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Highlights from the Closing Program at the 2019 Chicago Gospel Music Festival

By Bob Marovich Despite rumbles of thunder and intermittent downpours that kept the audience under umbrellas for much of the program, the closing event of the two-day 2019 Chicago Gospel Music Festival proceeded without delay. A collaboration between Chicago’s Department of Cultural and Special Events, the Stellar Awards, and the National Museum of Gospel Music, the evening program, held at the city’s Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, featured appearances by several Stellar Award nominees and awardees. Emcees were Pastor Charles Jenkins and Terrell Brown, Anchor, ABC 7 Chicago. Here are a few photographic highlights of the evening:

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JGM Music Hour Episode 134

Episode 134 Playlist: What you gonna do – Ruth Black and the Harmonettes Hold my hand Lord – Donny Pomerlee feat. Paul Porter You don’t know – Zacardi Cortez I choose to rejoice – Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir What would Heaven look like – Zion’s Joy! There’s no one like you – Kelontae Gavin All that I have (one God) – Lamont Sanders Won’t He do it – Kim Ruff Blessings on blessings – Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy Matthew 7:7 – Rezurrected Everyday I pray – Apostle Thomas One day – Janice Gaines Keep me – Carrington Alyse Brown ...

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“Blessings on Blessings” – Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy

“Blessings on Blessings” Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy Key of A / Tyscot / FairTrade (release date: May 3, 2019) www.tyscot.com By Bob Marovich “Every time I turn around…blessings,” Anthony Brown sings, and he knows whereof he speaks. The group has gone from backing Maurette Brown Clark on her highly-acclaimed album The Dream (2007) to racking up their own chart action, which led to numerous Stellar Award wins, Grammy and Billboard Music Award nominations, and other honors. Inspired by the go-go style popularized in the Washington, DC, area, “Blessings on Blessings” is a bouncing, joyous paean to the sunshine that ...

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Congratulations to the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awardees

The Journal of Gospel Music congratulates all of the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees and winners! Special congratulations to awardees who have been featured on JGM: Southern Gospel Artist of the Year: Gaither Vocal Band Gospel Artist of the Year: Tasha Cobbs Leonard Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year: “Won’t He Do It” – Koryn Hawthorne and Roshon Fegan, (writers) Loren Hill, Makeba Riddick, Rich Shelton Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Close” – Marvin Sapp, (writers) Aaron Lindsey, Marvin Sapp, Solomon Edwards Jr. Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year: “You Waited” – Travis Greene, (writer) Travis Greene ...

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JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Leaves 2018 Stellar Awards with Six Trophies, Travis Greene with Four

By Bob Marovich With six awards, JJ Hairston led the pack at the Stellar Awards ceremonies in Las Vegas this past weekend (March 23-24). Singer-songwriter Travis Greene took home four honors, including Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Hairston and his Youthful Praise choir took home CD of the Year for You Deserve It, while the title track won Song of the Year. The ensemble also won Choir of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year. Tasha Cobbs Leonard took home three Stellars, including Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year and Contemporary CD of the Year ...

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Damon Williams: “If the Chart Could Become a CD, It Would Be WOW Gospel.”

By Bob Marovich In 1998, Damon Williams eagerly purchased a copy of the first-ever WOW Gospel two-CD compilation. “It was a big moment in gospel music,” Williams, who was recently named Vice President of Marketing for RCA Inspiration, shared with the Journal of Gospel Music. “To find something that had the year’s best gospel songs all in one place, by the top artists, was extremely appealing to me as a consumer and a burgeoning industry executive.” On the 20th anniversary of the best-selling franchise, the 2-CD WOW Gospel 2018 hits stores today. While it will be Williams’ first time working ...

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JGM Music Hour – Best of 2017

  The Playlist – JGM Best of 2017: “Isaiah 40 (Intro)” – Preashea Hilliard (Daywind Records) “Jesus (What Grace Have I Found in Thee)” – Adam Everett (Polytone Records) “I Refuse” – Anthony Brown & group therAPy (Tyscot Records) “Wings” – Natasha Owens (Maharlow Records) “God’s Highway” – Sandra McCracken (independent release) “I Give You Praise” – Robert Person feat. Richard Smallwood (REP) “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” – Out of the Dust (Discovery House Music) “Enter In” – Chrystal Rucker (HBK Media) “Fighters” – Cheryl Fortune (Tyscot Records) “Anywhere We Are” – Nichole Nordeman (Sparrow / Capitol ...

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Anthony Brown & group therapy: [a long way from sunday]

Anthony Brown & group therAPy [a long way from sunday] Tyscot Records (release date: July 28, 2017) www.tyscot.com By Bob Marovich [a long way from Sunday] is Anthony Brown & group therAPy’s third album for Tyscot Records and the follow-up to 2015’s Everyday Jesus, which earned the group no less than ten Stellar Awards in 2016, including Song of the Year for “Worth.” The album may be third in chronological order, but it is number one in terms of quality and consistency of message. Brown opens with a brief narration that sets the album’s tone. He says he was “raised ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 113

          Click on the image above to hear the show. Episode 113 Playlist: Joy! – Warren Dean Flandez feat. Top Line Vocal Collective Trust in you – Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy You are – Dr. F. James Clark Presents Next Generation Choir The blood – Charles Butler & Trinity Forever mercy – Lamont Sanders King of glory – Montel Dorsey & MUniversity Keep pushing – Keith Wonderboy Johnson Fisherman – Favour My life has been changed – Virginia Aires Continuous praise (over and over) – Zion’s Joy! Darkness go away – Boo Deezy God’s highway ...

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Various Artists: WOW GOSPEL 2017

Various Artists WOW GOSPEL 2017 RCA Inspiration (release date: January 27, 2017) www.rcainspiration.com By Bob Marovich In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the annual WOW GOSPEL collection was my personal tutor for learning about the gospel scene. Back in those days, I was focused exclusively on vintage gospel music, and particularly the contributions of quartets. I looked forward with great anticipation to the next WOW GOSPEL project so I could take another lesson in modern gospel. I often purchased the two-CD set the day it was released. It was through WOW GOSPEL that I first encountered Richard Smallwood’s “Total Praise,” Mary ...

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