Posts Tagged ‘Aaron Lindsey’

Pastor Marvin Sapp Elevated to Bishop

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

MarvinSapp_10_024_590x287GOSPELflava joins others across the globe sending congratulatory greetings to Pastor Marvin Sapp on his elevation to the office of Bishop.  The consecration ceremony was held during the gathering of the Global United Fellowship gathering in Jacksonville, Florida on July 10th.

Bishop Sapp is currently enjoying the success of Yes You Can, the hit single which hit #1 on the Mediabase chart.  Yes You Can comes from his fourth #1 album You Shall Live released by RCA Inspiration on June 2nd.

Israel and New Breed Release Covered July 24th

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

“Gospel is good news- Good News is global. Global Gospel, Kingdom Music is our passion.” – Israel HoughtonCD100_out

Under those sentiments, internationally renown worship leader Israel Houghton and his group New Breed embarked upon a courageous effort to “go ye into all the world” taking the Gospel to the east hosting worship experiences at concerts in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Korea, Tokyo and Manila, with the end result being his new CD, Covered: Alive in Asia hitting stores on July 24th.

The project celebrates 15 years of Israel and New Breed and their tenth album together.  With production from Aaron Lindsey, Covered: Live In Asia also features a concert DVD with behind the scenes footage in a special edition CD/DVD package.

 

Tina Campbell Solo Album Due May 7th

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

The other half of Mary Mary Tina Campbell prepares for the release of her long awaited solo album .  Its Personal is packed with appearances from Stevie Wonder, Teddy Campbell, Erica Tina-Book-Album-Feature-NewCampbell, Warryn Campbell, Honey Atkins, Aaron Lindsey, The Underdogs, Eddie Brown, Jason White, PJ Morton and Donald Lawrence and the Company.

The disc along with Tina’s book I Need A Day To Pray hits digital outlets on May 7th.

Early Christmas Gifts From Motown

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas as artists from Motown, Motown Gospel and Capitol Records join forces for Motown Christmas, the first collection of new Christmas recordings from tMotown Christmashe label in over 40 years. Leave it to producer in chief Aaron Lindsey to deliver masterful performances from the likes of India.Arie, Ne-Yo, Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful and Tye Tribbett, Kierra Sheard and more.

Look for the disc hitting stores at the end of September.

Brian Courtney Wilson Gets In The Ring July 25th

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

BCourtneyWilsonNewly signed Motown Gospel artist Brian Courtney Wilson pulls out all the stops for his first live recording session on July 25th.  The event takes place at Pastor Rudy Rasmus’  St. John’s United Methodist Church in the city of Houston.  The album entitled, “Worth Fighting For” will be Wilson’s  debut release on the Motown Gospel label with production duties handled by the very capable Aaron Lindsey.

Lindsey could hardly contain his joy in preparing for the session.  “I’m truly honored to see this recording come together.  Brian’s songs are lyrically and musically so relevant to the current hybrid sound of worship and gospel that this recording is going to be amazing!” Wilson echoed the same sentiments, “I am so thankful to be recording new music with this team and to share in the experience with my friends, family and supporters. In some ways it feels like a long time coming…in other ways it feels like it is right on time.”

Aaron Lindsey, John P Kee & Charles Jenkins Among Honorees at BMI Awards

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Aaron and IsraelThe most performed Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern and urban Gospel songs on U.S. Christian radio were celebrated at the 2014 BMI Christian Awards on June 17th.  Aaron Lindsey was honored as one of the six Christian songwriters of the year for Its Not Over (When God Is In It) for Israel Houghton and My Testimony for Marvin Sapp.  Other award winning songs included Awesome (Charles Jenkins), Life and Favor (John P. Kee) and Take Me To The King (Kirk Franklin).

Smokie Norful Releases Forever Yours August 5th

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Smokie Norful Forever YoursSmokie Norful is preparing for the release of his first new project in five years. Forever Yours features production from Aaron Lindsey, Tony Dixon, Derek D.O.A. Allen, Elvis Williams (Blac Elvis) and Warryn Campbell.  No Greater Love, the first single from the CD is making impact at radio and is currently in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Songs Gospel chart. Forever Yours hits retail and digital outlets on August 5th.

Da’dra Crawford Greathouse Debuts Arms Wide Open

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Da’dra Crawford GreathoDadrause answers the “so what have you been up to” question with the release of Arms Wide Open, the new single from her long awaited solo CD.  As a founding member of the group Anointed,  she helped to define the dimensions for urban contemporary gospel music.  Da’dra and her brother Steve make up the worship team at Pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston and can be seen each week leading worship alongside Israel Houghton and Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff.

