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 >>
Hillsong Young & Free released their brand-new EP "This Is Living" on Tuesday which features a track of the same name with Lecrae.
Taking on electronic dance music (EDM), Young & Free offers a glimpse at Hillsong Church's Youth Ministry with the new EP's lead track "This Is Living," available on Jan. 13.
Memorial services for the late legendary gospel singer Andrae Crouch are set to begin next week in San Fernando, California, where he served as co-senior pastor.
The singer and songwriter died at age 72 on Jan. 8, after suffering a heart attack. New Christ Memorial Church is honoring Crouch with public memorial services referred to as "a celebration of Andrae Crouch's life" in the coming week, including a viewing on Tuesday, Jan. 20, a tribute that evening, another viewing on Wednesday, Jan. 21, as well as a four-hour celebration of his life, according to the church's website.
"In lieu of flowers, please send tax-deductible donations to: Andrae Crouch Memorial Fund," the church posted on its website. more >>