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Pastor Hart Ramsey And NCC Family Choir Land In Top 100

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Pastor Hart Ramsey and the NCC Family Choir celebrate their new single, It Is So taking the reigns of radio and landing at #92 on this weekRamsey NCC‘s chart.  The song comes from the Alabama based church’s sophomore project True Story, which is available online now for pre- order.  It Is So is written by Ramsey with assistance from Greg Johnson and Daniel Johnson.

“It Is So is an anthem for believers whose experience has not yet caught up with that they are believing for,” says Ramsey.  “The song encourages us to say only what GOD has said about us. Our believing should never be altered by our experiences, but our experiences should be affected by what we believe. God orchestrated the operation of the entire universe by the power of the spoken word.  He gave us the same power.  I think the song and the album will deliver life changing words in this prophetic time.”

Ramsey heads to Miami, Florida the week of August 10th to join Pastor Kim Burrell for the Ephesians 4 Conference and hosts a gathering on prayer at the Northview Christian Church later during the month of August.

Kim Burrell Takes Ephesians 4 Conference To Miami

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Pastor Kim BurrellKim-Burrell takes her Ephesians 4 conference to the sunny city of Miami, Florida August 9-12.  The conference will offer 3 days of intensive workshop classes, powerful preaching, anointed singing and a time of fellowship.  Burrell will also take out time to present new music for her live recording that will close out the conference on August 12th.

Joining Burrell this year are Grammy award winner and new host of the new BET Gospel show Joyful Noise Tye Tribbett and noted songwriter, musician, author, Bible teacher and Pastor Hart Ramsey.  Donald Lawrence, Chrisette Michelle and Robert Glasper will make up the celebrity guest panel that will offer critique and wisdom to up and coming artists.

Additional conference info can be found on Burrell’s website.  In other news, the Houston based artist joined the ranks of radio announcers as she fronts Bridging the Gap with Kim Burrell on Sunday afternoons via KTSU on the campus of Texas Southern University.

Luther Barnes Shows Us The Favor Of God September 9th

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Luther+BarnesAfter more than 2 decades, Reverend Luther Barnes has proven himself to be a formidable presence in Gospel music.  The writer of such classics as So Satisfied, I’m Still Holding On, The Other Shore and What More Can I Do makes a return to the recording scene with his new choir, the Restoration Worship Center Choir and a new label partnership between SRT Entertainment and Shanachie Entertainment. The new disc entitled The Favor of God, hits stores and digital outlets on September 9th.

Barnes is joined by newcomer Derrick Adams producing the new project.  “Although it has taken a minute for me to bring forth another musical project,” Luther says, “I believe the delayed process was nothing less than God’s perfect will.  The birthing of our church, Restoration Worship Center has brought with it new life and purpose which is extremely evident in these songs. The Restoration Worship Center Choir and musicians are awesome. We have truly been blessed by the Favor of God.”

Benita Washington Sets Date For Live Recording

Monday, August 1st, 2016

New Benita WashingtonWorship Leader and Psalmist extraordinaire Benita Washington waited until midnight to tell social media the news that she will be heading to Pastor Hart Ramsey’s Northview Christian Church in Montgomery, Alabama on October 7th for her Night of Worship and Live Recording.

This will be Washington’s fourth solo project.  Her  last project, The Word Remains was released in 2010. In addition to her roles as singer/songwriter, worship leader, clinician, wife and mother, Washington continues to serve as an Overseer of Worship for Bishop Joseph Walker at Nashville’s Mount Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church

Melonie Daniels Walker Gives New Life To Daryl Coley Classic

Friday, July 29th, 2016

MDW SpiritWho hasn’t been in awe of the artistry of Melonie Daniels Walker?  The in demand singer/songwriter, actress, vocal coach, vocal director, worship leader and so much more has delighted audiences with her unforgettable performances including He Lives and Forever from the GMWA Women of Worship and Reflections from Olanda Draper and the Associates.  The Gospel world was buzzing when Walker broke the news that she had begun work on her solo CD.  News that she was releasing a single only made us anxious, and then on July 29th, it became a reality.  I Need Your Spirit hit digital retail outlets and was met with rounds of praise from Walker’s large fan base.

Walker honors the memory of the late Reverend Daryl Coley as well as the legacy of the Edwin and Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Love Fellowship Conference (The song was originally featured on the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir Give Us Peace LP).  “I Need Your Spirit was so ideal in that it expresses a reinforced truth that without God, we are nothing.  The Bible expresses it clearly when it says in Him we live, move and have our being.  The song also gives a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Reverend Daryl Coley, who was by far one of the greatest singers and God sent musical gifts to mankind as well as to honor the wonderful music that we have been recipients of over the past 35 years through the Edwin and Walter Hawkins music conference.  I am just blessed to have been an active part of this great assembly of talented singers and musicians.”

Spirit heads to radio as Walker makes promotional stops at select cities across the country.

 

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.

AME Choir Opens Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Gospel music took front and center at the opening festivities of the 2016 Democratic National Convention as the historic Mother Bethel AME Choir under the direction of Jonas Crenshaw performed a spirited arrangement of the Battle Hymn of the Republic on Monday, July 25th.

Reverend Anthony Vinson, International Director of Music and Christian Arts for the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Minister of Music for AME LIVEthe AME Mass Choir  joined Mother Bethel for the performance and shared these sentiments, “What a honor to be a part of such a historic convention and a momentous occasion for a historic church.  Mother Bethel is the first AME Church in the nation, organized by AME Founder Richard Allen in 1794.  Among it many accomplishments, Mother Bethel has been a beacon in African American history having served as a stop on the Underground Railroad and hosting such great orators including Frederick Douglas and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The music ministry of the church continues to celebrate the proud traditions and legacy of the AME Church and we are grateful.” (more…)

Maurette Brown Clark Becomes A Radio Angel

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Maurette+Brown+Clark+03Gospel’s sweetheart Maurette Brown Clark adds radio host to her many hats with the debut of “The Sound of Praise with Maurette Brown Clark” on Monday.  The Stellar Award winner known for It Ain’t Over (Until God Says Its Over) , I Hear the Sound of Victory, Breaking of Day and her most recent radio single King Oh King will host the midday show in her hometown of Baltimore as well as Philadelphia.  Clark will alternate hosting duties between cities.

 

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

 

Mary Mary Gets Back To You With New Music Video

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Its more of the music that we love from Tina and Erica Campbell as they make a statement with Back to You.  This marks the WeTV reality stars return after a four year hiatus which gave birth to solo albums from each of them.

Back To You is written and produced by Warryn Campbell and inspired by the new Ben Hur movie produced by Hollywood Super couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.  In case you missed the video debut, we’ve got the video right here: