Posts Tagged ‘Tasha Page Lockhart’

Live Recording For Sunday Best Season 7 Winner Geoffery Golden

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

GGoldenGeoffery Golden, the BET Sunday Best Season 7 Winner will record live on Friday April 17th at the Irving Bible Church.  The Cleveland native spent his formative years around the church and developed a love for music under the keen eye and supervision of his father, the pastor of their local church and mother who serves as the church music director.  Golden joins Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul label alongside label mates and recent Stellar Awards Winners Tasha Page Lockhart and the Walls Group.

Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Label Nabs 3 Stellar Awards

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Walls GroupBillboard chart toppers The Walls Group and Sunday Best Season Six Winner Tasha Page Lockhart won a total of three awards at the 30th Stellar Gospel Music Awards, capping off an incredible first year for Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul record label.

The Walls Group were honored as  Group/Duo of the Year and Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year for their #1 debut album, FAST FORWARD while Tasha Page-Lockhart, received a Stellar Award for New Artist of the Year.

“It is amazing to receive so much love from the gospel community,” said Kirk Franklin. “My vision for Fo Yo Soul Recordings/ RCA was to introduce and establish new and exciting artists to the market place. These awards for The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart are an indicator that vision is being fulfilled. We are truly grateful to Don Jackson and the entire Stellar Awards team for providing such an important platform for gospel music for the past 30 years.”

McDonalds Announces Lineup & Schedule For Inspiration Celebration Tour

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Donald Lawrence pr photo 1-Photo credit Dominick GuillemotMcDonalds has announced the lineup and schedule for the 9th installment of their popular Inspiration Celebration Tour beginning in Detroit on May 13 and running through Oct. 17th.

This year’s lineup features celebrated Gospel artists  Donald Lawrence, Yolanda Adams, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Ricky Dillard,  DeWayne Woods,  Tasha Page-Lockhart, comedian Small Fire  and syndicated radio host Lonnie Hunter.

Scheduled tour dates include:

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The Walls Group Score On iTunes

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

WallsDarrell, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah Walls celebrated the news of Fast Forward, their latest project produced by Kirk Franklin taking the number 1 spot on the iTunes Christian/Gospel chart.  The Walls Group was the first act signed to Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings label.  They have experienced great favor having completed a tour with Tye Tribbett and Tasha Page Lockhart and their Perfect People video has received over a million views.

Fast Forward features the close knit harmonies that fans love and appreciate from The Walls Group with 8 of the ten tracks written by Franklin and two by Darrell Walls.  The disc also features a collaboration with Brandy and LeCrae.

Sunday Best Season 6 Winner Tasha Lockhart Delivers Solo Debut August 5th

Friday, August 1st, 2014

TPLockhartOn the heels of the hugely successful “Kirk Franklin Presents Tye Tribbett Tour” alongside label mates the Walls Group, BET Sunday Best Season 6 Winner Tasha Lockhart prepares for the release of her debut solo project, Here Right Now on August 5th on Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA .

“I couldn’t be more proud to present Tasha as the first female artist on my new label,” says Kirk Franklin. “Tasha has a powerful story, and her lifestyle matches her music.”

Lockhart gets some help from her friends and family on Here Right Now in the person of  her mom, Lisa Page Brooks as well as acclaimed singer/songwriter PJ Morton.  Lockhart performs on Sunday Best on August 3rd and makes an appearance on 106 & Park on August 6th.

Jesus Revealed By Jason Nelson

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Jason Nelson took us INNNWe are in love with behind the scenes footage and Pastor Jason Nelson affords us the opportunity to have a sneak peek into the making of his new CD Jesus Revealed.  Nelson new single I AM hits digital outlets on July 8th.   In the meantime, you can relive the majesty and the music here:

The Walls Group & Tasha Page Lockhart Join Tye Tribbett Tour

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The Walls GroupThe Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart will join Grammy winner Tye Tribbett on the 12 city Kirk Franklin Present Tye Tribbett Tour visiting House of Blues venues across the country.   Lockhart, a BET Sunday Best winner released her first single, “Different” and is gearing up for the release of her solo debut album, Here Right Now available on August 5.  Following the success of their hit single, “Perfect People,” The Walls Group is slated to release Love On The Radio, a foTasha Page Lockhartur-track digital EP, on June 17 followed by their full disc, Fast Forward on September 2.

“I am so thrilled to be able to present the first two artists from my label, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA, as the opening acts on this tour,” said Kirk Franklin. “The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart are tremendous artists who shine in the live setting.  I cannot wait for audiences across the nation to experience the power of their new music.”

