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Kierra Sheard Releases “Don’t Judge Me” Featuring Missy Elliott

Kierra Sheard Releases “Don’t Judge Me” Featuring Missy Elliott

In an exclusive partnership with RCA Inspiration, GRAMMY® nominated and Stellar Award- winning artist Kierra Sheard has released two new singles, “Don’t Judge Me” featuring Hip-Hop icon Missy Elliott (Karew Entertainment/RCA Inspiration) and a solo recording of “Don’t Judge Me” accompanied by a new music video. “Don’t Judge Me” debuts five years since her last studio album, Graceland (Karew Entertainment), which earned her multiple nominations at the 2015 Stellar Awards and debuted […]

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August 12th, 2019

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The Choir Master signs with Motown Gospel

The Choir Master signs with Motown Gospel

Motown Gospel is honored to announce the official signing of iconic choirmaster Ricky Dillard today. Known for his skillful directing and inimitable presentation marked by high energy, acrobatics and charisma, the 3-time GRAMMY® nominee will record his Motown Gospel debut album, along with his unparalleled choir, New G, live in Chicago on Saturday, September 28, 2019 beginning at 2:00 PM at Haven of Rest Missionary Baptist Church on 7925 South Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60617. Ticket

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August 12th, 2019

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Le’Andria Johnson – “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus)”

Le’Andria Johnson – “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus)”

Watch Here… Season 3 winner Le’Andria Johnson shows off her raw vocal power with a rendition of “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus)” with Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers.

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August 7th, 2019

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10 Fresh Gospel Acts to Help Get Your Praise On

10 Fresh Gospel Acts to Help Get Your Praise On

Gospel music is rooted in the Black church experience of the African-American South and birthed out of the Negro spirituals of slavery. It is a genre that is rhythmic, thankful, interactive and joyful. Despite not being a mainstream pillar, it can be argued that gospel music is the foundation of many Black music genres and a staple of the Black household.  There are those songs […]

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August 7th, 2019

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Jonathan McReynolds and Todd Dulaney featured in latest double-cover magazine

Jonathan McReynolds and Todd Dulaney featured in latest double-cover magazine

The Gospel at your fingertips anytime, anywhere onlineThe wait is over! The Latest Epic Double- Cover Issue Of Premier Gospel & Christian Music Magazine Is Out Now. The latest epic double cover issue features eOne recording artists Todd Dulaney and Jonathan McReynolds. Also in this issue: Special features and content of the Award-Winning series Encore “LIVE”. Interviews with Maranda Curtis, R.A.W. conference, Alicia M. Bailey, Evangelist […]

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August 7th, 2019

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Bebe Winans – Laughter Just Like A Medicine ft. K.S.

Bebe Winans – Laughter Just Like A Medicine ft. K.S.

Bebe Winans – Laughter Just Like A Medicine ft. K.S. (Official Video) “One day I locked myself out of the house and instead of becoming angry, I chose Laughter, which made my situation easier to endure. As I waited in the garage for the locksmith, I sat and wrote this song. The talented young men from Seoul Korea, known as Korean Soul were introduced to […]

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August 7th, 2019

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25 BEST BLACK GOSPEL SONGS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO IN 2019

25 BEST BLACK GOSPEL SONGS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO IN 2019

SEE YOU AGAIN – ANTHONY EVANS This song knocked me out when I first heard it. I decided this was the gospel song I was finally going to try in my church. So we got the (predominantly white) worship team together, rehearsed it like crazy. Yep, it came out like a long-lost U2 song. Nothing like the original. Even though we couldn’t replicate the song’s […]

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August 7th, 2019

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Isaac Carree Returns With First Album In Six Years ‘No Risk…No Reward’

Isaac Carree Returns With First Album In Six Years ‘No Risk…No Reward’

“There’s no one like me because God only made one me and I’m comfortable doing me,” confesses award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Isaac Carree. “So I embrace whatever comes with that!” Carree has been converting listeners to believers ever since he launched his career over 25 years ago with his earnest and unique artistry that has landed him at #1 on Gospel Billboard Charts and […]

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August 7th, 2019

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Kirk Franklin and his upcoming biopic

Kirk Franklin and his upcoming biopic

Modern-day gospel king Kirk Franklin seems ripe for a biopic based on his life — and one is in the works. The “Stomp” singer, who dropped on the scene in 1993 with Kirk Franklin and the Family, will serve as executive producer for a movie for Sony through his label, Fo Yo Soul Entertainment. Franklin promises it won’t be “some cute little Christian movie,” but […]

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August 7th, 2019

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Post Game Concert featuring Fred Hammond

Post Game Concert featuring Fred Hammond

Driven by 22 points from Rookie of the Year candidate Arike Ogunbowale, the Dallas Wings (6-15) snapped a six-game losing skid with an 87-64 (8-12) victory over the New York Liberty. The 23-point win is the largest margin of victory against the Liberty in franchise history, besting the previous record of 20. Defensive Player of the Year hopeful Kayla Thornton was the team’s second leading […]

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August 7th, 2019

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Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

Love Theory- Kirk Franklin Deliver Me (This is My Exodus)- Donald Lawrence You Know My Name (Live)- Tasha Cobbs Leonard Unstoppable- Koryn Hawthorne Blessings on Blessings- Anthony Brown & group therAPy

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August 7th, 2019

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Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett and more highlight WIDU Gospel Concert

Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett and more highlight WIDU Gospel Concert

Tickets go sale Aug. 16 for an Oct. 12 Crown Coliseum concert featuring Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett, Yolanca Adams and J.J. Hairston. Tickets go on sale Aug. 16 for the WIDU anniversary celebration at the Crown Coliseum Oct. 12. The show will feature gospel artists Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett, Yolanda Adams and JJ Hairston. Walker is a Grammy Award-winning singer and pastor and bishop of […]

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August 7th, 2019

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Maurette Brown Clark collaborates with Kim Burrell and Marvin Sapp

Maurette Brown Clark collaborates with Kim Burrell and Marvin Sapp

Stellar Award winning and Dove Award nominated singer-songwriter, Maurette Brown Clark, has dropped a music video for her Billboard Top 20 Gospel Airplay radio single, “I Want God” (Nettie’s Child Music/IndieBlu). The video made its debut on BET.com at this link. Backed by the Grammy Award nominated act, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, the soulful track is Brown Clark’s first release in four years. “I […]

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August 6th, 2019

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Tasha Cobbs-Leonard at The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo

Tasha Cobbs-Leonard at The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo

Included with your VIP weekend ticket is admission to this special, inspirational morning session with Gospel recording artist, motivational speaker and plus size fashion designer Tasha Cobbs-Leonard! Read More…

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August 6th, 2019

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Zacardi Cortez and Kierra Sheard at the Gospel Fest New Haven 2019

Zacardi Cortez and Kierra Sheard at the Gospel Fest New Haven 2019

Gospel Fest New Haven, presented by the Christian Community Commission, Inc., took place August 3-4, 2019 at Goffe Street/DeGale Park in New Haven. The event featured performances by Zacardi Cortez & Kierra Sheard and The Canton Spirituals . There were also performances by 40 statewide and local groups. Were you SEEN?

