Posts Tagged ‘Pastor Donnie McClurkin’

Donnie McClurkin Honors Andrae Crouch During BET Awards

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Donnie McClurkinRCA Inspiration recording artist Donnie McClurkin will pay tribute to Gospel Music legend Pastor Andrae Crouch during the  2015 BET Awards on Sunday, June 28th.  The show will air live on  BET. Check your local listings for time and channel information in your area.

McClurkin marks 9 years as host of his syndicated Donnie McClurkin radio show as well as getting in gear for the July 19th premiere of the popular BET Sunday Best singing competition.  This season’s All Star Show features popular contestants from previous years.

JJ Hairston And Youthful Praise Drop New CD October 28th

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

JJ Hairston sets the record straight about his continued recordings with Youthful Praise.   “People always ask me if I’m going to go out on my own and do my own thing. I think Youthful Praise is a part of what I do so I’d never make a J.J. Hairston record. It will always be J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise.” Looking back, Hairston admits to never having intentions to lead the aggregation. “I joined just to sing tenor.  Youthful Praise taught me to be a leader. I didn’t form the group. It was already there when I got there but they made me a leader and that’s why I appreciate the group as a whole. I See Victory

Hairston and YP are excited about the October 28th release of their 7th live CD, I See Victory on Light Records. The 17 track disc features the choir and assistance from Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark Sheard, Vashawn Mitchell, Jason Nelson and Deon Kipping.  Radio has responded to “It Pushed Me” as it  rose to #13 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart and “Bless Me” (featuring a rousing lead by Donnie McClurkin) is #27 on the Gospel Airplay chart.

Donnie McClurkin Joins Celebration for Andrae and Sandra Crouch

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

On Sunday, June andrae-crouch29th Pastor Donnie McClurkin will join the New Christ Memorial Church family celebrating the birthday of Gospel Music Legend Pastor Andrae Crouch.  Crouch shares a July 1st birthday with his twin sister, Pastor Sandra Crouch.  The multiple Grammy award winner has endured several medical challenges over the past couple of months and GOSPELflava joins others across the country praying for his healing and restoration.  Crouch Celebration

2014 BET Award Nominees Announced

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Donnie and EricaDonnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann and Tye Tribbett received nominations in the Best Gospel Artist category for the 2014 “BET Awards”.  The “BET Awards” 2014 will air live on Sunday, June 29th at 8pm ET on BET Networks from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA.

Jackie Gouche, Ten Minutes & Psalms 121

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Jackie GoucheIt  took singer/songwriter and worship leader Jackie Gouche ten minutes to pen a song inspired by Psalms 121. The song would be featured on the debut project of Purpose, Pastor Beverly Bam Crawford’s church choir.   But that was just the beginning.    The song would become a staple for Pastor Donnie McClurkin as he sang it during his many concerts in additon to being recorded by Ron Winans and CeCe Winans for his Family and Friends series and by Carol Cymbala and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.  Today, My Help is a classic and is sung in churches across America and around the globe.

As for Jackie Gouche, you can find her doing what she does best leading worship at Bible Enrichment Fellowship Church International each week.  Gouche  has authored two books; one being her autobiography and the other a book on true worship.  Convinced that God is not through with her yet, Gouche  is preparing for the release of her solo CD Big God, Little Me.

The Showers Make Impressions At Pre Oscar Event

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The Showers got a chance to do what they do best as they lifted up the name of Jesus at the Gospel Goes to Hollywood Pre-Oscar Awards Luncheon Showers groupevent on Friday, February 28th. The group performed their latest single, Better and moved the crowd with their performance.  Pastor Donnie McClurkin wanted a piece of the reprise and enlisted some additional vocal support from soul song stylist Kelly Price.

Better, released back in January was written and produced by Deon Kipping and is seeing favorable action at radio. The song peaked in the Top 30 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel Top 100 Chart. A full album from the Showers is due later this year.

Duawne Starling Releases If This Is Faith

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Duawne StarlingIf you are not familiar with the name Duawne Starling, you then are most certainly familiar with his voice.  Duawne Starling has sang background for a plethora of gospel artists including CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin (remember Great is Your Mercy?) , Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price,  Fred Hammond (When Jesus Sings), Sandi Patty and the list goes on.  Duawne released his solo project back in 2004 and is making plans for the release of his follow up project, Deeper Faith in the Spring.  His single, If This is Faith is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

GOSPELflava caught up with Duawne and talked about Background Singers, read our archive interview here: Duawne Starling Interview

Pastor Shirley Caesar Hosts 41st Annual Conference

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

We can confirm that July and August are packed with conventions, recording events and concertsShirley Caesar Outreach.  Adding to the list, Pastor Shirley Caesar’s Annual Outreach Ministries Conference is set to take place August 4th through August 9th in Raleigh, NC.  Pastor Caesar has some of the nation’s foremost singers are preachers including Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Evangelist Jekalyn Carr, Prophet Todd Hall, Isaac Caree, Chrystal Rucker, Kevin LeVar and Chrystal Rucker.

Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation Bows June 11th

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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Bishop Hezekiah Walker once again teams up with producer Donald Lawrence for Azusa: The Next Generation.  The CD, featuring the hit single Every Praise releases on June 11th and features guest performances from Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Deitrick Haddon, Pastor John P. Kee and former Love Fellowship Crusade Choir lead soloist Timiney Figueroa Caton.

Pastor David Wright-Continuing Wright Traditions

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Tim Wright The late Reverend Timothy Wright was a gospel music supernova and is well remembered for the charm and uniquely warm spirit he exhibited as a choir director, preacher,  singer, composer and musician.  Reverend Wright knew how to get what he wanted out of a choir and a soloist and songs like Who’s On the Lord’s Side, Come Thou Almighty King, He is Risen (Let’s Celebrate), Jesus Will and many others  still resonate in churches, from street side storefronts to massive cathedrals across the country, even today.  In 1993, RevereDavid Wrightnd Wright called together a few of his friends including Donnie McClurkin and Hezekiah Walker  for the recording of the New York Fellowship Mass Choir.  The hugely successful project was followed up in 2003 with NYFMC 2 featuring  Professor James Hall, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Valerie Boyd, David Bratton and others.  Picking up his father’s mantle some ten years later, Pastor David Wright has issued a call for 500 voices to form the New York Fellowship Mass Choir – Next Generation honoring the legacy of the work his dad began over 20 years ago.     Recording dates have been set for June 8th and 9th in Brooklyn. This is sure to be one of the memorable musical events of 2013.