Arrow Records announced the signing of legendary singer, songwriter, and actress Ann Nesby to their Atlanta-based label. Over the past 20 years Nesby has built an enviable career and has collaborated with some of the most famous and well-respected names in entertainment, such as the late Reverend James Cleveland, Luther Vandross, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Sting, and Al Green. In the early 1990s, Nesby rose to prominence on the worldwide stage as lead singer of the popular music ensemble Sounds of Blackness.
Look for Shekinah Glory to drop their fourth CD, entitled “Surrender” September 25, 2012.
Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and Israel Houghton, known collectively as the “King’s Men”, gave a preview of their upcoming tour by performing a medley on The View. All four men performed one of their chart-topping hits! The King’s Men Tour will hit major venues in 15 U.S. cities beginning on Sunday, September 16th throughout Sunday, October 14th.
The Chicago Mass Choir will visit Washington D.C. for a guest performance on the BET Bobby Jones Show. The taping goes down Saturday, July 28th. The Bobby Jones Show performance is perfect timing as their new single “You’re An Awesome God” hits radio airwaves. “You’re An Awesome God” will be one of the songs performed during the taping.
The 40th Annual Shirley Caesar Outreach Ministries goes down August 10, 2012 at Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church Raleigh, NC.
Tyscot Music & Entertainment has released Damita’s new project “Anticipation.” Damita has been touring not stop promoting her new release and loving every minute of it.
Televangelist Juanita Bynum revealed some shocking news while visiting a morning radio show. Her purpose of being on the show was to promote her latest production “Get Your Life Back”. However, in the midst of talking, she ended up sharing a personal testimony live on the air. Bynum’s confession was that she’s been with women in the past. “I’ve been there and I’ve done it all,” Bynum confided. “I’ve done the drugs. I’ve been with men. I’ve been with women. It’s not a line, it’s my life! That abuse that I suffered was because I attracted after my own kind. That abuse was already sitting in me.”
In the spirit of Thomas A. Dorsey, the “Father of Black Gospel Music and his legacy which paved the way for so many gospel artist, The Thomas A Dorsey Foundation will host their 79th Annual Thomas A. Dorsey Convention (National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses). The convention goes down August 4th-10th, 2012 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.
The 7th Annual Atlanta Gospel Music, Health & Wellness Festival goes down July 27, 28, & 29, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The festival is designed to elevate your mind, body and spirit with an array of gospel music concerts, health care suites & information and financial opportunities. Highlights for this year’s festival includes performances by Pastor Shirley Caesar, Dr. Juanita Bynum, Paul Porter, Isaac Carree, Micah Stampley, Regina Belle, Damita, and many more Stellar Award winning artists.
Marvin Sapp has just filmed a pilot for an upcoming reality show, “Marvin Sapp” Single Dad.” It has not been picked up by a network yet, we will keep you..
THE TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:
5. Mary Mary…Go Get It
4. Andre Crouch/Pastor Marvin Winans..Let The Church Say Amen
3. Tamela Mann..Take Me To The King
2.Pastor Jason Nelson..Shifting The Atmosphere
1.Pastor Charles Jenkins/Fellowship Chicago…Awesome