Young Gospel music artist LIL REHEAD SOMI recently released her third Gospel project “Remixes and Music Videos”. The album which is a re-mix and re-mastering of four songs from her previous work, also features six animated music videos.
“Remixes and Music Videos” is targeted at young people and is already being used as a tool to teach Gospel music in East London schools. The album is available on various digital music platforms.
“Just One Touch,” a new single from songwriter/worship leader ROSE AWUKU, has been released exclusively through A-Sides Radio Promotion. “Just One Touch” is from the EP titled “Made To Worship,” which was released in May 2020.
Already, Awuku’s music is garnering attention. Before “Just One Touch’s” official release, Awuku was featured as Artist of the Week at UCB Radio in the U.K., where “Just One Touch” was often requested and reached the No. 1 spot for the station. The single also was played on Christian radio in South Africa. A lyric video for “Just One Touch” is available at YouTube.
Awuku, who currently serves as worship/tech arts pastor at Maranatha Christian Center in DeKalb, Texas, shares a musical testimony of hope despite a traumatic childhood due to her birth mother’s addiction. Awuku’s story involves being kidnapped away from her grandparents numerous times by her non-custodial parent, enduring abuse by her birth mother and, eventually, being adopted by her grandparents, who she calls “Mom” and “Dad.”
“God took my mess and He turned it into my message, like only He can,” Awuku says.
Awuku wrote “Just One Touch” with her husband, Emmanuel Awuku, to whom she has been married for four years. The project was produced by Hamilton Voabil.
RCA Inspiration releases a special edition of Christmas, the beloved album from KIRK FRANKLIN & THE FAMILY, available for pre-order now. The sole holiday album from Kirk Franklin, released in 1995 marking his second album, Christmas is being issued in a limited vinyl edition on Friday, October 2nd 2020, celebrating the record’s 25th anniversary. Available in limited quantities, the vinyl edition can be pre-ordered online via Walmart, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The acclaimed album is fuelled with Kirk Franklin’s incomparable talents for fusing the sounds of Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Hip-Hop elements that have become a hallmark of his prolific career, making him into the 16-time GRAMMY® winning iconic artist/producer/songwriter he is today. Featuring ten tracks, Christmas includes his recordings of timeless songs as well as original favorites that have made this a classic album for the holiday season, including “Silent Night,” “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” “Come All Ye Faithful,” “Now Behold the Lamb” featuring Tamela Mann, “Jesus Is The Reason For The Season,” and more.
BRANDON CAMPHOR & ONE WAY are making noise with their first radio single in five years - "God of Mercy." The lushly orchestrated ballad was produced by William McMillan (WEMiii Music Production), an in-demand session musician best-known for his work with Jonathan Nelson, William McDowell and Travis Greene. All of the members lead verses of this masterwork. Camphor's warm tenor opens the track with urgently sustained notes. Angela Marie Jones' rich alto slides in a line before Julia McMillan's sweet soprano enters. Then, Fred Cleveland's raspy tenor chimes in before they raise their voices in unison.
‘To Love A Fool,’ the highly anticipated full-length sophomore set from GRAMMY-nominated Bethel Music singer/songwriter CORY ASBURY, has been released. Produced by Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle, NEEDTOBREATHE), To Love A Fool showcases Asbury at his most vulnerable, delivering 10 selections that both contemplate and extol the unparalleled love of God.
From the intimate reflections of “Dear God,” “Unraveling” and “I’m Sorry”; to the mountaintop moment of “The Father’s House,” Asbury's current #1 hit; to the sweet surrender of “Nothing More Than You,” the overarching themes of To Love A Fool were birthed during the “Reckless Love” singer/songwriter’s 2019 year-long sabbatical.
The one thing you can always count on for CASTING CROWNS is that their ministry started in and still continues to be rooted in the local church. Throughout the recent events in our country, the local church has been forced to look inside itself to answer some tough questions like, “How are we to live with others?” and, “How am I to love others?” We can start with 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sing and will heal their land.” The church’s time is now and it must start with each of us.
“Start Right Here” releases September 4th via the Provident Label Group.
