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Lonnie Hunter Announces End Of Radio Show

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Lonnie-HunterSyndicated radio host and Tyscot recording artist Lonnie Hunter informed listeners that his radio show will come to an end on September 21st.  “It’s time for a change,” Hunter says of his exit that’s been in the plans for weeks. “I’ve loved doing the show, interviewing artists and playing the Battle of the Sexes and Clues & Categories games with the audience; but I’ve got lots of other new and exciting adventures on the horizon that I’m about to get off the ground.”

The Stellar Award winning artist and Pastor of Worship for New Jersey Bishop David Evans’ Bethany Baptist Church is preparing for the release of He’s Worthy, the new single from his Billboard top 5 charting CD #GETITDONE.  Hunter will make his final appearance on October 17th in Los Angeles as host of this year’s McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour and has signed on for hosting duties as the tour celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2016.  Plans are in the works for Hunter to transition to television with details on the show and format to come in the near future.


Lisa McClendon Inter-Review

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The Princess of Rhythm and Praise is back! Lisa McClendon has returned with a new project, outlook on life, and an indomitable spirit to praise God no matter what. had the pleasure of catching up with the gospel neo-soul songstress to talk about her new release, new lease on life and what’s new outside of music.
lisamcclendon5amcdOver the past decade, McClendon has wowed us with her sultry, organic, and spiritual vocals. Although she rose to prominence with the song “You Are Holy” from Soul Music (2003), her first CD release “My Diary, Your Life” debuted in 2002 (definitely worth a listen). Subsequently she released “Soul Music”, “Live from the House of Blues” (2006), “Reality” (2009), and “Christmas with You” (2010). However since that time, she seemed to have vanished. Many wondered, “Where is Lisa McClendon?” Her stalwart answer is, “Home.” She jovially added, “I’ve been home. I needed to take time out to be wife and mother. Plus, my husband Maurice had just started a ministry and I needed to be there to help. I knew I had to put some things on hold. It was hard, but it was worth it.”

Now she’s back! What took so long many would wonder? This wasn’t a 3 to 6 month project, McClendon says, “It’s been in the making for the last 3 years.” As to why, “My story wasn’t done” she admitted. As she was doing life, she was gaining life also. If you are a social media McClendon devotee, she talks about her personal ups and downs, especially her bouts with depression. When many would omit this storyline, McClendon shares it. “I share my truth about my depression because truth sets you free. I was truthful and honest with myself.” She described her time away simply as the color gray. “I was confused. There wasn’t a black or white. I hadn’t had my 5 AM moment yet. I had some stuff I needed to experience.” Then her breakthrough came! In the breaking, she felt the desire to write again. “I started pouring out. Every song is a different place during the season that I had to go through.” Her most liberating revelation was, “God told me, I will never be perfect. I said amen. Now, it’s okay. I’m me and I’m progressing.” Life experiences such as these always make for superb song material for stellar albums. Hence her new project “5 AM.”


Gospel Love Songs to Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Love SongsLove is in the air…because Valentine’s Day is here! Whether you have a sweetheart or not, don’t miss out on your opportunity to revel in this Love Day. Over the years, there have been several gospel songs that not only express our love towards one another, but also our love toward God. Here are a few songs to add to your playlist this Valentine’s Day weekend. Some of which you may have heard before. Whereas others you may not, but this lovers holiday, they certainly deserve a listen.


“I Love You Lord” – Fred Hammond
“Love Song”- Canton Jones
“Addictive Love” – BeBe & CeCe Winans
“Open My Heart” – Yolanda Adams
“Real Love” – Kirk Franklin & The Family
“Jesus is Love” – Smokie Norful featuring Heather Headley
“Be Happy” – Mary Mary
“I Adore You” – Darlene McCoy
“Just For Me” – Karen Clark Sheard
“Draw Me Close” – Donnie McClurklin
“Chasing After You” – Tye Tribbett
“Ain’t No Need to Worry” – Marvin Winans & Anita Baker
“Stuck” – Lisa McClendon
“Abide” – Lexi
“Happy” – Tasha Cobbs

Sending YOU our love from the family!

Fantasia Joins Michelle Williams For If We Had Your Eyes Remix

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Yes, you heMichelleard right. As if it couldn’t get any better, Fantasia joins multiple award winner Michelle Williams for the remix of If We Had Your Eyes released to iTunes today. Eyes is the first single from Journey to Freedom, Michelle’s fourth studio album from the eOne Music group. The song is riding the charts and is currently in the top 30 at Urban AC radio.  Journey To Freedom  is scheduled for a February 2014 release date.

