Archive for September, 2015

Travis Greene Shows His Intentionality

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

With high profile performances at Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest and the BET All Star Sunday Best Finale, its no wonder that Travis Greene’s single Intentional would hit #1 on the Travis GreeneMediabase Gospel Singles Chart. Greene also made his way to Chicago last weekend to appear alongside Jonathan McReynolds at his birthday/CD release event.  Needless to say, his personal testimony and music ministry left the audience in awe.

“I’m thrilled at the success of this single,” said  Greene.  “It is a dream come true.  I just want to encourage the body of Christ and the world to know that everything God allows to happen is on purpose.”

While the EP is available on all digital retail outlets now, a full CD from Greene  entitled The Hill makes its way to stores and digital outlets on October 30th.

Lisa Page Brooks Set For First Live Recording

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Mark your calendars forLisa Page October 23rd as the city of Detroit serves as the backdrop for Lisa Page Brooks’ first live solo recording.  This not to be missed event will take place at the Christian Tabernacle Church in Detroit, MI.  Music Legend and Commissioned co-founder Bishop Michael Brooks will produce the live music set including a highly anticipated reunion of the group Witness.

““We decided to do a live recording because my live performances often take on a deeper dimension than what we capture in the studio. I couldn’t think of a better special guest artist for the night,” Lisa Page Brooks says. “The fun of getting together to do a medley and getting to see everybody again is going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to a great time.”

Richard Smallwood’s “Total Praise” Sung for Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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Pope Francis arrived in the United States for the first time yesterday. In an elaborate ceremony this morning on the White House lawn, he spoke to 15,000 invited onlookers. Gospel music was front and center as well as the St. Augustine Catholic Church choir sang Richard Smallwood’s classic “Total Praise” for the Pope. We have learned that the Papal Choir is also scheduled to sing “Total Praise” later today at Mass today. Check out the video!

#PopeInDC: St. Augustine Catholic Church choir sing “Total Praise” for Pope Francis. #CHURCH. WATCH complete coverage here: http://nbc4dc.com/UJ0hmAb

Posted by NBC Washington on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cissy Houston to be Honored at Gospel Image Awards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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Award winning gospel and soul singer Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston and grandmother of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, will be honored at the Gospel Image Awards in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The multiple Grammy winning singer will be awarded the lifetime achievement honor at Saturday’s event, held at Halton Theater. “Miss Cissy has worked for the gospel industry for a very, very long time and she’s very deserving of this award,” said Diana Davis, Gospel Image Awards executive producer.

Houston was in the Drinkard Singers and well-known vocal group the Sweet Inspirations, who performed alongside artists like Aretha Franklin, Elvis, and countless others. She won two Grammys in 1998 and 1996 for traditional soul gospel albums.

Check Out Yolanda Adams On The America’s Got Talent Finale

Friday, September 18th, 2015

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Just weeks after a stellar performance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Yolanda Adams made a return to the network last night. (more…)

Lonnie Hunter Announces End Of Radio Show

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Lonnie-HunterSyndicated radio host and Tyscot recording artist Lonnie Hunter informed listeners that his radio show will come to an end on September 21st.  “It’s time for a change,” Hunter says of his exit that’s been in the plans for weeks. “I’ve loved doing the show, interviewing artists and playing the Battle of the Sexes and Clues & Categories games with the audience; but I’ve got lots of other new and exciting adventures on the horizon that I’m about to get off the ground.”

The Stellar Award winning artist and Pastor of Worship for New Jersey Bishop David Evans’ Bethany Baptist Church is preparing for the release of He’s Worthy, the new single from his Billboard top 5 charting CD #GETITDONE.  Hunter will make his final appearance on October 17th in Los Angeles as host of this year’s McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour and has signed on for hosting duties as the tour celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2016.  Plans are in the works for Hunter to transition to television with details on the show and format to come in the near future.

 

Early Birthday Presents For Jonathan McReynolds

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Mcreynolds Life MusicJonathan McReynolds celebrates his birthday with the release of Life Music: Stage Two hitting stores and digital outlets on September 18th. Fueled by the release of Gotta Have You and Pressure, the highly anticipated disc made its debut at #1 on the Amazon Hot New Releases in Christian Music Chart.  The Chicago native will celebrate the release of the CD with a birthday party/CD release event in Chicago.  Guests include Israel Houghton, Travis Green and India Arie followed by additional performances in New York, DC, Oklahoma, Virginia, Canada and Norway.

New Music From Rev Luther Barnes

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Luther+BarnesOn the heels of chart topping releases from Maurette Brown Clark and the Japan Mass Choir, SRT Entertainment readies God’s Grace, the new single from celebrated songwriter Rev. Luther Barnes and the Red Bud Gospel Choir.

The North Carolina based group has given us such Gospel classics as I’m Still Holding On, The Other Shore, So Satisfied and You Keep On Blessing Me.  “God’s Grace” hit digital outlets on September 11th and serves as  the first new music released from the group in 10 years.

Sensere Makes Their Billboard Debut

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Florida based soul band SenSensere_2015sere celebrate Kingdom Therapy, their sophomore CD making its debut on the Billboard Charts at #28.  The group comprised of nine vocalists and instrumentalists is making preparation for their Live DVD recording taking place on September 25th at Florida Memorial University’s Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts in Miami Gardens, Florida.

ANTHONY BROWN & group therAPy Ride The Charts With Worth

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Worth, the lead single from Anthony Brown & group therAPy continues its ride at the top of the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart.  Brown and CoBrown Everyday Jesusmpany makes gains adding new fans with appearances on the BET Sunday Best singing competition, at TD Jakes’ Megafest and a live performance on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

Be sure to catch Anthony Brown 7 group therAPy on the final season of Bobby Jones Gospel on Sunday, November 22nd.