“But we want to see the hearts set free and the tyrants kneel
The walls fall down and our land be healed
But church if we want to see a change in the world out there
It’s got to start right here”
GARETH HIDES announces the release of his new single “I’m Gonna Miss You” on all online platforms on 4th September. Gareth wrote the song during lockdown after the death of a close friend. A version of the song was played at his friend’s funeral. The song is raw, both in lyric and in arrangement, as Gareth’s acoustic guitar and solo vocal are joined by good friend Anna Ryland-Jones on ‘cello. The song has been mixed by Adam Waller. Gareth’s hope for the song is that it can minister to others in the midst of loss and grief, pointing to the blessed hope of eternal life we have in Jesus. Contact:
CANDICE EDEN counts herself blessed to be a part of the Kingdom during this time. The celebrated author, singer, songwriter and speaker values her relationship with Jesus above all and has learned first-hand how to receive the love of God through the finished work of Jesus Christ. Her new single, It Is Enough, is the song of the redeemed.
“This song is beyond special to me for several reasons”, says Eden. “Obviously, as a creative, anything the Lord gives me is “special”, but from the moment the melody and lyrics to the chorus dropped into my spirit, I knew this one was different than anything I’d ever written or heard. For years, I struggled with rejection and the fear of man, which caused me to subconsciously strive for approval and perfection which of course was never attainable. It wasn’t until the Lord really seared my heart with the revelation of who He is and who I am to Him that I realized I didn’t have to prove myself worthy at all. Jesus’ life, death, resurrection proved I was worth it and I’m worth it ONLY because of His worthiness. This song talks about what He endured for His people to be free, so we may know Him intimately without feeling we have to justify our positioning in His body with works. What He gave was more than enough and I just must accept it and believe it. Yes, we are to be holy and walk out our salvation with Holy fear and trembling however- we don’t have to EARN His love-we are His children and He’s such a good Father.”
“Candice has woven together such a fine tapestry as an expression of God’s love”, says EMG Vice President Garland Miche Waller. When I heard the song, I immediately knew this was a message that people needed to hear.”
UK based artiste – BIMITAN returns with the release of her new single titled – ”Halleluyah”, along with an undeniably energetic visual treatment. “Halleluyah” is from the Hebrew word – “Hallel” which means ”Praise in song, and “Jah” or “Yah’ meaning ”God”. So the word – “Halleluyah” means to praise God in song or boast of God in songs. ”We will dance for joy as sing sing Halleluyah to the Most High God” – Bimitan shares.
Bimitan grew up in Nigeria and later moved to UK in her teenage years. Her love for music is deeply rooted in the Soul, Gospel, Pop genres. She started writing songs from the age of 16 and is hoping to share and the journey of sound through the music she makes. Listen to “Halleluyah” here:
CASPAR McCLOUD’s new Christian Rock single, 'Like A Thief In The Night', is out now. With each new passing day, this world gets stranger with the broadcast of wars, rumors of wars, plagues, and viruses as civil unrest and lawlessness take to the streets of major cities. Many people are fearful of the future and concerned about what will happen next. God only knows how it will all turn out. If you find that you are searching for some sort of solace to ease your mind in these times of distress, here is a new song that will bring a smile to your aching heart and have you singing along. Ever the insightful optimist Christian Revelation Rocker Caspar McCloud offers you the single, "Like A Thief In The Night."
McCloud told CCM Magazine after his Game Changers 2020 was released just as the world went into a literal game-changer this past March, "Glenn has such a perfectionist-type personality and that is the sort of person you want behind the console." Glenn Taylor has helped create a string of hit songs we all know and love.
Last year Caspar McCloud was invited to perform at the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock which was later renamed WE Festival 2019. He was the only Christian act on the bill and had Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix's band) sit in with him. Being an ordained minister he was also asked to share the Gospel with the crowd gathered there on Sunday morning. In response to the agape love outpouring of McCloud's music and message that day, numerous friendships were established and spiritual bonds formed.
Ghanaian gospel singer and worshiper, PROGRESS VINCENT is out with her brand new single titled “Be Of Good Cheer” produced by Real Money Studios.
The song is such an inspiring rendition from Progress Vincent, in such trying times all over the world we all need that one song to keep us going and moving even while we are all at home.
In scripture, God tells His saints to “be of good cheer.”
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – quoting John 16:33 NKJV to buttress the message behind the song.
Songwriter and vocalist LYDIA LAIRD is thrilled to release her self-titled debut EP today with Provident Label Group (click here to listen). The seven-song project includes "Hallelujah Even Here," her first single, the poignant and personal "I'll Be Okay" and closes with "Here Again," her powerful rendition of the worship song originally recorded by Elevation Worship.
