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Debbie Cochran – Simplify

Debbie Cochran Simplify Go Time Records (release date: April 2, 2021) www.debbiecochran.com By Robert M. Marovich Simplify is an apt title for Christian country singer Debbie Cochran’s latest offering. She delivers a breezy album of earnest originals in her no-nonsense vocal style. Consciously or not, a thematic thread runs through the album that likens spirituality and the spiritual realm to elements of an idyllic rural America. “Just Like Old Times” for example, sees death as a journey to a “heavenly reunion,” complete with relatives sitting around the dinner table reminiscing about the good old days. “Blackberry Jam” is an evocative ...

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63rd Annual GRAMMY Winners – Gospel and Christian

Congratulations to the following winners, announced during yesterday’s 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards celebrations: BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUMCelebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album)Fisk Jubilee Singers BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUMJesus Is KingKanye West BEST GOSPEL ALBUMGospel According To PJPJ Morton BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG“There Was Jesus”Zach Williams & Dolly Parton BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG“Movin’ On”Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music Also a big congratulations to all the nominees!

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard Named Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist Of The Decade

Singer Wraps Whirlwind Year With Holiday Programming Alongside Dolly Parton and Ne-Yo. Nashville, TN (December 11, 2020) – GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard has been named Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist of the Decade. News of the top honor came late last week, as Billboard began announcing its year-end and decade-end charts. Cobbs Leonard was also named the Top Female Gospel Artist for the 3rd consecutive year. This year alone, Tasha Cobbs Leonard earned two additional RIAA® certifications—one Platinum certification for her hit single “Break Every Chain,” and a Gold certification (her third) for the #1 radio single “You Know My ...

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62nd Grammy Award Winners

By Bob Marovich The following are the winners in the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards’ Gospel and Contemporary Christian categories. Congratulations to them and to all the nominees! 36. Best Gospel Performance/Song LOVE THEORY Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter 37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song GOD ONLY KNOWS for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters 38. Best Gospel Album LONG LIVE LOVE Kirk Franklin 39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album BURN THE SHIPS for KING & COUNTRY 40. Best Roots Gospel Album TESTIMONY Gloria Gaynor Also, PJ Morton won ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 118

Click on the image above to begin streaming the program. Episode 118 Playlist: My faith is working – New Christianaires I thank you – Terri McConnell Jesus – Tracy Neal Enter in – Chrystal Rucker Abandoned – Jennifer McGill Even then – Luther Barnes & Restoration Worship Center Choir Calvary’s Cross – Min. David Whitfield II & Whitfield Productions Believe – Marnae Greenhill All hail the power – Keith Reed & N.S.W. Nobody but you – Chaddrick Wood feat. Lowell Pye Spirit breathe – World Church Unites feat. Amber-Lee Garcia Born again wildflower – Debbie Cochran feat. Dolly Parton Enter ...

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Debbie Cochran – Born Again Wildflower

Debbie Cochran Born Again Wildflower Independent Release (release date: June 16, 2017) www.debbiecochran.com By Bob Marovich Debbie Cochran, the Arkansas singer whose “Faith Can” was a JGM Pick of the Week in September 2016, scores big by landing Dolly Parton as a duet partner on the title track of her new album, Born Again Wildflower. Cochran, a self-described “classic country” singer, has a voice that is wizened, expressive, and passionate. Her rich, low warble evokes another classic country singer, Kitty Wells, and her aggressive vocal projection reminds me of Opry stars. Her street-level lyrics are like country poetry, not unlike Dolly ...

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