It’s been nearly a year since gospel singer Kevin Terry’s gay sex tape leaked online. In this week’s episode of “Preachers of LA” Terry will be featured discussing the video’s fallout with Deitrick Haddon. Deitrick’s advice to Terry…his leaked sex tape is not the end of the world. “I’m here to say that you can bounce back after any mistake and still be a soldier for God,” Deitrick says being on a show like “Preachers of LA” simply reminds viewers that no one is perfect but Jesus. ….Not even men of the cloth.
Deitrick Haddon speaks with Kevin Terry on the Oct. 22, 2014 episode of Oxygen’s “Preachers of LA.”
Newly signed Soul Food Entertainment artist, Melody Armstrong is set to celebrate her birthday with An Evening of Praise. Melody, is the youngest daughter of gospel legend and seven time Grammy nominated artist Vanessa Bell Armstrong. She began her career as a vocalist singing lead and background vocals with Deitrick Haddon and the Voices of Unity. She can also be heard singing alongside her mother on the song “Holding On” on the album “Brand New Day”. Melody has has sung background for some of gospel music’s elite artist such as Dorinda Clark-Cole, John P. Kee, Karen Clark-Sheard, and, of course, her mother,Vanessa Bell Armstrong. Now Melody steps out to begin her journey as a solo artist. Join Melody on Monday, October 20 2014 for An Evening of Praise at Gospel Tabernacle Church in Detroit, MI. Look for Melody Armstrong’s new single “Great Is The Lord” later this fall.
Centric posted their list of Soul Train Award nominees for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song. This year’s award show will be hosted by daytime talk show host, Wendy Williams at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 7th and will air on BET and Centric on November 30th. Nominees in the Gospel are:
Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae-Help
Tamela Mann-I Can Only Imagine
Smokie Norful-No Greater Love
Charles Jenkins-Real Love
Michelle Williams feat. Beyonce and Kelly Rowland-Say yes
Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett-We Are Victorious
Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel artist Israel releases the powerful debut single from his upcoming live recording, COVERED…ALIVE IN ASIA (RGM-New Breed Music / RCA Inspiration) to radio today. Written and produced by Israel Houghton with co-producers Aaron Lindsey and Kevin Camp, “Covered” is an anointed praise and worship anthem that rejoices about God’s grace received at the cross. “Covered” will be available on all digital music providers beginning October 14, 2014
Oxygen is expanding the network’s popular franchise and heading to Motown for “Preachers of Detroit,” set to premiere winter 2015. The series will also focus on powerful themes of faith, family, and friendship as these seven men and women of the cloth share their lives, transformations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit in Detroit, Michigan. The prominent pastors include: Bishop Charles Ellis, Pastor David Bullock, Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole, Pastor Don Shelby, Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston and Pastor Tim Alden. There are still Houston and New York casts to be determined. It should be noted “Preachers of L.A.” Season one was the most watched freshman series in network history among P25-54, averaging over one million total viewers. The series delivered digital success as well with more full episode streams per week in season one.
Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams are setting out to bring “the help” to Fix My Choir, the new music reality series premiering on the Oxygen Network November 5th. “A great choir has the potential to inspire communities and uplift people everywhere,” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development for Oxygen Media. “Viewers will witness Deitrick and Michelle breathe new life into choirs that have lost their way in ‘Fix My Choir,’ culminating with unforgettable performances that will bring the house down.”
BMI announced that their Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Awards event will be held January 17, 2015 at the Rialto Center For The Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. The Trailblazers of Gospel Awards event was a part of Stellar Awards weekend for many years, but opted for a new venue and city as the Stellar Awards moves to Las Vegas in March.
TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:
1. LeCrae..All I Need Is You
2. Michelle Williams feat./ Beyonce and Kelly Rowland..Say Yes
3. Manolo..Trip Lee..feat LeCrae
4. Hezekiah Walker & LFC..Every Praise
5. Jamie Grace…Beautiful Day