Posts Tagged ‘Clark Sisters’

Virtue Releases Lyric Video For Miracle

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Virtue Sings Clark SistersFresh from their tribute performance to the legendary Clark Sisters at the Essence Festival, Virtue releases a lyric video for their top 30 radio hit Miracle.  I’m Looking For a Miracle was written by Elbernita Twinkie Clark and originally recorded by the Clark Sisters on their 1980 Is My Living In Vain LP.  The women of Virtue made the song a part of Fearless, their seventh studio project.

“Miracle” has spent more than 6 consecutive weeks in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart .

Worth Fighting For Nominated For Top Song At Billboard Music Awards

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

BCwilsonwffBryan Courtney Wilson earned his first Billboard Music Award nomination for the hit single Worth Fighting For.  The song from his Billboard chart topping Gospel CD also earned him a Grammy award nomination as well as a Dove Award win.  Wilson has had prominent performance opportunities on Bobby Jones Gospel, BET Celebration of Gospel, the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards and the Stellar Awards.

Wilson will take to the stage during the Essence Music Festival on July 3rd participating in the  Essence All-Star Gospel Tribute honoring The Clark Sisters.

Experience The Fearless Side Of Virtue February 26th

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

VIRTUE_COVERWhat do you get when you combine the production efforts of master producers including Fred Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston), Mark Kibble (Take 6, BeBe & CeCe Winans), Asaph Ward (The Clark Sisters, Mary J Blige), Alvin Garrett (Joe, Ruben Studdard) and emerging newcomers Taylor Hill (Drake, Virtue), Armand Hutton (Naturally 7, Committed), Imani Pressley (Canton Jones,Trin-i-Tee 5:7), Jamiene Thompson (Beverly Crawford, Coko), Dennis Atkinson (John P. Kee, Da’ T.R.U.T.H.), Andre Johnson, (Joss Stone, Mariah Carey) and Major3rd Productions (Amber Bullock, Darwin Hobbs) that consists of Gerald “DaGospelTruth” Jones, Justin Francis and Carlos Woodard? The world will find out on February 26th as Mixed Bag Entertainment readies the seventh album from Gospel super trio Virtue.

With 14 tracks, the ladies of Virtue present a musical buffet including the hit singles You Are and Walk It Out in addition to a pairing with RCA Inspiration artist Dee-1 and a new spin on the Clark Sisters classic gem, Miracle.

Karen Clark Sheard Delivers New Disc July 17

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Destined to Win, the long awaited and highly anticipated CD from Karen Clark Sheard will make its way to stores and digital outlets on Friday, July 17th.  Recorded live in Chicago, thKaren Clark Sheard-Destined To Win-album covere disc pairs Clark Sheard with the production work of Donald Lawrence, Daniel Weatherspoon and her son J Drew Sheard.

The 4 time Grammy winner shared these thoughts, “I’ve had some tests and trials….but I kept pushing through. God gave me a word that you have to speak because your words have power. I want the album to be a driving force to move people to where they need to be.”

Among the gems on the disc is a not to be missed Pass the mic session on the Andrae Crouch composition, Where Jesus Is featuring the Clark Sisters, Kierra Sheard and Donald Lawrence’s Company singer Kim McFarland.  Where Jesus Is appears exclusively on the Walmart version of Destined to Win.

 

Graceland Earns Kierra Sheard A #1 Debut On Billboard

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Its a #1 debut for KKierra Sheard Gracelandarew Records and Motown Gospel as Graceland, the new disc from Kierra Sheard debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  The album was also #33 on the Billboard 200.  Kierra participated in release events in both Atlanta and Charlotte and is making preparation for her 9th annual Bold Right Life convention which takes place on August 7-9 in Detroit.

Read our review of Graceland here: Kierra takes us to Graceland

Bill Moss Jr, Ready For Action

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Bill MossDetroit seems to be bursting at the seams with GOSPEL (and giving Chicago, Dallas/Houston and DC/Maryland/Virginia a run for their money).  Making his return to the music scene is Bill Moss, Jr., the older brother of J Moss and nephew of the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark.  For the elder Moss, music is his birthright.  His parents, Bill and Essie Moss made an impact in Gospel music with their group Bill Moss and the Celestials.  Bill and J began their musical careers early on recording as The Moss Brothers.  In 2008, Bill made his solo debut with Manifested Favor, which made its way to #27 on the Billboard Gospel chart.

Bill makes a statement with his new single, Wrestle All Day.  As Jacob wrestled into the hours of the night declaring, “I will not let you go unless you bless me”, Moss encourages believers to hold on to God with the same fervor and dedication.  The new single is available now.

 

Kierra Sheard Samples The Clark Sisters On Second Win

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Kierra Sheard20131223-182012.jpg has been quite busy these days, picking up responsibilities as a judge for the new season of Sunday Best and preparing for this year’s Bold Right Life Conference whKierra with awardich will feature such heavy hitters as Tasha Cobbs, Karen Clark Sheard, Hezekiah Walker, Isaac Caree and Warryn Campbell.  Kierra and her brother J Drew provided us with music to listen to while we wait for the new CD in the form of Second Win.  One listen at the intro and all the die hard Clark Sisters fans are sent into pandemonium.  The creative geniuses have sampled The Clark Sisters They Were Overcome (By the Word) from the 1980 Is My Living In Vain album.  Kierra even gets a chance to sing over the Clark Sisters near the end of the song.  Let’s just say we were impressed.

So on today, we present the ORIGINAL for your listening pleasure

Dorinda Clark Cole Welcomes The Clark Sisters for First Word Network Show

Monday, January 6th, 2014

clark sisters glamDorinda Clark Cole took to social media earlier today to announce the guest lineup for The Gospel According to Dorinda, her new show debuting on The Word Network. Guests include The Clark Sisters, Bill Moss, J. Moss, Larry Clark, Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Kierra Sheard and J Drew Sheard. The show will air live on the Word Network on January 13th. Dorinda

Twinkie Clark And Billy Preston Inducted Into Hammond Organ Hall of Fame

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

In commemoration of th20131223-182012.jpge 80th anniversary of the Hammond Organ Company, Hammond USA initiated a Hall of Fame to honor and recognize musicians who have perpetuated and advanced the legacy of the electric Billy Preston ULorgan. Among the 26 inaugural honorees are Twinkie Clark, chief musician and the driving force behind the famous Clark Sisters and the late Billy Preston, whose credits include playing with the Beatles as well as getting his start in the church recording with James Cleveland, Andrae Crouch and Mahalia Jackson. Over 100 candidates were nominated and voted on via the Hammond Organ Facebook page. A special induction ceremony and concert will be held during the 2014 Winter NAMM trade show in January.

Hear Preston’s masterful rendition of Amazing Grace from his 1980 Universal Love LP

 

The Clark Sisters Join Mary J Blige For A Mary Christmas

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Clark Sisters OLTGrammy Award winners The Clark Sisters join  R&B singer, songwriter and actress  Mary J Blige for a festive rendition of The First Noel, one of 12 tracks on ” A Mary Christmas”. The first holiday album from the award winning singer is produced by legendary front man David Foster and features timeless Christmas classics with a twist.  The album is scheduled for an October 15th release.