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August 6th, 2019

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Christina Bell Plays ‘Twinkie Clark’ In ‘The Clark Sisters’ Biopic

Christina Bell Plays ‘Twinkie Clark’ In ‘The Clark Sisters’ Biopic

“A couple of years ago I went out to Essence Fest and did a tribute for The Clark Sisters, and then three years later I’m like, ‘What the heck. I’m in their movie?'” the gospel performer tells the Recording Academy Gospel singer Christina Bell is having a heavenly year. Not only has the Shreveport, Louisiana native recently released a chart-topping single called “Going,” which is co-written by Isaiah Templeton […]

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August 6th, 2019

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William McDowell releases debut single from upcoming live album,’ The Cry’

William McDowell releases debut single from upcoming live album,’ The Cry’

Single ‘I Don’t Wanna Leave’ now available Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning worship leader, pastor and author William McDowell has released a new song, “I Don’t Wanna Leave,” available everywhere today. The song was recorded at Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as part of his upcoming new live album, “The Cry.” The song features Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Aaron Lindsey. “As the last song of […]

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August 5th, 2019

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Yolanda and Dorinda Perform at the Urban Expo Festival

Yolanda and Dorinda Perform at the Urban Expo Festival

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Parents, if your children are heading back to school listen up. The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is preparing for its annual premier event, The Urban Expo Back to School and Community Festival, August 10th and 11th at the America’s Center. Students can get everything from free health screenings to free school supplies. Legendary recording artists Yolanda Adams, Dorinda Clark […]

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August 5th, 2019

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Cece Winans performs in Memphis at The Orpheum Halloran Centre

Cece Winans performs in Memphis at The Orpheum Halloran Centre

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career. She’s […]

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August 5th, 2019

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U-Church fall lineup to include Travis Greene

U-Church fall lineup to include Travis Greene

Lee University will once again offer an eclectic mix of U-church services this fall, providing students the opportunity to worship together in an atypical chapel format. Fall 2019’s performers include Tauren Wells on Sept. 8, Travis Greene on Oct. 6, and “An Evening of Worship” on Nov. 17. “We are so excited for the fall and cannot wait to get everyone back on campus to enjoy this […]

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August 5th, 2019

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Brian Courtney Wilson Launches his ‘JUST B(E)’ Tour 8/23/19 In Atlanta

Brian Courtney Wilson Launches his ‘JUST B(E)’ Tour 8/23/19 In Atlanta

“I hope we do good and be able to do it again with others,” said three-time Grammy nominated Brian Courtney Wilson about the launch of his “Just B(E)” Tour on August 23, 2019 in Atlanta, GA featuring label-mate Gene Moore as opening act. Brian, who was raised in Chicago and currently resides in Houston, is on the Motown Gospel imprint and has garnered a long list of accolades for […]

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August 5th, 2019

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Donnie McClurkin in African Festival Entertainment Line-Up

Donnie McClurkin in African Festival Entertainment Line-Up

Africa International House USA, Inc. (AIH) announced its world-class talent line-up for the 30th Annual African Festival of the Arts (AFA), held over the four-day Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2. At 30, the AFA is the progenitor of African inspired cultural festivals in Chicago and across the country. The theme for this special anniversary is “Spirit of Africa.” Each year the AFA […]

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August 5th, 2019

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Marvin Sapp spearheads Back To School Rally in Hometown

Marvin Sapp spearheads Back To School Rally in Hometown

Free backpacks, haircuts and more at Brookside Elementary School Saturday. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On Saturday, Aug 3 families in need can help their kids get ready to go back to school. Bishop Marvin Sapp and the Lighthouse Family is hosting a Back to School Rally from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brookside Elementary School. (2505 Madison Ave. – Next to Lighthouse Full Life […]

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August 5th, 2019

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‘Hitsville: A Motown Gospel Celebration’ – Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Lexi & More

‘Hitsville: A Motown Gospel Celebration’ – Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Lexi & More

Motown Records is celebrating 60 years! Hitsville Honors, a tribute to Berry Gordy Jr. and the legacy and impact of Motown Records, is set to be part of the Motown Museum’s 60th anniversary to be held on September 22nd in Detroit. Stars from the record label are expected to attend and the musical lineup features classic Motown acts like the Temptations, Four Tops, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and Mary Wilson, ...

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August 5th, 2019

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McDonald’s ‘Black & Positively Golden’ present Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

McDonald’s ‘Black & Positively Golden’ present Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

McDonald’s announced the return of one of its staple events, the 13th annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. The longest-running, brand-owned gospel music tour is back with an award-winning talent line-up sure to please fans nationwide. The free concert tour began April 27 and runs until December 13. The 2019 nationwide concert series appeals to a wide range of gospel music lovers with its lineup of […]

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August 1st, 2019

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Newark’s Jubilation Choir Celebrates 20 Years of Grammy-Worthy Gospel

Newark’s Jubilation Choir Celebrates 20 Years of Grammy-Worthy Gospel

There’s a reason Newark’s Grammy-winning Jubilation Choir has sung alongside heavy hitters including Dionne Warwick, Queen Latifah and the late Ray Charles. Those who buy a ticket to the gospel group’s 20th anniversary show June 22 at NJPAC won’t leave wondering what that reason might be, says the Rev. Dr. Stefanie Minatee, Jubilation’s founder and artistic director. The Rev. Dr. Stefanie Minatee founded the choir […]

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August 1st, 2019

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The ‘Heaven 11’: Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

The ‘Heaven 11’: Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

Baylor University journalism professor and former editor gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine, is celebrating African American Music Appreciation Month in June by leading a national movement to preserve the fast-disappearing legacy of African American sacred music on vinyl. Robert F. Darden, founder and director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, has compiled the “Heaven 11” – a list of the 11 most influential black gospel […]

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August 1st, 2019

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Lee University welcomes Travis Greene in October

