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JGM Music Hour: Best of 2020

God’s Gonna Do It – Ricky Dillard & New G (Motown Gospel) Yes I Am! – Michelle David & the Gospel Sessions (MDGS Records) I Don’t Wanna Go – Isaac Carree (Shanachie Entertainment Group) Take Me Back – DOE (Life Room / RCA Inspiration) Shepherd – Nashville Life Music featuring Leeland (Integrity Music) I’ll Never Stop Praising the Lord – Northern Delaware Chapter GMWA Recording Choir (Enon Music Group) A Charge – Desmond Roberson & the Roberson Bunch (3 Sonz) Never Gave Up – Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Motown Gospel) Take a Look in the Book – Legendary Ingramettes (Virginia Folklife ...

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JGM’s Best CDs, Singles and Historic Reissues of 2020

By Bob Marovich As is our custom for this time of year, the Journal of Gospel Music presents its “best of” lists in the category of CDs, songs, and historical releases. The recordings were not chosen as “best of” based on sales, chart status, promotion, voting, fan popularity, number of likes or retweets, committee decisions, throwing darts, reading tea leaves, arm twisting, or anything other than 1) JGM was serviced with the music for review either on its own platform or for review in another journal or publication, and 2) JGM believes they best represented gospel/sacred music in 2020 in ...

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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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JGM Music Hour – Episode 148

Episode 148 Playlist: One more time – Cynthia Adams Testimony – Young Men 4 Christ Take your burdens – Shirley McNeil & Singers of Faith Precious Lord, take my hand – Dr. Henry Jackson What a friend – Elder Randall Ogans Sr. Wade in the water – Miss Freddye This little light of mine – David Billingsley Never give up – Tasha Cobbs Leonard Speak to me – Koryn Hawthorne Your love is – People of the Earth Trouble don’t last – P.U.S.H. Glory – Detroit Youth Choir, feat. IndigoYaj Oh Jesus (remix) – Dorothy Norwood feat. Dorinda Clark-Cole

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51st Annual GMA Dove Award Winners Revealed in Exclusive Worldwide Broadcast

NASHVILLE, TN (October 30, 2020) – The 51st Annual GMA Dove Award winners were announced via worldwide broadcast, which aired exclusively on TBN. Under the banner of “Carry The Change”, the show celebrated Gospel Music’s diversity and promoted unity through dynamic performances and testimonials. The night’s biggest awards went to for KING & COUNTRY for “Artist of the Year”, We The Kingdom for “New Artist of the Year”, Tasha Cobbs Leonard for “Gospel Artist of the Year” (presented by SoundExchange), and Joseph Habedank for “Southern Gospel Artist of the Year”. Re-imagined to accommodate the absence of a live audience, this ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: October 26, 2020

“Never Give Up” Tasha Cobbs Leonard From the Motown Gospel CD Royalty: Live at the Ryman www.motowngospel.com By Bob Marovich Although the gospel-meets-country selections on Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s new album, Royalty: Live at the Ryman, are the most fascinating, none of them surpasses the beautiful ballad, “Never Give Up.” Leonard moves from poignant to passionate, from vulnerable to victorious, as she relates how she had her doubts with “the walls closing in” and  while “so many others gave up on me,” but “you waited for me with your arms wide open.” “Never Give Up” offers some of Leonard’s most expansive singing ...

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BMI Honors Its 2020 Trailblazers of Gospel Music

“I’M GETTING READY” WRITTEN BY TODD GALBERTH AWARDED SONG OF THE YEAR KIRK FRANKLIN NAMED SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR SONGS OF KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING AWARDED PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (New York, NY) June 29, 2020 – BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) paid tribute to the best and brightest in Gospel music with its Trailblazers of Gospel Music celebration. The honorees were announced today on BMI.com and across the organization’s digital platforms, celebrating the inspirational and transformative music of BMI’s accomplished Gospel songwriters. To honor these achievements, BMI created a page on its website where fans can watch special video messages and performances, ...

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TASHA COBBS LEONARD RE-SIGNS WITH MOTOWN GOSPEL AND LAUNCHES TEELEE RECORDS LABEL IMPRINT

Worship Artist Anna Golden Is First Artist Signed To TeeLee Records NASHVILLE, TN (April 7, 2020) – Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG proudly announces the re-signing of GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard. The platinum-selling artist, recently named the Top Female Gospel Artist by Billboard, extends her long-standing relationships with the label and with its best-in-class publishing company, Capitol CMG Publishing. “Tasha is undeniably one of the most impactful gospel and worship artists and writers of our time,” shares EJ Gaines, Co-Executive Director, Motown Gospel. “Her accomplishments are surpassed only by her inspiring vision and passion to be a bridge that connects ...

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62nd GRAMMY Award Nominations Announced

Congratulations to the nominees in the Gospel and Christian categories for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, to be held at L. A.’s Staples Center and televised Sunday, January 26. I am honored to be part of this list for the first time (see Category 67). 36. Best Gospel Performance/Song LOVE THEORY Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter TALKIN’ ‘BOUT JESUS Gloria Gaynor Featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters SEE THE LIGHT Travis Greene Featuring Jekalyn Carr SPEAK THE NAME Koryn Hawthorne Featuring Natalie Grant THIS IS A MOVE (LIVE) Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha ...

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Daigle, Franklin, Leonard, Lecrae Among Big Winners at 50th Dove Awards Ceremony

LAUREN DAIGLE TAKES HOME THREE DOVES INCLUDING THE TOP AWARD “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” KIRK FRANKLIN, TASHA COBBS LEONARD AND LECRAE TAKE TWO NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2019) – The Gospel Music Association celebrated the 50th Annual Dove Awards with a sold out crowd in Nashville, TN. The special evening shined a light on Christian and Gospel music’s rich and diverse history and showcased the future of exceptional artistry. The awards will be televised on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 20 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST. The big winners of the night were songwriter Jason ...

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