Posts Tagged ‘Kirk Franklin’

RCA Inspiration Heads West To Nashville

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

RCA Inspiration announced a shift of operations as the label home to mega Gospel superstars Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, MarvinRCA Inspiration Sapp, Le’Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond and more will now exist under the umbrella of the Nashville based Provident Music Group division of Sony Records.

Terry Hemmings, President and CEO of Provident Music Group, says: “Provident Music Group is delighted to welcome RCA Inspiration, and their incredible lineup of artists whose ever-evolving and diverse sounds have continued to make such an impact on Gospel and inspirational music. They mark a valuable addition to Provident Music Group’s ongoing growth and shared vision in delivering wide-ranging and uplifting entertainment across the world.”

Michael Bethany Releases Solo Project

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Michael Bethany has been aBethany Album Cover fixture on the music stage for some 15 years, working with top Gospel acts including Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, Myron Butler and Kirk Franklin.  The singer/songwriter and worship leader  comes into his own with the release of  Yours Forever, his debut CD across digital outlets.  The Stellar Award nominated songwriter and BMI Award recipient collaborates with Calvin Rogers and Phillip Feaster to produce 11 tracks that run the gamut of musical styles from high-energy praise, intimate worship, artistic, and intense gospel.

Leading people into worship has become a passion for Bethany as he travels around the globe helping people to experience God’s presence.  The Dallas, Texas resident finds great joy in his post as Executive Director of Worship at the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church under the leadership of senior pastor, Dr. Tony Evans.

Bethany will make several appearances in support of the CD’s release including this year’s EK Bailey Preaching Conference in Dallas.

New Album From Tamela Mann September 9

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Tamela One Way CoverWith God Provides making its way to the top of the radio charts, TIllyMann Music Group sets the date of September 9th as the release date for One Way, the new project from multiple award winning songstress and actress Tamela Mann.  “This project has been a labor of love,” Tamela said. “Songs by some of the top writers and producers from different genres all came together to fit into a beautiful puzzle. I believe this album is going to encourage so many – wherever they’re at. I hope people will open their hearts to receive the message of the songs and let His word speak into their life.”

One Way is produced by Myron Butler and David Mann with production assistance from Kirk Franklin,  Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin and Timbaland.

123 Victory Brings Kirk Franklin Another #1 Hit

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

kirk-franklinGospel Superstar Kirk Franklin gains another #1 with “123 Victory” hitting the top spot on the Mediabase Gospel radio chart.  “123 Victory”is the follow up single to “Wanna Be Happy?” and both come from Losing My Religion, his eleventh studio album.

Franklin has been greeting fans in sold out venues across the country in his  20 years in One Night Tour .  The last leg of the tour visits Alabama, Georgia and Massachusetts before the finale in Baltimore, Maryland at the Lyric Opera House on June 19th.

Powerful Moment During Kirk Franklin Tour Stop

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Kirk FranklinGrammy Award Winning Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin has kicked off the second leg of his,  Twenty Years in One Night Tour.  Before going on a brief hiatus, the tour hit several cities across the country and opened to rave reviews. The tour has been filled with special appearances from Tasha Cobbs, Marvin Sapp, Geoffrey Golden, and others.  During the Jacksonville stop this past weekend, Franklin gave the microphone to Josiah “Jojo” Martin during his song, “Intercession”.

Martin is a newly signed artist to Grammy Winner PJ Morton’s label, Morton Records, and has been a background vocalist, writer, and producer in the music industry for over a decade. While Martin did his ad-lib parts the song became very personal. For the past three years he’s battled kidney disease and is currently on the waiting list to receive a new one. At the age of 31 the disease has had a profound impact on his health and he’s currently undergoing dialysis treatment. To support JoJo during his medical crisis, you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/luuou8

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Kirk Sweeps Billboard

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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Kirk Franklin walked away with the three gospel category awards handed out at last night’s Billboard Music Awards.  Franklin with his latest project, Losing My Religion,  won the awards for Top Gospel Song, Top Gospel Album and Top Gospel Artist.

Multiple Billboard Music Award Nominations for RCA Inspiration

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Travis GreeneRCA Inspiration continues to hold its own as a Gospel music leader with a total of 7 nominations in the gospel categories for the Billboard Music Awards.  Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp are joined by newcomer Travis Greene as nominees for Top Gospel Artist.  Kirk Franklin received three nominations across all three Gospel categories, Marvin Sapp has two nominations, and Travis Greene also received two nominations.

Bishop Marvin Sapp received a nomination in the Top Gospel Album category, for his tenth solo project You Shall Live, while Travis Greene was nominated in the Top Gospel Song category for his Grammy nominated radio single Intentional.

Kirk Franklin’s 20 Years In One Night Tour Summer Dates Announced

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

kirk-franklinKirk Franklin’s celebration of 20 years of music gets it second wind as the multiple award winning artist announced dates for the summer beginning on June 3rd in Augusta, Georgia.  Twelve additional cities were added to the tour with tickets going on sale on April 1st.

 

20 Years in One Night Tour Schedule – Summer Leg:

June 3rd                       Augusta, GA               James Brown Arena

June 4th                       Durham, NC               Durham Performing Arts Center

June 5th                       Jacksonville, FL          Time – Union Center

June 9th                       Tulsa, OK                    Brady Theatre

June 10th                     Austin, TX                   ACL Live at Moody Theatre

June 11th                     New Orleans, LA        Orpheum Theatre

June 12th                     Mobile, AL                  Saenger Theatre

June 14th                     Birmingham, AL        Alabama Theatre

June 15th                     Savannah, GA             Savannah Civic Center

June 17th                     Rochester, NY            Main Street Armory

June 18th                     Dorchester, MA         Strand Theatre

June 19th                     Baltimore, MD           The Lyric Opera House

The Glory Album Hits Billboard R & B Chart

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

ChristonGray_2Fo Yo Soul Recordings celebrated the news that The Glory Album, the new release from Christon Gray made its debut at #5 on the Billboard R & B Chart.   “We can’t tell you how excited we are that people are connecting to this incredible artist we have in Christon Gray,” said Kirk Franklin.  “The Glory Album” is music for the mind body and soul.”

The Ohio based writer/singer and producer continues to amaze and wow audiences with stellar performances this month including opening for the BET Honors awards show and being named among ESPN’s Music Artists of The Month.

Christon Gray Talks To GOSPELflava

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

CG_GLORY_FINAL_300Columbus, Ohio based writer, singer, rapper, and producer Christon Gray shared a moment with GOSPELflava to talk about the release of his second solo project The Glory Album, the success of WLAK and joining the Fo Yo Soul family.  Here’s what he had to say:

GOSPELflava: Hey Christon, it seems that this new album is causing a bit of a buzz.  How would you define this project?

Christon Gray: Well, I’m not ashamed to say I think the album is good. It’s an album that doesnt just fit in one category.  The record dropped on Friday,March 11th and since then,  I’m hearing all sorts of positive feedback, people are overwhelming me with how much they love the album, it was sitting at the top of the R & B/Soul charts on iTunes for the first 3 days of its release and  number 10 overall as well as charting on the Christian and Gospel charts , so its been encouraging to see that. The concept of the album is Chris continuing his story from School of Roses and also just trying to find my place in God’s glory and the glory He has to reveal in me, so that journey from glory to glory is what you hear in the album. (more…)