Posts Tagged ‘Kerry Douglas’

Kathy Taylor, Luther Barnes and Byron Cage Headline Gospel Mix Tour

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Gospel Mix 2016The Gospel Music Workshop of America will play host to the first stop of the Gospel Mix 2016 Tour, taking place on Sunday, July 24th in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.

This year’s tour brings together legends Luther Barnes and The Canton Spirituals with Kathy Taylor, Earnest Pugh, Byron Cage and choir master Ricky Dillard. Joining the praise party are Gospel favorites Zacardi Cortez, James Fortune, the trio Half Mile Home, quartet king Damon Little and others.

The music of the Gospel Mix Tour makes up this year’s installment of the Top Ten best-selling album “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix 2016” that features chart-topping hits such as Zacardi Cortez’ “#YDIA,” Damon Little’s “I Won’t Be Defeated,” Byron Cage’s “Like No Other” and Half Mile Home’s “More Than Enuff.

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.

 

Kerry Douglas Honored at International Leadership Awards

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Kerry Douglas can be easily described as a hitmaker. Among his many successes are Evelyn Turrentine-Agee’s “God Did It” , Earnest Pugh’s “Rain on Us” Kerry, James Fortune & FIYA’s “I Trust You” and Keith Wonderboy Johnson’s “Send A Revival” . In honor of his many contributions and achievements, Douglas will be honored during the International Financial and Leadership Summit.

“It’s a blessing to receive my flowers while I’m still alive,” Douglas jokes. “God has been good to me and allowed me to work with some really talented artists. I’m also excited to be out on the road every week and seeing new talents out there that I hope to develop and sign for my next Gospel Mix CD.”

“Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix Vol. VI” recently debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and features the radio smash “1 on 1” by Zacardi Cortez. Tamela Mann, Ruben Studdard, Rev. Paul Jones and others round it out with classic gospel songs alongside future gems by Lalah Hathaway, Bryan Wilson, Ted Winn and Earnest Pugh.

The event takes place Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. at the J.W. Marriott Galleria, 5150 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX.

Kerry Douglas’ Gospel Mix VI In Billboard Top Ten

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Kerry Douglas New CDGospel Mix VI, the new compilation from Billboard’s #1 independent gospel CEO Kerry Douglas debuts at #9 on this week’s Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

“This is the best gospel mix yet,” Douglas says of the 15-track project that features dynamic performances by Tamela Mann, Ruben Studdard, James Fortune & FIYA, and others. The digital version includes five bonus songs by rising artists such as Kenny Smith and Derrick Horne.

In addition to Zacardi Cortez’ Top Ten radio smash “1 on 1” , the CD features Bryan Wilson’s “It Will Happen” and Ted Winn’s “You Are The Reason.” There’s an amazing mash up between Lalah Hathaway, Zacardi Cortez and Earnest Pugh on “Every Promise.” There are also rare classics such as Rev. Paul Jones’ “I Won’t Complain,” Greg O’Quin’s “I Told The Storm” and “Praises Go Up” by Jimmy Hicks featuring Le’Andria Johnson

New Music From Ted Winn

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Following onTed the heels of God Believes In You and The Lifter, Stellar Award winner Ted Winn makes ready for the release of his new single, You Are The Reason featuring the vocal stylings of his new group, Perspective.

Winn had this to say of the song’s origins: “I wrote, `You Are The Reason’ based on a few things. First, I wanted to express my gratitude and write a song to God. As I reflected on my first solo CD project – Balance, I realized that I mostly write songs that speak directly to people. However, with the first single from my forthcoming project, I wanted to change that up. Second, I wanted to write a song, with what I felt was a simple, clear message and a memorable melody. I wanted the listeners to be able to immediately identify with the song based on their own experience. Third and finally, I wanted to create a universal theme. I believe we can all attest to the fact that God is the reason we live and that we are grateful not only for what He’s done, but the fact that he keeps bringing us through.”

You are the Reason is the second radio single from Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI, the new all star compilation hitting stores September 3rd.

Sneak Peek – Bryan Wilson It Will Happen For Me

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Bryan WilsonGOSPELflava offers an advance listen of It Will Happen For Me,  the new single from Bryan Wilson featured on Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI being released to digital outlets on August 20th and physically in stores nationwide on September 3rd.

It Will Happen is the advent of a new season in Wilson’s life and ministry.   “I’ve been trying for years to define who I am as an adult artist versus the kid who did all the high notes and runs with the Mississippi Children’s Choir,” Wilson says. “I’m proud of that period of my life and it’s amazing how many gospel and R&B artists tell me their parents made them study that old video of me singing `His Eye is on the Sparrow’ so they could become singers themselves. However, I’m really excited that I’ve been writing my own music and collaborating with other people to create a new sound that represents this season of my life.”

The track is one of twenty songs from Gospel Mix VI which also features music from Ruben Studdard, Zacardi Cortez, Tamela Mann and more.

Worldwide Music Announces New Distribution Deal

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Worldwide Music , the indie label that introduced the world to the likes of Earnest Pugh and James Fortune has signed a distribution agreement with RED Distribution.  “I’m excited aboutKerry Douglas New CD working with RED because I think that together we’re going to take gospel to new heights,” says CEO Kerry Douglas. “RED is opening a door for us to the mainstream and we’re not walking but running through it because – with all the troubles people are going through – we want the world to experience the joy and inspiration that gospel music brings.” RED President Bob Morelli echoes the sentiment. “We are pleased to get a second chance to work with Kerry and Worldwide Music, Inc.,” he notes. “We all saw the amazing job WWM did for Billboard 2012 #1 Gospel Artist James Fortune and we are anxious to repeat that success together on behalf of rising stars like Zacardi Cortez, Ted Winn and Bryan Wilson. WWM fulfills our desire to work with the very best in the Gospel Music genre.”

The first project under the new deal is the “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI” CD that hits stores everywhere on August 20th. It continues Douglas’ best-selling “Gospel Mix” series of compilation CDs that introduced the world to artists such as James Fortune & FIYA and Earnest Pugh. The new collection features stellar songs by Tamela Mann, Ruben Studdard and James Fortune & FIYA.

New Music From Zacardi Cortez

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Zacardi-Cortez-BiographyZacardi Cortez follows up the spring 2012  release of his best-selling solo debut , “Zacardi Cortez: The Introduction” (Worldwide Music Inc.) with a new radio single, and its taking flight.   “1 on 1,”bows at #22 on this week’s Mediabase gospel chart and Billboard magazine Hot Gospel Songs chart. The digital single was released to online music retailers on July 2.

“The song is about spending one on one time with God,” says the Houston native. “We all go through those times when we just have to put everything else aside – turn off the TV, put the video game down, stop taking phone calls – and just concentrate on our relationship. It can be your relationship with your girlfriend, your child or God. We all need that one on one time with the ones we love to let them know that we do love them and that’s the real message of the song.” 1 on 1 serves as the anchor for “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI,” scheduled for release on August 20, 2013 featuring music from Tamela Mann, Ruben Studdard, Ted Winn, James Fortune & FIYA, Bryan Wilson, Earnest Pugh, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Damon Little, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee and a host of up and coming artists.