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April - June 2019 / Issue 109

On the cover... "Who Ya Working Fa" – The New Radio Mix From Award-Winning, Urban Contemporary Artist, James Smith & Nu-Birth ... Page 9

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"WHO YA WORKING FA" The New Radio Mix From



nspired by his father to be a musician at age five, James Smith became the lead singer in his father's R&B band at age nine until age 15. Between the ages 15 and 18, James focused on his love for athletics – playing football and basketball on a junior varsity and varsity level for Pahokee High School. James attended Florida A & M University and later transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic University and received a Bachelor's of Science in Education. However, in the following years, James' dreams and aspirations were hindered because his life had became consumed by drugs and street life. James lost his job, band, family, personal belongings, about 100 songs, and his will to fight for his life ... until that blessed day on December 13th, 1995 when he received the strength to call on the name of Jesus and, eventually, succumbed to God's calling. Soon after, James joined the Bible Church of God, Inc., where he was a Deacon, Evangelist and served in the music ministry. James married Angela Manning in 1998 and began to rebuild his dream of becoming a professional artist. His big break came when one of the deacon brothers took his music to Sugar Radio 900. James Smith became a household name at the station and subsequently, radio stations across the USA began to play his songs. Since that time, James Smith & Nu-Birth has traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Grand Bahama Island spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through music, alongside mega recording artists such as The Williams Brothers, Tye Tribbett and Jimmy Hicks & The Voices Of Integrity – just to name a few. In 2006, James Smith & Nu-Birth received the 2006 Urban Contemporary Artist / Group of the Year Award from the South Florida Gospel Music Awards. In 2013, they received the Urban Contemporary Artist / Group of the Year Award from the Rhythm of Gospel Awards. They have also appeared on the Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel show and CTN several times. James Smith & NuB i r t h h a s re c e n t l y released a hot, new rad i o m i x o f t h e i r popular song, "Who Ya Working Fa." Listen to the new radio mix on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD, Volume 26, track 2, found in this issue. " W h o Ya

Working Fa" (Radio Mix) is available on the EndTyme Music Group label and at many online digital music outlets. For more information about James Smith & Nu-Birth , radio copies of their music and booking, call 770-895-1725 or send email to You can also like and follow them at 9

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spotlightgospel artist


or more than 25 years, Kirk Franklin has been a trailblazer – writing, producing and performing uplifting music which is loved by Christian and secular audiences alike. His body of work has garnered 12 GRAMMY® Awards, 43 Stellar Awards, nine NAACP Image Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three BET Awards and an American Music Award – among others. In January 2019, Franklin, released his new single, "Love Theory." "Love Theory" is available via all major digital providers and fans can watch the "Love Theory" music video anytime on the Kirk Franklin YouTube Channel. With an up-tempo R&B melody and classic Kirk Franklin lyrics, "Love Theory" will have listeners feeling inspired. Since the release of his last album, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Losing My Religion, in 2015, Franklin has been busy touring, cultivating talent through his record label, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, and collaborating with a diverse array of other artists including, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Ledisi, Mandisa, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann and Tori Kelly. Franklin also launched the Exodus Music & Arts Festival in partnership with Live Nation Urban in 2018 and he will host and headline that 2nd annual event on May 26, 2019 in Irving, TX. He will also host the 34th Annual Stellar Awards on March 29, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Visit

Kirk Franklin

spotlightfemale vocalist


ekalyn Carr – multi-award winning Gospel artist, speaker, author, and entrepreneur – is celebrating a rare feat. The talented individual has garnered the No. 1 spot on two national airplay charts simultaneously with the song, "It's Yours." "It's Yours" has become a favorite among listeners, touching hearts and impacting lives and that is reflected on the charts. Carr hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart as well as the MEDIABASE Gospel chart. Overjoyed and thankful, Jekalyn comments: "I want to thank God for this testimony. I'm grateful to have another number one single off my latest album, One Nation Under God." The album was released in February 2018 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. In addition, the song "You Will Win" spent 5 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and Carr garnered a GMA Dove Award for Traditional Album of the Year for One Nation Under God. Currently, she is nominated for five Stellar Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year, Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year, Traditional CD of the Year, Recorded Music Package of the Year and Artist of the Year – along with two nominations at the 2019 GRAMMY® Awards for Gospel Album of the Year and Gospel Performance/Song of the Year. For more info, visit

