Mann and Wife Comes To Bounce TV

Written by: John Burton Jr.

March 18th, 2015

We can’t get enough of David and Tamela Mann! Lucky for us, we are afforded additional TV time with the April 7 series premiere of Mann and Wife on  the david-and-tamela-mannBounce network.

The sitcom pairs David and Tamela in a Brady Bunch format as a newly married couple with children from previous marriages adjusting to their new family life. We can rest assured as in all of the Mann family situations where there is love, there will also be lots of laughter.

Check your local listings for station information in your area.

Ashford Sanders Keeping It 100

Written by: John Burton Jr.

March 18th, 2015

Well on his way to earning the moniker of one of the hardest working men in the business, Sunday Best Season 5 Favorite Ashford Sanders is keeping it 100.  Maintaining a heavy travAshford Sanders officialel schedule while promoting the release of his new single, Because You’ve Been Good, the Canton, Mississippi native wanted to highlight and help develop the talents of those coming behind him. His first endeavor comes off this weekend with the Mississippi Talent Showcase Finals.

I can say the Sunday Best experience was a wonderful opportunity for me, I got a chance to meet some very talented and creative people and I thought, if these people are here, just think of the other people who are just as good (or better) and don’t venture out   I was thinking of providing a vehicle that would bring people together, give them a chance to show what they got and then encourage them to reach for the sky, so the Mississippi Talent Showcase was born.”

Contestants auditioned before a panel of judges and received one on one mentoring and coaching from Sanders and other industry professionals.  The March 20th event will feature performances from the 7 top finalists with the winner taking home a cash prize.

Bishop Paul S Morton Legacy Live Recording Set For July

Written by: Gregory Gay

March 17th, 2015

Bishop Rance AlleBishop+Paul+Morton-press+photon, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tasha Cobbs, Zacardi Cortez and LeAndria Johnson are among the guests joining Bishop Paul S. Morton on July 13th at Greater St Stephens in New Orleans in what is being billed as a legacy recording event celebrating his 30 + year career in Gospel Music as well as 20 years as leader of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.

The live recording is produced by Trent Phillips and serves as the the kickoff to this year’s Full Gospel Fellowship Conference and the first of many events honoring Bishop Morton.

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Written by: Gregory Gay

March 16th, 2015

We see a lbrooklyn-tabernacle-choir_pray-300x300ittle change on the charts as Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s Pray CD takes the #2 spot on the charts.  Also, The Set from Dr. Larry Reid and the Breakthrough Singers makes its way into the top ten.  Damien Sneed’s Broken To Minister gets in the top 50 making its debut at #36.  The Top 25 CDs in Gospel Music are listed below

 

 

 

  1. Various Artist                                                      WOW GOSPEL 2015
  2. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir                               Pray
  3. Various Artist                                                      WOW GOSPEL 2014
  4. Tasha Cobbs                                                         Grace
  5. Various Artist                                                       Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  6. Fred Hammond                                                    I Will Trust
  7. Jason Nelson                                                         Jesus Revealed
  8. Dorinda Clark Cole                                               Living It
  9. J Moss                                                                   Grown Folk Gospel
  10. Dr. Larry Reid                                                      The Set
  11. 3 Winans Brothers                                                Foreign Land
  12. DeWayne Woods                                                   Life Lessons
  13. Wess Morgan                                                        Livin
  14. Erica Campbell                                                     Help
  15. Youthful Praise w/ JJ Hairston                         I See Victory
  16. William McDowell                                                Withholding Nothing
  17. Icon Gospel                                                           Icon Gospel
  18. Jessica Reedy                                                       Transparent
  19. GGC Volume 1                                                      GGC Volume 1
  20. VaShawn Mitchell                                                Unstoppable
  21. Rance Allen Group                                                Celebrate
  22. Ben Tankard                                                         Full Tank 2.0
  23. GGC Volume 2                                                      GGC Volume 2
  24. Smokie Norful                                                       Forever Yours
  25. Deitrick Haddon                                                    Best of Deitrick

The Set From Dr. Larry Reid Lands In Billboard Top 10

Written by: Gregory Gay

March 13th, 2015

Larry Reid The SetDr. Larry Reid and the Breakthrough Singers caught our attention with Better Than Ever from his debut CD, Work Me Over.  He then took his group to places near and far and developed a set of music that the group delivered during their concert performances.  The music was so well received that Reid decided to press, package and deliver it to his fans.  Thus, The Set was born.  Led by excitement generated from the lead single Can’t Take God From Me, The Set made its debut on March 3rd and landed in the top ten on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums charts.

