Chicago, IL—September 18, 2014—One of gospel’s most respected music labels, Tyscot Records, signs Chicago native T.S.O to their NEW Christian Hip-Hop Division, Tyscot LOUD. Tyscot is home to gospel greats like Deitrick Haddon, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy and Shirley Murdock.
“This is something that Tyscot Records has always wanted to do, and now the timing is right,” Tyscot LOUD Director and A&R, James Logan said. “Through 18-month contracts, we are able to partner with talent that we believe in, provide artist relations, give them a larger platform, and bring them together to collaborate on a mixtape, hosted by DJ Wade O.” (more…)
NASHVILLE, TN (September 17, 2014) – Grammy winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams has garnered another hit album with her fourth studio record, Journey To Freedom! Making an impact on multiple charts, Journey To Freedom hits both Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums and Top Christian & Gospel Albums charts at #2, as well as making a Top Ten debut on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart at #7. Journey To Freedom is also the #1 album on the CMTA’s Current Gospel Overall chart. (more…)
Music video by Valerie Woodard performing Mighty God.
(C) 2014 Whole Armor Recordings
Written by Valerie Woodard
Produced by Lee Tate
Video by Nick Jarvis
Grammy winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams’ highly anticipated new album, Journey to Freedom, is already making a splash, with the new release topping iTunes Christian & Gospel Album Chart at #1! Out in stores everywhere Tuesday September 9th, the inspirational Journey to Freedom marks her fourth studio album, with Williams in the midst of a cross-country slate of appearances, including upcoming appearances in New York, Atlanta and more. (more…)
The dynamic gospel music ensemble known as J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise has leaped onto Billboard Magazine’s Top 30 Gospel Airplay chart with a powerful and inspiring new song of joy entitled “Bless Me.” The rousing musical conversation with God lands at #28 with a bullet and features a vocal assist from platinum-selling recording artist Donnie McClurkin of “Stand” and “We Fall Down” fame. The digital track is currently available for download at the iTunes Store and it anchors the Soul Train Award nominated group’s forthcoming live album “I See Victory” (Light Records) that releases everywhere October 28, 2014. A few weeks later, the choir performs “Bless Me” on BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel” cable TV program on November 23, 2014 @ 9 AM EST. (more…)
The iconic Grammy Award winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is recording a live album and the general public is invited to attend the event. The choir’s founder Carol Cymbala and her in-house musical team has crafted over a dozen inspiring new songs that return the gold-selling ensemble to its musical roots on what will be its 28th musical release. “This is taking us back to the concept of our first album Giving Him Thanks back in 1981,” says Brooklyn Tabernacle Music & Conference Administrator Kevin K. Lewis. “This is totally live with no studio tracking. Our recent recordings have included studio tracking that didn’t give us freedom we felt we needed. Carol wanted to go back to what defined our sound in the beginning because Brooklyn Tabernacle is best when it’s completely live and spontaneous.” (more…)
NEW YORK, NY – September 9, 2014 – Oxygen Media is coming to the rescue of choirs across the country in the new music series “Fix My Choir,” premiering Wednesday, November 5 at 10 pm ET/PT. In this bold and uplifting series, struggling choirs get some much-needed mentoring from gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon (“Preachers of L.A.”) and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child fame. “Fix My Choir” is part of Oxygen’s rebrand, which launches on Tuesday, October 7th across all platforms, showcasing the network’s new logo and tagline, very real, targeting young, modern women. (more…)