Posts Tagged ‘Sunday Best’

Kingsbridge Records Signs Yanna Crawley

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

James RYAnna JBobinson announced the signing of Sunday Best Season 2 Winner Y’ Anna Crawley to his newly formed Kingsbridge Records.  A single, In You, hits national radio on May 20th produced by Aaron Sledge. Robinson had this to say about the signing, “It’s about vision, timing, and purpose. Y’Anna gets my vision and it’s definitely her time.”

Crawley expressed her sentiments this way: “I’m super excited, and grateful for my new label home. I’ve waited patiently for what appeared to be an eternity for this opportunity. This joRobinsonurney has been filled with ups and downs, peaks and valleys, highs and lows. I’ve fully embraced my call to the gospel industry. It is because of my commitment, there first, that I believe God is allowing opportunities to be presented in the market place for my gift to be shared . James willingly embraced my artistry on every level without the burden of me having to convince him of who I was. I’m no longer conflicted with who I am musically. I realize that it’s not contradictory to be a temple gift but yet be graced to operate in the main stream arena without compromise.”

 

 

 

 

Kierra Sheard Samples The Clark Sisters On Second Win

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Kierra Sheard20131223-182012.jpg has been quite busy these days, picking up responsibilities as a judge for the new season of Sunday Best and preparing for this year’s Bold Right Life Conference whKierra with awardich will feature such heavy hitters as Tasha Cobbs, Karen Clark Sheard, Hezekiah Walker, Isaac Caree and Warryn Campbell.  Kierra and her brother J Drew provided us with music to listen to while we wait for the new CD in the form of Second Win.  One listen at the intro and all the die hard Clark Sisters fans are sent into pandemonium.  The creative geniuses have sampled The Clark Sisters They Were Overcome (By the Word) from the 1980 Is My Living In Vain album.  Kierra even gets a chance to sing over the Clark Sisters near the end of the song.  Let’s just say we were impressed.

So on today, we present the ORIGINAL for your listening pleasure

LeAndria Johnson Signs With RCA Inspiration

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Sunday Best Season 3 Winner LeAndria Johnson is now a part of the RCA Inspiration family. “I’ve been a fan of Le’Andria’s ever since her first performance on Sunday Best,” said Geo Bivins, General Manager of RCA Inspiration. “Vocally, her gift is amazing. We are all very excited to have her here at RCA Inspiration.”   LeAndria Johnson“Le’Andria has a very unique gifting for bridging generations of gospel music lovers,” said Joseph Burney, A&R Vice President of RCA Inspiration. “She brings incredible vocals and a passion for people to every stage. I look forward to supporting her essential ministry.”

Latice Crawford Joins Most Powerful Voices Campaign Raising Stroke Awareness

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

laticecrawfordcvrFor the fifth year, Up Entertainment and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association continues its Most Powerful Voices gospel singing competition looking for the best and brightest gospel talents who will raise stroke awareness — particularly in the African-American community — through the power of music.   Joining the competition this year as celebrity judge is RCA Inspiration recording artist Latice Crawford.

For a complete set of rules and deadline dates or any other additional information, check out the Most Powerful Voices website.

 

Sunday Best Season 7 Auditions Announced

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Palm Card The opportunity to share your gift of song with the world is coming! Auditions for Season 7 of the top rated BET show Sunday Best were announced. Auditions for the month of March will cover the cities of Houston, Atlanta, Memphis and Washington, DC.

 

RCA Records Announce Label Deal With Kirk Franklin

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

RCA Records announced a long term label deal with Kirk Franklin’s inspirational music label Fo Yo Soul Recordings.  Kirk and his team will sign and develop talent while RCA will handle Kirk+Franklin+pngmarketing, promotion and distribution for the label.  Fo Yo Soul will also be the label home for Kirk Franklin future projects.

“We are thrilled to be Kirk’s partner. He is a one of a kind artist and music executive who brings his unique insight to inspirational music. We look forward to welcoming the new talent he will bring to the roster,” states Tom Corson, President & COO RCA Records.

The label’s first release will be the highly anticipated project from The Walls Group, who debuted their new single Perfect People on the season finale of the BET Gospel Music competition show Sunday Best.  Franklin has hosted Sunday Best for the past six seasons and serves as executive producer for the show.  In addition to the Walls Group, Fo Yo Soul will release the debut album from Tasha Page Lockhart, winner of this year’s Sunday Best competition in the Spring of 2014.

BET Renews Bobby Jones, Sunday Best, Celebration of Gospel & Preps for Sheards and TD Jakes Shows

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

td-jakesBET announced its slate of programs for the new season on Tuesday, April 2nd. Making a return is Bobby Jones Gospel, the longest continually running original series on cable television and the network’s flagship gospel program, the gospel competition Sunday Best hosted by Kirk Franklin and the ever popular Celebration of Gospel hosted by Steve Harvey.

Adding to the network’s line up is the much anticipated debut of The Sheards, a reality show following the lives of siblings Kierra and J Drew Sheard and their parents Bishop J Drew Sheard and Karen Clark Sheard. BET is also excited about the premiere of TD Jakes Presents: Mind Body and Soul, a talk show fronted by noted spiritual leader and motivator Bishop T D Jakes covering a wide range of topics including health and wellness, finance and relationships. The show will  air on Sundays beginning in the fall of 2013 the-sheards-copy1.

Alexis Spight Debuts At #3

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

jpegMusic World Gospel Recording Artist and BET Sunday Best Runner Up Alexis Spight is already making head way in the Gospel industry. Her debut album “L.O.L.” (Living Out Loud) debut at #3 on the Billboard Gospel charts. Currently Alexis has two singles at radio “Steady” and “Imagine Me” which both are in the Billboard Top 30, with “Steady” holding the #1 position.  Alexis has been on a heavy promotional tour with stops at major events such as The NBA All Star Game, THE CIAA Tournament, and the Radio One Inspiration and Music Conference New Artist Showcase. “L.O.L.” is available in stores and all digital music outlets.

Sunday Best Season 6 Audition Songs Revealed

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Sunday-Best-09_aBET Sunday Best Auditions are about to begin and BET has released the official list of audition songs contestants can sing:

Audition Songs

1. I Need Your Glory – Earnest Pugh
2. Nobody Greater – Vashawn Mitchell
3. Awesome – Charles Jenkins
4. Thank You Lord (For All You’ve Done For Me) – Walter Hawkins
5. I’ll Make It – Hezekiah Walker
6. Turning Around For Me – Vashawn Mitchell
7. Indescribable – Kierra Sheard
8. Holy Holy Holy – Traditional Version
9. I Need Thee Every Hour – Traditional Version
10. No Not One (There’s Not A Friend) – Traditional Version
11. Near The Cross (In The Cross) – Traditional Version
12. Blessed Assurance – Traditional Version
13. Blessed Quietness – Traditional Version
14. Jesus Paid It All – Traditional Version
15. Never Alone – Traditional Version
16. Battle Hymn Of The Republic – Traditional Version
17. It Pays To Serve Jesus – Traditional Version
18. Just As I Am – Traditional Version
19. Since Jesus Came Into My Heart – Traditional Version
20. It Is Well – Traditional Version
21. Power In The Blood – Traditional Version
22. Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us – Traditional Version
23. I Surrender All – Traditional Version
24. Bye and Bye (When The Morning Comes) – Traditional Version

Sunday Best Audition Songs List

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Sunday Best Sunday Best has released the audition song list, and it follows below : (more…)