Lee University welcomes Travis Greene in October

Lee University will once again offer an eclectic mix of U-church services this fall, providing students the opportunity to worship together in an atypical chapel format. Fall 2019’s performers include Tauren Wells on Sept. 8, Travis Greene on Oct. 6, and “An Evening of Worship” on Nov. 17. “We are so excited for the fall and cannot wait to get everyone back on campus to […]

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August 1st, 2019

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Experience Christian Ministries Presents ‘Church at the Park’

Experience Christian Ministries Presents ‘Church at the Park’

Pastor Shep and Dr. Shalonda Crawford of Experience Christian Ministries will host the 3rd Annual Church at the Park on Sunday, August 4, at 11:07 a.m., at the South Park Recreation Center, 345 E. 51st St., in Los Angeles. The free event will feature a worship service, resources and refreshments aimed at uniting Black and Brown residents in South L.A. Participants include Grammy winner Faith Evans, […]

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August 1st, 2019

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TEXAS Gospel Music Excellence Awards 2020

TEXAS Gospel Music Excellence Awards 2020

For 21 years, The Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards has recognized independent gospel artist across the state of Texas. This four day gospel experience has been cornerstone of Gospel Music in Texas. The award program recognizes artists and announcers in at least 22 categories each year. TGMEA also recognizes outstanding gospel music and artist across the United States. This part of the award show recognizes […]

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July 31st, 2019

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Le’Andria Johnson at the Lincoln Music Festival

Le’Andria Johnson at the Lincoln Music Festival

The three-day festival opening weekend starts July 26 with Youth, Gospel, Soul, Jazz. Friday kicks off at noon with the Lunchtime In The Park and Soulful Seniors segment featuring LaQuin Lay and the Family Tree Jazz Band, Gospel DJ Willie Gee and Gospel singer Darren Deac. Starting at 2 p.m., the long-running YOPAT LIVE! – acronym for Youth Outreach for Performing Arts and Technology – […]

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July 31st, 2019

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JJ Hairston & Wife share insight on their new book

JJ Hairston & Wife share insight on their new book

*Gospel singer J.J. Hairston and his wife Trina has co–authored a new relationship book titled “A Miracle Marriage,” which aims to serve as a guide for millennial couples on how to make their marriage work, according to The Christian Post.  “Truth of the matter is we are committed to each other.  When we go out we are not looking to see who looks good or even who may […]

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July 31st, 2019

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San Diego’s Gospel Festival 2019

San Diego’s Gospel Festival 2019

The Clark Sisters Detroit has birthed some of the greatest singers in the world: Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Vanessa Bell- Armstrong, The Winans family and many others but there is something about The Clark Sisters: Jacky, Twinkie, Dorinda and Karen. The Clark Sisters have spent the last three decades singing, preaching, evangelizing, and teaching the word of God across the country and abroad. Carrying on the legacy of […]

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July 31st, 2019

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Gospel Music on Today’s Culture

Gospel Music on Today’s Culture

Right now, the 51st Annual Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America is being held in Atlanta. The hot topic? The state of gospel music. A cross section of people from the gospel community — including pastors, ministers of music, artists and church musicians — will try to get a sense of the impact of gospel music on today’s culture from three perspectives: the […]

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July 31st, 2019

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Urban Expo & Back to School Community Festival

Urban Expo & Back to School Community Festival

The area’s largest Back to School Giveaway returns to America’s Center on August 10-11. Over ten thousand backpacks filled with school supplies and 50,000 new pairs of shoes will be given to students and their families over the free two-day event. In addition, a Save Our Sisters Women’s Empowerment Summit on August 11 and a concert by Fred Hammond will be featured on Sunday, August […]

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July 31st, 2019

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A group of predominately black pastors speak with Trump

A group of predominately black pastors speak with Trump

President Donald Trump met with a group of predominantly black pastors at the White House Monday as he continued to criticize one of the more prominent African American members of Congress and the city he represents.  Along with Vice President Mike Pence, Trump met with a group of about 20 clergy as they discussed the progress the administration is making on a number of issues […]

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July 31st, 2019

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Travis Greene collaborates with Dante Bowe

Travis Greene collaborates with Dante Bowe

GOSPEL WORSHIP man Dante Bowe, who’s contributed to Bethel Music projects like the ‘Victory’ album, is getting attention for his single “The Giant Is Dead”, a collaboration with gospel star Travis Greene. Said Bowe, “I want to see cultures, generations and denominations unite through a worship movement. This next season is more than bridging gaps, it’s about completely merging them, removing all boundaries and boxes. Read […]

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July 31st, 2019

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Detroit’s Perfecting Church Choir performs during the first night of the democratic presidential debate

Detroit’s Perfecting Church Choir performs during the first night of the democratic presidential debate

The Perfecting Church Choir took the Fox Theatre stage ahead of round one of the Democratic Presidential Debates in Detroit and again lateto kick off the debate on Tuesday. The Detroit choir, standing before the 10 debate podiums, sang a rendition of “America The Beautiful,” which at one point blended with “Amazing Grace” by Pastor Marvin L. Winans.  Perfecting Church is based on Nevada Street East in Detroit, […]

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July 31st, 2019

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New Gospel Artists On The Rise

New Gospel Artists On The Rise

Marc Jay & The J Crew Band Restine Jackson Eric Deon Shana Wilson Chekira Daffin

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July 30th, 2019

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Your Motown Gospel Artists

Your Motown Gospel Artists

Brian Courtney Wilson Gene Moore Tasha Cobbs Tye Tribbett Read More…

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July 30th, 2019

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Kirk Franklin has a purpose for ‘Long Live Love’

Kirk Franklin has a purpose for ‘Long Live Love’

In 1993, Kirk Franklin And The Family’s debut album changed contemporary gospel. The genre wasn’t unfamiliar with crossover success; Andrae Crouch infused new life into the genre-blending gospel with Christian, R&B and even pop. By the early ‘90s, gospel acts like Bebe and Cece Winans enjoyed a steady presence at Urban radio with songs that leaned more inspirational than straight up spiritual. But Kirk And […]

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July 30th, 2019

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Volunteer State Mass Choir Climb Gospel Radio Chart With New Single “Waiting On You” | @volstatemass

Volunteer State Mass Choir Climb Gospel Radio Chart With New Single “Waiting On You” | @volstatemass

A group of enthusiastic worshipers from Tennessee and Western Kentucky frequently gather together to sing Gospel music.  Their love for music and ministry led to the group becoming a nationally recognized choir with an album release (THE GOSPEL OF TENNESSEE, 2015) and hit radio singles.  With founder and frontman Jeff Wilford, The Volunteer State Mass Choir (VSMC) continues to create and release a dynamic sound of Zion. The latest single […]

