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Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams, Donnie McClurkin Nominees For Soul Train Awards

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards were announced on Monday, October 13th. Talk show maven Wendy Williams will serve as the host for this year’s festivities. The Soul Train Awards 2014 show will be taped in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, November 7, 2014, and air on CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 8 pm ET/PT.
In the Best Gospel/Inspirational Song Category, the nominees are

soul-trainBest Gospel/Inspirational Song
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett

Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Tamela Mann & Hezekiah Walker Take Home Dove Awards

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Hez CoverIt was a memorable evening as the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at the Lipscomb Arena in Nashville on October 7th.  Among the night’s honors, Erica Campbell took home the Traditional Gospel Song Award for A Little More Jesus, Every Praise garnered the award for Contemporary Urban Gospel Song for Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann took home a statue for Gospel Performance of the Year, Donnie McClurkin won Traditional Gospel Album and Tye Tribbett won Contemporary Gospel Album.

The Dove Awards telecast can be seen on the TBN Network on Sunday, October 12th.Erica-Campbell_Help_CD

For a full list of winners, click here 

JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Release Bless Me

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Its new music from JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise in the form of Bless Me, a new radio single from I See Victory, the group’s forthcoming CD.  Pastor Donnie McClurkin joins YP on the song SHIRTEDIT_MG_7911which is available at digital outlets everywhere.  I See Victory was recorded live in Bloomfield, Connecticut and also features performances from Karen Clark Sheard, Vashawn Mitchell, Jason Nelson and Deon Kipling.  The full project hits stores on October 28th.

Yolanda Adams to Perform on Sherri Shepherd Farewell on The View

Monday, July 28th, 2014

2011 Apollo Theater Spring Gala - Backstage Over the years, Sherri Shepherd single-handedly introduced and kept gospel music alive on daytime televisions, The View. Well in her farewell show, (more…)

Pastor Donnie McClurkin Celebrates Gospel With The Cincinnati Reds

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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This past Sunday July 27, the Cincinnati Reds hosted their first ever Post-Game Gospel Concert at Great American Ball Park, with performances by Isaac Carree and Grammy-winning artist Pastor Donnie McClurkin on Sunday, July 27.

Pastor McClurkin posted via his Facebook page that it was “A GREAT day” as Family and friends were able to enjoy their favorite gospel artists for true day of praise in the park!

Donnie McClurkin Talks To Steve Harvey

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Steve and DonnieBe sure to catch Donnie McClurkin as he makes a guest appearance on the Steve Harvey Morning Show on Monday, May 19th.  Pastor McClurkin will talk about his latest project Duets (RCA Inspiration) as well as his nomination in the Best Gospel Artist category for the 2014 BET Awards.  McClurkin won the first BET Award for Best Urban Contemporary Gospel Artist in June, 2001 and then again in 2005.    Pastor McClurkin will also make a special guest appearance on the Steve Harvey Show on the NBC network on June 4th.  Check local listings for time and station information in your area.

Donnie McClurkin Delivers Duets On March 4th

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Donnie DuetsDonnie McClurkin calls in a little assistance from his friends for Duets, his highly anticipated CD from RCA Inspiration.  Tramaine Hawkins, John P Kee, Erica and Tina Campbell, Justin Savage and Tye Tribbett all join in the celebration. While We are Victorious (featuring Tye Tribbett) has been making the rounds at radio, we can’t get enough of the churchy remake of Write My Name Above,  a tribute to Mattie Moss Clark and the Southwest Michigan State Choir featuring Dorinda Clark Cole. Duets hits stores and digital outlets on March 4th and is available for preorder on iTunes.

Donnie McClurkin Profiled In Centric Docu-Series

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Donnie McClurkinThe Centric Network will celebrate Black History Month with Being,  an eight episode  hour long weekly series examining the lives of African American entertainers and celebrities and the obstacles they have overcome.  Premiering on February 15th, BEING will take an in depth look at the life and times of Wendy Williams , Chaka Khan , Al Sharpton , Dionne Warwick , Donnie McClurkin , Ruben Studdard and more.

The series features exclusive interviews, archival footage and photos spanning the careers of these high profile newsmakers.  Being is narrated by hip hop music maker Big Daddy Kane. Check your local listings for time and station information in your area.

