Posts Tagged ‘Ted Winn’

Ted Winn Invites Fans To Listening Party

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

11175026_10152937312602523_1479946091227277281_nAward Winning Gospel Artist Ted Winn has new music on the way and is inviting everyone to be apart. On Tuesday June 14th, Winn will go live on his Facebook and Periscope social media pages. Those who join him will be given the opportunity to hear his new single, “Grateful“, with Gospel’s newest sensation Maranda Willis.

The single is inspired by the Hawkins family classic, “Be Grateful”,  led by the legendary Lynette Hawkins Stephens. Willis who was dubbed as one of Essence Magazine’s, “Gospel Artist to Watch in 2016”, adds her own unique flair while remaining true to the musicality of the original Hawkins version.  When asked about recording the song with Winn she states, “It was a joy and honor to work with Ted. It’s such an amazing song and to be able to excerpt from the legendary Hawkins was humbling”. (more…)

REVIEW: Bryan Andrew Wilson In The Spotlight

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

GOSPELflava got an opportunity to talk to Bryan Andrew Wilson about the release of his latest CD, The One Percent. Released in June, the disc made its debut at #18 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart fueled by the success of the lead single Turning Away.   Wilson opened up about his beginnings, the people who have influenced his life and ministry and much more.

GOSPELflava: Take us back to the beginning and how this all started.

BBryanWilsonsinglecoverAW: Growing up everything I knew was church. I grew up as a kid in the Church of God In Christ in Chicago, Illinois in the 5th Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (for authenticity). You know typical church kids, we would go to church and then come home and have more church. I would be outside singing to the grass every day before I went to school and when I got home from school with the paper towel roll serving as my microphone and I would be singing and shouting on the side of my house.   One day my neighbor said, you know somebody needs to put that boy on tv or do something with him, so a video tape was made of me at church. The neighbor’s daughter was attending Jackson State University and had become affiliated with the Mississippi Mass Choir. She presented the tape to Jerry Mannery, he heard the tape and loved it immediately, they invited me to come down and sing. I sang His Eye Is On the Sparrow, they tweaked it a little bit and we recorded it for the debut project of the Mississippi Children’s Choir and it took off from there and as they say the rest is history. I got into the Malaco family, continued travelling in the COGIC conventions and Holy Convocations. I got to know James Moore and he took me under his wing and mentored me and that’s how it all began. (more…)

BMI Hosts Album Release Party To Celebrate Trailblazers Album

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

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Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA will never be the same after the electrifying live performances at the BMI Trailblazers Album Release Party. Gospel’s elite traveled from all angles of the globe to celebrate the release of BMI’s first Trailblazer Gospel Compilation. The album is a collection of the live performances from the 14th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville, TN. This year honorees included award winning artist Edwin Hawkins, Tramaine Hawkins, and Kurt Carr.

To celebrate this accomplishment BMI and eOne Music hosted an invitation only album release party. The event was reminiscent of the luncheon, as Gospel’s elite gathered together in an intimate setting to worship and encourage one another. Isaac Carree was on hand to host the event Anyasha Figueroa- Cooper started the evening singing the lead single, “Holy One” accompanied by Donald Lawrence and Company. Jason and Jonathan nelson sang “I Need Your Spirit”, and Lisa Knowles did her rendition of “Oh My Soul Loves Jesus” which sent the place into a worship frenzy.

The BMI staff, under their leader Catherine Brewton had the Park Tavern venue decorated with soft lighting and warm colors. Catherine made it very clear this project was to celebrate Gospel music and its life changing message. She gave honor to Donald Lawrence, DeWayne Woods, and her team for working so diligently on producing this project. BMI plans to release next year’s luncheon as a compilation album as well. All proceeds from this album will go directly back to the composers of the songs.

 

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Kerry Douglas’ Gospel Mix VI In Billboard Top Ten

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Kerry Douglas New CDGospel Mix VI, the new compilation from Billboard’s #1 independent gospel CEO Kerry Douglas debuts at #9 on this week’s Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

“This is the best gospel mix yet,” Douglas says of the 15-track project that features dynamic performances by Tamela Mann, Ruben Studdard, James Fortune & FIYA, and others. The digital version includes five bonus songs by rising artists such as Kenny Smith and Derrick Horne.

In addition to Zacardi Cortez’ Top Ten radio smash “1 on 1” , the CD features Bryan Wilson’s “It Will Happen” and Ted Winn’s “You Are The Reason.” There’s an amazing mash up between Lalah Hathaway, Zacardi Cortez and Earnest Pugh on “Every Promise.” There are also rare classics such as Rev. Paul Jones’ “I Won’t Complain,” Greg O’Quin’s “I Told The Storm” and “Praises Go Up” by Jimmy Hicks featuring Le’Andria Johnson

New Music From Ted Winn

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Following onTed the heels of God Believes In You and The Lifter, Stellar Award winner Ted Winn makes ready for the release of his new single, You Are The Reason featuring the vocal stylings of his new group, Perspective.

