Stellar Award Nominees Announced

Written by: Melanie Pratt

January 13th, 2015

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Central City Productions today announced that stand-up comedian turned television personality, David Mann, multiple Stellar Award winner, Tamela Mann, and syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, will collaborate to co-host the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The annual salute to Gospel music, The Stellar Awards will be held at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The Awards and Pre-show will both be held in the Orleans Showroom. The show will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country from April 12 through May 3, 2015 and on the TV One network on Easter Sunday, April 5.

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Casey J Set For Live Recording

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 13th, 2015

Casey J heaBobby Jones Gospel -Day 1, Show 1ds to the Fresh Start Church in Duluth Georgia to record her first CD for Tyscot Records on January 30th.  The singer is enjoying the success of her single, Fill Me Up which hit #3 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay Chart as well as a recent appearance on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel show. Joining in during this night of worship will be RCA Inspiration recording artist, Jason Nelson.

Rod Lumpkin II Makes Dream Debut With Glimpse

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 13th, 2015

GlimpseWorship Leader Rod Lumpkin makes a joyful noise and celebrates Jesus with the release of Glimpse, his debut CD for the Dream Gospel Label.  Lumpkin serves as Pastor of Praise and Worship for the Atlanta based Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Paul S. Morton as well as Overseer of Operations for the Worship Ministry of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.  His Unrestrained Worship Conference, now in its 8th year draws together worshipers from across the globe for a time of refreshing and renewal.  Glimpse hits digital outlets on January 13th

Billboard #1 Gospel Hits 2 Disc Set Hits Stores

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 13th, 2015

Entertainment One has compiled the top hits from the Gospel heavyweights such as  Kirk Franklin, Andraé Crouch,  Marvin Winans, Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, Donald LBillboard Number 1 Gospel Hits__album coverawrence, Fred Hammond, and more for Billboard #1 Gospel Hits, a 2 disc set hitting stores on January 13th.

The set of 20 songs includes Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile,” Hezekiah Walker’s “Every Praise,” Tamela Mann’s “I Can Only Imagine,” andVaShawn Mitchell’s “Nobody Greater” and is available in stores as well as on digital outlets.

 

And the Stellar Award Nominees Are

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 13th, 2015

The nominees for stellar-awardsthe Stellar Awards were announced earlier today with Entertainment One artists Ricky Dillard and Erica Campbell getting 10 nominations.  This year’s festivities will travel to the Orleans Arena in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada on March 28, 2015. Also announced today was the James Cleveland Lifetime achievement award being presented to Bishop Paul S. Morton.   For a full list of nominees, click on the following link:  2015 Stellar Award Nominees

New Docu-Series For David & Tamela Mann Airing January 14th

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 12th, 2015

david-and-tamela-mannBET takes us behind the scenes into the lives of David and Tamela Mann with the debut of Its A Manns World on Wednesday, January 14th.  Via eight one hour episodes, we’ll get to see the ups and downs of David and Tamela, their 26 year marriage and 4 adult children and how they manage to juggle their home life and careers.  Check your local listings for time and station information in your area.

Jonathan Nelson Signs With Entertainment One

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 10th, 2015

Entertainment One announced the signing of Jonathan Nelson to their roster as Nelson preps for a live recording taking place in February.  “I’m more than excited about this new journey, new label, new direction, andJonathanNelson-2015 new season that lies ahead with eOne Music. I’m ready for this FEARLESS journey! LET’S GO!!”

Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational, says: “We are thrilled to sign Jonathan Nelson and welcome him here at eOne Music in developing his new live album. Jonathan is a dynamic creative force as an artist, songwriter and worship leader. His distinctive voice has produced unforgettable lyrics and songs that have transformed the sounds of gospel in our times, and this live recording will showcase many incredible songs in store that take his music ministry to another level.”

The new live album recording will take place at The Faith Center in Sunrise, Flordia on Friday, February 20, 2015.

 

UPDATE: Homegoing Celebration For Pastor Andrae Crouch Announced

Written by: Gregory Gay

January 10th, 2015

The Funeral Services have been set to honor the life of Pastor Andrae Crouch:

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Bishop Marvin Winans will eulogize Pastor Crouch and there will be performances by Yolanda Adams, Kurt Carr, Donnie McClurkin, Donald Lawrence, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Fred Hammond, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Kirk Franklin, Dr. Bobby Jones, Kim Burrell, Pastor Shirley Ceasar, Byron Cage, Edwin Hawkins, Lynette Hawkins-Stephens, David and Nicole Binion, Erica Campbell, Smokie Norful, Richard Smallwood, Israel Houghton, Bryan Duncan, Ledisi, Tata Vega and others. An all-star band has been assembled by Mano Hanes and Bill Maxwell, including an 80-voice choir.

BET will stream both services “LIVE” at  www.bet.com/andraecrouchfuneral .  West Angeles Church of God In Christ will also stream both services at  www.watch.westa.tv.

Donnie McClurkin Videos Condolence and Celebration of the Life of Andrae Crouch

Written by: Melanie Pratt

January 9th, 2015

Pastor Donnie McClurkin often tells the story of how Pastor Andrae Crouch took time and prayed with him at the age of eleven, laying hands on him and speaking prophetically into his life. Crouch would go on to mentor McClurkin and has continued to be a great part of his life. Pastor McClurkin shares here his sadness in this great loss, yet celebrates the life of Pastor Andrae Crouch

Andrae Crouch Passes

Written by: Melanie Pratt

January 9th, 2015

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LOS ANGELES, CA — Music legend Andraé Crouch has died from complications following a heart attack on January 3rd. Andraé passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm PST at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area. Andraé was 72 years old.

“Today my twin brother, womb-mate and best friend went home to be with the Lord,” said Pastor Sandra Crouch. “Please keep me, my family and our church family in your prayers. I tried to keep him here but God loved him best. Details of Andraé’s Celebration Service and Tribute will be forthcoming.”

Crouch’s accolades include 7 Grammy Awards, 6 GMA Dove Awards, an Academy Award nomination for “The Color Purple,” induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Paul Simon, and he has worked as a producer and arranger with many of music’s top artists, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Elton John and many others. Andraé can also be heard on Michael Jackson’s hit singles “Man in the Mirror,” “Keep the Faith,” “Will You Be There” and “Earth Song.”

The family is requesting privacy at this time.