Posts Tagged ‘Donald Lawrence’

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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Karen Clark Sheard Hits Radio With My Words Have Power

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Karen Clark SingsKarew Records recording artist and multiple Grammy and Stellar Award winner Karen Clark Sheard used the GMWA/Stellar week as the backdrop to release her new single, My Words Have Power. The new track written by Rick Robinson features Donald Lawrence and the Company and is the second single released from her highly anticipated sixth solo album.  Radio has already given its blessing on the song as Power was the #1 Most Added and Greatest Gainer on the radio charts.

 

BMI Awards Most Performed Songs

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Donald Lawrence pr photo 1-Photo credit Dominick Guillemot

This weekend’s BMI Trailblazer Awards were also the scene to honor Gospel’s Most-Performed Song of the Year: “The Gift,” written and performed by Donald Lawrence. The song, featured on Lawrence’s album Best For Last, topped the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and achieved  wide-spread success. BMI also recognized five additional opuses as Top-Performed Gospel Songs of the Year (2014): “1 On 1,” written by Lucius B. Hoskins and performed by Zacardi Cortez; “Clean This House,” co-written by Philip Cornish and Isaac Carree, who is the performer; “God Will Make a Way,” written by Ay’Ron Lewis and performed by Shirley Caesar; “Here in Our Praise,” co-written by Michael Bethany and Fred Hammond, who is the performer; and “It’s Working,” co-written by Aaron Lindsey and William Murphy, who is the performer.

Billboard #1 Gospel Hits 2 Disc Set Hits Stores

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Entertainment One has compiled the top hits from the Gospel heavyweights such as  Kirk Franklin, Andraé Crouch,  Marvin Winans, Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, Donald LBillboard Number 1 Gospel Hits__album coverawrence, Fred Hammond, and more for Billboard #1 Gospel Hits, a 2 disc set hitting stores on January 13th.

The set of 20 songs includes Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile,” Hezekiah Walker’s “Every Praise,” Tamela Mann’s “I Can Only Imagine,” andVaShawn Mitchell’s “Nobody Greater” and is available in stores as well as on digital outlets.

 

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.