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HERE'S HOW TO REACH US... ...A National, Quarterly Gospel Music & News Magazine

April - June 2017 / Issue 101

On the cover... Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors releases a new album, "Live & More – The Grand Opera House" ... Page 9

Features

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PUBLISHER'S MESSAGE ... 7 SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION ... 8 COVER STORY ... 9 SPOTLIGHTS ... 10 - 11 INDUSTRY NEWS ... 13 WEB SITE DIRECTORY ... 20

STAFF Cecil L. Brown / Publisher and Editor Clifford Brown / Advertising Director Emanuel V. Brown / Art Director Tmil Curtis / Nat’l Promotions Director Johnny Sanders / Contributing Writer

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Departments RADIO PLAYLISTS ... 14 - 15 TOP 30 INDEPENDENT GOSPEL SONGS CHART ... 17 CALENDAR OF EVENTS ... 19 CLASSIFIED ADS ... 19 BOOK RELEASES ... 21 GOSPEL USA MAGAZINE is published quarterly by Gospel USA Magazine, P.O. Box 970704, Miami, FL 33197 USA. Telephone (305) 234-8689. All contents copyright 2017 by Gospel USA Magazine. All rights reserved. No cancellations or refunds for ads or orders after advertising deadline. By the submission of all materials (ads, copy, information, artwork, photos, music, etc.), or payment for the same, the submitter of the material or payer for the same hereby confirms that he/she is legally authorized to possess, distribute and publicize the material into this publication without additional approval, and accepts full responsibility for doing so. For our complete advertising policies and rates, visit our web site before placing ads.

National Correspondents ALABAMA Birmingham / Wayne Preston Huntsville / Min. Gerry Grant CALIFORNIA Los Angeles / Kevin Jenkins San Diego / Adrienne Greene CONNECTICUT New Haven / Ernest E. Richard DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Washington / Ms. Vee

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Saved? Here are 10 Biblical Affirmations You Should Memorize and Proclaim Daily

By Cecil L. Brown, Gospel USA Magazine Publisher

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sk most Christians, "who are you in Christ," and they will probably give you the generic answer of "a child of God." But, if you press them for more details about themselves, most of them would probably not be able to give you many additional, accurate, Biblical affirmations of who they are in Christ.

4:30) * I am: Loved by Jesus and my sins have been washed away in His Blood. (Revelation 1:5) * I am: The righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21) * I am: Bought with a price, I am not my own, I belong to God. (1 Corinthians 6:20)

Following are 10 Biblical affirmations of who and what we are in Christ Jesus. I STRONGLY urge each of you to memorize and learn to proclaim these and other affirmations regularly to yourself – and to others. Why? Because the day will come when you may have to stand before the Accuser of the brethren (the devil) and "confess" and "believe" your way into the kingdom of God – or miss out! (Romans 10:10). Here are the 10 affirmations:

* I am: The temple of the Holy Spirit... which lives in me. (1 Corinthians 6:19) * I am: Saved... by grace, through faith... not of works... lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) * I am: Healed by the stripes of Jesus. (1 Peter 2:25, Isaiah 53:6) * I am: forgiven of my sins and redeemed through the Blood of Jesus. (Colossians 1:14)

* I am: Saved and made righteous... because I have confessed Jesus as Lord and I believe that God has raised Jesus from the dead. (Romans 10:9-10)

* I am: Delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God's kingdom. (Colossians 1:13) * I will: live and not die, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. (Psalm 118:17)

* I am: Forgiven of all my sins and cleansed of all unrighteousness... because I have confessed my sins to God. (1 John 1:9)

To find many more Biblical affirmations of who and what we are in Christ Jesus and also find a variety of Biblical prayers which we can use to battle many of life's challenges – download or write for the FREE book entitled, Prayers, by visiting www.christianword.org.

* I am: Redeemed by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:18-19) * I am: Sealed by the Holy Spirit of God, unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians gospelusamagazine.com

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Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors The Legendary Gospel Quartet Releases A New Album, "Live & More – The Grand Opera House"

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he Gospel Ambassadors are a quartet group that was formed by Ruben “Doc” Henry, Jr. in 1962 in the city of Wilmington, Delaware. Original group members consisted of Otis Watts, Robert Lindsay, Odell Parker, Russell Thomas, John Lindsay and Jay Caldwell. Currently, the group’s membership consists of some of the most outstanding gospel musicians and vocalists in the gospel music industry – including lead singer Jay Caldwell, lead guitarist Keith Yancey, drummer/background singer Lonnie “Butter” Jamison, background singer Lloyd Ledbetter and bass player/background singer Lamont Murphy. The Gospel Ambassadors recorded their first nationally known album, entitled “One Day At A Time,” in 1979. The group, with Jay Caldwell at the helm, has gone on to record an additional 15 albums, with songs such as “Take It Away,” “Grandma’s Hands,” “Take Off Your Shoes,” “Cast The First Stone” and “Walk In Jerusalem.” Also known for their spiritual hymn performances, Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors have accumulated multiple charted hits and gospel music awards. They have shared the stage with the likes of gospel legends such as Shirley Caesar, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Swanee Quartet, The Lumzy Sisters and The Dixie Hummingbirds. The group has traveled throughout the United States and Canada. In 1995, Jay Caldwell made his theatrical stage debut, joining the cast of “Gospel At Colonus” in Seattle, Washington. The production toured throughout the United States and other countries such as Brazil, Russia and Scotland. On August 5th, 2017, Jay Caldwell will receive the 2017 Legendary Male Vocalist Of The Year Award, and Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors will receive the 2017 Legendary Quartet Of The Year Award at the Newsome Awards in Baltimore, MD. The presenter of the awards will be multi-award-winning psalmist, Peyton Bailey.

“Doc” Henry Jr. inevitably met. Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors still continue to consistently deliver a unique sound to the world and after 40 years, their music still continues to chart on the Billboard and Mediabase charts. Their latest project, Live & More – The Grand Opera House, debuted in August 2016. The lead single from the project is entitled, “ I’ve Been Drinking.” Listen to the project's popular cut, "Take Off Your Shoes Moses" – on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD, Volume 22, track #3.

Lead singer Jay Caldwell began his singing ministry at the age of five, singing for the Davidsonville Baptist Church Choir in Statesville, North Carolina. He gave his life to Christ at the age of 12. Jay eventually moved to Wilmington, Delaware, joining Ezion Fair Baptist Church where he and

For more information about Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors, visit their new website at www.gospelambassadors.com, where you can keep up-to-date on upcoming performances, news, etc.. Plus, you can write to them at P.O. Box 1445, Wilmington, DE 19899. Be sure to check out their fan page at www.facebook.com. For booking inquiries, call George Witcher at 302-762-3249. For radio servicing, call Jean Alston at Tracking Your Success, 443-8259403. Gospel fans worldwide can purchase the group's CDs and videos from the group's website or from www.deaconwatts.com. We hope you will listen and enjoy the music of one of the most extraordinary gospel quartets of all time... Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors. [Photos: All photos on this page are Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors except the photo which is at the immediate left. That photo shows (left to right) Apostle John Bailey, Prophetess Peyton Bailey, Joanna Caldwell and Jay Caldwell.]

