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Live Recording for Anthony Brown and group therAPy

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Anthony BrownIt looks like the end of January is going to be one for the books as Tyscot recording artists Anthony Brown and group therAPy head to Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church for a live recording on January 31st.  A slew of guests will be on hand to enhance the live experience including Maurette Brown Clark, Bishop Rance Allen, The Walls Group’s Darrell Walls, Gaye Arbuckle, Chrystal Rucker and Beverly Crawford.

Can We Get A Witness? Yes! Reunion and Live Recording Announced

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Was it just our way of thinking or did welisa-page-brooks all consider Witness, the female group organized by Michael Brooks as the counterpart of Commissioned????  Widely regarded as one of Gospel Music’s most prominent female groups, Witness dominated the airwaves with hits that included Safety, Get In the Way, Standard, He Can Do the Impossible, Magnify and many others.  GOSPELflava would like to take full credit for impressing upon the hearts and minds of the group members and Bishop Michael Brooks to pull the group together for one more go around.  It is now official as Lisa Page Brooks took to social media to announce her live recording featuring a Witness reunion taking place on MStandarday 1st at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple.  Stay tuned for details……

3’s Up for Rapper Dee-1 On February 17th

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Dee1_3sUp_coverRCA Inspiration announced news of the first major-label release from Dee-1 on February 17th.  The native New Orleans rapper has been called one of the most important artists in hip-hop music today. The EP is available now for pre order and will feature the singles “Against Us” and “I’m Not Perfect”

Ashford Sanders Drops New Music February 23rd

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

GOSPELflava was the first to break the news of music coming from Sunday Best Season 5 Finalist and Fan Favorite Ashford Sanders. Now comes word of the February release of a brand new single,Ashford Sanders official Because You’ve Been Good.

Sanders says the song is a personal testimony for him. “God has been good to me, and I know I have been blessed. Not that everyday in my life has been good, I have had some sleepless nights and days filled with pain, but I am a living witness that God will bring you through every situation. …… I can sing anything, but my heart is in songs with substance, and Because You’ve Been Good sums up how great God has been in my life. I can’t help but thank and praise Him for his goodness TO ME.”

Because You’ve Been Good is written and produced by Pharis Evans, Jr. and hits digital retail outlets on February 23rd.  Sanders will perform the song as he makes concert dates throughout the US leading up to the GMWA Board Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Crystal Aikin Delivers All I Need February 3rd

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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The world came to know of and love  the talents of Crystal Aikin via her win of the BET Sunday Best competition and she made her recording debut with I Desire More in 2009 .  Her sophomore project, All I Need,  hits stores and digital outlets on February 3rd.  Her lead single So Amazing is gaining traction at radio across the country.

Top 25 Gospel Albums

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Fred Hammond’s I Will Trust holds on to the top spot as Brian Courtney Wilson makes his debut at number 2 on the the Soundscan Top 25 Gospel Albums Chart for this week.  Fred Hammond I Will Trust

  1.  Fred Hammond                          I Will Trust
  2. Brian Courtney Wilson             Worth Fighting For
  3. Tasha Cobbs                                  Grace
  4. Various Artists                            WOW Gospel 2014
  5. J Moss                                              Grown Folks Gospel
  6. Youthful Praise/JJ Hairston  I See Victory
  7. VaShawn Mitchell                       Unstoppable
  8. Smokie Norful                               Forever Yours
  9. Erica Campbell                             Help
  10. Michelle Williams                       Journey To Freedom
  11. The Walls Group                          Fast Forward
  12. 3 Winans Brothers                      Foreign Land
  13. Icon Gospel                                   Icon Gospel
  14. Jessica Reedy                               Transparent
  15. The Rance Allen Group            Celebrate
  16. Wess Morgan                                Livin
  17. Lynda Randle                              Ageless Hymns
  18. Ricky Dillard & New G              Amazing
  19. Jimmy Greene                             Beautiful Life
  20. Tasha Page-Lockhart                Here Right Now
  21. William McDowell                      Withholding Nothing
  22. Various Artists                            Motown Christmas
  23. James Fortune & FIYA            Live Through It
  24. Donnie McClurkin                      Duets
  25. Deitrick Haddon                         Best of Deitrick Haddon

 

Israel Houghton Celebrates God’s Goodness

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

2015 marks a milestone in the music ministry of award winning worship leader and singer/songwriter Israel Houghton; 15 years of ministry with New Breed and the March release of CoHougton 2015vered, Live in Asia, his 10th album with the group.  Making impact is the current single, How Awesome Is Our God, which is now available on all digital outlets on January 13th and features the inimitable Yolanda Adams.  Houghton shared his joys of the pairing, “Having Yolanda Adams singing with us on this song marks a personal ‘bucket list’ moment for me!”

Houghton will be celebrated at the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Awards Ceremony in Atlanta on January 17th as well as taking part in the 16th Annual Superbowl Gospel Celebration concert series in Phoenix, AZ.  There are plans for a theatrical release of the “Alive in Asia” concert film to theaters in select cities.

 

Anthony Hamilton, PJ Morton & Dave Hollister Join DeWayne Woods For Life Lessons

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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DeWayne Woods provides “Soul Therapy” with Life Lessons, his new album after a four year hiatus.  Best known for Let Go, Let God and Living on the Top, Woods feels confident the music on the new disc will position him in a different perspective yet remain true to his sound.  “I can honestly say this is the kind of creative project I’ve always wanted to record where there is enough on it to cater to everyone, but not lose my core,” Woods says of his third faith-inspired album. “It’s always great to think about building your audience as you grow in your career, and I definitely feel this is the record to do so.”

Woods is joined by Anthony Hamilton and Dave Hollister on the current radio single Friend of Mine, and the project will also feature music from Avery* Sunshine, P.J. Morton and Larry Waddell & Stokley Williams of the legendary band Mint Condition. Life Lessons hits the streets on February 3rd.

Casey J Set For Live Recording

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Casey J heaBobby Jones Gospel -Day 1, Show 1ds to the Fresh Start Church in Duluth Georgia to record her first CD for Tyscot Records on January 30th.  The singer is enjoying the success of her single, Fill Me Up which hit #3 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay Chart as well as a recent appearance on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel show. Joining in during this night of worship will be RCA Inspiration recording artist, Jason Nelson.

Rod Lumpkin II Makes Dream Debut With Glimpse

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

GlimpseWorship Leader Rod Lumpkin makes a joyful noise and celebrates Jesus with the release of Glimpse, his debut CD for the Dream Gospel Label.  Lumpkin serves as Pastor of Praise and Worship for the Atlanta based Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Paul S. Morton as well as Overseer of Operations for the Worship Ministry of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.  His Unrestrained Worship Conference, now in its 8th year draws together worshipers from across the globe for a time of refreshing and renewal.  Glimpse hits digital outlets on January 13th