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New Mobile App and Tour Dates Announced For Kierra Sheard

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Karew Records recording artist Kierra Sheard is banking on girl power to propel her solo tour hitting the road in July.  Sheard took to social media to announce online auditions for her all girl band.  While the band is comprised of girls, Sheard extends an invitation for guys to enjoy the music of the tour.

“I want those thatKierra Kiki Sheard come, to leave feeling refreshed. Transparency, God, love, music, and more is what I’ll have to offer. I’ll have fun on this tour and do things that I’ve never done before. I will not be prohibited or stopped by anyone but God! I won’t worry about what’s said, I’m going for a raw experience! People don’t want fake experiences. They want what’s real. We all want to feel like we aren’t alone while doing this thing called “life,” says Kierra.

In addition, Sheard is excited about the release of her very own mobile app going live on May 12th.

On Pause With Bill Moss, Jr.

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Bill MossGOSPELflava caught up with Bill Moss, Jr. to talk for a minute about his upcoming recording, his famous family and heritage and the work he does at Moss Academy of Music.

GF: Bill, you come from good stock, talk about your beginnings

BMJ: Well, you are right, I am from a family of musicians.  My parents, Bill and Essie Moss traveled the country singing as part of Dad’s group, the Celestials.  My brother is J. Moss (no explanation needed).  My aunt, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, reared one of the greatest gospel acts in Gospel music today, The Clark Sisters.  Then there is the next generation with Kierra and J. Drew, so  as you can see, there was a whole household of music makers.

Since we were always surrounded by music, music kinda came naturally.  I can remember when I was 5 years old, Dad and his group were on the stage singing their hit, Already Been to the Water one evening and Dad jumped off the piano, and I just got on and began to play, I didn’t have a clue, hadn’t had a lesson and Dad hadn’t showed me anything so he was standing there in amazement and the audience was astonished;  that was my first public performance.  Dad seized the opportunity to start me in piano lessons, and shortly thereafter my brother J came along.  Soon the Moss Brothers singing group came to fruition.

J didn’t stick with piano very long, as he developed it became very obvious that he was gifted in the area of production and songwriting, and of course he is an amazing vocalist.  I continued my studies through high school and went to college and got a degree in music.  Everything that I learned I shared with my brother, that just added to his depth .

GF: Give us details about your upcoming live recording

BMJ:  I am honored to serve as Worship Pastor at the Third New Hope Baptist Church where Dr. EL Branch is our Senior Pastor.  It is our desire to capture the energy of the worship that we experience on Sunday morning, thus, the Songbook of Praise and Worship came to be.  We are doing about 7 or 8 covers and I have written about 5 or 6 songs, our intention is to get everybody singing and present to the world praise and worship as we experience it on any given Sunday.  Its going to be a great experience.Bill Moss jr

GF: Any words you would share with up and coming musicians?

BMJ: I’m glad you asked.  I founded the Moss Academy of Music in the year 2000 to provide music instruction to young people in the community.  We  offer instruction in piano, voice, organ, drums and guitar, I am pleased to say that we have done well going on 16 years now,  it gives me an opportunity to not allow my gift to die with me and to prepare future generations of musicians.

I always tell the musicians coming up to be wise, work in the area where you have been planted, be a part of the church where you give service, and don’t let everything be about making top dollar.  It seems the trend of thought among young musicians is “I gotta get paid because I have a gift and a little skill”, but a great number of them lack any real depth, they can’t read music and  don’t know the hymns of the church, can’t follow the preacher, etc.  Take the time to perfect your craft.  Go to school, learn the ministry that you are a part of, I always tell musicians, its alright to crawl before you walk, but you need to be humble.  Make God your focus.  I have been blessed to be a part of some great ministries and have both seen and experiened great growth.  The Bible is right, your gift will make room for you, but you have to allow yourself to be molded and shaped for the Master’s use.

 

Kierra Sheard Releases New EP

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Kierra LedKarew Records’ recording artist Kierra Sheard enlists help from her brother J Drew Sheard and producer Jor’Dan Armstrong for a new EP entitled Led released to iTunes on Friday November 20th.  Sheard had this to say about the release, “My goal is to give listeners a sound that they can take everywhere. I’m hoping to put God in people’s atmosphere and they not even know it until later. It’s something for in the meantime, but it’s fun and creative.”

