Posts Tagged ‘Motown Gospel’

Eight Dove Award Nominations For Motown Gospel

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Timmy BowmanMotown Gospel was well represented during the nominees announcement for the for the 47th Annual Dove Awards.  Tasha Cobbs received four nominations for her One Place Live CD, including Gospel Artist of the Year and Urban Worship Album of the Year She also picked up nominations for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year “Put A Praise On It,” and Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year “Fill Me Up.” 

John P. Kee, received two nominations for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for “Level Next.” 

The remaining two nominations for the label went to Janice Gaines and Lifestyle Music’s Tim Bowman Jr. who were both nominated in the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year for “Wait On You,” and “I’m Good”

Tye Tribbett Reunites With GA For The Bloody Win Part 2 Live Recording

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Tye-Tribbett-02Two time Grammy Award winner, multiple Stellar Award winner  and Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett heads to the iconic Fillmore Philadelphia Theater for the second installment of his Bloody Win Live Recording.  The event will serve as a reunion, once again pairing  Tribbett with the group he founded,  Greater Anointing.

Tribbett formed the group in March of 1996 and recorded the hugely successful albums Life and Victory Live with the ensemble before going solo in 2010.  The Bloody Win Part 1 was recorded in May in Greenville, South Carolina.

Myron Butler & Levi Celebrate A Decade of Gospel Hits

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Myron ButlerTen years ago, Myron Butler & Levi burst on the scene with their debut project Set Me Free, leaving an indelible mark on Gospel music.  Butler’s musicality was displayed in his giftings as producer and songwriter flourished pairing him with the likes of Smokie Norful, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin. Some dozen accolades and award nominations later, Butler and company return with their 4th disc On Purpose, hitting digital channels and retail on June 10th.

In addition to the CD Release, Butler also dons the hat of author and releases Born Identity, his first book helping believers to understand and reach their God ordained destiny.

Motown Gospel Releases Acoustic Compilation 1Mic 1Take CD

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

1 mic 1 takeMotown Gospel gives a different approach to its artist’s songs with the release of an acoustic compilation aptly titled 1 Mic 1 Take.  The CD brings together the label’s best loved performers including Grammy Award winners Smokie Norful and Tasha Cobbs as well as Myron Butler & Levi, Brian Courtney Wilson and Royce Lovett.

This was a first time venture for the label, with the sessions all taking place at the iconic Capitol Studios. “Putting world class artists in a legendary room performing their signature songs with scaled back production doesn’t present itself often,” says, Larry Blackwell, Vice President and General Manager of Motown Gospel. “I believe the artists captured the fundamental essence of our genre with their soulful performances.”

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Worth Fighting For Nominated For Top Song At Billboard Music Awards

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

BCwilsonwffBryan Courtney Wilson earned his first Billboard Music Award nomination for the hit single Worth Fighting For.  The song from his Billboard chart topping Gospel CD also earned him a Grammy award nomination as well as a Dove Award win.  Wilson has had prominent performance opportunities on Bobby Jones Gospel, BET Celebration of Gospel, the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards and the Stellar Awards.

Wilson will take to the stage during the Essence Music Festival on July 3rd participating in the  Essence All-Star Gospel Tribute honoring The Clark Sisters.

Tye Tribbett Set To Record Live On May 6th

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Tye Tribbett 514On May 6th, multiple Grammy, Dove, Stellar and Soul Train Award winner Tye Tribbett heads to Greenville, South Carolina for a live recording at The Redemption Center.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Tribbett states: “This live recording is going to be crazy!” Motown Gospel’s VP/General Manager Larry Blackwell adds: “There are many adjectives to describe Tye Tribbett live in concert. Amazing, astounding, exhilarating, inspiring quickly come to mind. Celebrating 20 years of artistry this year, we’re thrilled to continue the journey with him into the next chapter of his ground breaking career.”

Stellar Spotlight – Tasha Cobbs

Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Tasha Cobbs One PlaceMotown Gospel recording artist Tasha Cobbs perfectly fits the moniker of “breakout artist”.  Her national debut, Grace took the world by storm with her cover of Break Every Chain.  Grace flowed freely and Cobbs went on to win her first Grammy coupled along with three Stellar Awards and three Dove Awards.  This year, Cobbs is nominated in 6 Stellar Awards, including Artist of the Year for her One Place Live CD. (more…)

Stellar Spotlight – Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago

Friday, February 19th, 2016
Stellar Guide

 

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Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago aren’t  strangers to the Stellar Awards.  The Chicago based ensemble burst on the scene with their runaway smash hit, Awesome (from the Best of Both Worlds CD) which spent 22 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Radio chart,  took home a BMI Award for over 100,000 spins at radio and won 5 Stellar Awards. (more…)

Anthony Brown, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Cobbs, Travis Greene and More Round Out WOW 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016

WOW GOSPEL 2016 CoverWOW Gospel 2016 makes its return on January 29th featuring great gospel music from newcomers Travis Greene , The Walls Group , Geoffrey Golden , Casey J and mainstays Richard Smallwood, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann and others comprising 30 tracks.

The WOW Gospel series has sold over 8 million units with last year’s WOW Gospel 2015 #1 debut marking the 17th consecutive year of the compilation making its entry at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

Charles Jenkins Unforgettable Performance On Celebration of Gospel

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Charles Jenkins and Heavenly JoyCheck out our photos from #Celebration of Gospel

Noted Chicago pastor and Inspired People recording artist Charles Jenkins sounds the alarm as he performs a lively rendition of his chart topping hit #WAR on BET’s Celebration of Gospel.

#WAR was recognized by BMI as one of the top ten most performed songs in 2015 and was the lead single for Jenkins’ Any Given Sunday album which has been nominated for 2 Dove Awards nominations and 8 Stellar Award nominations.

Catch Jenkins performance with some very special guests airing on Sunday, January 31st on BET.