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spotlightmale vocalist

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onnie McClurkin celebrates another hit as his acclaimed single, "I Need You" tops the latest Gospel radio chart. Hitting #1 on the Nielsen BDS Gospel National Airplay chart in March, "I Need You" – available on RCA Inspiration – is McClurkin's first Gospel Airplay #1 hit since 2005, and the featured single from his chart-topping Gospel album, The Journey (Live), his seventh solo release. Phil Thornton (SVP/General Manager of RCA Inspiration) says: "Congratulations to Tamar Rand and Cathy Carroll of RCA Inspiration's radio team on "I Need You" hitting #1 at Gospel radio. Congratulations to Donnie McClurkin as well for another chart-topping milestone from an amazing album! His incredible song "I Need You" has continued to be a blessing to so many people around the world, with its powerful message." As one of the top-selling and most beloved Gospel music artists of all time, McClurkin continues to move audiences around the world – with the singer/songwriter, syndicated radio show host and pastor, garnering accolades from fans and multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar, Dove and numerous additional awards in a career spanning over twenty years. To connect with Donnie McClurkin, visit his website at www.donnietv.com and also like his fan page at www.Facebook.com/DonnieMcClurkin.

Donnie McClurkin

spotlightchoir director

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ev. Luther Barnes has been one of Gospel's finest singers, songwriters, producers and spiritual forces over the past three decades. As the son of the Rev. F.C. Barnes, who wrote the Gospel evergreen "Rough Side Of The Mountain" – Luther is Gospel royalty, scoring hits with Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubiliaires, The Red Budd Gospel Choir, and his own solo recordings – including hits such as "I'm Still Holding On," "So Satisfied," "That Other Shore," "No Matter How High I Get" – and many more. One of the great balladeers of all time, Rev. Luther Barnes has received a number of prestigious awards, including Stellar, GMWA Excellence, Vision, Gospel Heritage and others, as well as a GRAMMY® nomination. He was also inducted into The International Gospel Music Hall Of Fame. In 2014, he established The Restoration Worship Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and serves today as its Senior Pastor. In 2016, Rev. Luther Barnes & The Restoration Worship Center Choir released their debut album entitled, The Favor Of God. The album, available on Shanachie Entertainment / SRT Entertainment – features a stunning set of new compositions including the top 20 hit, "God's Grace." Both projects are still going strong. For more information, search for Luther Barnes on Facebook.com and visit www.shanachie.com.

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spotlightfemale vocalist

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ove and Stellar Award winner and Gospel legend Dottie Peoples has released, "Cry Out To Jesus," her lead single from the upcoming album, Gospel Songs. The song is also featured on her current compilation CD, Songs Of Inspiration. "'Cry Out To Jesus' is a very personal song for me," Dottie confesses. "I lost my dear mother in 2016 and it put my faith to the test, I really had to lean on Jesus to get through it." "Cry Out To Jesus" – available on DP Muzik Group – is a heartfelt song that speaks of the importance of faith through hardships – whether it's loss, loneliness, pain or addiction – you can turn to Jesus for His grace and forgiveness, mercy and healing. He will meet you wherever you are... just cry out to Jesus. In addition to singing, Peoples is also an astute businesswoman. She served as GM of Church Door Records and after 14 years, she signed with AIR Records and took her career to another level with her 1994 release on AIR, "On Time God" – which rocketed to No. 1 on the charts and earned her four Stellar Awards and a nomination for Soul Train's Lady of Soul Award. She has continued and garnered more than 50 industry accolades and launched her own radio show. Few people possess a voice that can usher people into the presence of God with more joy and immediacy than Dottie Peoples. For more, visit www.dottiepeoples.com and like her on Facebook.

Dottie Peoples

Spotlightgospel chorale

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hrough their career, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise has set a new standard regarding gospel chorale groups and show no signs of slowing down. With 20 years in the ministry, the chorale has undoubtedly learned to trust what God has done and will continue to do for them. Since their initial foray into professional music ministry, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise have enjoyed many successes – such as countless awards, numerous national television appearances, and several hit songs and album releases. Their latest hit release is entitled, You Deserve It. The 20-track album and its hit single, "You Deserve It" – is available on JamesTown Music / eOne Music. You Deserve It (Deluxe Edition) includes tracks: "Jesus Reigns," "After This," "Glory And Honor," "He Is Exalted / Give You Praise," "You Deserve It" (feat. Bishop Cortez Vaughn), "You Are," "No Reason To Fear," "We Serve" (feat. Travis Greene), "Resting On His Promise," "Deliver," "Awesome God," "Blood Still Works," "Victory Dance," "Grateful" (feat. Maranda Willis), "Great And Mighty God," "Great And Mighty God" (Reprise), "Bless Me," "Incredible God," "Lord You're Mighty" and "You Deserve It" (Eres Digno) (feat. Freddy Rodriguez) (Spanish Version). For more information, visit www.youthfulpraise.org.

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breakoutgospel artist Anointed, Multi-Award-Winning Gospel Psalmist

Peyton Bailey on her inspirational new album

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ulti-award-winning Gospel Psalmist Peyton Bailey of Morrow, Georgia started singing at the tender age of three, under the divine leadership of her late grandmother who was a gifted musician. God has blessed her to travel nationwide and abroad to minister in areas such as Israel, Germany, Paris, London, Hawaii, Alaska, Italy, Greece, Egypt and the Caribbean. She has won multiple Gospel music industry awards, including Female Vocalist Of The Year Award at the Newsome Awards, a Life In The Spirit Award, and others. She has appeared on several popular TV shows, including Miracles Today, Nashville Gospel and Bobby Jones Gospel, just to name a few. In 2008, she was inducted into the Newsome Awards Hall of Fame and in 2014, she received the Woman Of Worth Award and a Key to the City and Award from the Mayor of Wichita, Kansas. Her future travel plans include: A return performance at Gospel USA Magazine's Gospel Fellowship Cruise & Retreat 2017 in June 2017 in the Bahamas; A performance as the featured psalmist on the Red Carpet Main Stage at the Newsome Awards on August 5th in Baltimore, MD (where she will also be presenting two Newsome Awards to her favorite group, Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors); and she and her husband, Apostle John Bailey – Founders of Modern Day Miracles Ministries – will minister at the Worship On The Waters Cruise 2018 in January 2018 onboard the luxury cruise ship, Crown Princess, in the Eastern Caribbean. Contact them for more details. Additional

bookings and interviews are also being accepted. Peyton Bailey's inspirational new album is entitled, Supernatural God. Supernatural God features 10 anointed, powerful, Southern-Gospel-flavored tracks. The album and each individual track is available for purchase at Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, iTunes.com and other digital outlets. Readers of this magazine can listen to Peyton Bailey's popular track, "Supernatural" feat. Apostle John Bailey on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD, Volume 22, track #4. For radio copies, booking and more information about the music and healing ministry of Prophetess Peyton Bailey and Apostle John Bailey, write to Peyton Bailey Ministries, P.O. Box 2783, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Telephone: 770-960-6200 or send e-mail correspondence to peyton66@bellsouth.net. Visit her website at www.peytonbailey.com and search for her on Facebook.com. God is truly blessing Prophetess Peyton Bailey – and to HIM she gives all of the honor, glory and praise! Below are some photos taken during her travels.

