Archive for August, 2014

Sunday Best Season 6 Winner Tasha Lockhart Delivers Solo Debut August 5th

Friday, August 1st, 2014

TPLockhartOn the heels of the hugely successful “Kirk Franklin Presents Tye Tribbett Tour” alongside label mates the Walls Group, BET Sunday Best Season 6 Winner Tasha Lockhart prepares for the release of her debut solo project, Here Right Now on August 5th on Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA .

“I couldn’t be more proud to present Tasha as the first female artist on my new label,” says Kirk Franklin. “Tasha has a powerful story, and her lifestyle matches her music.”

Lockhart gets some help from her friends and family on Here Right Now in the person of  her mom, Lisa Page Brooks as well as acclaimed singer/songwriter PJ Morton.  Lockhart performs on Sunday Best on August 3rd and makes an appearance on 106 & Park on August 6th.

Graceland Earns Kierra Sheard A #1 Debut On Billboard

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Its a #1 debut for KKierra Sheard Gracelandarew Records and Motown Gospel as Graceland, the new disc from Kierra Sheard debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  The album was also #33 on the Billboard 200.  Kierra participated in release events in both Atlanta and Charlotte and is making preparation for her 9th annual Bold Right Life convention which takes place on August 7-9 in Detroit.

Read our review of Graceland here: Kierra takes us to Graceland

Gospel Giant Al Bishop Hobbs Passes

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Al The Bishop Hobbs Presides over the Radio AwardsThe Gospel Announcers Guild released a statement regarding the passing of Al Hobbs.

It is with joy and sadness that we announce the home-going of our beloved GOSPEL INDUSTRY AFICIONADO, Dr. Al “The Bishop” Hobbs.

 

Al “The Bishop” Hobbs was simply one of the most interesting personalities you’re likely to ever cross paths with in this industry.  Wearing as many hats as some specialty stores offer, Hobbs has earned the title of ‘Bishop’ with an empire to accompany it.  He was responsible for the operation of two gospel record labels, and served as chairman of the Gospel Announcer’s Guild and  Vice-Chairman of the industry’s leading organization – the Gospel Music Workshop Of America, Inc. (GMWA), under the leadership of Bishop Albert Jamison.

 

A recording artist, announcer, meeting planner, event coordinator, and successful entrepreneur, he was born June 4, 1943 in Decatur, Alabama.  He is the father of Alex Carrington Hobbs, Asha Gabrellia Hobbs, and Bridgett Hobbs.