Turning Away, the hit single from Bryan Andrew Wilson’s The One Percent CD makes it debut in video form on Sunday February 1st on Centric TV’s Lifted program. The single has placed in the top 15 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and earned a Stellar Award nomination for Wilson. A new single, Faithful God is on its way to radio.
Archive for January, 2015
February 3rd marks the return of the sister trio Virtue with Testimony Reloaded, a reissue of their 2006 studio release. This edition features two new tracks; You are, the Billboard top 30 radio single and You Deserve, both produced by Grammy Award winner, Fred Jerkins.
A brand new album will hits stores in the Spring.
Because love is something that the world can never get enough of, Erica Campbell releases her new single, More Love to radio and digital outlets. The single is the precursor to the March 31st release of Help 2.0, a re-release of her Dove, Stellar and Grammy nominated solo debut. The new disc will feature new music, some remixes as well as guest appearances.
Campbell is making preparation for a tour that starts in the Spring as fans wait patiently for the return of the adventures of Mary Mary via their reality show on March 5th.
Here’s a taste of More Love
RCA Inspiration and Pastor Jason Nelson celebrate the news of Jesus Revealed, his new CD making its debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart. The lead single, I Am is also the #1 song on radio. “I’m so excited about JESUS Revealed being the #1 CD in the country,” said Jason Nelson. “I always believed it was possible, but experiencing it is amazing. GOD is faithful.”
The Stellar Award winner is currently on the road promoting the CD’s release.
Ben Tankard, widely regarded as the “Godfather of Gospel Jazz” offers up a new installment of musical melodies in Full Tank 2.0, the follow up disc to his 2012 Grammy and Stellar nominated Full Tank project. The CD is filled with noteworthy music including the lead single, Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand) featuring Kirk Whalum and a cover of the Staple Singers’ classic, I’ll Take You There featuring Shirley Murdock.
Full Tank 2.0 hits stores and digital outlets on February 10th. Be sure to catch the second season of the Tankard Family Reality Show Thicker Than Water on the Bravo Channel.
Although Roebuck “Pops” Staples, patriarch of the famous Staple Singers, died in 2000, we haven’t heard the last of his recording projects. On February 17th, Wilco’s dBpm imprint, Anti Records, releases Don’t Lose This, the final chapter in Pops Staples’ body of work. Recorded in 1999, the 10 tracks have been retained by his daughter Mavis Staples, who with producer Jeff Tweedy, put their hands together to bring the album to fruition. The project releases on both CD and LP.
In other Staples news, on March 3rd, Legacy Recordings will be releasing Freedom Highway Complete – Recorded Live at Chicago’s New Nazareth Church, a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers in April 1965 in support and celebration of that year’s historic civil rights marches from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama.
It looks like the end of January is going to be one for the books as Tyscot recording artists Anthony Brown and group therAPy head to Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church for a live recording on January 31st. A slew of guests will be on hand to enhance the live experience including Maurette Brown Clark, Bishop Rance Allen, The Walls Group’s Darrell Walls, Gaye Arbuckle, Chrystal Rucker and Beverly Crawford.
Was it just our way of thinking or did we all consider Witness, the female group organized by Michael Brooks as the counterpart of Commissioned???? Widely regarded as one of Gospel Music’s most prominent female groups, Witness dominated the airwaves with hits that included Safety, Get In the Way, Standard, He Can Do the Impossible, Magnify and many others. GOSPELflava would like to take full credit for impressing upon the hearts and minds of the group members and Bishop Michael Brooks to pull the group together for one more go around. It is now official as Lisa Page Brooks took to social media to announce her live recording featuring a Witness reunion taking place on May 1st at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple. Stay tuned for details……
The Billboard #1 Gospel Hits took the top spot on the Gospel Albums Chart. Listed below are the top sellers
- Various Artists Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
- Fred Hammond I Will Trust
- Various Artists WOW Gospel 2014
- Tasha Cobbs Grace
- J Moss Grown Folks Gospel
- Youthful Praise w/ JJ Hairston I See Victory
- Brian Courtney Wilson Worth Fighting For
- VaShawn Mitchell Unstoppable
- Icon Gospel Icon Gospel
- Michelle Williams Journey to Freedom
- Ricky Dillard and New G Amazing
- Brittney Wright Fight 4 U
- The Walls Group Fast Forward
- Smokie Norful Forever Yours
- 3 Winans Brothers Foreign Land
- Jessica Reedy Transparent
- Erica Campbell Help
- Dorothy Norwood An Incredible Journey
- Rance Allen Group Celebrate
- Wess Morgan Livin
- James Fortune & FIYA Live Through It
- William McDowell Withholding Nothing
- Beverly Crawford Thank You For All You’ve Done
- Tasha Page Lockhart Here Right Now
- Donnie McClurkin Duets
In its Sixteenth year, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration celebrates big with this years artist line-up: Natalie Grant, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton and Gladys Knight! The first and only gospel event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl Weekend, the concert series features Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling gospel and contemporary Christian and mainstream artists, marquee NFL players and the NFL PLAYERS Choir.