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July 30th, 2019

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A Live Recording set for October 2019 ft. Jekayln Carr

A Live Recording set for October 2019 ft. Jekayln Carr

MULTIPLE GRAMMY AND BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD NOMINATED ARTIST JEKALYN CARR SET FOR LIVE RECORDING DURING ATLANTA’S ‘PRAISE 102.5 FM PRAISE IN THE PARK’ ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 AT THE 17,000 SEAT CELLAIRIS AMPHITHEATRE ATLANTA, GA (Monday, July 30, 2019) — Three-time GRAMMY Award, two-time Billboard Music Award, NAACP Image Award nominated, and four-time Stellar Award-winning, and GMA Dove Award winning 21-year-old singer-songwriter Jekalyn Carrrecords her […]

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July 30th, 2019

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Christian Rapper releases a new album

Christian Rapper releases a new album

Christian rap artist G.L.O, which stands for God’s Love Only, is releasing her new album today, an 11-song collection titled “Reborn.” The project is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify and all other digital stores and music streaming services. “’Reborn’ is an album of uncompromised, Scriptural-based lyrics alongside R&B, rock and hip hop melodies,” G.L.O says. “My mission with this project is […]

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July 30th, 2019

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Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

1. Love Theory- Kirk Franklin 2. Deliver Me- Donald Lawrence 3. You Know My Name (Live)- Tasha Cobbs 4. Unstoppable- Koryn Hawethorne 5. Blessings on Blessings- Anthony Brown & therAPy group

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July 30th, 2019

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The fourth annual ArtWorld Festival welcomes Israel Houghton

The fourth annual ArtWorld Festival welcomes Israel Houghton

LANCASTER —  Grammy-winning artist Israel Houghton will perform at the fourth annual ArtWorld Festival scheduled for Sunday at American Heroes Park. The event is scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. at the park, 701 West Kettering St. Other artists scheduled to appear are David L., B Alyse, YB Terrion, John Stratton and Angela Hearns. “I’d like to encourage the people of the Antelope Valley to […]

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July 30th, 2019

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Yolanda Adams will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award

Yolanda Adams will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award

Chicago based television production company Central City Productions announces the 2019 Black Music Honors television taping set to take place onThursday, September 5th at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. During this star-studded two-hour television special, Central City Productions (CCP) will honor artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. The honorees for this

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July 30th, 2019

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Live Album Recording Hosted by Jekalyn Carr

Live Album Recording Hosted by Jekalyn Carr

Three-time GRAMMY Award, two-time Billboard Music Award, NAACP Image Award nominated, and four-time Stellar Award-winning, and GMA Dove Award winning 21-year-old singer-songwriter Jekalyn Carr records her next album live at Atlanta’s Praise 102.5 FM 15th Annual Praise In The Park. Carr’s live recording will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the 17,000 seat Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, GA (2002 Lakewood Way […]

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July 30th, 2019

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Jonathan Nelson scheduled to be in MoBay

Jonathan Nelson scheduled to be in MoBay

World-famous American gospel singer, Jonathan Nelson, is expected to echo joyful sounds of praise throughout the Montego Bay Community College auditorium when he headlines the Leharia Ministries’ ‘Joyful Noise’ concert at the Alice Eldemire Drive-based institution. Nelson’s Jamaican counterpart, gospel reggae singer, Jermaine Edwards, who is not only basking in the success of his ‘It’s a Beautiful Day’ single, but is on the cusp of […]

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July 29th, 2019

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JJ Hairston’s 10th Album!

JJ Hairston’s 10th Album!

GRAMMY nominated, Billboard Music Award Winner, and seven-time Stellar Award winner JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise’s 10th album Miracle Worker, is available now via Hairston’s JamesTown Music, which is distributed exclusively by Entertainment One. Hairston’s 10th album is accompanied by the release of a relationship book with his wife, Trina Hairston, titled, A Miracle Marriage. Fans can currently catch JJ and Trina Hairston on the multi-city “Love […]

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July 29th, 2019

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Kirk Franklin and Koryn Hawthorne at Beacon Theatre

Kirk Franklin and Koryn Hawthorne at Beacon Theatre

Kirk Franklin has been a big name in gospel music for a while, and he’s also sometimes crossed over into the pop world over the last few years, and his Beacon Theatre show tonight includes support from newer gospel star Karyn Hawthorne. Read More…

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July 29th, 2019

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‘Spare the Rod’ show planned in Charlotte

‘Spare the Rod’ show planned in Charlotte

A Wilson playwright’s award-winning gospel stage play will be performed in North Carolina’s largest city next month. Mildred Summerville’s “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child” is planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte. Tickets start at $44. Headlining the production are Grammy Award-winning artist Dorinda Clark Cole, Queen of Gospel Comedy Trina Jeffrie and Crissy Collins, who is best […]

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July 29th, 2019

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Gospel Soul Singer Gene Moore Release Melodic Second Single ASK FOR RAIN

Gospel Soul Singer Gene Moore Release Melodic Second Single ASK FOR RAIN

Motown Gospel recording artist, Gene Moorereleases his second single from his upcoming sophomore album release, “Ask For Rain” and lyric video available on all DSPs today. The Stevie Wonder-influenced track written by Bishop Jason Nelson showcases Gene’s soothing melodic voice while offering encouragement to the listeners on their faith walk. “Ask for Rain” is a spiritual, soul-comforting song with a praise-and-worship feel that allows the listeners […]

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July 25th, 2019

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Dee-1 collaborates with Jonathan McReynolds

Dee-1 collaborates with Jonathan McReynolds

In his first release since departing RCA Records, Dee-1 is testing independent waters and just dropped his news LP with God & Girls. The New Orleans rapper’s latest contains 11 tracks and features PJ Morton, Ze11a, Christon Gray, Canon, Jonathan McReynolds and Denisia. “The two most powerful forces in this world are God and girls,” Dee-1 told BET exclusively. “This world revolves around those two things. So this album explores my […]

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July 25th, 2019

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Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago Spring Onto Billboard Top 30 With ‘Keep The Faith’

Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago Spring Onto Billboard Top 30 With ‘Keep The Faith’

Over the last seven years, Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago, have created some of the most beloved songs of the new millennium including three Billboard No. 1 radio hits “Awesome,” “War,” “Grace,” and three top 10 radio hits, “Just To Know Him,” “Winning,” and “Can’t Turn Back.” Now, they are back with the third radio single, “Keep the Faith,” from their forthcoming album, Keep the Faith(Inspired […]

