Posts Tagged ‘Jason Nelson’

Jesus Revealed By Jason Nelson

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Jason Nelson took us INNNWe are in love with behind the scenes footage and Pastor Jason Nelson affords us the opportunity to have a sneak peek into the making of his new CD Jesus Revealed.  Nelson new single I AM hits digital outlets on July 8th.   In the meantime, you can relive the majesty and the music here:

Recap: 2014 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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It’s arguably one of the most anticipated events of the Stellar Award Weekend.  Hundreds come from across the nation in anticipation of the sweet presence that always invades the room. For many it sets the tone for their year, and is a time to be uplifted and encouraged.  I’m writing about none other than the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon.

For the past 15 years the event has been hailed as the hottest ticket in town. The invitation only event is the brain child of BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton and her team. The idea was stemmed from other industries hosting events and parties to celebrate their legends. Brewton felt that Gospel music with its life changing power needed that as well. It was there that the luncheon was birthed and since its inception it continues to get better. Throughout the years the event has maintained its intimacy by gathering Gospel’s top artist, musicians, writers, and industry executives into one room. Each person in the room represents a brand and function that makes the industry work.

The anticipation and energy was high on January 15th as legends Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood were set to be honored. Despite the cold temperatures hundreds pressed their way to the Rocket Town venue for an afternoon of praise and worship. The presence was strong as you entered the beautifully decorated room. The lighting was warm and the center pieces shined brightly. Oprah Winfrey once stated, “Love Is In The Detail”, and that’s surely something that the BMI team believes. From the personalized invitations that were sent in the mail, to the seating assignments everything about the afternoon was excellence.

After the opening prayer by Bishop Joseph Walker of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, the coveted “BMI Most Performed Gospel Song Of The Year Award” was presented to Kirk Franklin. Franklin penned Tamela Mann’s smash single, “Take Me To The King”. Both Franklin and Mann took the stage tearful and Franklin shared how both him and Mann were friends since the age of 15. Tamela’s, “Best Days” album was nearly complete but Franklin insisted they save a slot for him on the album. That slot was the now ground breaking single, “Take Me To The King”. The song has spent over 20 weeks at #1 and the “Best Days” album remains in the Billboard Top 10. With the release of the Deluxe Edition the album is quickly headed to Gold Status. This win prepared Tamela for an amazing weekend , as the next day she won the Stellar Award for “Artist Of The Year”.

Hosts Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell greeted the attendees and the afternoon was underway. To honor the legendary Daryl Coley, BMI put together some of the most versatile and beastly vocalist to pay tribute to one of the best male vocalist of all time:

  • Floyd Wilkinson- “2nd Chronicles”
  • Earnest Pugh- “More Like Jesus”
  • Zacardi Cortez- “Jesus Saves”
  • Tasha Page Lockart- “He’s Preparing Me”
  • Jason Nelson- “Sovereign”
  • Pastor Beverly Crawford- “Can’t Tell It All”.

Pastor Beverly Crawford got the entire room in a shout as she took us to church on “Can’t Tell it All”. Zacardi Cortez’s rendition of “Jesus Saves” would be a refreshing radio hit as he breathe new life into the classic. Tasha Page Lockhart’s rendition of “He’s Preparing Me” brought forth testimony service. Host Erica Campbell explained how she listened to that song many years ago when her and her sister Tina were just starting out.  Jason Nelsons amazing tone on “Sovereign” made the song an even greater masterpiece. Donald Lawrence and Company sang heaven down holding the background  vocals along with the band.

To honor the maestro Dr. Richard Smallwood the following artist gave the following tributes:

  • Y’Anna Crawley- “Don’t Worry”
  • Donnie McClurkin- “Center Of My Joy”
  • Dorinda Clark Cole- “What He’s Done for Me”
  • Marvin Sapp- “Healing”
  • Yolanda Adams- “I Love The Lord and Total Praise”
  • Anyasha Figueroa and Timiney Figueroa- “Angels”

BMI VP Catherine Brewton announced this years luncheon will be available on CD as a compilation and released later in the year.  Yolanda Adams’s “I Love The Lord” was reminiscent of her powerful tribute to Whitney Houston at the NAACP Image Awards, and Anyasha and Timiney’s “Angels” brought a new light to the song as well as honored the previous version.  Keep it locked to GOSPELflava.com for updates concerning the 2014 BMI Trailblazers Compilation.

BMI and eOne Music’s ‘Trailblazers’ Album Debuts at #10 on Gospel Chart

Monday, November 4th, 2013

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Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and Entertainment One (eOne) Music  new release “Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live 2013” debut at #10 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. The album is a collection of live performances from the 2013 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon held on January 18th in Nashville, TN. The album was released on October 22nd and was a milestone for BMI as it was the company’s first ever recording and sets a standard for other performing right organizations. The album features live performances from Pastor Shirley Caesar, Donald Lawrence and Company, Jason and Jonathan Nelson, Kierra Sheard, and more. Recently, BMI held an invitation only release event in Atlanta that featured newly signed artist Anaysha singing  the leading single, “Holy One”.  The album is produced by music director Joe “Flip” Wilson and Donald Lawrence with BMI’s Catherine Brewton and Wardell Malloy serving as Executive Producers. The compilation is available online and in stores.

