Conductor, pianist, producer and recording artist Damien L. Sneed presents The Third Annual Levites’ Gathering on Wednesday, June 8th through Saturday, June 11th at The Cathedral at Greater Faith, where Bishop Michel White-Haynes is Senior Pastor. The Cathedral at Greater Faith in Bronx, New York.
Gospel Soul band SENSERE, an award-winning nine-piece South Floridian band of an eclectic mix of vocalists and instrumentalists has announced the release of their second radio single “Holla”. The new single is lifted from the group’s critically acclaimed independent sophomore project Kingdom Therapy
Tim Bowman Jr. celebrates his debut release Listen as it makes its entry at #1 on the Billboard Gospel albums chart. The CD, produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins on his Lifestyle Music Group label was heavily fueled by the radio single, I’m Good.
An exhilarating night of music and worship will go down in Houston, TX on June 11. Contemporary singer, songwriter and musical titan G.Mayes (of Gary Mayes and Nu Era) will record an all new project “VICTORY…In Black and White” at The Fountain of Praise Church. G.Mayes has broken barriers and raised the bar for the standard presentation of Gospel music by delivering churchy tracks infused with urban jams and powerful worship ballads drenched in innovative contemporary pop stylings, all-inclusive of The Word of God.
The 2016 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is back for the 10th year and will feature every genre within the gospel music industry: contemporary, traditional, inspirational, instrumental, hip-hop, and comedy. Hosted by Lonnie Hunter, experience Donald Lawrence, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark-Sheard, Charles Jenkins, Jonathan McReynolds, Canton Jones and Doug Williams.
Lecrae’s memoir “Unashamed,” documents the rise of the two-time Grammy winning hip-hop artist, cultural icon and community activist. Despite a lifetime of adversity – childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion and an unsuccessful suicide attempt Lecrae succeeded. The book is available in-stores and online at Amazon and iTunes.
Grammy nominated actress, entrepreneur, fashion designer, Kierra Sheard, is preparing to hit the road on a self-titled solo tour; with an all girl band. After releasing her latest effort, “LED EP,” Sheard is eager to get back on the road and give her supporters more of a positive, inspiring inspirational message during her concert tour.
The Reigning Queen of Gospel, pioneering music legend Shirley Caesar reveals a bold new album with FILL THIS HOUSE, available for pre-order now via iTunes and Amazon. The unveiling of the album cover and track listing, FILL THIS HOUSE is scheduled to be released on Friday June 3, 2016.
BET Networks has announced the new programming that’s heading to its network of stations which includes BET and Centric. The announcement came at its annual Upfront presentation last week, with a commitment to offer more original programming than ever before. It was announced that Two – time GRAMMY®, Soul Train, Dove and Stellar Award winning Tye Tribbett will host a new Sunday morning show featuring several gospel artists called Joyful Noise.
The finalist for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards has been announced. Topping the Gospel Categories are Anthony Brown & Kirk Franklin. Brown & Franklin are nominated for Top Gospel Song, Top Gospel Artist and Top Gospel Album. Tasha Cobbs, Travis Greene and Marvin Sapp are also nominated for 2 BMA’s each!
Two – time GRAMMY®, Soul Train, Dove and Stellar Award winner Tye Tribbett preps for his next live recording THE BLOODY WIN. This powerful and highly in demand artist, music ministry is a gift to all who experience it – and on Friday, May 6th he will unleash a new body of work for his upcoming album release.
TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:
1. Kirk Franklin…Wanna Be Happy
2. Tasha Cobbs..Put A Praise On It
3. Anthony Brown & Group TheARpy…Worth
4. Todd Dulaney…The Anthem
5. Kirk Franklin…123 Victory