Posts Tagged ‘Verizon Wireless’

Chicago’s Dexter Walker and Zion Movement Take Top Honors at HSTS

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Zion MovementDexter Walker and Zion Movement now carries the distinction of being “America’s Best Gospel Choir”  as the Chicago based group was named the grand prize winner of the Verizon Wireless How Sweet the Sound Competition.  (more…)

Verizon Postpones Finale For How Sweet the Sound

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Verizon announced yesterday via its website the postponement of the How Sweet the Sound Finale scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 4th.

Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound Finale Postponed
Due to the devastating situation in the Northeast, Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound grand finale has been postponed. We will be bringing America’s most prestigious gospel celebration to the community at a later date. Please continue to check for updates. Our thoughts and well wishes go out to those individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Below is the official statement release







After careful consideration and deliberation, producers and promoters of Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound have decided to postpone the national finale scheduled for this Sunday, November 4th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The finale will take place at a time that allows for the safety, travel and enjoyment of the participants and the audience; details of the new finale timing will be announced broadly as soon as they’re confirmed.


“The safety and care for our audience, our extended communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and all of our performers is our first priority,” said Steven Marrs, President of Momentum Entertainment Group – who helps produce the event. “Our thoughts and best wishes are with all those affected by the devastating, life-altering hand of Superstorm Sandy.”


Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound, the country’s most prestigious and premiere gospel music celebration brings gospel greats and the greatest choirs from coast to coast together as they compete to be named “The Best Gospel Choir In America.”  The celebration is hosted by Grammy© Award winning artists Donald Lawrence and Yolanda Adams and features Grammy© Award winning artists Mary Mary, CeCe Winans and Hezekiah Walker.


Producers and promoters of Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound continue to stand with and pray for everyone devastated by the impact of Sandy. They continue to express that it was with a heavy heart that they arrived at the decision, but with that same heart and out of great sensitivity and respect for those suffering from the aftermath of Sandy, this decision was made.


Producers and promoters are currently looking at various scenarios and alternatives for the future. As soon as a final decision is made, the public will be updated accordingly and welcomed with open arms to this uplifting event.


Starting Monday, November 5th, customers will be able to receive a refund at their point of purchase.


For the latest news and updates on Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound, log onto, on Facebook at How Sweet The Sound and via Twitter @hstscelebration.


How Sweet The Sound Registration Deadline Extended!

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Due to the overwhelming response, the registration deadline for Verizon’sHow Sweet the Sound has been extended! The final day of registration is April 30th! So if you think your choir has what it takes, log onto! The tour will resume this year with CeCe Winans and Donald Lawrence returning as hosts.