Posts Tagged ‘V Michael McKay’

V Michael McKay Pens A New Classic

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Composer V. Michael McKay writes the songs that inspire people to sing all across the world.  A sample of his body of work includes The Battle Is ThVMMe Lord’s and The Good Shepherd (both recorded by Yolanda Adams) , The Potter’s House (Tramaine Hawkins),  Intercession (Kim McFarland), All In His Hands (Florida Mass Choir and Dr. Charles G Hayes’ Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir), Broken But I’m Healed (Byron Cage), The Corinthian Song (Kathy Taylor), I’m Still Here (Albertina Walker) and Oh Jesus (Dorothy Norwood).  McKay adds to his list of classics with the release of his new song Rest (For My Yoke Is Easy) making the rounds at radio.

The two time Dove Award winner said the song’s strong and deliberate message  are derived from scripture and his upbringing.  “These were words that I heard my mother and her mother recite with such conviction as I was growing up. When we realize that Jesus gives us a special invitation (to come to Him) in Matthew 11:25-30 and the invite allows us to bring our worries, our frustrations and our fears and in turn He gives us his rest. We can exchange our weakness for His strength. I Peter 5:7 is interspersed in the middle of the song, and what a joy it is to know we can cast every care upon Jesus and realize the load is not too heavy for Him to bear. For the weary, wounded and disappointed, there is rest. The world is teetering in a state of uncertainty and confusion, and in the midst of the turmoil. God offers us His peace and his rest.

A special release of the song heads to digital outlets in a couple of weeks.

Cedric Ballard Champions Houston’s Night Of Unity

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Cedric Ballard New1On Friday, July 18th, the Houston area Gospel community joined local area pastors, government officials and community leaders in a display of unity and prayer for peace in the nation as a whole in response to the tragedies and violence plaguing our inner cities.  Leading the charge was Worship Leader and Psalmist Minister Cedric Ballard, who hosted the event at the Greater Grace Outreach Church.  Joining in the celebration was noted songwriter V. Michael McKay, Rhonda and Shawn McLemore, Alexis Spight and Earl Duncan.

Ballard stressed the need for unity and for the church to lead the charge.  “We have such a huge responsibility to show people that our gatherings have impact after the end of Sunday morning worship.  God called and ordained the church to change the world, we have to show them we are truly united and serious about making a difference when and where it counts.”

 

New Music From Minister Keith Pringle

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

On the heels of the celebration of the Pentecostal Community Choir’s 35th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion Concert comes word of a new single from PCC founder and GOSPEL legend, Minister Keith Pringle.  Pringle burst into the Worst is Overmusic scene while accompanying Rev. James Cleveland and the Salem Baptist Church Choir of Omaha, Nebraska.  As the choir was singing I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired, Rev. Cleveland uttered the words “sing it for me, Keith”, and Pringle’s singing career was birthed.  For the new single, Minister Pringle teams up with noted songwriters V. Michael McKay, Carlton Burgess and producer Garland Miche Waller for The Worst Is Over.  The new single has been released to radio and Pringle returns to the studio to work on a full project with a tentative release date for early 2015.

Motown Gospel Signs Gene Moore

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Gene and LindseyGene Moore caught our attention on V Michael McKay’s God Talk CD (see review here).  We knew it wouldn’t be long before someone came to their senses and signed this amazing talent. Aaron Lindsey seemed to have picked up the same vibe. “Gene Moore is one of the most gifted and anointed singers I have ever heard. From the first time I brought him to my studio to sing background vocals I said, ‘The world needs you to do a solo record’.” In the meantime, be sure to  catch Gene on Sunday Kinda Love, the single for Israel Houghton’s I’m In Love with a Church Girl soundtrack.

 

 

Daniel Johnson Live Recording November 30

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

In the midst of family gatherings and giving thanks, the city of Houston is preparing for the live recording of Daniel Johnson on November 30th.  Johnson, a Los Angeles native is most familiar from his work with Israel and New Breed.  Before relocating to Houston, Johnson spent time as a member of the Andrae Crouch Singers and is featured on Crouch’s The Promise CD.  You can also check out Daniel on his 2011 solo CD release You Make Me and on The V. Michael McKay God Talk project.

Dr. Margaret Douroux Heritage Music Conference New Date and Location

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

 

Noted Gospel Songwriter Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux’s Annual Heritage Foundation Music Conference moves from its  usual October date to July and takes the gospel to Irvine, California. (more…)

Funeral Arrangements for Helen Jones, Mother of V. Michael Mckay

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Helen Jones, mother of gospel songwriter and choir conductor V. Michael McKay (pictured above), who made her transition on Friday, January 13th.  Gospelflava.com joins with others around the country praying for the family in their time of bereavement.   Funeral Services are as follows: (more…)

Dr. Margaret Douroux Celebrates 25th Annual Gospel Music Conference

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Gospel singers, songwriters and musicians from all across the country will gather in Los Angeles for the Heritage Music Foundation’s Annual Gospel Music Conference to be held October 20th through the 23rd.  This is the 25th anniversary of the HMF Conference founded by award winning songwriter Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux (Give Me a Clean Heart, He Decided to Die, If it Had Not Been for the Lord on My Side).  The theme of this year’s conference is Gospel Music: A National Treasure for Hard Times.  (more…)