Posts Tagged ‘James Robinson’

Kingsbridge Records Signs Yanna Crawley

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

James RYAnna JBobinson announced the signing of Sunday Best Season 2 Winner Y’ Anna Crawley to his newly formed Kingsbridge Records.  A single, In You, hits national radio on May 20th produced by Aaron Sledge. Robinson had this to say about the signing, “It’s about vision, timing, and purpose. Y’Anna gets my vision and it’s definitely her time.”

Crawley expressed her sentiments this way: “I’m super excited, and grateful for my new label home. I’ve waited patiently for what appeared to be an eternity for this opportunity. This joRobinsonurney has been filled with ups and downs, peaks and valleys, highs and lows. I’ve fully embraced my call to the gospel industry. It is because of my commitment, there first, that I believe God is allowing opportunities to be presented in the market place for my gift to be shared . James willingly embraced my artistry on every level without the burden of me having to convince him of who I was. I’m no longer conflicted with who I am musically. I realize that it’s not contradictory to be a temple gift but yet be graced to operate in the main stream arena without compromise.”





Michelle Williams Celebrity Judge for Most Powerful Voices Competition

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Light Records Michelle Williams will serve as a celebrity judge for the American HeartAssociation/American Stroke Association’s 4th Annual Most Powerful Voices Gospel Competition.  The online gospel singing competition helps the association to educate people about stroke – the No. 4 cause of death and the leading preventable cause of disability in America.

The contest is open to independent artists, groups and choirs who sing gospel, holy hip hop, praise and worship music. Participants, who must be 18 years or older, may sign up at and upload a video or MP3 file by Jan. 31. Family, friends – and fans – have until April 5 to vote for their favorite artists. Those who register to compete or vote will receive lifesaving stroke information from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The grand prize winner will be announced April 30 and will receive:


  • Opportunity to perform in the Central Park Summer Stage Concert in New York City with Light Records artists
  • $2,500 for a trip to New York
  • $1,500 cash and a digital single on iTunes from Light Records
  • Personal coaching by a renowned Light Records gospel artist
  • $5,000 in musical instruments and gear from Roland Corporation
  • National recognition on GMC TV’s Digital Download of the week

The top 10 finalists and a lucky voter will also win prizes.

James Fortune’s New Label Signs to Light Records!

Friday, April 1st, 2011

James Fortune is bringing his new label “Fiya World Music” to Light Records and eOne Distribution. This  marketing deal will include the new material from James and his dynamic vocal group Fiya, as well as new artists that he plans to sign under the deal. James explains that “he respects the artist that are connected to Light Records and is excited about his future with them.”  We can expect new music from James Fortune and Fiya in early 2012 under the Fiya World Music Label. James Fortune was introduced to the Gospel world in 2005 with their album, “You Survived”, and followed later with the groundbreaking, “I Trust You”, and “I Believe”.

JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise To Continue Recording With Light Records

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

JJ Hariston and his powerful group Youthful Praise have given us songs that are becoming staples and classic in Gospel music. With  Songs like “Lord You’re Mighty”, and “Awesome God”, this talented musician has stayed true to his brand and flows effortlessly in the vein God has him in. The group started in 2004 with Light Records/Evidence Gospel and have decided  to renew their contract. JJ explains that this was more than just a “business” move. He considers the staff at Light Records to be his “extended family”, and is excited about all the great things to come.

JJ and Youthful Praise are scheduled to record another Live album this summer.

Get Ready for Verizon’s Brat Pack Reunion and Unsigned Artist Showcase!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Big events abound at GMWA 2010 in Cincinnati during the week of July 26, 2010. Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound presents the Brat Pack Reunion featuring Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard and Hezekiah Walker LIVE in concert Tuesday, July 27th.