Posts Tagged ‘Dorinda Clark Cole’

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…)

Jonathan Nelson Is Fearless On March 18th

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A powerful performance at this year’s Stellar Awards Pre Show served as a perfect introduction to new music from Fearless, the fifth album from singer/songwriter and worship leader Jonathan Nelson.  NJonathan Nelson-FEARLESS album coverelson recorded his new CD last year at the Faith Center in Sunrise, Florida.  The album features guest appearances from Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Pastor Kim Burrell, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Tye Tribbett, Sonnie Badu, and his twin brother Jason Nelson.

“I’m really excited about this new music. Each lyric is designed to increase our faith. High energy, deep impact and true inspiration from God is my ultimate goal. I pray that each listener would be bold, walk in faith, and simply BE FEARLESS.”

The CD is available for pre order on Amazon and iTunes and fans can catch Nelson live as he ministers on March 2nd during the iLead Escape Face2Face Worship Concert in Birmingham, AL.

David Blakely Puts New Spin On Hymns

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Blakely HymnalTo say that David Blakely is simply a musician would be a gross understatement.  This talented yet humble individual has spent some 2 decades working with some of music brightest stars including Dorinda Clark Cole, LeAndria Johnson, Mama Sue Roseberry, Rev. James Moore, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Mississippi Mass Choir, Kurt Carr, Edwin and Walter Hawkins and the list goes on.  With the hymns of the church holding a special place in his heart, David sought to put his signature on the music that has been a guiding force in his life .  Thus, the Hymnal (My Interpretation) was birthed.

Blakely, who serves in a number of capacities including the Chief Levite for the Church of God in Christ  defines the project this way: “Music can transcend personal, social, and cultural boundaries. I am humbled that God chose me to bring unity, love, and joy through each instrumental and lyrical interpretation. At the end of the day, if I helped introduce someone to Christ or lifted them from whatever may be going on in life through the music God has birthed out of me, my labor is NOT in Vain”.

A CD Release event is scheduled for Friday, January 22nd with special guests to include  Giloh Morgan, Nikki Potts (Kurt Carr Singers) and Lena Byrd Miles.  The Hymnal (My Interpretation) will hit all digital outlets in the coming weeks.

Entertainment One Collects 26 Stellar Nominations

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Dorinda neweOne Music counts its blessings as 10 artists collect some twenty six Stellar Award nominations in 19 categories for 2016.  And the nominees are: Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark Sheard, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, William McDowell, Derek Minor, Alexis Spight, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Super Mass Choir, and 3 Winans Brothers.

Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational, says: “Wow! It’s truly an honor for eOne Music to be recognized with 26 nominations from the Stellar Awards this year for such a range of incredible projects! We are proud to celebrate and support the milestone works and creative inspiration that everyone from Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds, to William McDowell, Karen Clark Sheard, Derek Minor and more continue to bring to fans across the world.”Mcreynolds Life Music

The Williams Brothers and Smokie Norful Honored By ASCAP

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Smokie Norful at the keyboardASCAP paid special honors to Pastor Smokie Norful and The Williams Brothers at its 6th Annual Morning Glory Breakfast held during Stellar Awards weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to recognizing  the ASCAP affiliated Stellar Award nominees, Pastor Norful received the ASCAP “Spirit of Song” Award while The Williams Brothers received the ASCAP “Gospel Icon” Award. The event was co sponsored by eOne entertainment and was  hosted by Michelle Williams with performances from eOne recording artists  Dorinda Clark-Cole and William McDowell.

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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This Week’s Top Gospel CDs

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

CompilationsJasonNelson_JesusRevealed are the people’s choice as WOW GOSPEL continues to dominate the charts holding both the #1 and #2 spot this week with the Billboard #1 Gospel Hits from eOne holding on at number 5. Fred Hammond, Jason Nelson, Tasha Cobbs, 3 Winans Brothers and cousins Dorinda Clark Cole and J Moss round out the top 10.  The rest of the week’s top Gospel CD’s are listed below:

 

1 VARIOUS ARTIST WOW GOSPEL 2015
2 VARIOUS ARTISTS WOW GOSPEL 2014
3 COBBS*TASHA GRACE
4 HAMMOND*FRED I WILL TRUST
5 VARIOUS ARTISTS BILLBOARD #1 GOSPEL HITS
6 NELSON*JASON JESUS REVEALED
7 CLARK-COLE*DORINDA LIVING IT
8 MOSS*J GROWN FOLKS GOSPEL
9 3 WINANS BROTHERS FOREIGN LAND
10 GGC VOLUME 1 GGC VOLUME 1
11 GGC VOLUME 2 GGC VOLUME 2
12 BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR PRAY
13 MCDOWELL*WILLIAM WITHHOLDING NOTHING
14 YOUTHFUL PRAISE FEAT. J.J. HAI I SEE VICTORY
15 ICON GOSPEL ICON GOSPEL
16 CAMPBELL*ERICA HELP
17 REEDY*JESSICA TRANSPARENT
18 MITCHELL*VASHAWN UNSTOPPABLE
19 NORFUL*SMOKIE FOREVER YOURS
20 RANCE ALLEN GROUP*THE CELEBRATE
21 DR. LARRY D. REID THE SET
22 HADDON*DEITRICK BEST OF DEITRICK HADDON
23 AIKIN*CRYSTAL ALL I NEED
23 WILLIAMS*MICHELLE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
25 MORGAN*WESS LIVIN’

