Bishop T.D. Jakes returned to the hit WE tv reality series "Braxton Family Values" on Thursday and urged the Braxton sisters to go back to their gospel music roots while spiritually counseling the family through recent trials. The women responded with a beautiful acappella rendition of the Lord's Prayer.
"I want you to come back to your roots," said Jakes to Tamar, Toni, Trina, Towanda and Traci "Braxton Family Values." "God gave you a voice! Sing! Sing something for me. Just take me back home for a minute."
The sisters heeded Jakes' words and stood together to harmonize the Lord's Prayer. more >>
Erica Campbell, one half of Grammy award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary, recently opened up about faith and purpose while recalling how an atheist fan once got saved after listening to her music.
In an interview with Rollingout magazine, Campbell, who graces the latest cover, said that propelling people closer to faith through her music is validation from God that she's on the right track in fulfilling her purpose.
The "I Luh God" singer recalled a time that she and her sister, Tina, met an atheist woman who shared with them that she had found Jesus after hearing their "God in Me" song from Mary Mary's fourth studio album The Sound. more >>
Beyoncé Knowles and Mariah Carey are two of the many powerhouse singers who've named gospel legend Karen Clark Sheard as a vocal influence. But the the veteran gospel songstress says she hopes to be remembered for more than what she has done on stage.
Clark Sheard, 54, has been in the gospel music industry for over 40 years and is showing no signs of slowing down with her sixth album, Destined to Win.
While she says she's on a mission with her latest musical offering, Clark Sheard also values her role as a wife, mother and first lady of the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ in Detroit, Michigan. more >>
Starbucks has added hits from Dove award-winning rapper KB's latest album to its playlist at over 8,000 store locations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
The coffee chain selected two songs from the rapper's album Tomorrow We Live — "Always and Forever" and "When the Lights Go Out" — which can be heard by patrons throughout the month of July.
KB is the second Reach Records hip-hop artist to be played in Starbucks, following the label's flagship rapper Lecrae, whose song "All I Need Is You" has also graced the ears of the coffee shop's customers within the last year. more >>
The "Outcry" tour, a 12-city Christian worship and teaching event that kicks off in Chicago next Friday, will feature several big names in Christian music including Kari Jobe, Trip Lee, Hillsong United and Crowder.
Described as a movement that was "born from an evening Bible study discussion and driven by a desire to champion local churches," "Outcry" will also feature Cristian artists DJ Promote, Jesus Culture, Passion, DJ Biz, Lauren Daigle and Bethel Music.
"This tour is nothing more than a picture of what God is doing through the local church, worldwide," said Shane Quick, owner of Premier Productions, which is sponsoring the event. "It's the new sound of a 2,000-year-old movement. Some of the most gifted worship leaders and musicians in the world will be on one stage with one purpose. more >>
Taylor Swift recently donated $50,000 to a young fan who is battling Leukemia after the girl's family led a viral campaign to get the pop star's attention.
On June 25, Naomi Oakes, an 11-year-old Christian girl from San Tan Valley, Arizona, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and she chose Swift's Billboard chart topping hit "Bad Blood" as her "fight song." The rare form of cancer will require a six-to-nine months hospital stay as part of Naomi's course of treatment, which has devastated the Swift fan because it means she will miss the Grammy award-winning singer's Aug. 18 concert in Phoenix.
Naomi received tickets to Swift's show as a Christmas present and had made plans to attend with her "bestest best friend Piper" before she received the heartbreaking diagnosis at Cardon Children's Hospital in Mesa. more >>