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Kathy Taylor, Luther Barnes and Byron Cage Headline Gospel Mix Tour

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Gospel Mix 2016The Gospel Music Workshop of America will play host to the first stop of the Gospel Mix 2016 Tour, taking place on Sunday, July 24th in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.

This year’s tour brings together legends Luther Barnes and The Canton Spirituals with Kathy Taylor, Earnest Pugh, Byron Cage and choir master Ricky Dillard. Joining the praise party are Gospel favorites Zacardi Cortez, James Fortune, the trio Half Mile Home, quartet king Damon Little and others.

The music of the Gospel Mix Tour makes up this year’s installment of the Top Ten best-selling album “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix 2016” that features chart-topping hits such as Zacardi Cortez’ “#YDIA,” Damon Little’s “I Won’t Be Defeated,” Byron Cage’s “Like No Other” and Half Mile Home’s “More Than Enuff.

Byron Cage Joins Chance The Rapper On Tonight Show

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

 

likenotoherByron Cage shared the stage with Chance the Rapper who was the featured musical guest on the May 6, 2016 episode of The Tonight Show featuring Jimmy Fallon. Chance served up his new single titled “Blessings” featuring Jamila Woods, and Cage on vocals. Chance 3 dropped May 13. Chance 3 dropped May 13. Cage is busy working his latest single “Like No Other”.  Check out the video of the broadcast below! (more…)

Charles Jenkins Hits The Road With Thankful Tour

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

CharlesJenkinsCelebrated songwriter Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago enlists the services of native Chicagoan Michelle Williams and Byron Cage for Holiday Praise: The Thankful Tour visiting select cities across the US before returning to Chicago for a holiday television taping.

“It’s been an amazing year for us and we’re all so thankful,” says Jenkins. His hit single War from his latest album Any Given Sunday spent 5 weeks in the #1 slot on the Gospel Airplay Chart.   “We all have so much to be thankful for and to celebrate God’s goodness. The tour is going to be an amazing, uplifting and fun experience for the entire family.”

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Charles Jenkins Sounds The War Cry

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

PastorCharlesJenkinsAlbumCoverAward winning songwriter and Inspired People recording artist Pastor Charles Jenkins’ new single War has been effective in sounding the alarm to rally the church to action.  “War is a victory anthem, fight song, and an inspirational prayer,” says Jenkins. “I believe everyone is fighting for victory in one way or another every day.  Sometimes life is like a boxing ring and Satan brings new and often multiple opponents into our lives. This song is a reminder of who you are, whose you are, and calls on your faith, strength, and hope in God. It is a reminder not to settle for defeat when victory is an option.”

War is the first single from Any Given Sunday, the follow up disc to Best of Both Worlds that yielded the hit Awesome.  The new CD features Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago Choir with guest appearances from Rev. Clay Evans, John P. Kee, Beverly Crawford, Byron Cage, Jonathan McReynolds, Sean Hodo, Kevin Vasser, Tanesha Jefferson and the new Inspired People recording artist Donishisa Ballard. The CD hits stores and digital outlets March 17th.

Byron Cage Signs With Charles Jenkins’ Inspired People Music Label

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

f20070914094919-byron_cageIn breaking news announced during Stellar Award Weekend, Chicago’s Pastor Charles Jenkins announced the signing of award winning praise and worship leader Byron Cage to the Inspired People roster.

“Byron Cage is a genuine statesman of Gospel music,” says Pastor Jenkins. “He is an anointed artist and most importantly he is dedicated to God, his people and The Church of Jesus Christ. When charles-jenkins1this opportunity came to me it was a natural fit for our company.

He is a globally revered psalmist, one of the body of Christ’s marquee worship leaders, and a proven voice committed to leading the world in worship to our God while serving beyond the stage. Our team is ecstatic to welcome him as we look forward to serving God’s people together.”

Carlton Jenkins, Vice President of Inspired People Music, says: “We experienced a tremendous amount of success with our Fellowship Chicago project, and it has established the benchmark for what we aim to achieve with every Inspired People project – uplift and inspire the church and the world with God’s message.”

“We are excited to bring Byron Cage into our musical family because it is a partnership that we know will continue to fulfill this vision.”

Larry Blackwell, General Manager and Vice President of Motown Gospel, says:

“Motown Gospel is thrilled to join Pastor Charles Jenkins in welcoming Byron Cage to the Inspired People Music/Motown Gospel family. We’re elated to embrace Byron’s uniquely gifted talents and award winning pedigree to our collective, dynamic array of artists.”

Tracey Artis, CEO of I Hear Music, Inc. and Byron Cage’s manager says:

“I have worked with Pastor Charles Jenkins very closely over the past few years, and I have worked with Byron for more than 25 years. I know that they both have a deep commitment to music, the industry, and moreover, to God, so I thought this would be a great partnership.”

