Archive for May, 2016

Worship Leader Jeff Walthal Releases More Of You

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Walthal CoverFor almost 2 decades Jeff Walthal has led God’s people to experience the presence of God through the power of praise and worship.  Walthal extends his borders with the May 13th release of More of You.

The CD, recorded live at the Capital Community Church captures Walthal lifting up the name of Jesus and  doing what he does best with production and writing assistance from Stellar Award winning producer Dana Sorey (Tye Tribbett, Jason Nelson, Marvin Sapp, Anthony Brown &Group TherAPy).

More of You is available at all digital retail outlets now.

 

Tim Bowman Bows At #1 On Billboard

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

TimBowmanJr_LISTEN_COVERTim Bowman Jr. celebrates his debut release Listen as it makes its entry at #1 on the Billboard Gospel albums chart.  The CD, produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkinson his Lifestyle Music Group label was heavily fueled by the radio single, I’m Good.

Bowman had this to say: “I can’t put it into words how this moment feels! My very first #1 album! It’s been a long road but now, more importantly than anything; the world can begin to hear what we have been working on! God is great!”

Jerkins echoed with his sentiments: “Listen is an incredible album from start to finish. We wanted to create a project that transcends a single genre, and we put our passion and heart into it and gave it to God.”

Lecrae Inks Deal With Columbia Records

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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After a decade with Reach Records, Lecrae has signed with Columbia Records.  Columbia, the largest label under Sony Music, is home to Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, and Adele.
With Grammy and Dove awards, Lecrae has enjoyed critical acclaim, as well as mainstream success having collaborated with hit artists, topping the Billboard charts, and appearing on The Tonight Show. The new deal will allow Lecrae to continue to make music in conjuction with Reach, the label he founded.  Lecrae also recently releases a new book, Un-Ashamed, which made The New York Times bestseller list.

Bishop Hezekiah Walker Honored By GMA

Friday, May 13th, 2016

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Earlier this week, Bishop Hezekiah Walker was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Grammy Award-winning gospel artist was honored along with singer/songwriter Russ Taff; founder of Christian Copyright Licensing International, Howeard Rachinski, and other industry luminaries.

The honorees were celebrated with tributes and performances from Lady Antebellum’s Hillary, Richard Smallwood, JJ Hairston, Michael English, Amy Grant and Pastor Donnie McClurkin. You can view the ceremony when it airs on JUCE TV June 5 at 10p .

Charles Jenkins is London Bound

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

CharlesJenkins1Pastor Charles Jenkins takes the #WAR cry overseas for dates in the United Kingdom.  The Chicago based ensemble will be in concert at London’s The Rock Tower on Friday, May 13th followed by the Sunday morning worship experience at at Kingsway International Christian Centre’s Prayer City  location.

“This will be my first real promotional tour in London,”Jenkins noted.  The pastor of 8,000 member Fellowship Chicago Church will also do interviews and press for various outlets during his visit.

Bryan Popin Returns With Such A Time As This

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Bryan Popin ministers words of life with the release of his new single, Such A Time As This, impacting radio across the country. “This song was born through a very confusing time in my life,” Popin stated. “I’ve felt what so many people feel, but don’t always say – one moment you experience favor and a blessing you don’t deserve, then the next you are so beat down you feel like it’s all over. But Bryan Popinthank God, something or someone comes along to remind you that God has placed you exactly where you are supposed to be at this moment, at this exact time! This IS your time; this IS your moment and He’s with you through it all – He’s not giving up on you even when we give up on yourself. I’m learning sometimes it’s just another chapter to the story.”

“Such A Time As This,” is available now on iTunes and all digital outlets. It is the first single to follow the critically acclaimed project, I Can Make It. Popin’s new album is slated to release later this year on his joint venture imprint label, Little Boy Wonder Music | Flaydo Music.

