The 2013 Essence Festival heads to the Crescent City, New Orleans, Louisiana on the weekend of July 4th through July 7th. This year, the Get Lifted All Star Gospel Tribute honors Gospel music icons Tramaine Hawkins and Donnie McClurkin. Scheduled performers include Bishop Lester Love and the City of Love, Yolanda Adams, Michelle Williams, Amber Bullock, Tasha Cobbs, Bishop Noel Jones, Tyronne Foster and The Arc Singers, Kurt Carr, Isaac Carree, Kim Burrell and many more.
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TV One will air Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound Road to Gospel Greatness: The Finale hosted by Light Records’ Michelle Williams on Sunday, March 31, at 10 PM/ET. The one-hour television special will feature performances by each of the regional finalists as well as the announcement of the grand prize winner. The choirs were judged based on their winning performances at the regional shows by a distinguished panel of judges in the gospel music community that included CeCe Winans, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker and James Robinson from Light Records.
Open the April 8th edition of Jet Magazine and you will find a mini “gospel edition”. Jet covers the addition of Michelle Williams and the Sheard family to the reality tv genre as well as profiling up and coming Gospel artists including Grammy and Stellar nominated artist Anita Wilson, Kirk Franklin latest proteges The Walls Group, Teadshii Jonathan McReynolds and Tasha Cobbs.
First came the Marys, then there was word of pilots being shot for Kim Burrell and Marvin Sapp followed by the announcement of the adventures of Karen Clark Sheard, Bishop J Drew Sheard and their musical children followed closely by Michelle Williams and her sisters. Well now, Gospel Music reality tv just keeps growing as Billy Hall, EVP of Programming and Production for Bounce TV announced yesterday that production is to begin later this month on a reality show featuring the Singing Joneses’ (aka Forever Jones). This marks the network’s first ever original reality series.
The network has ordered six episodes and principal production will take place in the family’s hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Former Destiny’s Child Star Michelle Williams has inked a deal for a new reality show with Entertainment One Television. E1 is also behind the hit reality show featuring gospel duo Mary Mary. (more…)
The Most Powerful Voices Gospel Music Contest has extended its submission deadline to February 28th. The competition, presented by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association is open to independent solo artists, groups and choirs. Celebrity guests judges include Light Records’ James Robinson, Light Records Recording Artist Michelle Williams and Holy Hip-Hop Artist Flame. (more…)
Light Records Michelle Williams will serve as a celebrity judge for the American HeartAssociation/American Stroke Association’s 4th Annual Most Powerful Voices Gospel Competition. The online gospel singing competition helps the association to educate people about stroke – the No. 4 cause of death and the leading preventable cause of disability in America.
The contest is open to independent artists, groups and choirs who sing gospel, holy hip hop, praise and worship music. Participants, who must be 18 years or older, may sign up at Power.watchgmctv.com and upload a video or MP3 file by Jan. 31. Family, friends – and fans – have until April 5 to vote for their favorite artists. Those who register to compete or vote will receive lifesaving stroke information from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
The grand prize winner will be announced April 30 and will receive:
- Opportunity to perform in the Central Park Summer Stage Concert in New York City with Light Records artists
- $2,500 for a trip to New York
- $1,500 cash and a digital single on iTunes from Light Records
- Personal coaching by a renowned Light Records gospel artist
- $5,000 in musical instruments and gear from Roland Corporation
- National recognition on GMC TV’s Digital Download of the week
The top 10 finalists and a lucky voter will also win prizes.
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
Michelle Williams, Israel&New Breed, Fred Hammond, And More! Check Out Some Highlights Of This Summer In Gospel Music!Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Israel & New Breed are set to release their much anticipated recording “Jesus At The Center“. Over the years Israel & New Breed have produced praise and worship standards for Christians across the globe. Their latest recording effort was recorded at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. The title track of the project, “Jesus at The Center” has already begun to create a buzz among churches across the world. “Your Presence Is Heaven” is the upcoming single from the project. Jason Nelson and James Fortune are also featured on the 2 disc 17 track project. “Jesus At The Center” is set to be released on August 14th, 2012.
You can check 0ut the legendary Fred Hammond headlining the Mcdonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour throughout the month of June in select cities. Special guests include Byron Cage, Canton Jones, Vashawn Mitchell, Myron Butler, and more! For remaining dates with ticket availability go to: http://mcdonaldsgospeltour.com/
June 23 – Chicago, Chicago Gospel Music Festival
June 29 – Atlanta, Full Gospel Conference
Voices of Calvary Anniversary Concert
June 9, 2012-7pm
Mt. Calvary MB Church
1238 Briarville Rd, Madison (Nashville), TN
Michelle Williams signs to Light Records/eOne. We know Michelle Williams from the powerhouse R&B/Pop girl group Destiny’s Child, and from her solo Gospel recording efforts (2002 “Heart To Yours“, and 2004 “Do You Know“). She has also graced the theatrical stage with roles in “Aida”, “The Color Purple”, and “Chicago”, where she was cast as the first African-American to play the lead role of the hit stage play. We’re looking forward to the release of a single and new project in January of 2013 from Michelle Williams.
William McDowell is preparing for his first live DVD recording on June 29th, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. McDowell has penned one of the most impactful songs in Gospel music in the past 10 years, “I Give Myself Away“. McDowell continues to raise the bar with his ability to offer songs that speak to the heart of praise and worship. He is joined by some of Gospel music’s best and brightest, and up and coming artists such as: Tasha Cobbs, Jason Nelson.