry’s finest who have gathered to pay homage to their colleague, friend, and for many their mentor.  The afternoon is filled with love and praise as heartfelt tributes are given from the BMI stage.. In celebration of this event, BMI is set to release a Trailblazers of Gospel compilation later this year. The leading single off the album will be Anyasha Figueroa’s rendition of the Hawkins classic, “Holy One”. Anyasha sang this at the 2013 BMI Trailblazers Luncheon, and had the crowd on its feet. Read our Full Recap of the Event Here.

Tye Tribbett Hits Big On Billboard

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

TyeTribbettFinalCDCoverApril2013[1]Motown Gospel has reason to rejoice. The label is celebrating the release of Tye Tribbett’s Greater Than CD as the project debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart, #4 on the Top Digital Albums chart and #9 on Billboard’s Top 200. Greater Than is Tribbett’s fifth recording and his inaugural project with the Motown Gospel label. Greater Than is the highest album debut in his recording career. This week, Tribbett’s hit single “If He Did It Before…Same God” moves up to #3 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart and has an accumulative listening audience of over 15 million.

Michael Bethany Delivers Grace and Favor

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Singer, songwriter and worship leader Michael Bethany continues to invite people to experience the presence of God through Praise and Worship.  His latest effort comes in the form of his new single Favor (Grace).  The song is receiving a warm reception at radio and will be featured on the soon to be released Worship and Flow Compilation fMichael Bethrom Myron Williams’ Flow Records.

Michael continues to travel the country and abroad singing the praises of his Creator in addition to serving as Worship Director at the Arlington Texas based Highpoint Church.

Kurt Carr Singers Live DVD Taping in Memphis

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The city of Memphis will serve as the backdrop for the Live DVD recording for Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers’ Bless This House project.  The recordinKurt Carr DVDg takes place on September 20th at the New Direction Christian Church.  Kurt Carr is getting a little help from his friends Kathy Taylor, Dr. Judith McAllister, Bishop William Murphy and Isaac Carree.  The Kurt Carr Singers is currently impacting radio with the release of their latest single, We’ve Gotta Put Jesus Back.

TD Jakes Talk Show Debuts On BET October 6th

Monday, August 12th, 2013

BET NETWORKS T.D. JAKESBET announced the schedule  for the Fall 2013 TV lineup including the premiere of the anticipated talk show from spiritual leader and best selling author and producer Bishop TD Jakes.

TD Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul will premiere on Sunday, October 6th. Guests for this season include LL Cool J, Devon Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Steve Harvey and others. In addition to celebrity interviews, the hour long show will offer expert advice on finance, family and fitness as well as highlighting every day ordinary people with extraordinary success stories.

RCA Inspiration Announces Signing of Tashawna Johnson

Friday, August 9th, 2013

SJOHNSONIMAGERCA Inpiration GM Geo Bivins announced the signing of Tashawna “She nice” Johnson to their roster.

“I am intentional about my music having a message that points to the goodness of God, and to His grace,” says Johnson – who will record by the name She’nice. “I’m beyond excited to be a part of the RCA Inspiration family.”

“Vocally, She’nice is amazing. She is a young girl with an old soul, so she brings a uniquely youthful dynamic to the genre,” says RCA Inspiration Head of A&R Stanley Brown. “I was first intrigued by She’nice when I saw her on TBN. She talked about having a love for hymns. I thought it was fascinating that a young woman had such a deep appreciation for Gospel music tradition. Putting her touch on that foundation will make She’nice stand out in the genre.”

Mississippi Mass Choir Recording Moves to October

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

MMC SpainThe live recording celebrating the 25th anniversary of America’s Choir, the Mississippi Mass Choir has moved from September 20th to October 17th. Stay tuned to GOSPELflava for news and updates.