Produced by Jordan Sapp, Jonathan Smith, Nick Schwarz, and Jeff Sojka, at first listen to the EP the audience will quickly hear Laird's powerful vocals partnered with heartfelt and yet fervent lyrics. She sings earnestly of hope, honestly addressing pain in life along with the power of the Gospel. She says, “My prayer is that my music invites others to be honest and vulnerable with God and ultimately helps them come to know the unconditional love and grace of a Saviour who cares in a deeper and more personal way.”
It was from a dark place that inspired Laird to write “I’ll Be Okay,” a song proclaiming truth amid uncertainty and speaks to her own experiences with depression and anxiety—mental health issues that are near to her heart. "I'll Be Okay" also put her on the industry map, ultimately finding a home with Provident Label Group and Essential Music Publishing.
AUTHENTIC MEDIA RELEASES…..
**In the three decades since its inception, the internationally renowned CHICAGO MASS CHOIR has defined the passion, power, and excellence of traditional gospel voices lifted in praise. They've had no less than sixteen albums reach the Billboard Gospel charts and earned two GRAMMY, three Dove, and more than ten Stellar Award nominations.
Their recent hits 'Thank You Thank You Jesus' and 'I Give You Praise Lord' join such iconic tracks as Holy Ghost Power,' 'I Pray We'll Be Ready' and 'God Is My Everything' as gospel radio staples.
In their 30th anniversary year, New Haven Records in honoured to release the 17th album from Chicago Mass Choir, 'My Soul Says Yes'. From award-winning producers Percy Gray Jr, and Jeral Gray Sr., this project captures the unmatched energy of today's Chicago Mass Choir while staying true to the genre and the life-changing message of the Gospel.
**Every generation, an artist of astounding talent comes around, bringing an exhilarating and exceptional sound that shakes up the industry. MALI MUSIC is that artist. His dynamic musical genius and undeniable creativity proves he is blessed with a gift that is hard to duplicate. Mali Music is more than a contemporary gospel artist with an R&B foundation, he is an anointed force of nature, and his expressive, soulful, and beautifully rich body of work is a testament to that. His new album ‘The Book of Mali’ is out now.
**When THE COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY decided to live stream a concert from home to benefit Samaritan's Purse on March 29, they had no idea what God would do with this act of obedience. As a last minute decision, they set up recording equipment to record an event that would be viewed by more than 595,000 people and raise more than $220,000 for Samaritan's Purse, the Franklin Graham organisation that had just moved into New York City, the U.S. epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. The songs they shared were encouraging and calming - something fans so desperately needed as many states were going into government-imposed lockdowns that very week. The Collingsworth Family could not have anticipated what God would do with their simple effort to support Samaritan's Purse. Fans flooded their office with requests for recordings of this event. These CD and DVD releases are in response to those requests. We invite fans to join The Collingsworth Family as they Worship From Home.
KATHRYN SCOTT returns with her brand new worship Speak to Me. Recorded live at Causeway Coast Vineyard in Northern Ireland, the album presents 10 new songs. The album is produced by Martin Smith and features both Smith and his daughter Elle Limebear.
Scott writes: "Speak to me is an album birthed in raw surrender. As you listen, may the same surrender stir in your heart. May you know the Father's voice. May you experience His profound presence as you meet Him at the altar. "
After growing up in Northern Ireland, Kathryn went on to study theology at Elim Bible College in England, where she earned an honors degree in Theology and Christian Ministry, and met and married Alan.
In 1996, they moved to Glasgow (where Alan is from) and became assistant pastors in a Vineyard church there. Two years later they both sensed the call of God back to Ireland to plant the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, which they still pastor to this day.
Karew Entertainment in partnership with Motown Gospel has released THE CLARK SISTERS’ newest single, "His Love" featuring Hip-Hop icon SNOOP DOGG.. This is the second single from their critically acclaimed album The Return, preceded only by "Victory" that ranked #1 on the Billboard Gospel Chart in June 2020. "His Love" is an up tempo melody with a positive reminder that God's love "lasts forever, even when you feel like giving up joy comes in the morning..." The legendary group felt it is important to remind the world, in the mist of civil unrest and disparities, that "His love is all you need..."
"His Love" was a collaborative effort between family and industry friends to make this epic song possible. Group members Karen Clark Sheard and Dorinda Clark Cole wrote the chorus, while R&B singer Faith Evans wrote the first verse and label mate Kierra Sheard wrote the second verse. J Drew Sheard II, who produced the full track, wanted to add something special, and decided to reach out to Snoop Dogg, who then wrote his own verse.
