By Robert M. Marovich Take in a concert by The SteelDrivers and, in between songs like “Blue Side of the Mountain,” "Wearin' a Hole," and “Long Way Down,” you might hear a song or two from the canon of southern gospel music. But until yesterday, one could not find an [...]
Produced by Brown, Gaither Tribute features Gaither compositions reinterpreted by stars like Reba McEntyre, Alabama, Hillary Scott, Jamey Johnson, CeCe Winans, and Ronnie Milsap. The album is slated for release by the Gaither Music Group (distributed by Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music) on Friday, August 25.
By Robert M. Marovich What if your music ministry provided songs for not one church, nor two, nor even three, but hundreds? That’s what King’s Collective does. King’s Collective is the artistic arm of King’s Cathedral & Chapels. From a First Assembly of God church of 100 members in [...]
Jekalyn Carr on McDonald’s 16th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Holiday Experience: It’s “Black Excellence on One Stage”
Christmas spirit filled the air when the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour: Homecoming Edition hit Houston, Texas, on December 2.
Robert M. Marovich Ray Kroc was 52 when he opened his first McDonald’s restaurant in 1955. Col. Harland Sanders was in his 60s when his “Finger Lickin’ Good” Kentucky Fried Chicken became a national sensation. Duncan Hines didn’t license his name for cake mixes until age 73. And Johnny Ray [...]
“If God gave me the gift to sing, why not use it?” By Robert M. Marovich There’s almost nothing that Dr. E. Dewey Smith hasn’t accomplished. A graduate of Morehouse College who went on to earn masters and doctorate degrees, Smith is an author, media and film producer, community leader, [...]
By Robert M. Marovich “He may not come when you want Him, but He’s always right on time.” This church aphorism could be Pastor DeWayne Harvey’s personal motto. The early 2010s were a busy time for the Tallahassee, Florida, minister, entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, and producer. His 2011 release, The Report [...]
By Bob Marovich “I wanted to do something different.” That’s how multi-GRAMMY Award nominee and Stellar and Dove Awardee Jekalyn Carr describes Changing Your Story Live. Her new album is scheduled for release this Friday, October 23, on Lunjeal Music Group / The Orchard. The main difference between Changing Your [...]
By Bob Marovich Like all of us, Brian Courtney Wilson is navigating the raging tempests of 2020 as best he can. He is also using his platform as a GRAMMY-nominated gospel singer, and specifically his new album, Still, to help others weather the storms of life. Wilson’s fifth studio album comes [...]
By Bob Marovich Earlier this year, the Chicago Children’s Choir was busy coordinating some 5,000 youth meeting in various in-school and after-school ensembles throughout the region. The sound of song was in the air everywhere. Then COVID-19 happened. Choirs became potential virus spreaders. Everything moved to virtual learning. CCC launched [...]