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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Week of August 2, 2014 Billboard Top Gospel Songs Chart: Ricky Dillard’s ‘Amazing’ Holds on to #1 for Another Week

billboardsongs_20140802Ricky Dillard leads the chart this week, holding on to #1 with Amazing, followed by Tamela Mann’s I Can Only Imagine at #2 and Every Praise by Hezekiah Walker jumping to #3. William Murphy’s It’s Working jumps to #4 and Donnie McClurkin’s We Are Victorious drops to #5. James Fortune holds on to #6 with Live Through It, while You Alone by Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir drops…
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Face To Face, Inc. Presents The Festival of Praise Tour 2014 Featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin

Donnie McClurkin & Fred HammondFace To Face, Inc. PresentsThe Festival of Praise Tour 2014Featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkinFestival of Praise Kicks-Off in September duringGospel Music Heritage Month   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              Contact: Gwendolyn QuinnGwendolyn Quinn Public RelationsGwendolynQuinn@aol.com718.622.4100/917.769.7808 (Dallas, TX – July 23, 2014) – Face To Face, Inc. Presents the Festival of Praise 2014 Tour featuring multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar…
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HALFWAY THERE…THE TOP ALBUMS OF 2014 By Christopher Heron

Ricky Dillard - Amazing2014 is turning into a suprisingly good year for Gospel music with all formats (Traditional, Contemporary, Praise & Worship) finding audiences and fresh albums finding chart success in the first six months.     The first half of this year saw veterans in the mix (Mississippi Mass Choir, Ricky Dillard), familiar faces doing their thing…
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Week of April 12, 2014 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: Erica Campbell Debuts at #1 with Solo Album “Help”, Dr. Bobby Jones Debuts at #5

Erica Campbell - HelpErica Campbell debuts at #1 with her solo album Help, followed by WOW Gospel 2014 dropping to #2. James Fortune is #3 with Live Through It and Tamela Mann’s Best Days takes the #4 spot. Meanwhile, Dr. Bobby Jones debuts at #5 with his first album in almost a decade, Rejoice With Me! Donnie McClurkin drops to #6 with Duets, Tasha Cobbs’ Grace is #7 and Top…
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14th Annual “Celebration of Gospel” premieres Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8 P.M. ET/PT.

Celebration of Gospel - Richard SmallwoodGET YOUR PRAISE ON WITH ‘CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL’ PREMIERING SUNDAY, APRIL 6 AT 8 P.M. ET/PT ON BET Academy Award® nominated actress Taraji P. Henson Hosts  An All-Star Collection of Gospel And R&B Greats Yolanda Adams, Charlie Wilson, Tasha Cobbs, India.Arie, Tamela Mann, Kem, Donnie McClurkin, SWV, Erica Campbell, Candice Glover and More Join Forces…
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Week of March 29, 2014 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: WOW Gospel 2014 Returns to #1, KB Drops to #6

WOW Gospel 2014 - Various ArtistsWOW Gospel 2014 takes the #1 spot this week, followed by James Fortune’s Live Through It at #2. Tamela Mann makes a small jump to #3 with Best Days and Donnie McClurkin’s Duets holds on to #4. Tasha Cobbs is #5 with Grace and KB’s 100 drops to #6. Lecrae remains at #7 with Church Clothes: Vol. 2  and Tye Tribbett’s Greater Than takes the #8 spot. Meanwhile, Andy Mineo…
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MUSIC REVIEW: The Best of Donald Lawrence & Company

The Best of Donald Lawrence & CompanyLegendary artist Donald Lawrence releases The Best of Donald Lawrence & Co. on March 11, 2014.  The cd features songs from the albums I Speak Life, Law of Confession, Part I, and Your Righteous Mind. The I Speak Life third of the cd begins with the feel-good song Healed, which explains that through all of…
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MUSIC REVIEW: Donnie McClurkin – Duets

Donnie McClurkin - DuetsGospel vet Donnie McClurkin releases his latest album, Duets, nearly six years following previous effort, We Are All One (Live In Detroit). Working with some of gospel’s brightest voices, McClurkin adds another uplifting LP to his discography. Duets isn’t innovative, never buying into contemporary gospel’s ‘radicalness’, but it’s a balanced effort that is both contemporary…
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Donnie McClurkin opens up about his recent collabs, BET Sunday Best & his expectations in ministry and music.

Donnie McClurkin (2014) Donnie McClurkin With the release of his sixth and most creative album to date - DUETS - on RCA Inspiration, which features a cast of close friends formed over a lifetime of ministry, Donnie McClurkin opens up in our exclusive interview about his recent collaborations, his role as a tough judge on BET Sunday Best and…
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