Trinity Dawson Takes The Field To Sing Praises

Written by: Gregory Gay

March 13th, 2015

The Bible says the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and newcomer Trinity Dawson is a recipient of God ordered steps.  The University of Toledo Division 1 running back had his sights set on a football career until his plans were redefined by Divine intervention.  Dawson soon realized, “purpose is not one-dimensional; but, when surrendered to God, Trinity Dawsonevery aspect of who I am is for His glory.”

Dawson now finds himself in the right place as he presents music and melodies both near and dear to his heart on With All I Am – The EP.  Counting Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbett, Hillsong United, John Legend and Stevie Wonder as some of his influences, he carefully weaves together the sound of progressive praise music colored by urban influences.  The EP is available digitally online and a full project hits stores in the summer.

 

 

 

William McDowell Preps For Live Recording

Written by: John Burton Jr.

March 10th, 2015

William McDowell has established himself as  one of the nation’s prominent praise and worship leaders.   Favorites like “I Give Myself Away,” “I Won’t Go Back” and “William McDowell RainWithholding Nothing” continue to dominate the Sunday morning worship at churches across the country.  Withholding Nothing grabbed three Stellar Award nominations for Praise & Worship CD of the Year, Traditional CD of the Year and Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year.

The Lead Pastor of Orlando based Deeper Fellowship continues to set the standard with the release of a new single, Send the Rain while making preparations for a live recording on June 5th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Entertainment One Signs Deitrick Haddon To Music and TV/Film Deal

Written by: Gregory Gay

March 10th, 2015

Entertainment One Music announced the signing of Deitrick Haddon and the formation of his new label DHVisions.  Haddon’s association with Releve Entertainment has resulteDeitrick 2015d in the success of two Oxygen network favorites, Preachers of LA and Fix My Choir.

eOne Music Vice President and Urban Inspirational VP Phil Thornton shared these words, “At eOne Music, we are excited to partner with the critically-acclaimed, award-winning superstar Deitrick Haddon in forming this new label partnership DHVisions, as he returns to produce the music his fans worldwide have always loved. Deitrick’s multi-faceted talents and the dynamic gifts that he’s brought to every project have made him an undeniable visionary artist, and we look forward to breaking new creative ground together in the field of gospel entertainment.”

Dr. Holly Carter, CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment, adds: “As Deitrick’s manager and partner in his entertainment endeavors, I knew he had to have the right partner. What Phil and his team at eOne have done and continue to do in gospel and entertainment overall makes this a perfect match. I am excited about the future.”

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Written by: Gregory Gay

March 9th, 2015

WOW GospeWOW 2014l leads off at the top of the charts this week with the 2015 edition in the number 1 and the 2014 edition in the number 2 spot followed by another chart topping  week for Dorinda Clark Cole’s sophomore effort for Light/eone.  The top Gospel albums for this week are listed below:

 

 

 

  1. Various Artists                         WOW Gospel 2015
  2. Various Artists                         WOW Gospel 2014
  3. Dorinda Clark Cole                   Living It
  4. Tasha Cobbs                             Grace
  5. Fred Hammond                        I Will Trust
  6. Various Artists                         Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  7. 3 Winans Brothers                   Foreign Land
  8. Jason Nelson                             Jesus Revealed
  9. J Moss                                        Grown Folks Gospel
  10. Youthful Praise/JJ Hairston   I See Victory
  11. DeWayne Woods                       Life Lessons
  12. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir     Pray
  13. VaShawn Mitchell                     Unstoppable
  14. Jessica Reedy                            Transparent
  15. Icon Gospel                                Icon Gospel
  16. Rance Allen Group                    Celebrate
  17. William McDowell                     Withholding Nothing
  18. Erica Campbell                          Help
  19. Michelle Williams                     Journey To Freedom
  20. Smokie Norful                          Forever Yours
  21. Wess Morgan                           Livin
  22. Ben Tankard                            Full Tank 2.0
  23. Bryan Courtney Wilson          Worth Fighting For
  24. The Walls Group                      Fast Forward
  25. Ricky Dillard/New G              Amazing

 

A New Day For Luther Barnes

Written by: Gregory Gay

March 9th, 2015

Beloved singer and songwritLuther+Barneser Luther Barnes is back signing an exclusive recording agreement with SRT Entertainment making way for more music from the the Sunset Jubilaires, The Barnes Family and his solo project. Known for gospel classics including So Satisfied and I’m Still Holding On, Luther Barnes has released some twenty one projects with seven of them charting in the top 20 of the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Charts.

“I am extremely delighted to be on board with SRT Entertainment. I sincerely look forward to continuing my music ministry with God’s blessings and the expertise of Mr. D.A. Johnson and his team.”

In addition to music, Barnes adds pastoral duties to his resume as he shepherds the flock of the Restoration Worship Center in Rocky Mount, NC