Oprah Winfrey Network are packed with family and fun as the popular docu-series “Deion’s Family Playbook” returns with all-new episodes on Saturday, November 1st at 9 p.m. ET/PT. “Deion’s Family Playbook,” which became the highest rated freshman docu-series in OWN history, follows celebrated sports legend Deion Sanders as he raises 10 kids with the help of his devoted mom Connie and longtime girlfriend, Hollywood producer and host, Tracey Edmonds.
Multiple Dove Award recipient, as well as Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated recording artist, Antonio Neal releases his new project, “Welcome Home,” on Madison Line Records, the label where he serves as chief operating officer. Madison Line Records is the affiliated label of Visible Music College, a music and worship college in Memphis, Tenn. The project is available at all digital retailers.
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
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.”
Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) announced that the 16th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards will honor Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Pace Sisters on January 17th, 2015 in its new location at the Rialto Center of the Arts in the city of Atlanta. “I’m thrilled to bring the fete to Atlanta this year and to honor these revered luminaries of gospel music,” said BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton. “Atlanta has a rich musical history and it’s the perfect setting to laud Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters.”
TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:
1. LeCrae..All I Need Is You
2. Michelle Williams feat./ Beyonce and Kelly Rowland..Say Yes
3. Jamie Grace…Beautiful Day
4. Ricky Dillard & New “G”..Amazing
5. Hezekiah Walker & LFC..Every Praise