GOSPELflava joins others across the nation mourning the passing of Gentry McCreary, Sr, a giant in the Gospel Music industry. In his over 40 year career, McCreary worked promoting records to radio for a number of labels including Birthright, Word, Light and Benson. His affiliation with Light Records led to the first solo album from Rev. James Moore, Brothers and Sisters, I Will Be Praying For You in 1981. McCreary’s legacy was cemented with his work at the Onyx label, where he would introduce the world to the Richard Smallwood Singers, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Bishop Paul S Morton in addition to defining albums from Keith Pringle, Danniebelle Hall and Thomas Whitfield. Moving to the Plumbline label, McCreary orchestrated albums from Daryl Coley and Lecresia Campbell.
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Entertainment One Music carried the night at the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Eone artists Erica Campbell, Dorinda Clark Cole, Ricky Dillard Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan McReynolds and Michelle Williams performed during the eventful celebration as eOne artists took home 14 awards out of the 28 categories.
Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, William McDowell, Michelle Williams took home awards in the major categories while Bishop Paul Morton received special honors.
“Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational shared these sentiments, “Wow! It’s truly a blessing to receive these honors capping an incredible past year for our artists, and celebrate the creative gifts and work that continues to inspire so many fans across the globe. There is more new music coming on the horizon, and congratulations to all the nominees and honorees this year,”
Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tasha Cobbs, Zacardi Cortez and LeAndria Johnson are among the guests joining Bishop Paul S. Morton on July 13th at Greater St Stephens in New Orleans in what is being billed as a legacy recording event celebrating his 30 + year career in Gospel Music as well as 20 years as leader of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.
The live recording is produced by Trent Phillips and serves as the the kickoff to this year’s Full Gospel Fellowship Conference and the first of many events honoring Bishop Morton.
GOSPELflava joins others across the country in mourning the passing of worship leader and psalmist Elder Stephanie Dotson. Dotson, a Louisiana native and the 2004 Gospel Dream Competition Winner burst on the scene with Miracles Still Happen, her recording effort for Tehillah Records (read our review here and interview here). Dotson would go on to appear in the 2006 Tyler Perry movie, Madea’s Family Reunion.
What can be said about Samuel R. Blakes? To his credit, he is an “of note with no doubt” gospel preacher. He serves as Senior Pastor of New Home Ministries, a multi-location ministry in Baton Rouge and New Orleans Louisiana and he inspires the masses via his weekly telecast on the Word Network. Most important, Bishop Blakes knows the importance of close connection with God through prayer as expressed in God Wants To Hear From You, the new single from his debut CD, I Survived. As he sings from personal experience, he is able to convey a message of hope and inspire and uplift people from all walks of life. The single is available on iTunes and has connected with audiences reaching well into the top 50 on the radio charts. Look for the full project featuring guest appearances from Bishop Paul S. Morton and David Hollister with production assistance from master producer Pharis Evans, Jr. later this year.
Worship Leader Rod Lumpkin makes a joyful noise and celebrates Jesus with the release of Glimpse, his debut CD for the Dream Gospel Label. Lumpkin serves as Pastor of Praise and Worship for the Atlanta based Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Paul S. Morton as well as Overseer of Operations for the Worship Ministry of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. His Unrestrained Worship Conference, now in its 8th year draws together worshipers from across the globe for a time of refreshing and renewal. Glimpse hits digital outlets on January 13th
Grammy, Stellar and Dove award nominated singer/songwriter/producer Pharis Evans, Jr. has greatly impacted the landscape of Gospel music writing and producing chart topping hits for The Williams Brothers, Stevie Wonder, DJ Rogers, Kelly Price, Bobby Jones and NSC, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams, Bishop Paul Morton, the Canton Spirituals, Bishop Neal Roberson and the list goes on. Evans’ lineage consists of great preachers and minstrels as he is the son of a preacher and the nephew of the legendary iconic gospel preacher and singer, Reverend Clay Evans.
Evans fulfills a God ordained assignment with the formation of Fountain of Life Records. The label aims to provide music that both revitalizes and refreshes the spirit much like water quenches the natural thirst. Scheduled releases include Due Season, a 2 disc set from Pharis Evans, Jr and Loved Ones, the long awaited follow up disc from Saints with a Vision as well as music from newcomers Romandis Moore, Davie Moore, DeWayne Strong and noted pastor Samuel R. Blakes.
Billboard Magazine released in Best of 2013 charts and included are the most popular Gospel songs as determined by Nielsen BDS. Anthony Brown’s Testimony takes the top spot, followed by Israel and New Breed’s Its Not Over, Tamela Mann’s Take Me to the King, Tasha Cobbs’ Break Every Chain and Bishop Paul S. Morton’s Your Best Days Yet.
Pastor Marvin Sapp went to social media today to unveil the cover for his first holiday CD entitled Christmas Card. The CD, his seventh solo release will drop on October 22nd. Pastor Sapp was a keynote presenter during Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest festivities and will host the Full Life Conference celebrating 25 years of ministry and 10 years of pastoral service later this month. Guest speakers include Bishop Liston Page, Bishop Marvin Winans, Bishop Rudolph McKissick and Bishop Paul Morton.