Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta’

Lecrae Tells Life Story In New Book

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Grammy award winner Lecrae gives details of his journey and all the things that make for faith and freedom in Unashamed, his life story in his own words.  lecrae

The Atlanta based Christian hip hop artist has won seven Dove Awards,  won two Soul Train Music Awards and garnered a BET Hip Hop Awards nomination and one Billboard Music Award nomination.  His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.5 million copies.  In the book, he shares the experiences that have caused him to grow closer to God and deeper in His faith.

If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.” – Lecrae

I had learned to be unashamed in the midst of a fallen world. Now I needed to learn to be unashamed in the midst of a religious world.” – Lecrae

“Critics always have a lot of fury. But they rarely have a lot of facts.” – Lecrae

The book is available on Amazon and iTunes as well as in stores.

 

William Murphy Records Live In ATL

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

RCA Inspiration recording artist and Grammy nominee Pastor William Murphy heads to The Church at Chapel Hill  outsiWilliamMurphy-Cropde of Atlanta, Ga. to record his fifth solo album,  The Overcomer’s Record on Thursday, May 28th.

The multifacted singer, songwriter, pastor and worship leader will also serve as host of the three day Demonstrate Conference bringing together worship leaders from across the country including Tasha Cobbs, David and Nicole Binion, Jonathan Nelson and Aaron Lindsey.

Casey J Live Recording (Recap) + Single Hits Top of Charts

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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Casey J Live Recording

Date: January 30, 2015

Location: Fresh Start Church- Duluth, GA

Label: Marquis Boone Enterprises/ Tyscot Records

 

Refreshing, Passionate, Energetic, and Anointed are just a few of the words to describe the atmosphere at Fresh Start Church on Friday January 30, 2015. Hundreds lined up outside the sanctuary in expectation for the move of God that was about to take place. Worshippers were greeted by smiling faces as they were ushered into the sanctuary. VIP’s were welcomed with excellence as their names were written on cards in their seats and offered water so their worship experience would be comfortable. Gospel’s elite leaders such as Micah Stampley, Jason Nelson, and VaShawn Mitchell filled the church along with music industry personalities and figures. The sanctuary was decorated with warm colors, trees, and candlelight to create a warm, inviting, and intimate setting. Casey’s personality shined through the building even before she hit the stage. Prior to the recording, guests watched a video where she took the time to thank her entire team for their hard work and labor.

For her debut project Casey assembled and all-star team of musicians, producers, and vocalist. At the helm of the project is Rick Watford (Andrae Crouch, CeCe Winans, Jason Nelson) serving as Musical Director with musicians Natalie Ragins, and Jesse Bond to name a few. Serving as vocal producer is Rachel James of Bridge, Hooks, and Stuff Entertainment (Darwin Hobbs, Ted Winn, Micah Stampley).

For those that don’t know, Casey J. Hobbs is quickly becoming a well-known name in Gospel music. Her breakout single, “Fill Me Up” has reached the top of the Billboard charts and receiving major radio airplay. Worship leaders all over the country have added the song to their praise and worship rotation.

When you meet this spunky educator now artist leader her inviting personality captivates you. Her sincerity and pure heart bleeds through her crystal clear vocals as the lyrics and melodies flow from her spirit. Her energy is infectious and fans will be delighted when they hear the new music she presents. If you ask Casey about her creativity she will tell you that she is a self proclaimed “ Flower Child” and attributes her creativity to her father who died when she was only 5 years old. Casey is no stranger to music. At the age of 12 she joined the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde and sang with them until she went to college at The University of Georgia.

Worshippers will experience original songs written by Casey such as “The Truth”, “I’m yours”, “Journal” and “Better”. Before each song Casey eloquently explained the meaning behind each song and was very transparent with the audience. She explained that even though she’s a worship leader with a single that’s reached the top of the charts she’s still growing and learning as a worshipper and woman of GOD.

There were several special moments throughout the recording. One tender moment was when Casey’s grandmother joined her to sing the Johnson Oatman Jr. classic hymn “ No Not One”. Casey explained how important it was for her grandmother to join her on this song and how hymns are the foundation of today’s church. In the midst of singing the song, the power of GOD fell in the room and Casey’s grandmother began to pray over her granddaughter and impart wisdom as she takes this next step in her career and ministry. Many found themselves wiping tears from their eyes as they witnessed this young ladies elevation.

In the midst of celebrating the #1 album in the country, Jason Nelson was front and center to celebrate his mentee recording her first album. Casey shared the story of how in prayer one day she began to discover that she was an “orphan”. She had no one to guide her as a worship leader and recording artist. While ministering out of town on the same engagement with Nelson, the two met and he began to impart into her and explained he was called to her ministry. Jason then joined Casey on stage for a song entitled “Have Your Way”. Jason’s smooth and signature vocals flowed wonderfully with Casey’s tone.

