Archive for May, 2016

Pastor Hart Ramsey And NCC Family Choir Set Date For New Release

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

image1Pastor, Teacher, Life Coach and Author Hart Ramsey and the NCC Family Choir get in gear for the release of True Story, the follow up to their Billboard chart topping Next Now CD.

The NCC Family Choir burst on the scene with their inaugural project, Next Now, which produced the hit single God’s Up To Something Good.  The single was well received by radio audiences across the country, landing in the top ten of Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and propelling the album into the top 20 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.  Pastor Ramsey stated, “We are grateful for the privilege of encountering God in worship and touching people through the power of music.”  On this project, we chose to make a transparent statement of trust in the power of GOD to restore and heal His people.”

It Is So, the new single is scheduled to impact radio in early June and look for the release of the full project in early August

Pastor Dale Sanders Celebrates Release of Termites In The Church

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Sanders and Son1Noted pastor, preacher extraodinare and singer Dale J Sanders celebrated the release of Termites in the Church, the book that served as the inspiration behind his Billboard radio hit, You Win on Saturday, May 28th in Kenner, Louisiana at the Triumph Kingdom Builders Missionary Baptist Church pastored by his father, Reverend Leroy Sanders, Sr. The elder Sanders joined Pastor Dale along with members of the Sanders family for the occasion.

Termites in the Church offers a first hand account of Pastor Leroy Sanders service as pastor of a multi-site congregation for some 40 years, then encountering  a false accusation, arrest, trial and  public humiliation by the members of his own congregation. Pastor Dale shares a redeeming message of hope in the midst of tragedy, “what the devil meant for evil, God meant for good.  We are living witnesses that God can turn around any situation and give you a testimony of triumph even in the midst of what seems to be a tumultuous time.”

The Termites promotional tour having made stops across Louisiana and Houston, Texas will make its way to the Midwest before heading for the East Coast this fall.

Jonathan McReynolds Announces Elihu Nation Scholarships

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Jonathan McReynolds recently announced the creation of scholarships stemming from the launch of his new non profit initiative, Elihu NMcreynolds Life Musication.  Three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected college juniors, seniors, and grad students nationwide.  Interested applicants can check out the criteria and apply online via the www.elihunation.org website.

McReynolds came up with the idea of Elihu Nation for the young generation to find a deeper connection to the wisdom of God and serves as the basis for the Grammy nominated singer and songwriter’s continued efforts  to reach back into the community and connect audiences to God.

 

 

Fred Hammond Announces Dates For Festival Of Praise

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

FOP 16Fred Hammond announced the return of the ever popular Festival of Praise Tour, making its way across the country and visiting 2 dozen major cities. “FOP 2016 is going to be off the chain!,” Hammond said, adding, “ The thing I love about this tour is that no matter who you are or where you’ve come from, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, something is surely going to inspire you, and you’re going to want to come back again and again! You definitely don’t want to miss this so don’t be late because we’ve got an incredible show planned from beginning to end!”

This year’s lineup includes Hammond along with Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Regina Belle and Casey J.  Hammond also announced that his new CD will be released in October to coincide with the release of the FOP tour.

Lecrae Tells Life Story In New Book

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Grammy award winner Lecrae gives details of his journey and all the things that make for faith and freedom in Unashamed, his life story in his own words.  lecrae

The Atlanta based Christian hip hop artist has won seven Dove Awards,  won two Soul Train Music Awards and garnered a BET Hip Hop Awards nomination and one Billboard Music Award nomination.  His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.5 million copies.  In the book, he shares the experiences that have caused him to grow closer to God and deeper in His faith.

If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.” – Lecrae

I had learned to be unashamed in the midst of a fallen world. Now I needed to learn to be unashamed in the midst of a religious world.” – Lecrae

“Critics always have a lot of fury. But they rarely have a lot of facts.” – Lecrae

The book is available on Amazon and iTunes as well as in stores.

 

VaShawn Mitchell Debuts New Single on Facebook

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Vashawn MitchellNew music is coming from Vashawn Mitchell.  On Thursday, May 26th, the celebrated singer and noted songwriter will debut his new single, Joy on Facebook Live in addition to answering questions and taking comments from fans via his Facebook fan page.

“JOY,” is the first single from Mitchell’s soon to be released album, SECRET PLACE which was recorded earlier this year at the famed Mosaic Teatro Fairbanks in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kirk Sweeps Billboard

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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Kirk Franklin walked away with the three gospel category awards handed out at last night’s Billboard Music Awards.  Franklin with his latest project, Losing My Religion,  won the awards for Top Gospel Song, Top Gospel Album and Top Gospel Artist.

BET Award Gospel Nominees Announced

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Nominations for the 2016 BET Awards were announced overnight.  The BET Awards honor achievements in music, movies, television and sports. This year’s ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26, from inside the Microsoft Theater in L.A.  The gospel category nominees are:

 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy
Erica Campbell
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

 

Byron Cage Joins Chance The Rapper On Tonight Show

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

 

likenotoherByron Cage shared the stage with Chance the Rapper who was the featured musical guest on the May 6, 2016 episode of The Tonight Show featuring Jimmy Fallon. Chance served up his new single titled “Blessings” featuring Jamila Woods, and Cage on vocals. Chance 3 dropped May 13. Chance 3 dropped May 13. Cage is busy working his latest single “Like No Other”.  Check out the video of the broadcast below! (more…)

The Winans Get Bump From Drake

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

 

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A few weeks back, Drake dropped his latest project titled Views and included a very familiar sample from gospel’s first family. The first thirty seconds on the title track “Views”, features a sample from “The Question Is” the gospel mega-hit that debuted on the Winans inaugural release Introducing The Winans  that was first released in 1981.

Drake has broken Beyonce’s record for debut week U.S. streams and sold over 850k copies the first week. “The Question Is” saw Apple Music streams increase to 6,000, after averaging 200-300 prior to Drake using the sample.