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Peyton Bailey on her inspirational new album

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ulti-award-winning Gospel Psalmist Peyton Bailey of Morrow, Georgia has traveled nationally and internationally and has ministered in areas such as Israel, Germany, Paris, London, Hawaii, Alaska, Italy, Greece, Egypt, the Caribbean and across the USA. She has won multiple Gospel music industry awards, including Female Vocalist Of The Year 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. 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 from the Mayor of Wichita, Kansas. On August 5th, she will be the featured psalmist on the Red Carpet Main Stage at the Newsome Awards in Baltimore, MD – where she will also be presenting two Newsome Awards to her favorite group, Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors. Plus, she and her husband, Apostle John Bailey – Founders of Modern Day Miracles Ministries – will present two glorious events in 2018 – the Worship On The Waters Cruise in January 2018 and a 10-day trip to Israel in November. See page 18 of this issue for details. Peyton Bailey's inspirational new album is entitled, Supernatural God. Supernatural God features 10 anointed, powerful, Southern-Gospel-flavored tracks, including the Top 10 single, "Supernatural." The album and each individual track is available for purchase at Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, iTunes.com and other digital outlets. For radio copies, booking and more information, write to Peyton Bailey Ministries, P.O. Box 2783, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Phone: 770-960-6200 or send e-mail to peyton66@bellsouth.net. Visit her website at www.peytonbailey.com and search for her on Facebook.com. [Photos at left (l to r): Peyton with husband John; Peyton in Crete, Greece; Peyton and John in Cairo, Egypt; Peyton being baptized in the Jordan River in Israel; John being baptized in the Jordan River; and Peyton in Naples, Italy.]


On Sale Now! The Dynamic New Album by the Legendary Gospel Quartet Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors TRACK LISTING: 1. One Day At A Time 2. I've Been Drinking 3. Had It Not Been 4. When We All Get To Heaven 5. Cast The First Stone 6. I Surrender All 7. Take Off Your Shoes Moses 8. I Won't Complain 9. Son Of David 10. Tis So Sweet Traditional 11. Today Is The Day 12. Uncloudy Day

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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 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 multiaward-winning psalmist, Peyton Bailey. For more info, visit www.newsomekingdom.com. 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. For more information about Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors, visit their new website at www.gospelambassadors.com. 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, 443-825-9403. 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... the legendary Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors.


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3. ...I, [say your name],...

f you desire to become a mighty prayer warrior in the earthly army of God and a valiant soldier in the spiritual battle to help establish God's Kingdom on Earth – this message is for you. First of all, you need to know the different types of prayers and also when and how to use each type. Here is a partial list:

4. [From the list below, speak the action(s) you are taking. (The type of prayer is shown in the parenthesis following each action. To help build your faith, do some research and study some of the powerful Bible prayers prayed by Elijah, Jesus, Paul and other mighty prayer warriors).]

* Prayer of faith * Prayer of intercession * Prayer of intervention * Prayer of praise * Prayer of submission * Prayer of supplication * Prayer of thanksgiving * And there are others

Actions (listed in alphabetical order) * Adjure (faith) * Ask (supplication) * Beseech (supplication/intercession) * Bind (faith) * Bless (faith) * Call forth the full manifestation of (faith) * Cancel (faith) * Cast out (faith) * Come against (faith) * Command (faith) * Declare (faith) * Decree (faith) * Intercede on behalf of (intercession) * Loose (faith) * Pray that (faith) * Proclaim (faith) * Rebuke (faith) * Release (faith) * Say unto you [i.e., rise and walk, etc.] (faith) * And there are many others

For example, when you use a prayer of faith, you should talk to the target – not to God! A prayer of faith has at least six elements which you should include. They are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Name the target Establish your authority Name yourself as the channel of power Speak the action(s) you are taking Quote the Scripture(s) you are standing on Close the prayer

Here is an outline for a prayer of faith, using the six elements above, which you can customize and use to fight some of your battles: 1. [say the name of the target (whether it is a person (i.e., Joe Smith), a body part (i.e., heart or brain), a condition, circumstance, problem, Satan, etc.)],...

5. ...For it is written... [quote the Scripture(s) on which your prayer is based]. 6. I now call forth the full manifestation of this prayer and I decree it is done; and I thank the Most High God and give Him all of the praise and glory forever, in Jesus' name, amen.

2. ...in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, whose I am and whom I serve, and by the authority given unto me by the Word of the Most High God,... gospelusamagazine.com

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coverstory BDM / Ugroove Music presents...