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July 25th, 2019

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VIDEO: Kim Burrell sings at Tank’s wedding

VIDEO: Kim Burrell sings at Tank’s wedding

It’s been one year since Tank (real name Durrell Babbs) and Zena Foster tied the knot in a lavish Los Angeles wedding. Based on their social media, the love is still strong as the day they said: “I do.” The 12-minute wedding video, filmed by wedding videographer Luv In Flying Colors, opens with gospel singer Kim Burrell singing a powerful solo at the couple’s ceremony. There wasn’t a dry […]

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July 24th, 2019

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Koryn Hawthorne and Kirk Franklin coming to a city near you

Koryn Hawthorne and Kirk Franklin coming to a city near you

KIRK FRANKLIN CAESARS 9 P.M. // $36.50, $46.50 WHAT TO EXPECT: Gospel musician Kirk Franklin has won 13 Grammy Awards over the course of his career and on Saturday night he’ll take his talents to Caesars Atlantic City. Fans will get to hear songs from Franklin’s latest release “Long Live Love” as well as uplifting music from his impressive catalogue. Koryn Hawthorne and comedian Travele Judon […]

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July 24th, 2019

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Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

1. Kirk Franklin- Love Theory 2. Donald Lawrence- Deliver Me (This is My Exodus) 3. Tasha Cobbs- You Know My Name (Live) 4. Koryn Hawthorne- Unstoppable 5. Anthony Brown and group therAPy- Blessings on Blessings

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July 24th, 2019

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Dante Bowe signs with Bethel Music

Dante Bowe signs with Bethel Music

GRAMMY nominated Bethel Music is continuing to add to their adept collective of worship leaders and songwriters with the addition of Dante Bowe. The roots of Bowe’s relationship with the Bethel Music family run deep with previous collaborations like “Glorious Day” and touring with the group including the recent Heaven Come Conference at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. He counts names like Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, […]

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July 24th, 2019

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Tori Kelly influences other to read God’s Word

Tori Kelly influences other to read God’s Word

Grammy-award winning singer Tori Kelly recently sat down for an exclusive interview with YouVersion and opened up about her faith, and the role God’s Word plays in her life. YouVersion is a popular Christian app that exists to help people regularly read, hear, and explore the Word of God. In Kelly’s interview for the app’s social media page posted over the weekend, she shared her testimony and how […]

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July 24th, 2019

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Famed Gospel Icon Kurt Carr Releases ‘BLESS SOMEBODY ELSE’

Famed Gospel Icon Kurt Carr Releases ‘BLESS SOMEBODY ELSE’

Award-winning famed Gospel icon Kurt Carr returns with a vibrant vocal musical extravaganza on his new album Bless Somebody Else (Kurt Carr Gospel/RCA Inspiration), available now. The pioneering two-time GRAMMY® nominated, Dove Award and multiple Stellar Award-winning Gospel Hall of Famer has created another soon-to-be classic album, delivering sixteen tracks filled with rousing vocal runs and cutting-edge melodic flourishes that have made him one of the most […]

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July 23rd, 2019

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Cobbs, Greene, Hammond in Kingston, Jamaica 2019

Cobbs, Greene, Hammond in Kingston, Jamaica 2019

AMERICAN gospel singers Travis Greene, Fred Hammond, and Tasha Cobbs Leonard are headliners for this year’s staging of ‘Unity in the City’, scheduled for the National Stadium in Kingston on August 17. The event, dubbed the Ultimate Gospel Experience, is now in its third staging. It was launched at Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston on Tuesday evening. Local acts Minister Marion Hall, Ryan Mark, and Rondell […]

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July 23rd, 2019

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Erica and Warryn Campbell joins Black Love Summit

Erica and Warryn Campbell joins Black Love Summit

Tommy and Codie Oliver, creators of “Black Love,” the documentary series on the Oprah Winfrey Network, hosted their second annual Black Love Summit in Atlanta at the Mason Fine Art center on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Atlanta locals stood in line with their tickets eager to get in and learn about unique love experiences from talented, successful public figures like Erica and Warryn Campbell, Egypt […]

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July 23rd, 2019

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Bishop Andrew Ford II dies

Bishop Andrew Ford II dies

Bishop Andrew Ford II, pastor of Ford Memorial Temple in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia, died on Friday, July 19, 2019. He was 66. Ford II is known for leading the church’s award winning choir. The Anointed Voices have received many accolades from winning several choir competitions such as the McDonald’s and Verizon national choir competitions. Ford II is survived by: his children Syretta, Chanelle […]

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July 23rd, 2019

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Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp coming to Joel Coliseum

Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp coming to Joel Coliseum

Grammy winner Donnie McClurkin and Dove Award winner Marvin Sapp will play a concert at Joel Coliseum on Sept. 28.  Tickets go on sale July 26th at www.ticketmaster.com, the Bridger Field House box office, the Greensboro Coliseum box office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. WQMG, 97.1 FM, is presenting the concert.

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July 22nd, 2019

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Tamela Mann has Double Knee Replacement Surgery

Tamela Mann has Double Knee Replacement Surgery

Tamela Mann, an American gospel singer and actress, has reached out to her family and fans for prayers for herself. Yesterday, she shared a video on her and her husband, David Mann’s Instagram account, explaining that she has been hospitalized and awaiting surgery. The award-winning gospel singer said that she was getting her both knees replaced. In the video, she says, “Today is the day, […]

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July 22nd, 2019

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Jekalyn Carr performs and annouces an important message

Jekalyn Carr performs and annouces an important message

The Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University Alumni Association has announced the availability of its second four-year scholarship to attend the Jamaica-based university. The first four-year scholarship was awarded to Sonia Asharie Bailey at the 30 June Lions Centre concert by US motivational speaker and three-time Grammy-nominated singer Jekalyn Carr. The scholarship, fully funded by a local donor, covers tuition, books and boarding. Commenting on […]

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July 22nd, 2019

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Aretha Franklin’s tribute show benefits Music Students and Cancer Research

Aretha Franklin’s tribute show benefits Music Students and Cancer Research

The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre is hosting a tribute concert to mark the one-year anniversary of the Queen of Soul’s death. The Aug. 16 show will celebrate the life, legacy, and career of Aretha Franklin, and will focus on classical, R&B, and gospel — the musical genres Franklin performed. “This year’s concert will pay tribute to Aretha’s incredible talent by showcasing some of her most memorable […]

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July 22nd, 2019

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Jonathan McReynolds : MakeMoreRoomTour

