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Travis Greene Launches Church

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

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Congratulations to Travis Greene and wife Jackie, as they and a team of passionate leaders are preparing to launch Forward City Church.  Set to open on August 21, 2016 in Columbia, SC, Forward City accepts the challenge to continually unify the body of Christ. Forward City is described as a diverse church “consisting of people from different cultures and backgrounds, yet we are united in our love for God and our joy in sharing His love with others.”  The church’s  website proclaims

“This is Home.

H – HONOR GOD & EACH OTHER

O – ONE FAMILY

M – MAKE DISCIPLES

E – EMBRACE GRACE, EXPRESS LOVE”

Travis and Jackie were both raised primarily in Georgia. They met at Georgia Southern University, where Travis gained a degree in Business Management and Jackie earned her degree in Biology.  Since college, Travis has worked full time in ministry as a youth pastor and worship director. He has traveled across the world as a gospel recording artist and speaker.  Jackie fulfilled one of her dreams by becoming a dentist in 2014. In addition, she leads “Forward Women”, a dynamic ministry empowering ladies to walk out their God-given purpose.

Together, they are on a mission to reclaim this generation for God. Each with unique styles, they lead the family of Forward City Church.  They enjoy laughing, dancing, and sports.  They have a two year old son, David Jace, and another baby boy on the way.

Latice Crawford, Tasha Page Lockhart, and D’Morea Johnson Touring this Fall

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Recorlaticecrawford1ding artists Latice Crawford, Tasha Page Lockhart and D’Morea Johnson will kick-off the Enter The Realm Tour this fall.  The concert tour starts on Thursday, September 22nd at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC. Additional tour dates will be added in the coming weeks.

Crawford’s current EP, Diary of a Church Girl debuted at No. 15 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. Her single, “Author” continues to climb on the Gospel radio charts. Best known as the second runner-up of Season 2 of BET’s Sunday Best, Crawford presents Diary of a Church Girl as the follow-up to her 2014 debut self-titled album.  Lockhart and Johnson are also coming off of successful album releases.

David and Tamela Mann Robbed

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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David and Tamela Mann report via Facebook that while in Atlanta yesterday, their car was broken into outside a Red Lobster in Camp Creek Marketplace. The couple, in town for a comedy show, posted a video about the incident Monday night on Facebook. indicating they had just arrived at the restaurant and were being seated when a woman ran into the restaurant and told them someone was breaking into their car.  Mann ran outside and tried to grab one of three men, but the assailants got away with his backpack, a new computer, identification and some of Tamela’s jewelry. The incident is under investigation.

Kirk Wins BET Award!

Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Congratulations to Kirk Franklin on winning the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award at the BET Awards last night! Here, Franklin brings Tammy Franklin, his wife of 20 years to the stage with him to accept.

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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…)