Posts Tagged ‘Tye Tribbett’

Tye Tribbett Tapped To Co Host Dove Awards

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Grammy and Stellar Award winner Tye Tribbett will join Christian Rock group For King & Country as this year’s hosts for the GMA Tye Tribbett 514Dove Awards.  The Dove Awards return to the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 11th.  The show is being taped and will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 16th.

Tribbett just completed part 2 of his live recording The Bloody Win which featured a reunion of his group GA as well as wrapping up recording the first season  as the new host of the BET Gospel Music Program, Joyful Noise.

Kim Burrell Takes Ephesians 4 Conference To Miami

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Pastor Kim BurrellKim-Burrell takes her Ephesians 4 conference to the sunny city of Miami, Florida August 9-12.  The conference will offer 3 days of intensive workshop classes, powerful preaching, anointed singing and a time of fellowship.  Burrell will also take out time to present new music for her live recording that will close out the conference on August 12th.

Joining Burrell this year are Grammy award winner and new host of the new BET Gospel show Joyful Noise Tye Tribbett and noted songwriter, musician, author, Bible teacher and Pastor Hart Ramsey.  Donald Lawrence, Chrisette Michelle and Robert Glasper will make up the celebrity guest panel that will offer critique and wisdom to up and coming artists.

Additional conference info can be found on Burrell’s website.  In other news, the Houston based artist joined the ranks of radio announcers as she fronts Bridging the Gap with Kim Burrell on Sunday afternoons via KTSU on the campus of Texas Southern University.

Fantasia Drops New Music With Tye Tribbett

Monday, July 25th, 2016

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Fantasia is set to drop her latest project The Definition of… this Friday, and the album features a collaboration with Tye Tribbett. Check out the debut of the song “I Made It” as performed by Fantasia this morning on Good Morning America.

 

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Tye Tribbett Reunites With GA For The Bloody Win Part 2 Live Recording

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Tye-Tribbett-02Two time Grammy Award winner, multiple Stellar Award winner  and Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett heads to the iconic Fillmore Philadelphia Theater for the second installment of his Bloody Win Live Recording.  The event will serve as a reunion, once again pairing  Tribbett with the group he founded,  Greater Anointing.

Tribbett formed the group in March of 1996 and recorded the hugely successful albums Life and Victory Live with the ensemble before going solo in 2010.  The Bloody Win Part 1 was recorded in May in Greenville, South Carolina.

Tye Tribbett To Host Joyful Noise On BET

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Tye-Tribbett-02BET announced its lineup of new and returning programs and featured in the lineup is Joyful Noise, an hour long program hosted by award winning Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett.  The show will feature performances from celebrated as well as new and upcoming Gospel artists, an on the street feature manned by Willie Moore Jr, a local church feature and a sermonette from the nation’s leading pastors and pulpiteers.

Celebration of Gospel was included in the list of returning special programs.

Tye Tribbett Set To Record Live On May 6th

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Tye Tribbett 514On May 6th, multiple Grammy, Dove, Stellar and Soul Train Award winner Tye Tribbett heads to Greenville, South Carolina for a live recording at The Redemption Center.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Tribbett states: “This live recording is going to be crazy!” Motown Gospel’s VP/General Manager Larry Blackwell adds: “There are many adjectives to describe Tye Tribbett live in concert. Amazing, astounding, exhilarating, inspiring quickly come to mind. Celebrating 20 years of artistry this year, we’re thrilled to continue the journey with him into the next chapter of his ground breaking career.”

Jonathan Nelson Is Fearless On March 18th

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A powerful performance at this year’s Stellar Awards Pre Show served as a perfect introduction to new music from Fearless, the fifth album from singer/songwriter and worship leader Jonathan Nelson.  NJonathan Nelson-FEARLESS album coverelson recorded his new CD last year at the Faith Center in Sunrise, Florida.  The album features guest appearances from Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Pastor Kim Burrell, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Tye Tribbett, Sonnie Badu, and his twin brother Jason Nelson.

“I’m really excited about this new music. Each lyric is designed to increase our faith. High energy, deep impact and true inspiration from God is my ultimate goal. I pray that each listener would be bold, walk in faith, and simply BE FEARLESS.”

