Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker and Lecrae Receive Dove Award Nominations

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

DOVE-awards-press-conferenceThe Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards which will be held on October 7th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennesse.  TBN will broadcast the event live.  Nominees in the Gospel Categories are as follows: (more…)

Stellar Awards Relocate to Las Vegas

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Now comes official word frvashawn_mitchell2012-stellars-wideom Central City Productions that the Stellar Music Awards will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition, the 2015 awards show will be held on March 28th moving from its original January date.  The venue for the event is the Orleans Arena. For additional details, check out the Stellar Awards official website.

Anthony Brown Takes Honors At ASCAP Urban Music Awards 2014

Friday, June 27th, 2014

anthonybrownThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers for the most performed songs in 2013 at the 27th Annual  Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 26th. Tyscot recording artist Anthony Brown was honored as his composition Testimony was recognized as the Top Gospel Song.  Other Gospel songs celebrated were 1 on 1 (Zacardi Cortez), A Little More Jesus (Erica Campbell), Break Every Chain (Tasha Cobbs), Clean This House (Isaac Carree), Every Praise (Hezekiah Walker), God Will Make a Way (Shirley Caesar), Greater is Coming (Jakalyn Carr), Here in our Praise (Fred Hammond and United Tenors), Hold On (James Fortune), If He Did It Before (Tye Tribbett), Its Not Over (Israel & New Breed) and Sunday Morning (Mary Mary).  Lecrae, Anthony Brown and Jekalyn Carr performed during the awards ceremony.

Aaron Lindsey, John P Kee & Charles Jenkins Among Honorees at BMI Awards

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Aaron and IsraelThe most performed Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern and urban Gospel songs on U.S. Christian radio were celebrated at the 2014 BMI Christian Awards on June 17th.  Aaron Lindsey was honored as one of the six Christian songwriters of the year for Its Not Over (When God Is In It) for Israel Houghton and My Testimony for Marvin Sapp.  Other award winning songs included Awesome (Charles Jenkins), Life and Favor (John P. Kee) and Take Me To The King (Kirk Franklin).

Chicago Honors Its Own With Chicago Gospel Music Awards

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The city of Chicago CGMAcan make its boast in that it is the birthplace of Gospel Music and the host city of the largest free outdoor Gospel Music festival in the world.  Chicago was the starting point for many Gospel Greats including Rev. James Cleveland, Albertina Walker, Inez Andrews and Reverend Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Singers.  Today,  Ricky Dillard, Smokie Norful,  Donald Lawrence, Jonathan McReynolds and Anita Wilson all call Chicago home.  The Gospel Community will honor its very own on Friday, July 13th with the first annual Chicago Gospel Music Awards.  The event will honor local Chicago gospel artists as well as pay tribute to legends Reverend Clay Evans, the late Dr. Charles G. Hayes and The Barrett Sisters.

Donnie McClurkin Talks To Steve Harvey

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Steve and DonnieBe sure to catch Donnie McClurkin as he makes a guest appearance on the Steve Harvey Morning Show on Monday, May 19th.  Pastor McClurkin will talk about his latest project Duets (RCA Inspiration) as well as his nomination in the Best Gospel Artist category for the 2014 BET Awards.  McClurkin won the first BET Award for Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Artist in June, 2001 and then again in 2005.    Pastor McClurkin will also make a special guest appearance on the Steve Harvey Show on the NBC network on June 4th.  Check local listings for time and station information in your area.

Erica Campbell Celebrates BET Nomination

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Erica-Campbell_Help_CDErica Campbell received her first nomination as a solo artist for the 2014 BET Awards. Her solo debut HELP was the number one gospel album on the Billboard chart for 4  consecutive weeks and has maintained the number one slot for 6 weeks total.   Campbell, has won three previous BET Awards, as part of multi award winning duo Mary Mary.

This summer, Campbell shares hosting duties with Jonathan Slocumb as the McDonald’s Inspiration Gospel Tour visits Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Jackson, Los Angeles, Memphis, Newark, Oakland, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Raleigh.

2014 BET Award Nominees Announced

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Donnie and EricaDonnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann and Tye Tribbett received nominations in the Best Gospel Artist category for the 2014 “BET Awards”.  The “BET Awards” 2014 will air live on Sunday, June 29th at 8pm ET on BET Networks from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA.

Tasha Cobbs and Tye Tribbett Take Home Grammy Statues

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The Grammy Awards were handed out on Sunday, January 26th in Los Angeles. Taking top honors in the Gospel categories were Motown Gospel recording artists Tasha Cobbs and Tye Tribbett. Other wins are listed below:

Tasha_Cobbs_Single_FINALBEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
WINNER Break Every Chain [Live] Tasha Cobbs
Track from: Grace [Live]
Label: EMI Gospel/ Motown Gospel

BEST GOSPEL SONG
WINNER If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]
Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
Track from: Greater Than [Live]
Label: Motown Gospel; Publisher: Everything Fresh Entertainment LLC

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG
WINNER Overcomer

Tye-Tribbett-02 David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
Track from: Overcomer
Label: Sparrow Records; Publishers: Ariose Music/9T One Songs/Meaux Mercy/LarryDavid Music/Capitol CMG Publishing/Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
WINNER Greater Than [Live]
Tye Tribbett
Label: Motown Gospel

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
WINNER Overcomer
Mandisa
Label: Sparrow Records

 

Tye Tribbett Presenting At Grammy Pre Telecast

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Motown Gospel artist and Grammy nominee Tye Tribbett will serve as a presenter during the GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.  Tribbett is up for TyeTribbettFinalCDCoverApril2013[1]3 Grammy nominations: Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and Best Gospel Song for “If He Did It Before… Same God [Live],” and Best Gospel Album for Greater Than [Live].

The pre-telecast ceremony will stream live from 1 – 3:30 p.m. PT at GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com .