Posts Tagged ‘Donald Lawrence’

Donald Lawrence Announces 2016-17 Plans For New Music

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

 

Donald Lawrence took to Facebook to announce new music coming!  Celebrating a birthday today,  Lawrence posted on April 29, that we can expect a new single from TriCity late this summer.  He also announced a live recording in Charlotte and a new project in 2017,  Donald Lawrence Presents: The TriCity Singers “Curtain Call”

McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Tour Celebrates 10 Years

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Donald-Lawrence-2011-2Donald Lawrence returns in the post of music director as McDonalds gears up to celebrate the tenth season of its Inspiration Celebration tour.  The multi city event will cover 13 markets including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Greensboro, Houston, Jackson, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, Raleigh, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Fans can expect to hear the glorious sounds of the incomparable Karen Clark Sheard, Bishop Marvin Sapp, Jonathan McReynolds, Doug Williams, Canton Jones and Pastor Charles Jenkins.  Lonnie Hunter returns as host this year, complimented by the comedy antics of Christian Comedienne Small Fire.

“This tour has been a staple in the African American community for ten years. It is an honor to be part of this year’s lineup,” said Bishop Marvin Sapp. “Gospel music inspires, uplifts AND empowers like no other music can. I am proud to join my peers and friends in supporting the work of the Ronald McDonald House Charities while bringing joy, hope and encouragement to Gospel music fans around the country.”

Hezekiah Walker Signs With Entertainment One, Releases New Single

Friday, March 4th, 2016

HezEntertainment One proudly announces the signing of Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the release of his new single, Better.  Walker took to the stage at the 31st Annual Stellar Awards joining Ricky Dillard and Donald Lawrence while paying tribute to the late Olanda Draper for the world premiere of the new single co-produced by Donald Lawrence.  The Stellar Awards will be televised on Sunday, March 6th on TVone as the song hits digital outlets on Friday, March 4th.

Hezekiah Walker says: “I’m honored and humbled to continue to deliver music that makes a lasting impression on people all over the world. ‘BETTER’ is a Smash Hit that I’m proud of.”

 Phil Thornton, eOne Music’s Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational, says: “eOne Music is excited to join forces with Hezekiah Walker, whose prodigious gifts have continued to make an unparalleled impact on Gospel for 30 years. Uplifting and spiritually guiding countless people across the globe with his hits, we can’t wait for fans to hear ‘Better’ – a unifying decree that’s a powerful introduction for the new music to come on his fifteenth album!”

Tri City Singers’ Erica Bratton-McCullough Passes

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

MCculloughGOSPELflava joins others around the country mourning the passing of Donald Lawrence and Tri City Singers’ member Minister Erica Bratton McCullough.  (more…)

James Cleveland Award Honors The Legacy of Olanda Draper

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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The 2016 James Cleveland Award will celebrate the heyday of the choirs with a posthumous honor for Olanda Draper. Olanda Draper (more…)

BET Celebration of Gospel Airs Tomorrow at 8!

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

504215054We are just one day away from the ultimate praise Party, BET’s The Celebration of Gospel. This special will be sure to encourage and lift your spirit. Taraji P. Henson will be on deck as your host and guide you through the evening of praise that includes some of the hottest performances by some of today’s Top Gospel Artist! We want you to join us on Twitter tomorrow night for the Tweet Party using the hashtag #CelebrationOfGospel. In the meantime check out our exclusive Celebration of Gospel Gallery  and post and share your favorite images.

One performance that’s sure to usher you in is Anthony Brown’s performance of his Chart topping single, “Worth” with Group Therapy. This song has captivated the heart of millions since its release in 2015, and has garnered Brown several Stellar Nomination.

BET Announces Return of Celebration of Gospel With Host Taraji P Henson

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The ever popular BET Celebration of Gospel will open the new year making its return to the Orpheum Theater on January 9th hosted by Taraji P. Henson.  The AcadeCOG_LogoBlackmy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress shared these sentiments, “I am thrilled to return to BET’s Celebration of Gospel. It is truly a celebration of the best in music with love and hope. A celebration of what brings us all together and reminds us of what is important.” (more…)

Charles Jenkins Shares Holiday Spirit With Gospel Friends

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

On the heels of a sucJenkins 9cessful Holiday Praise Thanksgiving Tour, Inspired People recording artist Pastor Charles Jenkins heads home to host a holiday TV taping.   The night of music will be recorded and edited for rebroadcast during Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.  A Celebration of Christmas will feature Grammy award winner Erica Campbell, native Chicago son Jonathan McReynolds, Deitrick Haddon and Brian Courtney Wilson.  The Holiday Praise New Year’s Party will feature performances from Casey J, Dorinda Clark Cole, Canton Jones and Donald Lawrence and Company.

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.

 

McDonalds Announces Lineup & Schedule For Inspiration Celebration Tour

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Donald Lawrence pr photo 1-Photo credit Dominick GuillemotMcDonalds has announced the lineup and schedule for the 9th installment of their popular Inspiration Celebration Tour beginning in Detroit on May 13 and running through Oct. 17th.

This year’s lineup features celebrated Gospel artists  Donald Lawrence, Yolanda Adams, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Ricky Dillard,  DeWayne Woods,  Tasha Page-Lockhart, comedian Small Fire  and syndicated radio host Lonnie Hunter.

Scheduled tour dates include:

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