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THE 2017 GRAMMY WINNERS: GOSPEL SPOTLIGHT by Christopher Heron

THE 2017 GRAMMY WINNERS: GOSPEL SPOTLIGHT

THE 2017 GRAMMY WINNERS: GOSPEL SPOTLIGHT   BY CHRISTOPHER HERON     The 2017 Grammy Awards had its monumental moments for sure. Adele botched her big tribute moment. Bruno Mars danced & delighted the audience to oblivion and Beyonce magnetized millions as a sovereign, celestial singer. The headliners held it …

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Donnie McClurkin talks radio, ministry, The Journey & more! | @DonnieRadio

Donnie McClurkin 2017

One of the indisputable gatekeepers of Gospel music is the perennial favorite, pastor, on-air personality and veteran performer, Donnie McClurkin. Ever since his artistic debut amidst Detroit royalty like The Winans, Donnie McClurkin has evolved into a singular brand that represents the bedrock of Black Gospel music.     Donnie‘s signature …

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Luther Barnes talks new album, the single “God’s Grace” & his unique journey for Jesus. | @LutherBarnes

Luther Barnes - 2017

There’s lots to admire and appreciate about the mild-mannered and likeable Luther Barnes. His fluid vocals and signature sound has stood the test of time, with a rich catalog of music that’s resonated with a multitude of believers. Barnes is also a humble, devoted, second-generation pastor and the founder of The Restoration Worship Center in …

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Uche Agu talks about the rise of Africa, teaming up with Americans & genuine friendships | @double2uche

Uche Agu 2017

There’s a fascinating trend slowly weaving its way into worship music and contemporary Christian culture. Africa has become a hotspot for powerful praise leaders, exporting incredibly popular worship warriors and songs, even as it welcomes many of today’s titans to its shores. African artists like Sinach, Sonnie Badu ad Joyous Celebration are …

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Jekalyn Carr shares her favorite 2016 song, her favorite artist & why “The Life Project” | @JekalynCarr

Jekalyn Carr 2016

One of the feel-good stories of 2016 was the emergence of the dynamic, young Christian artist, entrepreneur and evangelist, Jekalyn Carr. This teenage titan for Jesus broke through the glass ceiling with her holy hit, You’re Bigger, a song that sword to the top of the charts and solidified her stature …

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Kirk Franklin discusses the music, behind the music & interesting insights. | @KirkFranklin

Kirk Franklin 2015

As 2017 settles in and a litany of new music gets ready to roll out, one thing remains constant…Kirk Franklin and his latest release, Losing My Religion, continues to make its mark as a major Kingdom-building cornerstone.      Over a year later, Kirk and his catalog of hits continue to occupy to top …

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Fred Hammond talks “Festival Of Praise” & life as musician, producer and singer.

Fred Hammond 2016

One of the architects of anointed worship music is Fred Hammond. Dating back to his groundbreaking musical memento called The Inner Court, nearly 20 years ago, Fred found a niche that met the spiritual appetite of the empty and unsettled Christian.     It should come as no surprise that …

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INTERVIEW: Bishop J. Drew Sheard

Bishop J. Drew Sheard 2016

There is a balm in Gilead. That place in the heart of Detroit, Michigan is Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church Of God In Christ. The classic song made famous by the First Lady of the same church describes the place of spiritual refuge thousands call home.     As one of …

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Karen Clark-Sheard talks Festival Of Praise Tour, handling of “the gift” & first time meeting Fred Hammond!

Karen Clark-Sheard 2016

As one of the most anticipated tours gets ready to take flight, BlackGospel.com spent 5 good minutes with one of the headliners and showstoppers of our time – Karen Clark Sheard – to talk about The Festival Of Praise. As a member of the legendary Clark Sisters and First Lady …

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Myron Butler talks music collabs, lessons learned, favorite artists & the creative process! | @MyronButler

Myron Butler - On Purpose

One of the major music-makers of this era that specializes in inspirational, revelational songs is Myron Butler. Following in the footsteps of his mentor, Kirk Franklin, Butler has produced marvelous melodies that connect and convert the listener, with choruses easily condensed into bits that bless beyond expectation.     Unforgettable …

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