Episode 157 Playlist Amazing – Pastor Mike Jr. Redeemed – Denita Gibbs I’m not tired yet…running for Jesus – Calvin Bridges You did it – Kisha Grandy Fear is not welcome – Brian Courtney Wilson w/Hilary Scott Better – Pastor Skylar Patterson & Predestined feat. Lisa Knowles Smith UWait 2021 – Walter Barnes and Men of Ministry I’m yours – Leah Oduro-Kwarten I am strong – Capathia Jenkins Thank you – Pastor Mike Jr. Yamagoya3 – Imari Tones Perfect healing – Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers I will call upon the Lord – Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver II & ...Read More »
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Pastor Mike Jr. I Got It: Singles Ministry Blacksmoke Music Worldwide (release date: August 13, 2021) www.pastormikejr.com By Robert M. Marovich Marriage as the ultimate culmination of a love relationship has been a mainstay of artistic expression for longer than anyone can remember. It’s the happy ending in Broadway and Hollywood musicals. Jukeboxes are packed with songs sung by men and women with marriage on their mind. Pastor Mike Jr. has something to say about that. His personal and ministerial experience suggests that the talk about coupling as the be-all and end-all to life can give singles an undeserved case ...Read More »
“Amazing” Pastor Mike Jr. Blacksmoke Music Worldwide (release date: July 30, 2021) www.pastormikejr.com By Robert M. Marovich Pastor Mike McClure Jr., better known as Pastor Mike Jr., the 2021 Stellar Awards Artist of the Year and gospel music’s current It Guy, cleverly gospelizes Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 smash hit “Crazy” as “Amazing.” Amazingly, it works. To a chill arrangement and with ample support from a full-throated choir of background vocalists, Pastor Mike Jr. takes his time with the famous melody. He stretches the tension to the breaking point, then lets the choir handle the finish. Expect groups around the country to ...Read More »
Congratulations to the nominees and winners at the 36th Annual Stellar Awards, held Saturday, July 10, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Jonathan McReynolds, Pastor Mike Jr. Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Jekalyn Carr, Kierra Sheard, and the Clark Sisters were among the evening’s top awardees. The youngest host in Stellar Awards history, Jekalyn Carr shared emcee duties with Tye Tribbett. BET will air the program on August 1. Here is a partial list of winners, posted originally on the Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell website: Artist of the Year: Pastor Mike Jr. Song of the Year: “Something Has ...Read More »
(CHICAGO, IL) May 20, 2021 – Today, Central City Productions revealed the nominees in 28 categories for the 36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, which will be taped on Saturday, July 10, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN. The Stellar Awards recognizes the year’s best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons, and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry. “We’re extremely pleased and proud to present our 36th annual Stellar Awards, appropriately themed ‘Lighting the Way with Our Faith, Music and Family,’” remarked Don Jackson, Founder of the Stellar Awards and Chairman ...Read More »
Episode 142 Playlist Come see about me – Exciting Holy Sons Power – Nikki D & the Browns My God is holy – Rev. John Lee Hooker Jr. Big – Pastor Mike Jr. God wants to heal you – Earnest Pugh Look to the hills – Rev. Luther Barnes & Restoration Worship Center Choir Been good – Torry Dulaney Jehovah God – Gospel Heritage 2.0 feat. Madelyn Berry I hear rain – Edwrin Sutton & Kingdom Culture Look at God – Darrell Luster presents the Legends of Quartet The blood – Rev. R. L. Bush & New Swan Silvertones Clean ...Read More »
“Big” Pastor Mike Jr. Blacksmoke Music Worldwide/Rock City Media Group (release date: May 10, 2019) By Bob Marovich In a time when Kanye West is dominating Billboard‘s Top Gospel Singles and Albums charts, whatever space is left is occupied by legacy artists like Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann. There’s scant room for new artists. Nevertheless, Pastor Mike Jr. has broken through onto the charts with “Big” and his album Free. As sonically enormous as its subject, “Big” evokes the work of James Fortune & FIYA in its use of spoken calls to sung choral responses, outsized production, and zealous optimism. ...Read More »