Donald Lawrence, Arnetta Murrill Crooms and Joshua Rogers Headline Gospel Showcase

Written by: Gregory Gay

July 14th, 2014

Donald-Lawrence-2011-2Grammy award winning producer Donald Lawrence, Arnetta Murrill Crooms, Joshua Rogers and Dottie Peoples headline the first annual Gospel’s Best 3 Day Concert and Indie Artist Showcase in Wilmington, North Carolina August 8th through August 10th.

This event extends an invitation to Gospel groups, artists and musicians to compete for an opportunity to win cash prizes and awards in addition to a trip to SONY MUSIC NYC to meet with A&R Executives. In addition, the selected artist will perform live at Six Flags America locations and MBN6 Gospel Believers ROC celebrity concerts and other Sony Indie Artist Showcases.

The event was created and spearheaded by Kal Nwaneri, Founder & CEO, MBN6, in collaboration with Bishop James Utley, President, Resource Outreach Center (ROC) and Kevin Liles, CEO of Go N’SYDE in an effort to provide an alternative to the violence, bullying and other ills plaguing inner city youth.

 

International AME Mass Choir Makes Historic CD Debut August 5th

Written by: Gregory Gay

July 14th, 2014

There’s a new sound and its coming from the AME Church!!!.  While AME LIVE, the first recording from the  International AME Church Mass Choir hits digital and retail outlets on August 5th,  the celebration has already begun with liAME LIVEstening parties and concerts in Nashville, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois.  Over 125 voices from AME Churches across the country participated in the recording of the live CD/DVD held in Chicago last summer.  The project is produced by Adrian Dunn and Curtis Lindsey and features guest performances by Myron Butler, Melonie Daniels, Troy Bright.

Homegoing Services for Pastor Shirley Caesar’s Husband

Written by: Melanie Pratt

July 9th, 2014

Lady Shirley

On Friday, Independence Day, July 4, 2014, Bishop Harold Ivory Williams Sr., the beloved husband of Pastor Shirley Caesar went home to be with the Lord. Bishop Williams is the Bishop Emeritus of the Mt Calvary Holy Churches of America. Read the rest of this entry »

The Winans Sign with eOne, Debut New Video

Written by: Gregory Gay

July 8th, 2014

WinansPrepare yourself for the release of Foreign Land, the new disc from the 3 Winans Brothers on September 30th.  Marvin, Carvin and BeBe Winans unveiled the new group offering If God Be For Us last year at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  The brothers have formed a new label Regimen Records and announced a marketing and distribution deal with Entertainment One.  An artist services/publishing deal was signed with BMG earlier this year.

The brothers are also celebrating the video release for their current single,  Move In Me, produced by Grammy winning producer Daniel Weatherspoon and remixed by multi-Grammy award winning songwriter/producer, Warryn Campbell.

Anthony Brown Takes Honors At ASCAP Urban Music Awards 2014

Written by: Gregory Gay

June 27th, 2014

anthonybrownThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers for the most performed songs in 2013 at the 27th Annual  Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 26th. Tyscot recording artist Anthony Brown was honored as his composition Testimony was recognized as the Top Gospel Song.  Other Gospel songs celebrated were 1 on 1 (Zacardi Cortez), A Little More Jesus (Erica Campbell), Break Every Chain (Tasha Cobbs), Clean This House (Isaac Carree), Every Praise (Hezekiah Walker), God Will Make a Way (Shirley Caesar), Greater is Coming (Jakalyn Carr), Here in our Praise (Fred Hammond and United Tenors), Hold On (James Fortune), If He Did It Before (Tye Tribbett), Its Not Over (Israel & New Breed) and Sunday Morning (Mary Mary).  Lecrae, Anthony Brown and Jekalyn Carr performed during the awards ceremony.

Donnie McClurkin Joins Celebration for Andrae and Sandra Crouch

Written by: Gregory Gay

June 26th, 2014

On Sunday, June andrae-crouch29th Pastor Donnie McClurkin will join the New Christ Memorial Church family celebrating the birthday of Gospel Music Legend Pastor Andrae Crouch.  Crouch shares a July 1st birthday with his twin sister, Pastor Sandra Crouch.  The multiple Grammy award winner has endured several medical challenges over the past couple of months and GOSPELflava joins others across the country praying for his healing and restoration.  Crouch Celebration

Bryan Andrew Wilson Lands In Billboard’s Top Twenty

Written by: Gregory Gay

June 26th, 2014

BryanWilsonsinglecoverBryan Andrew Wilson’s fifth solo CD “The One Percent” makes its debut at the #18 slot on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  This marks his return to the charts since his 1996 solo CD debut “Bryan’s Songs.”  Wilson burst on the scene with his impassioned rendition of His Eye is On the Sparrow with the Mississippi Mass Children’s Choir.

Jesus Revealed By Jason Nelson

Written by: Gregory Gay

June 26th, 2014

Jason Nelson took us INNNWe are in love with behind the scenes footage and Pastor Jason Nelson affords us the opportunity to have a sneak peek into the making of his new CD Jesus Revealed.  Nelson new single I AM hits digital outlets on July 8th.   In the meantime, you can relive the majesty and the music here:

Ricky Dillard Debuts At #1

Written by: Gregory Gay

June 20th, 2014

Ricky AmazingCongrats to Ricky Dillard and New G! Amazing, makes a stunning debut at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums Chart and at #1 on the Top Gospel & Christian (combined) Chart, as well as #28 on the Billboard 200.  The new disc honors Dillard’s 25th anniversary in ministry and marks the fifth consecutive #1 Gospel album released by Entertainment One Music, following the label’s chart-toppers from Erica Campbell, James Fortune, William McDowell, and Donald Lawrence.

Kierra Sheard Takes Grace On The Go

Written by: Gregory Gay

June 19th, 2014

While we expectantly await the July release of Graceland, Kierra Sheard shows the world that she is not alloting any time to watch the grass grow. She is all about the business of brand awareness and impact.  This Kierra Sheard Gracelandweek, Sheard unveils a new hosiery line during a promotional stop in the Windy City.  This is in addition to her hosting a radio show, authoring Sing Girl Sing, a children’s book and hosting her annual Bold Right Life conference in August.