Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Hezekiah Walker’

Bishop Hezekiah Walker Reunites with Love Fellowship Crusade Choir

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

HezOne thing is for certain, The Kings Theater in Brooklyn,  New York will not be the same after July 23rd.  Bishop Hezekiah Walker brings together the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir for a gigantic reunion concert.  Its sure to be a night to remember the string of hits that made this choir a musical powerhouse for nearly 3 decades.

Its been a very good year for Hez thus far, with a new label deal, the new single hitting #1 on the radio charts, his induction into the GMA Hall of Fame AND the announcement of his addition alongside Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Casey J and Regina Belle for this year’s Festival of Praise tour, things can only get better!

This already looks like one of the highly anticipated events of the 2016 calendar year.


A Moment of Reflection With Pastor Shirley Caesar

Monday, June 6th, 2016

ShirleyCaesar-FillThisHouse-AlbumCoverFinalPastor Shirley Caesar is without a doubt a Gospel music legend and icon.  With 40 records to date, 11 Grammy awards, 18 Dove Awards, 14 Stellar Awards and a 2016 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the reigning Queen of Gospel took time to talk with GOSPELflava about the blessings of God on her life and ministry, her new album and took some time to dispense some good advice.

GOSPELflava: Pastor Caesar, what a privilege to talk with you.  What can be said about your many years of ministry? Did you ever imagine that life would bring you to this point?

Pastor Caesar: I always knew that the calling of God was on my life from a child.  I used to lay up in bed at night and visualize myself singing and preaching and having a healing service with my mother at the front of the prayer line.  But if anybody would have ever told me that I would be next in line behind Mahalia Jackson to receive a Grammy for Gospel music and sing for Presidents and heads of state, and travel overseas and do films and tv.  I would have never believed it , never never never.  I will add to this, that this is the Lord’s doing, and its just marvelous in our eyes.  I owe Him my life. (more…)

Chicago Gospel Music Festival Welcomes Hezekiah Walker, Shirley Caesar and Travis Greene

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Travis Greene 2Chicago, the Gospel music capitol of the world celebrates Gospel music in a big way as it gets in gear for the 31st annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival taking place in downtown Chicago at Millennium Park June 3rd and 4th.  Among the headliners for this year’s fest are Grammy Award winners Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Pastor Shirley Caesar, Grammy nominees Travis Greene and Bryan Courtney Wilson as well as William Murphy and local Chicago favorites Chicago Mass Choir, Kenny Lewis and One Voice, The James  and more.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will also hosts several Gospel music events around the country including a conversation with Entertainment One VP Phil Thornton and recording artist Lalah Hathaway hosted by Michelle Williams on May 18th and a special Gospel music presentation on July 25th in Millennium Park featuring the Jones Family Singers and the Apostolic Church of God choir.

Check out the city of Chicago website for detailed information.

Hezekiah Walker Signs With Entertainment One, Releases New Single

Friday, March 4th, 2016

HezEntertainment One proudly announces the signing of Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the release of his new single, Better.  Walker took to the stage at the 31st Annual Stellar Awards joining Ricky Dillard and Donald Lawrence while paying tribute to the late Olanda Draper for the world premiere of the new single co-produced by Donald Lawrence.  The Stellar Awards will be televised on Sunday, March 6th on TVone as the song hits digital outlets on Friday, March 4th.

Hezekiah Walker says: “I’m honored and humbled to continue to deliver music that makes a lasting impression on people all over the world. ‘BETTER’ is a Smash Hit that I’m proud of.”

 Phil Thornton, eOne Music’s Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational, says: “eOne Music is excited to join forces with Hezekiah Walker, whose prodigious gifts have continued to make an unparalleled impact on Gospel for 30 years. Uplifting and spiritually guiding countless people across the globe with his hits, we can’t wait for fans to hear ‘Better’ – a unifying decree that’s a powerful introduction for the new music to come on his fifteenth album!”

David Bratton Set For Live Recording

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Minister David Bratton has written for the Timothy Wright Concert Choir, Vickie Winans, the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar and others, but his Every Praise composition has taken hold in tDBrattonhe hearts and minds of people across the globe.  Recorded by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Every Praise spent a year on the Billboard Top Gospel Airplay chart (with over 26 weeks at #1) and won Best Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year at this year’s Dove Awards.  Every Praise has been translated into 15 different languages and is sung during worship in over 30 countries.  On October 25th, Minister Bratton and a 20o voice choir will present a live worship recording experience at the York College in Jamaica, New York with Bishop Michael Blue, Emmanuela Young, Jeff Davis and others.


Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Tamela Mann & Hezekiah Walker Take Home Dove Awards

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Hez CoverIt was a memorable evening as the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at the Lipscomb Arena in Nashville on October 7th.  Among the night’s honors, Erica Campbell took home the Traditional Gospel Song Award for A Little More Jesus, Every Praise garnered the award for Contemporary Urban Gospel Song for Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann took home a statue for Gospel Performance of the Year, Donnie McClurkin won Traditional Gospel Album and Tye Tribbett won Contemporary Gospel Album.

The Dove Awards telecast can be seen on the TBN Network on Sunday, October 12th.Erica-Campbell_Help_CD

For a full list of winners, click here 

Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker and Lecrae Receive Dove Award Nominations

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

DOVE-awards-press-conferenceThe Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards which will be held on October 7th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennesse.  TBN will broadcast the event live.  Nominees in the Gospel Categories are as follows: (more…)

Catching Up With Otis Battles

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

In the late 90s, we Otis Battles officialwere introduced to Otis Battles as the front man for the High Point Community Choir.  The choir’s MCG Records debut was co-produced by Hezekiah Walker with music from Rodney Jerkins and a noteworthy vocal performance from Faith Evans (see review here).  Battles and the choir received a warm reception and his gift made room for him affording ministry opportunities across the country as well as  overseas.   Otis Battles sings of hope and brighter days in I Believe, his new single written and produced by Travis Malloy, marking his triumphant return to the recording scene after a ten year hiatus.

2014 BET Award Nominees Announced

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Donnie and EricaDonnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann and Tye Tribbett received nominations in the Best Gospel Artist category for the 2014 “BET Awards”.  The “BET Awards” 2014 will air live on Sunday, June 29th at 8pm ET on BET Networks from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA.

Oxygen Airs Deitrick Haddon and LXW Concert On Good Friday

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Fresh from thLXW2eir awe inspiring performance on Celebration of Gospel, Deitrick Haddon and his League of Extraordinary Worshippers will once again wow viewers as Oxygen airs a special “Live In Concert” on Good Friday.

In addition to Haddon and the choir, the concert features performances from Donald Lawrence, Jessica Reedy, Hezekiah Walker and Ricky Dillard.  Haddon shared his excitement about the concert being aired, “”Wow! This is amazing! Oxygen is not afraid to go where no other network has gone just to encourage their viewers…and it’s the perfect day, it’s Good Friday. This is groundbreaking for the Kingdom.” Viewers will just have to tune in for themselves to see this extraordinary choir do what they do best, taking audiences back to choirs in church.

The debut CD of Deitrick Haddon’s League of Extraordinary Worshippers hits stores on April 22nd.