Supernatural God CD

Peyton ministers the Gospel

Peyton with husband John

Peyton and John in Cairo, Egypt

Peyton being baptized in the Jordan River

Husband John being baptized in the Jordan River

Peyton in Crete, Greece

Peyton at the museum in Naples, Italy

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Why Signing Up with ASCAP or BMI is Not Enough Music publishing collection for your songs is more than signing up with ASCAP or BMI By Chris Robley

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f you make your own original music as an independent artist, songwriter, producer, composer, or lyricist – there are more opportunities than ever to earn significant income from music publishing. Sadly though, many artists think they've covered all the bases in terms of publishing royalty collection when they affiliate themselves with an organization like ASCAP, BMI or SESAC. ASCAP or BMI is not your publisher!

you just KEEP all the money. If you're selling cover songs, you need to make sure you pay the publishers the mechanical royalty they're owed out of your download revenue. But in most countries besides the USA, the mechanical royalty for the sale of a song is set aside by the download retailer and paid to royalty collection societies. Here again, you need a publishing administrator to collect that money, unless you want to spend hundreds of hours arranging deals, filling out forms and learning dozens of languages. Mechanical royalties have traditionally been inaccessible or difficult for songwriters to obtain unless you were represented by a major big publishing house or took the step of going to each country and registering your songs with each mechanical royalty society around the world.

It's first important to know that ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOCAN and other associations that collect performance royalties on behalf of songwriters and publishers are called "Performing Rights Organizations," or P.R.O.s. They are not your publisher, and do not act as your publisher. They do one thing: collect performance royalties. Performing Rights Organizations do not collect all the publishing royalties you're owed – just the "performance" royalty. They're only concerned with one slice of the publishing pie and that means songwriters are leaving a lot of money on the table in the form of uncollected publishing royalties.

It's simple: performing rights organizations like ASCAP and BMI don't collect mechanical royalties. However, ASCAP and BMI will absolutely collect performance royalties for you. That's why those organizations exist. But they do NOT register your songs directly with foreign royalty collection societies. They rely on something called a "reciprocal agreement."

If you don't have a publishing administrator, such as CD Baby Pro working on your behalf, chances are you're not getting paid mechanical royalties. What is a mechanical royalty? It's a fee that is owed to the publisher/composer of a piece of music any time that song is streamed, downloaded or manufactured in physical form (CD, vinyl, etc.). This fee is owed to you as a songwriter/publisher whether you are selling a recording of your own music or another artist covers your songs.

When it comes to royalties, you don't want to leave something like royalty collection up to chance. CD Baby Pro ensures that foreign collection societies will know about every one of your songs. In most cases, when CD Baby Pro directly registers your music with foreign societies, it also means you get paid your publishing share roughly 3-months faster than you would when relying on your P.R.O. and without additional fees incurred b e t w e e n P. R . O . r e c i p r o c a l agreements. Get set up today to collect all your publishing royalties.

Any time your song is streamed on a service like Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Music Unlimited anywhere in the world, you're owed publishing royalties in addition to the streaming license fee that's already paid to you through your distributor. However, it's almost impossible for you to collect all of those publishing royalties unless you have a publishing administrator on your side. In many countries, any time your song is downloaded, you (as the songwriter/publisher) are owed a mechanical royalty. In the USA, that mechanical royalty is lumped in with the revenue for the download and paid to the owner of the recording (your label, or YOU if you own your master recordings). It's then the label's responsibility to distribute those mechanical royalties accordingly to publishers/songwriters. If you're acting as your own label AND you write your own music, you have less stress – gospelusamagazine.com

[About this article: This article was written by Chris Robley. Chris is the Editor of CD Baby's DIY Musician Blog. This article was published in the DIY Musician Blog on 12/21/16. This article was edited to fit into this space. To read the entire article and to find an archive of additional, valuable music industry tips written by Chris, visit the DIY Musician Newsletter's website at www.diymusician.cdbaby.com/musician-tips/.] 13

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radiostation playlists WREJ 101.3 FM & 990 AM

WTOY-AM 1480 (new address)

8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 221 Richmond, VA 23229 (804) 873-7101 Bro. Randy Johnson, PD / 3 pm - 6 pm host

Roanoke, VA 24017 (540) 344-9869 Carter Garrett, PD/MD/a.m. host

”24 hours / 1,000 watts" The All New Rejoice 990 Listen live: www.rejoice990.com and like us on Facebook - April 2017 1. Kirk Franklin / My World Needs You 2. Carolyn Traylor / Unchanging Hand 3. Fred Hammond / God Is My Refuge 4. Vandarray / I Made It 5. The Fantastic Violinaires / Saying Hello 6. The Church Choir f/ Maranda Curtis & John P. Kee / Release 7. William Murphy / Everlasting God 8. Elaine Norwood, f/ The R.A. Williams Chorale / I'm All That God Said I Am 9. Miami Mass Choir / Lord Of Everything 10. V3 f/ Stefan The Scientist / Getting Better 11. Jeffrey Dennis / Awesome 12. The Kenneth Wilson Chorale / It's Just Not Over 13. The Chosen Few of Omaha / Mainline 14. Evangelist Barbara Williams / So I Sing 15. Floyd Wilkinson / All Is Well 16. The Real Carmen Brown / Put You First 17. William Murphy / Arise (You Are Good) 18. Rev. Luther Barnes & The RWCC / God's Grace 19. Ernest J. Lee / The Reset 20. New York Fellowship Mass Choir / Crown Him

KPRO-AM 1570 7351 Lincoln Avenue Riverside, CA 92504 (951) 688-1570 Compiled by Dennis J. Brougher and Bishop Leroi Lacey

“music / teaching / preaching / 5,000 watts” Web site: www.kpro1570.com - April 2017 1. Paul Porter / Time For Your Blessing 2. Shirley Caesar / Satan We're Gonna Tear Your Kingdom 3. Roy & Revelation / Will You Be Ready 4. The Loving Sisters / Turn It Over To Jesus 5. Ricky McDuffie & The Family / He Changed Me 6. Lil' Willie & The Keynotes / One More Time 7. George Dean With G4 / Kneel And Heal 8. Spiritual Messengers / Send Down Your Blessing 9. The Starlights / He's Alright 10. The Kilgores / Holy Ghost 11. The Mellowtones f/ Lisa Knowles-Smith / This Too Shall Pass 12. The Chosen Few Of Omaha / Mainline 13. Bishop Paul S. Morton / Watching Over Me 14. Shervonne Wells / I Will Bless His Name 15. Tiff Joy / Oh, How We Love You 16. Annilia Wright-Mosley / Moving On By Faith 17. Sue Roseberry / Magnificent God 18. The Crowns Of Joy / How I Got Over 19. The New Christianaires / Remember Me 20. Leondra "Dee" Lacey / Let's Walk It Out April - June 2017

WEXY-AM 1520 (new address)

