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Gospel Artist Anthony Nelson Signs with Shanachie Entertainment

Releases First Single “Love Letter” Available Everywhere June 24, 2022 Label Debut Due Out Fall 2022 Shanachie Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of “Love Letter,” the first single from Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers’ inaugural single from Anthony’s forthcoming and yet untitled release due in Fall 2022. Written by Anthony and Shanzel Willis and produced by Anthony with Desmin Gore, “Love Letter” is a beautiful soaring expression of gratitude for the Lord’s blessings. “’Love Letter’ is a ballad and humble gesture of admiration to our Lord and Savior,” Anthony says. “Nostalgically speaking, love letters were a great way ...

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Marvin Sapp Performs New Single on “Sound of Freedom – A Juneteenth Celebration” June 19

New York, NY – June 16, 2022 – In recognition of both Juneteenth and Black Music Month, ABC News’ groundbreaking “Soul of a Nation” series will air “Sound of Freedom – A Juneteenth Celebration,” a one-hour primetime special on Friday, June 17. The special airs at 8/7c. “Sound of Freedom – A Juneteenth Celebration” features three unforgettable performances, and one is delivered by Marvin Sapp. Sapp performs his new single “All In Your Hands” for the first time on network television. The incomparable Patti LaBelle and the electrifying Jon Batiste also deliver spine-tingling performances. Sponsored by GEICO and hosted by ...

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Steven Curtis Chapman to be Named First BMI Icon at the 2022 BMI Christian Awards

Top Christian Songwriters and Publishers to be Honored at June 14 Event June 1, 2022 – Nashville, TN – Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) will celebrate the extraordinary and inspirational career of Steven Curtis Chapman by presenting him with the BMI Icon Award at the Company’s annual BMI Christian Awards, to be held at BMI’s Nashville office on June 14, 2022. Chapman will be the first Christian music artist to be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon Award. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill will host the ceremony with Leslie Roberts, BMI AVP, Creative, Nashville. The BMI Icon Award is presented ...

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New Jersey’s Renowned Reverend Stefanie Minatee to Release Final Album of Choir Jubilation with All-Star Offering “Worship Him”

Farewell Concert Sat. June 18th, 3 pm at Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church, Newark, NJ (Monday, May 9, 2022 / New Jersey, NJ) – Following 24 richly-inspiring seasons, Reverend Stefanie Minatee, a.k.a. “Rev. Stef,” and her internationally-renowned choir Jubilation (RSJ), will retire on June 18, 2022. Members of RSJ will share a farewell performance at the Grammy Museum in Newark on Wednesday, June 15, exclusively for Grammy winners. RSJ, which before COVID, thrilled audiences with 2 tours of Japan, as well as Spain and Russia, will retire in glorious style via the release of the compilation/tribute project, Worship Him, dedicated to charter ...

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RCA Inspiration Celebrates Multiple Nominations for the 37TH Annual Stellar Awards 

Nashville, TN (May 12, 2022) – RCA Inspiration celebrates multiple nominations for the upcoming 37th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, with multiple artists nominated for their album and song projects over the past year in 17 categories. Eighteen Stellar Award nominations for hit artists Mali Music, Kelontae Gavin, Travis Greene, Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, and Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) include the major categories of Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Duo/Chorus Group of the Year, Album of the Year, and Choir of the Year, along with nominations in Contemporary, Traditional, Urban/Inspirational, and Praise and Worship ...

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SiriusXM Launches Holy Culture Radio

NEW YORK – April 21, 2022 – SiriusXM announced the launch of Holy Culture Radio, a new spiritually-inspired talk and music channel beginning today. Holy Culture Radio is the home for everything Christian Hip-Hop and Rhythm & Praise. Its programming will focus on themes of Faith, Art, Vocation, and Education, unifying three foundational things listeners are looking for: connection to popular culture, connection to their faith, and success in their careers. The range of shows on the channel will include The Christ Revolution Music, hosted by Bryant Tabb, which focuses on Christian Hip-Hop and features interviews with artists, producers and ...

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TV One Begins Production of Marvin Sapp Biopic

(SILVER SPRING, Md.) – April 12, 2022 – TV One announced today that filming for its Marvin Sapp biopic is underway. Chaz Lamar Shepherd (“Marvel’s Luke Cage” “The Game”) will take on the lead role as Marvin Sapp. Joining Shepherd is Ambre Anderson (“Power Book II” “Manifest Evil”) who is cast as Sapp’s wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp. The film is scheduled for an August 21 release on TV One. “It is an honor to tell Marvin Sapp’s life story,” said TV One’s Executive Producer Jason Ryan. “His vast contributions to the gospel and American music are undeniable. We know this ...

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2022 GRAMMY Awardees in Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music

By Robert M. Marovich Congratulations to the 64th GRAMMY Awardees in the Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music categories. A special congratulations to CeCe Winans for garnering three statuettes! 36. Best Gospel Performance/Song “Never Lost” CeCe Winans 37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song “Believe For It” CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans & Mitch Wong, songwriters 38. Best Gospel Album Believe For It CeCe Winans 39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album Old Church Basement Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music 40. Best Roots Gospel Album My Savior Carrie Underwood

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BMI Celebrates the Best in Gospel Music at the 2022 Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards

Right: BMI Gospel Songwriter of the Year honorees Kierra and J Drew Sheard II at the 2022 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards. Photo Credit: Steve Lowry for BMI. “Speak To Me” Named BMI’s Gospel Song of the Year Aaron Lindsey, J Drew Sheard II, Kierra Sheard and Jeshua “TedyP” Williams tied for Songwriter of the Year Be Essential Songs Honored as Publisher of the Year (March 31, 2022- NASHVILLE, TN)– Today BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) celebrated the best and brightest in gospel music at the 2022 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards held at the National Museum of African ...

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First Quartet Music Awards Slated for June 18

Atlanta, GA — The stage is being set for the biggest night in Gospel Quartet music. The inaugural Quartet Music Awards (The QMAs) will take place on Saturday, June 18, at Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA. The ceremony will be a history-making night of electrifying performances and memorable moments. The QMAs will showcase the rich legacy the genre of Quartet has contributed to the landscape of Gospel, Soul, Blues, Rock, and R&B music. The award show will be hosted by ‘the hottest host on the east coast’ Justin Rufus and Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones. The ...

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