Archive for the ‘Album Releases’ Category

David Daughtry Releases Debut Project September 9th

Friday, August 29th, 2014

While the single sparked pandemonium and had people “leaping” all over the country, the self titled and anticipated debut of Karew Records recording artist David Daughtry is sure to stir the hearts and minds of listenersDaughtry 1 with its release on September 9th.
David defines his musical style as diverse stating emphatically, “I see myself as a diverse singer.” I love music and sing both in and outside of the church. I love the old traditional gospel songs and contemporary gospel music and I wanted the album to capture everything that I do. Mostly, I want people to be lifted and encouraged by it and feel the presence of God when they listen.”

Johnny B Williams Making Good Noise

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Johnny BSocial Media has been abuzz about Houston Texas based singing sensation Johnny B. Williams.  One listen and you will agree that the hype-meisters got this one right.  Williams spent most of his youth surrounded by music and started singing and playing at an early age.  His love for music continued through his high school and college years as he earned degrees in theater and education administration.  A proud father and husband, Williams takes great pride in molding young minds as a public school teacher and honors the Lord with his gift every week in the position of  music director at Houston’s Fallbrook Church.  Williams’ radio single, The Greatest King is making impact at radio now and his Songs for the World to Sing is available on digital outlets everywhere.

Paul Turner and CMI Take Center Stage

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Chicago is an indisputable CHOIR CONCLAVE. The hallowed roster includes the likes of Rev. Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Singers, Rev. Clay Evans’ Fellowship Church Choir, Dr. Charles Hayes and the Cosmo Warriors, Ricky DilPTCMI Coverlard and New G and New Direction to simply name a few.  Adding to the list is Paul Turner and Creation Ministries Incorporated with the debut of A Singer’s Point of View.
Turner grew up on Chicago’s west side among the social ills that plague the inner city yet made a conscious decision to devote himself to music and the church. He joined the choir (which was originally the Lake Street Community Choir) as their first musician shortly after its inception and ascended the ranks to choir leader. Inspired by Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath ordained that we should walk in them”, he rebranded the choir as Creation Ministries and set out on a mission to do “good works” by providing inspiration, light and hope to those in need.

Turner invites all to experience the “sound of creation” via their debut CD, A Singer’s Point of View.

 

A Video Thank You From Pastor Smokie Norful

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Pastor Smokie Norful expresses his heartfelt gratitude as he celebrates a #1 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Debut for FOREVER YOURS, his long awaited project released on August 5th. Smokie Norful Forever Yours

 

 

New Music From VaShawn Mitchell

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

VaShawn GMGAward winning singer/songwriter VaShawn Mitchell affords us a birdseye hear and listen of new music from his new CD with the release of the God My God EP.  In addition to the radio single, the EP also features 3 additional songs which were part of an epic 2-part live recording in Chicago and Atlanta earlier this year.  The full project will be released in the fall

JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Release Bless Me

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Its new music from JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise in the form of Bless Me, a new radio single from I See Victory, the group’s forthcoming CD.  Pastor Donnie McClurkin joins YP on the song SHIRTEDIT_MG_7911which is available at digital outlets everywhere.  I See Victory was recorded live in Bloomfield, Connecticut and also features performances from Karen Clark Sheard, Vashawn Mitchell, Jason Nelson and Deon Kipling.  The full project hits stores on October 28th.

The Return of Saints With A Vision

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Saints AliveThe year was 1999 when Pharis Evans, Jr. and Saints With a Vision (SWV) burst on the scene with their debut project Calling All Saints.  The disc produced a wave of great choir music including Oh, How He Loves Me, Great Things and the unforgettable If Nothing Else, Thank You, which led to top placement on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart, a Stellar Award nomination and a Chicago Music Award.

Fast forward to 2014 and prepare yourself  as the Saints get ready for another go round with the release of the Deeds of the Lord, the new single from their soon to be released Saints Alive CD.  The group will celebrate their 16th Anniversary with a concert kick off to their multi city promotional tour.

Sunday Best Season 6 Winner Tasha Lockhart Delivers Solo Debut August 5th

Friday, August 1st, 2014

TPLockhartOn the heels of the hugely successful “Kirk Franklin Presents Tye Tribbett Tour” alongside label mates the Walls Group, BET Sunday Best Season 6 Winner Tasha Lockhart prepares for the release of her debut solo project, Here Right Now on August 5th on Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA .

“I couldn’t be more proud to present Tasha as the first female artist on my new label,” says Kirk Franklin. “Tasha has a powerful story, and her lifestyle matches her music.”

Lockhart gets some help from her friends and family on Here Right Now in the person of  her mom, Lisa Page Brooks as well as acclaimed singer/songwriter PJ Morton.  Lockhart performs on Sunday Best on August 3rd and makes an appearance on 106 & Park on August 6th.

Continuing the Legacy with the Highway QCs

Friday, July 25th, 2014

QCsIn 1945, a group of teenagers assembled at Chicago’s Highway Baptist Church with the intentions of forming a singing group. The group consisted of Sam Cooke, Creadell Copeland, and two pairs of brothers, Marvin and Charles Jones and Curtis and Lee Richardson. This would mark the beginnings of the Highway QCs. During the early years, the group would experience years of personnel changes. Sam Cooke’s decision to leave the group to join the Soul Stirrers would make way for the introduction of his replacement, Lou Rawls. Rawls would stay for two years and leave to join the Chosen Gospel Singers of Los Angeles. He would be replaced by Johnnie Taylor. In the interim, the QCs made their recording debut on the Vee Jay label in 1955. Shortly thereafter, Spencer Taylor (cousin of Johnnie) would become a member of the group and upon Johnnie Taylor’s departure to go and join the Soul Stirrers following the departure of Sam Cooke, Spencer Taylor would lead the Highway QCs for more than 5 decades.
The legacy of the Highway QCs is continued with the addition of Taylor’s sons, Spencer Taylor III and Lynn “Fuzzy” Taylor joining their father in the group. With no signs of slowing down, the Taylors have secured their mark on the future with the launch of an independent label and preparations for a new disc from the Highway QCs in the fall of 2014.

Dorothy Norwood Music Group Inks Deal with EchoPark/JDI

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Dorothy NorwoodDN Incredible Journey Music Group has announced a distribution deal with EchoPark/JDI Entertainment and is readying the 52nd solo release of the world’s greatest story teller, Evangelist Dorothy Norwood in October. An Incredible Journey, produced by Norwood and Cedric Thompson features stellar performances from Dorinda Clark Cole, LeJuene Thompson, VaShawn Mitchell and Melvin Williams on the lead single, When the Church Begins to Pray.