Greathouse spent some time sharing the news about the single and the CD during the National Religious Broadcaster’s gathering in February.  Inspired by the teachings of Pastor Joel, she began to write lyrics for Arms Wide Open and called upon childhood friend and super producer Aaron Lindsey to assist in its production. After premiering the song with the congregation at Lakewood, she was inundated with requests as to when the song would be available.  “I am at a place where God is prodding me to record my very first solo CD,” says Greathouse. “I am currently in the process of writing songs for the new project and I am very excited!”  Arms Wide Open is available now at iTunes.

Israel Houghton Presents Deeper Conference 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

logo-w-title21Award winning worship leader  and recording artist Israel Houghton announced plans for this year’s Deeper Conference, taking place August 14th – 17th in Houston, Texas.  The conference will bring together some of the top names in praise and worship, including William McDowell, Pastor Jason Nelson, David and Nicole Binion, Bishop Joseph Garlington, Aaron Lindsey, John Gray and Bishop Michael Pitts.

Merry Christmas!! Read About What Some of Our Favorite Gospel Artist Cherish About Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

We asked these artists about some of their fondest Christmas memories, some of their Christmas traditions, and who they listen to during the Christmas season. See what they had to say-

MALI MUSIC

“There was a very special moment for me one particular  year in Georgia when I really felt the magic and the wrath of the holidays! I was very young and it was the year that my sisters and I were determined to make sure that we saw the gifts under the tree before we went to sleep. We took shifts for the look out! Lol! We had a little system and every hour one of us would walk down the hallway and check the tree! All of us had the same report, NOTHING!! It was so late, but we weren’t going to waiver. I dont know how or when we went to sleep, but mom and dad woke us up that morning.  We fell asleep on top of each other trying to hold out and were kind of in a pile. When we went downstairs there was an abundance of gifts! Everything was under that tree. I think I might’ve even seen Jesus under there Lol. That’s the year I received a bike called the “Air Assault”. I thought I was the man, you couldn’t tell me anything! I had no need to open anything else. I ran to the room and threw on some old wrinkled khakis, a sweater,  and my shoes were on the wrong feet. Momma was telling me to slow down but everything she was saying seemed like it was in slow motion. I had to ride this bike!We were in an apartment at the time and we lived up some stairs. I was scuffing those little walls up coming down the stairs. But I was ready! I finally got the bike on the street (after some needed assistance from Daddy) and I was off.  All the other kids were out with their stuff by then and I was ready to flex. The sunlight was gleaming off those silver rails, so clean. I was somebody and none of them could deny it.  I hit the hill and it was a really steep hill that we nicknamed “The Devils Backbone”.  I hit the hill flying!! The bike was so fast, it was amazing. Some of the other kids began to be in awe at how fast the bike was. I was proud, so I had to look back just to see their faces. I took my eyes off the road to look  at them and a truck was reversing out of it’s parking space. I did not see it in time and I hit the truck while going full speed. My front tire was wedged under the back of the truck, but my bike was still standing upright. When I came to there was an audience. The driver was terrified, and the crowd didn’t know what was about to happen. I hurt myself badly that day, it was embarrassing and a nightmare, but one of the best holiday moments EVER! These days on Christmas we have “The Wiz” on repeat the entire time. That’s our Holiday music. Peace and prosperity to you all!”

JJ HAIRSTON

“My dearest holiday memory was last Christmas because it was my newest baby’s first Christmas.  We have has become even closer since she was born, and it made the holiday so special. My wife loves Christmas music. So “This Christmas”, “Merry Christmas To You”, “Handel’s Messiah”, are some of the songs/projects that play in my house during Christmas.”

Y’ANNA CRAWLEY

“There’s an array of foods that are eaten with my family during the holiday season. Without a doubt my family’s signature white gravy, turkey, and for dessert peach cobbler. The Christmas playlist in my home consists of the legends like: Donnie Hathaway and the Jackson Five.”

MAURETTE BROWN CLARK

“I love celebrating the holidays with my family. Some of the best memories are the ones I am forming with my husband and children.  Our tradition is that we set up the tree and all the presents in our music room.  The night before there is just a tree.  We stay up all night wrapping gifts and on Christmas morning there are presents everywhere. They are big and small, and every child has their own wrapping paper theme.  Just to see their excitement coming down the stairs and running into the room to look for their “gift display” every year is the best!  It keeps me grateful that God provides for us. Call me an old softy, but I love the classics.  It isn’t Christmas until I have heard Nat King Cole singing “The Christmas Song”.”

AARON LINDSEY

I enjoy listening to old classics like Url Ides and Nat King Cole during the Christmas season. I also listen to Kirk Franklin’s Christmas album, Israel Houghton’s, and my Christmas project.”