Geoffery Golden, the BET Sunday Best Season 7 Winner will record live on Friday April 17th at the Irving Bible Church. The Cleveland native spent his formative years around the church and developed a love for music under the keen eye and supervision of his father, the pastor of their local church and mother who serves as the church music director. Golden joins Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul label alongside label mates and recent Stellar Awards Winners Tasha Page Lockhart and the Walls Group.
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The city of Indianapolis will never be the same after The Williams Singers Live CD/DVD recording, taking place on September 11th at the Caring Place. Second generation quartetsmen Darnell, Dezmien, and Dezrale Williams known for their hit single Been Good have been leaving audiences “slain”with their electrifying performances merging the fire and intensity of quartet with contemporary music and intricate harmonies. The CD/DVD recording will also feature performances from Zacardi Cortez, Lisa Knowles, Alexis Spight and Bishop Neal Roberson.
Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tasha Cobbs, Zacardi Cortez and LeAndria Johnson are among the guests joining Bishop Paul S. Morton on July 13th at Greater St Stephens in New Orleans in what is being billed as a legacy recording event celebrating his 30 + year career in Gospel Music as well as 20 years as leader of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.
The live recording is produced by Trent Phillips and serves as the the kickoff to this year’s Full Gospel Fellowship Conference and the first of many events honoring Bishop Morton.
William McDowell has established himself as one of the nation’s prominent praise and worship leaders. Favorites like “I Give Myself Away,” “I Won’t Go Back” and “Withholding Nothing” continue to dominate the Sunday morning worship at churches across the country. Withholding Nothing grabbed three Stellar Award nominations for Praise & Worship CD of the Year, Traditional CD of the Year and Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year.
The Lead Pastor of Orlando based Deeper Fellowship continues to set the standard with the release of a new single, Send the Rain while making preparations for a live recording on June 5th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Casey J Live Recording
Date: January 30, 2015
Location: Fresh Start Church- Duluth, GA
Label: Marquis Boone Enterprises/ Tyscot Records
Refreshing, Passionate, Energetic, and Anointed are just a few of the words to describe the atmosphere at Fresh Start Church on Friday January 30, 2015. Hundreds lined up outside the sanctuary in expectation for the move of God that was about to take place. Worshippers were greeted by smiling faces as they were ushered into the sanctuary. VIP’s were welcomed with excellence as their names were written on cards in their seats and offered water so their worship experience would be comfortable. Gospel’s elite leaders such as Micah Stampley, Jason Nelson, and VaShawn Mitchell filled the church along with music industry personalities and figures. The sanctuary was decorated with warm colors, trees, and candlelight to create a warm, inviting, and intimate setting. Casey’s personality shined through the building even before she hit the stage. Prior to the recording, guests watched a video where she took the time to thank her entire team for their hard work and labor.
For her debut project Casey assembled and all-star team of musicians, producers, and vocalist. At the helm of the project is Rick Watford (Andrae Crouch, CeCe Winans, Jason Nelson) serving as Musical Director with musicians Natalie Ragins, and Jesse Bond to name a few. Serving as vocal producer is Rachel James of Bridge, Hooks, and Stuff Entertainment (Darwin Hobbs, Ted Winn, Micah Stampley).
For those that don’t know, Casey J. Hobbs is quickly becoming a well-known name in Gospel music. Her breakout single, “Fill Me Up” has reached the top of the Billboard charts and receiving major radio airplay. Worship leaders all over the country have added the song to their praise and worship rotation.
When you meet this spunky educator now artist leader her inviting personality captivates you. Her sincerity and pure heart bleeds through her crystal clear vocals as the lyrics and melodies flow from her spirit. Her energy is infectious and fans will be delighted when they hear the new music she presents. If you ask Casey about her creativity she will tell you that she is a self proclaimed “ Flower Child” and attributes her creativity to her father who died when she was only 5 years old. Casey is no stranger to music. At the age of 12 she joined the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde and sang with them until she went to college at The University of Georgia.
Worshippers will experience original songs written by Casey such as “The Truth”, “I’m yours”, “Journal” and “Better”. Before each song Casey eloquently explained the meaning behind each song and was very transparent with the audience. She explained that even though she’s a worship leader with a single that’s reached the top of the charts she’s still growing and learning as a worshipper and woman of GOD.