2206 Melrose Avenue NW

3223 NW 10th Terrace, Ste 601 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Niki V, MD & GUTS Radio Host (954) 554-6755

“6 a.m. - 12 mid / 7 days / 5,000 watts” - April 2017 1. William Murphy / Arise - You Are Good 2. Donnie McClurkin / I Need You 3. Rev. Luther Barnes & The Restoration Worship Center Choir / God's Grace 4. Vashawn Mitchell / Joy 5. GEI f/ Kierra Sheard / Hang On 6. JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise / You Deserve It 7. CeCe Winans / Never Have To Be Alone 8. Tamela Mann / God Provides 9. Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago / Winning 10. Shirley Caesar / Fill This House 11. Half Mile Home / Thinking Of Me 12. Todd Dulaney / Victory Belongs To Jesus 13. Kirk Franklin / My World Needs You Now 14. Jonathan Butler / I Am That I Am 15. Fred Hammond / Father Jesus Spirit 16. Hezekiah Walker / Better 17. Deborah Joy Winans / The Masters Calling 18. Jennifer Mekel / Great God 19. Terrence Bell / God Is God 20. Travis Greene / Made A Way

WYBC-FM 94.3 - New 142 Temple Street, Ste 203 New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 776-4118 Jerry Green, GPD &

host of “Sweet Sounds of Praise” “1,000 watts / Sundays from 6 am - 6 pm” Listen live: www.943wybc.com - April 2017 1. JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise / You Deserve It 2. Tasha Cobbs / Put A Praise On It 3. Dorinda Clark Cole / Bless This House 4. CeCe Winans / Never Have To Be Alone 5. Chicago Mass Choir / Thank You Jesus 6. Anthony Brown & Group Therapy / Bless The lord 7. Shirley Caesar / It's Alright, It's Ok 8. Kevin Monroe & Devotion / Heaven 9. Lucinda Moore / Walking In Favor 10. Charles Butler & Trinity / Make It 11. Kirk Franklin / 123 Victory 12. Vashawn Mitchell / Holding On 13. Deitrick Haddon / Be Like Jesus 14. Maurette Brown Clark / King Oh King 15. Fred Hammond / Father Father 16. Lisa Foster Wilson / No One ( I'm Free) 17. Group Fire / Wanna Be Like Jesus 18. Jason Nelson / I Am 19. John P. Kee & New Life / Next Level 20. Hezekiah Walker / Better 14

"24 hours / 5,000 watts" gutsay@gmail.com - April 2017 Travis Greene / Intentional Minister Robert Johnson / Come On Children Vell P / No Way JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise / You Deserve It Corey Thomas f/ Jasmine Palmer / Renew Miami Mass Choir / Lord Of Everything Hart Ramsey & The NCC Family Choir / It Is So Vell P / Grown Man Nathan East w/ Yolanda Adams / Feels Like Home 10. Dr. Fairest Hill / Let's Come Together 11. Pastor Tyrone Jefferies / Whose Report 12. John Larkin & Band of Worshippers / The Promise 13. Taurus McClendon / Gotta Wait 14. Larry M. Trice, Jr. / God, God 15. The Church Choir f/ Maranda Curtis & John P. Kee / Release 16. Micah Lee / Heaven 17. Johnny Sanders / All I Have Left Is Faith 18. Kelly & Kelly / I'm A Caller 19. Maurice Griffin / Love, Peace, Happiness 20. Half Mile Home / Thinking Of Me 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

The Stellar Awards Gospel Radio Winners for 2017 Major Market Radio Station of the Year * WIGO 1570 AM / Atlanta, GA / Larry Young

Large Market Radio Station of the Year * WOKB 1680 AM / Orlando, FL / Shanti Persaud

Medium Market Radio Station of the Year * WPZZ 104.7 FM / Richmond, VA / Reginald Baker

Small Market Radio Station of the Year * WIMG 1300 AM / Trenton, NJ / Ed Long

Internet Radio Station of the Year * SOAR Radio / www.soarradio.com / Justin Francis

Gospel Announcer of the Year * Mike Chandler / Rejoice Musical SoulFood / Virginia Beach, VA gospelusamagazine.com


moreplaylists WNJR-RADIO.NET

RAYMANNINGSINGERS.COM

GLORYLANDGOSPEL.COM

P.O. Box 24556, Kansas City, MO 64131 / (816) 255-2473 or 816-352-6601

P.O. Box 25567 Columbia, SC 29224 (803) 730-6295

Ray & Raymond Manning, hosts “24 Hour Internet Gospel Music & Ministry” Listen live: www.raymanningsingers.com - April 2017 1. L-Ma King / Holy Holy Holy 2. Norman Hutchins / Walking In Favor 3. Shirley Caesar / Survive This 4. Denetria Champ / Can't Forget 5. Ray Manning Singers / Lord We Praise You 6. VIP Mass Choir f/ John P. Kee / I'm A Winner 7. Crystal Akins / He's So Worthy 8. Phil & Brenda Nicholas / He's Been Good 9. Lowell Pye / Running Back To You 10. Mighty Clouds of Joy / Rebirth / Other Side 11. George Huff / Don't Let Go 12. Dr. Vernard Johnson / Yes I Am A Believer 13. Darnell Davis / It Won't Work 14. Rev. Luther Barnes / The Favor Of God 15. Charles Fold / Witness 16. Derrick Doc Pearson / God Is Able 17. Gospel USA Magazine's Artists Favorites, Vol. 22 / Various Artists 18. Richard Smallwood / We Magnify Your Name 19. Dottie Peoples / God's Grace 20. O'Dell Talley / Praise Coming On

“Online Gospel Quartet Website” Web: www.glorylandgospel.com

“The Audio Light Club” program P.O. Box 1633, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 (908) 720-4312 or (732) 762-0317 Minister Roland K. Syria, host “Saturdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (ET)”

Listen live: www.wnjr-radio.net - March 2017 - April 2017 1. The Southern Sons / All The Way 1. Miami Mass Choir / Lord Of Everything 2. Roy & Revelation / Will You Be Ready 2. Miz Tiffany / I Ain't Preaching To The Choir 3. Shirley Caesar / It's Alright, It's OK 3. La-La f/ Concrete Rose / Whine Ya Body 4. The Echoaires / We Can't Make It 5. Shawn Jones & The Believers / Me, My God, And I 4. George Sykes / Ring 5. Vashawn Mitchell / Joy 6. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Right For Wrong 7. Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors / Take 6. Pure-N-Heart / Say It Off Your Shoes Moses 7. 3 Winans Brothers f/ Karen Sheard / I Choose You 8. Bless-Ed / Blessin' Me 8. La-La f/ Concrete Rose / Whine Ya Body 9. The Mighty Clouds Of Joy / Let It Rain 9. Larry M. Trice, Jr. / God God 10. The Humble Sons / Won't Complain 10. Casey J / I'm Yours 11. Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson / Chilly Winds 11. Eddie Niblett & Dwayne Fyah / Run To You 12. Sensational Nightingales / I Found The Answer 12. Kelly & Kelly / I Am Caller 13. George McAllister & The D. C. Knights / Jesus Is 13. Louie Vega Starring Jocelyn Brown / You Are Everything All You Need 14. Lucinda Moore / Walking In My Favor 14. Maurice McZeke & M.D.K. / Thank God I'm Free 15. Legendary Lighthouse Gospel Singers / On My Journey 15. Lady Peachena & The Late Show Gospel Choir / Jesus Lives In Me 16. Lil' Willie & The Keynotes / Main Line 16. Micah Lee / Heaven 17. The New Joyful Sounds / Feel The Spirit 17. Shacara Atiya / It's My Season 18. The Zionaires / Rapture 19. Rev. Roy Reed & Zion Jubilees / It Must Be A Change 18. Anthony Faulkner / Jesus Will Fix It 20. Pastor Michael Thompson & The Chosen Vessels 19. James Cutt f/ Floyd Mayweather, Sr. / Jesus Will Fix It 20. Sean Scales F/ Lowell Pye / All My Praise / He Brought Me

