Posts Tagged ‘Hezekiah Walker’

Eone Collects 15 Nominations For Dove Awards

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better-Album CoverEntertainment One Music (eOne Music) leads the pack collecting 15 Dove Award nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards.with 2 artists nominated in the category of Gospel Artist of the Year and 3 artist nominations in the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.

“Congratulations to all of our honorees! We’re excited for them to be recognized. They’ve all had an incredible year delivering their music, message and ministry to the masses! We consider this a great accomplishment for each of them!” says Stephania Andry-Wilkinson (Senior Director of Marketing, Urban Inspiration – Entertainment One Music Nashville)

eOne Music’s nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards:

DEITRICK HADDON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Masterpiece

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “Be Like Jesus”

 

HEZEKIAH WALKER

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Better”

 

JAMES HALL WORSHIP & PRAISE

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – WAP New Era

 

JAPAN MASS CHOIR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Powerful

 

JONATHAN McREYNOLDS

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Life Music: Stage Two

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

 

JONATHAN NELSON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Fearless

 

SHIRLEY CAESAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” (ft. Anthony Hamilton)

 

TODD DULANEY

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Anthem”

 

WILLIAM McDOWELL

URBAN WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Sounds of Revival

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Spirit Break Out”

Better Makes Its Debut At Number 1

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better-Album CoverBishop Hezekiah Walker is all smiles as his latest CD Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better makes its debut at #1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Albums chart,a #3 debut on Billboard’s Top Christian & Gospel Albums chart and enters the Billboard 200 chart at #88.

“Better,” the lead hit single has maintained the #1 position on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart for ten consecutive weeks while holding the top spot on the Billboard Gospel Digital Songs chart for three consecutive weeks.

New Music From Tyler Perry Alum Maurice Lauchner

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Singer and actor Maurice Lauchner grew up believing “a man’s gift will make room for him and bring him before great men”.  Knowing he possessed a gift of being able to connect with audiences, the NY native took God at His word and waited patiently for the doors of opportunity to open.  Lauchner’s acting opportunities included  roles on The Cosby Show and in the documentary on the life of Emmit Till, but his work in the Tyler Perry stage plays Madea Christmas, Aunt Bam’s Place and Madea Gets a Job brought him national recognition.

Lauchner releLauchner Cover 1ased an CD of hymns in 2009 and was eager to begin work on a new album when he was introduced to the new song, Can’t Live Without You.  The song caught his attention.   “I heard Can’t Live Without You and was immediately taken with the song’s refrain”, states Lauchner.  “I called Estee Bullock (Hezekiah Walker) and sang the chorus to him over the phone and in about a week, he called me back with some verses he had written.  It was then that I knew we were ready to record this track.  Looking over my life and all of the things that me, my wife and children have been through, I know that I couldn’t have made it without the Lord, so the song has a real personal meaning to me.   The Apostle Paul reminds us that in Him (GOD) we live, move and have our being.  As we live, we will encounter struggles in life. but how you go through your struggle determines how you will come out of it.  God allows struggles to bring back into focus that He is our way out.  He has our back, knows our future and He really loves us.  He gives purpose to our lives and gives us reason to live.

Can’t Live Without You hits digital outlets on July 4th.

Hezekiah Walker Prepares Us For Better July 22nd

Friday, June 10th, 2016

“The central theme of the album is that regardless of your situation, things will get better. We’re living in a world of uncertainty. We’re all going through certain things. It’s a season where we need encouragement. My aim is to go around the world to put this into the atmosphere.” Bishop Hezekiah Walker
Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better-Album Cover

Grammy and Stellar Award Winner and recent GMA Hall of Fame inductee Bishop Hezekiah Walker readies the world for the release of his 15th album produced by Donald Lawrence entitled Azusa The Next Generation 2 – Better. Led by the title track and radio single, Better has taken hold of the country seizing the #1 spot on Billboard’s radio chart.

The album is the follow up to the 2013 Azusa The Next Generation which gave the world the amazing hit, Every Praise.  Azusa 2 is available now for pre order on iTunes and Amazon.

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.

Bishop Hezekiah Walker Honored By GMA

Friday, May 13th, 2016

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Earlier this week, Bishop Hezekiah Walker was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Grammy Award-winning gospel artist was honored along with singer/songwriter Russ Taff; founder of Christian Copyright Licensing International, Howeard Rachinski, and other industry luminaries.

The honorees were celebrated with tributes and performances from Lady Antebellum’s Hillary, Richard Smallwood, JJ Hairston, Michael English, Amy Grant and Pastor Donnie McClurkin. You can view the ceremony when it airs on JUCE TV June 5 at 10p .

James Cleveland Award Honors The Legacy of Olanda Draper

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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The 2016 James Cleveland Award will celebrate the heyday of the choirs with a posthumous honor for Olanda Draper. Olanda Draper (more…)

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.

 

Gotta Have Gospel Christmas Collection Hits Stores

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

GHG Oh Holy NightIts beginning to sound a lot like Christmas!  Holiday favorites from Yolanda Adams, Anthony Brown & Group therapy, Commissioned, James Fortune & FIYA, Ayana George, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Whitney Houston, Joe, John P. Kee & The New Life Community Choir, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Tarralyn Ramsey, Richard Smallwood and Hezekiah Walker round out the Gotta Have Gospel! Christmas Oh Holy Night CD release from RCA Inspiration and Integrity Music. The disc is now available on all digital outlets and in stores.

The Works Of Melvin Crispell Celebrated

Friday, May 30th, 2014

We are at WARWhile remembered for his work with A-list artists such as James Hall, Tye Tribbett and Hezekiah Walker, Melvin Crispell was involved in dozens of independent projects, many of which we have reviewed and listed below:

Tunesha Crispell, Just As I Am

United Voices in Praise, Abide With Me

Cheryl James & Voices of Worship, Live

Lorraine Stancil, Holy Is the LambJust as I am

Tony Moore & Jehovah’s Chosen

Jason Hendrickson, Let Your Mercies

Bishop Andrew J. Ford II and The Anointed Voices of Ford Memorial Temple,
Live At Ford Memorial

James Hall & Worship and Praise, We Are At War
Rev. Timothy Wright & The NY Fellowship Reunion Choir II,
Live in New York

James Hall & Worship and Praise, Live at Foxwoods

 

Tye Tribbett & G.A., StandOUT

Hezekiah Walker & The LFCC, Family Affair

Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Choir, Family Affair II – Live at Radio City Music Hall