JJ Hairston talks about his days with James Hall, his growth into leadership & the sermon that served as a spark for the new album.

J.J. Hairston - 2014  The seventh Live album entitled - I See Victory - by Entertainment One recording artist JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise marks a momentous career characterized by steady artistic growth, an expanding fan base and critical acclaim within the Gospel industry.     Hairston & YP have carefully navigated through the changing market trends, volatile…
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Kathy Taylor shares about her ministry, her church and her latest recording.

Kathy Taylor  One of the most respected and enduring voices in Gospel music belongs to Houston native and Kingdom-bound, Kathy Taylor. If you haven't already experienced her anointed appeal, I invite you to watch Kathy's rendition of The Corinthian Song on YouTube.     Ever since her debut release on Aleho International Music with her breakout…
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Fred Hammond talks about his particular tastes, ideas and perspectives on music, food and faith.

Fred Hammond - 2014One of the most heralded careers in Gospel, in our generation, belongs to Motown native and funkmeister of faith-based music, MrFred Hammond. It's hard to believe that over 30 years ago, Fred Hammond and Micheal Brooks first introduced Commissioned, a contemporary quartet with a style and sound that sidestepped the church for the streets and…
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The Walls Group discuss the new album, passing interests and working that Walls formula to perfection.

The Walls Group - 2014One of the more interesting developments in 2014 is the vertical leap for The Walls Group, from marginal fanfare to teen sensations with the release of their sizzling sophomore project aptly entitled Fast Forward. One could attribute their quick success to many important factors (great debut project, catchy first single, appealing personalities, firm family roots…
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INTERVIEW: Kevin Levar

Kevin Levar - 2014Kevin Levar's destiny appears to be playing out in public this season, as Christians internationally and his recording counterparts openly sing high praises about the new sound for the saints Kevin has composed.      Donnie McClurkin calls Kevin's sound, "exceptional". Deitrick Haddon declared, "I love this record." Tina Campbell puts it most eloquently, "Kevin…
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Interview: Nick Hill

Nick HillNick Hill is a remarkably talented new artist from Michigan, who possesses a perfect blend of artistic savvy, palpable stage presence and firmly rooted faith in the Lord. All of these coveted pieces to the puzzle are apparent in Hill's new album - Clear Direction - an impressive fusion of musical influences and inspirational themes.…
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Sunday Best Maurice Griffin speaks on the journey from Chicago #sundaybest #Believer #ministerofmusic

Maurice GriffinInspite of all the drama surrounding the hit cable show hosted by Kirk Franklin on BET, Sunday Best can be appropriately credited for jumpstarting a number of professional music careers (Le'Andria Johnson, Tasha Page-Lockhart, and Joshua Rogers quickly come to mind). Maurice Griffin And for a few other talented souls who…
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Interview: Andrea McClurkin-Mellini

Andrea McClurkin-Mellini - 2014With the release of Andrea McClurkin-Mellini's debut album - Higher - Gospel music fans finally get the opportunity to zoom in on the vocal, writing and ministering gifts of Donnie McClurkin's very talented sister. Andrea wears many hats today as wife, mother, Elder, First Lady and recording artist. Perhaps her most important role is as a willing servant to do whatever…
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Smokie Norful talks about his journey, the balance between industry & ministry, & his latest musical offering – Forever Yours.

Smokie Norful - 2014  Ever since Smokie Norful melodically bellowed on The Thompson Community Singers' album, Real, on the selection He's All I Need, Smokie has been turning heads and hearts to Jesus. Smokie Norful's star rose to greater heights with the debut of his breakout release and song, I Need You Now. Smokie quickly became a household name with Gospel music fans around the nation as the opening…
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Ricky Dillard shares about his amazing life journey, his musical mentors, and his 2014 success.

Ricky DillardLongevity as an artist in the music industry today is a peculiar phenomenon, particularly in this era of social media platforms, digital music and the disintegration of the music industry. For an artist to find his or her way through a very complicated maze to success that's characterized by multiple albums, a fan base and…
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