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spotlightgospel instrumentalist


en Tankard has been bestowed with many titles and decorated with some of the highest honors in entertainment, arts, and music. He is a multiple GRAMMY®, Dove and Soul Train Award nominee with Gold and Platinum selling Gospel and Jazz albums. He has earned 15 Stellar Gospel Awards and was inducted into the Stellar Awards Honors Hall of Fame in 2018. With a music career spanning three decades, Ben has topped the Billboard Gospel and Jazz charts with each album – and now has landed at the top again. His single, "Rise" hit #2 recently on the Billboard Smooth Jazz National Airplay Chart. Ben's remake of Herb Alpert's iconic jazz hit features Marion Meadows on sax and is the first single from Ben's RISE album, which peaked at #13 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Chart. RISE, released on his Ben-Jamin Universal Music record label, features collaborations with Paul Jackson, Jr. on "More Rain", and with Kirk Whalum on "It's Working". The author, musician, producer, pilot, and Pastor of a thriving church near Nashville, Tennessee continues the poised ascension in his career and is now celebrating his first NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Jazz Album. RISE is available online and in stores. Connect with Ben on social media @BenTankard. You can catch him on tour or add him to your favorite streaming playlist by logging on to

Ben Tankard

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wo-time Stellar Award nominated group, Tim Woodson & The Heirs of Harmony does it again with their new album entitled, The Truth. This group and gospel music are synonymous and they have lived up to the title of true Gospel psalmists since 1992. Tim Woodson, formerly of the three-time GRAMMY® Awardwinning group, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, reorganized this group in honor of his late father, Luke Woodson. The heart- wrenching, soul-stirring vocals of this multi-talented singing group are like fine-tuned instruments that pique the emotions and uplift the spirit. The Heirs lend a high-powered, energetic, yet smooth and inspirational style as showcased in their live appearances and recordings that do not disappoint. They have toured the United States and Europe extensively, sharing the platform with Gospel greats such as Shirley Caesar, Bishop TD Jakes, Karen Clark Sheard, Kim Burrell, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's and Kirk Franklin. They have appeared on Bobby Jones Gospel Show and other network television programs.

Tim Woodson & The Heirs Of Harmony

Their latest release is on the Peacock Music Group label and available online and at popular music stores everywhere. Visit 11

