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Happy Birthday to Anita Wilson and Kierra Sheard

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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Birthdays this week in Gospel

June 19 – Anita Wilson

June 20 – Kierra Sheard

A #1 Debut for Pastor Shirley Caesar

Monday, June 13th, 2016

PastorShirleyCaesar-Photo311 time Grammy winner and reigning Queen of Gospel Pastor Shirley Caesar celebrates her new album, Fill This House making its debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  With a celebrated six decade career and 40 albums under her belt, the 2016 Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree shows no signs of slowing down as she continues to spread the Gospel across the world.

GOSPELflava spoke with Pastor Caesar about the secret of her longevity and the new CD, you can read more here Pastor Shirley Caesar Talks to GOSPELflava

 

Half Mile Home: Don’t Judge Me

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Contemporary gospel groovers Half Mile Home is prepping for their 11-song July 8 2016 album release, Don’t Judge Me, which will be released via Church Boy Muzik, Inc. and Black Smoke Music World Wide.  The project features a guest appearance from Lejeune Thompson.halfmilehome10

The Akron Ohio-based group is comprised of Terence “Buttons” Burton, Darryl “Deaken” Brownlee and Todd Burton, and brings decades of experience in the R&B world (before their move to gospel in 2004 with their Malaco Records debut, The Movement.)

You can hear their hit single “Thinking of Me” from the new album spinning on radio now, as the group embarks on a promotional concert tour.

Isaac Carree and Zacardi Cortez Set to join the Bad Boy Reunion Tour

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 05: (L-R) Isaac Caree, Kim Burrell, and Zacardi Cortez attend the ESSENCE All-Star Gospel Tribute to Kim Burrell at the 2015 Essence Music Festival on July 5, 2015 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

 

Kirk Franklin and Kanye West. Chance The Rapper and Byron Cage. Puff Daddy and Isaac Carree? Well… not exactly, but close enough. Isaac Carree and Zacardi Cortez are singing background vocals on the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour that reunites entertainers Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, Total, Carl Thomas, 112 and The Lox in venues around the country.

This isn’t anything new as gospel singers often provide background vocals for many artists outside of gospel music. So what makes this news? In the last few years we have seen a lot of notable gospel artists collaborating with those across the secular lines. Hey! Shirley Caesar even got a few stanzas in with Anthony Hamilton. well Sean “Diddy” Combs is known to have gospel influences in his music as well as his presentations, and adding Carree and Cortez might just be the thing to give that portion the authenticity it needs. (more…)

Byron Cage Joins Chance The Rapper On Tonight Show

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

 

likenotoherByron Cage shared the stage with Chance the Rapper who was the featured musical guest on the May 6, 2016 episode of The Tonight Show featuring Jimmy Fallon. Chance served up his new single titled “Blessings” featuring Jamila Woods, and Cage on vocals. Chance 3 dropped May 13. Chance 3 dropped May 13. Cage is busy working his latest single “Like No Other”.  Check out the video of the broadcast below! (more…)

Gospel Artists React To the Passing Of Music Icon, Prince

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Prince Rogers Nelson passed away unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 57.  Having influences that defied genre, his presence will certainly be missed.  Gospel music’s best and brightest took to social media yesterday to express themselves.

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Some news you just never think you’ll see or read..wow..I am literally speechless. Speechless. RIP to one of the greatest entertainers and artist to ever walk the face of the earth. Wow… Sincerely praying for his family. This hits home for all the music makers and dreamers.. (more…)

Kirk Franklin’s 20 Years In One Night Tour Summer Dates Announced

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

kirk-franklinKirk Franklin’s celebration of 20 years of music gets it second wind as the multiple award winning artist announced dates for the summer beginning on June 3rd in Augusta, Georgia.  Twelve additional cities were added to the tour with tickets going on sale on April 1st.

 

20 Years in One Night Tour Schedule – Summer Leg:

June 3rd                       Augusta, GA               James Brown Arena

June 4th                       Durham, NC               Durham Performing Arts Center

June 5th                       Jacksonville, FL          Time – Union Center

June 9th                       Tulsa, OK                    Brady Theatre

June 10th                     Austin, TX                   ACL Live at Moody Theatre

June 11th                     New Orleans, LA        Orpheum Theatre

June 12th                     Mobile, AL                  Saenger Theatre

June 14th                     Birmingham, AL        Alabama Theatre

June 15th                     Savannah, GA             Savannah Civic Center

June 17th                     Rochester, NY            Main Street Armory

June 18th                     Dorchester, MA         Strand Theatre

June 19th                     Baltimore, MD           The Lyric Opera House

Tina Campbell Drops New Video “Speak The Word”

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

 

Tina Campbell’s “Speak The Word” and it’s new video elicits a side-to-side sway from the first downbeat. The Gee Tree Creative recording artist, brings together this toe-tapper with a throwback visual, directed by Derek Blanks. Husband Teddy is featured vocally and joins the new Grammy winner on the 1920’s backdrop video, as well. (more…)

The Artists Favorite Eats In Vegas!

Friday, February 12th, 2016
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So while you’re in Vegas, since you won’t be gambling *wink*, you’ll have plenty of time to eat! We’ve checked in with some of our favorite artists to see where they like to break bread in Las Vegas. (more…)

Thomas Dorsey Award Notable Achievement Recipient Dr. Marabeth Gentry

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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This year, the Stellar Awards will honor the work of Dr. Marabeth Gentry, President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses with the Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award.  (more…)