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Phil Thornton on WOW Gospel 2017: “A Source of Hope and Inspiration”

By Bob Marovich What does it take to compile an annual survey of the Best of the Best in gospel music? Phil Thornton knows. As Senior Vice President and General Manager for RCA Inspiration, which just released WOW Gospel 2017, the latest in a twenty-year string of two-CD samplings of the finest in African American gospel music, Thornton is now an integral part of the process. “I remember purchasing the collections years ago,” he told the Journal of Gospel Music. “Actually being part of the process feels like I’ve come full circle. It’s an honor to be involved with a ...

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British Airways Offers First In-Flight Gospel Show

British Airways and YolanDa Brown take Gospel Music into the Air From a Press Release: British Airways has added a new radio show to its inflight entertainment offering: “The Gospel Show,” presented by YolanDa Brown.” This is the first ever gospel radio show to be broadcast on British Airways planes around the world. A lively mix of gospel music from both established and emerging artists from all over the world. From trad to the best of contemporary gospel and everything in between, this show explores the different sides of gospel music. Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown fell in love with ...

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Dr. Mark Williams Releases “When A Man Worships”

SPONSORED POST Dr. Mark Williams is a physician, lecturer, worship leader, songwriter, husband and father who has intricately merged his music, his medical practice, and his ministry leadership into a fulfilling lifestyle that touches a countless number of people across the nation. Also known as “The Voice Doctor,” Williams has a thriving medical practice – The Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Nashville and The Voice Care Center of Nashville – and is an adjunct professor at Meharry Medical College. He is a worship leader at Oasis Worship Center of Nashville, and with his love for music and songwriting, Williams ...

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Attention Songwriters: Ami Rushes is Looking for You

LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, October 4, 2016) – Gospel recording artist Ami Rushes is gearing up for her sixth album and she wants to make you part of the process. As Rushes continues to uplift and inspire with her Sunday morning classics, praise and worship anthems and foot-stomping, hand-clapping Gospel Music; she’s seeking songwriters to contribute music for her not-yet-titled 2017 release that will be produced by the award-winning Kurt Carr. “I love ‘Standing Up For Jesus’ and spreading His message through Gospel Music and I’m looking to work with some fresh, new songwriters on music that will encourage God’s ...

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Grammy® Award Nominated Artist Tamela Mann Drops New Album “One Way” Friday, September 9

Click on the image above to purchase One Way. Sponsored Post: DALLAS (September 8, 2016) – Grammy® Award Nominated, NAACP Image Award Winning Artist and Billboard Chart-Topping Singer TAMELA MANN releases her highly-anticipated new album ONE WAY Friday, September 9 on her Tillymann Music label through RED Distribution. One Way features the power ballad single “God Provides,” which is currently No. 4 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Chart this week. “God Provides” is written and produced by long-time friend and collaborating partner, Gospel Music Icon Kirk Franklin. Tamela is currently touring the country in support of the new album with ...

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Documentary Featuring the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project Needs Your Help

By Bob Marovich When his mother passed away in 2004, filmmaker David Licata began to ponder life’s timeless questions: What is our purpose on earth? What do we want to leave as a legacy? The result is a forthcoming documentary, A Life’s Work. Licata’s first feature-length project (he has completed two short films) showcases how several individuals have answered this question–by tackling a project so immense that they will not be completed in their lifetimes. After more than a decade of interviews and filming, A Life’s Work is in its final phases of production, with completion anticipated for the first quarter of ...

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Groundbreaking Collection of One-Of-A-Kind Sacred Recordings Set for September 30 Release

CHAMPAIGN, IL & LOS ANGELES, CA (TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016) — Archeophone Records (www.archeophone.com) today announced that its highly-anticipated book and CD compilation, Waxing the Gospel: Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph, 1890-1900, will be released on September 30, 2016, and made available via all major brick and mortar and online retailers. With 102 tracks—nearly four hours of audio—on three CDs housed in a beautifully illustrated 408-page hardback book, Waxing the Gospel is an unprecedented exploration of the earliest days of recording. It chronicles in words, images, and ancient sounds how tradition and technology merged in three distinct areas of recording ...

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Baylor students create album cover art inspired by black gospel music

Baylor University art professor Terry Roller and his Art 4331 students took on a special assignment: Design custom album jackets for 45 rpm discs in Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, overseen by Professor Robert Darden. The students in Art 4331 came up with some very creative concepts – arguably as good, if not better, than what the major labels came up with for sleeves in the 1950s and 1960s. So…could these students be the next Alex Steinweisses, David Stone Martins, and Harvey Williamses?  Time will tell! Read the full article here: BGMRP Art

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Pastor Shirley Caesar Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

NASHVILLE, TN (June 29, 2016) – The Reigning Queen of Gospel, Shirley Caesar, was honored in a jubilant celebration in Hollywood on Tuesday June 28, as her trailblazing music career was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Honored in the category of recording, Shirley Caesar’s star was unveiled in front of the Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, with Pastor Caesar joined by world-renowned artists Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin as guest speakers, and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler as the emcee, who also declared it “Shirley Caesar Day” in Hollywood during the ceremony. Sharing ...

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