gmcTV, the network formerly known as Gospel Music Channel has announced that it’s changing its name to “UP“. This will be the network’s most extensive re-brand since its launch in 2004. Executives at the network believe “the name change will strengthen the network’s brand as America’s destination for “Uplifting Entertainment”. With a now reach of over 60 million households in the US, the network is excited about the September 1st re launch which will include a fresh new image. It is believed that the network will continue to be the home of the annual Stellar and Dove Awards.
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Kandi Burrus from Bravo’s, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has announced that she has a new single being released entitled, ” Stay Prayed Up”, which will feature the newly appointed “Male Vocalist Of the Year”, Pastor Marvin Sapp. Burruss confirmed the information in an interview to the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and on her Facebook page. On next weeks episode of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” the viewers will see Kandi in the studio working on the new single. Kandi says, “ No matter who you are, what you do, you still need God and to be Prayed up!”. The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8 pm on Bravo.
Tune into tonight as some of Gospel’s new and biggest acts invade TBN. Pastor Donnie McClurkin hosts Stellar Awards Praise with Israel Houghton, Rance Allen, Kim Burrell, Anita Wilson, Charles Jenkins, Kurt Carr, Smokie Norful, Tasha Cobbs, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy in Nashville, TN. ”Praise The Lord” airs at 10pm EST on TBN. Check local listings for more information.
2013 Sista Friendz Stellar Women Of Gospel Honorees (from L-R) Demetrus Stewart, Melanie Clark, Diana Hobbs, Treiva Williams, Catherine Brewton, and JoJo Pada
The Stellar Awards now has another amazing event to add to its yearly weekend festivities: Toya Beasley’s SistaFriendz: “Stellar Women of Gospel Awards”.
This beautiful tribute took place on January 19, 2013 at the Gaylord Springs Clubhouse and honored women who are on the front lines in the Gospel music industry. This years honorees included GOSPELflva’s own Melanie Clark Pratt (CEO of GOSPELflava.com/ Afternoon Drive Host Praise 100.9), Catherine Brewton (Vice President, Writer/ Public Relations), JoJo Pada (Founder and President Of Ignition PR), Dianna Hobbs (CEO of EEW Magazine), Treiva Williams (Executive Administrator to Mary Mary), Demetrus Stewart (Consultant to Pure Springs Gospel), and Erma Davis (President and COO of Central City Productions).
The 28th Annual Stellar Awards, Gospel music’s biggest night was presented all the way live this year on GMC (formerly Gospel Music Channel). The energy in the place was absolutely electric! (more…)
Capping off the festivities that made up Stellar Award Weekend 2013, EMI Gospel announced the signing of Tye Tribbett. Tribbett had an amazingly roof raising performance at the opening of this year’s Stellars with his latest hit, Same God.
Tribbett recorded his Greater Than CD back in August of 2012.
Congratulations to EMI GOSPEL and to Tye.
And just when you thought there couldn’t be more, TBN announces a Live Praise the Lord Broadcast as the kickoff to Stellar Award Weekend. Hosted by Donnie McClurkin, scheduled performers include Kim Burrell, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Cobbs, Charles Jenkins, Kurt Carr, Tramaine Hawkins and more.
It seems that Stellar Awards Weekend is going to go all day and night non stop. The IMAC Conference presents Churchin After the Show on January 19th. Billed as the “Official After Party”, the event will feature Edwin Hawkins, Kim McFarland, Moses Tyson, LeJuene Thompson, The Wardlaw Brothers, Monica Stevenson and more.