Jonathan McReynolds : MakeMoreRoomTour

Jonathan Caleb McReynolds is an American gospel musician. Hailed as one of the leaders of the new school of gospel, he has garnered millions of fans worldwide and broken new ground for gospel in mainstream media.  The all-new House of Blues Anaheim at GardenWalk is Orange County’s incredible home for live music! Our expansive venue features four distinctive and exciting environments under one roof. House […]

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July 22nd, 2019

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Mann and Franklin makes list of Most Memorable Grammy Moments

Mann and Franklin makes list of Most Memorable Grammy Moments

Chance the Rapper became the first streaming-exclusive artist to win a Grammy. Chance performed two songs from his Coloring Book mixtape, “All We Got” and “How Great,” in an exhilarating, genre-bridging sequence which also featured gospel stars Franklin and Mann and a white-robed gospel choir. Read More…

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July 18th, 2019

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Erica Campbell named a Honoree for 2019 Salute Her Awards Tour

Erica Campbell named a Honoree for 2019 Salute Her Awards Tour

More than a moment in history, this new charge is a movement and a major cultural shift that the Salute HerTM Awards Tour will kick off in Washington, DC (August 22, Arena Stage) and will make stops in four other amazing cities: New York City (September 16, Gerald W. Lynch Theater); Charlotte (October 18, Mint Museum Uptown); Dallas (November 15, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters) and concludes in Atlanta […]

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July 18th, 2019

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The BBA’s ‘Salute to Black Music’ Celebrates Iconic Industry Soulsters

The BBA’s ‘Salute to Black Music’ Celebrates Iconic Industry Soulsters

Since 1970, the Black Business Association has aided in the growth and development of African American businesses and it recently honored those who are curators of Black music with its annual “Salute to Black Music” awards dinner. This year they celebrated gospel music by honoring Vicki Mack Lataillade, founder of GospoCentric Records, with its Lifetime Achievement award, Lisa Collins, publisher of L.A. Focus and founder […]

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July 18th, 2019

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Todd Dulaney’s appearance at the eighth annual Rock the Island Christian Music Festival

Todd Dulaney’s appearance at the eighth annual Rock the Island Christian Music Festival

Kari Jobe will headline the eighth annual Rock the Island Christian Music Festival set for noon to 8 p.m. Saturday on Ojibway Island in Saginaw. Other leading musical performers include Todd Dulaney, Blanca, Britt Nicole, We Are Messengers, Flame and Set for the Fall. Opportunities to meet the artists and purchase their music will be available. The event will feature activities for family fun, including […]

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July 18th, 2019

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Performances by Yolanda Adams and Brian Courtney Wilson… Today!

Performances by Yolanda Adams and Brian Courtney Wilson… Today!

The Recording Academy Texas Chapter’s 25th Anniversary Gala will feature performances by artists who represent the many genres that hail from the region. Performers will include Yolanda Adams, Asleep at the Wheel, Bun B, Marcia Ball, Little Joe Hernandez, Hanson, Flaco Jimenez, Los Texmaniacs, Midland, Paul Wall, and Brian Courtney Wilson. Read More…

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July 18th, 2019

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Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

1. Love Theory- Kirk Franklin 2. Deliver Me (This is My Exodus)- Donald Lawrence 3. Unstoppable- Koryn Hawthorne 4. You Know My Name (Live)- Tasha Cobbs Leonard 5. Blessings On Blessings- Anthony Brown and group therAPy Read More…

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July 17th, 2019

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Gospel Artist Gene Moore performs live!

Gospel Artist Gene Moore performs live!

Gospel Artist Gene Moore rocked the WGN studio  with his stellar performance, singing his song “Won’t Be Moved,” which is the first single from his second album, “Tunnel Vision.” Moore, is a highly respected background singer for superstars artist such as, Israel Houghton, India Arie, and Kirk Franklin. For information about upcoming performances and music for Gene Moore follow his Twitter and Facebook Twitter: @_genemoore […]

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July 17th, 2019

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Jonathan Nelson Brings Joyful Noise To MoBay

Jonathan Nelson Brings Joyful Noise To MoBay

American gospel singer Jonathan Nelson, has been booked as the headline act for Leharia Ministries’ Joyful Noise concert, to be staged at the Montego Bay Community College auditorium on Sunday, July 28. His Jamaican counterpart, gospel reggae singer Jermaine Edwards, who is not only basking in the success of his It’s a Beautiful Day single but is on the cusp of releasing his sixth album, I Will Follow, […]

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July 17th, 2019

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Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell will be performing at MATS Annual Concert

Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell will be performing at MATS Annual Concert

In his career, the Kentucky-born Crabb has been honored with two Grammy awards along with 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. He was named the GMA’s Dove Awards Artist and Male Artist of the Year, along with Song of the Year. In addition to a host of industry honors and recognitions, Crabb has had chart-topping hits that inspire the masses. Among his honors, Crabb is […]

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July 17th, 2019

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Tamela Mann helped festival attendees wake up and dance!

Tamela Mann helped festival attendees wake up and dance!

t’s never too early to dance! Essence Festival 2019 attendees made this clear as they turned out for the WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) & Daybreaker morning dance class! The hour was 8:00 am and New Orleans legends Big Freedia and The Rebirth Brass Band along with Tamela Mann and the one and only Loni Love helped festival goers start the day off right and with health in mind. Known for […]

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July 17th, 2019

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Fred Hammond and others perform at Chance The Rapper’s Wedding

Fred Hammond and others perform at Chance The Rapper’s Wedding

Surprise from the Groom: Chance brought out three gospel guests — Tiff Joy, Hezekiah Walker, and Fred Hammond — to sing Kirsten’s favorite gospel songs, “Amazing,” “I Need You to Survive,” and “You are the Living Word.” After their solos, they jammed together, and even Kirk Franklin hopped up and joined in. Read More…

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July 16th, 2019

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Worship group stops at Chick-fil-A, busts out viral rendition of ‘Lean on Me’

Worship group stops at Chick-fil-A, busts out viral rendition of ‘Lean on Me’

The sounds of smacking lips and sizzling chicken were briefly interrupted by an enthusiastic a cappella group at a Chick-fil-A in Nashville earlier this month. In footage shared to Facebook on July 4, dozens of members of the Acapella Ministries Worship Leader Institute can be seen breaking out in song – specifically, Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” – in the Chick-fil-A dining room, much to the delight of the […]

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July 16th, 2019

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Todd Dulaney is coming to the Rock the Island Festival

Todd Dulaney is coming to the Rock the Island Festival

SAGINAW, MI – Mid-Michigan’s largest Christian music festival is returning to Ojibway Island from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20. This year’s artists include Kari Jobe, Todd Dulaney, Britt Nicole, Blanca, We Are Messengers, Set For the Fall and Flame. Tickets to the Rock the Island Festival are free for those 10 years old and under, $5 online and $10 at the gate for […]

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July 16th, 2019

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What’s next for Deitrick Haddon?

