Posts Tagged ‘Quartet’

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.

EMI Gospel Signs Keith Wonderboy Johnson

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The EMI Gospel Family continues to grow with the recent signing of Keith Wonderboy Johnson to the label.

 

EMI Gospel’s Vice President/General Manager, Larry Blackwell (a huge fan of quartet music and Keith Wonderboy Johnson) had this to say: “Today’s signing of Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson demonstrates EMI Gospel’s long-term commitment of recording the best of today’s contemporary and traditional gospel music. We look forward to expanding Keith’s brand and trademark sound in gospel music’s new era.”

 

With 12 albums released over the past decade, Johnson has delivered major hits delighting quartet music lovers across the nation including “I Just Wanna Be Right,” “Hide Behind the Mountain,” and Send a Revival. He is currently recording a new CD, which will be released by EMI Gospel in April, 2013. The new studio album will combine Johnson’s signature sound with production by award- winning producer Daniel Weatherspoon (Donald Lawrence, VaShawn Mitchell, DeWayne Woods).