Shelia Moore Piper The Anointed Singer Re-releases Her Soulful Single, "Get Excited" From Her Current Album, "Are You Ready? Chapter 2"

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ouston, Texas-based Christian Soul singer Shelia Moore Piper brings listeners 47 minutes worth of excellent listening with her most spectacular work to date... Are You Ready? Chapter 2.

Released on the BDM / Ugroove Music label in 2014, the spirit-filled album is comprised of 12 powerful and anointed tracks, including the title track, "Are You Ready?" – featuring vocalist Erin Stevenson – and the popular single, "Get Excited" – which debuted on the top 50 DRT Rock/Adult Contemporary Chart. "Get Excited" was re-released in April of this year and it is rapidly gaining nationwide attention. Shelia Moore Piper is simultaneously unashamed in declaring the joyful news of the Gospel while crafting a sound that is unabashedly and jubilantly analog in a digital world. She and her husband, Glenn 'GP' Piper, established their independent record label and production company, called BDM / Ugroove Music, in 2004. In 2009, the company released Shelia's debut album entitled, Tha Story Told Twice. With signature songs like "Single Lady" and "Rest Your Mind" – Tha Story Told Twice received generous airplay from various stations including 92.1 Praise, former home of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show. In 2016, Shelia won the Season 8 Grand Finale Champion Award at the Prayze Factor People's Choice International Awards held in Nassau, Bahamas at Bahamas Faith Ministries International, home of the late Dr. Myles Munroe. She also won the Music Video of the Year award for her song, "Get Excited," at the 2016 IGARA Radio Alliance Awards. In addition, the song she co-wrote and co-produced with her husband for Atlanta-based artist Earl White, entitled "No Fair-Weather Friend" – has received three nominations for 2017 IGARA Radio Alliance Awards. The nominations are for the following categories: Best Artist With Featured Vocalist; Inspirational Song Of The Year; and Best Music Production. She is currently gearing up for her promotional tour in cities including: Jacksonville, FL, Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC – to name a few. When you spend time with Shelia, you will begin to understand the subtle intensity of her music. Shelia says, "as an artist, I want my music to uplift and inspire. Through the years, the sound of gospel music has evolved to speak to new generations... and I want to be relevant." Music is her ministry, and it was this passion and conviction that inspired Shelia Moore Piper to record her current album, Are You Ready? Chapter 2. Are You Ready? Chapter 2 is a body of music that is inviting, reflective and encompasses a universal message of worship, self-love and hope. Shelia deals with these themes directly and with endless finesse. This album stretches over a variety of styles... often utilizing jazz and soul undertones and sometimes dealing in groovy offerings of funk with light smatterings of Motown and disco... and occasionally visiting the hip-hop genre. All in all, the project is exceptional listening, incredibly well orchestrated and produced, and represents a fantastic introduction for gospelusamagazine.com 9

the public to this astounding, Christian Soul singer. Shelia has lifted her voice and talents at various special events, including "Koinonia" at Lakewood International (her home church), where mega church pastor Joel Osteen presides; Pastor Dan Willis (I'm Just Say in) gospel TV show in Detroit; and recently at the 19th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards held in Houston, Texas. Purchase Shelia Moore Piper's music on all digital outlet stores including iTunes, Amazon, Bestbuy.com, Walmart.com, iHeart Radio, Apple Music, Google Play and others. Follow her on Facebook (mssheeshee) and Twitter (@msshelia). For radio service and booking, please contact Glenn Piper at BDM / Ugroove Music, PO Box 310127, Houston TX 77231. Phone: 281-808-1978. Visit her website at www.sheliamoorepiper.com. Email: bdm.ugroovemusic@gmail.com. July - September 2017


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cclaimed Gospel icon Marvin Sapp provides a reason to celebrate, as the multiple GRAMMY® nominated, 22-time Stellar Award-winning superstar releases his much-anticipated new single and lyric video, “Close.” A guiding force and unparalleled vocal powerhouse in Gospel, Sapp’s revered voice on “Close” encourages listeners to stay steadfast and strong when facing turbulent times in life. It is a powerful reminder that victory is close in God’s plan. Following his chart-topping hit album, You Shall Live, “Close” is the lead single from Marvin Sapp’s forthcoming new album also called CLOSE. On this project, Sapp partners again with longtime producer Aaron Lindsey to craft the title song, which was written by Sapp, Lindsey and Solomon Edwards. Scheduled for release in September 2017, CLOSE will signify Sapp’s 11th solo album and be the first new release introducing the re-launch of Verity Records, the venerated Gospel label first founded in 1994. Verity's history spans almost 20 years and it was the flagship home to a diverse roster of Gospel legends including Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Richard Smallwood, Hezekiah Walker, Yolanda Adams, Twinkie Clark, Vickie Winans and more. Visit www.marvinsapp.com or www.facebook.com/officialmarvinsapp.