New Mobile App and Tour Dates Announced For Kierra Sheard

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Karew Records recording artist Kierra Sheard is banking on girl power to propel her solo tour hitting the road in July.  Sheard took to social media to announce online auditions for her all girl band.  While the band is comprised of girls, Sheard extends an invitation for guys to enjoy the music of the tour.

“I want those thatKierra Kiki Sheard come, to leave feeling refreshed. Transparency, God, love, music, and more is what I’ll have to offer. I’ll have fun on this tour and do things that I’ve never done before. I will not be prohibited or stopped by anyone but God! I won’t worry about what’s said, I’m going for a raw experience! People don’t want fake experiences. They want what’s real. We all want to feel like we aren’t alone while doing this thing called “life,” says Kierra.

In addition, Sheard is excited about the release of her very own mobile app going live on May 12th.

Shirley Caesar Reunites With Sanchez Harley For Mother Emanuel AME Church Tribute

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Award winning producer Sanchez Harley returns to the studio with Pastor Shirley Caesar to produce a moving musical tribute in the form of the composition destined to be a classic and aptly titled Mother Emanuel.  The song, written by Reba and Donnie McGuire and Chip Davis celebrates the enduring spirit of the members of Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church who united a nation after tragedy befell the congregation resulShirleyCaesar-FillThisHouse-AlbumCoverFinalting in the loss of nine lives during its weekly bible study last year.

Chip Davis presented the idea of the song to Donnie and Reba McGuire and upon its completion, contacted Sanchez Harley, who insisted that Pastor Caesar should hear it.  Pastor Caesar loved the song immediately and prevailed upon her record company to make it part of her upcoming project.

Mother Emanuel is one of eleven songs comprising Fill This House, the new CD from Pastor Caesar scheduled for release on Friday June 3, 2016

 

Pastor David Wright Gives Us Reasons To Clap Our Hands

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

DW CYHPastor David Wright perpetuates the Sunday morning church experience with the release of Clap Your Hands, his second installment from the New York Fellowship Mass Choir – Next Generation.  “I am building on the legacy laid by my Dad, Pastor Timothy Wright, when he started the New York Fellowship Mass Choir over 15 years ago.  We want to do all that we can to make sure that the choir sound is kept in tact, as the trend is that people are doing away with choirs and replacing them with praise team and ensembles.  This album shows that the choir is still viable. The title song,  Clap Your Hands is an old call and response song that we used to sing in the church a long time ago that we put a new spin on.”

Clap Your Hands features some of New York’s finest assembled en masse as well as performances from Wright’s own Godfather Records roster.  There are cameo appearances from the incomparable Doobie Powell, Roger Hambrick,  Leon Lacey, Timiney Figueroa Caton, Monique Walker, and Evangelist Rubenstine McClure.

Clap Your Hands is available on all digital outlets.

 

Pastor Dale Sanders Makes A Declaration Of Victory In You Win

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Pastor Dale Sanders strikes a resonant chord with people across the country via the release of his latest single, You Win.  The NOLA based mPastor Dale Sandersinistry gift operates in a Levitical anointing while serving as Pastor, Prophet and Teacher of two prominent and thriving congregations.  The message of You Win was deposited in Sanders’ spirit after experiencing the devastation of watching his father, Pastor Leroy Sanders, Sr. endure the humiliation of false accusation, arrest and a two-year court battle resulting in the elder Sanders leaving the two churches he worked for 40 years to build.

In the midst of the chaos, the Lord reminded Dale Sanders of his promise as recorded in Jeremiah 29:11 and his everlasting love.  He clung to the promise that the fight was fixed in his favor and in the end, he would come out a winner.  Setting words to music gave birth to vision and a single was released.  You Win delivers an encouraging expression of love from God himself and has made its way into the top 50 on Billboard’s Gospel Radio chart.

Pastor Dale Sanders lays out the facts of his father’s story of turning tragedy to triumph in the new book, Termites In the Church.  Sanders will travel to various cities across the country in support of the book’s May 28th release.   Sanders will return to the studio to work on music for his upcoming CD scheduled for release in the third quarter.