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RAY MANNING SINGERS BROADCASTING NETWORK Your 24-Hour Gospel Music & Praise Station The Ray Manning Singers Broadcasting Network is reaching souls across the world! Hosted by The Manning Brothers, Ray & Raymond Manning – the popular Internet radio station plays the best in Gospel music & ministry 24 hours / 7 days. Listen to us on your Android or Apple phone or tablet by downloading the Ray Manning Singers Mobile app available at the Google Play and Apple App Store. Or, listen to us on your home or work computer around the world anytime at www.raymanningsingers.com. Advertising, ministry and music program slots are available. New music is accepted for airplay consideration. Call 816-255-2473, 816-352-6601 or write to RMSBN, P.O. Box 24556, Kansas City, MO 64131. E-mail: radio@raymanningsingers.com. The Manning Brothers want to thank everyone who participated on December 3rd, 2016 in the celebration of their 70th birthday, 40 years at KPRT, 13 years on the Internet and 45 years of ministry. The sold-out event was truly anointed. gospelusamagazine.com

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The Kenneth Wilson Chorale

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ove Records presents the Kenneth Wilson Chorale on their hit single, "It's Just Not Over" – from their new worldwide CD album release titled, Incorruptible Seed. After suffering a heart attack in June 2015, Kenneth Wilson temporarily had thoughts that his music ministry days were over and the end was near. But God had spoken and clearly said, "It's Just Not Over." There is so much more that is required of Elder Kenneth Wilson and the Kenneth Wilson Chorale. Therefore, we continue. Elder Kenneth Wilson, an ordained minister, published book author, radio host and successful business entrepreneur – founded the Detroit-based Kenneth Wilson Chorale in 1986 and is known for their Praise & True Worship music ministry. He started playing the piano in church at age 10 and has been musically influenced by the music of George Duke, Earth, Wind & Fire, Andrae Crouch, The Winans and many other outstanding recording artists. He has written and published over 320 songs. The Kenneth Wilson Chorale cordially invites you to share their journey as they continue to glorify God using Praise and True Worship music along with a lifestyle that truly brings glory to God. Listen to their single, "It's Just Not Over" – on Gospel

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USA Magazine's compilation CD, Volume 22, track #12. You will be glad you did! For radio copies, call Bruce Knight at 313-207-5786. For bookings and more information, search for the Kenneth Wilson Chorale on www.Facebook.com or send email to kennethwilsonchorale@yahoo.com. Buy their music at Amazon, iTunes, CDbaby, Spotify and other online outlets.

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ATTENTION RADIO PROGRAMMERS: This chart is Gospel USA Magazine’s choice for the top 30 new Gospel songs from independent labels and artists from across the USA. We recommend you give these products some play. Only products which were critiqued by us and passed our high standards for quality are listed. (See the footnote below). Peyton Bailey

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1. "Supernatural" by Peyton Bailey f/ Apostle John Bailey (of Morrow, Georgia) (independent) 770-960-6200

Endurance f/ Joe Ligon

16. "Ruler Over The Earth" by Erek McFadden and The Praise Alliance (of South Jersey) (independent) 610-348-2544

"Changed" by Endurance f/ the late Joe Ligon (Houston, Texas) (SCCME Records) 281-216-3528

17. "I've Been Drinking" by Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors (of Wilmington, DE) (RTG Records) 302-762-3249

3. "Greater Is He'" by Jasmine Williams (of Tuscaloosa, Alabama) (independent) 205-393-9183

18. "Look At Me" by The John Tillery Project (of Lexington Park, Maryland) (JackieBoy Entertainment) 240-237-0912

Debut )2.

Debut )4.

"Take Off Your Shoes Moses" by Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors (of Wilmington, DE) (RTG Records) 302-762-3249

19. "I Don't Mind" by Harmony (of Boyle, Mississippi) (independent) 662-394-0237

Debut )5.

20. "All I Have Left Is Faith" by Johnny Sanders (of Miami, Florida) (Blonja Entertainment) 305-454-6139

Debut )6.

"Testify" by James E. Douglas f/ Lejuene Thompson (Charlotte, NC) (G Quence Productions) 704-965-4909

21. "Praise Him Forever" by The Inspired Catholic Voices (of Oakland, California) (Tate Music Group) 510-276-0276

7. "Holy Ghost Fire" by G.Harris(817) f/ Evang. Tavian Harris (of Fort Worth, Texas) (CELLBLOCCHEAVEN) 225-384-6014

22. "Praises Heard" by Dale Anthony & Faith Out Loud (of Oakland, California) (Dale Anthony Music) 510-552-6973

"It's Just Not Over" by The Kenneth Wilson Chorale (of Detroit, Michigan) (Love records) 313-207-5786

Debut )8.

"Amazing Grace" by Kevin Jenkins (of Los Angeles, California) (Sensational Records) 323-608-7498

23. "Great Things" by Mary Wynn (of West Bloomfield, Michigan) (Gospetality Records LLC) 313-605-3303

Debut )9.

"I Believe God" by Danielle "Sunny" Bryant (of Vineland, New Jersey) (independent) 856-691-0834

24. "I Want More" by Sylvia Grandberry (of Miramar, Florida) (KGM Records) 813-380-8514

10. "Never Had A Love Like You Before" by Barbara Lafitte (of Waddell, Arizona) (independent) 623-521-7127

25. "There Wouldn't Be A Me" by Shonda English (of South Carolina) BEEA Music / English Essentials & Entertainment) 313-207-5786

11. "Weeping May Endure For A Night" by Veronica Daeh (of New York, New York) (RJC Productions) 516-978-9169

26. "Lord We Praise You" by The Ray Manning Singers (of Kansas City, Missouri) (Stair Rail Records) 816-255-2473

12. "All The Way" by The Southern Sons (of Memphis, Tennessee) (Some Records) 901-795-1945

27. "Getting Ready" by Rev. Matthew Mickens & The Highway Travelers (of Hopkins, SC) (Mickens / LowRush) 803-201-8133

13. "Wait" by Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices (of Houston, Texas) (independent) 832-283-2087

28. "You've Tried Everything" by Mighty Men of Faith (of Union City, California) (N2L Records) 510-928-0161

