Tasha Cobbs Set For Live Recording In South Carolina

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 10th, 2014

Motown Gospel recording artist and Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award winner Tasha Cobbs heads to Greenville, SC for a live recording on Monday, October 13th. “We all have heard the saying that you ‘appreciate something more when you invest in it’. If you’ve sacrificed and invested in order to get there, you’re not coming as a spectator, you’re coming to actively participate in the worship experience,” says Cobbs.Cobbs1014  “I’ve noticed that God always sends me places that require a sacrifice in order for one to attend,” she says about recording in South Carolina. “I had the opportunity to minister at Redemption Center a few months ago and I knew immediately that I was going to record there. Apostle Carpenter and the Redemption Church have been very gracious to open their church doors to us.”

The untitled project will pair Cobbs once again with producer VaShawn Mitchell and feature guest artists Bishop Paul Morton and Jamie Grace

Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Tamela Mann & Hezekiah Walker Take Home Dove Awards

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 8th, 2014

Hez CoverIt was a memorable evening as the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at the Lipscomb Arena in Nashville on October 7th.  Among the night’s honors, Erica Campbell took home the Traditional Gospel Song Award for A Little More Jesus, Every Praise garnered the award for Contemporary Urban Gospel Song for Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann took home a statue for Gospel Performance of the Year, Donnie McClurkin won Traditional Gospel Album and Tye Tribbett won Contemporary Gospel Album.

The Dove Awards telecast can be seen on the TBN Network on Sunday, October 12th.Erica-Campbell_Help_CD

For a full list of winners, click here 

BMI Trailblazers Of Gospel Awards Set Up Shop In Atlanta

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 3rd, 2014

bmitrailblazersBMI announced that their Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Awards event will be held on January 17, 2015 at the Rialto Center For The Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Trailblazers of Gospel Awards event was a part of Stellar Awards weekend for many years, but opted for a new venue and city as the Stellar Awards moves to Las Vegas in March.

Kirk Franklin, Moses Tyson and Twinkie Clark Kick Off New Season of Bobby Jones Gospel

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 3rd, 2014

Bobby Moses Twinkie KirkFall 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.

Check your local listings from time and station information in your area.

New Music and Live Recording For Israel Houghton

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 1st, 2014

Israel 1014Israel Houghton wants you to know that you are covered as his new single is released to radio.    “Anyone who has followed our music for any length of time in our 15 years of existence knows that we tend to sing a lot about God’s grace,” said Israel Houghton.  “We all need it. This single “Covered” represents the newest—and I believe clearest version of that force of God’s favor that I’ve ever had the privilege of writing.”

Israel and New Breed set their sites on Asia for a multi-country live recording of COVERED…ALIVE IN ASIA.  The new album will mark Houghton’s 10th album with New Breed.  The project will feature a concert film on limited theatrical release and DVD and a Spanish companion album.

Keeping Up With The James

Written by: Gregory Gay

October 1st, 2014

TheJamesThe music of Savoy Records recording artists the Florida Mass Choir dominated the radio airwaves in the 80s.  Among their many hits was the song Be Ye Steadfast (pause for a moment of reflection and listen here), and the signature voice of Delores James Cain served as an inspiration to many.  Cain (a second generation preacher and pastor of Tampa based Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church) comes from a family of singers and preachers and credits her faith for sustaining them through times good and bad.  A couple years ago, Cain and the members of her family decided to relive the music moments of their childhood by forming a family singing group and called themselves The James.  They caught the attention of gospel music loves with My Everything featured on the  Time Life Music compilation CD Shoutin’ Down the Aisles .  Their next hit would come in the form of Jesus Rescued Me, which debuted in 2011 at #21 on the Billboad Top Gospel Albums Chart.  The James are empowered to carry the message of the Gospel to those who are willing to hear.

Dorinda Clark Cole Cast In New Preachers of Detroit Series

Written by: Gregory Gay

September 26th, 2014

DorindaAs 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.

Travis Greene Signs With RCA Inspiration

Written by: Gregory Gay

September 22nd, 2014

RCA Inspiration announced its latest addition to its roster in the person of Travis Greene.  “One of our goals is to seek out the best up and coming artists in the business,” said Geo Bivins, General Manager of RCA Inspiration.  “Travis is an amazing singer and songwriter with a unique following.  Travis GreeneHe’s true to his ministry and creates music people immediately connect to.”  “I could not be more grateful and excited to join the team at RCA Inspiration,” said Travis Greene.  “I pray that God will use the songs on my heart to help transform lives around the world. These past few years have been quite a journey, and from it I’ve gained a new perspective on life. Get ready, this is just the beginning!”  “We are equally excited to have Travis on our label”, said Joseph Burney, Vice President, A&R of RCA Inspiration.  “Travis has a fresh sound and brings authentic ministry to the masses of music lovers. His choruses are sure to resound in the sanctuary, and everywhere great music is heard.”

Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago Make A War Cry

Written by: Gregory Gay

September 18th, 2014

Inspired People JenkinsRecording Artists Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago get a jump on the fall with the release their latest single, WAR. War is a song of declaration serving notice on the devil and his plans.  The song  is making the rounds at radio and sets the stage for the 2015 release from the Stellar Award winning pastor/songwriter and choir.

David Daughtry Leaps On Billboard Charts

Written by: Gregory Gay

September 18th, 2014

Karew RecordsDavid Official Press celebrates the success of David Daughtry as his self titled debut CD bows at #12 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  “On behalf of Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Karen Clark Sheard, everyone at Karew is very excited about David’s project and his debut on the charts,” says Karew’s General Manager, Darrell Thompson.  “In the current state of the music industry, it is difficult for established artist to find an audience.  Accordingly, it is refreshing to know that as a new artist, consumers are supporting David.  We know that as the word of mouth builds, so will future success.”