Posts Tagged ‘DA T.R.U.T.H.’

Jonathan Nelson Talks Fearless To GOSPELflava

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Jonathan Nelson-FEARLESS album coverFearless is the fifth album from multiple Stellar Award winning singer/songwriter Jonathan Nelson.  GOSPELflava caught up with the worship leader and shared a few moments to talk about the new album, new label and other things.

GOSPELflava: Jonathan, bring us up to speed since our last conversation.

Jonathan Nelson: I signed with a brand new record company Eone Music, recorded and released a new CD entitled Fearless and it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.    I told Eone when we started talking that I wanted to expand and I wanted to  infiltrate the Gospel market with a stronger brand and a stronger sound, having a stand out kind of approach, and  Eone helped me to do just that. Everything about this CD is me living out the word fearless, taking the risks, doing what I have never done before and being out the box so to speak.  All of the background singers that are singing on the CD, we have never really worked together officially as a team, some of the background singers I had never met in person, the band had never really worked together,  we maybe did one record together but not really as a team effort with the band or singers.  I  had never worked with Da Truth, Tye Tribbett, Kim, Dorinda or Sonnie Badu as it relates to partnering or collaborating on music, so that was completely different.  I just took a leap of faith.   I believed what God would do and His hand of approval is on it,  so everything about this CD, there is no script for it, it is really me living out what fearless is in me. (more…)

Joshua Rogers Joins Mixed Bag Entertainment Roster

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

JoshRogersMixed Bag Entertainment announced the signing of Sunday Best Season 5 Winner Joshua Rogers.  Well Done, Rogers first album was released by Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel label. He followed that with Unconditional in 2013.  Both discs placed in the top 5 spots on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.  Rogers was released from his recording contract with Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel earlier this year.

Mark Mims, COO of Mixed Bag Entertainment states: “We’re excited to add a talented artist like Joshua to Mixed Bag Entertainment. He has so much to offer the gospel music community and we can’t wait to share his new music with his dedicated fans.” Emanuel “DA TRUTH” Lambert, CEO of Mixed Bag Entertainment adds: “Joshua Rogers is the full package. He’s a gospel singer with a golden voice and a great heart! We are super excited to have him on the Mixed bag team!” Gary Crockett, Co-founder and CSO of Mixed Bag Entertainment also states: “Joshua Rogers is the full package. We’re excited that Mixed Bag gets to be a part of the next and most exciting phase of his career by bringing the many dynamics of Joshua’s talent to bigger platforms including film, television and live stage plays.”

Joshua heads into the studio to create new music with the assistance of Grammy winning producer Blac Elvis, with plans for a single release in the fall and a full-length album in 2017.

“I’m optimistic about my future with Mixed Bag Entertainment,” said Rogers. “I’m in a position where I can create the best quality of music that is meaningful, storytelling and relatable for my fans.”

Da’ T.R.U.T.H. Bows At #2 On Billboard

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

da-truth-01While Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell maintains the #1 spot on the Billboard Gospel Chart for the fourth consecutive week, Heartbeat, Mixed Bag Entertainment’s latest offering from Da’ T.R.U.T.H. makes its debut at #2.

Heartbeat is produced by Grammy winning producers J.R. and Symbolyc One (S1), as well as Justin Ebach, (Newsboys) and Alex Medina. The disc includes performances from Lecrae, Chris August, Isaac Caree, Alexis Spight, Canon, Papa San and Capital Kings.

Papa San Set To Release New Gospel Album One Blood

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Stellar Award winner POne Blood Album Coverapa San is set to release One Blood, his 6th Gospel project making his first appearance at Liberation 2013 at the Jamaica College Auditorium in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday, November 2nd.  The new thirteen track project showcases fresh and inspiring music and includes appearances by Israel Houghton, Da T.R.U.T.H., Fred Hammond and Grammy winner Lecrae.

