Bryan Andrew Wilson Video Debuts On Centric TV

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 30th, 2015

BryanWilsonsinglecoverTurning Away, the hit single from Bryan Andrew Wilson’s The One Percent CD makes it debut in video form on Sunday February 1st on Centric TV’s Lifted program.  The single has placed in the top 15 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and earned a Stellar Award nomination for Wilson.  A new single, Faithful God is on its way to radio.

Virtue Trio Returns With Testimony Reloaded

Written by: Andre Griffith

January 30th, 2015

Virtue Sep14February 3rd marks the return of the sister trio Virtue with Testimony Reloaded, a reissue of their 2006 studio release.  This edition features two new tracks; You are, the Billboard top 30 radio single and You Deserve, both produced by Grammy Award winner, Fred Jerkins.

A brand new album will hits stores in the Spring.

A Little More Help & More Love From Erica Campbell

Written by: Andre Griffith

January 30th, 2015

Erica NewBecause love is something that the world can never get enough of,  Erica Campbell releases her new single, More Love to radio and digital outlets.  The single is the precursor to the March 31st release of Help 2.0, a re-release of her Dove, Stellar and Grammy nominated solo debut.  The new disc will feature new music, some remixes as well as guest appearances.

Campbell is making preparation for a tour that starts in the Spring as fans wait patiently for the return of the adventures of Mary Mary via their reality show on March 5th.

Here’s a taste of More Love

Jesus Revealed Bows At #1

Written by: John Burton Jr.

January 29th, 2015

JasonNelson_JesusRevealedRCA Inspiration and Pastor Jason Nelson celebrate the news of Jesus Revealed, his new CD making its debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart.  The lead single, I Am is also the #1 song on radio.  “I’m so excited about JESUS Revealed being the #1 CD in the country,” said Jason Nelson. “I always believed it was possible, but experiencing it is amazing. GOD is faithful.”

The Stellar Award winner is currently on the road promoting the CD’s release.

 

Ben Tankard’s Full Tank 2.0 Drops February 10th

Written by: John Burton Jr.

January 29th, 2015

Ben Tankard, widely regarded as the “Godfather of Gospel Jazz” offers up a new installment of musical melodies in Full Tank 2.0, the follow up disc to his 2012 Grammy and Stellar nominated Full TanFull Tank 20k project.   The CD is filled with noteworthy music including the lead single, Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand) featuring Kirk Whalum and a cover of the Staple Singers’ classic, I’ll Take You There featuring Shirley Murdock.

Full Tank 2.0 hits stores and digital outlets on February 10th.  Be sure to catch the second season of the Tankard Family Reality Show Thicker Than Water on the Bravo Channel.

Pops Staples’ New (yes, new) Project

Written by: Stan North

January 29th, 2015

Although Roebuck “Pops” Staples, patriarch of the famous Staple Singers, died in 2000, we haven’t heard the last of his recording projects.  On February 17th, Wilco’s dBpm imprint, popsstaplesdontlosethiscdAnti Records, releases Don’t Lose This, the final chapter in Pops Staples’ body of work.  Recorded in 1999, the 10 tracks have been retained by his daughter Mavis Staples, who with producer Jeff Tweedy, put their hands together to bring the album to fruition. The project releases on both CD and LP.

In other Staples news, on March 3rd, Legacy Recordings will be releasing Freedom Highway Complete – Recorded Live at Chicago’s New Nazareth Church, a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers in April 1965 in support and celebration of that year’s historic civil rights marches from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama.

Live Recording for Anthony Brown and group therAPy

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 28th, 2015

Anthony BrownIt looks like the end of January is going to be one for the books as Tyscot recording artists Anthony Brown and group therAPy head to Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church for a live recording on January 31st.  A slew of guests will be on hand to enhance the live experience including Maurette Brown Clark, Bishop Rance Allen, The Walls Group’s Darrell Walls, Gaye Arbuckle, Chrystal Rucker and Beverly Crawford.

Can We Get A Witness? Yes! Reunion and Live Recording Announced

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 28th, 2015

Was it just our way of thinking or did welisa-page-brooks all consider Witness, the female group organized by Michael Brooks as the counterpart of Commissioned????  Widely regarded as one of Gospel Music’s most prominent female groups, Witness dominated the airwaves with hits that included Safety, Get In the Way, Standard, He Can Do the Impossible, Magnify and many others.  GOSPELflava would like to take full credit for impressing upon the hearts and minds of the group members and Bishop Michael Brooks to pull the group together for one more go around.  It is now official as Lisa Page Brooks took to social media to announce her live recording featuring a Witness reunion taking place on MStandarday 1st at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple.  Stay tuned for details……

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 27th, 2015

The Billboard #1 Gospel Hits took the top spot on the Gospel Albums Chart.  Listed below are the top sellers

  1.  Various Artists                                                         Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  2. Fred Hammond                                                         I Will Trust
  3. Various Artists                                                          WOW Gospel 2014
  4. Tasha Cobbs                                                                Grace
  5. J Moss                                                                           Grown Folks Gospel
  6. Youthful Praise w/ JJ Hairston                          I See Victory
  7. Brian Courtney Wilson                                          Worth Fighting For
  8. VaShawn Mitchell                                                    Unstoppable
  9. Icon Gospel                                                                Icon Gospel
  10. Michelle Williams                                                    Journey to Freedom
  11. Ricky Dillard and New G                                       Amazing
  12. Brittney Wright                                                        Fight 4 U
  13. The Walls Group                                                       Fast Forward
  14. Smokie Norful                                                           Forever Yours
  15. 3 Winans Brothers                                                  Foreign Land
  16. Jessica Reedy                                                           Transparent
  17. Erica Campbell                                                         Help
  18. Dorothy Norwood                                                  An Incredible Journey
  19. Rance Allen Group                                                 Celebrate
  20. Wess Morgan                                                            Livin
  21. James Fortune & FIYA                                         Live Through It
  22. William McDowell                                                  Withholding Nothing
  23. Beverly Crawford                                                   Thank You For All You’ve Done
  24. Tasha Page Lockhart                                             Here Right Now
  25. Donnie McClurkin                                                   Duets

16th Annual Superbowl Gospel Welcomes All Star Line-up

Written by: Melanie Pratt

January 26th, 2015

Grammy winner Donnie McClurkin directs the NFL Players All-Star Choir that will perform at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration on February 5, 2010 at the James L. Knight Center in Miami during Super Bowl Weekend.

 

In its Sixteenth year, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration celebrates big with this years artist line-up: Natalie Grant, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton and Gladys Knight! The first and only gospel event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl Weekend, the concert series features Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling gospel and contemporary Christian and mainstream artists, marquee NFL players and the NFL PLAYERS Choir.

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