Ricky Dillard is opening up about how he has coped with an inflammatory disease called sarcoidosis.
Dillard and his New Generation Chorale, known as New G, have been making waves in the gospel music industry for 25 years. Dillard & New G have dominated Billboard Gospel charts with the single "Amazing" and the choral master recently revealed how he has dominated his disease after sharing his diagnosis in 2013.
"Since I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis and was treated, I haven't experienced any health issues whatsoever. So, I credit the victory at this juncture to the grace of God," Dillard told Rolling Out magazine recently. "I was treated for 3-4 months after my diagnosis and I have been 100 percent healthy ever since. I thank God for the discovery of what was afflicting me and the treatment I received." more >>
Kierra Sheard recently participated in a question and answer session with her fans on Twitter, which she was able to use as a platform to open up about her spiritual perspective.
Kierra, 27, has always had a powerful voice which she has used to sing for the Lord in the choir of her father's church since the age of 6. As the daughter of Grammy award-winning singer Karen Clark Sheard of the gospel music group The Clark Sisters, Kierra is no stranger to the gospel music industry.
Kierra, the daughter of Bishop J. Drew Sheard, released her fifth studio album, "Graceland" earlier this year. She recently gave fans the opportunity to ask her questions about everything from her romantic relationships to her desire for children. more >>
Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard are leading gospel artists in the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations.
The Stellar Music Awards celebrates African American artists in an award show that recognizes the top gospel, television and film stars. This year, gospel music artists Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard are leading the pack with 10 nominations each.
Both Campbell and choir director Dillard were nominated in some of the same categories such as Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and CD of the Year. While Mary Mary's Campbell earned nominations for her solo debut last year in categories such as Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, and Urban /Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year, Dillard stood out in categories such as Male Vocalist of the Year, Producer of the Year, Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year, Traditional CD of the Year, Choir of the Year, Traditional Choir of the Year, and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year. more >>
David and his wife Tamela Mann have conquered film, television and music, but the married entertainers did not initially want to enter the world of reality television.
Yet somehow, the pair and their family are starring in the new BET docu-series "It's A Mann's World." After starring in the number one TBS sitcom, "Meet The Browns," along with a number of successful Tyler Perry plays and films, the Manns spoke to The Christian Post about their reason for opening their personal life up for the world to witness on the small screen.
For years, the Manns had offers to cross over into reality television and decided against doing so. However, David, 48, explained the thought process behind working with BET on "It's a Mann's World." more >>
After the passing and funeral for the late Little Jimmy Dickens, two country megastars, Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill get together and perform "Go Rest High On That Mountain."
When you hear these words and feel the emotion from the passing of Jimmy it will bring you to tears. This may be a very short clip because it is just the preview, but just from the preview you get an idea of the emotions felt. Music is always a way to cope with the pain of losing someone close to us. These country stars know just how to sooth the pain.
Watch them sing live together in this short clip below: more >>
Lecrae will release a "Church Clothes 3" follow up to his acclaimed mixtape series sometime in the near future.
DJ Don Cannon, the host of the first two mixtapes in the series, told Rapzilla that there will "absolutely" be a "Church Clothes 3." When asked if it would arrive this year he replied by simply saying "maybe."
He also addressed recent rumors that pointed to Lecrae working with fellow rappers Kendrick Lamar, Tech N9ne, Lupe Fiasco and Hopsin. more >>