Posts Tagged ‘Beverly Crawford’

Allstate Gospel Superfest Headed to TV One

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Allstate GospelThe ever popular Allstate Gospel Superfest finds a new broadcast home at TV One  during the 2016 holiday season.  This show in its 18th year was founded and is produced by Bobby Cartwright, Jr. and  has had a syndicated run for 16 consecutive years.  This year’s celebration took place at  Coppin State University in Baltimore and featured performances from  J. Moss, Karen Clark Sheard, Jonathan Butler, Lonnie Hunter & Structure, Beverly Crawford, Jonathan McReynolds, James Hall & Worship & Praise, Tim Bowman, Jr., Dorinda Clark Cole, Alexis Spight, and Patrick Lundy’s Ministers of Music.

The reigning Queen of Gospel, Pastor Shirley Caesar was on hand to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and the two hour telecast is hosted by actress Vivica A. Fox.  Look for the Allstate Gospel Superfest debut in November with encore performances throughout the month of December.

 

Antioch Fellowship Church Voices of Praise Make Their Debut

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

We’ve come to know the Antioch Fellowship Church Voices of Praise because of their stellar work with Evangelist Beverly Crawford on her Billboard chart topping CD Thank You For All You’ve Done.  Now the choir stands readAntioch Fellowshipy to deliver with a project of their very own.  Dr. Karry D. Wesley proudly presents the choir in the form of Speak To My Heart, making its debut on January 15th.  “This anointed group of believers has ministered faithfully to the Antioch family of faith for years,” says Pastor Wesley  “As a result of this choir’s commitment to God and His calling on their life, this project has come to fruition. Now, countless lives will be touch and transformed for the Kingdom of God through these songs, because Music ministers to the heart like none other.”  

The disc features the music of Antioch Fellowship under the auspices of their minister of music Paul Jackson coupled with guest performances from Earnest Pugh, Tommye Young-West and Beverly Crawford.

Earnest Pugh’s Shares Hidden Treasures

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

EarnestPughIn the spirit of the season, Earnest Pugh comes bearing gifts in the form of  “Hidden Treasures”,  his eighth album hitting stores and digital outlets on December 4th.  Hidden Treasures will feature his latest radio single Trade It All along with eleven other tracks as Pugh enlists vocal support from notable friends including Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Beverly Crawford, Richard Smallwood and Lisa Knowles.

 

Beverly Crawford Expresses Gratitude On New CD

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Beverly Crawford 514Can’t you see, its about time for a new CD from Evangelist Beverly Crawford.  Her remake of The Caravans’ 1962 hit “Sweeping Through the City” gave us something to shout about at the Stellar Awards in January and resonated with radio climbing into the top 40 on the radio charts.    The in demand preacher, pastor and radio host releases her 7th solo CD “Thank You For All You’ve Done” on the EchoPark JDI Entertainment label and hits the road with a tour supporting the CD’s release May 19th.

Beverly Crawford Poised For A Sweep

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

BC SweepingBeverly Crawford takes great pleasure in “churchin” her audience as evidenced in her glory days with Bobby Jones’ New Life Singers (He’ll Step Right In) and her house rocking rendition of  It’s About Time for a Miracle from her Live from Los Angeles CD.  She  recently whet our appetite with her remake of the Caravans’ Sweeping Through the City at the Stellar Awards pre show.  Now JDI has shown us the artwork and informed us a single is imminent. As for our response, we simply can’t wait. We’ve got our tambourines and shouting shoes ready.

Recap: 2014 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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It’s arguably one of the most anticipated events of the Stellar Award Weekend.  Hundreds come from across the nation in anticipation of the sweet presence that always invades the room. For many it sets the tone for their year, and is a time to be uplifted and encouraged.  I’m writing about none other than the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon.

For the past 15 years the event has been hailed as the hottest ticket in town. The invitation only event is the brain child of BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton and her team. The idea was stemmed from other industries hosting events and parties to celebrate their legends. Brewton felt that Gospel music with its life changing power needed that as well. It was there that the luncheon was birthed and since its inception it continues to get better. Throughout the years the event has maintained its intimacy by gathering Gospel’s top artist, musicians, writers, and industry executives into one room. Each person in the room represents a brand and function that makes the industry work.

The anticipation and energy was high on January 15th as legends Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood were set to be honored. Despite the cold temperatures hundreds pressed their way to the Rocket Town venue for an afternoon of praise and worship. The presence was strong as you entered the beautifully decorated room. The lighting was warm and the center pieces shined brightly. Oprah Winfrey once stated, “Love Is In The Detail”, and that’s surely something that the BMI team believes. From the personalized invitations that were sent in the mail, to the seating assignments everything about the afternoon was excellence.