Get a sneak peek of the song here:

New Music From The Canton Spirituals

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Music producer Stan Jones has been teasing us for quite some time with news of an imminent release from Harvey Watkins and The Canton Spirituals.  Malaco Music confirmed Jones’ info announcing via social media the news of a single from some of our favorite Mississippi music makers set for release on December 3rd.  Until then, you can groove to the single Keep Knocking here.


Micah Stampley Releases Love Never Fails November 12th

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Micah Stampley gears up for a multi city promotional tour supporting the release of his sixth solo CD Love Never Fails releasing November 1Micah Stampley_LNF_FINAL_CVR2th via Motown Gospel/Interface Entertainment.  The CD is a collection of songs placing emphasis on God’s never ceasing and unfailing love.  Stampley puts his inimitable signature on Chris Tomlin’s Our God, the first single.  The song is near and dear to Micah’s heart as it encouraged him while in a trying time and season of his life.

Sample the music from the CD here:


Donny Hathaway Anthology Box Set Releases November 12th

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The life and mDonny+Hathaway+Never+My+Love+TheAnthologyusic of Donny Hathaway is celebrated in Never My Love, The Anthology available in stores nationwide on November 12th. Included in the set are 3 gospel flavored tracks, namely Thank You Master (For My Soul), Lord Help Me and Come Ye Disconsolate, a duet from Hathaway’s successful music partnership with Roberta Flack.

Hathaway’s gospel roots run deep as his first musical experiences evolved from being a part of the church choir under the watchful eye of his grandmother in St. Louis. Hathaway continued a close affiliation with gospel music, producing and writing for Albertina Walker and the Caravans. Hathaway’s impact on gospel music is felt and heard in the varied covers of his music by Keith Pringle, Marvin Sapp, Darius Brooks, Richard Smallwood and Ted & Sheri. His daughter, Lalah continues to wow audiences with recent appearances on Donald Lawrence’s chart topping Best For Last CD.


Bishop Larry Trotter Returns to Pulpit and Impacts Radio

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Chicago’s BisTrotterhop Larry D. Trotter is counting his blessings and giving God all the praise.  He returned to the pulpit at the Sweet Holy Spirit Church where he serves as pastor following an extended absence for cancer surgery and treatment.  Bishop Trotter was greeted with the news that I Know a Man, the first single from his upcoming release PRAISE REVISITED (Utopia Music Group) landed on Billboard’s Gospel New & Active Chart.

“I Know A Man” written and produced by Calvin Rodgers and Phillip Feaster and co-produced by James Lott is being met with great enthusiasm by radio around the country landing on Gospel’s New & Active radio chart this week, while pushing into Billboard Gospel Singles Top 30. In a short time span this song has pulled in a weekly listening audience of over 400,000 ears across the United States.

New Music From Zacardi Cortez

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Zacardi-Cortez-BiographyZacardi Cortez follows up the spring 2012  release of his best-selling solo debut , “Zacardi Cortez: The Introduction” (Worldwide Music Inc.) with a new radio single, and its taking flight.   “1 on 1,”bows at #22 on this week’s Mediabase gospel chart and Billboard magazine Hot Gospel Songs chart. The digital single was released to online music retailers on July 2.

“The song is about spending one on one time with God,” says the Houston native. “We all go through those times when we just have to put everything else aside – turn off the TV, put the video game down, stop taking phone calls – and just concentrate on our relationship. It can be your relationship with your girlfriend, your child or God. We all need that one on one time with the ones we love to let them know that we do love them and that’s the real message of the song.” 1 on 1 serves as the anchor for “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI,” scheduled for release on August 20, 2013 featuring music from Tamela Mann, Ruben Studdard, Ted Winn, James Fortune & FIYA, Bryan Wilson, Earnest Pugh, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Damon Little, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee and a host of up and coming artists.

Earnest Pugh Releases More Of You To Radio

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Earnest Pugh  Shirley Caesar During CDDVD RecordingEarnest Pugh sets radio ablaze with More of You, his new single from the WIN (Worship In Nassau) Experience CD releasing August 27th on his P-Man Record label. A video clip of Pugh in rehearsal was making the rounds across social media networks and is receiving favorable response.

More of You, written by Pugh and produced by Cedric Thompson was conceived as Earnest spent time in prayer. Pugh said the time with God was rewarding.  “I felt compelled to stay in God’s presence………… my time with God empowered me beyond words. From that day on, it was evident that nothing mattered more to me than quenching the hunger and thirst for more of God.”

The new CD is a commemorates Pugh’s twenty years in ministry and fifteen years in the music industry and features Shirley Caesar, Rance Allen, LeJuene Thompson and Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis

Catch the Behind the Scenes Video Here: