Archive for the ‘Album Releases’ Category

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.

Fred Hammond Readies New Album For September 30th Release

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

FRED_HAMMOND-WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE-album artFred Hammond took to social media to introduce Father Jesus Spirit, the new single from his forthcoming album Worship Journal Live.   The new disc, the follow up to his 2014 hit CD I Will Trust was recorded last month in front of a standing room only crowd, marking Hammond’s first live recording in 17 years. Worship Journal Live hits stores and digital outlets on September 30th.

Hammond will introduce the music of the new album to audiences as he brings his ever popular Festival of Praise Tour to some 40 + cities across the US starting with the inaugural stop being October 5th  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining him on the tour this year is Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Regina Belle, Karen Clark Sheard, Casey J, and comedian Earthquake.

Mr. Del Announces Revolt Now Tour

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Revolt NowMoved by the plight facing youth in the inner city and urban communities, Pastor Delmar Lawrence aka Mr. Del has launched a new initiative called Revolt Now.  The experience combines hip hop music, dance, and the Word of God to engage, empower and encourage young people to receive salvation.  The Revolt Now Tour visited 12 cities during its 2015 run.  This year, Mr. Del gathers his Holy South soldiers and a host of other artists to take the music and message across the nation.  The tour serves as a backdrop for the release of “HOLY SOUTH: REVOLT” which features Boy Wonda, Eddie Jaymes Prodagal, Rashawn Merrick, M.A.D.E. 4 Christ, Mardye McDole, C. Elevation, Emory Anderson, M.A.J.O.R.S., J Crum, Sean Oliviera, B.I.C., Hi- Lite Real and Dem J boyz. 

The CD hits digital retailers on July 4th.

 

Current Schedule for Revolt Now

June 16            Atlanta, GA                         Monte Sinai Church
June 17           Atlanta, GA                         Christ Discipleship
June 18           Atlanta, GA                         Community Bible Chapel
June 30           Orlando, FL                        3 In 1 Café
July 1              Fort Myers, FL                    Mark Christian Ministries
July 2              Miami, FL                             In Spirit & Truth EC
July 7              Columbia, SC                      The Epic Center
July 8              Fayetteville, NC                   First Baptist Church
July 9              Greensboro, NC                  The Power Play Center
July 15            Colorado Springs, CO        Calvary Worship Center
July 16            Omaha, NE                          The Bridge Church of Omaha
July 21            Mobile, AL                           Right Way Christian Center
July 22            Chattanooga, TN                 Pneuma Christian Center
Sept 10           Dallas, TX                            Word of Truth Family Church

Williams Singers Exert Staying Power With Can’t Leave

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Williams Singers Cant LeaveEveryone’s favorite quartet The Williams Singers continue to make a lasting impression with “Can’t Leave”, the new single from their soon to be released Live project recorded last year.  Brothers Darnell, Dezmien and Dezrale mix traditional quartet-style singing with uplifting, contemporary Gospel and R&B and have gained the admiration and respect of fans across the country. Their 2014 CD Destined featured Lisa Knowles, Virgil Reilford and Zacardi Cortez on the hit “Been Good”.

The Indy based group caught the attention of  Doug and Melvin Williams and joined the Blackberry Records family earlier this year.  “Can’t Leave” is written by Darnell Williams and features a cameo performance by Sam James.  The Williams Singers In Real Time CD makes its debut later this year.

Ted Winn Invites Fans To Listening Party

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

11175026_10152937312602523_1479946091227277281_nAward Winning Gospel Artist Ted Winn has new music on the way and is inviting everyone to be apart. On Tuesday June 14th, Winn will go live on his Facebook and Periscope social media pages. Those who join him will be given the opportunity to hear his new single, “Grateful“, with Gospel’s newest sensation Maranda Willis.

The single is inspired by the Hawkins family classic, “Be Grateful”,  led by the legendary Lynette Hawkins Stephens. Willis who was dubbed as one of Essence Magazine’s, “Gospel Artist to Watch in 2016”, adds her own unique flair while remaining true to the musicality of the original Hawkins version.  When asked about recording the song with Winn she states, “It was a joy and honor to work with Ted. It’s such an amazing song and to be able to excerpt from the legendary Hawkins was humbling”. (more…)

Charles Butler & Trinity Make It To Number 2

Monday, June 13th, 2016

CharlesButler-MakeIt2Make It, the second project from DMV based Stellar nominated contemporary Gospel group Charles Butler and Trinity bows at #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Trinity, founded by Butler in 1997 has shared the stage with some of Gospel music’s greatest artists in addition to appearances at the White House, The March on Washington Anniversary celebration and having served as the backing ensemble on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel program for eight years.

The group made their national debut with the release of Better  for Earnest Pugh’s EPM Music Group label in 2014.  That album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Chart and garnered a Stellar nomination for the group.  The group recently signed with Anointed Sounds Records for the release of their sophomore project.  Their first single and title track Make It continues to dominate the radio charts, making its way into the top 40.

 

LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON BEGINS WORK ON NEW CD

Monday, June 13th, 2016

LeAndria-BETTER DAYSGrammy and Stellar Award winner Le’Andria Johnson took to social media on Sunday night to inform her fans that she has begun work on an upcoming solo album.  The Sunday Best winner released a new single, Better Days in March following the Season One finale of  Preachers of Atlanta.    Better Days also received a warm reception from audiences as Johnson performed the song on BET’s Celebration of Gospel.

This will be the fifth project from Johnson and she presented her wish list of collaborators and duet partners including Fantasia, Anthony Brown, Tye Tribbett, B Slade, Marvin Winans, Darryl Walls and Tim Rogers.