14. "Glorify" by The Gospel Starlights (of Valdosta, Georgia) (independent) 229-560-3701

29. "Lost Soul, Don't Fold" by Radikal 4 Jesus (of Miami, Florida) (independent) 786-752-1051

15. "Take The Pain Away" by Aminah Fountain & Shayna Fountain (of Bronx, NY) (Flying High Records) 347-346-8365

30. "Traffic Jam" by Landa (of Atlanta, Georgia) (4 Streams Media) 404-314-4637

Procedure for critiquing products: A score of 1 to 10 points are awarded in each of ten ratings categories (sound quality, vocal ability, musicianship, CD cover design, packaging, etc.). The points are totaled and the 30 songs which receive the most points are listed numerically on the chart. There is a one-time fee of only $125 to have a song critiqued by us ($75 with purchase of any size ad), but paying the fee does not guarantee the song will make the chart. Making the chart is achieved solely on the merits of the song itself. Each song which makes the chart is also listed on our web site along with a link to its web site, if available, so that our readers can sample the song. To obtain a critique of YOUR song, just send us the song with payment. gospelusamagazine.com 17

If you did not see Evangelist Barbara W i l l i a m s ’ performance at her recent Black History Concert in Richmond, VA nor the 19th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards in Houston -- you missed some fantastic musical renditions. Evangelist received the National Independent Female Artist Of The Year award in 2012 and was nominated for that same award again in 2017. She has received various awards for music and also for her roles in plays. Her latest music releases are "Higher" and "So I Sing." Listen to "So I Sing" on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD, Volume 22, track #11. Copies of her music are also available for purchase at www.CDbaby.com. Evangelist is scheduled to release a new music video later this year. For radio copies of her music, booking, and more information, contact Grantham World Media at 757-751-3641 or 804-291-9103. You can also send email correspondence to her at entzminger.barbara@gmail.com.

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classifiedads... PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED London UK-based radio DJ Keny C Robinson is seeking product servicing of Independent Gospel & Inspirational music from all artists and labels in the USA for airplay on www.hot96.co.uk. His show airs Sundays 9 - 11 pm UK time. Music can be submitted by mp3 files or by a download link. For further information, send email to Keny C at level775@yahoo.com. You can also listen live to the station while their website is being renovated. Tye Tribbett

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April 2017: The National Association of Gospel Promoters, Managers, Radio & TV Personalities presents their 19th Annual Conference and Black-Tie Gala to be held at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel, 4711 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337. For more information, call Minister Barbara McLaughlin (NAGPM President & Founder) at 267-980-2079.

June 23rd - 24th, 2017: The Florida Gospel Announcers Guild - GMWA presents their 2017 State Convention at Life Changing Ministries, 1472 Green Village Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952. Showcase/vendor/sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit www.floridagag.com or call Peppi Hendrix, State President, at 561-853-8300.

April 16th - May 28th, 2017: The Bloody Win Tour featuring Tye Tribbett, JJ Hairston, Tasha Cobbs and Jekalyn Carr is coming to various cities. The current dates are: 4/16/17 @ Orlando, FL; 4/17/17 @ Jacksonville, FL; 4/21/17 @ Charlotte, NC; 4/22/17 @ Atlanta, GA; 4/23/17 @ Columbia, SC; 4/29/17 @ Virginia Beach, VA; 4/30/17 @ Richmond, VA; 5/1/17 @ Baltimore, MD; 5/5/17 @ Saginaw, MI; 5/6/17 @ Gary, IN; 5/7/17 @ Indianapolis, IN; 5/8/17 @ Nashville, TN; 5/14/17 @ Evans, GA; 5/15/17 @ Birmingham, AL; 5/19/17 @ Baton Rouge, LA; 5/20/17@- Shreveport, LA; 5/22/17 @ Austin, TX; 5/27/17 @ Trenton, NJ; 5/28/17 @ Jamaica, NY. For the latest updates, visit www.bloodywintour.com or call Lox Entertainment at 973-351-1569.

June 27th - 30th, 2017: Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International presents The Full Gospel Conference 2017 at the Orlando County Convention Center, 9800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819. The 2017 focus is on "Momentum." For host hotels and more info, visit www.fullgospelbaptist.org.

June 14th - 16th, 2017: The North Carolina Gospel Announcers Guild GMWA presents their 20th Annual Conference at the Millennium Hotel, 2800 Campus Walk Avenue, Durham, NC 27705. Each day will consist of educational workshops, showcases, networking, nightly worship services and more. For more information, visit www.ncgag.com. Bishop Arvetra Jones is State President. June 21st - 25th, 2017: The 9th Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Music Awards 2017 will be held in Jacksonville, Florida. The host hotel is the Omni Hotel Downtown. This event spotlights 60 categories of award recognition plus showcases, pageants, galas and more. For the 2017 nominees, itinerary and registration details, visit www.therhythmofgospelawards.com or call Dr. Mark Rogers at 210-745-5858 ext. 109. June 22nd - 26th, 2017: Gospel USA Magazine presents their 7th Annual Gospel Fellowship Cruise & Retreat 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Cruise or fly to the island. Several travel packages are available. See the ad on pages 4-5 of this issue, call Cecil Brown at 305-2348689 or visit www.gospelfellowshipretreat.com. gospelusamagazine.com

June 28th - July 1st, 2017: MegaFest 2017 powered by Pepsico will be held in Dallas, Texas. The ManPower event features Bishop T.D. Jakes, John Gray, Dr. Shane Perry, Pastor Bill Winston, Joseph Prince, Tye Tribbett and others. For more info, visit www.mega-fest.org. July 6th - 8th, 2017: The Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference 2017 will be held at Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church, 7410 Old Muirkirk Road, Beltsville, MD 20705. Founded by Phillip Carter, the IGAA strengthens, motivates and empowers independent artists and label owners. For more information, visit www.indiegospelalliance.com. July 22nd - 29th, 2017: The 50th Annual Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America – GMWA will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. For registration forms, itinerary and more information, visit www.gmwanational.net. July 28th - 29th, 2017: The 9th Annual Block Buster Showcase Music Awards will be held at Old St. James, 1305 West 16th Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71603. Guest artists include Rev. Luther Barnes, George Dean & G4, Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters and more. Contact www.blockbuster scmawards.com or 347-850-7464. September 29th - 30th, 2017: The Third Annual Tampa Bay Gospel Awards will be held in Tampa, Florida. The event honors independent gospel groups, artists and others from across Florida. Www.tampabaygospelawards.com or Jorad Holmes, CEO & Founder, at 941-526-0577.

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PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Ray Manning Singers Internet radio station has prime program slots available for churches, ministries, artists and businesses. This popular station is also requesting product service from all gospel labels and artists. Call Ray or Raymond Manning at 816-255-2473 for submission details. Listen 24/7 at www.raymanningsingers.com. PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Award nominated Internet radio station Godspel Vibez/SmoothPrayzMyx96 is requesting product from labels and artists for our 24/7 Gospel & Christian Jazz (and more) station. All genres! Send material to attn: Robert T. Graves, Jr., Programming Dept., PO Box 11313, Carson, CA 90749 or call (310) 400-2373. Listen 24/7 at streamlicensing.com and www.961krtg.net. PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Veteran radio announcer and gospel promoter Tyson Haywood of Federal Way, Washington, is accepting new gospel music for airplay on his upcoming Internet radio station, Gospel Roots Internet Radio. All genres of gospel music will be considered. For music submissions, call him at 253-236-7054 or 309-868-4785. Calendar and Classified ad rates: $45 for up to 40 words. Additional words are 20cents each. A word is 2-12 characters. To place your calendar of events or classified ad in the next issue, call 305-234-8689.

