Posts Tagged ‘New G’

Robin Covington Embarks Upon Solo Debut

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Robin CovingtonRobin Covington is in a class all by herself.  As a lead singer (and founding member) of Ricky Dillard’s New Generation Chorale, she has earned her keep  as a mainstay and an enduring persona with gravitas.  Through it all, the Chicago native counts herself in the company of the blessed.  “God gave this little girl with a big voice a huge opportunity to sing his praises, and I don’t take that opportunity lightly, when you come to full realization that God doesn’t have to use you, He could have used ANYBODY else to carry out His work, you lose your sense of entitlement, bask in His grace and appreciate each experience. I owe God this and so much more.”

Covington comes into her own as she celebrates her birthday with a Melodies from My Heart concert in Chicago on June 11th.  “I have felt the impression in my spirit that its been time to do this, but I have lived with apprehension and fear for so long. The Lord had to tell me Robin, I have equipped you for this, I have prepared you for this, many of the life experiences that you have endured were getting you ready for this moment. After that, there was nothing else to say but Yes Lord.” Look for new music coming via a single in the fall and a CD project to follow.

Tiff Joy Lauded With Song of the Year Award From BMI

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Tiff Joy AwardBroadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) gave special recognition to singer/songwriter Tiff Joy as Amazing, her composition recorded by Ricky Dillard’s New Generation Chorale took top honors as the  Most Performed Gospel Song of 2015 at the 17th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music.

Amazing, which was nominated for a Grammy spent some 30 weeks in the top spot on the Billboard chart and received a Stellar Award for Song of the Year.


Tiff Joy Releases Debut CD September 25th

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

What an amazing experience it has been for Chicago native Tiffany Joy McGhee.  The singer songwriter penned the song Amazing and performeTiffJoyd it locally around the Chicagoland area.  The song caught the attention of Donald Lawrence who in turned mentioned it to Ricky Dillard, and the rest is history.  A performance on the Stellar Awards started the movement.  “Amazing” would go on to capture the title of  2014 “Song of the Year” in addition to holding the number one spot on Billboard’s Gospel singles chart for over 30 consecutive weeks.

Tiff Joy uses “Chicago power”connecting with award winning producer VaShawn Mitchell for her 12 track debut CD for Mitchell’s Walkway Music Group/ VMan Entertainment and Tyscot Records.  The CD hits stores and digital outlets on September 25th.

Paul Turner and CMI Take Center Stage

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Chicago is an indisputable CHOIR CONCLAVE. The hallowed roster includes the likes of Rev. Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Singers, Rev. Clay Evans’ Fellowship Church Choir, Dr. Charles Hayes and the Cosmo Warriors, Ricky DilPTCMI Coverlard and New G and New Direction to simply name a few.  Adding to the list is Paul Turner and Creation Ministries Incorporated with the debut of A Singer’s Point of View.
Turner grew up on Chicago’s west side among the social ills that plague the inner city yet made a conscious decision to devote himself to music and the church. He joined the choir (which was originally the Lake Street Community Choir) as their first musician shortly after its inception and ascended the ranks to choir leader. Inspired by Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath ordained that we should walk in them”, he rebranded the choir as Creation Ministries and set out on a mission to do “good works” by providing inspiration, light and hope to those in need.

Turner invites all to experience the “sound of creation” via their debut CD, A Singer’s Point of View.


Ricky Dillard Debuts At #1

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Ricky AmazingCongrats to Ricky Dillard and New G! Amazing, makes a stunning debut at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums Chart and at #1 on the Top Gospel & Christian (combined) Chart, as well as #28 on the Billboard 200.  The new disc honors Dillard’s 25th anniversary in ministry and marks the fifth consecutive #1 Gospel album released by Entertainment One Music, following the label’s chart-toppers from Erica Campbell, James Fortune, William McDowell, and Donald Lawrence.

Ricky Dillard & New G Set To Amaze On June 10th

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

First, there was the amazing standing room only 25th anniversary celebration and live recording in Chicago, followed by the amazing performance as the closing act on the 2014 Stellar Awards show earlier this year.  As if that wasn’t eRicky no wordsnough, Ricky Dillard and New G continue to dominate radio with Amazing climbing the singles chart, rising to #2 in Gospel Radio.  It all leads up to June 10th, when  Ricky Dillard’s highly anticipated new live album, Amazing, will hit shelves and digital outlets everywhere.

Ricky Dillard will cross the country with a slate of upcoming appearances, bringing the Amazing live album experience to fans beginning in his native Chicago on June 7th and 8th, then to New York on June 10th, and Philadelphia on the following date with additional dates to be announced.

Ricky Dillard Sees Chart Action With Amazing

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The 29th ARicky Amazingnnual Stellar Awards was the backdrop for the release and unveiling of new music from perennial choir master Ricky Dillard and New G.  Amazing, the new single featuring Tiff-Joy on lead vocals captured the audience instantly and has been one of the most talk about performances from this year’s Stellar event.  Helping to cement this is the track’s rising popularity at radio; the song is at #16 on the BDS National Gospel Songs chart and was cited as most added and most increased plays.

Amazing is available digitally at iTunes.

Ricky Dillard Set to Release “Keep Living”

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

As the 2nd Quarter of Gospel Music comes upon us we are welcomed to the news that Ricky Dillard and New G’s CD is scheduled to be released on April 26th. The album will be released on Light Records, and a DVD will be available. The project was recorded live last year in Detroit to rave reviews.

Ricky Dillard Recording – Chicago Meets Detroit October 30th

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Ricky Dillard is reporting via his Twitter Page that a date has been confirmed for the next recording session for New G.  The Live Recording will be held on October 30, 2010 and hosted by Bishop Edgar Vann and the Second Ebenezer Baptist Church in the city of Detroit Michigan.  This  recording will be number 8 for Dillard and New G and their first for Light Records.

Where in the world is RICKY DILLARD?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

On the heels of the announcement of Ricky Dillard’s signing to Light Records, it has been confirmed that Dillard now shares in music ministry at the Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland under Minister Byron Cage and the pastoral leadership of Drs. Grainger and Jo Ann Browning. Ricky continues to maintain a full schedule of dates touring with New G as well as conducting choir workshops  and music seminars across the country.  Dillard and New G was recently part of the “Brat Pack Reunion” that also featured Hezekiah Walker and Donald Lawrence at this year’s Gospel Music Workshop of America in Cincinnati, Ohio.