Archive for March, 2015

Casey J Continues Strong Showing At Radio

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Bobby Jones Gospel -Day 1, Show 1Casey J continues her radio reign as Fill Me Up makes its return to the #1 spot on the radio chart for the 6th week.  The song is the anchor of her debut CD The Truth which hits stores and digital outlets on April 21st.

GOSPELflava was in the audience for this live recording and magnetic night of praise at the Fresh Start Church where she serves as Worship Leader (see our recap here) .

Karen Clark Sheard Hits Radio With My Words Have Power

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Karen Clark SingsKarew Records recording artist and multiple Grammy and Stellar Award winner Karen Clark Sheard used the GMWA/Stellar week as the backdrop to release her new single, My Words Have Power. The new track written by Rick Robinson features Donald Lawrence and the Company and is the second single released from her highly anticipated sixth solo album.  Radio has already given its blessing on the song as Power was the #1 Most Added and Greatest Gainer on the radio charts.

 

Lonnie Hunter Named Voice of 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Radio Awards

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Lonnie-HunterSyndicated radio host and recently signed Tyscot recording artist Lonnie Hunter’s voice will echo throughout the Orleans Arena as the 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Radio Awards takes place on Saturday, March 28th.

Hunter is also grateful for the warm reception he is receiving for his radio single, Forever I Will.  His new CD, #GETITDONE hits stores and digital outlets in late Spring.

This Week’s Top Gospel CDs

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

CompilationsJasonNelson_JesusRevealed are the people’s choice as WOW GOSPEL continues to dominate the charts holding both the #1 and #2 spot this week with the Billboard #1 Gospel Hits from eOne holding on at number 5. Fred Hammond, Jason Nelson, Tasha Cobbs, 3 Winans Brothers and cousins Dorinda Clark Cole and J Moss round out the top 10.  The rest of the week’s top Gospel CD’s are listed below:

 

1 VARIOUS ARTIST WOW GOSPEL 2015
2 VARIOUS ARTISTS WOW GOSPEL 2014
3 COBBS*TASHA GRACE
4 HAMMOND*FRED I WILL TRUST
5 VARIOUS ARTISTS BILLBOARD #1 GOSPEL HITS
6 NELSON*JASON JESUS REVEALED
7 CLARK-COLE*DORINDA LIVING IT
8 MOSS*J GROWN FOLKS GOSPEL
9 3 WINANS BROTHERS FOREIGN LAND
10 GGC VOLUME 1 GGC VOLUME 1
11 GGC VOLUME 2 GGC VOLUME 2
12 BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR PRAY
13 MCDOWELL*WILLIAM WITHHOLDING NOTHING
14 YOUTHFUL PRAISE FEAT. J.J. HAI I SEE VICTORY
15 ICON GOSPEL ICON GOSPEL
16 CAMPBELL*ERICA HELP
17 REEDY*JESSICA TRANSPARENT
18 MITCHELL*VASHAWN UNSTOPPABLE
19 NORFUL*SMOKIE FOREVER YOURS
20 RANCE ALLEN GROUP*THE CELEBRATE
21 DR. LARRY D. REID THE SET
22 HADDON*DEITRICK BEST OF DEITRICK HADDON
23 AIKIN*CRYSTAL ALL I NEED
23 WILLIAMS*MICHELLE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
25 MORGAN*WESS LIVIN’

Late Night Industry Mixer Moves To July

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The Late Night Industry Mixer originally scheduled during the GMWA Board Meeting/Stellar Awards weekend is being rescheduled for the Annual Convention of the Gospel Music Wimageorkshop of America in July.  Plans are already underway for the new event with additional details being announced in mid April.

Mann and Wife Comes To Bounce TV

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

We can’t get enough of David and Tamela Mann! Lucky for us, we are afforded additional TV time with the April 7 series premiere of Mann and Wife on  the david-and-tamela-mannBounce network.

The sitcom pairs David and Tamela in a Brady Bunch format as a newly married couple with children from previous marriages adjusting to their new family life. We can rest assured as in all of the Mann family situations where there is love, there will also be lots of laughter.

