Posts Tagged ‘Donald Lawrence’

Donald Lawrence, Arnetta Murrill Crooms and Joshua Rogers Headline Gospel Showcase

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Donald-Lawrence-2011-2Grammy award winning producer Donald Lawrence, Arnetta Murrill Crooms, Joshua Rogers and Dottie Peoples headline the first annual Gospel’s Best 3 Day Concert and Indie Artist Showcase in Wilmington, North Carolina August 8th through August 10th.

This event extends an invitation to Gospel groups, artists and musicians to compete for an opportunity to win cash prizes and awards in addition to a trip to SONY MUSIC NYC to meet with A&R Executives. In addition, the selected artist will perform live at Six Flags America locations and MBN6 Gospel Believers ROC celebrity concerts and other Sony Indie Artist Showcases.

The event was created and spearheaded by Kal Nwaneri, Founder & CEO, MBN6, in collaboration with Bishop James Utley, President, Resource Outreach Center (ROC) and Kevin Liles, CEO of Go N’SYDE in an effort to provide an alternative to the violence, bullying and other ills plaguing inner city youth.

 

Ricky Dillard Debuts At #1

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Ricky AmazingCongrats to Ricky Dillard and New G! Amazing, makes a stunning debut at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums Chart and at #1 on the Top Gospel & Christian (combined) Chart, as well as #28 on the Billboard 200.  The new disc honors Dillard’s 25th anniversary in ministry and marks the fifth consecutive #1 Gospel album released by Entertainment One Music, following the label’s chart-toppers from Erica Campbell, James Fortune, William McDowell, and Donald Lawrence.

Chicago Honors Its Own With Chicago Gospel Music Awards

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The city of Chicago CGMAcan make its boast in that it is the birthplace of Gospel Music and the host city of the largest free outdoor Gospel Music festival in the world.  Chicago was the starting point for many Gospel Greats including Rev. James Cleveland, Albertina Walker, Inez Andrews and Reverend Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Singers.  Today,  Ricky Dillard, Smokie Norful,  Donald Lawrence, Jonathan McReynolds and Anita Wilson all call Chicago home.  The Gospel Community will honor its very own on Friday, July 13th with the first annual Chicago Gospel Music Awards.  The event will honor local Chicago gospel artists as well as pay tribute to legends Reverend Clay Evans, the late Dr. Charles G. Hayes and The Barrett Sisters.

Oxygen Airs Deitrick Haddon and LXW Concert On Good Friday

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Fresh from thLXW2eir awe inspiring performance on Celebration of Gospel, Deitrick Haddon and his League of Extraordinary Worshippers will once again wow viewers as Oxygen airs a special “Live In Concert” on Good Friday.

In addition to Haddon and the choir, the concert features performances from Donald Lawrence, Jessica Reedy, Hezekiah Walker and Ricky Dillard.  Haddon shared his excitement about the concert being aired, “”Wow! This is amazing! Oxygen is not afraid to go where no other network has gone just to encourage their viewers…and it’s the perfect day, it’s Good Friday. This is groundbreaking for the Kingdom.” Viewers will just have to tune in for themselves to see this extraordinary choir do what they do best, taking audiences back to choirs in church.

The debut CD of Deitrick Haddon’s League of Extraordinary Worshippers hits stores on April 22nd.

Anita Wilson Brings Us Into Vintage Worship

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Anita Wilson is up to something good.  The Grammy, Stellar, and Dove-award nominated singer keeps the flame of Urban contemporary burning with her unparalleled fusiAnita Wilsonon of Gospel and Soul. As audiences everywhere fell in love with her debut album Worship Soul, Wilson readies us for more of the same with her sophomore album VINTAGE WORSHIP.

“That’s What He’s Done For Me” the album’s lead single makes its debut on the James Fortune Radio Show and serves as the first representative of how VINTAGE WORSHIP truly lives up to its moniker. A modernized relic of gospel’s golden days, “That’s What He’s Done For Me” rings from start to finish as an ode to traditional gospel, but seasoned with Anita’s unmistakable soulful flair.

Listen for music from the new album on radio and be sure to catch Anita on Dorinda Clark Cole’s The Gospel According to Dorinda on the Word Network this month.