Papa San carries the distinction of being the first Caribbean gospel artist to hit the Billboard charts and the first to win a Stellar award. Now going by the name Papa Son (his new moniker from his 2011 album “My Story”), he’s fulfilling an even greater call ministering to the masses as Senior Pastor for Our Father’s Kingdom Ministries in Florida.  Papa San One Blood Press Pic

James Fortune Speaks About His Sold Out Live Recording [Exclusive]

Friday, September 13th, 2013

IMG_7237

GRAMMY nominated, Stellar Award Winning Syndicated Radio Host James Fortune recorded his new live project in front of a sold out crowd in Atlanta, GA. Thousands began gathering at the Word of Faith Cathedral hours before the event even started. Lines wrapped around the building, parking lots quickly filled, and local interstate exits quickly jammed as people traveled from all over the country to experience “FIYA” Live. Local Radio one Affiliate Praise 102.5 kept the crowd engaged as they waited anxiously to enter the sanctuary. With the concert selling out nearly three days before the event, attendees had the hottest ticket in town.

Comedian Marcus Wiley from the nationally syndicated Yolanda Adams Morning Show was on hand as the evening host. Marcus kept the crowd in stitches giving his commentary about the comical things that happen weekly in local churches. For this live recording James brought together some of the most unique voices in contemporary Gospel and Hip Hop. DA Truth opened up the recording joining James and band on the track, ‘Built to Last”.  In her first ever live feature on an album, BET Sunday Best runner up Alexis Spight sent the audience into a frenzy on “Did It All For Me”. After the recording Alexis explained that she was “nervous”, however her dynamic ministry said otherwise.  “The Worship Chant” featuring Tasha Cobbs will prove to be a fan favorite as it took the house into an intense session of worship. When speaking to James afterwards he explained this album would be “hard to edit” because of the many visitations of the holy spirit that happened on that night. Zacardi Cortez’s, “Let Your Power Fall” and Isaac Carree’s “Empty Me” well rounded the project adding even more pure worship.

James showcased the power house vocal talents of his group “FIYA”.  18 year old Carvena Jones wowed the audience with her tone and stage presence alongside DShondra Rideout on, “Just Smile”.  Todd Galberth added his dynamic tenor voice to the song, “Forever”. James wife, Cheryl Fortune co-wrote several of the songs on the project and lead the track “Best Praise” and accompanied Israel Houghton on “Light The Way”. Josiah “JoJo” Martin known for his unique delivering tone added warmth to the song, “Never Forsake Me”. Minon Sarten and Lisa Knowles took the audience to church on “Miracles” which featured the backing of Kevin Lemons and Higher Calling.

Many special guests were on hand for this live recording including Kierra Sheard, Deon Kipping, Canton Jones, Damita Haddon, Ted Winn, and more.  A very special moment in the evening came when Sybrina Fulton, mother of Travyon Martin was honored. FIYA member  Carvena Jones sat at the keyboard and sang a song she wrote entitled ” I am TrayVon Martin”. The song brought tears to the eyes of many and left Ms. Fulton speechless as she received her award. While on stage Ms. Fulton thanked the congregation for their support and prayers to her family during this difficult time. Ms. Fulton went on to explain that she is encouraged and hopeful for the future.

The lead single of the album will be a personal song written by James entitled “Live Through It”. During his intro of the song James talked about how the song was birth through a season of adversity.  James explains that the amount of pain scrutiny that he experienced with his family was so unbearable at times he didn’t want to get of the bed. A firm believer of living what he sings, James chose to face the adversity head on and lived through the situation. At this point in the recording many were seen wiping tears away as the song hit close to home for many. “Live Through It” will began impacting radio soon.

I had the opportunity to speak with James after the recording and he simply stated, “I am so grateful to GOD. I wanted this CD to be one that had songs that praise teams and choirs could sing and that’s exactly what happened that night. The entire sold out crowd sang many of the choruses along with us at the recording. GOD knew exactly what he was doing and he told me to do this one live”. 

James Fortune and Fiya “Live” is scheduled to be released on March 25, 2014. James hosts ‘The James Fortune Show” weeknights on your local Inspiration Station.