Al “The Bishop” Hobbs, Chairman of the National Gospel Announcers Guild, Passes Away

Al HobbsOn Thursday, July 31, 2014 around 2pm EST,  Al “The Bishop” Hobbs passed away after battling with cancer. More details are yet to come but please keep the Hobbs Family, Gospel Announcers Guild and The Gospel Music Workshop of America family in your prayers. Al “The Bishop” Hobbs was simply one of the most interesting…
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Celebration of Life Musical & Homegoing Service Set for Renowned Gospel Director and GMWA National Board Member, Helen Stephens

Dr. Helen J.H. StephensOakland, CA -- The Celebration of Live Homegoing Service for Gospel Great, Dr. Helen J.H. Stephens will take place on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Beebe Memorial Cathedral, at 3900 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, CA. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be officiated by Bishop Gordon A. Humpfrey, Jr., Senior Pastor, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Chicago,…
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The Gospel Industry Mourns the Passing of Dr. Edna E. Tatum

Edna Tatum  Los Angeles, CA -- After a lifetime of dedicated service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to the Gospel music industry, we sadly announce the passing of “The Voice”, Dr. Edna Tatum. Dr. Tatum peacefully made her transition from labor to reward on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Edna Tatum…
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Dr. Charles Hayes G. Hayes, Pastor & Founder of Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Passes

Dr. Charles G. Hayes & The Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir - Back Again  From the website of Cosmopolitan Church Of Prayer @  http://www.cosmopolitancop.com/ We announce the transition from Labor to Reward of our beloved Founder, Pastor and Overseer DR. CHARLES G. HAYES We ask that you keep his family, our church and the hearts of everyone life he touched lifted in prayer. We thank you for the calls, fb…
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AIR GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST REV. GERALD THOMPSON PASSES

Gerald Thompson GIFTED SINGER, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, ARRANGER, PRODUCER The Malaco Music Group regrets to announce the passing of Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) recording artist Rev. Gerald Thompson. Rev. Gerald Thompson has without a doubt, emerged as one of America’s most premier Gospel personalities. Indeed Rev. Gerald Thompson is not only a gifted…
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Legendary Gospel Singer Inez Andrews Passes Away at Age 83

Inez Andrews  The entire Gospel industry is saddened by the death of iconic singer Inez Andrews of the legendary group, The Caravans. Although an official statement has yet to be released for the cause of Andrews’ death, sources say it may be Cancer related. Martinez passed away on Wednesday, December 19th at her home on the…
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Another Caravan Goes Home: Inez Andrews

Inez AndrewsAnthony Heilbut informed TBGB this afternoon that Inez Andrews, iconic singer for the Caravans, leader of the Andrewettes, and whose solo recording of Doris Akers' "Lord, Don't Move This Mountain" was a gospel and R&B hit, died this afternoon after a long illness. Musical Salute Thursday, December 27, 2012 – 7:00 P.M. Funeral Service Friday,…
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Sunday Best Finalist, Dontavies Boatwright Passes

Dontavies BoatwrightOFFICIAL STATEMENT: For Immediate Release Contact: Wanda Patterson 1-888-470-1532 ext. 112 WandaPatterson@Parriscope.net DONTAVIES BOATWRIGHT PASSES November 9, 2012: Jacksonvile, FL - It is with profound sadness that we officially report that PEInc Gospel artist DONTAVIES BOATWRIGHT has passed away.  Details on services are forthcoming. We ask everyone to please keep us and the family of Dontavies…
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Malaco Recording Artist Rev. Benjamin Cone Jr. Passes

Rev Benjamin Cone, Jr.Jackson, MS  (September 18, 2012) - It is with heavy hearts and treasured memories that Malaco Music Group announces the passing of beloved Minister and Gospel Recording Artist – Rev. Benjamin Cone Jr. He died peacefully at his home in Jackson, MS on Sunday, September 16, 2012 after an extended illness. Born in Waycross, GA on September 28, 1937, Rev. Cone…
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Willa Ward-Royster, 92, sang on first million-selling gospel album

Willa Ward-RoysterSHE WAS 88 years old, but here's how an interviewer described her in 2009: "Her gold-toned pants with matching top, large jeweled earrings that sparkle brilliantly as they catch the light, and her gold high heels serve as the ideal ensemble within a beautifully aged home that is dripping with old Hollywood elegance." That was…
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