Archive for the ‘Album Releases’ Category

The Chicago Gospel Sound Celebrated On New Disc

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Sirens Records Lift Me UpThe Sirens Records, whose catalog includes memorable recordings from Gospel Legends Geraldine and Rev. Donald Gay, Rev. Dwayne Mason and Edward Robinson continues its delve into the revered Chicago Gospel sound with its latest release, Lift Me Up.

The CD pulls together some of Chicago’s finest keyboard masters including Richard Gibbs (son of Inez Andrews and accompanist for Aretha Franklin), Elsa Harris (longtime member of the Jessy Dixon Singers), Rev. Bryant Jones, Lavelle Lacy, Terry Moore, and Rev. Eric Thomas with master drummer Curtis Fondren for a nostalgic yet spirited encounter with Sunday church music.  Lending vocal assistance to the project are Rev. Donald Gay, Rev. DeAndrae Patterson and Dorothy Robertson.

Lift Me Up is a continuation of the label’s efforts  to preserve authentic Chicago Blues, Boogie Woogie, Gospel, and Jazz piano music. The disc hits retail outlets during the month of August.

Jovonta Patton Debut’s at #1 on Billboard Gospel Charts

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

51CWRwi2gVL._SS500_SS280One of the newest and vibrant talents in Gospel Music has a lot to celebrate. Independent Artist Jovonta Patton new album, “Finally Living”, debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts.  This is significant for Patton as he released this album independently without a major label or distribution. Patton is no stranger to the industry as he and his dynamic group, “Deliverance For Youth” (DFY) have been making strides in the industry. Their energetic vibe and vocal power have captured the attention of many top names and figures in Gospel Music. His Billboard accomplishment proves how the power of Gospel music stands true even in turbulent times. Patton says, “It feels great and its the exact reason why the gospel was formed to encourage and strengthen us  in times of weakness. “Finally Living” is available on all digital media outlets.

Fantasia Drops New Music With Tye Tribbett

Monday, July 25th, 2016

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Fantasia is set to drop her latest project The Definition of… this Friday, and the album features a collaboration with Tye Tribbett. Check out the debut of the song “I Made It” as performed by Fantasia this morning on Good Morning America.

 

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Donnie McClurkin Readies Us For The Journey

Monday, July 25th, 2016

D_McClurkin_TheJourney_CVRMultiple Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award winner Donnie McClurkin takes us on a musical experience by way of his seventh album The Journey, hitting stores and digital outlets on August 19th.  The disc features fourteen tracks in total that comprise eleven classics and three new songs including his latest single, I Need You.

The singer/songwriter and radio host hits the road bringing inspiring words and music to people across the country as he presents An Evening with Donnie McClurkin visiting several cities.  A tentative schedule is listed below

AN EVENING WITH DONNIE MCCLURKIN DATES

 

7/30                   Baltimore, MD               Israel Baptist Church

7/31                    New York, NY                Grant Memorial Park (WBLS/WLIB event)

8/20                    Dallas, TX                        Inspiring Body of Christ

8/21                    Cincinnati, OH               Sawyer Pointe Park (I Hear Music Conference)

8/25                    Richmond, VA               St. Paul’s Baptist Church

8/26                    Charlotte, NC                 Rock Church Center

8/27                    Fairburn, GA                  Open Bible Church

9/18                    Norfolk, VA                     Rock Church

9/24                    Montgomery, AL          Safe Harbor Church

TBS                      Chicago, IL                      TBS

TBS                      Detroit, MI                      Perfecting Church

 

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.