The 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…)
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Now comes official word from 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.
The 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.
The 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).
The city of Chicago can 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.
Be 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 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.
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:
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
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]
Label: Motown Gospel
BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
Label: Sparrow Records
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 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].