Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan McReynolds’

Allstate Gospel Superfest Headed to TV One

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Allstate GospelThe ever popular Allstate Gospel Superfest finds a new broadcast home at TV One  during the 2016 holiday season.  This show in its 18th year was founded and is produced by Bobby Cartwright, Jr. and  has had a syndicated run for 16 consecutive years.  This year’s celebration took place at  Coppin State University in Baltimore and featured performances from  J. Moss, Karen Clark Sheard, Jonathan Butler, Lonnie Hunter & Structure, Beverly Crawford, Jonathan McReynolds, James Hall & Worship & Praise, Tim Bowman, Jr., Dorinda Clark Cole, Alexis Spight, and Patrick Lundy’s Ministers of Music.

The reigning Queen of Gospel, Pastor Shirley Caesar was on hand to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and the two hour telecast is hosted by actress Vivica A. Fox.  Look for the Allstate Gospel Superfest debut in November with encore performances throughout the month of December.

 

Jonathan McReynolds Announces Elihu Nation Scholarships

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Jonathan McReynolds recently announced the creation of scholarships stemming from the launch of his new non profit initiative, Elihu NMcreynolds Life Musication.  Three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected college juniors, seniors, and grad students nationwide.  Interested applicants can check out the criteria and apply online via the www.elihunation.org website.

McReynolds came up with the idea of Elihu Nation for the young generation to find a deeper connection to the wisdom of God and serves as the basis for the Grammy nominated singer and songwriter’s continued efforts  to reach back into the community and connect audiences to God.

 

 

McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Tour Celebrates 10 Years

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Donald-Lawrence-2011-2Donald Lawrence returns in the post of music director as McDonalds gears up to celebrate the tenth season of its Inspiration Celebration tour.  The multi city event will cover 13 markets including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Greensboro, Houston, Jackson, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, Raleigh, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Fans can expect to hear the glorious sounds of the incomparable Karen Clark Sheard, Bishop Marvin Sapp, Jonathan McReynolds, Doug Williams, Canton Jones and Pastor Charles Jenkins.  Lonnie Hunter returns as host this year, complimented by the comedy antics of Christian Comedienne Small Fire.

“This tour has been a staple in the African American community for ten years. It is an honor to be part of this year’s lineup,” said Bishop Marvin Sapp. “Gospel music inspires, uplifts AND empowers like no other music can. I am proud to join my peers and friends in supporting the work of the Ronald McDonald House Charities while bringing joy, hope and encouragement to Gospel music fans around the country.”

Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds Nab Billboard Award Nominations

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music AwardsEntertainment One Music celebrates its own Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds for their Billboard Music Award nominations.  Erica Campbell was nominated in the Top Gospel Song category for “I Luh God” (feat. Big Shizz) from her album Help 2.0, while  Jonathan McReynolds’ nomination is in the Top Gospel Album category, for his sophomore album, Life Music: Stage Two.

Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational at eOne Music, says: “Congratulations to Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds on their Billboard Music Awards nominations! We celebrate the ongoing break-out success of their solo projects and inspiring impact that continues to reach such a wide range of fans.”

 

Jonathan McReynolds Announces New Non-Profit

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Jonathan McReynolds performs at BMI’s Gospel on the Park Brunch, held on June 7 at Park Tavern in Atlanta. Photo Credit: Prince Williams #BMIgospelbrunch

In an effort to create, promote and celebrate young seekers and carriers of wisdom, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jonathan McReynolds has announced the creation of Elihu Nation.  A non-profit, Elihu makes its debut in McReynolds hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and believes that “with God and adequate community, young people can avoid ignorance, shallow living and life-altering mistakes.”   (more…)

Kirk Franklin Wins Grammy, And Shares It!

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Kirk Franklin’s “Wanna Be Happy” was announced this evening as the Grammy winner in the category of Best Gospel Performance/Song(more…)

Entertainment One Collects 26 Stellar Nominations

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Dorinda neweOne Music counts its blessings as 10 artists collect some twenty six Stellar Award nominations in 19 categories for 2016.  And the nominees are: Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark Sheard, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, William McDowell, Derek Minor, Alexis Spight, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Super Mass Choir, and 3 Winans Brothers.

Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational, says: “Wow! It’s truly an honor for eOne Music to be recognized with 26 nominations from the Stellar Awards this year for such a range of incredible projects! We are proud to celebrate and support the milestone works and creative inspiration that everyone from Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds, to William McDowell, Karen Clark Sheard, Derek Minor and more continue to bring to fans across the world.”Mcreynolds Life Music

Charles Jenkins Shares Holiday Spirit With Gospel Friends

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

On the heels of a sucJenkins 9cessful Holiday Praise Thanksgiving Tour, Inspired People recording artist Pastor Charles Jenkins heads home to host a holiday TV taping.   The night of music will be recorded and edited for rebroadcast during Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.  A Celebration of Christmas will feature Grammy award winner Erica Campbell, native Chicago son Jonathan McReynolds, Deitrick Haddon and Brian Courtney Wilson.  The Holiday Praise New Year’s Party will feature performances from Casey J, Dorinda Clark Cole, Canton Jones and Donald Lawrence and Company.

Jonathan McReynolds Tours With India.Arie For Christmas

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

JonathanMcReynolds_Whole,single cover artJonathan McReynolds continues to deliver hope and inspiration with music from his Billboard chart topping CD Life Music:Stage Two.  The Chicago native delights his fans with the release of a  new lyric video for Whole, his single featuring India.Arie and prepares to visit a number of cities as part of Arie’s Christmas with Friends tour.

The tour will make stops in Washington, DC (December 14, Howard Theatre); New York, NY (December 15, Gramercy Theatre); Philadelphia/Glenside, PA (December 17, Keswick Theatre); Memphis, TN (December 20, Minglewood Hall); and Nashville, TN (December 21, Schermerhorn Symphony Center).

McReynolds will finish out the year with dates in Fresno and Oakland, California and begin the new year with a trip overseas to London, England.

Travis Greene Shows His Intentionality

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

With high profile performances at Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest and the BET All Star Sunday Best Finale, its no wonder that Travis Greene’s single Intentional would hit #1 on the Travis GreeneMediabase Gospel Singles Chart. Greene also made his way to Chicago last weekend to appear alongside Jonathan McReynolds at his birthday/CD release event.  Needless to say, his personal testimony and music ministry left the audience in awe.

“I’m thrilled at the success of this single,” said  Greene.  “It is a dream come true.  I just want to encourage the body of Christ and the world to know that everything God allows to happen is on purpose.”

While the EP is available on all digital retail outlets now, a full CD from Greene  entitled The Hill makes its way to stores and digital outlets on October 30th.