 

Sheri Jones Moffett Set To Release Power & Authority Live April 1st

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Sheri Jones MWell, the wait is almost over as Motown Gospel recording artist SHERI JONES-MOFFETT puts finishing touches on her long awaited new album POWER & AUTHORITY: LIVE In Memphis.  While being her sophomore release, Power & Authority carries the distinction of being Jones – Moffett’s first full length live solo album.  “After Renewed, I want every project that I do to tell a story about the space that I’m living in,” Sheri explains. “My mentor, Donald Lawrence, told me, ‘Let every moment stand alone. Don’t try to make the next moment look like this one.'” The CD will be in stores on April 1st.

WOW Gospel 2014 Bows At #1 On Billboard Gospel Charts

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

WOW 2014The WOW Gospel series continues to hold its own as the 2014 edition made its debut at #1 atop the Billboard Gospel Chart and a respectable showing at #26 on the Billboard 200 chart.  The 30 song 2 disc set and DVD features music from Gospel’s top artists including Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Donald Lawrence, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Erica Campbell, Lecrae, Kierra Sheard, Tasha Cobbs, James Fortune and others. WOW Gospel 2014 features new music from Sheri Jones Moffet and Anita Wilson and is available in stores and via digital outlets everywhere.

Karen Clark Sheard Slated To Perform For BET Honors 2014

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Karen_and_KiKi-01Karen Clark Sheard joins Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and Wayne Brady performing for BET Honors 2014.  This year’s event will honor Motown Records founder and creator of the smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Berry Gordy, American Express CEO & Chairman, Ken Chenault, visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems, entertainment trailblazer, Ice Cube and the iconic Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

Clark Sheard is also gearing up for the release of Sunday Morning, the first track from her highly anticipated Live In Chicago CD on Karew Records produced by Donald Lawrence. Karew Records will also release a new project from Kierra Sheard as well as the solo debut of Praise and Worship leader David Daughtry.

“BET Honors” will premiere during Black History Month on Monday, February 24.

Daryl Coley & Richard Smallwood Feted at BMI Trailblazers Luncheon

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

BMI Pres nemThe Gospel music industry gathered en masse as Broadcast Music, Incorporated  (BMI) celebrated the music and ministry of Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood at its 15th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon. Kirk Tam BMI

Donnie McClurkin was joined this year by Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) as  hosts for the luncheon, along with Del Bryant, BMI President and Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta.  During the celebration, BMI honored Kirk Franklin for penning “Take Me to the King,”  BMI’s Most-Performed Gospel Song of the Year performed by Tamela Mann and appearing on her Billboard chart topping Best Days CD.

 

The musicDonnie and Ericaal tributes were phenomenal and included presentations from  Zacardi Cortez (“Jesus Saves”), Tasha Page-Lockhart (“He’s Preparing Me”), Earnest Pugh (“More Like Jesus”), Floyd Wilkinson (“II Chronicles”), Beverly Crawford (“Can’t Tell It All”) and Jason Nelson (“Sovereign”). Serving as the event’s triumphant finale, the charismatic songs of Richard Smallwood were then celebrated with dynamic performances by Yolanda Adams (“ Total Praise”/“I Love The Lord”), Anaysha Figueroa-CooDaryl BMIper and Timiney Figueroa (“Angel Watching Over Me”), Y’Anna Crawley (“He Won’t Leave You”), Dorinda Clark Cole (“What He’s Done For Me”), Donnie McClurkin (“Jesus Lover of My Soul”/“Center of My Joy”) and Marvin Sapp (“Healing”).

Donald Lawrence, Tamela Mann And Hez Get Nods For Image Awards

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Congrat20140110-195002.jpgs to the GOSPEL nominees for the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards, taking place February 22, 2014 and airing on TV One.

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

“20 Year Celebration Volume 1 – Best For Last” – Donald Lawrence (Quietwater Entertainment/eOne Music)
“Azusa: The Next Generation” – Hezekiah Walker (RCA Inspiration)
“Best Days Deluxe Edition” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)
“Good God” – Shirley Caesar (eOne Music)
“Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity” – Various (RCA Inspiration