Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Bobby Jones’

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…)

Chicago Gospel Music Awards Honor Mavis Staples, Rev. Maceo Woods and Apostle Richard D Henton

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

The second annuStaples 2al Chicago Gospel Music Awards will present lifetime achievement awards to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mavis Staples, Gospel luminaries Rev. Maceo Woods and Apostle Richard D. Henton in addition to honoring Chicago Gospel singers, songwriters and musicians in eleven categories on Friday, June 19th.

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Performances will come from Bishop Larry Trotter and the Sweet Holy Spirit Combined Choirs, Stellar Award winner Tiff Joy, Paul Porter, Chicago Mass Choir and a special performance by the Thompson Community Singers Reunion Choir with special presentations from BET host Dr. Bobby Jones, Bebe Winans and Maurette Brown Clark.

EXCLUSIVE – Jesse White Live Recording Recap

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

MusiTemple Church Praise Choir in Actionc City showed itself hospitable hosting the live recording of Same Seed’s Jesse White  on Sunday, June 7th at the Temple Church.  The guest list included a number of Gospel personalities including Dr. Bobby Jones, SDemetrus Alexander serves as MCan Franklin Jackson and Nashville Super Choir’s Dr. Everett Drake along with the Gospel executive branch being represented by Roderick Jemison and Tammy Taylor.  Demetrus Alexander Stewart served as the host for the night’s festivities and admonished the attendees to prepare themselves for a night of anointed music and powerful praise.

The heavens opened as Benita Washington led the people into worship and Jesse took the floor backed by Pastor Victor Wynn and the Temple Church Praise Choir. The music of the disc gives a wide array of Gospel sounds including an impassioned pipe organ solo from Nathan Burbank on Come Thou Fount. Another of the evening’s highlights came as Jesse was joined by his twin Jeffrey at the mic to the glow of adoration from their parents listened intently and taking the moment in.  Look for the Jesse and Jeffrey sing againalbum release in the 4th quarter of the year.

Echopark JDI Celebrates Stellar Win For Beverly Crawford

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

BeverlyThe 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will always be special for the Echopark JDI label.  While Beverly Crawford is a previous Stellar Award winner, her win for Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year marks the very first award for the new label.

Fellow label mate Dr. Bobby Jones was also honored during the Stellar Award celebration for his years in the industry and hosting the longest running program in cable TV, Bobby Jones Gospel on BET.

Kirk Franklin, Moses Tyson and Twinkie Clark Kick Off New Season of Bobby Jones Gospel

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Bobby Moses Twinkie KirkFall 2014 ushers in the 34th Season of Bobby Jones Gospel, the longest running original series on cable television on Sunday, October 5th.  Kirk Franklin co hosts the fall premiere on Sunday and presents The Walls Group and Tasha Page Lockhart from his Fo Yo Soul Entertainment label.  The show also features Vickie Yohe, a pairing from Moses Tyson and the incomparable Twinkie Clark of the Clark Sisters as well as Dr. Jones and NSC.

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Dr Bobby Jones’ Rejoice With Me Bows At #5

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

DBJ Rejoice With MeGospel’s favorite television host, Dr. Bobby Jones is celebrating today as Rejoice With Me (EchoPark/JDI), his first CD in 7 years makes it debut at #5 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart, the highest debut in his 35 + years career.  “I’m thrilled that the public has responded in such a big way,” says Jones. “I pray that the music continues to inspire people.”

Taraji Henson Set To Host BET Celebration of Gospel

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Taraji Henson will succeed comedian and radio/tv talk show host Steve Harvey for the 14th Celebration of Gospel, BET’s top Gospel special.  Henson expressed her excitement with these words: “I am thrilled toBET COG join the BET ‘Celebration of Gospel’ family. I look forward to a great evening of incredible music and continuing the rich history of BET and gospel music which started 14 years ago hosted by the talented and very funny Steve Harvey.”

This year’s star studded event tapes on Saturday, March 15th at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater and features top acts including Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon, J.J. Hairston, “Sunday Best” Season 6 winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and current “American Idol” Candice Glover.  There will be special performances from “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard, “Sunday Best” winner Le’Andria Johnson, and soulful crooner Kem as well as Acoustic soul artist India.Arie who will pair up with Christian contemporary artist Jonathan McReynolds for a special performance. Female R&B group SWV and the renowned Rance Allen Group will also join together to anoint the crowd through song.

The BET Celebration of Gospel will premiere on Sunday, April 6th.

Bobby Jones New CD Available March 25th

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Howard Hewett, Ann Nesby, Shawn McLemore, Tommye Young West, Renee Spearman and Paul Jackson Jr.join Dr. Bobby Jones and his group NSC for Rejoice with Me, his latest offering from Echopark/JDI RecorDBJ Rejoice With Meds dropping on March 25th. The title cut featuring Faith Evans has been in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart for three months.

Dr. Jones has been a mainstay on Sunday mornings with his Bobby Jones Gospel Show, the longest running program in cable television history on BET and has released a dozen or so albums over the years.  His backing ensemble, NSC (formerly the Nashville Super Choir) joins him weekly on Sunday as well as on the new disc.

Beverly Crawford Poised For A Sweep

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

BC SweepingBeverly Crawford takes great pleasure in “churchin” her audience as evidenced in her glory days with Bobby Jones’ New Life Singers (He’ll Step Right In) and her house rocking rendition of  It’s About Time for a Miracle from her Live from Los Angeles CD.  She  recently whet our appetite with her remake of the Caravans’ Sweeping Through the City at the Stellar Awards pre show.  Now JDI has shown us the artwork and informed us a single is imminent. As for our response, we simply can’t wait. We’ve got our tambourines and shouting shoes ready.

Faith Evans and Dr. Bobby Jones Team Up for Rejoice With Me

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Get ready for new music from Dr. Bobby Jones. As host of the longest running show in cable television history (33 years & counting), Dr. Bbobby jones - faith evans radio singleobby Jones is a trailblazer & icon revered around the world. For his latest project, Dr. Jones enlists support from Grammy winner Faith Evans  with the end result being Rejoice With Me, the new single impacting radio this week.  The CD is scheduled for an early 2014 release on EchoPark/JDI/Caroline/Capitol Records.  Faith Evans was ecstatic about working with Dr. Jones.   “I am so excited about the release of ‘Rejoice with Me’ and I’m proud to be a part of Dr. Jones’ forthcoming CD project. Having watched his show for years to see my favorite gospel artists, as well as his singers & band, I never imagined I’d one day be among them! God bless you, Dr. Jones! ”