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nthony Brown & group therAPy is again climbing the national gospel charts with the release of their highly-anticipated new single and music video, "Trust In You," available on Tyscot Records. "Trust In You" is from the group's upcoming album release, A Long Way From Sunday. A Long Way From Sunday will be released at a Live Experience Concert on July 28th, 2017 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC. The project is sure to be another classic success for Anthony Brown & group therAPy. The single, "Trust In You," was the #1 Billboard Gospel Most Added at Gospel Radio for the week ending 3/19/17 and it debuted at #40 on the Mediabase Gospel Songs Chart after only two weeks. Anthony Brown, the group's founder, is a young, urban, musically endowed, gifted, songwriter and vocalist. He began playing the piano at age three. Brown, along with group therAPy, were featured in 2013 on both BET's Celebration of Gospel and the Essence Music Festival. He has worked with such artists as Donald Lawrence, Donnie McClurkin, Stephen Hurd, Fred Hammond, VaShawn Mitchell, Myron Butler, Tasha Cobbs, Maurette Brown Clark and others. He has also been a guest on Bobby Jones Gospel every year since 2010. The group's previous release was the #1 hit, "Worth," from the album, Everyday Jesus. Visit www.tyscot.com.

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RAMMY ® and Stellar Award-winning artist Le’Andria introduces a dose of joyful sunshine with the release of the uplifting new single, “Bigger Than Me” on RCA Inspiration. Marking the lead single from her upcoming new album, Le’Andria also unveils several new visuals with the lyric video for “Bigger Than Me.” Penned and produced by renowned hitmakers Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony (whose range of work includes Fantasia, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Tori Kelly and more) – the bubbly, funky track and Le’Andria’s soaring vocals invite listeners to take to heart the empowering message of self-acceptance and praise for God’s unique plans – with lyrics such as “Don’t let anybody hold you back! / You were made for something special / Now that’s a fact”. Fueling self-confidence with the encouragement of not being afraid to be yourself, “Bigger Than Me” showcases a refreshing outlook to push through uncertain times, pairing Le’Andria’s celebrated voice with a creative new sound. Building anticipation among fans for what’s in store, Le’Andria continues to record for her new album and perform across the country. “Bigger Than Me” is available everywhere including digital providers such as Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play. For more information, visit www.LeAndria.com. (CD cover photo by Derek Blanks).

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ational touring artists George Dean & G4 (The Gospel Four), have been a fixture in the gospel music industry for more than 40 years now. They have made numerous successful recordings while remaining in demand all over the USA. The Gospel Four of Memphis, Tennessee was organized by George Dean, Robert Dean and John Whitmore in the year 1969. During the first year, James Harris (former Southern Bells) and Walter Nelson (former Christian Harmonizers) joined the group. In 1976, Litton Dean joined and in 1977, Larry Neal (former Gabriel-Aires) joined the group. Finally in 1978, Jimmy Coleman joined the group. In 1980, Robert Dean passed away and Clifton Boyd was added to the group. Through the years, The Gospel Four has been a major force in the gospel quartet industry, recording several popular CDs with E&J Records and later MCG Records throughout the 90's and the 00's. In 2013, G4 began a new phase in its recording career by signing with Ecko Records of Memphis, TN. Recently, George Dean And G4 released their latest full length CD entitled, Get My Business Straight. The project features 10 brand new songs including their recent single, "Kneel And Heal." Visit www.facebook.com and search for George Dean or visit www.eckorecords.com.

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The official WINNERS of the 9th Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Awards Here is a listing of the official Rhythm Of Gospel Awards winners for 2017. The award presentations were held on Friday and Saturday, June 23rd & 24th, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. The event was filmed for re-broadcast. For more information, visit www.therhythmofgospelawards.com.

