Posts Tagged ‘The Walls Group’

Anthony Brown, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Cobbs, Travis Greene and More Round Out WOW 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016

WOW GOSPEL 2016 CoverWOW Gospel 2016 makes its return on January 29th featuring great gospel music from newcomers Travis Greene , The Walls Group , Geoffrey Golden , Casey J and mainstays Richard Smallwood, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann and others comprising 30 tracks.

The WOW Gospel series has sold over 8 million units with last year’s WOW Gospel 2015 #1 debut marking the 17th consecutive year of the compilation making its entry at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.


Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The Jambalaya Project is a Raleigh based youth enrichment program. This series of music journalism workshops introduces youth to cultural diversity through music and the arts while enhancing their reading, writing and social skills. This year marks its 10 year anniversary and was created by Judith Guest, a professional writer and owner of Perfecting The Persona. To date, it has enrolled over 300 y20150727_163021_resizedouth. This Summer’s participants are Ivori McNeil, Christina Alston, Zoe Brannon, Jaylen Peacox, Kira Matthews, Kourney Privette & Koury Privette. They conducted the following interview with the Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning The Walls Group. The Texas based contemporary gospel group on Kirk Franklin’s Dallas based Fo Yo Soul record label. It’s a joint venture with RCA records. They consist of 4 siblings; Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Asia. They’re just a chip off the old block from a musically inclined family of 10. Their signature sound and heart for God lends credibility to the motto “Everything is bigger in Texas!” You’ll find that they can’t contain it. The revelation can come anytime and anywhere whether you find yourself on the subway or at a concert. Their music will command you to rise from your seat, dance and rejoice.


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“If you’re a miracle today and God has always made a way
If you have food to eat, a place to sleep and you really can’t complain
This song is for you
After everything you’ve been through
This song is for you.”



The Walls Group Drops FREE Christmas EP

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

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The Walls Group brings a refreshing spin to Christmas music by dropping their free EP Sounds Of Christmas.  Darrell, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah Walls  have had quite a run with their debut album Fast Forward (2014) and thankfully haven’t made us wait to hear more from them. The three song EP, with songs “Christmas Time Is Here”, “Jesus What A Wonderful Child” and “This Is My Wish” is available for free download at Soundcloud.

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.”

The Walls Group, Anita Wilson, Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard Get Grammy Nominations

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy on December 5th in Los Angeles.



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The awards will be handed out on Sunday February 8th during a RickyPic_Press1_SideProfileAgainstWalllive broadcast at the Staples Center.  Erica Campbell and Smokie Norful received nominations in both the Best Gospel Performance and Best Gospel Album Categories, while Mali Music received nominations in the Gospel as well as Urban Contemporary categories.  A full list of nominees can be viewed here: Grammy Nominees


Kirk Franklin, Moses Tyson and Twinkie Clark Kick Off New Season of Bobby Jones Gospel

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Bobby Moses Twinkie KirkFall 2014 ushers in the 34th Season of Bobby Jones Gospel, the longest running original series on cable television on Sunday, October 5th.  Kirk Franklin co hosts the fall premiere on Sunday and presents The Walls Group and Tasha Page Lockhart from his Fo Yo Soul Entertainment label.  The show also features Vickie Yohe, a pairing from Moses Tyson and the incomparable Twinkie Clark of the Clark Sisters as well as Dr. Jones and NSC.

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The Walls Group Hit Number 1 on Billboard

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Its official! Fast ForwaWallsrd, the new disc from Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul recording artist The Walls Group makes its debut in the number one position on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.

The single, “Love On The Radio” peaked at #10 on the Christian/Gospel Chart and continues to go strong on radio while the video has received over 30, 000 views to date.

Franklin shared these words of gratitude. “I can’t find the words to explain how proud I am of The Walls Group and how thankful I am that the public went out and supported both a new group and a new company. I am truly humbled.”

Read our review of the disc here 

Catch the Video for Love on the Radio here: The Walls Group Video

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.