What’s next for Deitrick Haddon?

Rolling out’s Romeo International recently spoke with gospel singer and actor Deitrick Haddon about starring in TV One’s new made-for-television movie “Sins Of The Father” co-starring Terayle Hil, his new single “Open Door Season,” his purpose and what’s next for him in music, acting and ministry. Watch the video…

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July 16th, 2019

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Erica Campbell makes list of Books Black Women Should Read

Erica Campbell makes list of Books Black Women Should Read

 MORE THAN PRETTY: DOING THE SOUL WORK THAT UNCOVERS YOUR TRUE BEAUTY BY ERICA CAMPBELL This book explores issues of self-esteem, identity, and God’s design for love and intimacy. She is candid about her own struggles, sharing honestly about her battle to feel “good enough” in an industry that fixates on outward appearances. Read More…

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July 15th, 2019

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Bishop Hezekiah Walker preaching in NEWARK, NJ

Bishop Hezekiah Walker preaching in NEWARK, NJ

Beginning Wednesday, July 10, Metropolitan Baptist Church will launch a four-week speaker series aimed at encouraging people to refocus on building better communities; by refocusing on self and family and community. The series is entitled, “PURSUE – GO GET YOUR FAMILY CRUSADE. Tomorrow’s message and concert will feature nationally recognized Bishop Hezekiah Walker, followed by Reverend Jerry Carter, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown […]

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July 15th, 2019

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Jonathan McReynolds collaborates with Common

Jonathan McReynolds collaborates with Common

Common is finally ready to drop a new album for fans and just revealed Let Love will be released on August 30. He announced the good news this week and dropped the album’s second single, “Hercules” featuring Swizz Beatz on Thursday. He also shared the song’s video. The superstar enlisted several of the music industry’s heavy hitters for the 11-track project including BJ The Chicago Kid, Jill Scott, Daniel Caesar, Dwele, […]

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July 15th, 2019

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Travis Greene will be performing in Lekki, Lagos

Travis Greene will be performing in Lekki, Lagos

The highly anticipated this year’s edition of The African Praise Experience (TAPE) holds on Friday, July 27 at House on the Rock’s The Rock Cathedral in Lekki, Lagos. The event, which is a festival of praise, would celebrate Jesus Christ in varying indigenous languages and local dialects. This year’s edition promises to be explosive. For the first time-ever, TAPE, which is a signature worship concert, […]

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July 15th, 2019

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Brian Courtney Wilson Announces National Tour

Brian Courtney Wilson Announces National Tour

HOUSTON, July 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Prolific, singer-songwriter Brian Courtney Wilson announced his JUST B(E) Tour today following an exclusive announcement on Instagram. JUST B(E) will kick off on Friday, August 23 in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage with dates across the country including Charleston, Charlotte, New Orleans, St . Louis, Orlando, Philadelphia and others. This is Wilson’s first North ...

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July 15th, 2019

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Le’Andria discusses alcoholism and her success to soberness

Le’Andria discusses alcoholism and her success to soberness

Gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson is known for being extremely transparent when it comes to her personal life. She previously opened up about her longtime struggle with substance abuse and frequently appeared on social media, drinking, cursing and speaking against the church.  In order to address her issues and put her demons to rest, Johnson sat down with Iyanla Vanzant for her show “Iyanla Fix My Life,” back […]

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July 15th, 2019

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Jonathan Nelson feels at home in Ghana

Jonathan Nelson feels at home in Ghana

US gospel singer, songwriter and producer, Jonathan Nelson, after his experience at Joe Mettle’s Wind of Revival, says he feels he belongs here in Ghana.  In an exclusive interview with Joy News’ Becky, the singer says he is overwhelmed by the reception he received upon his arrival and that he felt at home.  The singer described his experience at Joe Mettle’s Wind of Revival as […]

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July 12th, 2019

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John P. Kee Announces a New Album Release

John P. Kee Announces a New Album Release

John P. Kee signed with Entertainment One Nashville via UIE/Urban Inspirational earlier this year. The visual for his new single “I Made It Out” featuring Zacardi Cortez was recently released. Now on September 13th, “I Made It Out” the album, will be released.UB has your First Look at the track list and cover art. I Made It Out is nothing short of a modern and fresh take of the nostalgic feeling you get when you

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July 12th, 2019

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Gloria Gaynor introduces her First Gospel Album

Gloria Gaynor introduces her First Gospel Album

Disco music icon Gloria Gaynor has released her first-ever gospel album. Gaynor is well known for the 1978 international mega hit “I Will Survive.” Her new project Testimony includes a duet with gospel powerhouse Yolanda Adams, who discusses the joy she had in recording with the disco legend this Sunday on Soulsations.

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July 12th, 2019

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See where God has landed Henry Jackson

See where God has landed Henry Jackson

Dr. Henry Jackson has enjoyed a long tenure in gospel music. Starting out in the industry decades ago, he never envisioned the heights that God would take him. But two things he did know – God came first in his life and second was his love of the genre. Empowered by those certainties, Jackson went on to launch a recording career, work with many gospel […]

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July 12th, 2019

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Kirk Franklin Starts Camp for Aspiring Musicians in Arlington

Kirk Franklin Starts Camp for Aspiring Musicians in Arlington

Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy are offering a free summer camp to students who are interested in performing music. “Tammy and I are so excited to announce our nonprofit, The Franklin Imagine Group. We’re launching with Camp Lotus, a camp for 9-12 grade students interested in music performance and the entertainment business,” he announced on social media. “We’re starting in our own backyard, so […]

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July 12th, 2019

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The First Artist to Top All Five Gospel Charts Simultaneously

The First Artist to Top All Five Gospel Charts Simultaneously

Kirk Franklin becomes the first artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard gospel charts: Top Gospel Albums, Hot Gospel Songs, Gospel Airplay, Gospel Streaming Songs and Gospel Digital Song Sales. Franklin posts his 13th No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums, as Long Live Love arrives atop the June 15-dated tally with 20,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. He first reigned with Kirk Franklin […]

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July 10th, 2019

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard goes Platinum with “Break Every Chain”

Tasha Cobbs Leonard goes Platinum with “Break Every Chain”