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Here are the winners of the

34th Annual Stellar Awards

Here is a complete list of the official winners of the 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards for 2019. The event was held March 29th, 2019 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. For television air dates, photo recaps and more information, visit McReynolds, Music2ChangeU (1) Artist Of The Year label) Jonathan McReynolds & Entertainment One (artist, cd, label) Jonathan McReynolds, Darryl "Lil Man" Howell, (26) Quartet Of The Year (17) Traditional CD Of Make Room, Make Room, The Year (artist, cd, label) (artist, cd, label) Entertainment One Entertainment One One Nation Under God, Keith "Wonderboy" Jekalyn Carr, Lunjeal (2) Song Of The Year (10) Contemporary Johnson, Keep Pushin, Music Group (writer, title, cd, label) Duo/Chorus Group Of Wonder Spirit / Not Lucky, I'm Loved, The Year (artist, cd, label) (18) Urban/Inspirational Jonathan McReynolds, The Walls Group, The SRT/Shanachie Single or Performance Of Terrell Demetrius Wilson & Other Side, RCA The Year (artist, cd, label) Anna B. Warner, Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul (27) Recorded Music Not Lucky, I'm Loved, Entertainment One Recordings Packaging Of The Year Jonathan McReynolds, Entertainment One Israel Houghton, Road to (3) Male Vocalist Of The (11) Traditional Year (artist, cd, label) Duo/Chorus Group Of (19) Music Video Of The DeMaskUs, RCA Jonathan McReynolds, The Year (artist, cd, label) Year (director, song, cd, Inspiration Make Room, Keith "Wonderboy" artist, label) Entertainment One Johnson, Keep Pushin, Won't He Do It, Casey (28) Praise And Worship Wonder Cross, RCA Inspiration (4) Albertina Walker CD Of The Year Female Vocalist Of The Spirit/SRT/Shanachie (20) Traditional Choir Of Your Great Name, Todd Year (artist, cd, label) (12) Contemporary Male The Year Jekalyn Carr, One Nation Bishop Noel Jones & City Dulaney, Entertainment Vocalist Of The Year Under God, Lunjeal Music of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, One (artist, cd, label) Group Jonathan McReynolds, Run to the Altar, JH/Tyscot Make Room, Special Honors (5) Group/Duo Of The (21) Contemporary Choir Entertainment One Thomas A. Dorsey Most Year (artist, cd, label) Of The Year The Walls Group, The New Direction, When All Notable Achievement (13) Traditional Male Other Side, RCA God's Children Get Vocalist Of The Year Award Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul Together, New Haven (artist, cd, label) * The Sensational Recordings VaShawn Mitchell, Cross Records Nightingales Music, Tyscot (6) New Artist Of The (22) Instrumental CD Of Dr. Bobby Jones Year (artist, cd, label) The Year (14) Contemporary Jabari Johnson, Day of Legends Award Category omitted Female Vocalist Of The Redemption, * Dolores Washington Year (artist, cd, label) (23) Special Event CD Of Entertainment One Green Tasha Page-Lockhart, The The Year (artist, cd, label) Aretha Franklin Icon (7) CD Of The Year (artist, Beautiful Project, RCA The Best of Fred Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul cd, label) Hammond, Fred Award Make Room, Jonathan Recordings Hammond, Verity/Sony * Aretha Franklin McReynolds, (posthumously) (15) Traditional Female Music Entertainment One Vocalist Of The Year (24) Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Stellar Honors Hall Of (8) Choir Of The Year (artist, cd, label) CD Of The Year Fame Jekalyn Carr, One Nation God Knows, Flame, Clear (artist, cd, label) * Jackie Patillo * Phil Bishop Noel Jones & City Under God, Lunjeal Music Sight Music Thornton * James D. of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Group (25) Youth Project Of The Run to the Altar, JH/Tyscot Robinson, Jr. (16) Contemporary CD Of Year (artist, cd, label) (9) Producer Of The Year The Year (artist, cd, label) Pure N Heart, "Be You" 15 (gospel radio winners are Make Room, Jonathan Years Unplugged, listed on page 14) (producer, cd, artist,


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radiostation playlists WREJ 101.3 FM & 990 AM

WMBM-AM 1490

8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 221 Richmond, VA 23229 2018 Stellar Award nominated Brother Randy Johnson, PD & host 3 pm - 6 pm (804) 873-7101 (cell) ”24 hours" Listen live:

"24 hours / 5,000 watts" Live:

- April 2019 1. Fresh Start Worship / Mention 2. Jekalyn Carr / It's Yours 3. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 4. Todd Dulaney / You're Doing It All Again 5. Koryn Hawthorne f/ LeCrae / UnStoppable 6. Mel Holder f/ Rance Allen / Magnificent 7. Travis Greene f/ Jekalyn Carr / See The Light 8. VaShawn Mitchell f/ Dorinda Clark Cole, Sean Tillery & Changed / He Got Up 9. Chrystal Rucker / Enter In 10. The Walls Group / And You Don't Stop 11. Antonio Tucker / Overcome 12. Lisa Page Brooks / My Life 13. Sinach / There Is An Overflow 14. Keyondra Lockett / Try 15. Just Tina f/ Sheri Jones Moffett / Hello Victory 16. The Group Fire / Again 17. Jamel Strong / Jehovah Reigns 18. J Monty / My God 19. Donnie McClurkin / Not Yet 20. Todd Galberth / Lord You Are Good

