Posts in Gospel
God is not pleased: Kim Burrell plants seeds of discord by pitting two singers against each other

Kim Burrell is rightfully celebrated as one of the most gifted Gospel vocalists in the world— a role model to other singers, in fact. But she recently set a bad example by openly criticizing one songstress to build up another. She said Le’Andria Johnson is a better songster than Fantasia Barrino.

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The Church failed Le’Andria Johnson, an alcoholic, by using her gift despite her issues

Back in the old days, professing Christians serving in ministry that publicly sinned were “sat down,” meaning they were relieved of duties for a period of time to get themselves together. Gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson might have benefited from such a practice.

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Gospel News: Kirk Franklin announces the 'better than ever' return of BET ‘Sunday Best’

Aspiring singers of all ages have reason to raise their voices in joy. BET has announced an all-new season of the hit reality TV singing competition “Sunday Best,” that draws millions of viewers across the country.

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Tori Kelly wins two Gospel Grammys, thanks her ‘hero’ producer Kirk Franklin

When former pop singer, Tori Kelly, a Christian, decided to venture into the gospel music genre, she tapped GRAMMY® Award-winning producer and composer, Kirk Franklin. That decision helped her earn two Grammys.

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CeCe Winans hosts new documentary showing how secular music genres started in Gospel

A new radio documentary that explores the history of Black gospel music and illustrates its significant influence on the formation of rock and soul music will be broadcast by US public radio stations in February during Black History Month. 

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Faith and Football: Tasha Cobbs Leonard confirmed for 2019 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

The Super Bowl appears to be struggling to secure African-American halftime performers because no NFL team will hire former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick who took a knee to protest police shootings of unarmed black men. But the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration isn’t having the same issues…

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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith reveals which Tasha Cobbs Leonard song ministers to her

Girls Trip star, Jada Pinkett Smith, one of Hollywood’s best known actresses, is a big fan of one of Gospel’s best known singers, Tasha Cobbs Leonard. In a recent Instagram post, the wife of actor Will Smith shared a clip of Cobbs Leonard singing a worship song titled “You Know My Name.”

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Time to assess and reassess: Nicole Mullen offers end-of-the-year wisdom

Contemporary Christian singer, Nicole C. Mullen, recently shared some end-of-the-year wisdom with her social media followers about the value of using the holiday season as a time of assessing and reassessing one’s life in preparation for a new year.

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Jesus, Our Peace: Kirk Franklin & more head to Nigeria to exalt the Prince of Peace in turbulent times

In turbulent times like these, gatherings of worshipers exalting Christ, the Prince of Peace, is needed like never before. On Friday, December 7, 2018, Lagos will host The Experience 13, an annual musical gathering. This year’s theme is Jesus, Our Peace.

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Too hot for holiness? Deitrick Haddon’s sexually suggestive love song sparks outrage

If Gospel singer Deitrick Haddon was endeavoring to compete with Song of Solomon’s verses about sexual intimacy with a spouse, mission accomplished. If he was hoping to unify and rally the Body of Christ around this latest musical endeavor, well, we’ll have to chock this one up to an epic failure.

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Our Top 5 favorite ‘lessons learned’ from Jonathan McReynolds’ birthday reflections

Last month, gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds turned 29 years old and took occasion to share wisdom that far exceeds his years on earth. On his Life Room Talk blog, he shared 16 truths he lives by that he has discovered in his less than 30 years on earth. EEW is choosing our Top 5 favorites.

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Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, CeCe Winans tapped for AMA's Gospel tribute to Aretha Franklin

The late Aretha Franklin’s roots run deep in Gospel music, which makes it fitting for Gospel singers to tribute her at The American Music Awards next month. According to The Associated Press, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, Gladys Knight and Ledisi will perform.

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Tamela Mann, Shirley Caesar and more join forces to benefit National Museum of Gospel Music

A free concert to support the construction of the National Museum of Gospel Music in Chicago is bringing out Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Travis Greene, Tamela Mann, Smokie Norful, Shirley Caesar, and many more.

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Colin Kaepernick singing along to Hezekiah Walker’s ‘God Favored Me’ gets gospel artist's attention

As controversy swirls around him and his fight against police brutality and racial inequality, a video of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, singing along to gospel artist Hezekiah Walker’s 2009 hit, “God Favored Me,” is going viral.

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Marvin Sapp shares how taking a ‘step of faith’ to pursue full-time ministry has been a blessing

Gospel singer Marvin Sapp says leaving a steady gig to go after his divinely inspired musical dream has been a blessing. Nearly 30 years ago, at 22 years of age, he said, “I walked away from my job…”

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BeBe and CeCe Winans to receive ‘Gospel Music Icon’ award

One of America's favorite gospel duos of all time, BeBe and CeCe Winans, may have recorded their final album, Still, in 2009. But all these years later, they are still relevant and are being billed ‘icons’.

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