Contemporary CD Of The Year Chester Burke, Jr. & Company "Jesus I Bless Your Name"

To Tell It"

Blakely Mass Choir "I've Got

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Dr. Mark Rogers, Founder

Traditional Artist Of The Year Year Ty Battle - "Phoenix, AZ" Bonita Burney Simmons "New Product Packaging Of The Urban/R&PSong Of The Year Bern, NC" Nita & Zamarr "Faith Walk" Year No. Delaware GMWA Contemporary Artist Of The Chapter Recording Choir "God Quartet Song Of The Year Special Event CD Of The Year Terence Isaac & T3 "Shout Year Anya Dixon "Columbia, Be Glorified" Elaine Sanders-Mayfield SC" Right Now" Rhythm Of Gospel Music "Simply Elaine" R&P Song Of The Year Sean Urban Contemporary Artist Video Of The Year The Traditional CD Of The Year Of The Year Robert Hawkins Singing Nurse "It's You" Scales "I'm A Believer" No. Delaware GMWA Chapter Worship/Praise Artist Of The Special Event/Instrumental Rec. Choir "God Be Glorified" Inspirational/R&P Song Of The Year Dr. Vera Goodman & Year Billy Bradley, Jr. & Heart Artist Of The Year Esther Urban Contemporary/R&P Of Worship Lumbala Anointed Praise "Risk It All" CD Of The Year LeLand Contemporary Male Vocalist Best Performance By Praise & Worship Song Of Clayton "Work It" The Year Fiona Varner "Close Of The Year Robert Hawkins Group/Duo Billy Bradley, Jr. & Praise & Worship CD Of The To Your Heart" Heart Of Worship Urban Contemporary Male Year Jeff Roberson & Nulife Vocalist Frank "Fjay" Best Performance By Choir/ Urban Contemporary Song "The Journey" Director Glenn Johnson &The Of The Year 2 Is Better Than 1 Bateman, Jr. Quartet CD Of The Year Lil' "Fear Not J-E-S-U-S" Traditional Male Vocalist Of Voices Of Innerpeace Jay & The Spiritual Boys Holy Hip Hop/R&P Song Of The Year Marcus Morrow Best Performance By Quartet "Rated R" "Hillsborough, NC" The Year C-Los "Together" Group Terence Isaac & T3 Rhythm Of Gospel CD Of The Praise & Worship Male Contemporary Christian Best Performance By Female Year Jasmine Williams Worship /R&P Song Of The Vocalist Of The Year De'Leon Artist Bonita Burney Simmons "Experience The Journey" Year Todd Curry & Focus Praise & Worship Female Best Performance By Male Alternative Christian Gospel "Tear Down The Walls" Vocalist Of the Year Fiona LeLand Clayton Artist Nita & Zamarr CD Of The Year CCM Christian Song Of The Varner "Faith Walk" International Gospel Artist Of Year Sharon Swanepoel & Jeff Contemporary Female The Year The Apostle "St. Holy Hip Hop/ Instrumental/ Nordin "It Is Well With My Soul" Vocalist Of The Year Laricka Martin" Alternative Gospel CD Of The Alternative Christian Song Of Rayford Year RPC Patton "Against All Liturgical Dance/MimeTeam The Year Theodore Chestnutt Traditional Female Vocalist Odds" Of The Year Soaring N2 "Songs For Your Journey" Of The Year Lady Karen Destiny Dance Team Rhythm & Praise CD Of The New Artist Of The Year Mag Urban Contemporary Female "Newman, GA" Year Lisa Foster Wilson Elliott "Lawrenceville, GA" Vocalist Lisa Foster Wilson "God's Grove" Christian Comedian Of The Rhythm Of Gospel Artist Of Youth/Young Adult Artist Of Year Mother Hattie Maye EP/Digital Album Of The Year The Year Glenn Johnson & The Year Jasmine Williams Marcus Morrow "I Can't Gospel Internet Promotion & The Voices Of Innerpeace "Tuscaloosa, AL" Explain" Marketing Group Of The Year "Chicago IL" KeepIt Pushing "Gabriel Tyus" Best Recording Artist With Producer Of The Year Male Quartet Group Of The Chester Burke, Jr. & Company Year For The Lord "Houston, Featured Soloist M.Cornelius Internet Radio/Media Outlet Wyche & Octave Praise (The Of The Year WalkN2Kingdom Produced by "Jeffrey Purdie" TX" Blood) featuring "Joan Wyche" Network "Kendrick & Contemporary Song Of The Community Choir Of The Contemporary Choir Of The MeLonnie Walker" Year Todd Curry & Focus Year M. Cornelius Wyche & Year Brian Spriggs & "Tear Down The Wall" Gospel TV/Radio Show Of Octave Praise "Alexandria, NuWorship -"District Heights, The Year The D Curtis Randle Holy Hip Hop Song Of The VA" Morning Show "D Curtis Year Boo Deezy Take It Eazy Traditional Choir Of The Year MD" Randle" Quartet Group Of The Year "Appreciate You" Frederick Shorter & The Radio Announcer Of The Rhythm Of Gospel Song Of Blakely Mass Choir "Blakely, Lil' Jay & The Spiritual Boys "Hillside, NJ" Year Dallas A. Frazier (Tony The Year Chester Burke, Jr. & GA" Female Quartet/Mixed Group D) "WNRR Gospel 1380" Company "Great God" Contemporary Traditional Song Of The Year Group/Ensemble Of The Year Of The Year Terence Isaac & Radio Station Of The Year T3 "Forkland, AL" WCGL 1360 AM "Jacksonville, Frederick Shorter & The Christian David & Friends gospelusamagazine.com