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Monday, March 16th, 2015

We see a lbrooklyn-tabernacle-choir_pray-300x300ittle change on the charts as Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s Pray CD takes the #2 spot on the charts.  Also, The Set from Dr. Larry Reid and the Breakthrough Singers makes its way into the top ten.  Damien Sneed’s Broken To Minister gets in the top 50 making its debut at #36.  The Top 25 CDs in Gospel Music are listed below

 

 

 

  1. Various Artist                                                      WOW GOSPEL 2015
  2. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir                               Pray
  3. Various Artist                                                      WOW GOSPEL 2014
  4. Tasha Cobbs                                                         Grace
  5. Various Artist                                                       Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  6. Fred Hammond                                                    I Will Trust
  7. Jason Nelson                                                         Jesus Revealed
  8. Dorinda Clark Cole                                               Living It
  9. J Moss                                                                   Grown Folk Gospel
  10. Dr. Larry Reid                                                      The Set
  11. 3 Winans Brothers                                                Foreign Land
  12. DeWayne Woods                                                   Life Lessons
  13. Wess Morgan                                                        Livin
  14. Erica Campbell                                                     Help
  15. Youthful Praise w/ JJ Hairston                         I See Victory
  16. William McDowell                                                Withholding Nothing
  17. Icon Gospel                                                           Icon Gospel
  18. Jessica Reedy                                                       Transparent
  19. GGC Volume 1                                                      GGC Volume 1
  20. VaShawn Mitchell                                                Unstoppable
  21. Rance Allen Group                                                Celebrate
  22. Ben Tankard                                                         Full Tank 2.0
  23. GGC Volume 2                                                      GGC Volume 2
  24. Smokie Norful                                                       Forever Yours
  25. Deitrick Haddon                                                    Best of Deitrick

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Monday, March 9th, 2015

WOW GospeWOW 2014l leads off at the top of the charts this week with the 2015 edition in the number 1 and the 2014 edition in the number 2 spot followed by another chart topping  week for Dorinda Clark Cole’s sophomore effort for Light/eone.  The top Gospel albums for this week are listed below:

 

 

 

  1. Various Artists                         WOW Gospel 2015
  2. Various Artists                         WOW Gospel 2014
  3. Dorinda Clark Cole                   Living It
  4. Tasha Cobbs                             Grace
  5. Fred Hammond                        I Will Trust
  6. Various Artists                         Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  7. 3 Winans Brothers                   Foreign Land
  8. Jason Nelson                             Jesus Revealed
  9. J Moss                                        Grown Folks Gospel
  10. Youthful Praise/JJ Hairston   I See Victory
  11. DeWayne Woods                       Life Lessons
  12. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir     Pray
  13. VaShawn Mitchell                     Unstoppable
  14. Jessica Reedy                            Transparent
  15. Icon Gospel                                Icon Gospel
  16. Rance Allen Group                    Celebrate
  17. William McDowell                     Withholding Nothing
  18. Erica Campbell                          Help
  19. Michelle Williams                     Journey To Freedom
  20. Smokie Norful                          Forever Yours
  21. Wess Morgan                           Livin
  22. Ben Tankard                            Full Tank 2.0
  23. Bryan Courtney Wilson          Worth Fighting For
  24. The Walls Group                      Fast Forward
  25. Ricky Dillard/New G              Amazing

 

This Week’s Top Gospel Albums

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Dorinda newGoing into the eighth week of the year, WOW GOSPEL 2015 holds on to the #1 spot on the Top Gospel Albums Chart followed by the debut of Living It, the sophomore CD from Dorinda Clark Cole.  Jason Nelson, Dewayne Woods, Crystal Aikin and Brooklyn Tabernacle all make strong showings to round out the top tier.  Listed below are the top 25:

  1. Various Artists                                               WOW GOSPEL 2015
  2. Dorinda Clark Cole                                         Living It
  3. Tasha Cobbs                                                    Grace
  4. Fred Hammond                                               I Will Trust
  5. Various Artists                                                 Billboard #1 Gospel Hits
  6. Various Artists                                                 WOW GOSPEL 2014
  7. DeWayne Woods                                               Life Lessons
  8. Jason Nelson                                                      Jesus Revealed
  9. Crystal Aikin                                                      All I Need
  10. J Moss                                                                 Grown Folk Gospel
  11. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir                              Pray
  12. VaShawn Mitchell                                             Unstoppable
  13. Youthful Praise Feat JJ Hairston                    I See Victory
  14. Bryan Popin                                                       You Can Make It
  15. 3 Winans Brothers                                             Foreign Land
  16. Jessica Reedy                                                     Transparent
  17. Icon Gospel                                                         Icon Gospel
  18. Smokie Norful                                                    Forever Yours
  19. Ben Tankard                                                      Full Tank 2.0
  20. Erica Campbell                                                   Help
  21. Rance Allen Group                                             Celebrate
  22. William McDowell                                               Withholding Nothing
  23. Kevin Levar                                                         Destiny:Live at the Dream Center
  24. Darrell McFadden & the Disciples                   We are DMD
  25. Michelle Williams                                               Journey To Freedom