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CeCe Winans | Let Them Fall in Love


 
CeCe Winans | Let Them Fall in Love
by Peggy Oliver
 
Imagine a multi-award winning gospel artist in the studio, one half of a well-respected brother/sister duo and a member of an extremely famous musical family, with her son mapping the direction of the latest recording session. This is a recent true life scenario between CeCe Winans and her son Alvin Love III, whose conceptual words of wisdom was effectively a beneficial move for this praise and worship icon who has blazed the contemporary urban gospel charts with her brother, BeBe Winans, and with her own solo career.

William Murphy | Demonstrate

William Murphy - Demonstrate
 
William Murphy | Demonstrate
by Peggy Oliver
 
When the most respected praise and worship leaders finds themselves in troublesome times or finds an inspirational thought that sincerely affects them personally, their wherewithal to reach for their pen to birth special songs is meant to overflow in a positive direction.

Shirley Caesar | Fill This House

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Shirley Caesar | Fill This House
by Peggy Oliver
 
Advance Review – Album Coming June 3rd, 2016
 
When one has traveled the long hard road towards an effective music and pulpit ministry, there needs to be the accompanying tribulations behind the scenes so they can share their testimonies to their audiences. Celebrating fifty years in focusing her singing talents solely for the Lord, Shirley Caesar has sang many a song on top of preaching many a sermon while battling and praying through the personal spiritual wars.

Kirk Franklin | Losing My Religion

Kirk Franklin - Losing My Religion
 
Kirk Franklin | Losing My Religion
FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA RECORDS
by Peggy Oliver
 
If there is one specific that separates Kirk Franklin from the rest of the gospel pack, it is about crafting the perfect theater scenario for his mini motivational platform. There is almost no way anyone who has followed Franklin’s magnetic career would deny that his musical passion and production fully accent the intended messages.

Kim Burrell | A Different Place

Kim Burrell - A Different Place
 
Kim Burrell | A Different Place
Shanachie Records
by Brent Faulkner
 
Some of the best vocalists across all of music hail from gospel music. Gospel singers tend to have madd pipes that are clearly anointed by the spirit. Sure, not everyone is a believer and gospel music appeals to particular a niche, but what’s indisputable is the skill set of that the gospel musician possesses. Veteran, Grammy award-nominated gospel vocalist Kim Burrell exemplifies the prodigiously talented musician, period.

The Walls Group | Fast Forward

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The Walls Group | Fast Forward
By Peggy Oliver
 
When it comes to family affairs, gospel music has witnessed a great share yesterday and today. From the longevity of The WInans and The Clark Sisters to families who have recently made strides, including Forever Jones, nominated for two Dove Awards in 2011 and sister duo Mary Mary, who have carried the millennium on all Contemporary Gospel avenue, the industry can add a young quartet in the mix.

Erica Campbell | Help

Erica Campbell - Help
 
Erica Campbell | Help
Entertainment One
by Peggy Oliver
 
When fans catch wind a member of their beloved duet or group recording a solo project, their natural tendency is to rev up the rumor mill about a potential breakup. But the realities between the industry demands and the demands weighing upon one’s personal lives, even within a time-tested act, are constantly taken into account. Now facing this scenario are the sister duo of Mary Mary, Tina and Erica Atkins-Campbell.

James Fortune & FIYA | Live Through It

James Fortune  & FIYA - Live Through It
 
James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. | Live Through It
Light Records
By Peggy Oliver
 
While music evangelists are driven by proudly proclaiming God’s goodness and dropping testimonials of being delivered through storms, they also face life’s brutal realities racked with occasional questioning of faith and doubting their relationship with God. Never minimizing the importance of praise and worship, it is sometimes those definitive make or break character development moments that hits the mark with those who avoid weekly church services.

Various Artists | BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music 2013

BMI Trailblazers Live
 
Various Artists | BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music 2013
By Peggy Oliver
 
In the past thirteen years, BMI has honored those whose contributions to the gospel industry raised the artistic and spiritual bar for generations to come. The class of 2013 of the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music spotlights the works of Tramaine Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins and Kurt Carr with interpretations by their many peers. For the first time in the BMI Trailblazers’ history, the star and soon to be star-studded 14th Annual festivities are being released to the public.

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