Archive for the ‘Album Releases’ Category

Michael Bethany Makes Debut In Top 5 on Billboard

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Bethany Album CoverMichael Bethany’s solo debut Yours Forever makes its entrance in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Bethany shared these words of appreciation, “”WOW”, I am always grateful to God for the opportunity He gives ordinary people to accomplish great things in the kingdom.  This has been a long journey, and along the way, I dealt with issues of if this was what I should be doing, was I even good enough to do this and the associated doubts and discouragement that comes along with the process.  I was quickly humbled when I realized that none of this is about me and I clung to God’s promises.  When it all boils down, the answer is simple, honor God, stay in His word and hold to His promises. He will come through.”

Bethany continues touring in support of the CD’s release with scheduled stops bringing him to the midwest and east coast in late Summer and early Fall.

Michael Bethany Releases Solo Project

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Michael Bethany has been aBethany Album Cover fixture on the music stage for some 15 years, working with top Gospel acts including Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, Myron Butler and Kirk Franklin.  The singer/songwriter and worship leader  comes into his own with the release of  Yours Forever, his debut CD across digital outlets.  The Stellar Award nominated songwriter and BMI Award recipient collaborates with Calvin Rogers and Phillip Feaster to produce 11 tracks that run the gamut of musical styles from high-energy praise, intimate worship, artistic, and intense gospel.

Leading people into worship has become a passion for Bethany as he travels around the globe helping people to experience God’s presence.  The Dallas, Texas resident finds great joy in his post as Executive Director of Worship at the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church under the leadership of senior pastor, Dr. Tony Evans.

Bethany will make several appearances in support of the CD’s release including this year’s EK Bailey Preaching Conference in Dallas.

Charles Jenkins Takes Winning To Another Level

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Charles Jenkins has collaborated with award winning producer Warryn Campbell with the result being his latest track Winning.  “I wanted Charles Jenkins Winningto lift people up with a different sound and spread some #positiveair on the the radio airwaves and social media,” says Jenkins who is pastor of the historic Fellowship Chicago. “There’s so much bad news, pain, negativity, violence and hopelessness in the world right now that we just wanted to send out some encouragement and remind everyone that they can win and be upbeat in this thing called life.”

Winning will be available at all digital retailers on July 22nd and is the first single from Jenkins’ new disc called Think About These Things.   This will be the first project from Jenkins’ new distribution agreement with the San Francisco based Empire Group who boasts a roster of Hip Hop acts that include Hip Hop acts such as T.I., Anderson .Paak, Snoop Dogg, Jamaican DJ Popcaan and R&B recording artist Lloyd.

Jenkins will complete dates on the McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Tour winding up in Los Angeles on October 15th.

New Album From Tamela Mann September 9

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Tamela One Way CoverWith God Provides making its way to the top of the radio charts, TIllyMann Music Group sets the date of September 9th as the release date for One Way, the new project from multiple award winning songstress and actress Tamela Mann.  “This project has been a labor of love,” Tamela said. “Songs by some of the top writers and producers from different genres all came together to fit into a beautiful puzzle. I believe this album is going to encourage so many – wherever they’re at. I hope people will open their hearts to receive the message of the songs and let His word speak into their life.”

One Way is produced by Myron Butler and David Mann with production assistance from Kirk Franklin,  Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin and Timbaland.

William Murphy Gets His First Number 1

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

William Murphy-Demonstrate-Album coverRCA Inspiration celebrates as Demonstrate, the new CD from Grammy nominated Bishop William Murphy takes a bow this week at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.  The album was recorded before a live audience at The Church at Chapel Hill in Douglasville, Georgia and marks the singer/songwriter’s fifth solo project.

 

Murphy could not contain his excitement with the news, “I’m extremely grateful to God, and to every person, who’s helped to make my new CD/DVD, DEMONSTRATE, #1! Your love and your support is Divine, and I pray that every song helps you to encounter God’s Presence, over and over, and over again.”

VaShawn Mitchell Debuts Video For Joy

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Vashawn Mitchell JoyAudiences around the world are experiencing great Joy with the release of VaShawn Mitchell’s new single.  “Joy” is the first single from the multiple Grammy and Stellar nominated artist’s  new album, SECRET PLACE, which was recorded in South Africa.

This  live recording  and worship experience was held at the  MOSAÏEK TEATRO in Fairland, Gauteng, South Africa (a suburb of Johannesburg). The concert incorporated the beauty, power and sounds of South Africa with a prominent sound of worship that has become Mitchell’s signature. The live atmosphere and energy from the South African audience reflected the globalization of Gospel music and unifying power of worship.

 

 

 

Jekalyn Carr’s The Life Project Set For August Release

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Jekalyn Carr 2Jekalyn Carr is ready for the world to hear the music from her third album, The Life Project, which hits stores and digital outlets on August 5th.  You’re Bigger, the first single from the project continues its reach on Gospel radio hitting number 2 on both the BDS and Mediabase charts, and the live video has garnered some 185,000 views in a month.  Essence Magazine named Carr one of Gospel’s 15 artists to watch.

The Life Project is Carr’s first live project and she took time to talk to GOSPELflava about the CD and what inspires her to keep on going, read our interview here: The Rising Star of Jekalyn Carr

Deon Kipping Charts At Number 1

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Deon Kipping_SomethingToTalkAbout_AlbumCover_FINALRCA Inspiration joins singer/songwriter Deon Kipping in celebrating his first number one debut on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart with Something To Talk About.  The 15 track CD is Kipping’s third release and immediately follows his 2012 hit album I Just Want To Hear You.  The album’s success is fueled by hit radio singles Place Called Victory and By Myself.

GOSPELflava spoke with Kipping on the inspiration behind the music here : In Tune With Deon Kipping

Glenn Allen Gray Addresses Life’s Challenges In New Song

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Blessing GAGSinger/songwriter Glenn Allen Gray states that prayer is the answer with the release of his latest single, Lord We Need Your Blessing.  Gray wrote the song in response to the blaring images of  violence against the youth across the nation as well as being personally impacted by the Flint water crisis.   “The world as we know it is on a downward spiral and moving quickly”, says Gray.  “Living in Flint and seeing first-hand the water crisis and its impact on all life, not just the young but the old, it is clear that we need a course of action and immediate assistance. II Chronicles 7:14 is the answer for our problem.   Every major move of God comes as people unite and ask God to intervene.”

Gray’s musicality and exposure to the Eddie Kendricks Motown sounds shine as he collaborates with noted producer Jeffrey LaValley as well as up and coming Gospel Rap artist Darian GrayLord We Need Your Blessing is available now on iTunes, Amazon and other retailers.

African Worship Leader Uche Agu Releases The Glory Experience

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Uche Agu2African Worship Leader Uche Agu makes a praise declaration with the release of The Glory Experience Deluxe Edition.  Recorded live in Houston, the CD presents Agu as he celebrates God in all his majesty and power.  Production assistance comes from producer, musician and songwriter Clay Bogan III (William McDowell, Israel & New Breed), coveted vocal arranger and worship artist Daniel Johnson, world-class drummer Chris Coleman (Israel & New Breed, Chaka Khan, Prince), Grammy award winning recording engineer Danny Duncan and along with the Grammy award winning mix engineer Paul “Salvo” Salveson.

The Nigerian born preacher’s kid began singing God’s praises since the age of 3  and has ministered abroad across Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. The Glory Experience is available via iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets now.