Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

Tye Tribbett Tapped To Co Host Dove Awards

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Grammy and Stellar Award winner Tye Tribbett will join Christian Rock group For King & Country as this year’s hosts for the GMA Tye Tribbett 514Dove Awards.  The Dove Awards return to the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 11th.  The show is being taped and will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 16th.

Tribbett just completed part 2 of his live recording The Bloody Win which featured a reunion of his group GA as well as wrapping up recording the first season  as the new host of the BET Gospel Music Program, Joyful Noise.

Benita Washington Sets Date For Live Recording

Monday, August 1st, 2016

New Benita WashingtonWorship Leader and Psalmist extraordinaire Benita Washington waited until midnight to tell social media the news that she will be heading to Pastor Hart Ramsey’s Northview Christian Church in Montgomery, Alabama on October 7th for her Night of Worship and Live Recording.

This will be Washington’s fourth solo project.  Her  last project, The Word Remains was released in 2010. In addition to her roles as singer/songwriter, worship leader, clinician, wife and mother, Washington continues to serve as an Overseer of Worship for Bishop Joseph Walker at Nashville’s Mount Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church

Anthony Brown, William McDowell and VaShawn Mitchell at Immerse 2016

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Vashawn_PUB2Immerse, the education and networking summit sponsored by the Gospel Music Association takes place June 13-15 on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.  New to this year’s event is the addition of a faith based film track for aspiring filmmakers, screenwriters and actors.

The three day conference provides aspiring artists, songwriters and other music professionals an outlet to inspire creativity, foster community and advance education. Among the presenters and artists this year are Stellar Award winners, Anthony Brown, William McDowell, VaShawn Mitchell, Jonathan McReynolds,  Grammy nominated producer Daniel Weatherspoon and music professionals Phil Thornton,  Benita Bellamy, Eboni Funderbunk and Demetrus Alexander.

EXCLUSIVE – Jesse White Live Recording Recap

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

MusiTemple Church Praise Choir in Actionc City showed itself hospitable hosting the live recording of Same Seed’s Jesse White  on Sunday, June 7th at the Temple Church.  The guest list included a number of Gospel personalities including Dr. Bobby Jones, SDemetrus Alexander serves as MCan Franklin Jackson and Nashville Super Choir’s Dr. Everett Drake along with the Gospel executive branch being represented by Roderick Jemison and Tammy Taylor.  Demetrus Alexander Stewart served as the host for the night’s festivities and admonished the attendees to prepare themselves for a night of anointed music and powerful praise.

The heavens opened as Benita Washington led the people into worship and Jesse took the floor backed by Pastor Victor Wynn and the Temple Church Praise Choir. The music of the disc gives a wide array of Gospel sounds including an impassioned pipe organ solo from Nathan Burbank on Come Thou Fount. Another of the evening’s highlights came as Jesse was joined by his twin Jeffrey at the mic to the glow of adoration from their parents listened intently and taking the moment in.  Look for the Jesse and Jeffrey sing againalbum release in the 4th quarter of the year.

Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker and Lecrae Receive Dove Award Nominations

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

DOVE-awards-press-conferenceThe Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards which will be held on October 7th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennesse.  TBN will broadcast the event live.  Nominees in the Gospel Categories are as follows: (more…)

Take 6 Inducted In GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Gospel Music Association will celebrate the music of Grammy and Dove Award winners Take 6 during its annual GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction and Honors Ceremony on April 29th.   The event will take place at the Allen Arena on the Lipscomb University campus in Nashville.  CTake6PhotoByAnthonyScarlati_8x10_SEPIA0

With 18 albums, 12 Grammy and 5 Dove Awards to their credit, Take 6 has come a long ways from their humble beginnings on the campus of Oakwood College.  Their self titled debut CD  released in 1988 won two of their first Grammy Awards and saw them rank in the top ten on both the Jazz and Contemporary Christian charts.

Passing of Gospel Legend and Radio Angel Dr. Morgan Babb

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

babbsNoted preacher, pastor, singer, disc jockey and businessman Dr. Morgan Babb transitioned from this life on Friday, February 7th at the age of 84.  Babb and his brothers united to form the Radio Four in the early 50s recording for Republic and Nashboro Records.  He served as lead singer, songwriter and accompanist for the group.  Babb would later relocate to Nashville and begin a 50 + year stint as a gospel music disc jockey.

Read more on the legacy of Dr. Morgan Babb here: passing of Dr. Morgan Babb

Hear his rendition of Pray for Me

29th Annual Stellar Awards Nominees Announced

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The nominees for the final ballot of the  2014 Stellar Awards were announced today by Don Jackson.  Tasha Cobbs, Tamela Mann, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy and Tye Tribbett garner multiple nods in various categories including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, CD of the Year and Producer of the Year.  Bishop Paul Morton, Jekalyn Carr and Twinkie Clark  also received multiple nominations.  Listed below is the full list  covering 28 categories including the newly added Fan Favorite Quartet : (more…)

First Round Ballot Released For Stellar Awards

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Voting season has begun as the first round ballot was released for the 29th Annual Stellar Awards.  Twenty-six categories make up this year’s ballot with a few modificstellar-awards-logoations.  The Quartet of the Year category was eliminated and replaced with a fan favorite Quartet selected by the general public (see news here). The 29th Annual Stellar Awards will take place on January 18th, 2014 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Stellar Awards Eliminate Quartet of the Year, Introduce Fan Favorite Quartet Category

Friday, October 18th, 2013

stellar-awardsThe Stellar awards released the following information via their website on Friday, October 18th
Stellar Awards Fan Favorite Quartet of the Year

Although Quartets are a staple in the gospel music industry, the Stellar Awards criteria does not facilitate nationwide inclusion. Therefore, the category would be eliminated. However, because of the importance of quartets, the Stellar Awards Executive Board and Nominating Committee voted to have a separate Fan Favorite Quartet category, consisting of quartet projects released during our eligibility period. The Stellar Nominating Committee identified the quartets that will appear on the initial ballot and this initial list includes those quartets that were qualified to meet the initial Stellar Awards criteria.
The first Fan Favorite Quartet ballot will be available online at www.thestellarawards.com from October 25, 2013 – November 8, 2013. The top vote-getters from that ballot will move on to a second and final ballot, which will be voted on from November 15th to November 29th. The top four vote-getters from the second ballot will become the Fan Favorite Quartet Nominees and the winner will be announced during the Stellar Awards Pre-Show in Nashville on Friday, January 17, 2014.