Get ready to hear a live performance of Bless Me, the new single from JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise when they appear on the TBN Praise the Lord Program September 2nd. “Bless Me” is from the group’s forthcoming 7th CD “I See Victory” (Light Records) that hits retail and online stores everywhere on October 28th. The contemporary gospel choir joins host Pastor Frank Santora and other guests including baseball legend Darryl Strawberry and his wife Tracy; New York Yankees executive Roy Negron; Randy LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins and noted preacher Pastor Jamal Bryant.
Archive for August, 2014
While the single sparked pandemonium and had people “leaping” all over the country, the self titled and anticipated debut of Karew Records recording artist David Daughtry is sure to stir the hearts and minds of listeners with its release on September 9th.
David defines his musical style as diverse stating emphatically, “I see myself as a diverse singer.” I love music and sing both in and outside of the church. I love the old traditional gospel songs and contemporary gospel music and I wanted the album to capture everything that I do. Mostly, I want people to be lifted and encouraged by it and feel the presence of God when they listen.”
Social Media has been abuzz about Houston Texas based singing sensation Johnny B. Williams. One listen and you will agree that the hype-meisters got this one right. Williams spent most of his youth surrounded by music and started singing and playing at an early age. His love for music continued through his high school and college years as he earned degrees in theater and education administration. A proud father and husband, Williams takes great pride in molding young minds as a public school teacher and honors the Lord with his gift every week in the position of music director at Houston’s Fallbrook Church. Williams’ radio single, The Greatest King is making impact at radio now and his Songs for the World to Sing is available on digital outlets everywhere.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy will host a conversation with 4 time Grammy winners Edwin Hawkins and Erica Campbell on August 28th. Hawkins is regarded by many as the father of contemporary gospel music and is known for the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day with his Edwin Hawkins Singers. Campbell, one half of gospel duo Mary Mary is celebrating her 4 Dove Award nominations for Help, her debut solo CD and the release of her new radio single You Are. Help held the top spot on the Billboard Gospel Charts for seven weeks.
Campbell is slated to perform at the October 7th Dove Awards telecast. “Feeling very blessed for every acknowledgement and every opportunity I’m given,” said Campbell. “I’m so very excited to partner with N.A.R.A.S. and interview the gospel legend Edwin Hawkins. It is going to be an amazing night.”
Chicago is an indisputable CHOIR CONCLAVE. The hallowed roster includes the likes of Rev. Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Singers, Rev. Clay Evans’ Fellowship Church Choir, Dr. Charles Hayes and the Cosmo Warriors, Ricky Dillard and New G and New Direction to simply name a few. Adding to the list is Paul Turner and Creation Ministries Incorporated with the debut of A Singer’s Point of View.
Turner grew up on Chicago’s west side among the social ills that plague the inner city yet made a conscious decision to devote himself to music and the church. He joined the choir (which was originally the Lake Street Community Choir) as their first musician shortly after its inception and ascended the ranks to choir leader. Inspired by Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath ordained that we should walk in them”, he rebranded the choir as Creation Ministries and set out on a mission to do “good works” by providing inspiration, light and hope to those in need.
Turner invites all to experience the “sound of creation” via their debut CD, A Singer’s Point of View.
Pastor Smokie Norful expresses his heartfelt gratitude as he celebrates a #1 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Debut for FOREVER YOURS, his long awaited project released on August 5th.
David and Tamela Mann told us back in January that a reality show was in the works documenting their love, ministry, career and family life. BET recently announced the addition of the show to its lineup. “THE UNTITLED MANNS PROJECT” will take a peek behind their celebrity on-screen personas, exclusive events and famous friends, to the down home lives of the real David and Tamela Mann. In eight 30-minute episodes, viewers will get a taste of their careful balancing act among being celebrities, entrepreneurs and parents to four adult children — all while maintaining their 26-year marriage. Viewers may have met the Browns, but this show introduces the Manns like you’ve never seen them before!
In partnership with eOne, the series is executive produced by David and Tamela Mann along with Tara Long, Howie Miller, Kim McKoy, Roger Bobb and Phil Thornton.
Award winning singer/songwriter VaShawn Mitchell affords us a birdseye hear and listen of new music from his new CD with the release of the God My God EP. In addition to the radio single, the EP also features 3 additional songs which were part of an epic 2-part live recording in Chicago and Atlanta earlier this year. The full project will be released in the fall
Moses Tyson Jr is starting fires with the release of Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, the radio single from the First Cathedral Music Experience Volume 1. Alright is a remake from the Legendary Clark Sisters and features vocals from the Queen of the Hammond B3, Twinkie Clark.
The disc produced by Tyson and Kevin Bond also features noteworthy performances from Bishop Paul Morton, JJ Hairston, VaShawn Mitchell, Rizen’s Adriann Lewis – Freeman, DeAndrae Patterson and more.
On Saturday, August 23rd, all roads will lead to Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro, Maryland for Anthology, the highly anticipated live recording from Richard Smallwood with Vision. Anthology is Smallwood’s first live recording in in five years and marks 13 years since he’s recorded live in his hometown of Washington, D.C.
The recording caps off a year of celebration for Smallwood. He was feted at the BMI Trailblazer of Gospel Awards during Stellar Award weekend and was celebrated at the BET Celebration of Gospel.