Posts Tagged ‘Ashford Sanders’

Williams Singers Show Staying Power With There Is No Way

Monday, November 9th, 2015

We are pleased to report that quartet is here to stay and continues to live through the collective efforts of Joe Ligon and the Mighty Clouds of Joy, the Canton Spirituals, the WWill Singersilliams Brothers, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs and  newcomers like Zacardi Cortez, Ashford Sanders, Cedric Ballard, Tim Rogers and one of our all time favorite new groups, The Williams Singers.  The brothers from Indianapolis mesmerized the audience during their live CD/DVD recording in September and are now exposing us to some new music with the release of their cover of the Tommies classic, There Is No Way.  The early reviews are in, and the audience can’t seem to get enough.

There is No Way is available on digital platforms now, and hold on to your seat.

 

Ashford Sanders Gives His Sunday Best

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Ashford Sanders officialSunday Best Season 5 Fan Favorite Ashford Sanders makes his fans happy with the release of more music from his forthcoming CD via a collection entitled My Sunday Best, featuring covers of Millions and Make Me Better, two songs he popularized while on the hit BET gospel music competition.

Sanders offered this explanation, “everywhere I go (to perform), someone asks for either Millions or Make Me Better or both. I believe in giving people what they want, so NOW you have new music from Ashford Sanders with my first single, Because You’ve Been Good written by Pharis Evans, Jr. that we released earlier in the year, and then there is the stuff that people know and love Ashford Sanders for in the My Sunday Best pack.

While Sanders continues to tour across the country, the My Sunday Best singles are available from Fountain of Life Records for digital download on Amazon and iTunes,  and Sanders tells us to look for the release of his full project come the beginning of 2016.

 

Ashford Sanders Hits The Stage In New Musical

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Ashford Sanders StandardFountain of Life Records recording artist Ashford Sanders will delight audiences as he hits the stage in the inspirational drama Lord, Why Can’t I Do Right written by Richard Torrence.  The Sunday Best Season 5 fan favorite can’t wait to take the stage.  “I’m good in the sense that all you have to do is give me a place to sing, but NOW I get a stage, lights, and a band??? You need to watch out and then pray when the music starts I’m able to stay in character. Real talk, we are REALLY going to have a great time.” The play will also feature the comedic stylings of Shelly Garrett (Beauty Shop), comedian Don DC Curry and Dee Dee Simon.

Catch the play in the following cities

June 25th – Clarksdale Civic Center, Clarksdale, Ms
June 26th – Perot Theater, Texarkana, Tx
June 27th – Strand Theater, Shreveport, La
June 28th – Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Ashford Sanders Video Nets Over 3 Million Views

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Ashford Sanders officialLeave it to Ashford Sanders to lead an entire restaurant into a moment of worship.  The Sunday Best season 5 fan favorite who recently released his single Because You’ve Been Good on Fountain of Life Records was instantly recognized as he encountered the prom night crowd at a local restaurant in Mississippi on a weekend in early May.  He was asked to sing and obliged the audience with a verse of Something About the Name Jesus. What he didn’t expect was the entire restaurant (including patrons and waitstaff) to join him in the rousing rendition.  The moment was captured via cellphone and posted to social media sites.  That musical event caught the attention of the local news and the social media post has garnered over 3 million views.

Catch the news story here

 

Ashford Sanders Keeping It 100

Wednesday, 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.

Ashford Sanders Drops New Music February 23rd

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

GOSPELflava was the first to break the news of music coming from Sunday Best Season 5 Finalist and Fan Favorite Ashford Sanders. Now comes word of the February release of a brand new single,Ashford Sanders official Because You’ve Been Good.

Sanders says the song is a personal testimony for him. “God has been good to me, and I know I have been blessed. Not that everyday in my life has been good, I have had some sleepless nights and days filled with pain, but I am a living witness that God will bring you through every situation. …… I can sing anything, but my heart is in songs with substance, and Because You’ve Been Good sums up how great God has been in my life. I can’t help but thank and praise Him for his goodness TO ME.”

Because You’ve Been Good is written and produced by Pharis Evans, Jr. and hits digital retail outlets on February 23rd.  Sanders will perform the song as he makes concert dates throughout the US leading up to the GMWA Board Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ashford Sanders Readies Release of CD

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Ashford Sanders StandardSunday Best Season 5 Fan Favorite Ashford Sanders created a buzz with the release of a snippet of Millions via his social media accounts early this week.  The track will be featured on his highly anticipated CD due out in the first quarter of 2015. Sanders spoke exclusively with GOSPELflava and said, “I have a lot to be thankful for, God has blessed me, I have been traveling and sharing my music with people across the nation and I am so excited about what’s to come.  People are always asking, when are you going to release your CD, well we are almost ready, and I can tell you, there is something on it for just about anybody and everybody.  We’ve got a couple of surprises in store, and I’m doing my best to NOT tell it all.”