ADVERTISING DEADLINE The advertising deadline for our July September 2017 issue is June 23rd, 2017, if ad space is still available. The issue will be distributed nationally by giveaways at select events, by postal mail to our subscribers, free to key gospel industry personnel across the USA (including radio programmers, concert promoters, TV show hosts, award shows, conferences, record labels, artists and media) and internationally via our website. To advertise, call 305-234-8689.

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website directory ARTISTS / groups, choirs & duos DOC MCKENZIE & THE HI-LITES www.docmckenzieandthehilites.com ENDURANCE www.musicbyendurance.com JAY CALDWELL & THE GOSPEL AMBASSADORS www.gospelambassadors.com LADY BEATRICE WARD & ANGELIC VOICES www.ladybeaangelicvoices.com LEE WILLIAMS and The Spiritual QC’s www.spiritualqcs.com ROBERT HOUSTON and TRUE DEDICATION www.covenantrecordsonline.com THE SOUTHERN SONS of MEMPHIS www.southernsonsmemphis.com

ARTISTS, soloists / male FRANKLIN, KIRK www.kirkfranklin.us MCCLURKIN, DONNIE www.donniemcclurkin.com ROBINSON, SR., JAMES M. www.jamesmrobinson.com SANDERS, JOHNNY www.johnnysanderssings.com CALENDARS OF EVENTS GOSPELEVENTSONLINE.COM www.gospeleventsonline.com

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER GUILDS ARKANSAS GAG - GMWA ARTISTS, soloists / female www.arkansasgag.com BAILEY, PEYTON CHICAGO GAG - GMWA www.peytonbailey.com www.chicagogag.com CAESAR, SHIRLEY FLORIDA GAG - GMWA www.shirleycaesar.com www.floridagag.org GRANDBERRY, SYLVIA MISSOURI GAG - GMWA www.sylviagrandberry.com www.missourigag.org HAWKINS, SANDRA NATIONAL GAG - GMWA www.reverbnation.com/sandrahawkinshbf www.nationalgag.org WINANS, VICKIE NORTH CAROLINA GAG - GMWA www.vickiewinans.com www.ncgag.com WYNN, MARY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAG - GMWA www.marywynn.com

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Here’s where to reach your favorite Gospel music industry sources via the Internet. To advertise your web site here (only $20 per issue, 2 issue minimum), call 305-234-8689. www.gospelannouncers.com TEXAS GAG - GMWA www.texasgag.com VIRGINIA GAG - GMWA www.gmwavirginia.org INTERNET WEB ADVERTISING BLACK GOSPEL PROMO www.blackgospelpromo.com

ORGANIZATIONS GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP of AMERICA www.gmwanational.net THE RHYTHM OF GOSPEL AWARDS www.therhythmofgospelawards.com THE SOUTH FLORIDA GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS www.sfgma.com THE TAMPA BAY GOSPEL AWARDS www.tampabaygospelawards.com THE TEXAS GOSPEL MUSIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

www.tgmeahouston.strikingly.com PUBLICATIONS GOSPEL INDUSTRY ROUNDUP www.gospelroundup.com GOSPEL USA MAGAZINE www.gospelusamagazine.com

RADIO STATIONS, Internet only California GodspelVibez/SmoothPrayzMyx96 (Compton/Carson)

www.961krtg.net Florida iGOSPEL MUSIC RADIO (Jacksonville) www.igospelmusic.com Georgia POWER OF PRAISE RADIO (Atlanta) www.powerofpraiseradio.net PRAYZEFEST GOSPEL NETWORK (Atlanta) www.thepgnetwork.org LAST DAYS RADIO (Riverdale) www.lastdaysradio.com Illinois SYNERGY 1 RADIO (Chicago) www.live365.com/stations/synergy1r adio?site=pro Louisiana KGRR RADIO (New Orleans) www.kgrrradio.com Missouri RAY MANNING SINGERS Broadcasting Network (KC) www.raymanningsingers.com North Carolina REJOICE AMERICA RADIO (Greenville) www.rejoiceamericaradio.org

G Quence Productions, LLC presents

James E. Douglas on his anointed new single...

"Testimony" featuring Lejuene Thompson

J

ames E. Douglas is a passionate singer, songwriter and Biblical teacher who desires to be a living testament of God's grace, mercy and unconditional love. James is a resident of Charlotte, NC, a fast-rising gospel singer and a devoted family man with a wife and four children. Even though James has always had a passion for singing – working with special needs children has been an even bigger passion of his. James and his wife Wyvette have been married for 29 years. They have always had a passion for the well being of kids that were less fortunate than their own. In 2016, James released his debut gospel project entitled, "Testify." "Testify," featuring Lejuene Thompson – is the lead single from his forthcoming album, Still I Praise. The album is scheduled for release in 2017. "Testimony" is a powerful testimony of just how good God really is. The song is currently receiving increasing airplay and it is ministering to people across the nation. The song is available for purchase at Amazon.com, CDbaby.com, iTunes.com, Googleplay.com and other online outlets. For more information about James E. Douglas and G Quence Productions, LLC, visit www.gquence.com. You can also follow them on popular social networks including Facebook.com/jamesdouglas, soundcloud.com/gquence and twitter@realgospeljames. For booking and tours, call their management team at 704-965-4909 or 864-583-7030. gospelusamagazine.com April - June 2017 20


Attention authors: To have your recently released or soon-tobe released book listed here, call us at 305-234-8689 for rates.

"Power For Living" by T.D. Jakes. How often have you cried out to God, why? Why do I struggle? Why do I have problems? Why don't people understand me? The answer: Because you are anointed! Author T.D. Jakes writes, "I used to have the wrong notion that when you are really anointed, you no longer have problems or rough times. But you show me anybody who's really Holy Ghost anointed, and I'll show you somebody who cried in the middle of the night and suffered all night long, wondering where is God." This book will help you discover how to be victorious in those times – and in life. ISBN: 9780768428384. Price: $29.99. To order, visit www.TDJakes.org.

"Deliver Us From Evil" by Deryl S. Lampkin. At the root of hurting relationships are misinformation, misunderstandings and mistrust. Deliver Us From Evil reveals life-changing principles to fix your relationships with your spouse, God and others. The lust of honey and the love of money has destroyed countless relationships because men want to get laid and women want to get paid. These powerful truths can refresh your relationships and bring you joy. A must-have resource guide for conquering evil. Publication date: 11/4/14. ISBN/EAN13: 1942325010 / 9781942325017. 154 pages. To order, visit www.deryllampkin.com. Interviews: dslpotent@hotmail.com.

