Posts Tagged ‘Fred Hammond’

RCA Inspiration Heads West To Nashville

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

RCA Inspiration announced a shift of operations as the label home to mega Gospel superstars Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, MarvinRCA Inspiration Sapp, Le’Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond and more will now exist under the umbrella of the Nashville based Provident Music Group division of Sony Records.

Terry Hemmings, President and CEO of Provident Music Group, says: “Provident Music Group is delighted to welcome RCA Inspiration, and their incredible lineup of artists whose ever-evolving and diverse sounds have continued to make such an impact on Gospel and inspirational music. They mark a valuable addition to Provident Music Group’s ongoing growth and shared vision in delivering wide-ranging and uplifting entertainment across the world.”

Michael Bethany Makes Debut In Top 5 on Billboard

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Bethany Album CoverMichael Bethany’s solo debut Yours Forever makes its entrance in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Bethany shared these words of appreciation, “”WOW”, I am always grateful to God for the opportunity He gives ordinary people to accomplish great things in the kingdom.  This has been a long journey, and along the way, I dealt with issues of if this was what I should be doing, was I even good enough to do this and the associated doubts and discouragement that comes along with the process.  I was quickly humbled when I realized that none of this is about me and I clung to God’s promises.  When it all boils down, the answer is simple, honor God, stay in His word and hold to His promises. He will come through.”

Bethany continues touring in support of the CD’s release with scheduled stops bringing him to the midwest and east coast in late Summer and early Fall.

Michael Bethany Releases Solo Project

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Michael Bethany has been aBethany Album Cover fixture on the music stage for some 15 years, working with top Gospel acts including Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, Myron Butler and Kirk Franklin.  The singer/songwriter and worship leader  comes into his own with the release of  Yours Forever, his debut CD across digital outlets.  The Stellar Award nominated songwriter and BMI Award recipient collaborates with Calvin Rogers and Phillip Feaster to produce 11 tracks that run the gamut of musical styles from high-energy praise, intimate worship, artistic, and intense gospel.

Leading people into worship has become a passion for Bethany as he travels around the globe helping people to experience God’s presence.  The Dallas, Texas resident finds great joy in his post as Executive Director of Worship at the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church under the leadership of senior pastor, Dr. Tony Evans.

Bethany will make several appearances in support of the CD’s release including this year’s EK Bailey Preaching Conference in Dallas.

Fred Hammond Readies New Album For September 30th Release

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

FRED_HAMMOND-WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE-album artFred Hammond took to social media to introduce Father Jesus Spirit, the new single from his forthcoming album Worship Journal Live.   The new disc, the follow up to his 2014 hit CD I Will Trust was recorded last month in front of a standing room only crowd, marking Hammond’s first live recording in 17 years. Worship Journal Live hits stores and digital outlets on September 30th.

Hammond will introduce the music of the new album to audiences as he brings his ever popular Festival of Praise Tour to some 40 + cities across the US starting with the inaugural stop being October 5th  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining him on the tour this year is Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Regina Belle, Karen Clark Sheard, Casey J, and comedian Earthquake.

Thursday Throwback – Commissioned Memories

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

CommissionedWe like Thursdays.  Celebrating good times gone by, we remember the impact of one of Gospel music’s most influential acts, Commissioned.  These Detroit boys produced a string of hits that our forever in our hearts.  From the archives, we pull some amazing facts and via the wonderful world of youtube, we find some amazing footage of the group performing on Chicago’s Saturday Night Sing television program

Commissioned Influence

Interview with Fred Hammond

Gerard Bonner Commissioned Tribute

 

Fred Hammond Announces Dates For Festival Of Praise

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

FOP 16Fred Hammond announced the return of the ever popular Festival of Praise Tour, making its way across the country and visiting 2 dozen major cities. “FOP 2016 is going to be off the chain!,” Hammond said, adding, “ The thing I love about this tour is that no matter who you are or where you’ve come from, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, something is surely going to inspire you, and you’re going to want to come back again and again! You definitely don’t want to miss this so don’t be late because we’ve got an incredible show planned from beginning to end!”

This year’s lineup includes Hammond along with Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Regina Belle and Casey J.  Hammond also announced that his new CD will be released in October to coincide with the release of the FOP tour.

Gospel Artists React To the Passing Of Music Icon, Prince

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Prince Rogers Nelson passed away unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 57.  Having influences that defied genre, his presence will certainly be missed.  Gospel music’s best and brightest took to social media yesterday to express themselves.

Anthony Brown (FB)
Some news you just never think you’ll see or read..wow..I am literally speechless. Speechless. RIP to one of the greatest entertainers and artist to ever walk the face of the earth. Wow… Sincerely praying for his family. This hits home for all the music makers and dreamers.. (more…)

Fred Hammond Does Live Recording

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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Fred Hammond gets set for his first live recording since 1999. (more…)

Anthony Brown, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Cobbs, Travis Greene and More Round Out WOW 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016

WOW GOSPEL 2016 CoverWOW Gospel 2016 makes its return on January 29th featuring great gospel music from newcomers Travis Greene , The Walls Group , Geoffrey Golden , Casey J and mainstays Richard Smallwood, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann and others comprising 30 tracks.

The WOW Gospel series has sold over 8 million units with last year’s WOW Gospel 2015 #1 debut marking the 17th consecutive year of the compilation making its entry at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

Wardlaw Brothers Release Video for Come Through

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Wardlaw BrothersThe Wardlaw Brothers announced the release of a music video for their new single, Come Through.  Come Through has been warmly received by audiences and is making its way up the charts, landing in the top 20 on Billboard’s Gospel Singles Radio Chart.

The video directed by Aaron Williams (On Angels Wings, Preaching to the Pastor, The Pastor’s Secrets, Mama I Want to Sing) uses real life scenarios to send home a message of overcoming power through God.  “Our Come Through music video depicts stories that so many people are dealing with today, and in these times, our God is an All Relevant God who is able to heal any situation that we might face,” said Tony Wardlaw.

A full album from the Wardlaw Brothers will hit stores in the spring with cameo appearances from a number of gospel artists including Fred Hammond.