Winn had this to say of the song’s origins: “I wrote, `You Are The Reason’ based on a few things. First, I wanted to express my gratitude and write a song to God. As I reflected on my first solo CD project – Balance, I realized that I mostly write songs that speak directly to people. However, with the first single from my forthcoming project, I wanted to change that up. Second, I wanted to write a song, with what I felt was a simple, clear message and a memorable melody. I wanted the listeners to be able to immediately identify with the song based on their own experience. Third and finally, I wanted to create a universal theme. I believe we can all attest to the fact that God is the reason we live and that we are grateful not only for what He’s done, but the fact that he keeps bringing us through.”

You are the Reason is the second radio single from Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI, the new all star compilation hitting stores September 3rd.

Ted Winn Debuts New Music Sunday on Bobby Jones Gospel

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Ted Winn delivers new music with “You Are The Reason” from his soon to be released sophomore project Perspective.  Winn performs the single on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel this coming Sunday.  In the meantime, you can also hear Ted’s compositions on the Billboard chart topping Bishop Paul S. Morton CD Best Days Yet.

Gospel 411: Williams Brothers, Ted Winn, Hez, Harvey Watkins, Clark Sisters, Paul Morton and more

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

 

Tuesday saw the release of the new project from Bishop Paul Morton.  Ted Winn composed 2 songs for the project; Living In His Favor (the Curse is Broken) and The Best Is Yet to Come.  Many will remember The Best Is Yet to Come from Ted and Sheri’s The Healing Starts Here 2001 CD.  Karen Clark Sheard joins Bishop Morton on a revamped remake of the Thomas Whitfield classic, The Grass Withereth. There is also a nice family track featuring Bishop Morton, son PJ and daughter Jasmine. Jasmine’s husband and film producer Elvin Ross is generating buzz around his documentary that continues the story of the descendants of Kunta Kinteh, popularized in the Alex Haley Roots miniseries of the 1970s. You can view the trailer and website here: http://www.kuntakintehislandmovie.com/

 

In Clark Sisters news, congratulations goes out to Bishop J. Drew Sheard (husband of Karen, father of Kierra and J Drew III and Karew Record Label co founder) on his election to the 12 member General Board for the 6 million member Church of God in Christ denomination.  Sheard received over 2,600 votes during the elections held in St. Louis at the Holy Convocation.

Producer Stan Jones tweeted about studio time with Harvey Watkins Jr. (of the Canton Spirituals) and The Williams Brothers and Lee Williams.  Projects are scheduled for release sometime in 2013

When does Donald Lawrence sleep? Following his performance on the weekend at the COGIC confab in St. Louis, Lawrence alloted time for studio work on a new Hezekiah Walker project.  Lawrence also noted that  Love Fellowship alum Timiney Figueroa – Caton (who is currently featured on the new single from the Kurt Carr Singers) is featured on a new Hez track.  Donald Lawrence and Company will celebrate New Years in London, England.

 

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir records a new project this weekend.  Plans are underway for BTC to be a part of the Obama Inauguration festivities.

Bishop Walter Hawkins: The Man, The Music, The Ministry

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

You Don’t Want To Miss This Amazing Tribute!

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Check out the BET “Lift Every Voice” behind-the scenes special at the concert tribute and funeral for Bishop Walter Hawkins. It airs on BET at 10 am EST this Sunday, July 25th. Among the guests: Donnie McClurkin, Ted Winn, Tye Tribbet, Kathy Taylor Brown, Richard Smallwood, Ricky Dillard, Dewayne Woods, and Byron Cage.

UPDATE: Homegoing Information for Bishop Walter Hawkins

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Here is the official information for the homegoing services of Bishop Walter Hawkins. This information was taken from the Official Walter Hawkins fan page.

UPDATE:

Sharing in ministry on the Tuesday Night Musical Celebration, titled, “The Man, the Music, The Ministry: A Musical Salute to Bishop Walter Hawkins” will be Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Pastor Donnie McClurkn, Daryl Coley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Ledisi, Ted Winn, Kim Burrell, Byron Cage, Karen Clark Sheard and more. Lady Tramaine Hawkins will be making a special appearance along with Bishop Hawkin’s sister, Lynette Hawkins Stevens. The musical directors for the event will be Bishop Hawkins brother, Edwin Hawkins, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, Richard Smallwood, and Bishop’s own musical director Rusty Watson.  The master of ceremony duties will be shared between Dr. Bobby Jones, Marvin Winans, and BeBe Winans.

UPDATE on Ticket Information:

Tickets are FREE and available on a first come, first serve basis.

The box office is open Fri, July 16th from noon til 3pm, Sat, July 17th and Tues, July 20th from 11am til 3pm and Wed, July 21st from 10am til 11am.

…Contact Paramount Theater at: (510) 465-6400.

OUT OF TOWN GUESTS (Outside of California), please contact Charles Jackson at (510) 708-9246 for your tickets. Tickets are limited!

Bishop Kenneth Moales will officiate the funeral services on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE:

As of this moment the musical tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins will not be streamed, although anything could change at any moment! We’ll keep you posted! The good news is Gospel Music Channel will air the Tribute Concert on Sunday at 8PM EST.