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D’Morea Johnson: Gospel Newcomer Offers Trilogy Of Singles

Posted April 9, 2014 by jmurray

What do you do when you love the songs on your record so much that you can’t decide on one single? Well, you release three of them! That’s what gospel newcomer D’Morea Johnson has done. On Tuesday, April 8, Johnson unveiled three tracks that are available for download at the various digital retail outlets. The [...]

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LeAndria Johnson & Brian Courtney Wilson
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Free At Last: Le’Andria Johnson & Brian Courtney Wilson Released By Mathew Knowles

Posted April 7, 2014 by jmurray

It’s been a long time coming and AlwaysAList.com has reported several stories about their challenged relationship with Mathew Knowles’, but gospel singers Le’Andria Johnson and Brian Courtney Wilson have both been released from their contracts with the troubled label Music World Gospel. Season three “Sunday Best” winner Johnson has been vocal several times via social [...]

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Kierra Sheard, Kim Burrell, Yolanda Adams & Donnie McClurkin
Gospel

Kierra Sheard: New Judge On BET’s “Sunday Best”

Posted March 4, 2014 by jmurray

When BET’s “Sunday Best” returns for season seven there will be a new face at the judges’ table. Gospel music darling Kierra Sheard has joined the competition series as the third judge, replacing CeCe Winans who vacates the show after two seasons. The Detroit-bred Grammy nominee will judge alongside returning judges Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda [...]

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Erica Campbell: Releases CD Cover & New Video

Posted February 10, 2014 by jmurray

Mary Mary singer Erica Campbell has released the official CD cover for her debut solo CD, “Help.” The cover features a black and white image of Campbell with a tear streaming down her face. Additionally, the Gospel superstar has unveiled the music video to accompany her second single, which is the title track. The song, [...]

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Engaged: Damita Haddon Is Getting Married

Posted January 23, 2014 by jmurray

Gospel star Damita Haddon is getting married. The vocalist got engaged to professional photographer Reuben Chandler on Christmas Day, though the couple is just disclosing the news now. The ‘No Looking Back’ singer spoke exclusively to us about her engagement. “I’m very happy because someone has found me that loves me for me,” she emoted [...]

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Encore: Kirk Franklin Gearing Up For God’s Property Reunion

Posted January 6, 2014 by jmurray

2014 started off with a huge announcement from gospel superstar Kirk Franklin. The award-winning entertainer took to Facebook on New Year’s Day and wrote: “FAMILY I think it’s time to get the band back together…! GP ARE YOU WITH ME?!?! #2014″ More than 50,000 people liked the message, 528 people reposted it on their timelines [...]

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JJ Hairston & Donnie McClurkin
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JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise: Rounds Up Superstars For Seventh CD Recording

Posted December 2, 2013 by jmurray

He’s become one of he premiere Praise & Worship leaders in the gospel music genre and James “J.J.” Hairston and his choir, Youthful Praise were among the first to fuse worship music with a traditional gospel sound. For his latest recording, “I See Victory,” the Connecticut-based gospel star has evolved his sound yet again by [...]

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Richard Smallwood & Daryl Coley
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Honoring Icons: BMI Saluting Richard Smallwood & Daryl Coley

Posted November 21, 2013 by jmurray

BMI’s Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon will take place on January 17, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. The celebration of gospel music icons put on by the U.S. music rights organization will recognize gospel veterans Richard Smallwood and Daryl Coley for its 15th annual luncheon. BMI will also announce the Most Performed Gospel Song of [...]

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Stellar Awards: Sherri Shepherd & Rickey Smiley To Host

Posted November 20, 2013 by jmurray

Comedians Sherri Shepherd and Rickey Smiley have been tapped to host the 2014 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, AlwaysAList.com has learned exclusively. This will be the first time that the “The View” co-host Shepherd and nationally syndicated radio host Smiley have hosted the annual gospel music celebration. Shepherd has been a presenter on the show twice. [...]

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Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, VaShawn Mitchell & Erica Campbell
Gospel

The Winner Is: How Sweet The Sound Crowns New Winner

Posted November 11, 2013 by jmurray

AlwaysAList.com was in attendance for Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound 2013 grand finale in Los Angeles recently. The annual gospel music choir competition, hosted by Donald Lawrence and Yolanda Adams, held its closing ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Nokia Theatre. Celebrity judges Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker, VaShawn Mitchell and Erica Campbell of Mary Mary [...]

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