- April 2019 1. Jekalyn Carr / It's Yours 2. Fred Jerkins f/ Last Call / Victory 3. Sensere / Win 4. Earnest Pugh / Bless His Name (Live) 5. Kathy Taylor / I Can't Thank Him Enough 6. Bebe Winans / Laughter (Just Like A Medicine) 7. Mel Holder f/ Rance Allen / Magnificent 8. Nashville Life Music / My God (Live) 9. Zacardi Cortez / Oh How I Love You 10. Lucinda Moore / Still Alive (I Survived) 11. Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers f/ Le'Andria Johnson / Deliver Me 12. Sharon Roshell / iSing 13. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 14. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Over There 15. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / This Is A Move 16. Casey J / If God/Nothing But The Blood 17. Jermaine Dolly / Waiting 18. Fred Hammond / Tell Me Where It Hurts 19. William Murphy / Settle Here 20. Tim Bowman Jr. / Your Love

WTOY-AM 1480 2206 Melrose Avenue NW Roanoke, VA 24017 (540) 344-9869 Carter Garrett, PD/MD/a.m. host

13242 N.W. 7th Avenue North Miami, FL 33168 New Birth Broadcasting, Inc. (305) 769-1100 ex 222 Greg Cooper, PD & MD

GLORYLANDGOSPEL.COM P.O. Box 25567 Columbia, SC 29224 (803) 730-6295 “Online Gospel Quartet Website” Web:

- March 2019 1. The Gospel Legends / Standing Where Jesus Stood - April 2019 2. The Williams Singers / Feel Like Traveling Home 1. Brent Jones / Open Your Mouth & Say Something 3. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Come Aboard 2. Jekalyn Carr / It's Yours 4. The Sensational Wells Brothers / There's Not A Friend (Live) 3. Fresh Start Worship / Mention 5. Blest By 4 / Starting All Over 4. Maranda Curtis / Nobody Like You Lord 6. Supreme 7 / Working For Jesus 5. Kelonte Gavin / No Ordinary Worship 7. Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson / You Ought To Testify 6. Jason Nelson / Forever 8. Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices / Lift Him Up 7. Brian Courtney Wilson / A Great Work 9. Pastor Terrell Rogers & Men Of Destiny / 8. Tasha Cobbs-Leonard f/ Nicki Minaj / Sweet I Know I'm Getting Ready 10. The True Believers / Turn It A Loose 9. BeBe Winans / Laughter 11. Tim Woodson & The Heirs Of Harmony / 10. Tamala Mann / Through It All Take Me Through 11. Calvin Suggs / Wait On Him 12. Annie & The Caldwells / Hold On 12. Erica Campbell & Warryn Campbell / All Of My Life 13. The Bright Stars / Take Your Burdens 13. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 14. Archie Dale & The Tones Of Joy / God Gave It To Me 14. Donald Lawrence & Tri City Singers / Goshen 15. The New Christianaires / If I Had Wings 15. Donald Lawrence & Tri-City Singers f/ 16. Johnny Talbert & The Gospel Silvertones / Le'Andria Johnson / Deliver Me Just Call On Jesus 16. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir / Psalm 34 17. Jermaine Hawkins & The Harvey Spirituals / 17. Zacardi Cortez / Oh How I Love You Satisfied With Jesus (Live) 18. Koryn Hawthorne / Won't He Do It 18. The MAC Brothers Singers / One More Time 19. Brian Courtney Wilson / One More Praise 19. The Dynamic Soul Stirrers / Shine On Me (Live) 20. Damon Little / Be Alright 20. Mother G. Leonard & Leonard Brothers / He's In The Room

“6 a.m. - 12 mid / 7 days / 5,000 watts”

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WFSK-FM 88.1 (Jazzy 88) 1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 329-8754 Xuam “The Xman” Lawson / PD & host of “Real Gospel with The Xman” “located on the campus of Fisk University”