 

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BMI Hosts Album Release Party To Celebrate Trailblazers Album

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

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Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA will never be the same after the electrifying live performances at the BMI Trailblazers Album Release Party. Gospel’s elite traveled from all angles of the globe to celebrate the release of BMI’s first Trailblazer Gospel Compilation. The album is a collection of the live performances from the 14th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville, TN. This year honorees included award winning artist Edwin Hawkins, Tramaine Hawkins, and Kurt Carr.

To celebrate this accomplishment BMI and eOne Music hosted an invitation only album release party. The event was reminiscent of the luncheon, as Gospel’s elite gathered together in an intimate setting to worship and encourage one another. Isaac Carree was on hand to host the event Anyasha Figueroa- Cooper started the evening singing the lead single, “Holy One” accompanied by Donald Lawrence and Company. Jason and Jonathan nelson sang “I Need Your Spirit”, and Lisa Knowles did her rendition of “Oh My Soul Loves Jesus” which sent the place into a worship frenzy.

The BMI staff, under their leader Catherine Brewton had the Park Tavern venue decorated with soft lighting and warm colors. Catherine made it very clear this project was to celebrate Gospel music and its life changing message. She gave honor to Donald Lawrence, DeWayne Woods, and her team for working so diligently on producing this project. BMI plans to release next year’s luncheon as a compilation album as well. All proceeds from this album will go directly back to the composers of the songs.

 

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JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise Plan November Live Recording

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

jjhairston2Now comes word of a November 4th date set for the Live Recording of JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise. All roads will lead to the First Cathedral in Bloomfield, Connecticut. A number of guests will be on hand for the worship experience including Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark Sheard, VaShawn Mitchell and Pastor Jason Nelson.

Word and Worship – Nelson Style

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The Brothers Nelson (Jonathan and Jason) and their other siblings nelson-twins-cover-260x152announce the second annual Full Nelson Worship and Word Summit September 19-21 in Baltimore, Md.  Some of the country’s highly regarded psalmists,  prolific preachers and teachers will gather together for this time of impartation and fellowship.

“It is our vision to come together to impact God’s people with key tools for successful ministry as well as empowering a new generation to establish Kingdom principles and best practices in the 21st centuryNelson Word and Worship

Bishop Marvin Winans preaches on the first night with daytime sessions from Dr. Carolyn Showell, Mike Clemons and Pastor Hart Ramsey.  VaShawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard and The Walls Group will offer music during the nightly services.

Pastor Andrae Crouch Takes Top Honors at ASCAP Awards

Monday, July 1st, 2013

andrae-crouchThe music of Pastor Andrae Crouch was celebrated during the 26th Annual Rhythm and Soul Awards presented by ASCAP on June 27th.  Pastor Crouch’s composition, Let the Church Say Amen was lauded as ASCAP’s Top Gospel Song in 2012.  Rounding out the list for gospel were the following songs:

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TV Monitor Bobby Jones Gospel: Bryan Wilson, Dottie Peoples and Jason Nelson

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Dottie niceBryanBobby Jones Gospel returns to BET this Sunday with appearances from Dottie Peoples, Jason Nelson and Bryan Wilson.  Peoples is riding high with the February 12th release of her latest CD  I Got This and Wilson debuts his current radio single Expect You Now.  New artist Mary Glover also makes an appearance.  Bobby Jones Gospel airs on BET on Sundays.  Check your local listings for time and station in your area.

Billboard Releases Best of 2012 Lists Andrae Crouch, Charles Jenkins

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Billboard has released its year end charts and topping the Gospel Songs Chart is Let the Church Say Amen from Andrae Crouch featuring Marvin L. Winans followed by Awesome from Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago.  Rounding out the top ten are My Testimony (Marvin Sapp), Shifting the Atmosphere (Jason Nelson), After This (JJ Hairston and YP), I Won’t Go Back (William McDowell), I Feel Good (Fred Hammond) Still Able (James Fortune), Go Get It (Mary Mary) and One More Time (Zacardi Cortez featuring John P Kee).

The Year End most popular gospel songs are determined by radio airplay detections as measured by Nielsen BDS.

November Birthdays: Jason and Jonathan Nelson, Angie Spivey, Roderick Jemison

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November is bursting at the seams with Gospel birthdays.  Gospelflava sends birthday wishes to twins Jason and Jonathan Nelson (11/10), Angela Spivey and Roderick Jemison (11/9)