When fans of Fantasia Barrino ask the mainstream R&B singer to make a full-fledged gospel music album, she has a reason for turning them down.
"I've released four gospel albums and working on the fifth one," the 31-year-old Christian singer tweeted in response to a fan.
Barrino's tweet came after one fan wrote, "Please say you have plans to do a Gospel cd," more >>
Who knew modern-day love and breakup songs could be used to explain the greatest story ever told. "The Passion" aired live on FOX Sunday night and the musical successfully took the 2000-year-old account of Jesus' last days on earth, his crucifixion and resurrection, and shared it in a way that was relatable while promoting his message of unconditional love.
Since nothing in modern-day America is as brutal as the roman style crucifixion that Jesus had to endure, "The Passion" avoided dramatizing the vicious torture and death of Christ. The two-hour event, however, made it a point to promote the love Jesus taught his followers while on earth, his thrilling arrest and inspiring resurrection.
The musical included a star-studded cast of Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (the disciple Peter), Michael W. Smith (disciple), Seal (Pontius Pilate) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, the mother of Jesus). more >>
In a recent blog post, country singer/songwriter Rory Feek, whose wife and music partner Joey died earlier this month after battling cervical cancer, wrote about returning to his wife's hometown, where the community held a memorial service in her honor.
Joey was buried in the Feeks' farm in Tennessee on Thursday, March 10. On Sunday, March 13, Rory and his two-year-old daughter Indiana returned to Alexandria, Indiana, where Joey grew up and also where she spent the last few months of her life. Not long after, Rory shared several snaps and videos from the trip and talked about what Alexandria means to his family.
In the post, titled "Our Town," Rory recalled that the first time he went to Joey's hometown was in April 2002. It was the weekend the couple got engaged and Rory met Joey's family. more >>
Lecrae is making history as the youngest person to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Canada Christian College.
The 36-year-old Christian rapper was presented an honorary doctorate of music degree from Canada Christian College on March 14. Canada Christian College President Dr. Charles McVety considers Lecrae's feat nothing short of amazing with the artist's testimony that includes overcoming a broken home and life of crime to earn a Grammy for being a rapper.
"His talents are amazing, as are his achievements. But even more important is his outreach to troubled youth," McVety said, according to Toronto Sun reports. "Over the college's 50-year history, it has bestowed honorary degrees to notable leaders such as the Hon. Jim Flaherty, lieutenant-governor David Onley, Rev. Franklin Graham and now Lecrae, who will be the youngest recipient of such a degree." more >>
Grammy winner Adele is the latest celebrity victim of photo hacking.
According to British newspaper The Sun, private photos of the "Hello" singer and her family were hacked and posted to an Adele fan page on Facebook.
Despite being one of the world's most popular celebrities, Adele has always tried to stay out of the limelight and has been very protective of her family's privacy. In 2014, she won a legal battle against paparazzi over photos they had taken of her 3-year-old son, Angelo. more >>
Fans of the hit WE tv reality show "Mary Mary" have witnessed a large dose of drama played out on their television screens, and now one half of the gospel music duo the show follows is explaining why.
"TV loves those heated moments. When you have a reality show and they're following you, they catch all those heated moments and TV loves those heated moments more than they love those other moments," Mary Mary group member and co-executive producer Tina Campbell told Fox LA. "Life happens and it's not always easy and it's not always perfect. And again, the TV likes to show a lot of the craziness."
While Tina and Erica Campbell have taken time apart to pursue solo music efforts, the pair still appear on and co-executive produce their show. Now in its fifth season, the show highlights some drama, with Tina refusing to specify when she will be ready to make the next Mary Mary record that the group is contracted to create. more >>