Listen live: - April 2019 1. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 2. Denita Gibbs / Keep Holding On 3. Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers / Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus) 4. Chicago Mass / Hold To God's Unchanging Hand 5. Dorothy Norwood / Breathe On Me 6. Israel Houghton & Travis Greene / Promise Keeper 7. Nashville Life / My God My God (Live) 8. Dominique Doe Jones / Reach 9. Charles Jenkins / Can't Turn Back 10. Shree Isabell / The Great I Am 11. Donnie McClurkin / Not Yet 12. Kurt Carr / Bless Somebody Else (Dorothy's Song) 13. Blair Monique / Miracles Can Happen 14. Northern Delaware GMWA Choir / All Of My Help 15. James Fortune / I Am 16. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / You Know My Name 17. Nu Tradition / Thou Art Worthy 18. The South Alabama M.C. / I Want To Be Right 19. Tennessee 4th M.C. / God's Been So Good To Me 20. Carrington Alyse Brown / Keep Me

NOTE: Gospel USA Magazine thanks The 2019 Stellar Awards for including Publisher Cecil L. Brown on the Committee which helped select the 2019 Radio Announcer of the Year. It was truly an honor.

The Stellar Awards Gospel Radio Winners for 2019 Major Market Radio Station of the Year * WPZE-FM Praise 102.5, Atlanta, GA Large Market Radio Station of the Year * WFMI-FM 100.9 FM, Virginia Beach, VA

Medium Market Radio Station of the Year * WCGL-AM 1360/FM 94.7, Jacksonville, FL

Small Market Radio Station of the Year * WIMG-AM 1300, Trenton, NJ

Internet Radio Station of the Year * uGospel Radio,

Gospel Announcer of the Year * Dwight Stone, WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta, GA


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

142 Temple Street, Ste 203 New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 783-8200 Jerry Green

Ray & Raymond Manning, hosts

host of “Sweet Sounds of Praise Program”

“24 Hour Internet Gospel Music & Ministry”

"Sundays from 3 pm - 6 pm” / 1,000 watts Listen live:

Listen live: - April 2019 1. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 2. L-Ma King / Holy Holy 3. Norman Hutchins / Emmanuel 4. Kim Burrell / Jesus 5. Sue Roseberry / Magnificent God 6. Mel Holder f/ Rance Allen / Magnificent 7. DeNetria Champ / Go On Through It 8. Jekalyn Carr / It's Yours 9. Ray Manning Singers / I'm Living For Jesus 10. Sandra Hawkins-Hall / Make Heaven Your Home 11. Michele Stevenson / Holy 12. Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir / King Of Kings 13. Chicago Mass Choir / If God Said It 14. O'Dell D Talley / Praise Coming On 15. Danielle Sunny Bryant / Continue On 16. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir / Pray 17. Beverly Crawford / Anyhow Praise 18. Gospel USA Magazine's Artists Favorites, Vol. 25 / Various Artists 19. Bishop Curtis Brown & NBSB / God Is Working 20. Dorothy Norwood / On My Way To Heaven

“The Audio Light Club” program heard on several radio outlets and a podcast hosted by Minister Roland K. Syria (DJ Maestroland)

P.O. Box 1633, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 (908) 720-4312 or (732) 762-0317

- April 2019 1. Erica Campbell / All My Life 2. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 3. Donald Lawrence & Tri City Singers / Deliver Me 4. Zacardi Cortez / Oh How I Love You 5. Tasha Cobbs-Leonard / You Know My Name 6. Fred Hammond / Tell Me Where It Hurts 7. Torri Kelly & Kirk Franklin / Never Alone 8. JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise / No Reason To Fear 9. Queen Naja / War Cry 10. Koryn Hawthorne / Won't He Do It 11. Jonathan Nelson / I Agree 12. Jason Nelson / Forever 13. Sherwin Gardner / Because Of You 14. Brent Jones / Open Your Mouth 15. Patrick Lundy / Enter His Gates 16. Lucinda Moore / I Survived It 17. Nashville Life Music / My God 18. Luther Barnes / God's Grace 19. Deitrick Haddon / Glory 20. Soul Tempo / So Glad He Did It

