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JEKALYN CARR EARNS FIRST DOVE AWARD WIN FOR TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (ONE NATION UNDER GOD)

Jekalyn Carr Performs Her Billboard No.1 Song “You Will Win,” at the GMA Dove Awards, Which Airs Sunday, October 21 at 8 p.m. CT. on TBN

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For Immediate Release:

ATLANTA, GA (Wednesday, October 17, 2018) – – The 49th Annual GMA Dove Award winners were announced last night during the awards ceremony at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville. Lunjeal Music Group independent recording artist Jekalyn Carr earned her first Dove Award win for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year for her Billboard #1 album One Nation Under God (Lunjeal Music Group/New Day).

Jekalyn’s One Nation Under God album released this past February and debuted at No.1 on Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. Her album features production by her father and manager Allen Carr with guest appearances from Donald LawrencePastor Steve HareAshley MackeyCachet MorganfieldNariah Smith and Brown Baptist Church choir.

In addition to her win, Jekalyn performed her chart-topping hit “You Will Win,”which spent 4 weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart. Tuesday’s show was taped and will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 21 at 8 p.m. CT. TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network) is a global stage that reaches more than 100 million homes in the US and is the world’s largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming.

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Gospel Group The McCrary Sisters 
Honors the Spirit of the Holiday Season With 
Two New Recordings:
“Go Tell It On The Mountain” and “No Room at the Inn”
To Be Released Via Rounder Records November 2, 2018
October 17, 2018 – Nashville, TN – On November 2, beloved Nashville gospel music group the McCrary Sisters – Ann, Alfreda, Deborah, and Regina McCrary – will release their first recording for Rounder Records. The two-song digital single featuring the spiritual “Go Tell It On the Mountain” and the Christmas classic “No Room at the Inn” was produced by three-time GRAMMY winner Scott Billington.
The songs reflect the sisters’ deep faith and honor the memory of their father, the Reverend Sam McCrary, who was the pastor at the historic St. Mark Baptist Church in Nashville and a member of famed gospel group The Fairfield Four.
Ann McCrary said, “‘No Room at the Inn’ is a song that I recorded on my first solo CD. It’s a song that I used to hear The Fairfield Four sing when I was a little girl, and it always amazed me the way they made their harmonies sound like instruments. We chose this song to pay homage to my father and The Fairfield Four.”
“That is what we are all about: to minister the word of God through song,” said Regina McCrary of “Go Tell It On the Mountain.” “Everywhere and anywhere God sends us is where we are going. Being an ordained minister, it’s very exciting for me to stand on the mountain, on the corner, on the stage, and spread the news that Jesus, Mary’s baby, the great Messiah, is born, and he’s going to save us, and teach us how to love, forgive, and come together: all of God’s children, no matter who you are.”
Scott Billington responds, “There’s something both old and very up-to-date in the way the sisters approached these classic songs. ‘Go Tell It On the Mountain’ is a mashup with the Staple Singers’ ‘Respect Yourself,’ an idea that came to me in a dream. We were thrilled to have access to the original ‘Respect Yourself’ tapes, which allowed us to cut the track against a percussion sample from this classic recording. The sisters took it home with a beautiful vocal arrangement and the kind of phrasing and harmony that only siblings can deliver. Ann and Regina share lead vocals.”
Listen to “Go Tell It On the Mountain” and “No Room At the Inn” HERE
The McCrary Sisters’ spirited concerts and stirring recordings have earned them a loyal and passionate following over the last decade, but they are also renowned for their memorable contributions – both individually and as a group – to recordings and performances by a remarkable array of artists including Bob Dylan, Mary Gauthier, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Buddy Miller, Margo Price, and Carrie Underwood.
On Friday, December 7 at 7:00 PM, the McCrary Sisters will present their annual holiday benefit concert, A McCrary Kind of Christmas. The concert, which benefits local families, is sponsored in part by Lipscomb University and will take place at the university’s Shamblin Theatre, located at 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN.
The group is working on a collection of holiday songs with producer Billington. The album, which will be released in 2019, will feature a number of special guests. Details about the recording will be released in the coming months.
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For more information, contact Regina Joskow 917-532-5687 regina.joskow@rounder.com or Ashley Moyer 615-928-4777 ashley.moyer@rounder.com at Rounder Records.
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BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD WINNER
J.J. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE
ANNOUNCE TWO-PART INTERNATIONAL LIVE RECORDING

