Motown Gospel has signed Royce Lovett to their roster. A singer/songwriter Lovett combines the elements of hip-hop and neo soul with strong Christ centered lyrics that will appealing to believers and non believers alike.
36th Annual Mississippi Gospel Music Awards goes down Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Jackson, Mississippi Awards will be presented in 28 different categories. Harvey Watkins and Stan Jones will host. Special Guest Artists – The Williams Singers, Troy Sneed, Bishop Neal Roberson, Blest By 4 The Search Audition Finalists and many more.
Latin Soul songstress, Veronica Petrucci, announces a split from former marketing and distribution arrangement. Latin Soul Entertainment says the split is amicable and mutual and is currently seeking new representation for marketing, promotion and distribution of the album, “Made It Out Alive” and future projects.
The biggest night in Gospel music, the annual Stellar Awards, is moving to a new venue and taping date in celebration of its 30th Anniversary. Don Jackson, executive producer, announced that the telecast will be taped in front of a live audience at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with a new spring production date shifting from January to March 28, 2015
Festival Of Praise Tour 2014 to feature Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin with something for everyone from traditional gospel, praise and worship, to funk, acoustic rock and a cappella. It kicks off September 17, 2014.
Donald Lawrence, Arnetta Murrill Crooms, Joshua Rogers and Dottie Peoples headline the first annual Gospel’s Best 3 Day Concert and Indie Artist Showcase in Wilmington, North Carolina August 8th through August 10th. This event is open to Gospel groups, artists and musicians to compete for an opportunity to win cash prizes and awards in addition to a trip to SONY MUSIC NYC to meet with A&R Executives. The selected artist will perform live at Six Flags America locations and MBN6 Gospel Believers ROC celebrity concerts and other Sony Indie Artist Showcases.
Oxygen Media returns to the pulpit with a fiery season two of “Preachers of L.A.,” premiering Wednesday, August 20 at 10 PM ET/PT. The highly anticipated series is a candid and revealing look at six boldly different, world-renowned mega-pastors in Southern California: Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip,Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson.
Brent Jones release party for new CD “Joy Comin”goes down August 24, 2014 at the Founders Center Los Angeles, CA.
Total Deliverance Church in the Antelope Valley announces the first inception of the Antelope Valley Praise in the Park Festival event which will take place on Saturday August 30, 2014 in from Lancaster, CA. Kierra Sheard, Jonathan Nelson, Flex Alexander, Keke Palmer, Tyler Lepley and more will perform or appear
The new Live Recording from Richard Smallwood and Vision goes down Saturday August 23, 2014 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland at the Evangel Cathedral. It is free and open to the public. The effort will be titled “Anthology Live.”
TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:
1. Hezekiah Walker & LFC..Every Praise
2. Michelle Williams feat Beyonce and Kelly Rowland…Say Yes
3. Tamela Mann…I Can Only Imagine
4. Jamie Grace..Beautiful Day
5. William Murphy..It’s Working