Listen on WBJL at - April 2019 1. Cece Rogers / Susu Bobien / Stand Up 2. Seth And Nirva / In The River 3. Stephanie Simpson / Miracle 4. T-won / He's Always On Time 5. Rachel Bristol / F.O.E. 6. J. Bethel & Spoken For / No Rocks 7. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 8. Stephanie Sample / What You Done For Me 9. Pastor Carlos Kelly / He Will Answer Prayer 10. Koryn Hawthorne / Won't He Do It 11. Team Air / The Cure Radio 12. Oliver Hubbard / I Came From This 13. Mission f/ V. Rose / Thank The Lord 14. Kimberly Brown / It's About Time 15. Hunter Hayes / Higher Power 16. Erica Mason / Everything You Need 17. Tamya J / Laying Them Down 18. Meesha / So Good 19. Majah Redz / Step 20. Carmen Brown / Put You First

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How To Get Radio Airplay N

repeated commercial airplay without a major label's backing are slim to none. Much of commercial s ta t i o n ' s p l a y l i s ts a r e dictated from on high by the central corporate office.

othing can beat the instant widespread exposure that radio can offer, so it's no wonder artists are always asking, "How do I get played on the radio?" Getting your music played is still a daunting task, but with so many diversified outlets for music listening available today, artists have the ability to target a smaller, more realistically achievable niche market without having to spend big bucks on a large, corporate radio campaign.

But, if money is no object, hire a radio promoter. Radio promoters are experts who have developed relationships with DJs and have the ear of program directors across the country. Despite the high price tag (usually between $1,500$6,000 for 3-12 weeks), hiring a radio promoter still cannot guarantee you any kind of tangible results. Your chances of success are part talent, part endurance, part hype, and part luck. However, if your music is really good, you will have a better chance of getting sustained and meaningful airplay with the assistance of a well-connected radio promoter.

The term "radio" gets used in many different ways. Here is a list of all the different formats that get referenced as radio. Commercial Radio. These are the big powerful stations that line up on your AM/FM dial. Typically they are owned by large media groups and program their music playlists based off the Billboard charts. College/Non-profit Radio. Usually completely independent entities where DJ's create playlists with music they love. Community Radio. Similar to the college radio station, but with an extremely local flavor. Satellite Radio. Sirius and XM are two satellite radio providers of note. Internet Radio and Podcasts. Pandora (with an estimated 50 million users worldwide) is a standout in this bunch, but there are numerous other worthy contenders who broadcast completely online.

[This article is an excerpt from the booklet, "Getting Radio Airplay" released by CD Baby. CD Baby is the complete artist services company to help with any of your musical needs – from digital and physical distribution, to in-store sales, to live-gig credit card sales, to web-hosting and site design, to download cards – and more. For more information, visit]

So how do you get played on radio? To crack commercial radio, you'll need a radio promoter. Right off the bat, we should say that even with the help of a radio promoter, your chances of getting

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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). James Smih t & Nu-Birth

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"Who Ya Working Fa" (Radio Mix) by Debut )16. "Feel Free" by Donovan Brown (of New Bern, NC) (independent) James Smith & Nu-Birth (of Riviera Beach, FL) 919-519-7075 (EndTyme Music Group) 770-895-1725

2. "Magnificent" by Mel Holder (of Jamaica, New York) f/ Rance Allen (Psalmist Music Group) 917-642-7677

17. "Be You" by Aliya Hall (of Oakland, California) (Brightside Music Group) 972-834-5936

3. "Come Aboard" by Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites (of Lake City, South Carolina) (Hi-Lites Music) 843-536-0212

18. "Greater Is He" by Unrestricted Praise (of Houston, Texas) (Unrestricted Praise Records) 336-575-2259

Debut )4.

"Change My Heart" by Bill Moss, Jr.

(of Detroit, Michigan) (Salathiel Records) 586-634-5639 Re-Enter)5.