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- July 2017 1. George Dean & G4 / Get My Business Straight "24 hours / 5,000 watts" gutsay@gmail.com “music / teaching / preaching / 5,000 watts” 2. The Southern Sons / All The Way - July 2017 3. Roy & Revelation / Will You Be Ready Web site: www.kpro1570.com 1. Vell P / No Way 4. Shirley Caesar / It's Alright, It's OK - July 2017 2. Minister Robert Johnson / Come On Children 5. The Mighty Clouds Of Joy / Let It Rain 1. The Williams Brothers / What God Does 3. J J Harriston & Youthful Praise / You Deserve It 2. Ricky McDuffie & Family / Satan Just Leave Me Alone 6. The Clark Brothers / Thank You Lord 4. Micah Lee / Heaven 7. Shawn Jones & The Believers / Me, My God, And I 3. The Loving Sisters / Turn It Over To Jesus 5. Corey Thomas f/ Jasmine Palmer / Renew 8. Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson / Chilly Winds 4. Lil' Willie & The Keynotes / One More Time 6. Miami Mass Choir / Lord Of Everything 9. Ricky McDuffie & The Family / He Keep Making A Way 7. Hart Ramsey & The NCC Family Choir / It Is So 5. George Dean & G4 / Kneel & Heal 10. Jay Caldwell And The Gospel Ambassadors / 6. Everett Drake / God Cares 8. Vell P / Grown Man Take Off Your Shoes Moses 9. Nathan East w/ Yolanda Adams / Feels Like Home 7. Arie Howard / Trust 11. The Echoaires / We Can't Make It 8. Sherri Bryant / Step Out On Faith 10. Maurice Griffin / Love, Peace, Happiness 12. The Humble Sons / Won't Complain 9. Pastor James Henderson / He's Worthy 11. Pastor Tyrone Jefferies / Whose Report 13. Maurice McZeke And Modern Day Kindred / 10. The Brown Brothers / I Know What Prayer Can Do 12. John Larkin & Band of Worshippers / Thank God I'm Free 11. The Mellowtones / Kneel Down And Pray The Promise 14. Danny Walker & The Fantastic Violinaires / 12. Ronica Bowes & The Blazing Stars 13. Taurus McClendon / Gotta Wait Going On To The End 13. Leondra Dee Lacey-batey / Consume Me Lord 15. Greg Logins & In Christ / God Promised 14. Larry M. Trice, Jr. / God, God 14. Angela Bennett / I'm Encouraged 15. The Church Choir f/ Maranda Curtis & 16. Patrick Hollis & United / Grateful 15. Allegra Parks / To God Be The Glory John P Kee / Release 17. Bless-Ed / Blessin' Me 16. Renee Spearman / Good Morning… 16. Kathy McClary / My Year 18. George McAllister And The D. C. Knights / 17. Annilia Mosley / Moving On By Faith 17. Johnny Sanders / All I Have Left Is Faith Jesus Is All You Need 18. The Kilgores Singers / Holy Ghost 18. Kelly & Kelly / I'm A Caller 19. The Legendary Lighthouse Gospel Singers / 19. Beverly Haynes / The Worthy Lamb Of God 19. Kendra McIntosh / You Are On My Journey 20. Tennessee Mass Choir / The Greatest Of All Time 20. Lil' Willie & The Keynotes / Main Line 20. Half Mile Home / Thinking Of Me

Niki V, MD & GUTS Radio Host (954) 554-6755

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Ray & Raymond Manning, hosts “24 Hour Internet Gospel Music & Ministry”

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1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 329-8754 Xuam “The Xman” Lawson / PD & host of “Real Gospel with The Xman”