There were several special moments throughout the recording. One tender moment was when Casey’s grandmother joined her to sing the Johnson Oatman Jr. classic hymn “ No Not One”. Casey explained how important it was for her grandmother to join her on this song and how hymns are the foundation of today’s church. In the midst of singing the song, the power of GOD fell in the room and Casey’s grandmother began to pray over her granddaughter and impart wisdom as she takes this next step in her career and ministry. Many found themselves wiping tears from their eyes as they witnessed this young ladies elevation.
In the midst of celebrating the #1 album in the country, Jason Nelson was front and center to celebrate his mentee recording her first album. Casey shared the story of how in prayer one day she began to discover that she was an “orphan”. She had no one to guide her as a worship leader and recording artist. While ministering out of town on the same engagement with Nelson, the two met and he began to impart into her and explained he was called to her ministry. Jason then joined Casey on stage for a song entitled “Have Your Way”. Jason’s smooth and signature vocals flowed wonderfully with Casey’s tone.
Of course the night wouldn’t have been complete without Casey recording her hit “Fill Me Up” written by William Reagan. She explains the song is “ flashback of the true worship experience I remember having during church in my grandmother’s basement”. She explains, ‘the sound isn’t a traditional church sound- it’s worship in its purest form.” Casey says that Israel Houghton has been one of her biggest influences because his music is for everyone and has transcended barriers in Gospel and Christian Music.
Casey’s album entitled “The Truth” is slated to hit stores and digital outlets on April 21, 2015. Her single “Fill Me Up” is currently #1 on Billboard.
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It looks like the end of January is going to be one for the books as Tyscot recording artists Anthony Brown and group therAPy head to Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church for a live recording on January 31st. A slew of guests will be on hand to enhance the live experience including Maurette Brown Clark, Bishop Rance Allen, The Walls Group’s Darrell Walls, Gaye Arbuckle, Chrystal Rucker and Beverly Crawford.
Was it just our way of thinking or did we all consider Witness, the female group organized by Michael Brooks as the counterpart of Commissioned???? Widely regarded as one of Gospel Music’s most prominent female groups, Witness dominated the airwaves with hits that included Safety, Get In the Way, Standard, He Can Do the Impossible, Magnify and many others. GOSPELflava would like to take full credit for impressing upon the hearts and minds of the group members and Bishop Michael Brooks to pull the group together for one more go around. It is now official as Lisa Page Brooks took to social media to announce her live recording featuring a Witness reunion taking place on May 1st at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple. Stay tuned for details……
Casey J heads to the Fresh Start Church in Duluth Georgia to record her first CD for Tyscot Records on January 30th. The singer is enjoying the success of her single, Fill Me Up which hit #3 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay Chart as well as a recent appearance on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel show. Joining in during this night of worship will be RCA Inspiration recording artist, Jason Nelson.
Entertainment One announced the signing of Jonathan Nelson to their roster as Nelson preps for a live recording taking place in February. “I’m more than excited about this new journey, new label, new direction, and new season that lies ahead with eOne Music. I’m ready for this FEARLESS journey! LET’S GO!!”
Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational, says: “We are thrilled to sign Jonathan Nelson and welcome him here at eOne Music in developing his new live album. Jonathan is a dynamic creative force as an artist, songwriter and worship leader. His distinctive voice has produced unforgettable lyrics and songs that have transformed the sounds of gospel in our times, and this live recording will showcase many incredible songs in store that take his music ministry to another level.”
The new live album recording will take place at The Faith Center in Sunrise, Flordia on Friday, February 20, 2015.
Minister David Bratton has written for the Timothy Wright Concert Choir, Vickie Winans, the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar and others, but his Every Praise composition has taken hold in the hearts and minds of people across the globe. Recorded by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Every Praise spent a year on the Billboard Top Gospel Airplay chart (with over 26 weeks at #1) and won Best Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year at this year’s Dove Awards. Every Praise has been translated into 15 different languages and is sung during worship in over 30 countries. On October 25th, Minister Bratton and a 20o voice choir will present a live worship recording experience at the York College in Jamaica, New York with Bishop Michael Blue, Emmanuela Young, Jeff Davis and others.