19. "I Will Stand" by Mary Dailey (of Grand Rapids, Michigan) (Grantham World Media) 616-432-1071

"Thank You Lord For Mama" by Endurance (of Houston, Texas) (SCCME Records) 281-216-3528

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

6. "Since I Met Jesus" by The Southern Sons (of Memphis, Tennessee) (Some Records) 901-795-1945

21. "Love Of Jesus" by The Bell Singers of Memphis, Tennessee) (independent) 901-679-7720

7. "Make Heaven Your Home" by Sandra Hawkins (of Kempner, Texas) (Jesus Christ 1st Records) 254-258-9674

22. "Praise Him" by Wallace Grant II f/ Shawn & Rhonda McLemore (Houston, TX) (WG 2 Sound Records) 832-253-4074

8. "God's Got It 4 U" by Michelle Flowers (of Grand Rapids, Michigan) (Grantham World Media) 616-272-9925

23. "Mountains" by De 'lisia (of Henderson, Texas) (Hype-International Records) 903-426-7725

"Continue On" by Danielle Sunny Bryant (of Vineland, New Jersey) (Sunny Bryant Music) 856-691-0834

24. "Someday" by Minister R.L. Taylor (of Arlington, Texas) (independent)

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

25. "Walking In New Jerusalem" by Holy Sounds Of Surface (of Austin, Texas) (independent) 757-880-4448

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"God Is Working It Out" by Bishop Curtis Brown & The New Bern Singing Browns (New Bern, NC) (Grantham World Media) 252-633-5222

26. "It Cost Somebody Else" by Eric Tooley (of Statenville, Georgia) (independent) 229-630-3654

12. "Some Trust" by Cheryl Boggs (of Dallas, Texas) (independent) 469-387-1804

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

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

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

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"I'm Next In Line" by Prez Blackmon (of Los Angeles, CA) f/ Nikki Potts (Prez Party Publishing) 323-309-7959

29. "Double Minded (Remix)" by Vernon Little (of Bronx, New York (independent) 347-276-4925

15. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" by The Gospel Soul Winners (of New Bern, NC) (Dawson Records) 910-934-1950

30. "Cast My Cares" by Anita Faye (Las Vegas, Nevada) (NiNitunes) 857-991-2821

Procedure for critiquing products: A score of 1 to 10 points are awarded in each of 10 ratings categories, including sound quality, originality, talent, air play received, national charting elsewhere, marketing and even the design of the CD cover. The points are totaled and the 30 songs which receive the most points are listed numerically on the chart. There is a one-time service fee of only $75 to have a song critiqued by us, 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. To submit your song for chart consideration -- call 305-234-8689.


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A.J. Manuel Funeral Home presents

A Life-Time Achievement Tribute to DEACON GEORGE DAWSON, JR. Deceased Former Lead Vocalist of The Famous

C Lord C's of Miami, Florida


eacon George Dawson, Jr. was born in Cairo, GA on April 17th, 1938. In 1953, he relocated to Coconut Grove (Miami), Florida and began looking for opportunities to share his vocal talent. At age 17, he began singing with a fast-rising local gospel group called, The C Lord C's. The group soon became one of the most popular gospel groups to come out of Miami. George sang with The C Lord C's for 60+ years. During the latter years of his life, George was employed with A.J. Manuel Funeral Home in Hollywood and Florida City, Florida (954-920-1313 and 305-246-5005) for 15 years. Deacon George Dawson, Jr. transitioned from this life on June 8th, 2016. The C Lord C's were formed in 1954. Over the years, the members have included Charlie Davis (founder / 305-621-7427), Herbert Butler (mgr), George Dawson, Dan Pendergrass, Robert Curry, James Washington, Fred Washington, Sylvester Dukes, Cleveland Morrow, Thomas Day, Claxton Jordan, Ernest Jenkins, Nelson Range, Delores McCall and Joe Washington. The group has performed with numerous gospel legends including The Swanee Quintet, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Soul Stirrers, The Supreme Angels, The Five Singing Stars, The Original Gospel Keynotes, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Doc McKenzie, The Canton Spirituals, The Consolers, Gene Cross & The Smiling Jubilaires and Rev. James Lowe – among many others. Watch for a new website coming soon where everyone can sample and purchase classic recordings by The C Lord C's, see photos and find out more about them. Look for


