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Jonathan Nelson: Gospel Star Challenging Everyone To Be “Fearless”

Posted April 29, 2015 by jmurray

Four-time Stellar Award winner Jonathan Nelson has great anticipation for his fifth album, “Fearless.” Captured live during a live CD/DVD recording called “Fearless Experience” at this home church The Faith Center in Sunrise, Florida earlier this year, the disc marks Nelson’s first release on his new label home eOne Music. The singer/songwriter has dismantled his […]

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Continuing The Legacy: Should BET Find A New Host For “Bobby Jones Gospel?”

Posted April 27, 2015 by jmurray

BET confirmed last week during their upfront presentation for advertisers and media guests the speculation that the 35th season of their long-running “Bobby Jones Gospel” will be its final season. The farewell season ends Dr. Bobby Jones’ reign as the longest-running original series on cable.  The 75-year-old Grammy winner will retire from hosting his BET […]

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End Of The Road: “Bobby Jones Gospel” Coming To An End

Posted April 27, 2015 by jmurray

After 35 seasons, BET has decided to end their long-running series “Bobby Jones Gospel.” “Bobby Jones Gospel” is hosted by Grammy-winning recording artist Dr. Bobby Jones, who launched the show in 1980 and used to produce the series himself before BET took over the production aspects of the series. The music performance show gave an […]

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Ricky Dillard, Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams & Tasha Lockhart
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Stellar Awards: 2015 Nominees & New Hosts Announced

Posted January 13, 2015 by jmurray

Central City Productions announced the nominees for the 2015 Stellar Gospel Awards and the hosts for this year’s ceremony, which will take place at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. eOne Entertainment’s Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard dominated the categories with 10 nominations each. Campbell, the WE TV […]

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Andraé Crouch: Music Legend Dead At Age 72

Posted January 8, 2015 by jmurray

Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch has died at age 72. The Grammy-winning artist was an accomplished singer, songwriter and arranger passed after being hospitalized at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, Calif. on Thursday evening. He had been hospitalized since Jan. 3 after suffering a heart attack. It was announced that Crouch would go out […]

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Radio Active: Donald Lawrence Inks Deal Syndicated Show

Posted November 6, 2014 by jmurray

Grammy Award-winning Gospel star Donald Lawrence has signed a deal for a syndicated radio show called “Music Therapy with Donald Lawrence.” Doug Banks Media Group, owned by radio veteran Doug Banks, will distribute Lawrence’s first foray into radio when the show launches in January 2015. “I’m pretty excited about it,” Lawrence said in a statement. […]

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James Fortune & Isaac Carree
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James Fortune: Taking Hiatus From Syndicated Radio Show

Posted October 27, 2014 by jmurray

Gospel artist James Fortune is taking a hiatus from his syndicated radio show “The James Fortune Show.” Fortune’s time off comes in the wake of his arrest last week for aggravated assault. The 35-year-old talent spoke exclusively to AlwaysAList.com about his arrest over the weekend. Filling in for Fortune will be Gospel singer Isaac Carree. […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Gospel Star James Fortune Comments On Recent Arrest

Posted October 26, 2014 by jmurray

Late Friday evening, Houston’s Fox affiliate Channel 26 broke news that Stellar Award-winning gospel artist James Fortune had been arrested and charged with aggravated assault to a family member.  His arrest was confirmed by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office and the 35-year-old songwriter-producer was released on $20,000 bond. Details on what exactly caused the […]

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Fab Five: New Gospel Super Group Formed

Posted September 29, 2014 by jmurray

Four Gospel artists and an R&B veteran have formed a new all-star group called Five (V) Men. The quintet includes R&B star Christopher Williams and Gospel singers Melvin and Doug Williams of The Williams Brothers, Shawn McLemore and Wess Morgan. The group aims to fuse traditional and contemporary Gospel music with mainstream R&B sounds. Five […]

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Marvin Sapp: Issues Stern Warning To His Stalkers

Posted September 25, 2014 by jmurray

Since Marvin Sapp became a widower in 2010 after his late wife MaLinda died after a battle with colon cancer, he’s been the target of lots of single women looking to become a first lady. Late last year, a Michigan doctor named Teleka Patrick who had been stalking the 47-year-old Gospel singer ended up missing. […]

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Deitrick Haddon: Record Label Parts Ways With Singer

Posted September 23, 2014 by jmurray

“Preachers of LA” star Deitrick Haddon is no longer signed to RCA Inspiration. The leading recording company for Gospel music recently decided to dissolve their relationship with Haddon, culminating the 12-year relationship with a “Best of Deitrick Haddon” album on Sept. 2. The 41-year-old singer released six studio CDs for RCA Inspiration (previously Verity Records), […]

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Gone Gospel: Gladys Knight Readying New CD

Posted August 26, 2014 by jmurray

Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight is no stranger to Gospel music. With more than 40 recorded albums under her belt, Knight has previously released two gospel CDs — “Many Different Roads” (1998) and “One Voice” (2005). Now Knight, who appeared on season 14 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” is gearing up for her third Gospel […]

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Bright Balance: Avery Sunshine Mirrors Aretha Franklin Model For Marrying Soul & Gospel

Posted August 25, 2014 by jmurray

Aretha Franklin did it! So did Al Green! Candi Staton did and Ann Nesby, Dave Hollister and Kelly Price continue to as well! Now, Avery Sunshine is the latest song stylist to bridge the gap between the sacred and secular worlds by recording music that has cultivated her a fan base in both mainstream music […]

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On Her Own: Trin-I-Tee 5:7’s Chanel Talks Tina Turner, PJ Morton & Solo Debut

Posted July 23, 2014 by jmurray

She made her debut in 1997 as one-third of the top-selling gospel trio Trin-I-Tee 5:7. Now, Chanel Haynes-Schwartz is making her own mark with the debut of her solo CD, “Trin-i-tee 5:7: According to Chanel.” Despite having shared the spotlight with group members Angel Taylor, Terri Brown Britton and lastly Adrian Anderson—who replaced Britton in […]

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Andraé Crouch: Gospel Great Facing Serious Health Challenges

Posted June 11, 2014 by jmurray

Grammy-winning gospel legend Andraé Crouch is facing some “serious health challenges.” The 71-year-old’s twin sister Sandra Crouch has reached out to family, friends and fans of the iconic singer/songwriter soliciting prayers for her brother. Andraé, who is the Senior Pastor at Christ Memorial Church of God in Christ in Pacoima, Calif., was hospitalized recently and […]

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