Byron Cage says:

“I am extremely proud of Pastor Charles Jenkins. He is a phenomenal leader in the body of Christ, a people’s pastor whose heart for ministry spills over into everything he does. I believe this is why his music ministry has been so blessed. And I believe this is why his business ventures are so blessed.

Pastor Jenkins has a vision that is firmly planted in God’s Word. I am honored to be part of the Inspired People family, and look forward to breaking boundaries together.”

Weekend Roundup: Winans, Pugh, Moss, Mary Mary and more

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Well it was another nonstop weekend for Gospel Music

The “hardest working woman in show business “ Vickie Winans began Thanksgiving Day in worship at Memphis’  Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ,  then appeared in  concert in Columbus, OH on Friday.  Trying to keep up with her was the equally as hard working Earnest Pugh who after making his acting debut on  TV One’s Rickey Smiley Show celebrated his birthday on Friday, passed through Columbus on Saturday and then shared the stage with Beverly Crawford, DeWayne Woods, Leandria Johnson and Tyronn Wilkins in Spartanburg, SC for an Evening of Worship on Sunday at Evangel Temple.

 

Miami native and hip hop superstar Flo Rida was the host for the Big Dreams for Kids Foundation’s  Gospel Explosion on Saturday at Carol City Park.  The free event drew a capacity crowd to see special guests J Moss, Deitrick Haddon and Mary Mary.  James Hall and Worship and Praise returned to Montreal on Saturday  for a concert appearance at the Outrement Theater. Canada holds a special place in Hall’s heart as his Stellar Award nominated Trip Down Memory Lane  was recorded in Toronto and King of Glory was recorded in Montreal in 1995.

Donnie McClurkin joined Bishop Marvin Winans in Johannesburg South Africa for Perfecting Church International’s 2012 Holy Convocation.  Byron Cage joined the ranks of fellow radio angels Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams with the debut of Sunday Joy airing  from noon to 4pm each Sunday on DC’s Praise 104.1 FM, a Radio One station.  Cage was feted with a brunch at the Carlyle Club in Alexandria for the show’s first broadcast and many well wishers were on hand including Tye Tribett.

A Thursday Take Me Back With Byron Cage and Derrick Brinkley

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

In 1986, (unofficial Commissioned member) Derrick Brinkley recorded a solo album for Tyscot Records.  The Grammy nominated Glorious Day LP was an extension of the Commissioned ministry with Mike Brooks, Fred Hammond and Mike Williams playing and Karl Reid and Keith Staten doing background vocalsThe album  included a number of radio hits including The Race, the title cut and a fan favorite Say Yes penned by Darryl Ford.

Fast forward to 2009 when Byron Cage (a Detroit native) gets the idea to “blow the dust off” and do a cover of Simply Yes on his Faithful To Believe CD. The song got a new “Sunday Church Suit and Bowtie” with a churchy organ intro and reworked to “make you sit up and take notice” choir arrangement. You knew it was church when the shout breaks out at the end.

 

Now with all this Say Yes going around, you know we would be remiss if we left out the quintessential GOD WANTS A YES, courtesy of James Hall and WAP

 

Kurt Carr Honored with James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, October 26th, 2012

                                                           

 Kirk Franklin announced via webcast that the 28th Annual Stellar Awards will honor Kurt Carr with the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award.

A gifted songwriter, musician, arranger and producer, Kurt Carr has been a staple in gospel music for over 20 years and together with the Kurt Carr Singers has blessed audiences across the country with great gospel hits such as For Every MountainGod Blocked It, I Almost Let Go, The Presence of the Lord is Here, In the Sanctuary and countless others.  His production credits include Byron Cage, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Tramaine Hawkins and Ami Rushes.

Kurt announced via his Twitter page  this week the upcoming release of 2 new singles, Bless This House and I’ve Seen Him Work  available on iTunes on November 6th

Not New But Not to Be Missed From J MOSS

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

From the PAJAM vaults comes J Moss Remixed, Rare and Unreleased; 9 songs including remixes of  Rebuild and We Love You (featuring Pastor Marvin L. Winans and Minister Byron Cage) and We Must Praise with Karen Clark Sheard.

Where in the world is RICKY DILLARD?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

On the heels of the announcement of Ricky Dillard’s signing to Light Records, it has been confirmed that Dillard now shares in music ministry at the Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland under Minister Byron Cage and the pastoral leadership of Drs. Grainger and Jo Ann Browning. Ricky continues to maintain a full schedule of dates touring with New G as well as conducting choir workshops  and music seminars across the country.  Dillard and New G was recently part of the “Brat Pack Reunion” that also featured Hezekiah Walker and Donald Lawrence at this year’s Gospel Music Workshop of America in Cincinnati, Ohio.