UP Sponsors “Evolution of Gospel” Celebration w/The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation – Sept. is Gospel Music Heritage Month
UP SPONSORS “EVOLUTION OF GOSPEL” CELEBRATION
Event at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Highlights September’s 6th Annual Gospel Music Heritage Month
2014 Honorees Include Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Sen. Blanche Lincoln
ATLANTA – September 8, 2014 – The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation (@gmhmonth) is proud to announce that UP (@UPtv) will sponsor and help promote the annual “Evolution of Gospel” celebration at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The sixth annual event commemorates the month of September as Gospel Music Heritage Month (GMHM) and features scintillating performances and special tributes. This year’s honorees include Gospel music legends Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin, and former Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, who, along with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), was instrumental in the passage of the resolution that established Gospel Music Heritage Month.
FAMILY GROUP THE SHOWERS TO MAKE NATIONAL TELEVISION DEBUT ON BET’S “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH AT 9a EST/8a CST
AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL FAMILY GROUP THE SHOWERS TO MAKE NATIONAL TELEVISION DEBUT ON BET’S “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH AT 9a EST/8a CST
Hammond, LA (Thursday, November 7, 2013) — BET’s legendary “Bobby Jones Gospel” is set to welcome award-winning gospel family group The Showers as they make their national television debut on Sunday, November 10th at 9a EST/ 8a CST.
On hand to lend yet another electrifying performance of their latest single “Praise Your Way Through”, the appearance is due just weeks after the tune made its way through to the Top 30 on the Mediabase Gospel Songs Chart with an accumulative listening audience of over 1 million ears. Read more…
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise will release the highly-anticipated album After This (Light Records/eOne). One of gospel’s most highly-acclaimed choirs, led by longtime songwriter, arranger and producer JJ Hairston, Youthful Praise marks their sixth live recording, the first since the highly celebrated Resting On His Promise, with the release of After This.
Recorded live in July 2011 at The First Cathedral in Bloomfield, CT, After This showcases Hairston’s captivating gift in mixing traditional gospel with urban, contemporary and mainstream influences to create the distinctive sounds that have elevated JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise into one of gospel’s preeminent choirs. Featuring the title track as the first single, “After This” has been climbing the singles chart in gospel radio, vaulting into the Top 15 as listeners hail its high-energy rhythms and uplifting lyrics encouraging faith and joy through troubled times. Setting the stage for the rest of the 12-track album, other dynamic songs include “Victor,” “Lord of All” featuring Hezekiah Walker, “Love Lifted Me” featuring Tye Tribbett, and “My King.”
The Award-Winning Maurette Brown Clark Continues to Make a Splash on the Charts with The Sound of Victory!
Maurette Brown Clark, often called “The Princess of Praise & Worship” makes an historic splash on the Billboard charts with her latest album, The Sound of Victory, garnering the highest album debut in her storied career thus far. Debuting at #7 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart, and rising to #6 in its second week, the two-time Stellar Award-winning gospel star released her fourth solo album November 8, 2011 on Atlanta International Records/Malaco Music Group. Recording The Sound of Victory live before an enthralled audience in Norfolk, VA, the twelve tracks pack a powerful punch with Brown Clark’s signature lyrical gifts that have made her one of gospel’s most beloved artists.
Encompassing the best of Brown Clark’s artistic and performance talents, the longtime Baltimore resident delivers an uplifting praise-filled album that envelops fans with a mix of buoyant melodies, reflective lyrics on faith, hope, strength and more. Featuring the hit first single “I Hear The Sound (Of Victory),” Brown Clark also gives fans some timeless favorites on The Sound of Victory with special performances of her hits “Breaking of Day” and “Even in the Rain,” as well as dynamic songs such as “Don’t Be Discouraged (God Will See You Through),” “Awesome God,” among other soul-stirring, standout tracks.