Posts Tagged ‘John P. Kee’

Smokie Norful, Tamela Mann, John P Kee And LeCrae Headline McDonalds Gospel Tour

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

MCDONALD'S USA, LLC SMOKIE NORFULSmokie Norful and son Ashton will take their show on the road as part of McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour beginning May 9th in Washington, DC.  The Norfuls will be joined by Tamela Mann, John P. Kee, 2013 Grammy Award winner Lecrae and host Vickie Winans on the multi city tour.  In its 7th year, the tour touches the community through the power of Gospel Music as well as reinvesting in the community through the Ronald McDonald Charities.

Host Vickie Winans shared these sentiments: “Giving back to those around us is crucial, especially with the recent tough times our families and communities have faced. Now more than ever, our communities need to know we are there for them, and that’s something the McDonald‘s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour has set out to do. I’m honored to take part in the cause, and I look forward to brivickie-winans-1nging joy and laughter to everyone who attends the concerts.”


Tour dates and locations include:

  • May 9Washington, D.C., Ebenezer AME Church
  • May 10Philadelphia, Sharon Baptist Church
  • May 11Newark, McDonald‘s Gospelfest – Prudential Center
  • June 6Birmingham, Bill Harris Arena
  • June 7Atlanta, Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church
  • June 21Detroit, Second Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • June 22Chicago, Chicago Gospel Music Festival
  • July 3Louisville, Full Gospel Baptist Conference
  • August 30Dallas, MegaFest

Heaven Rejoices: Ethel G. Shannon Makes Her Transition

Friday, January 25th, 2013



Pastor John P. Kee’s beloved grandmother has made her transition. But Kee says “Heaven is rejoicing, the angels are singing and they saints are welcoming her home.” Mrs. Shannon’s voice can be heard on various VIP Recording projects and most recently on the Legacy Project released by Kee in 2012.  Though she departed this life at exactly 8pm tonight, Kee says he and his family are preparing for a celebration. “She was a woman of wisdom and a woman of strength that literally raised all sixteen of us. When we really understand that in transition we are better off. It’s okay to cry and deal with the human side. My physical man wanted to be sad but I promise you I could not find that emotion. We know that we are not to live forever, but are on loan to fulfill the promise.”

Celebration services for Charlotte, NC and Durham, NC are pending and will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor – 3137 Fayetteville Street – Durham, NC 27707 – 919-682-3276

We are praying with the Kee family and celebrate the life and legacy of Mrs. Ethel G. Shannon. 

Mondays News and Noteworthy

Monday, November 19th, 2012


In our new feature covering the “Word on the Street”.

 Mali Music tweeted about being in the studio with Jennifer Hudson while John P Kee took time away from his Life and Favor Tour to go in the studio and complete a mix on San Franklin.  Pastor Kee tweeted about a new single with Hezekiah Walker and the possibility of a Brothers Tour featuring Kee, Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett  and Fred Hammond.

The reviews are coming in strong for the B Chase Williams and the Shabach Choir (Take A Trip) live recording and DVD taping on Saturday in Atlanta with special guest MC VaShawn Mitchell and guest soloist Ms. Kim McFarland.

Israel Houghton’s Jesus at the Center Tour made its way to the First Baptist Church of Glen Arden in the DC/MD area where Stephen Hurd serves as Senior Pastor of Worship.   You can find an unplugged acoustic worship and an insightful word on Worship from Israel Houghton on Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church website:

Steven Hurd was in the motor city  on Friday as the gospel community kicked off the dedication and celebration for The WORD Network’s new state of the art studio and world headquarters. Broadcast live during a very special Rejoice in the WORD , music was rendered by Marvin Sapp, Damita Haddon, Lisa Page Brooks, Lexi, Wess Morgan, Tim Stevens and others.

The Mary Mary Go Get It Tour made its final stop in Hampton, VA at the Hampton Coliseum.  The tour also featured Isaac Carree, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy and VaShawn Michell.  While the DC stop on the tour was postponed, the tour picks back up in Spring 2013 with additional cities and dates.



Isaac Carree’s Uncommon Me Gets 5 Stellar Nominations

Saturday, October 27th, 2012


It doesn’t seem like it has been 20 years since Isaac Carree first burst on the scene as a front man for John P. Kee’s New Life Community Choir.  We remember those days well when Isaac, Lowell Pye and John P. Kee would carry the day through hit songs Wash Me, Wave It Away and Jesus Is Real. Issac would go on to be a founding member of the group Men of Standard in addition to singing with Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship as well as backing Michelle Williams and Kirk Franklin.

Today, Isaac Carree can add a new chapter in his list of accomplishments, as he is a Stellar award nominee for his first solo project.  And we couldn’t be more happier.  Its a wonderful opportunity for us to put some of our favorite Isaac moments that you will hear below.

Congratulations Isaac from your friends at Gospelflava.

Isaac Carree – Total Nominations 5
New Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, Contemporary Male of the Year, Urban Inspirational Single or Performance and Music Video of the Year

Highlights of the Nominations & Honorees For The 27th Annual Stellar Awards

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The 27th Annual Stellar Awards are right around the corner and we have some highlights for you as we take a journey on the “Road To The Stellars“.

Vashawn Mitchell is leading this year’s nominations list with 10 nominations!! Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Deitrick Haddon, Earnest Pugh, and Rance Allen are top nominees  amongst this year. Honorees this year include: Pastor John P. Kee (James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award) , Vy Higginsen (Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award), and Dorothy Norwood (The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award). Some standouts on the nominee list include: Independent Artist Wess Morgan, Christian Hip Hop artist Lecrae, Season 2 Sunday Best Winner Y’Anna Crawley, and the return of  the beloved Trinitee 5:7.

We’re looking forward to performances from: James Fortune & FIYA, Jessica Reedy, Kirk Franklin, Richard Smallwood, Lecrae, Kim Burrell, Ricky Dillard, Da’Truth and more!! Stay with us as we continue to take you on the “Road To The Stellars” over the next few months leading up to the big event on Saturday January 14th, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.