On Father’s Day, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. One has to suffer and die in order to live.
Central City Productions today announced the nominees in 25 categories for the 38th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards taping on Saturday, July 15, returning to the Las Vegas Orleans Arena.
As is our custom for this time of year, the Journal of Gospel Music presents its “best of” lists in the categories of singles, albums, and historic reissues; and provides a “Best of 2022” Music Hour so you can enjoy some of the winners!
Best Gospel Performance/Song:• PositiveErica Campbell; Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell & Juan Winans, songwriters• When I PrayDOE; Dominique Jones & Dewitt Jones, songwriters• KingdomMaverick City Music & Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Jonathan Jay, Chandler Moore & Jacob Poole, songwriters• The Better BenedictionPJ Morton Featuring Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers [...]
Matthew West, Maverick City Music, Anne Wilson, FOR KING + COUNTRY, Phil Wickham Lead Artist Nominations for 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees revealed by Chris Tomlin, Jimmie Allen, Erica Campbell and more in livestream event The GMA Dove Awards Nashville event will be held October 18th and will air [...]
Maranda Curtis Die to Live Butterfly Works / Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade Services Release date: February 18, 2022 www.iammaranda.com By Robert M. Marovich Although his declaration doesn’t appear until several minutes into the album, Bishop John Francis essentially states the theme of Maranda Curtis’s new album Die to [...]
Download Gene HoskinsHomecoming (Deluxe Edition)Shanachie Entertainment (release date: October 29, 2021)www.shanachie.com By Robert M. Marovich Gene Hoskins, a mental health therapist and gospel singer from North Carolina, combines his passions to provide insight and encouragement on Homecoming (Deluxe Edition). Eliding seamlessly, the first two selections, “Prodigal P.O.V.” and the title [...]
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 [...]
Brian Courtney Wilson Still Motown Gospel (release date: October 16, 2020) www.motowngospel.com By Bob Marovich Whether its messages are explicit or implicit, gospel music at its finest tells listeners of all beliefs—and even those with no belief—that hope is a beacon in the midst of hopelessness, encouragement exists for the [...]