Recap: 2014 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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It’s arguably one of the most anticipated events of the Stellar Award Weekend.  Hundreds come from across the nation in anticipation of the sweet presence that always invades the room. For many it sets the tone for their year, and is a time to be uplifted and encouraged.  I’m writing about none other than the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon.

For the past 15 years the event has been hailed as the hottest ticket in town. The invitation only event is the brain child of BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton and her team. The idea was stemmed from other industries hosting events and parties to celebrate their legends. Brewton felt that Gospel music with its life changing power needed that as well. It was there that the luncheon was birthed and since its inception it continues to get better. Throughout the years the event has maintained its intimacy by gathering Gospel’s top artist, musicians, writers, and industry executives into one room. Each person in the room represents a brand and function that makes the industry work.

The anticipation and energy was high on January 15th as legends Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood were set to be honored. Despite the cold temperatures hundreds pressed their way to the Rocket Town venue for an afternoon of praise and worship. The presence was strong as you entered the beautifully decorated room. The lighting was warm and the center pieces shined brightly. Oprah Winfrey once stated, “Love Is In The Detail”, and that’s surely something that the BMI team believes. From the personalized invitations that were sent in the mail, to the seating assignments everything about the afternoon was excellence.

After the opening prayer by Bishop Joseph Walker of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, the coveted “BMI Most Performed Gospel Song Of The Year Award” was presented to Kirk Franklin. Franklin penned Tamela Mann’s smash single, “Take Me To The King”. Both Franklin and Mann took the stage tearful and Franklin shared how both him and Mann were friends since the age of 15. Tamela’s, “Best Days” album was nearly complete but Franklin insisted they save a slot for him on the album. That slot was the now ground breaking single, “Take Me To The King”. The song has spent over 20 weeks at #1 and the “Best Days” album remains in the Billboard Top 10. With the release of the Deluxe Edition the album is quickly headed to Gold Status. This win prepared Tamela for an amazing weekend , as the next day she won the Stellar Award for “Artist Of The Year”.

Hosts Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell greeted the attendees and the afternoon was underway. To honor the legendary Daryl Coley, BMI put together some of the most versatile and beastly vocalist to pay tribute to one of the best male vocalist of all time:

  • Floyd Wilkinson- “2nd Chronicles”
  • Earnest Pugh- “More Like Jesus”
  • Zacardi Cortez- “Jesus Saves”
  • Tasha Page Lockart- “He’s Preparing Me”
  • Jason Nelson- “Sovereign”
  • Pastor Beverly Crawford- “Can’t Tell It All”.

Pastor Beverly Crawford got the entire room in a shout as she took us to church on “Can’t Tell it All”. Zacardi Cortez’s rendition of “Jesus Saves” would be a refreshing radio hit as he breathe new life into the classic. Tasha Page Lockhart’s rendition of “He’s Preparing Me” brought forth testimony service. Host Erica Campbell explained how she listened to that song many years ago when her and her sister Tina were just starting out.  Jason Nelsons amazing tone on “Sovereign” made the song an even greater masterpiece. Donald Lawrence and Company sang heaven down holding the background  vocals along with the band.

To honor the maestro Dr. Richard Smallwood the following artist gave the following tributes:

  • Y’Anna Crawley- “Don’t Worry”
  • Donnie McClurkin- “Center Of My Joy”
  • Dorinda Clark Cole- “What He’s Done for Me”
  • Marvin Sapp- “Healing”
  • Yolanda Adams- “I Love The Lord and Total Praise”
  • Anyasha Figueroa and Timiney Figueroa- “Angels”

BMI VP Catherine Brewton announced this years luncheon will be available on CD as a compilation and released later in the year.  Yolanda Adams’s “I Love The Lord” was reminiscent of her powerful tribute to Whitney Houston at the NAACP Image Awards, and Anyasha and Timiney’s “Angels” brought a new light to the song as well as honored the previous version.  Keep it locked to GOSPELflava.com for updates concerning the 2014 BMI Trailblazers Compilation.

McClurkin Family Patriarch Donald McClurkin Passes

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

donnie-mcclurkinGOSPELflava joins others across the world mourning the passing of Donald A McClurkin, Sr., father of gospel recording artists Donnie McClurkin and Andrea McClurkin Mellini.