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September is Gospel Music Heritage Month

Learn more about Gospel Music Heritage Month at www.gospelmusicheritage.org. If everyone who loves gospel music celebrated Gospel Music Heritage Month by purchasing one gospel CD in September, think of the impact we could make on the industry!  So do it!  Support! Buy one (or more) gospel CDs this month!

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Chicago Pastor Marks 38th Year on Radio

By Bob Marovich I first met Pastor Mack C. Mason more than a decade ago. Our mutual appreciation for traditional gospel music brought us together for lunch in Chicago’s Loop. At that lunch, Pastor Mack not only gave me great advice, but I took it. He suggested I join the Chicago Area Gospel Announcers Guild. I did.  The Guild helped inspire The Black Gospel Blog, which is now the Journal of Gospel Music.   The Guild also introduced me to so many of you reading this right now. At that first meeting, Pastor Mack said prophetically, “Something good is going to come ...

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Choirs, Groups and Quartet Take Top Honors at Rhythm of Gospel Awards

By Bob Marovich Photo: Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver II & the Hallelujah Singers perform on the main stage Saturday night. Credit: Candice Shavalia / Big Red Hen Films Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver II & the Hallelujah Singers and Dr. Patrick Bradley & Westside Baptist Church Choir, the Christian rock band True Witness, and the Eternal Light Singers quartet were among the big winners during the Sixth Rhythm of Gospel Awards. The awards weekend was held July 24-27, 2014, at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Activities shifted Saturday evening, July 26, to the beautiful Alys Robinson Stevens Performing Arts Center ...

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“Take Me to the King” an RIAA Certified Gold Digital Single

DALLAS (August 5, 2014) – Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann and Gospel Icon Kirk Franklin have a lot to celebrate. The “Take Me To The King” digital single, written and produced by Franklin and recorded and performed by Tamela, has been RIAA Certified Gold, having sold more than 500,000 digital copies. Tillymann Music Group label head and Tamela’s manager and husband, David Mann, presented Tamela with her RIAA Certified Gold plaque during their Comedy and Concert event on Friday, August 1 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center in Victoria, Texas. “What an amazing surprise to be presented with my first ...

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Mathew Knowles Releases Alexis Spight from Music World Gospel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 4, 2014) – Stellar Award-nominated gospel recording artist Alexis Spight is being released from her recording contract with Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel to ink a record deal with the newly formed Uncle G Records. Uncle G Records is headed by Veteran Industry Executive Greg “Uncle G” Lyons who has also served as Spight’s manager since she signed with Music World Gospel following her success on BET’s Sunday Best. “Congratulations to Greg Lyons and the upstart of Uncle G Records and the signing of Alexis Spight, former Sunday Best runner up and Music World Gospel artist,” said Knowles, ...

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