Check your local listings for station information in your area.

Ashford Sanders Keeping It 100

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Well on his way to earning the moniker of one of the hardest working men in the business, Sunday Best Season 5 Favorite Ashford Sanders is keeping it 100.  Maintaining a heavy travAshford Sanders officialel schedule while promoting the release of his new single, Because You’ve Been Good, the Canton, Mississippi native wanted to highlight and help develop the talents of those coming behind him. His first endeavor comes off this weekend with the Mississippi Talent Showcase Finals.

I can say the Sunday Best experience was a wonderful opportunity for me, I got a chance to meet some very talented and creative people and I thought, if these people are here, just think of the other people who are just as good (or better) and don’t venture out   I was thinking of providing a vehicle that would bring people together, give them a chance to show what they got and then encourage them to reach for the sky, so the Mississippi Talent Showcase was born.”

Contestants auditioned before a panel of judges and received one on one mentoring and coaching from Sanders and other industry professionals.  The March 20th event will feature performances from the 7 top finalists with the winner taking home a cash prize.

Bishop Paul S Morton Legacy Live Recording Set For July

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Bishop Rance AlleBishop+Paul+Morton-press+photon, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tasha Cobbs, Zacardi Cortez and LeAndria Johnson are among the guests joining Bishop Paul S. Morton on July 13th at Greater St Stephens in New Orleans in what is being billed as a legacy recording event celebrating his 30 + year career in Gospel Music as well as 20 years as leader of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.

The live recording is produced by Trent Phillips and serves as the the kickoff to this year’s Full Gospel Fellowship Conference and the first of many events honoring Bishop Morton.

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Monday, March 16th, 2015

We see a lbrooklyn-tabernacle-choir_pray-300x300ittle change on the charts as Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s Pray CD takes the #2 spot on the charts.  Also, The Set from Dr. Larry Reid and the Breakthrough Singers makes its way into the top ten.  Damien Sneed’s Broken To Minister gets in the top 50 making its debut at #36.  The Top 25 CDs in Gospel Music are listed below

 

 

 

  1. Various Artist                                                      WOW GOSPEL 2015
  2. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir                               Pray
  3. Various Artist                                                      WOW GOSPEL 2014
  4. Tasha Cobbs                                                         Grace
  5. Various Artist                                                       Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  6. Fred Hammond                                                    I Will Trust
  7. Jason Nelson                                                         Jesus Revealed
  8. Dorinda Clark Cole                                               Living It
  9. J Moss                                                                   Grown Folk Gospel
  10. Dr. Larry Reid                                                      The Set
  11. 3 Winans Brothers                                                Foreign Land
  12. DeWayne Woods                                                   Life Lessons
  13. Wess Morgan                                                        Livin
  14. Erica Campbell                                                     Help
  15. Youthful Praise w/ JJ Hairston                         I See Victory
  16. William McDowell                                                Withholding Nothing
  17. Icon Gospel                                                           Icon Gospel
  18. Jessica Reedy                                                       Transparent
  19. GGC Volume 1                                                      GGC Volume 1
  20. VaShawn Mitchell                                                Unstoppable
  21. Rance Allen Group                                                Celebrate
  22. Ben Tankard                                                         Full Tank 2.0
  23. GGC Volume 2                                                      GGC Volume 2
  24. Smokie Norful                                                       Forever Yours
  25. Deitrick Haddon                                                    Best of Deitrick

The Set From Dr. Larry Reid Lands In Billboard Top 10

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Larry Reid The SetDr. Larry Reid and the Breakthrough Singers caught our attention with Better Than Ever from his debut CD, Work Me Over.  He then took his group to places near and far and developed a set of music that the group delivered during their concert performances.  The music was so well received that Reid decided to press, package and deliver it to his fans.  Thus, The Set was born.  Led by excitement generated from the lead single Can’t Take God From Me, The Set made its debut on March 3rd and landed in the top ten on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums charts.