Atlanta, GA – EPM Music Group has made history with its very unique new compilation CD entitled “Earnest Pugh Presents Top Praise Breaks 2014.” The eleven-track project debuts at #18 on this week’s Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and its thought to be the first ever collection of praise breaks to ever chart in the iconic music industry trade magazine.
For those who don’t know, a praise break is a spontaneous dance that breaks out among parishioners at Pentecostal churches. It’s usually accompanied by the church band delving into a feverish jam session where the pianist or organist engages in a percussive, double time jam session with the drummer and sometimes the bass player that creates a festive atmosphere of worship. (more…)
(Dallas, TX – July 23, 2014) – Face To Face, Inc. Presents the Festival of Praise 2014 Tour featuring multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award-winning recording artists Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. The national tour kicks-off at the Verizon Theater in Dallas, TX on September 18, during Gospel Music Heritage Month (see tour schedule below—more dates to be added in the coming weeks).
The Festival of Praise concerts will be held at performing arts venues and mega churches across the country. Donnie and Fred will perform a series of duets as well as some of their classic hits. “The Festival of Praise Tour was designed as a platform to uplift, motivate and encourage people,” says tour co-creator Ray Hammond, founder and CEO of Face To Face, Inc. of Dallas, TX. “With all the negative things going on in the world today, we wanted to create an environment to positively impact as many lives as possible. Inspirational music has a unique way of doing that, especially when it’s presented by Fred and Donnie.” (more…)
CHICAGO, IL (July 22, 2014) -The biggest night in Gospel music, The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, is moving to a new venue and taping date in celebration of its 30th Anniversary milestone. The show’s producer announced today that the telecast will be taped in front of a live audience at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with a new Spring production date, shifting from January to March 28, 2015. (more…)
(Las Vegas, NV) – July 16, 2014 – Seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Gladys Knight connects to her gospel roots with her upcoming album Where My Heart Belongs. Releasing on September 9th on Shadow Mountain Records for Deseret Book, Where My Heart Belongs finds Knight once again returning to gospel music to share her faith, inspire listeners, and testify to God’s goodness throughout her personal life and career.
Georgia-born Gladys Knight is no stranger to gospel music. The beginnings of her multi-decade, illustrious career began within the stained glass windows of the church. From an early age she sang in the church choir. She attributes her mother’s faith to her initial encounter and connection between Christ and music. (more…)
Gospel Recording artists Signature has definitely made their mark in the gospel community. Sister trio Bonnie Lett, Michelle Lett and Kristie Robinson are sharing the good news that God is bigger than any situation or circumstance.
Submit your music video of you, singing Signature’s single “Bigger Than All” and be eligible to win cash prizes up to $500.00. Now you can be a part of the “Bigger Than All” movement.. (more…)