The CD is available for pre order on Amazon and iTunes and fans can catch Nelson live as he ministers on March 2nd during the iLead Escape Face2Face Worship Concert in Birmingham, AL.

Celebration of Gospel On BET January 31st

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

We’re in countdown mode for the praise party! Celebration of Gospel airs this Sunday January 31st 8P/7c!

Tye Tribbett Hosts Hope Concert

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Moved with compassion by the senseless death of his cousin Corey Jones after an altercation with Florida police, Grammy Award winner TTye Tribbett 514ye Tribbett presents the iHope Concert, a free admission music event featuring Sunday Best winner LeAndria Johnson, Motown Gospel artist Tasha Cobbs,  quartet sensation Minister Tim Rogers and Mali Music on November 12th.  The event takes place at The Faith Center located at 5555 NW 95th Avenue, Sunrise, FL.

Additional information is available on Tye Tribbett’s website.

 

Interview : Israel Houghton – “Covered: Alive In Asia” (2015)

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

CD100_outMulti Grammy, Stellar, and Dove award winning artist Israel Houghton returns with his new album “Covered: Alive in Asia” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel and Christian Charts. This was Houghton’s seventh album in his career to debut at the top of the charts. This live worship experience was recorded across the continent of Asia in stadiums in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Korea, Tokyo, and Manila. The album features new songs with Grammy Award Winners Yolanda Adams and Tye Tribett and Gospel rising sensation Jonathan McReynolds. Houghton teams up with longtime producing partner Aaron Lindsay to bring forth the groups legendary sound. Covered: Alive in Asia is the groups 10th album, as they celebrate 15 years of Ministry.

GOSPElflava’s Martin Williams recently caught up with Israel to discuss the new albums all the elements that went into making this project a chart topping success.

 

Martin: You’ve recorded albums all over the world, why did you decide to go to Asia?

Israel: We’ve been going there for seven or eight years as a team, and we have developed a good re pore in several countries there. When you go certain places and you realize there is a grace for you to be there and you like how you feel with those crowds and churches there, the thought about doing an album there begins to creep in. And it just so happen this particular Asian tour last fall worked out great to carry a film and audio crew to capture the energy of these six great places in Asia.

Martin: I listened to one of the tracks on the album and you said there was such a spirit of expectation and a hunger for GOD’s presence. What was it like being in those venues with all of those worshipers on one accord?

Israel: It was absolutely fantastic! No disrespect to us here in America but we have so many options. You can throw a rock and go have a great worship experience somewhere and go hear some of the greatest singers and musicians. In Asia that’s rare for them. It only happens every once in a while. So they come out in significant numbers to experience this and they don’t just stand around they engage. It’s incredibly refreshing especially when you are trying to teach brand new songs. Versus here in America where they may not get with you until you sing something that they like or something that’s familiar. Over there their attitude is BRING IT ON!

Martin: It’s been almost 15 years since your album “New Season” was released. Fast forward to now do you still feel the same excitement? Are you apprehensive? Are you concerned if the fans will like it? How do you feel?

Israel: I think it’s all of the above. I’m still very much excited about recording, writing, and releasing music. Certainly in 2000 and 2001 when “New Season” was released records were bought and sold differently than now. That album was released in the pre I- Tunes and streaming days. People had to actually have to go and buy the physical CD. Now it’s very different there are so many options and it’s harder to get the ground swell. When we did “Live From Another Level” it was our first album to sell 500,000 units and the album was certified “Gold” within a year. That blew our minds. And to sell that many units now is quite an undertaking. The beauty is that we don’t do what we do for the accolades, awards, or sales. Our rewards are ultimately found in the lives of people. The older I get the less panicked I am about a release. I don’t fret about how it’s going to do on the radio or will it go to the number 1 spot on Billboard. Most of our records end up selling for long periods of time. They are not just a quick release and you forget about them. Because we are out in front of people all the time our albums tend to have a longer life of sales. We’ve had Number 1’s, gold records and awards, so hopefully we are past having to prove ourselves and drive ourselves crazy. Ultimately it’s about people being blessed and connected to this music.