Washington, DC –

Billboard Music Award winning and GRAMMY® Award nominated choir, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, has just announced their upcoming 2-part live recording session in Nigeria and Landover, MD (Washington, D.C. suburbs). This comes on the heels of the group’s great success over the previous year with the release of their current album, You Deserve It, which was nominated for a GRAMMY®, won 6 Stellar Awards, a Billboard Music Award, an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award, and many other accolades and chart topping achievements.
The first recording will take place in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday, November 6th at 6 PM. It will be held at the COZA Auditorium and will feature Nigerian gospel artists, Mercy Chinwo and Tim Godfrey and The Gratitude.Godfrey is known for his song, “Nara,” which features Travis Green and is currently the #1 gospel song in Africa. This recording will feature 7 songs and will be taped for video and audio.
“I visited COZA in Abuja a month ago and I was blown away by the worship experience there,” says Hairston. “I’ve always loved the culture of worship in Africa. So much so that I wanted to capture it as part of my next live recording.”
The second recording will take place December 31st at Hairston’s home church, City of Praise in Landover, MD at 7:30 PM. It will feature gospel rapper, Canton Jones. Admission is free. This recording will also feature 7 songs and will be taped for video and audio.
Both the album and video cast are scheduled to be released in the spring of 2019.
Recently, Hairston co-headlined the 2018 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour that hit 13 major markets across the country.  The tour also included some of gospel’s heavy hitters such as Deitrick Haddon, Todd Dulaney, Ricky Dillard, Canton Jones, LeAndria Johnson, and Donald Lawrence. All proceeds from the tour went to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
It’s been a busy time for Hairston. He also has just launched a new syndicated radio show, Youthful Praise with JJ Hairston, and he is preparing for the winter 2018 publication of his new book, “Amazing Love,” with his wife, Trina.
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VETERAN RECORD EXECUTIVE PAUL WRIGHT III ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD LABEL AND DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

For Immediate Release:

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (Monday, October 15, 2018) — 25 year music industry veteran Paul Wright III, has announced the launching of United Alliance Music Group (UAMG), a new Nashville-based record label that provides global digital and physical retail distribution and label services for UAMG affiliated artists, genres and musical styles.

With strategic partnerships with New Day Distributors and Sony/Orchard, the industry’s leading independent distributor and label services company, United Alliance Music Group launched with the desire to give independent and veteran artists the tools to succeed in the current musical landscape by empowering them with creativity, inspiration and control.

“One of the most important factors that led to the start of UAMG, was hearing the needs of the artists that we worked with for over 25 years at various labels,”says Wright. “We listened and started taking notes on how to meet the needs of independent artists and labels by providing a major label presence for their releases, while allowing independent creativity and control.”

All UAMG affiliated artists are provided with a hands-on label experience while their projects are initially launched utilizing “conception to completion” model, which includes: A&R, consulting, marketing, world-class mastering for every release, publishing assistance, radio promotion (available separately via our in-house radio team), and much more.

UAMG has done away with long-term contracts and obligations normally associated with traditional label deals, and instead, focuses on serving the affiliated artist by providing them the tools and knowledge required for sustained success, allowing the artists to be “signed” to the UAMG label and reap the many benefits a major label offers, without the strings . UAMG’s other label benefits include: UAMG artists keep 100% of all royalties received, Soundscan™ artist & project registration, UPC and ISRC coding and much more. Become an artist with UAMG and select a package that best fits your needs.

United Alliance Music Group current associated roster of artists are Jekalyn Carr, CMT “Music City” cast star Jessica MackJoe PaceLamar Campbelland many more. For more information on UAMG please visit www.UnitedAllianceMusicGroup.com.

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