L 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!”
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We got our first exposure to the Gordons via their debut on the “John P. Kee Presents: The New Artist Showcase” CD (Verity Records) with “Can’t Take No More” in 2005. Since that time, the family group from the lone star state of Texas have been winning fans over with their unique blend of traditional quartet harmonies and contemporary gospel style. Securing a national distribution deal with Central South, The Gordons are now preparing for the release of their CD Project Love on their very own Airtone Entertainment label in early 2015.
Their single, Like You is making lasting impressions impacting radio and is available on iTunes and Amazon. All we can add is make sure you get a good seat to enjoy the ride.
Who said Quartet was being diminished? Adding to its continuation and expansion now comes contemporary quartet Totally 4 Him, making impact with their new single All We Need Is Love. For the single, the group calls on assistance from veteran quartet legend Doug Williams and award winning producer Stan Jones with the end result being something they call “Quartemporary”.
T4H is made up of two sets of brothers, Carlos and Michael Harvey Jr (Turk), and Dante and Jesse Eady. The group is in the studio working on finalizing their CD which is scheduled for an early 2015 release.
The nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards were announced on Monday, October 13th. Talk show maven Wendy Williams will serve as the host for this year’s festivities. The Soul Train Awards 2014 show will be taped in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, November 7, 2014, and air on CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 8 pm ET/PT.
In the Best Gospel/Inspirational Song Category, the nominees are
Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett
Louisiana based family group The Showers announced an exclusive national distribution partnership with Habakkuk Music/INgrooves Fontana. The group has two Top 40 radio singles “Praise Your Way Through” and their current rising radio single “Better” (written and produced by Deon Kipping). In addition to Kipping, their debut album, the first project from their A & P (Aquilla and Priscilla) label will also feature production by Grammy winner Myron Butler(Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp) and Bruce Robinson, Jr (Joshua Rogers, Fantasia).
Campbell shared the stage during the performance of Help with Dove Awards co host Lecrae, and took home a statue for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year for A Little More Jesus. Fans get to experience the behind the scenes action of the Campbell family as the 4th season of Mary Mary is in production and Erica expands her brand outreach with a 10 color line of nail polish.
Pharis Evans Jr. and Saints With A Vision make a triumphant return with their new single, Its Been Jesus on Evans’ new Fountain of Life record label. The singing aggregation caught the attention of the country with If Nothing Else, Thank You from their Calling All Saints CD debut. Saints With A Vision celebrates 16 years of existence with an anniversary concert with special guest Kim McFarland in October as the launch to their fall performance schedule throughout the Midwest and southern part of the United States while Its Been Jesus makes the rounds at radio.
Motown Gospel recording artist and Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award winner Tasha Cobbs heads to Greenville, SC for a live recording on Monday, October 13th. “We all have heard the saying that you ‘appreciate something more when you invest in it’. If you’ve sacrificed and invested in order to get there, you’re not coming as a spectator, you’re coming to actively participate in the worship experience,” says Cobbs. “I’ve noticed that God always sends me places that require a sacrifice in order for one to attend,” she says about recording in South Carolina. “I had the opportunity to minister at Redemption Center a few months ago and I knew immediately that I was going to record there. Apostle Carpenter and the Redemption Church have been very gracious to open their church doors to us.”
The untitled project will pair Cobbs once again with producer VaShawn Mitchell and feature guest artists Bishop Paul Morton and Jamie Grace
BMI announced that their Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Awards event will be held on January 17, 2015 at the Rialto Center For The Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. The Trailblazers of Gospel Awards event was a part of Stellar Awards weekend for many years, but opted for a new venue and city as the Stellar Awards moves to Las Vegas in March.