“The Audio Light Club” program P.O. Box 1633, New Brunswick,

“700 watts / located on the campus of Fisk University” Listen live: www.raymanningsingers.com Listen live: www.wfskfm.org - July 2017 - July 2017 1. Rev. Luther Barnes / Old Saints Praise 1. Fred Hammond / God Is My Refuge 2. L-Ma King / Holy Holy Holy 2. CeCe Winans f/ The Clark Sisters / Hey Devil 3. Chicago Mass Choir / The Lord Has Been Good 3. Pam Crawford / Look To Jesus 4. Ray Manning Singers / I'm Living For Jesus 4. Troy Sneed / Kept By His Grace 5. Sheri Jones Moffett / Shine 5. Preashea Hilliard / No God Like Our God 6. Sue Roseberry / Magnificent God 6. Jermaine Dolly / Come And Knock On Our Door 7. The Church Choir f/ Maranda Curtis & John P. 7. Tobbi & Tomi / Look Up Kee / Release 8. Mighty Clouds of Joy / Everybody Ought To Praise 8. Lucinda Moore / Walking In My Favor 9. Darius Paulk / This I Give 9. Earnest Pugh / I Need You To Breathe 10. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir / Pray 10. Alvin Campbell & Total Praise f/ Michelle Lucas 11. Andra Crouch / We Are Not Ashamed / Believe 12. Renee Spearman / Another Way 11. Elaine Norwood / My Rock 13. The Jones Boys / For My Good 12. Matelyn Alicia / Lion Of Judah 14. Lawrence Thomison / On The Battlefield 13. Renee Spearman / Good Morning 15. Dr. Vernard Johnson / Sweeping Through The City 14. Natalie Rolfe & Friends / Sovereign God 16. Gospel USA Magazine's Artists Favorites, 15. Byron Cage / Good To Me Vol. 22 / Various Artists 16. Le'Andria Johnson / Bigger Than Me 17. Charles Butler / Today 17. Anointed By God / Forever My God 18. The Williams Brothers / You 18. V3 f/ Stefan The Scientist / Getting Better 19. Hezekiah Walker / Grace 19. New York Fellowship Mass Choir / Crown Him 20. The Rance Allen Group / Turn Around 20. Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis / Able To Heal

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 - July 2017 1. 3 Winans Brothers f/ Karen Clark Sheard / I Choose You 2. M'Renee / Faults 3. Candi Staton / Shout Out Hallelujah 4. Costie Payne / Never Ask Why 5. The John Tillary Project / Sing, Oh 6. Cheryl Boggs / He That Dwells 7. Jasmine Williams / Greater Is He 8. The Kenneth Wilson Chorale / 2nd Win 9. Preshea Hilliard / No God Like Our God 10. Aminah Fountain & Shayna Fountain / Take The Pain Away 11. Byron Cage / Good To Me 12. Kenny Lewis And One Voice / Love Song 13. Su Su Bobien / God Is So Good! I'm Happy! 14. Miami Mass Choir / Lord Of Everything 15. Sean C. Johnson / Save Me 16. Carmen Brown / Always Put You First 17. Jevon Brock & Restoration / The Best (radio Edit) 18. Sing Master / Victory 19. CeCe Winans / Hey Devil 20. Boy Wonda / Keep Goin

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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 6 things you're afraid of when you put out new music

won't love it" and forget about the first fear. You can't please everybody. That's why there are 600+ genres in CD Baby's music store. But if you can impress a small percentage of a huge population, or a high percentage of a small population, you have a hit.

By Chris Robley

F

ear can come in many varieties for an artist who's just about to release a new album or single. Everything feels heightened when this music you've poured so much into is about to meet the world. Here are some of the more common fears you might be feeling before your new sound drops.

I won't recoup Your music doesn't become more valuable the more you spend making it. That's kind of a crappy attitude to take into a recording project that the primary goal (and the primary fear) is financial in nature.

The songs are crap Don't always trust your final assessment; don't always doubt the way you USED to feel. And if you find yourself comparing yourself to your favorite geniuses of song, stop.

It won't get me anywhere Instead of losing sleep over how this music might not hit all the targets you've set, be open to the opportunities it DOES create and follow those. At the very least you'll have grown as an artist, gained experience promoting your music, and learned from what worked and didn't.

The sound is [ ] As you're listening back to this track a billion times, not only is the magic of the song wearing off, but the magic of the SOUND is dying too. You hear every "imperfection," until eventually the only thing you hear is imperfection. No one will hear it You may not have a huge budget for PR or video production, but there are countless small actions you can take to "promote" your music. This blog is full of those ideas.

[Chris Robley is the Editor of CD Baby's DIY Musician Blog. This article was published in the DIY Musician Blog on 6/22/17. This article was edited to fit into this space. To read the entire article and to find additional music industry tips written by Chris, visit www.diymusician.cdbaby.com/musician-tips/.]