 

Martin: Does it still surprise you when you go out all over the world and the people know your music?

Israel: It’s such a true blessing and its speaks to the power of mediums like GOSPELflava and Gospel radio because people have the opportunity to connect with our sound and vision. You all get the word out and I’m grateful. It never gets old getting up and starting a song and hearing the crowd take it over, never gets old. I love when I can step back from the microphone and let the audience sing. I become a kid in those moments!

 

Martin: Out of all of your albums what’s the one song that you can’t go through a concert without singing?

Israel: It’s pretty much a tie between “You Are Good” and “Friend Of God”. If we ever leave the stage and don’t do “Friend of God” it’s going to be a problem. It’s like Marvin Sapp leaving the stage without singing “Never Would Have Made It’ or Kirk Franklin not doing “Stomp” or “Why We Sing”. I tell you the one song that’ gained momentum of the years and that’s “Moving Forward”. I’ve noticed we can’t get through a set without at least hitting the bridge of that song. I’m honored that I’ve been apart of writing some staples and putting those out. It never gets old to me.

Martin: With all the recent tragedies in the world, how important is it that believers continue to cultivate a life of worship?

Israel: It’s never been more important than the days we are living in now. Here we are in the most connective generations of all time through the way of social networking but we’ve also become extremely disconnected by the same reasons. I think the Gospel and the unity that comes from knowing who Jesus is best served and experienced together. What is tragic for me is that these horrible atrocities happen and that causes us to get off our phones for a second and come together as a community. I wish we didn’t need tragedy to do that. That’s one of the things I Love about church there is an hour and half in the week where we come together to say we are connected under one name and one faith. In this day and age we need that because we don’t have a lot of good news on Television. The definition of the Gospel is the good news.

Martin: On the album you collaborate with Tye Tribbett, Yolanda Adams, and Jonathan McReynolds, how was it working with those artists?

Israel: Well after so many years I think people have realized that I love doing collaborations. On “New Season” we had Keith Staten from Commissioned. The second album “Real”, I used a lot of Andrae Crouch’s crew, I didn’t do a lot of collaborations on “Live From Another Level”, but Michael Gunger worked with me on that. Of course the son of South Africa himself Jonathan Butler worked with me on “Alive In South Africa”. “ A Deeper Level” featured Chris Tomlin, YPJ. My Christmas album, “ A Timeless Christmas” has to be my favorite in terms of collaborations because it featured Marvin Winans, CeCe Winans, Lalah Hathaway and many others it was a dream come true. I’ve worked with Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Take 6, so for me it’s about how the song its best served with another voice and artist. I’ve never been super particular either about collaborations. An artist doesn’t’ have to be of a certain stature for them to be featured on one of my songs. It’s all about what’s going to enhance the song. In some cases I’ve been very fortunate that’ the collaboration does help boost the cache of the album as well as the song.

Martin: You take a classic contemporary Christian song, “Mighty to Save” and you give an upbeat island flair, what made you remix the song?

Israel: For us its something we’ve been doing for years, and just never recorded it. Initially we were going to put it on “Jesus At The Center”. The group and myself found ourselves doing a lot of festivals. And sometimes at these festivals people don’t know us very well so its important to have songs that people know in reserve so they can join in on the experience. It’s always good to have songs you can always add a New Breed twist to it.

Martin: At the end of the day what do you want the listeners to take away from “Covered: Alive In Asia”?

Israel: I want them to take away that hope is not relegated to just one community, skin tone, or preference. Gospel is good news and it needs to be global. There are people in Asia who love Gospel music and this message and you may never see them. We have brothers and sisters who don’t look or talk like us but they serve the same God. It’s a beautiful thing to know. I want people to know Israel and new breed  as ambassadors.

 

Israel’s Latest Release, “Covered: Alive In Asia” is available in stores and online.  The project features a 16 track digital deluxe version and limited edition CD/DVD combo pack that includes 13 tracks plus a documentary offering an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the recording process and footage of some of the most beautiful and exotic cities in Asia.  Additionally, later this year, Houghton will release a special 90 minute concert film with exclusive performances and interviews.