Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Tye Tribbett Tapped To Co Host Dove Awards

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Grammy and Stellar Award winner Tye Tribbett will join Christian Rock group For King & Country as this year’s hosts for the GMA Tye Tribbett 514Dove Awards.  The Dove Awards return to the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 11th.  The show is being taped and will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 16th.

Tribbett just completed part 2 of his live recording The Bloody Win which featured a reunion of his group GA as well as wrapping up recording the first season  as the new host of the BET Gospel Music Program, Joyful Noise.

Five Dove Award Nominations For Tyscot Records

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

AnthonyBrownTyscot Records, the nation’s oldest Black Gospel label is ecstatic with the news of its five nominations for the 47th annual Dove Awards.  Anthony Brown & group therAPy continue their year of celebration as Worth is a contender in the Song of the Year  and  Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year categories.  Brown was also nominated for Gospel Artist of the Year and Everyday Jesus was nominated for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year.

Briana “Bri” Babineaux earned her first Dove Award nomination in the newly created category of Urban Worship Album of the Year for her debut album “Keys To My Heart” that debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Albums sales chart this past spring.

 

Eone Collects 15 Nominations For Dove Awards

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better-Album CoverEntertainment One Music (eOne Music) leads the pack collecting 15 Dove Award nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards.with 2 artists nominated in the category of Gospel Artist of the Year and 3 artist nominations in the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.

“Congratulations to all of our honorees! We’re excited for them to be recognized. They’ve all had an incredible year delivering their music, message and ministry to the masses! We consider this a great accomplishment for each of them!” says Stephania Andry-Wilkinson (Senior Director of Marketing, Urban Inspiration – Entertainment One Music Nashville)

eOne Music’s nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards:

DEITRICK HADDON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Masterpiece

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “Be Like Jesus”

 

HEZEKIAH WALKER

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Better”

 

JAMES HALL WORSHIP & PRAISE

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – WAP New Era

 

JAPAN MASS CHOIR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Powerful

 

JONATHAN McREYNOLDS

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Life Music: Stage Two

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

 

JONATHAN NELSON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Fearless

 

SHIRLEY CAESAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” (ft. Anthony Hamilton)

 

TODD DULANEY

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Anthem”

 

WILLIAM McDOWELL

URBAN WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Sounds of Revival

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Spirit Break Out”

Eight Dove Award Nominations For Motown Gospel

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Timmy BowmanMotown Gospel was well represented during the nominees announcement for the for the 47th Annual Dove Awards.  Tasha Cobbs received four nominations for her One Place Live CD, including Gospel Artist of the Year and Urban Worship Album of the Year She also picked up nominations for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year “Put A Praise On It,” and Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year “Fill Me Up.” 

John P. Kee, received two nominations for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for “Level Next.” 

The remaining two nominations for the label went to Janice Gaines and Lifestyle Music’s Tim Bowman Jr. who were both nominated in the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year for “Wait On You,” and “I’m Good”

Chicago Mass Nets Two Dove Award Nominations

Friday, August 12th, 2016

CMC new press photo1The Chicago Mass Choir celebrates their two Dove Award nominations, one in the Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and the other in the  Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year categories.
The news comes as the choir returns from their Michigan weekend, visiting Saginaw and worshiping with Bishop J Drew Sheard and Greater Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Detroit, Michigan.  Their latest album, We Give You Praise, continues its climb on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart making it to number 16 this week.

 

Bryan Courtney Wilson Celebrated At ASCAP Awards

Friday, June 24th, 2016

BCwilsonwffThe 29th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on June 23rd and Motown Gospel recording artist Bryan Courtney Wilson took home the honor for the Top Gospel Song for his chart topping composition Worth Fighting For.  Tyscot recording artists Anthony Brown and group therAPy performed a rousing rendition of their chart topping single Worth capping off the evening’s musical performances.  Other Gospel music winners are as follows:

AWARD WINNING GOSPEL SONGS

“All the Glory” by Alexis Spight
Writer: Travis Malloy
Publisher: Travis Malloy Music

“Bless Me” by J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Donnie McClurkin
Writers: Eric Davis
JJ Hairston
Publishers: E Dav Music
Yellow Boy Music

“Bless This House” by Dorinda Clark-Cole
Writer: Shanika Bereal
Publisher: JGurl Music

“Fill Me Up” by Casey J
Writer: Will Reagan
Publisher: United Pursuit Music

“For Your Glory” by Tasha Cobbs
Writer: Mia S. Booker
Publisher: I Thirst Music

“Gotta Have You” by Jonathan McReynolds
Writers: Warryn Campbell
Jonathan McReynolds
Publishers: Campbell Kids Publishing
JMcReynolds
Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

“I Am” by Jason Nelson
Writers: Jason Nelson
Dana T. Sorey
Publishers: C Bazz Publishing
Jaelyn Songs Music

“I’m Good” by Tim Bowman Jr.
Writers: Johntá Austin
Arthur Ross
Leon Ware
Marvin Winans
Publishers: Jobete Music Co Inc
Naked Under My Clothes Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“My Words Have Power” by Karen Clark Sheard Featuring Donald Lawrence & The Co.
Writer: Rick Robinson
Publishers: Capitol CMG Genesis
Kid Prodigy Music
Universal Music Publishing

“No Greater Love” by Smokie Norful
Writer: Smokie Norful
Publishers: Capitol CMG Genesis
Meadowgreen Music Company
Universal Music Publishing

“Worth” by Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Writer: Anthony Brown
Publishers: Key of A Music Publishing
Tyscot Music

Shirley Caesar Feted By Hollywood Walk of Fame June 28th

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin will be on hand to pay homage to the reigning Queen of Gospel , Pastor Shirley CaesPastorShirleyCaesar-Photo3ar as she is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 28th by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

“We are proud to welcome the Reigning Queen of Gospel Shirley Caesar to our famous Walk of Fame. She is known as a musical trailblazer who has influenced a wide range of artists across genres. Her career has made an indelible mark on American music and the sounds of gospel,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.

Pastor Caesar joins only 3 other Gospel legends Mahalia Jackson, Reverend James Cleveland and Pastor Andrae Crouch with the with the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame .

Kirk Sweeps Billboard

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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Kirk Franklin walked away with the three gospel category awards handed out at last night’s Billboard Music Awards.  Franklin with his latest project, Losing My Religion,  won the awards for Top Gospel Song, Top Gospel Album and Top Gospel Artist.

BET Award Gospel Nominees Announced

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Nominations for the 2016 BET Awards were announced overnight.  The BET Awards honor achievements in music, movies, television and sports. This year’s ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26, from inside the Microsoft Theater in L.A.  The gospel category nominees are:

 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy
Erica Campbell
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

 

Bishop Hezekiah Walker Honored By GMA

Friday, May 13th, 2016

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Earlier this week, Bishop Hezekiah Walker was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Grammy Award-winning gospel artist was honored along with singer/songwriter Russ Taff; founder of Christian Copyright Licensing International, Howeard Rachinski, and other industry luminaries.

The honorees were celebrated with tributes and performances from Lady Antebellum’s Hillary, Richard Smallwood, JJ Hairston, Michael English, Amy Grant and Pastor Donnie McClurkin. You can view the ceremony when it airs on JUCE TV June 5 at 10p .