No one will like it There's a big different between "no one will like my music" and "everyone won't love it." Embrace "everyone

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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 July - September 2017

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. 16

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America's Sweetheart!

Evangelist Barbara Williams

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). Derrick Doc Pearson

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"I Still Do" by Derrick Doc Pearson f/ Al Johnson & Kathy Horry (Clinton, Maryland) (IAM Music Company) 301-758-0300

Shelia Moore Piper

Debut )1.

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

Debut )2.

"Get Excited" by Shelia Moore Piper (of Houston, Texas) (BDM / Ugroove Music) 281-808-1978

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"It's Well With My Soul" by Johnny Sanders (of Miami, Florida) (Blonja Entertainment) 305-454-6139

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

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

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

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

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

Debut )6.

Debut )9.

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

Debut )10.

"So I Sing" by Evangelist Barbara Williams (of Richmond, Virginia) (Grantham World Media) 804-291-9103

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"He That Dwells" by Cheryl Boggs (of Dallas, Texas) (independent) 469-387-1804

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 Williams’ performance at the 19th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards in Houston -- you missed some fantastic musical renditions. Over the years, Evangelist Williams has received various awards for music and also for her roles in plays. Her up appearances include a showcase at the 2017 Gospel Music Workshop of America Convention in Atlanta in July and also a performance on the Trinity Broadcasting Network in August. 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 also email 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. Bishop Albert L. Jamison, Sr.

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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 in Pine Bluff, AR 71603. Guest artists include Rev. Luther Barnes, George Dean & G4, Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters and more. For more info, visit www.blockbusterscm awards.com or call 347-850-7464. August 5th, 2017: The 2017 Newsome Awards will be held n Baltimore, Maryland. The event features awards, a beauty pageant, film festival, red carpet reception, showcases and more. Visit www.newsome kingdom.com. Dr. Fred Newsome is Founder. August 11th, 2017: A Night Of Hope with Joel & Victoria Osteen will be held at United Center in Chicago, IL. The event will also take place on 9/30/17 at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, GA; 10/28/17 in Los Angeles, CA; and 12/1/17 in McAllen, TX. For more information and the latest updates, visit www.joelosteen.com. August 25th & 27th, 2017: Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's will appear in two concerts in Miami, Florida. On Friday, 8/25/17 at 93rd Street Baptist Church, 2330 NW 93rd Street, Miami 33147 at 7 pm -- and on Sunday, 8/27/17 at Sweet Home Baptist Church, 10701 SW 184th Street, Miami 33157 at 5 pm. For details and tickets, call Ricky DeRae at 305-318-2301 or visit www.ChristianEventsInMiami.com. September 8th - 9th, 2017: Cumulus presents The 2nd Annual Voices Of Gospel Music Awards (VOGMA) to be held at the Mobile Convention Center and at the Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, AL. The event recognizes, appreciates and honors national and independent gospel artists. Performers includes Doug Williams, ZaCardi Cortez, Lemmie Battles and many others. Visit www.vogma.org or call 251-268-9585. September 15th - 16th, 2017: Season 10 of The Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Information about making nominations, round 1 voting, round 2 voting, finalist round voting and the grand finale' gospelusamagazine.com

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championship is available at www.prayzefactor awards.com or you can call Pastor T, President & Founder, at 678-383-0019. 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. October 1st, 2017: Gospel USA Magazine will release its next Gospel music compilation CD entitled, Artists Favorites, Volume 23. For information on how to have your original Gospel song included on this popular CD, call Cecil Brown at 305-234-8689. October 17th, 2017: The 48th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards will be held in Nashville, TN. For the 2017 nominees and more information as it becomes available, visit www.doveawards.com November 3rd - 4th, 2017: The 2017 South Florida Gospel Music Awards will be held in Palm Beach, Florida. This year's theme is Complete Victory. Vendor, sponsorship and showcase opportunities are available. For more info and updates, visit www.sfgma.com or call Peppi Hendrix, Founder, at 561-853-8300. January 28th - February 2nd, 2018: Modern Day Miracles Ministries presents the Worship On The Waters Cruise 2018. For details, see their ad on page 18 or call 615-636-7400. February 16th - 18th, 2018: The 20th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards will be held at the Marriott Hobby Airport Hotel in Houston, Texas. The event honors excellence in gospel artists from Texas and around the nation. For more details, visit www.tgmeahouston.strikingly.com or call Larry Davies, Founder, at 281-935-3573. March 2018: The 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be held. Two new events, The Independent Artist Showcase and The Quartet Showcase (both sponsored and directed by The Stellar Awards), will be added to the 2018 official weekend festivities. For more details, call Dennis Cole at 312-654-1100 or visit www.thestellarawards.com.

