BET Celebration of Gospel 2013 - Show

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Tye Tribbett is on a mission.

When his new show “Joyful Noise” premieres on BET Sunday morning, the gospel music artist says he won’t be trying to fill the shoes of the “Bobby Jones Gospel” program that had the time slot for over 30 years. Instead, his focus will be on attracting a new generation.

“My thing was to really make Jesus, gospel and music as cool and relevant as it really is. I want to bring that back in a way that will bring family together, not just youth,” the boisterous musician told The Christian Post. “I want to bring families together so they will be inspired because we’re going to face some dark days, especially in America. We’re going to find strength in knowing all things work together for good and I want the show to be a reinforcement of that truth.” 

After 35 years and maintaining the title of the longest continuous running original series on cable television, Jones’ “Bobby Jones Gospel” aired its last episode on July 31. The variety show hosted by gospel music legend Bobby Jones featured gospel music performances and interviews from many of the biggest names in the industry.

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