“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” – Lady Redneck

2022-07-04T01:27:40-05:00July 4th, 2022|

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Lady Redneck Independent (2022) www.ladyredneckmusic.com By Robert M. Marovich Lady Redneck (aka country singer Stephanie Lee) renders the eighteenth-century hymn, “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” with lockstep fidelity to the original and a delicacy ideally suited to the lovely melody. Lee’s tender vocal, [...]

Marvin Sapp – Substance

2022-06-10T02:42:30-05:00June 10th, 2022|

Marvin Sapp Substance Elev8 Media & Entertainment / Thirty Tigers (release date: June 10, 2022) www.marvinsapp.com By Robert M. Marovich “There is no failure in God” is an apt summation of the thematic content of Substance, Bishop Marvin Sapp’s 15th album and latest solo effort. Though varied in arrangement, the [...]

“Beautiful Day” – Trenton Kirksey ft. Nikki Ross

2022-04-15T02:30:53-05:00April 15th, 2022|

“Beautiful Day” Trenton Kirksey ft. Nikki Ross Independent (2022) www.Facebook.com/MusicByTrent By Robert M. Marovich “Beautiful Day” is the debut single from Trenton Kirksey, a Houston-based baritone vocalist, songwriter, and conductor. Fellow Houstonian Nikki Ross is the vocalist on Kirksey’s track. To a classically-inspired and Latin-fired arrangement, Ross expresses unbridled joy [...]

Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards Names JGM’s Bob Marovich 2022 Gospel Promoter of the Year

2022-02-27T03:15:53-06:00February 27th, 2022|

The Journal of Gospel Music is grateful to the Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards for selecting its Editor-in-Chief Robert M. "Bob" Marovich as its Gospel Promoter of the Year for 2022. The award ceremonies and related activities took place February 24 to 27 in Houston, Texas. For 24 years, the [...]

JGM Pick of the Week – January 31, 2022

2022-02-01T02:07:30-06:00February 1st, 2022|

“Let God” Eloise https://www.facebook.com/eloise.skief By Robert M. Marovich With “Let God,” Tyler, Texas, gospel singer Eloise Skief, who goes by Eloise, delivers a lovely meditation on the familiar "let go and let God" trope. The sparse piano accompaniment allows Eloise to improvise vocally, though she doesn’t go overboard. In fact, [...]

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