Recap: 2014 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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It’s arguably one of the most anticipated events of the Stellar Award Weekend.  Hundreds come from across the nation in anticipation of the sweet presence that always invades the room. For many it sets the tone for their year, and is a time to be uplifted and encouraged.  I’m writing about none other than the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon.

For the past 15 years the event has been hailed as the hottest ticket in town. The invitation only event is the brain child of BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton and her team. The idea was stemmed from other industries hosting events and parties to celebrate their legends. Brewton felt that Gospel music with its life changing power needed that as well. It was there that the luncheon was birthed and since its inception it continues to get better. Throughout the years the event has maintained its intimacy by gathering Gospel’s top artist, musicians, writers, and industry executives into one room. Each person in the room represents a brand and function that makes the industry work.

The anticipation and energy was high on January 15th as legends Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood were set to be honored. Despite the cold temperatures hundreds pressed their way to the Rocket Town venue for an afternoon of praise and worship. The presence was strong as you entered the beautifully decorated room. The lighting was warm and the center pieces shined brightly. Oprah Winfrey once stated, “Love Is In The Detail”, and that’s surely something that the BMI team believes. From the personalized invitations that were sent in the mail, to the seating assignments everything about the afternoon was excellence.

After the opening prayer by Bishop Joseph Walker of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, the coveted “BMI Most Performed Gospel Song Of The Year Award” was presented to Kirk Franklin. Franklin penned Tamela Mann’s smash single, “Take Me To The King”. Both Franklin and Mann took the stage tearful and Franklin shared how both him and Mann were friends since the age of 15. Tamela’s, “Best Days” album was nearly complete but Franklin insisted they save a slot for him on the album. That slot was the now ground breaking single, “Take Me To The King”. The song has spent over 20 weeks at #1 and the “Best Days” album remains in the Billboard Top 10. With the release of the Deluxe Edition the album is quickly headed to Gold Status. This win prepared Tamela for an amazing weekend , as the next day she won the Stellar Award for “Artist Of The Year”.

Hosts Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell greeted the attendees and the afternoon was underway. To honor the legendary Daryl Coley, BMI put together some of the most versatile and beastly vocalist to pay tribute to one of the best male vocalist of all time:

  • Floyd Wilkinson- “2nd Chronicles”
  • Earnest Pugh- “More Like Jesus”
  • Zacardi Cortez- “Jesus Saves”
  • Tasha Page Lockart- “He’s Preparing Me”
  • Jason Nelson- “Sovereign”
  • Pastor Beverly Crawford- “Can’t Tell It All”.

Pastor Beverly Crawford got the entire room in a shout as she took us to church on “Can’t Tell it All”. Zacardi Cortez’s rendition of “Jesus Saves” would be a refreshing radio hit as he breathe new life into the classic. Tasha Page Lockhart’s rendition of “He’s Preparing Me” brought forth testimony service. Host Erica Campbell explained how she listened to that song many years ago when her and her sister Tina were just starting out.  Jason Nelsons amazing tone on “Sovereign” made the song an even greater masterpiece. Donald Lawrence and Company sang heaven down holding the background  vocals along with the band.

To honor the maestro Dr. Richard Smallwood the following artist gave the following tributes:

  • Y’Anna Crawley- “Don’t Worry”
  • Donnie McClurkin- “Center Of My Joy”
  • Dorinda Clark Cole- “What He’s Done for Me”
  • Marvin Sapp- “Healing”
  • Yolanda Adams- “I Love The Lord and Total Praise”
  • Anyasha Figueroa and Timiney Figueroa- “Angels”

BMI VP Catherine Brewton announced this years luncheon will be available on CD as a compilation and released later in the year.  Yolanda Adams’s “I Love The Lord” was reminiscent of her powerful tribute to Whitney Houston at the NAACP Image Awards, and Anyasha and Timiney’s “Angels” brought a new light to the song as well as honored the previous version.  Keep it locked to GOSPELflava.com for updates concerning the 2014 BMI Trailblazers Compilation.

Dorinda Clark Cole Takes SMAC to LA

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

For over 10 years, Dorinda Clark Cole has hosted her annual Singers and Musicians Arts Conference in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan.  This year, she decDorinda SMCided to package the conference and “take it on the road”.   On Decmeber 5th, all roads will lead to Los Angeles, California as SMAC makes its way to the Bishop Craig Worsham’s Peoples Independent Church. The three day confab features a musical extravaganza, new artist showcase and workshops featuring some of the top names in gospel including Tasha Page Lockhart, Teddy Campbell, David Daughtry, Damien Sneed,  Neily Dickerson, Eric Dawkins, Asaph Ward, Gerald Haddon, Jason White, Shep Crawford and many more.

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.