Atlanta, GA was on fire as Gospel music’s biggest and brightest stars, producers, and industry personalities invaded the city for The 16th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards. BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton described the event as a “homecoming”. Sixteen years ago the first BMI Trailblazers Event was held in Atlanta with just a keyboard, drum set, and a hundred people. Since its humble beginnings the event has gone on to be considered the Gospel equivalent of the annual Clive Davis Grammy Party. In past years the event was apart of Stellar Award Weekend, but when it was decided that The Stellar Awards would be held in Las Vegas, BMI decided to return “home” to its Atlanta beginnings.
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BET takes us behind the scenes into the lives of David and Tamela Mann with the debut of Its A Manns World on Wednesday, January 14th. Via eight one hour episodes, we’ll get to see the ups and downs of David and Tamela, their 26 year marriage and 4 adult children and how they manage to juggle their home life and careers. Check your local listings for time and station information in your area.
Fall 2014 ushers in the 34th Season of Bobby Jones Gospel, the longest running original series on cable television on Sunday, October 5th. Kirk Franklin co hosts the fall premiere on Sunday and presents The Walls Group and Tasha Page Lockhart from his Fo Yo Soul Entertainment label. The show also features Vickie Yohe, a pairing from Moses Tyson and the incomparable Twinkie Clark of the Clark Sisters as well as Dr. Jones and NSC.
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As previously reported, Oxygen makes good on its promise expanding the Preachers franchise. The new series is set in the motor city of Detroit and takes an up close look at faith and family from the perspectives of 7 prominent preachers including Bishop Charles Ellis, Pastor David Bullock, Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole, Pastor Don Shelby, Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston, and Pastor Tim Alden. Preachers of Detroit makes its debut in the Winter of 2015.
Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams invite us to experience their many adventures as they set out to bring “the help” to Fix My Choir, the new music reality series premiering on the Oxygen Network November 5th. “A great choir has the potential to inspire communities and uplift people everywhere,” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development for Oxygen Media. “Viewers will witness Deitrick and Michelle breathe new life into choirs that have lost their way in ‘Fix My Choir,’ culminating with unforgettable performances that will bring the house down.”
The choir represents family, unity and team work,” said Deitrick Haddon. “It’s an honor to be a part of introducing the choir culture to the world with “Fix My Choir.
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Get ready to hear a live performance of Bless Me, the new single from JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise when they appear on the TBN Praise the Lord Program September 2nd. “Bless Me” is from the group’s forthcoming 7th CD “I See Victory” (Light Records) that hits retail and online stores everywhere on October 28th. The contemporary gospel choir joins host Pastor Frank Santora and other guests including baseball legend Darryl Strawberry and his wife Tracy; New York Yankees executive Roy Negron; Randy LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins and noted preacher Pastor Jamal Bryant.
David and Tamela Mann told us back in January that a reality show was in the works documenting their love, ministry, career and family life. BET recently announced the addition of the show to its lineup. “THE UNTITLED MANNS PROJECT” will take a peek behind their celebrity on-screen personas, exclusive events and famous friends, to the down home lives of the real David and Tamela Mann. In eight 30-minute episodes, viewers will get a taste of their careful balancing act among being celebrities, entrepreneurs and parents to four adult children — all while maintaining their 26-year marriage. Viewers may have met the Browns, but this show introduces the Manns like you’ve never seen them before!
In partnership with eOne, the series is executive produced by David and Tamela Mann along with Tara Long, Howie Miller, Kim McKoy, Roger Bobb and Phil Thornton.
Grammy winner Kirk Franklin and comedian Jeff Foxworthy get in gear for the return of the American Bible Challenge on GSN. Season three kicks off on Thursday, May 22nd at 8 PM (ET/PT) with two back-to-back episodes. THE American Bible Challenge is GSN’s highest rated original series of all time and has now been seen by over 21 million viewers.
Set your DVR as Bishop Hezekiah Walker makes his debut on the Arsenio Hall Show singing his smash hit, Every Praise on Thursday, May 1st. Every Praise set a record topping the Billboard Radio Charts for 26 non-consecutive weeks. Check your local listings for station information and time in your area.
ABC’s Hit Day- Time Talk Show, “The View” welcomes Tamela Mann to sing her #1 hit, “Take Me To The King”. The Stellar Award winner was asked to come and sing the hit on Tuesday April 22nd to celebrate co-host Sherri Shepherd’s birthday. Tamela says, ““Sherri is a dear friend, and I’m thrilled to be a part of her special day,” said Tamela. “It’s going to be a big celebration and time of fellowship, and I’m honored to be able to share my music with the ladies of The View and people across the country.” Mann’s latest hit “I Can Only Imagine” is currently #1 at Gospel Radio. “The View” airs on ABC at 11am est, please check your local listings for more information.