"Courage To Win" by Denise C. Johnson. This book was written to encourage women to continue to push, pursue and believe God for victory in every area of their lives. This is one woman's (the author's) story of overcoming some of life's greatest challenges. "Through it all God gave me the Courage to Win." The book is available at Amazon.com and other popular outlets. ISBN: 978-1-4984-4263-3. For review copies and interviews, contact wjohnson@orlandofaith.com or (407) 291-2030.

"You Are An Overcomer" by Dr. Carl Bentley, pastor of 26 years. This Charismatic guide to Christian spiritual disciplines (274 pages) covers topics such as healing, how shouting causes Satan to loose your circumstances, musical ministry to the Lord, warfare by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, engrafting God's Word into your heart, winning the war of the flesh by fasting, and tongues as an indicator of Holy Spirit infilling. A model prayer and a bibliography for worship and spiritual warfare is provided. A good resource for growing Christians and also for pastors. ISBN: 978 0 88144 258 8. www.carlbentleyministries.org.

"Autistic Voyage" by Wyletta Dilworth-Johnson. Autistic Voyage is a testimony about my family's journey with autism. My son Darius was diagnosed at the tender age of two. Our world was shattered. We encountered so many obstacles and nothing seemed to be going right. Just when I felt like our lives were ending, God stepped in and my purpose in life became crystal clear. God picked me to be His voice to shout autism awareness from the mountain top! This book will uplift, encourage and inspire others who face this challenge. Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Contact wyletta.collins@yahoo.com. "The Mystery Of The Final Resurrection" by Robert L. Tatum, Jr.. If you have ever wondered about the END of DAYS, this book is a mustread! Writing this book has been one of the most challenging stages of my Christian walk. This book is going to change lives and challenge God's people to go deeper in the Word, and others who do not believe to be challenged by what they believe. If you are confused, afraid, or dismayed by the book of Revelation, you must read this book! The antichrist, the false prophet, the beast, the woman, 666 – all are revealed in this mystery. For pre-orders, interviews and more information, contact 903-422-9382 or send email to fullyarmouredministries8@gmail.com.

bookreleases Literature available from major and independent authors

"Can I Trust You?" by Bishop Huden S. Roberts. It has been said that the richest place on earth is the cemetery. This statement is true because most of us never really reach our true potential in life. This book speaks very clearly about how you ought to make the time to study and develop your God-given gifts and talents – then share them with the world. Most of our time is spent wondering if we can trust God, but in this God-mandated book, God asks you... "Can I trust YOU? Read this book and begin to discover true life – the God kind of life. Available at Amazon.com (search for Bishop Huden Roberts). For interviews and bookings, write to bishoproberts242@gmail.com.

askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions Dear Dr. Carl: If money is the root of all evil, why do they ask for it in church? – Just Asking Dear Just Asking: The Bible says that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil – not just money. Money is a tool. The Bible also says that money answers all things (Ecclesiastes 10:19). When used normally, rationally, and with integrity, money facilitates a comfortable life as God intended. When a person desires more money than they should have, evil arises. Greed and lust for money generates evil, and people sometimes commit evil acts in order to get more. If lovers of money weren't trying to get more money than they should have, they wouldn't do evil. Churches need money for missions, equipment and expenses such as electricity, telephone and salaries. When churches and ministries acquire more money than they need, it also gives rise to evil. – Dr. Carl

Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices are one of the hottest gospel groups based in Houston, Texas. Formed in 1982, they deliver a very powerful concert under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Their latest CD is He'll Make A Way. Lady Bea & Angelic Voices has won numerous awards and traveled to many places – including 29 cities in Europe. On February 18th, the group won the Female Quartet Of The Year award at the 2017 Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards. On March 26th, the group celebrated 35 years in ministry. Special guests included The Golden Wings Quartet of Tupelo, MS, The Nu Power Group f/ Dray Tate of The Williams Brothers, Endurance – and many others. The group's music is available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and from Lady Bea. For bookings, radio service and more – contact Lady Bea at (832) 283-2087 or visit www.ladybeaangelicvoices.com.

For more details and resources from Dr. Carl, visit www.carlbentleyministries.org. Email your Bible or spiritual questions to askdrcarl@carlbentleyministries.org. gospelusamagazine.com

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Experience The Journey, the new album by

Going for even more adds! Listen to Jasmine's hit cut, "Greater Is He" on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD, Vol. 22, track #8 in this issue. For radio copies of her music and booking, call (205) 393-9183. For retail purchases, itinerary and more information, visit www.jasminewilliamsmusic.com and also like her fan page on Facebook.com.

Introducing...

HARMONY

Harmony is a family gospel singing group based in Boyle, Mississippi. The members are Larry Williams, Sr., his lovely wife, Barbara and four talented children: Larry, Jr., Zynphthia, Samuel and Joshua. Their latest CD is entitled, Restored. Restored features 13 inspirational tracks including the Gospel USA top 30 cut, "I Don't Mind." Their music is available from the group or at www.cdbaby.com. For radio copies and nationwide booking, call Larry Williams, Sr. at 662-394-0237.

Introducing...

Anointed Minister/Songwriter

Janice Colvin

Lisa Powell Lisa Powell is a Merrillville, IN-based minister/songwriter who also loves to sing. The inspiration for her music is based on her desire to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. Lisa has performed in many popular venues – including a recent performance at the 2017 Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards. Her latest CD is called, The Master Knows. Her music can be found on Amazon.com, iTunes.com and also heard on many streaming stations. For more details, call her at 707-342-7307.

Janice Colvin is an anointed gospel singer from Burton, Texas. She has been singing gospel music since the age of nine. Janice's debut single is entitled, "In His Arms." Search for "In His Arms" and other performances by Janice Colvin on Youtube.com. In 2017, Janice was nominated for a 2017 Texas Gospel Music Excellence Award and on March 24th, she appeared in a showcase at the 2017 Stellar Awards. For radio copies of her music and booking, call 979-525-1731 and also visit her website at www.janicecolvinsings.com. Introducing...

Meet author...

Danielle "Sunny" Bryant

Elanena White

on her latest single

Elanena White is the author of six books. She hopes her books minister to those who may feel they have no place in God's Kingdom. She also wants to educate readers on the different issues that plague society today – such as depression, prostitution, drug dealing and childhood traumas. The books are: Kissed By An Angel; I Am Who God Says I Am; Cleaned Up To Man Up; LOL – Lack Of Love; Giving My Silence A Voice; and It's OK, You Don't Have To Be Superwoman. All titles are available on Amazon, Amazon Kindle and Nook. For speaking engagements and review copies, call 870-866-7772 or email elanenawhite@gmail.com.

"I Believe God" Danielle "Sunny" Bryant is a singer, songwriter, preacher and native of Vineland, NJ. She is the worship leader at her local church, Christlike Ministries of Deliverance, Inc. in Vineland. Danielle uses her musical gifts and anointing to win souls for Christ and help build the kingdom of God! Danielle has recently released her new single entitled, "I Believe God." For more information, visit www.daniellesunnydbryant.com and also search for her on Facebook.com. For radio copies and booking, call 856-691-0834.

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