Posts Tagged ‘commissioned’

Lisa Page Brooks Debuts Better Than Life On The Word Network

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Lisa Page Brooks will debut her new single “Better Than Life” on a very special presentation of  Rejoice in the Word  on Friday, November 16th, highlighting The Word Network’s brand new state of the art television production facility.

“Better Than Life” ranks at #31 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs Chart and is the lead single from Brook’s forthcoming Habbakuk Music CD scheduled to be released on February 5, 2013.

The song holds a special place in Lisa’s life as it was birthed in her as she meditated on Psalms 63. She shared with her husband the “musicman himself” Pastor Michael Brooks and taught it to the church praise team.  Her daughter worked out the vocal arrangement and her son produced the song under the careful observation of her husband.

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

 

Tuesday Throwback: Lisa Page Brooks – More Than You’ll Ever Know

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Go with me if you will back to the year 1997.  Super producer Michael Brooks finally decides to devote some time to producing a solo album for Lisa Page (lead singer for the contemporary all female group Witness).  The end result was More Than You’ll Ever Know. (more…)

BMI NAMES COMMISSIONED AND SHIRLEY CAESAR AS 2011 TRAILBLAZER HONOREES

Monday, November 8th, 2010

BMI will honor gospel greats Commissioned and Pastor Shirley Caesar at the organization’s 12th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon. The event is slated for January 14, 2011, the day before the 26th Annual Stellar Awards. Staged at Rocketown (601 4th Avenue South) in Nashville, the invitation-only celebration will welcome gospel music’s premier songwriters and recording artists, executives, and legends.