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Tim Bowman Jr Makes I’m Good His Summer Declaration

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

When you’re part of a musical family, the expectation of strong music potential can run high, fortunately with the case of Tim Bowman, Jr., we can rest easy. The son of noteTimmy Bowmand guitarist Tim Bowman, the younger introduced the saints to “sanctified scat” with his appearance on his aunt Vickie Winans’ smash hit, How I Got Over.  That was followed by the release of his independent CD in 2010 featuring Beautiful, which made its way into the top ten.  Bowman’s signing with Rodney Jerkins Lifestyle Music Group/Motown Gospel just gets us in gear for great things to happen.

The first radio single I’m Good, written by Jhonte Austin and produced by Jerkins shows a mature and modern sound for Bowman.  The single has been serviced to radio and Bowman will make appearances in support of its release.

Marvin Sapp Declares You Shall Live June 2nd

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Sapp Marvin YSLPreacher, Pastor and Psalmist Marvin Sapp declares victory in Jesus despite trying circumstances with the June 2nd release of his 10th solo CD, You Shall Live on the RCA Inspiration label.  “I was in a very transparent space when I recorded this album.” “I wanted to deliver something that was going to encourage those who are in the valleys of their lives, to let them know I get it. I know what it feels like to have your heart ripped out of your chest. But, I also needed them to know that no matter the heartbreak, God’s got us and even the most painful experience can be overcome.”

Pastor Sapp will celebrate the CD’s release with concert appearances in Atlanta, Charlotte and as part of the 30th annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival.

RCA Inspiration Signs Phillip Bryant

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Phillip Bryant.PRRCA Inspiration announced the addition of award winning songwriter, producer and musician Phillip Bryant to their roster.  The North Carolina native and  two time Dove Award winner has worked with the likes of Dave Hollister, John P. Kee, Kelly Price, Fantasia, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Trinitee 5:7 and CeCe Winans over the past 10 years and is now set for the release of his first national label effort.

“I’m looking forward to sharing my music with the world and making history with RCA Inspiration,” said Phillip Bryant.  “My first single ‘Source’ is a song of both surrender and praise.  The simple yet powerful lyrics: ‘I never wanna think I can do this on my own’ is my personal testimony.”

“Phil is the consummate musician: singer, composer and producer,” said Joseph Burney, VP of A&R at RCA Inspiration.  “I am enthused to present these gifts to the listeners.”

Ashford Sanders Video Nets Over 3 Million Views

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Ashford Sanders officialLeave it to Ashford Sanders to lead an entire restaurant into a moment of worship.  The Sunday Best season 5 fan favorite who recently released his single Because You’ve Been Good on Fountain of Life Records was instantly recognized as he encountered the prom night crowd at a local restaurant in Mississippi on a weekend in early May.  He was asked to sing and obliged the audience with a verse of Something About the Name Jesus. What he didn’t expect was the entire restaurant (including patrons and waitstaff) to join him in the rousing rendition.  The moment was captured via cellphone and posted to social media sites.  That musical event caught the attention of the local news and the social media post has garnered over 3 million views.

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Cedric Ballard Readies CD Release

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

imageHouston is an enclave for Gospel music and singer songwriter Cedric Ballard is definitely one of the city’s greatest offerings.  Ballard is without a doubt an effective worship leader and the music in his heart flows as a result of his personal time of prayer praise and worship.  His perspective of life experiences tempered by God’s grace prompted him to create songs that would lead to the creation of Transparency, his long awaited solo project.  Radio is abuzz with the release of his first single, My Praise Belongs To You.

Ballard will celebrate the release of Transparency with a CD Release Concert on Saturday, May 30th at Houston’s Greater Grace Church before embarking on a multi-city promotional tour.

MARQUIS BOONE ENTERPRISES SIGNS BRI BABINEAUX

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Briana20 year old Bri Babineaux wowed audiences with her rendition of Tonex’s Make Me Over.  Posted on Youtube by a friend, the video went viral and was seen over 200,000 times.  A staff member brought Bri to the attention of starmaker and Casey J manager Marquis Boone and he grabbed the opportunity to sign her.

“Marquis Boone Enterprises (MBE) is so excited to acquire such an amazing talent as Bri,” says Marquis Boone, President of Marquis Boone Enterprises. “We take pleasure in introducing fresh new voices to the world and this young lady’s voice is beyond spectacular. I knew from the first time I heard her that the world needed to meet her.” A radio single is being prepped for release this summer with an EP slated for the fall.

A #1 Debut For Casey J

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Truth be told, Casey J makes her opening week debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart. The Truth is being fueled by the hit single Fill Me Up, which continues its 9th week at the top spot on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart.Casey J

“We are so thankful and excited at Marquis Boone Enterprises that The Truth debuted at number #1 on Billboard,” says Casey J’s manager, Marquis Boone. “We were so optimistic about this artist and project and I believe the proof is in the pudding. Thank you to everyone that purchased the album and helped make this young new artist’s dream come true.”

Earnest Pugh Announces Partnership With GOSPELflava

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

EP announceGospel singer and label owner Earnest Pugh announced a partnership with GOSPELflava, the foremost source of Gospel music on the world wide web to exclusively promote his labels and ministry events through their e-blast vehicle.  “I am very optimistic about joining forces with GospelFlava in this effort to now e-blast EXCLUSIVELY for both of my labels EPM Music Group and P-Man Music, LLC along with my personal ministry Earnest Pugh Ministries, Inc. We have been connected since my entry into the gospel music industry with my first cd in 2006. The worst is over and GOD’s BEST is yet to come. –Earnest Pugh

Rodney Jerkins Starts New Gospel Label

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Grammy AwJerkinsard winning songwriter and producer Rodney Jerkins announced the formation of Lifestyle Music Group.  The new label will have distribution through Motown Gospel/Capitol Christian and Demmette Guidry has been tapped to serve as General Manager.  Capital Christian Music Group President Bill Hearn shared these sentiments, “Rodney Jerkins’ entrance into the Christian and gospel music genres is long overdue. His track record speaks for itself, and I have no doubt our industry will benefit greatly from the artists and music he develops. All of us at Capitol Christian Music Group are honored to work with Rodney and the Lifestyle team and will do everything possible to contribute to their success.”

Already slated are projects from Tim Bowman, Jr. and Joy Enriquez.

Tina Campbell Solo Album Due May 7th

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

The other half of Mary Mary Tina Campbell prepares for the release of her long awaited solo album .  Its Personal is packed with appearances from Stevie Wonder, Teddy Campbell, Erica Tina-Book-Album-Feature-NewCampbell, Warryn Campbell, Honey Atkins, Aaron Lindsey, The Underdogs, Eddie Brown, Jason White, PJ Morton and Donald Lawrence and the Company.

The disc along with Tina’s book I Need A Day To Pray hits digital outlets on May 7th.