Posts Tagged ‘Take 6’

Gospel Duo AsOne Makes Stunning Debut

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Individually, Lisa WrAsOne_s_Album_Coveright and Theresa Bailey have enough credits to set up shop as a writing machines anywhere on the planet.  It was their coming together, however that set them on a new path.  Lisa was fully involved in the process and making plans to record a solo project.  At the behest of her producer, she met with 2012 GMA Immerse Female Songwriter of the Year winner Theresa Bailey to come up with some new material.  Upon hearing the musical collaboration, Lisa’s producer was blown away.  The end results gave credence to the undeniable fact that the sovereign God had orchestrated this meeting and set these two minstrels on a divine path.  AsOne was born.

Now knowing God was in the plans, Lisa and Theresa fully accepted the call and mandate to be shining examples of the message of reconciliation through the power of Jesus Christ.  “You have to come to the conclusion that you can do nothing in and of yourself”, states Lisa. “We are here and we are open and ready to be used by God as an interracial duo to impact and bless the nations.” Their sights are set on tearing down boundaries and racial divides to minister the love of God to a hurting world.  Fueled by the April release of their ever popular praise anthem and radio single Hero, their 8 song self titled disc produced by Paul Wright hits stores on Tuesday, June 23rd.  The CD presents a diverse musical offering drawing from both ladies musical experiences and influences.  In addition to Hero, the listener is treated to stellar work from the ladies alongside Lamar Campbell’s Spirit of Praise Choir, Take 6’s Mark Kibble and rapper Da TRUTH.

 

Andrae Crouch Receives All Star Tribute

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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Andraé Crouch will be posthumously saluted during the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards, airing Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7pm.

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Riverside SDA Celebrates Release Of Declare Your Name

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

RiversideThe music ministry of Nashville’s Riverside Seventh Day Adventist Church comes to the forefront with the release of Declare Your Name, the first single from their live recording.  Pastor Furman Fordham spoke on how the recording came to fruition.  “A few years ago we were convicted that God wanted us to capture the amazing music ministry that we enjoy at Riverside week after week, and provide it as an evangelistic offering to our broader community. We are thrilled to announce the official release of ‘Declare Your Name’ the first single from our debut Riverside Worship Arts Ministry Project”.  The disc will feature guest performances from Take 6’s Joey Kibble, Earnest Pugh, Lecresia Campbell, Michelle Prather and others.  Look for the project in early 2015.

 

 

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.

Take 6 Celebrating 25 Years With World Tour

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

TAKE_6_ColorThe multiple award winning acapella group Take 6 celebrates 25 years of recording and performing with a world tour beginning May 7th in New York. The year long tour will include concert performances in the US as well as overseas including Germany, England, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Japan, Australia, Norway, eastern Europe and South America.

Their self titled debut CD, released in 1988 won 2 Grammy awards and landed on Billboard’s Jazz, Contemporary Christian and Gospel charts. With 15 albums to their credit, the group comprised of Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley have garnered a total of 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and 2 NAACP Image Awards

Take 6 Performs at National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Grammy Award winning a cappella group Take 6 fresh from their 2012 European Tour posted news via facebook and twitter of their addition to the entertainment roster for the 90th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place on Thursday, December 6th at the White House.  Take 6 will join James Taylor, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips and others for this festive occasion.  The event will stream live via the http://www.thenationaltree.org website and on PBS nationwide.  Please consult your local PBS station schedule for broadcast time and date in your area.

Birthdays,Weddings,Fred Hammond Update and Mali Music News

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Gospelflava sends “Birthday Shout Outs” to Take 6’s Alvin “Vinnie” Chea (November 2) , Brian Courtney Wilson (November 1) and Bryan Wilson (November 3) as well as congratulations to Meghan Williams who tied the knot back in October.

Fred Hammond announced on Thursday via social cam alongside David Hollister that his new group United Tenors will not include  Brian Courtney Wilson due to contractual obligations.  United Tenors will have a single out in December and the full project is scheduled to be released in March, 2013.

Mali Music also announced via Twitter news of a new single to be released at the top of the year and a new album to be released in the first  quarter of 2013.  Mali Music is currently featured on  I Shall Live from the CD Impact by Canada’s premier Gospel group,  Sharon Riley and Faith Chorale.

Take 6 Celebrates 25 Years, Tours Europe and Rerecords First Project

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Ten time Grammy and Dove Award Winners Take 6 kick off the month of November on a 2 week tour of Europe including stops in the following cities: St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, Ingolstadt, Germany, Madrid, Spain, Prague, Czech Republic, Milan, Italy  and Lugano, Switzerland.   In early October, the group found time amidst a hectic touring schedule to record a very special 25th Anniversary Edition of their first album which featured classics such as  Mary Don’t You Weep, Goldmine, Milky White Way, Get Away Jordan and David .

Their latest project, One released earlier this year on the Shanachie label was the first to feature new member Khristian Dentley.  Longtime member Cedric Dent retired from the group in 2011 after taking a position with Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN (limiting his ability to travel).

5 Stellar Award Nominations for Andrae Crouch

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Gospel Veteran Andraé Crouch has many reasons to “Keep On Singing”.  Crouch nabbed a total of five nominations for the 28th Annual Stellar Awards, including Artist of the Year, CD of the Year, Traditional CD of the Year and a Song of the Year nomination for Let The Church Say Amen (featuring Pastor Marvin Winans).      

The Journey, released in 2011 was his triumphant return to gospel music after a 5 year hiatus and featured stand out performances from the music world’s finest artists including Take 6, Kim Burrell, Rance Allen, Chaka Khan and Sheila E.  Let the Church Say Amen is well on its way to becoming a gospel standard.

 

 

Ben Tankard: 20 Years with a New Full Tank

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Noted GospelJazz Music Pioneer Ben Tankard marks 20 years in the genre with the release of  a new project entitled Full Tank.  The new CD is his 18th solo release and features guest performances from Gerald Albright,  Take 6’s Mark Kibble, Tim Bowman and Cynthia Jones. (more…)