June 26th is the date set for the live recording of GRAMMY-nominated, Stellar and Dove Award-winning inspirational artist Martha Munizzi at Miami’s Metro Life Church. Israel Houghton will return in the producer’s seat for this project along with guest appearance from Anthony Evans. The recording becomes a family affair as the Munizzi children join their mom for this praise and worship experience.
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International recording artist Micah Stampley is set to record a live EP/DVD recording on June 26, 2015 in Dallas, Georgia at Oasis Family Life Church.
Billed to be an evening of worship, Stampley will introduce new worship anthems penned by he and his co-writer wife Heidi, as well as others. He will also revamp some of his most well-known songs from his previous five recordings. A multi-camera DVD shoot will be directed by award winning director and actress Kim Fields of Facts of Life and Living Single fame. This will be the initial phase of several projects that the “Holiness” singer and his wife are producing.
Music City showed itself hospitable hosting the live recording of Same Seed’s Jesse White on Sunday, June 7th at the Temple Church. The guest list included a number of Gospel personalities including Dr. Bobby Jones, San Franklin Jackson and Nashville Super Choir’s Dr. Everett Drake along with the Gospel executive branch being represented by Roderick Jemison and Tammy Taylor. Demetrus Alexander Stewart served as the host for the night’s festivities and admonished the attendees to prepare themselves for a night of anointed music and powerful praise.
The heavens opened as Benita Washington led the people into worship and Jesse took the floor backed by Pastor Victor Wynn and the Temple Church Praise Choir. The music of the disc gives a wide array of Gospel sounds including an impassioned pipe organ solo from Nathan Burbank on Come Thou Fount. Another of the evening’s highlights came as Jesse was joined by his twin Jeffrey at the mic to the glow of adoration from their parents listened intently and taking the moment in. Look for the album release in the 4th quarter of the year.
Jesse White, one half of the dynamic duo Same Seed will step out as front man on his debut live recording taking place on June 7th at the Temple Church in Nashville. Jesse and Jeffrey gained notoriety singing lead on the hit God Is Able recorded by Joe Leavell and the St Stephens Temple Choir. In recent years, the brothers made an appearance on the debut project of EPM Music Group recording artist Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis. Tharpe will join Vincent Wynn, Derrick Lee, Kendall Wyatt and Jason Clayborn contributing music for the project.
RCA Inspiration recording artist and Grammy nominee Pastor William Murphy heads to The Church at Chapel Hill outside of Atlanta, Ga. to record his fifth solo album, The Overcomer’s Record on Thursday, May 28th.
The multifacted singer, songwriter, pastor and worship leader will also serve as host of the three day Demonstrate Conference bringing together worship leaders from across the country including Tasha Cobbs, David and Nicole Binion, Jonathan Nelson and Aaron Lindsey.
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.
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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