Congratulations to Award-winning gospel artist Tasha Cobbs-Leonard for breaking another boundary as she goes ‘Platinum’ with her hit song ‘Break Every Chain’ ‘Break Every Chain’ can basically be considered as the spirit-filled anthem that introduced her to global ministry and has been certified platinum (1,000,000 sales) with streaming of  843 million and counting. This week, she was awarded the plaque at the Full Gospel Baptist […]

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July 10th, 2019

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Richmond celebrates a Decade of Praise

Richmond celebrates a Decade of Praise

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Gospel Music Fest, an annual concert of gospel acts held at Dogwood Dell. Radio host and producer Sheilah Belle, aka “The Belle,” organizes the event, which features national as well as local acts including Resound, the legendary Ingramettes and the Virginia Aires. Headliners include Troy Sneed (“My Heart Says Yes”), the classically trained gospel star Bryan Popin, and […]

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July 10th, 2019

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Deitrick Haddon talks Sins of the Father

Deitrick Haddon talks Sins of the Father

TV One’s orginial summer movie Sins of the Father is set to premiere Sunday, July 7th at 8pm ET/7pm C and JaGurl TV had the pleasure of attending the private screening in Atlanta Ga on Monday, July 1st. The movie follows Clarence Burnett, played by Deitrick Haddon, a pastor in Atlanta whos happily married to Karen, played by Angela Davis. In the film Karen gets brutally murdered […]

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July 10th, 2019

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Desmond Pringle Returns with New Music

Desmond Pringle Returns with New Music

Desmond Pringle, who has released several albums and worked with such figures as Yolanda Adams and R Kelly, has released a single, “I Am Praying For You”, produced by Grammy-winning Cedric Thompson. Pringle has recently completed a prayer clinic, linked to the National Day Of Prayer, in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Speaking about prayer, Pringle said, “In this season, my attention and affection […]

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July 10th, 2019

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The Wingate Concert Series returns with a Gospel Celebration

The Wingate Concert Series returns with a Gospel Celebration

EAST FLATBUSH – The free and popular Wingate Concert Series is back in Brooklyn for the next two weeks with five events. The series is hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and will take place at Wingate Park (opposite Kings County Hospital). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the shows start at 7 p.m. The Wingate Concert Series kicks off on Tuesday, July 9 […]

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July 10th, 2019

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Tasha Cobbs visits Tiny Desk Concerts

Tasha Cobbs visits Tiny Desk Concerts

Her Tiny Desk set started out with one of her favorite songs and her most popular tune, “Break Every Chain,” an anthem that reminds many of us that “there is power in the name of Jesus.” Her second song, “You Know My Name,” is one Cobbs Leonard wrote a few years ago with South African musician and friend, Brenton Brown. Before beginning she explained that […]

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July 9th, 2019

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Marvin Sapp is leaving Grand Rapids Church

Marvin Sapp is leaving Grand Rapids Church

On June 2, Grammy-award winning Gospel artist Mavin Sapp announced he is leaving the church he founded in Grand Rapids, Mich., to take a position as the senior pastor at Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth. Still in the airport returning from his latest music tour, he spoke with The Dallas Morning News by phone about the reasons for that decision and his plans in […]

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July 9th, 2019

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Financial Wellness with David and Tamela Mann

Financial Wellness with David and Tamela Mann

On Friday’s Essence Festival Power Stage in New Orleans, David and Tamela Mann joined State Farm agents to tell festival goers how they can make power moves with their finances. While speaking with ESSENCE’s news and politics editor, Tanya Christian, they shared their journey toward retirement planning and what steps they took to secure their family’s assets. “Each of our children was able to balance checkbooks by […]

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July 9th, 2019

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Erica Campbell sues over Solo Album Royalties

Erica Campbell sues over Solo Album Royalties

Erica Campbell — half of the gospel duo Mary Mary — released two solo albums over the last few years, but she’s suing her record distributor because she claims she never saw a dime from the album sales. According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, Campbell’s husband’s record company, My Block Records, entered into a deal with Entertainment One US LP to distribute two Campbell […]

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July 9th, 2019

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Kirk Franklin Declares, “Long Live Love.”

Kirk Franklin Declares, “Long Live Love.”

More than two decades after he revolutionized gospel music by mixing hip-hop backbeats and contemporary urban sounds into his songs of praise, Fort Worth native Kirk Franklin remains at the top of his genre. With “Love Theory,” the lead single from his new album “Long Live Love,” Franklin tied the record for most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart. Last month, when […]

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July 9th, 2019

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An Essence Celebration For The Clark Sisters

An Essence Celebration For The Clark Sisters

The “Strength of a Woman” Brunch hosted by Mary J. Blige is always a star-studded Essence Festival highlight. And the third annual brunch, held this past Sunday, did not disappoint. This year’s honorees included The Clark Sisters, the authors of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics,” and the legendary Cicely Tyson. And the likes of June Ambrose, Monica Brown, La La Anthony, Cynthia Enrivo […]

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July 9th, 2019

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Jazz Legend Nancy Wilson Has Died

Jazz Legend Nancy Wilson Has Died

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy told The Associated Press […]

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December 13th, 2018

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The End of Madea?

The End of Madea?

Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” January 26 @ The Dolby

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December 13th, 2018

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Christmas With David & Tamela Mann

Christmas With David & Tamela Mann

Singer-actor, Javen, is in the Christmas mood. The veteran singer-actor joins Grammy winner, Erica Campbell, her hit making producer of a husband, Warryn Campbell; and TV stars, David & Tamela Mann, for a special hour-long television special, “Christmas with the Manns.” It airs Thursday, December 13 @ 8 PM ET/ 7 PM CT on the TBN cable network. To watch online, follow this link: https://www.tbn.org/watch/live. The […]

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December 13th, 2018

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New Holiday Music From Today’s Gospel Artists

New Holiday Music From Today’s Gospel Artists

Multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning Donnie McClurkin releases a two-song gift bringing holiday tidings, with “My Favorite Things” and “Some Children See Him.” Newly recorded by McClurkin, the two holiday singles are available now at all digital music providers. One of the most beloved voices in Gospel, Donnie McClurkin creates a joyful atmosphere with his signature arrangements, celebrating the memories of the season in the classic Rodgers […]

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December 13th, 2018

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‘Somthing’s Happening’ to CeCe Winans This Christmas

‘Somthing’s Happening’ to CeCe Winans This Christmas

I said ‘OK, well I guess I have to trust you this time’ (laughs).

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December 13th, 2018

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Donnie McClurkin Hospitalized After Serious Accident

Donnie McClurkin Hospitalized After Serious Accident

I remember none of it except those two angels pulling me out

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December 12th, 2018

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