Archive for the ‘Album Releases’ Category

Fred Hammond Releases I Will Trust

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Fred Hammond I Will TrustFred Hammond makes a declaration of faith with the release of I Will Trust, his new 12 track CD for RCA Inspiration released on November 17th.  The award winning singer/songwriter and producer used his experiences with double knee surgery as the inspiration for the title song.  Of his experiences, Hammond states “I had to learn how to walk again, but I did it and trusted God and that’s kind of what makes this album special. All of the emotional trauma that came with it.”

Fresh from the 30 city Festival of Praise tour with Donnie McClurkin, Hammond will embark upon a promo tour in support of the new disc visiting Dallas, Houston and Atlanta.

Andrea Helms Makes Debut In Billboard Top Ten

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

HelmsDream Records must be doing some hand clapping of their own as Clap Your Hands,  the new release of Andrea Helms makes its debut at #6 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Helms captured the hearts of many with her performances during Season 4 of BET’s Sunday Best television show.  She continues to tour across the country with upcoming stops in Philly, Cleveland, Columbus and Tampa, Florida.

JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Hit #1 On Billboard

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

SHIRTEDIT_MG_7911Its a victorious celebration as JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise’s 7th CD I See Victory which made its debut at #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart rises to the #1 spot.  Youthful Praise has and continues to be a dominant force  delivering songs of celebration including After This, Incredible God, Incredible Praise, Deliverer and Awesome God.  Hairston and YP will perform Bless Me on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel on Sunday, November 23rd.

 

foreverJONES Readies Musical Prayer Project

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

familyjonesReinforcing the ideology of “the family that prays together, stays together”, foreverJONES is ready to present their first new offering in two years entitled the Musical Prayer Project.  Dewitt Jones noted the necessity of teaching people about an important connection with God through prayer and stated, “We must send prayer music into the future with the next generation.”

The disc will also feature the track Access, the long awaited solo performance from Dominique which is a follow up to her Stellar Award winning  song He Wants It All.

Riverside SDA Celebrates Release Of Declare Your Name

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

RiversideThe music ministry of Nashville’s Riverside Seventh Day Adventist Church comes to the forefront with the release of Declare Your Name, the first single from their live recording.  Pastor Furman Fordham spoke on how the recording came to fruition.  “A few years ago we were convicted that God wanted us to capture the amazing music ministry that we enjoy at Riverside week after week, and provide it as an evangelistic offering to our broader community. We are thrilled to announce the official release of ‘Declare Your Name’ the first single from our debut Riverside Worship Arts Ministry Project”.  The disc will feature guest performances from Take 6’s Joey Kibble, Earnest Pugh, Lecresia Campbell, Michelle Prather and others.  Look for the project in early 2015.

 

 

L Spenser Smith Hits Number 4 On Billboard

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

LSSmith 2L Spenser Smith proves Unstoppable with his debut solo offering bowing at number 4 on the Top Billboard Gospel Albums Chart.  “Wow! This is much more than I asked God for on that night in September 21, 2012,” Smith shares.  “I knew I had been given something special and I just wanted to share it with the world. To ‘chart’ is the icing on the cake that’s STILL in the oven. I’m grateful to everyone who has supported the music, message and the motion of UNSTOPPABLE! God is faithful!” 

New Music and Live Recording For Israel Houghton

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Israel 1014Israel Houghton wants you to know that you are covered as his new single is released to radio.    “Anyone who has followed our music for any length of time in our 15 years of existence knows that we tend to sing a lot about God’s grace,” said Israel Houghton.  “We all need it. This single “Covered” represents the newest—and I believe clearest version of that force of God’s favor that I’ve ever had the privilege of writing.”

Israel and New Breed set their sites on Asia for a multi-country live recording of COVERED…ALIVE IN ASIA.  The new album will mark Houghton’s 10th album with New Breed.  The project will feature a concert film on limited theatrical release and DVD and a Spanish companion album.

David Daughtry Leaps On Billboard Charts

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Karew RecordsDavid Official Press celebrates the success of David Daughtry as his self titled debut CD bows at #12 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  “On behalf of Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Karen Clark Sheard, everyone at Karew is very excited about David’s project and his debut on the charts,” says Karew’s General Manager, Darrell Thompson.  “In the current state of the music industry, it is difficult for established artist to find an audience.  Accordingly, it is refreshing to know that as a new artist, consumers are supporting David.  We know that as the word of mouth builds, so will future success.”

Andrea Helms Signs With Dream Gospel

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

HelmsThe Dream Gospel roster continues its growth with the recent signing of BET Sunday Best Season 4 finalist Andrea Helms.   The Texas native grew up surrounded by church (her dad a preacher and musician) and developed a love for music at an early age.  She assumed leadership of the music department of her father’s church upon graduating high school and today continues her work in music ministry as her husband now serves as pastor.  She desires to use her music to connect people with Jesus.  ” I want people to know how big Jesus is through what I sing.  I want them to know He is real.   I’m excited for this new chapter in my life and I can’t wait to have you all hear it.”

Clap Your Hands hits stores on October 27th.

 

Lecrae Makes History!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Lecrae Congrats to Lecrae and Reach Records who makes history with the f irst Gospel Album EVER to top Billboard’s Top 200, beating out Maroon 5, R&Bs Jhene Aiko and Rocker Ryan Adams to take the #1 Spot.    Anomaly sold 88,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 14, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Lecrae’s collective catalog of seven studio albums has yielded 1.4 million album sales and 2.9 million track downloads.