After the opening prayer by Bishop Joseph Walker of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, the coveted “BMI Most Performed Gospel Song Of The Year Award” was presented to Kirk Franklin. Franklin penned Tamela Mann’s smash single, “Take Me To The King”. Both Franklin and Mann took the stage tearful and Franklin shared how both him and Mann were friends since the age of 15. Tamela’s, “Best Days” album was nearly complete but Franklin insisted they save a slot for him on the album. That slot was the now ground breaking single, “Take Me To The King”. The song has spent over 20 weeks at #1 and the “Best Days” album remains in the Billboard Top 10. With the release of the Deluxe Edition the album is quickly headed to Gold Status. This win prepared Tamela for an amazing weekend , as the next day she won the Stellar Award for “Artist Of The Year”.

Hosts Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell greeted the attendees and the afternoon was underway. To honor the legendary Daryl Coley, BMI put together some of the most versatile and beastly vocalist to pay tribute to one of the best male vocalist of all time:

  • Floyd Wilkinson- “2nd Chronicles”
  • Earnest Pugh- “More Like Jesus”
  • Zacardi Cortez- “Jesus Saves”
  • Tasha Page Lockart- “He’s Preparing Me”
  • Jason Nelson- “Sovereign”
  • Pastor Beverly Crawford- “Can’t Tell It All”.

Pastor Beverly Crawford got the entire room in a shout as she took us to church on “Can’t Tell it All”. Zacardi Cortez’s rendition of “Jesus Saves” would be a refreshing radio hit as he breathe new life into the classic. Tasha Page Lockhart’s rendition of “He’s Preparing Me” brought forth testimony service. Host Erica Campbell explained how she listened to that song many years ago when her and her sister Tina were just starting out.  Jason Nelsons amazing tone on “Sovereign” made the song an even greater masterpiece. Donald Lawrence and Company sang heaven down holding the background  vocals along with the band.

To honor the maestro Dr. Richard Smallwood the following artist gave the following tributes:

  • Y’Anna Crawley- “Don’t Worry”
  • Donnie McClurkin- “Center Of My Joy”
  • Dorinda Clark Cole- “What He’s Done for Me”
  • Marvin Sapp- “Healing”
  • Yolanda Adams- “I Love The Lord and Total Praise”
  • Anyasha Figueroa and Timiney Figueroa- “Angels”

BMI VP Catherine Brewton announced this years luncheon will be available on CD as a compilation and released later in the year.  Yolanda Adams’s “I Love The Lord” was reminiscent of her powerful tribute to Whitney Houston at the NAACP Image Awards, and Anyasha and Timiney’s “Angels” brought a new light to the song as well as honored the previous version.  Keep it locked to GOSPELflava.com for updates concerning the 2014 BMI Trailblazers Compilation.

Songwriter Vernon Chappel Passes

Monday, January 28th, 2013

ChappelGOSPELflava was made aware of the passing of gospel singer, songwriter and musician Elder Vernon Chappel on Sunday, January 27th.  Chappel’s composition, Praise Jehovah was a huge hit for Evangelist Beverly Crawford on her debut solo CD, Jesus Precious King. Other compositions were recorded by Joe Pace, Evangelist Dorothy Norwood and the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir.  Chappel released a number of solo projects independently.

A resident of North Carolina, Chappell served for several years as Music Pastor for the River Church in Durham. Funeral services are pending.

Beverly Crawford JDI Christmas CD Drops October 30th

Monday, October 29th, 2012

 

JDI Records does Christmas……………………..AGAIN! Following on the success of their initial Christmas project (Norman Hutchins & JDI Christmas that featured the smash hit Emmanuel), JDI Records returns with Beverly Crawford and a Churchy Christmas.

Recorded live in Dallas and backed by the 200 voice Antioch Fellowship Voices of Praise, Beverly Crawford delivers the goods and puts a new spin on holiday classics along with the introduction of new songs that are sure to be favorites the whole year round.

 

Funeral Arrangements for Emily Harris, Singer with Bobby Jones Gospel

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Bobby Jones Gospel reported the passing of Emily Harris (pictured above second from right) via their official fan page on Facebook today.  Harris travelled the world with Dr. Jones for over 2 decades as part of the New Life Singers  (recording the critically acclaimed 1993 Tyscot CD Bring It To Jesus) and then as part of the Nashville Super Choir.  (more…)

26th Annual Stellar Awards Airs Saturday!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Tune in to see performances from JJ Hairston, Beverly Crawford, VaShawn Mitchell, Forever Jones, The Soul Seekers, Marvin Sapp, and more!