Kierra continues to travel the country as part of the Tasha Cobbs One Place Live Tour, in addition to stops at various cities promoting her new line for full figured clothing line, Eleven60

Tasha Cobbs Embarks On One Place Live Tour With Kierra Sheard and William Murphy

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Tasha Cobbs One PlaceGet ready for the One Place Live tour as Grammy winner Tasha Cobbs celebrates the release of her Billboard chart topping CD with special guests Kierra Sheard and Pastor William Murphy.  The tour kicks off in Atlanta on November 10th  and continues through January 2016 with scheduled stops in Jacksonville, Houston and St. Louis.

One Place Live made its debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel albums chart upon its release.  The CD also was #28 on the Billboard 200 and Cobbs took home a win as the 2015 Gospel Artist of the year from the Dove Awards.

 

The Clark Sisters and Kierra Sheard Guest on Greater Emmanuel Live Recording August 17th

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

clark sisters glamDrew and KarenOf course, we knew it was bound to happen, and now we know when.  August 17th will more than likely go down as a historic moment when proud pastor Bishop J Drew Sheard presents the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Mass Choir in a live recording. If you remember, Greater Emmanuel’s 1994 CD The Sun Will Shine Again peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums charts and produced the radio hit Get the Glory. Of equal importance is the fact that Greater Emmanuel is the spiritual home of Detroit’s leading ladies,  The Clark Sisters (Karen Clark Sheard serves as first lady),  BET Sunday Best Judge Kierra Sheard and J Drew Sheard III.

As anticipated, the Clark Sisters and Kierra will make guest appearances on the CD and GEI minister of music and decorated producer Derrick Starks will share production duties with J Drew Sheard III.   Starks, who is a former music director for the Trumpet Awards and contributed to the Stellar Award nominated Temple of Deliverance Women’s Choir project is the composer of several chart topping compositions including So Many Times, He Brought Me and Take It Back (all recorded by Dorinda Clark Cole) which was celebrated by BMI as 2010’s Most Performed Gospel Song of the Year.

BET Sunday Best All Star Show Announced For Season Eight

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The ever popular BET Sunday Best program is getting in gear for a very special all star show.  Beginning April 1st through April 15th,  the public will be given a chance to vote Sunday-Best-09_aonline for their favorite contestants from the past 7 seasons, and the top 10 vote getters will be announced via the Season 8 premiere on Sunday, July 19th.

Early Christmas Gifts From Motown

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas as artists from Motown, Motown Gospel and Capitol Records join forces for Motown Christmas, the first collection of new Christmas recordings from tMotown Christmashe label in over 40 years. Leave it to producer in chief Aaron Lindsey to deliver masterful performances from the likes of India.Arie, Ne-Yo, Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful and Tye Tribbett, Kierra Sheard and more.

Look for the disc hitting stores at the end of September.

A Homecoming Welcome From Antonio Neal

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Antonio NealAward winning recording artist and producer Antonio Neal makes his Madison Line Records debut with Welcome Home, a 7 song EP set for release on October 21st. This release denotes a new beginning for Neal as he now heads the label and oversees day to day operations.

As an artist, writer and producer, he has sold more than five million albums having worked with Stacie Orrico, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, and Tyler Perry on his Diary of a Mad Black Woman soundtrack. Neal won two Dove Awards as a songwriter on “There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace” by Point of Grace and a Dove Award as the producer on This Is Me by Kierra “Kiki” Sheard.

At the heart of Welcome Home is the message of reconciliation.  “It’s the Prodigal Son–that’s the idea of Welcome Home, but it’s not just the parent-child relationship,” Neal says. “It encompasses many different kinds of relationships–with God, the Church, family relationships, friendships, even romantic relationships between husbands and wives.

 

Graceland Earns Kierra Sheard A #1 Debut On Billboard

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Its a #1 debut for KKierra Sheard Gracelandarew Records and Motown Gospel as Graceland, the new disc from Kierra Sheard debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  The album was also #33 on the Billboard 200.  Kierra participated in release events in both Atlanta and Charlotte and is making preparation for her 9th annual Bold Right Life convention which takes place on August 7-9 in Detroit.

Read our review of Graceland here: Kierra takes us to Graceland

Kierra Sheard Takes Grace On The Go

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

While we expectantly await the July release of Graceland, Kierra Sheard shows the world that she is not alloting any time to watch the grass grow. She is all about the business of brand awareness and impact.  This Kierra Sheard Gracelandweek, Sheard unveils a new hosiery line during a promotional stop in the Windy City.  This is in addition to her hosting a radio show, authoring Sing Girl Sing, a children’s book and hosting her annual Bold Right Life conference in August.