Of course the night wouldn’t have been complete without Casey recording her hit “Fill Me Up” written by William Reagan. She explains the song is “ flashback of the true worship experience I remember having during church in my grandmother’s basement”. She explains, ‘the sound isn’t a traditional church sound- it’s worship in its purest form.” Casey says that Israel Houghton has been one of her biggest influences because his music is for everyone and has transcended barriers in Gospel and Christian Music.

Casey’s album entitled “The Truth” is slated to hit stores and digital outlets on April 21, 2015. Her single “Fill Me Up” is currently #1 on Billboard.

 

Album Producers:

Chris Carter and Korey Bowie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recap: 16th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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Atlanta, GA was on fire as Gospel music’s biggest and brightest stars, producers, and industry personalities invaded the city for The 16th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards.  BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton described the event as a “homecoming”. Sixteen years ago the first BMI Trailblazers Event was held in Atlanta with just a keyboard, drum set, and a hundred people. Since its humble beginnings the event has gone on to be considered the Gospel equivalent of the annual Clive Davis Grammy Party. In past years the event was apart of Stellar Award Weekend, but when it was decided that The Stellar Awards would be held in Las Vegas, BMI decided to return “home” to its Atlanta beginnings.

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BMI Set To Honor Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Pace Sisters

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

spacer the-anointed-pace-sistersIsrael 1014Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) announced today that the 16th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards will honor Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Pace Sisters on January 17th, 2015 in its new location at the Rialto Center of the Arts in the city of Atlanta.  “I’m thrilled to bring the fete to Atlanta this year and to honor these revered luminaries of gospel music,” said BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton. “Atlanta has a rich musical history and it’s the perfect setting to laud Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters.”

BMI Trailblazers Of Gospel Awards Set Up Shop In Atlanta

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

bmitrailblazersBMI announced that their Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Awards event will be held on January 17, 2015 at the Rialto Center For The Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Trailblazers of Gospel Awards event was a part of Stellar Awards weekend for many years, but opted for a new venue and city as the Stellar Awards moves to Las Vegas in March.

Danetra Moore Uplifts With Only God Can

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Danetra Moore’s utmost ddanetra-mooreesire is for people to come to an intimate knowledge about the God she sings about.  The Sunday Best Season 5 finalist gained the  respect of her musical peers for her undeniable talent and professional work ethic singing background on tour with artists like Ledisi and Angie Stone  recently inked a deal with Tyscot Records.  Moore now conveys messages of hope and encouragement in her new single, Only God Can.  The song has a deep and real personal meaning for the singer.  She believes that in spite of the challenges we face, God will empower us with strength to press on to victory.

James Fortune Hits The Road With Live Through It

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

james-fortune-and-fiya-livethroughit-albumcoverartAward-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune gets on the road with his group FIYA as they embark on a multi-city promo tour in support of the highly-anticipated live album Live Through It.

James Fortune & FIYA celebrates the CD release hosting a concert on February 25th at Atlanta’s Greater Travelers Rest Church with live appearances from Tasha Cobbs, Isaac Carree, Zacardi Cortez, Alexis Spight and more. The album release concert will be live streaming on Yes Lord Radio.  Other stops include Houston at Lakewood Church (February 26), Chicago at New Life Covenant Church (February 27), Charlotte for a free concert with Yolanda Adams (February 28), Washington DC for an exclusive Listening Party with Praise 104.1 DC’s Inspiration Station (March 1), and more, appearances on “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show,” “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” as well as upcoming performances at the Allstate Gospel SuperFest in Chicago (March 22) and Praise 103.9’s Inspiration & Music Conference Finale Concert in Philadelphia (March 29).

 

 

Sunday Best Auditions in Philly, Chicago, ATL and Houston

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

So you’ve always thought ySunday Bestou had a musical gift that the world really needs to hear? Well, a chance to be a part of the elite group known as Sunday Best is available to you as the BET hit show hosted by Kirk Franklin announces auditions in Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta and Houston.  Additional information about locations and times are forthcoming.  Check out the schedule below

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Gospel Heritage 2013 Returns to Atlanta, Honors Ricky Dillard and Lonnie Hunter

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

 

Dr. Teresa Hairston’s Gospel Heritage Foundation 16th Annual Praise and Worship Conference returns to the city of Atlanta the week of February 14th, 2013 with some of the nation’s foremost worship leaders in attendance.  This year’s schedule includes William McDowell, Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Pastor Wess Morgan, VaShawn Mitchell and others. One of the highlights of this year’s convention is a heritage session with the incomparable Edwin Hawkins.

The Gospel Heritage Award recipients for 2013 are noted choir directors Lonnie Hunter and Ricky Dillard and Bishop Liston Page, Sr.  Bishop Paul S. Morton and the Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church will serve as the host.

Additional details and registration info is available at www.gospelheritage.org

View the promo for the 2013 conference here