Posts Tagged ‘John P. Kee’

Eight Dove Award Nominations For Motown Gospel

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Timmy BowmanMotown Gospel was well represented during the nominees announcement for the for the 47th Annual Dove Awards.  Tasha Cobbs received four nominations for her One Place Live CD, including Gospel Artist of the Year and Urban Worship Album of the Year She also picked up nominations for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year “Put A Praise On It,” and Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year “Fill Me Up.” 

John P. Kee, received two nominations for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for “Level Next.” 

The remaining two nominations for the label went to Janice Gaines and Lifestyle Music’s Tim Bowman Jr. who were both nominated in the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year for “Wait On You,” and “I’m Good”

Catching Up With Erick Matthews

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Back in the 90s when choirs reigned supreme, we got to know the music by the individuals who gave them light and life.  Such an individual is Erick Matthews.  Matthews is prominently known for contributing leErick Matthewsad to Let Us Praise and Worship Him from John P Kee’s VIP Mass Choir hit CD Stand.  He would guest on other John P Kee projects including Special Christmas Gift and Strength both with the New Life Community Choir.  His solo debut,  Friend For Always was released in 1997 and he helped out his sister Drea Randle making an appearance on her debut CD Oooh Wee in 1998, followed by the release of his second solo project No Fear In Me which GOSPELflava reviewed here.

Collaborations with Prime Minister, BBJ, MC Hammer and Ben Tankard would lead to additional doors of opportunity being opened as well as the release of a third album Life Captured in 2008.

Today, the singer/songwriter finds himself with added responsibilities including worship leader, author, speaker,  husband and  dad.  Through it all, he still has time to make a statement through his music, releasing a new single entitled Power earlier this summer and makes plans for a full album within the coming months.

Tyscot Records Reissues Inner City Mass Choir Debut Project

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Inner City Mass Choir HeavenTyscot Records takes us back to the heyday of choirs with the digital reissue of Heaven, the debut project of John P. Kee’s Inner City Mass Choir.  Originally released in 1996, Kee was adjusting to his new role as pastor in North Carolina and introduced the group as the extension of an outreach initiative of his church.  The disc yielded great radio songs including  “God of Mercy” (aka Rain on Us) and “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is.”

John P Kee Signs With Motown Gospel

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Gospel icon John P Kee joins the ranks of Smokie Norful, Tasha Cobbs, Tye Tribbett and VaShawn Mitchell in becoming a part of the Motown Gospel family.  Kee is preparing for the release of Level Next, his 25th album scheduled for release on September 25th, 2015.John Kee

“John P. Kee is a man on a mission. He could rest on his legendary musical accomplishments of the last 35 years, but instead he continues to write and produce compelling music with the passion of a brand new artist,” said Ken Pennell, President, Gospel Music, Capitol Christian Music Group. “At Motown Gospel, we are honored to partner with him as he takes his ministry and music to the next level.”


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 Gordons Do Gospel In A Big Way

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

We got our first exposure to the Gordons via their debut on the “John P. Kee Presents: The New Artist Showcase” CD (Verity Records) with “Can’t Take No More” in 2005. Since that time, the familyGordons couch group from the lone star state of Texas have been winning fans over with their unique blend of traditional quartet harmonies and contemporary gospel style.  Securing a national distribution deal with Central South, The Gordons are now preparing for the release of their CD Project Love on their very own Airtone Entertainment label in early 2015.

Their single, Like You is making lasting impressions impacting radio and is available on iTunes and Amazon.   All we can add is make sure you get a good seat to enjoy the ride.

Zacardi Cortez Wows Audiences During Stellar Weekend

Monday, January 20th, 2014

What a weekend it was for Zacardi Cortez. The soulful singer paid tribute to gospel legend Daryl Coley covering the Coley classic Jesus Saves at the annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon and then performed his latest hit “1 on 1” on the 29th annual Stellar Awards on Saturday eve20140120-222330.jpgning. Cortez garnered praise from fans and fellow comrades in the Gospel community.

“Zacardi is the best singer in America today,” says Worldwide Music, Inc. CEO Kerry Douglas. “I have no doubt that he will be one of the biggest artists the gospel world has ever seen.” “1 on 1” is now #1 on this week’s Mediabase Gospel chart and remains at #2 for the sixth week on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart. Cortez’ forthcoming CD “Reloaded” will be released in March.


Banner Year for McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

63891-Vickie-Winans-originalThe 2013 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Tour set a record raising more than $83,000 supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).  This year’s tour was hosted by Vickie Winans and featured Smokie Norful and son Ashton, Lecrae and John P. Kee with Tamela Mann in select cities.  The mission of the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is to bring service, encouragement and entertainme63891-Tamela-Mann-originalnt to communities while emphasizing the importance of giving back.  The tour kicked off in May in Washington, DC and made stops in Philadelphia, Newark, Birmingham, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and Louisville before culminating in Dallas August 30 at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest.

2013 Soul Train Nominees Announced

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Tasha_Cobbs_Single_FINALThe 2013 Soul Train Awards honoring both the artists and the music that they make will take place on November 8th, 2013 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards show will honor artists in 12 different categories. Artists in the category for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance are: (more…)

Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation Bows June 11th

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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Bishop Hezekiah Walker once again teams up with producer Donald Lawrence for Azusa: The Next Generation.  The CD, featuring the hit single Every Praise releases on June 11th and features guest performances from Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Deitrick Haddon, Pastor John P. Kee and former Love Fellowship Crusade Choir lead soloist Timiney Figueroa Caton.