ED O’NEAL has announced the release of his memoir book, One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad. Many talented vocalists and musicians step onto concert stages across the country year after year; however, only the faithful and dedicated overcome the pressures of life on the road. Ed O’Neal, whose name has been synonymous with Gospel music for 60 years, can certainly be labelled as one of the faithful and dedicated.
O’Neal joined The Dixie Melody Boys in early 1960s and became owner and manager of the quartet a few years later. Over the years, O’Neal and The Dixie Melody Boys, have enjoyed tremendous success. In 2000, O’Neal was named recipient of the Marvin Norcross Award, the highest honor presented at The Singing News Fan Awards ceremony each year. Additionally, in 2004 he was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.
While success has abounded, adversities have also been encountered. In fact, over the past six decades O’Neal has seen over 90 personnel changes. “That has to be a record in this business,” he says with a chuckle. Yet with all the changes, the Dixie Melody Boys and Ed O’Neal have stood the test of time. O’Neal, with the assistance of writer David Bruce Murray, chronicles those ups and downs in a new memoir, One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad.
Within the pages of One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad, O’Neal shares stories from his youth, growing up in Raleigh, NC, as well as how he met the love of his life, Mama Joy, as she was affectionately known to the many alumni of Ed O’Neal University—the group of men who at one time were members of The Dixie Melody Boys. The 84-year old also shares all about the trendsetting DMB Band, who made waves in the mid-80s with their progressive musical stylings, as well as his various business ventures, and the many hijinks he has experienced with the cast of characters he has travelled with during his career.
Following the April, 2020 release of his debut single, “Your Love Is Greater”, Nigeria’s fastest-growing record label, Diadem Multimedia (DMi) premieres the official music video for the highly acclaimed song by the gifted and multi-talented HENRY DICKSON – singer, songwriter, producer, music director, instrumentalist and recording artiste.
“Your Love Is Greater” is a mid-tempo christian contemporary song which speaks volumes in a manner conforming with God’s nature of love.
According to him: “The song anchors on 1 John 4:9-10.
“Your Love Is Greater” than anything was gotten in a place of prayer and personal worship after studying and meditating on the above scripture. “I was thinking of all the unseen battles God fights without our knowledge then the words started the flow in my spirit as I worshiped at home on my piano.”
THE EDWARDS FAMILY began their ministry in 2003 with Dwayne and Judy Edwards and Dwayne's sister, Deedee Whitely. Following up several Top 80 and Top 40 hits, they have released their new song “The Man“ from their CD “I Can Go On”. Click here to listen
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GATEWAY WORSHIP is the primary worship expression for Dallas-Fort Worth based Gateway Church, one of the largest and most influential churches in North America, ministering to over 40,000 attendees across multiple campuses and tens of thousands more online each week. Known for songs like “Oh The Blood,” “The More I Seek You,” “Revelation Song,” “Defender,” “Stand in Your Love,” “Greater Than,” “Deliverance” and many more, the Gateway Worship collective returns with its newest recording, See You Move: Acoustic Sessions, Vol. 2, via Gateway Music.
Void of a live audience and stripped of any live production accouterments, See You Move was captured in a closed setting with a full band, bringing a surprising element of energy to an otherwise “acoustic” project.
“We find that when we bring a recording into a large room, the room takes over, and the room requires certain things of you,” reasons Gateway Publishing Executive Director Craig Dunnagan. “We wanted to simplify things. The world is looking for simplicity in the middle of all the complexity it is now facing.”
Gospel Singer, songwriter, Film producer and Nollywood actress PRINCESS PETERS has released her much anticipated single “Testimony“. On this song Testimony, Princess expressed gratitude to God Almighty for his mercies, favour and blessings.
The Singer and Actress has released quite a number of songs in recent times, Ose, Oghogho ,Urhuese amongst others. She released her 3rd album tilted “Uhruese” in August 2019.
Princess songs enjoys lots of love and attention as it reflect with her hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.
Princess Peters is a gift and a blessing to her generation as her ministry is impacting and blessing lives both in and out of Nigeria with loads of testimonies from different parts of the world.
Libbi Perry Stuffle of THE PERRYS has announced changes for their group. As we all know, we are living through unprecedented times as Covid-19 has altered the landscape of what we all knew to be normal. The music industry, and specifically Southern Gospel musicians and ministries, have worked to continue throughout these last few months. The Perrys are no exception.