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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 October December 2017 issue is Sept. 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

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

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askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions The XRP DJ Music Dear Dr. Carl: Group Launches The Should Christians Carry XRP Record Pool Guns To Protect n 2012, soon after the late, great Lawrence Stroman Themselves? – D. Harry (aka DJ Lace) ascended to

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Dear D. Harry: In this day of increased danger and lawlessness, it seems as if more and more Christians are turning to firearms in order to protect themselves. Often people who live in rural areas have guns to fend off wild animals. Others such as hunters may possess a gun as a sporting tool. Gun ownership is a personal decision. I will say this, however: followers of Christ should be aware of His teaching in Saint Matthew 26:52 that says all who take (up) the sword shall perish with the sword. If you think that you need a gun for protection, remember that when Paul and Silas were locked in jail, they prayed and sang praises. God dispatched an angel to set them free. Daniel was in the lions' den, yet the Lord protected him there, just as He protected Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fire in the furnace. David testifies of God's ability to keep us from danger in Psalm 139:10, which says God shall hold us in His right hand. Saints of old, who did not carry guns, used to "plead the Blood" whenever in danger. There are many other references in the Bible that speak to this issue. Study the Word, then decide for yourself. Whether or not you carry a gun is up to you. – Dr. Carl

glory, Brian Keith Roberts (DJ Smokin' Roberts), Michael Wallace (Stunna DJ) and Yohance Mitchell (DJ Radikal) teamed up in honor of his legacy to launch the XRP DJ Music Group. Now, the XRP DJ Music Group has launched the XRP Record Pool. The XRP Record Pool was created by the three founding members along with five other co-owners – Vernon Kemp (DJ JesusBeats), Tina Dixon (I Am Tina Dixon Dot Com), Terrence McNair (DJ T), Terrell Walker (DJ TWalk) and Tony Parson (DJ Quote). The purpose of the XRP Record Pool is to build strong relationships with various record labels and independent artists and provide their music (product) to DJs – who in return, "break" the music in the streets, on the radio, during concerts, via mixed CDs and remixes. The DJs also provide the record labels and independent artists with personal feedback, a monthly playlist and insight from potential consumers. There is no charge to the labels or artists for this service. The Pool accepts multiple genres of Christian music and provides mentoring for disc jockeys and industry professionals. For more info and DJ membership options, visit www.xrprecordpool.com, call 757-386-5896 or email info@xrprecordpool.com. July - September 2017

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"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.

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"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.

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Great News! Gospel USA Magazine will be honored and presented with the Newsome Awards Media Magazine Of The Year - Large Award at the 2017 Newsome Awards being held on August 5th, 2017 in Balt imore, Maryland. For details, visit www.newsomekingdom.com. We thank Dr. Fred Newsome and the Newsome Awards team for this prestigious honor and we pledge to continue to strive to serve the Gospel music industry worldwide. gospelusamagazine.com

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Kenny Mack And The Soulsearchers "Everything Will Be Alright" KENNY MACK has been writing songs for many years. He started writing in high school and has a love for all kinds of music. While he was in the military, Kenny recorded his first song and was "hooked." When he got out of the military, Kenny moved back to his home state of Virginia. Later, he relocated to California where he resides today. It was very hard, but Kenny was determined to be in the music capitol. He started writing and recording again and God blessed him to meet many new people. Today, Kenny has recorded several exciting gospel songs and he has also released a video. His latest single release is entitled, "Everything Will Be Alright." His previous releases are "Rain Gone" (which is also a video), "Lord I Need Your Love," "Who Is Love," "The Wind" and others. Listen to samples and purchase Kenny's music at www.kennymackandthesoulsearchers.net. For bookings and more information about the music of Kenny Mack, call 818-430-1961.

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.

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Introducing Two Exciting New Releases!

Janice Colvin

You're All I Need, the new gospel / jazz CD by Deborah Grantham, is here. Let her anointed music flow into your heart and enrich your soul. Listen to song samples and make purchases at CDbaby, iTunes and other popular online music outlets. Find out more at www.deborahgrantham.org.

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.

The birth of digital music has impacted even gospel music. The new single by Madiline Hicks called, "You Should Have Known" – is here to meet your digital music needs. The song is produced by DJ Slugo and available at Amazon, iTunes and other online outlets. Contact Lofiet Brown at 708-759-6063.

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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. July - September 2017

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