“I have done everything that I can do to sustain the families of The Perrys,” reveals Stuffle. “With the current climate and not being able to work many dates, we recently had a group meeting on the bus where I shared this with the guys and encouraged them to do what they have to do to continue to support their families. As a result, both Troy Peach and Andrew Goldman have decided to pursue other opportunities. I want to thank them both for their service, their time and their love. They helped me when I needed it the most: through the health crisis with Tracy, through my surgery and recovery last fall and most recently, through the Covid-related changes. They have remained faithful and I appreciate them for that.”
“Moving forward,” continues Libbi, “I intend to fulfill our obligations for all dates that are still on our schedule. I have a lot of great friends in this industry, a lot of great singers, and they have offered to help me meet these obligations so that the quality of the ministry and music of The Perrys continues as expected.
HEART2HEART has announced the release of a new lyric video “Happy Glad Day,” a single from its newest album, Pray.
This upbeat and encouraging song was written by Southern Gospel legend, Reba Faye Rambo and Tery W Wilkins, and is impeccably mastered by the talented trio. Heart2Heart’s harmony blend delivers this song in a way that is both classic and fresh, and invites the listener to shed the cares of today and celebrate our heavenly home that awaits. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/i1IXSm02hqk
PROVIDENT LABEL NEWS…..Coming off his second #1 single, MATT MAHER delivers again with his version of, “Run to the Father”. God has spoken to Matt through his kids in they coming running to him when they are hurt. God's also spoken to Matt in how we as parents run to our children when they are hurt. As Matt sings, he is really singing about how God has already run to us and that He will never get tired of us needing Him.
“I run to the Father, fall into grace
I’m done with the hiding, no reason to wait
My heart needs a surgeon, my soul needs a friend
I run to the Father…"
“Run to the Father” releases September 18th.
Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG recording artist EVVIE McKINNEY has released her new single “Just Like God”. The new release follows a highly successful summer debut of her hit single "Bring The Whole Hood" co-written with Meghan Trainor.
"Just Like God" blends together genres of soul, rock, R&B and gospel to create a unique sound that beautifully showcases Evvie's range and musicality. As Evvie belts out lyrics such as "I see blessings falling out of nowhere..", the song comes as a testament to her strong faith and mission to inspire others through her testimony. "Just Like God" is a song that was written to inspire and motivate others to trust God to do the supernatural in their lives", says McKinney.
THE FOSTER TRIPLETS, Malaika, Mahari, Mikaili, started performing at the age of 5. Now at the age of 17, they have performed across their homeland of Jamaica and North America. Click here to watch their latest video If you want to know more about them, go to their Facebook page, Their products and schedule are available on their website,
Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner and five-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, released the track list and special guests for her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, available globally on digital and CD on September 25 and on red vinyl on October 30. In anticipation of the Fall album, Underwood has also released the new original song, "Let There Be Peace," which is available now.
My Gift features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several originals. Two of the new original songs are written by Underwood, frequent collaborator Brett James ("Jesus, Take the Wheel," "Something In The Water"), and her Cry Pretty co-producer, David Garcia. In addition to a very special appearance by Underwood's 5-year-old son, Isaiah Fisher, on the holiday classic that inspired the album title, "Little Drummer Boy," My Gift also features her first collaboration with GRAMMY®, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winner John Legend, on the original track, "Hallelujah," written by Legend and Toby Gad ("All of Me").
My Gift features a world-class orchestra, led by the pre-eminent arranger, composer, and conductor David Campbell, whose many credits include iconic recordings by artists including Linda Ronstadt, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, and his son Beck. My Gift is mixed by 14-time GRAMMY® Award winning mixer, Serban Ghenea.
Watch the My Gift album trailer here:
Christian music duo THE CASHMANS have released their much-anticipated sophomore full-length album, Burn. Produced by Grammy-nominated and two time Dove award-winning producer, Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Ellie Holcomb, TobyMac, MUTEMATH, Kristian Stanfill), this 12-track follow-up project to The Cashmans' debut album City of God (2018) is a breath of fresh air in the contemporary Christian music scene with its innovative pop, worship, and indie acoustic collaborations.
The Cashmans teamed up with accomplished songwriters Matt Armstrong (Chris Tomlin, Lauren Daigle, Bethel Music, Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Passion, I AM THEY, Jesus Culture), Sarah Hart (Amy Grant, Audrey Assad, Jason Gray, Matt Maher, Robbie Seay) and producer, Rusty Varenkamp (Chris McClarney, Ellie Holcomb, Jonny Diaz, JJ Weeks) to craft many of the songs on Burn. The husband and wife duo also had the privilege of collaborating with some incredibly talented musicians, including Nashville's legendary session violinist and string composer, David Davidson.