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April 4th - 30th, 2019: Bethel Music presents The Victory Tour 2019 featuring Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Housefires. Current dates are: 4/12/19 (Vancouver, B.C.); 4/14/19 (Spokane, WA); 4/15/19 (Seattle, WA); 4/16/19 (Portland, OR); 4/23/19 (San Francisco, CA); 4/24/19 (Vacaville, CA); 4/25/19 (Los Angeles, CA); 4/26/19 (San Diego, CA); 4/27/19 (Phoenix, AZ); 4/29/19 (Albuquerque, NM); 4/30/19 (Denver, CO). For the complete tour itinerary, visit April 25th - 27th, 2019: The National Association of Gospel Promoters, Managers, Radio & TV Personalities presents their 21st Annual Conference and Black-Tie Gala to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Atlanta Airport, 1031 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA. Hosted by Stellar-Awardwinning artist Keith Wonderboy Johnson. For registration, sponsorship opportunities and more information, call Minister Barbara McLaughlin, Founder and Director, at 267-980-2079. April 27th, 2019: Doc McKenzie's 70th Birthday Musical Celebration will be held at Ambassadors For Christ Worship Center, 297 West Main Street, Olanta, SC. Guest groups include The Canton Spirituals, Darrell McFadden & The Disciples, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, The Alabama Gurlz, BlessEd and others. 5 pm. Tickets are $20 advance / $25 at door. For more details, call 803-479-5489. May 26th, 2019: Kirk Franklin in partnership with Live Nation Urban presents The Exodus Music & Arts Festival at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, 300 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039. The artist lineup includes Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Travis Greene and The Clark Sisters. For more information, visit June 12th - 14th, 2019: The 22nd Annual North Carolina Gospel Announcers Guild National Convention will be held at the Hilton Charlotte University Place Hotel, 8629 JM Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28362. The event features showcases, daily workshops, nightly musicals, a luncheon, vendors and much more. For more information, rates and a registration form, visit or call Bishop Arvetra Jones, Jr., President, at 910-988-4614.

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June 14th - 18th, 2019: Gospel USA Magazine's 7th Annual Gospel Fellowship Cruise & Retreat travels to Freeport, Grand Bahama. Join Publisher Cecil L. Brown along with independent gospel groups, artists and fans from across the USA for a full weekend of music, ministry, fellowship and fun! For itinerary, rates and more details, see ad on page 5 and visit or call 305-234-8689. June 22nd, 2019: Gospel SuperFest 2019 will be held at the Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 W Ludlow Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Sponsored by African pride, the event features Jonathan Nelson, Donnie McClurkin, Rance Allen Group, Deitrick Haddon, Tina Campbell, Tye Tribbett, Ricky Dillard, Byron Cage, Sensere and many others. For details and tickets, visit or call 937-228-3630. July 2nd - 4th, 2019: The 2019 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference will be held at the Gaylord Opryland, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214. Guest speakers include Presiding Bishop Joseph Walker. Visit July 4th - 8th, 2019: The 1st Synergy In Dance Festival is tentatively scheduled to be held in the Caribbean Island of Barbados. For details as they become available, visit July 18th - 21st, 2019: The 11th Annual Rhythm of Gospel Music Awards will be held in Baton Rouge, LA. The host hotel is the Hilton Capital Hotel, 201 Lafayette Street. For the 2019 nominees, itinerary, performing artists and more, visit or call Dr. Mark Rogers at 210-745-5858 ext. 109. July 27th - August 2nd, 2019: The 52nd Annual Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. will be held in Washington, DC. Host hotel is the Washington Hilton. For registration forms, area hotels, itinerary and more details, visit October 1st, 2019: Gospel USA Magazine will release its next Gospel music compilation CD entitled, Artists Favorites, Volume 27. For information on how to have your original Gospel song included on this popular CD series, call Cecil Brown at 305-234-8689.

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PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Ray Manning Singers Internet radio station has prime program slots available for churches, ministries, artists and businesses. Call Ray or Raymond Manning at 816-255-2473 for product submission information and be sure to listen 24/7 at PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Gospel artist/radio personality Lady Voncile Belcher is accepting gospel music submissions for radio airplay consideration on her popular show, The Indie Artist Mix with Lady Voncile Belcher. For submission details, send email to, search for her on or call 678-994-1663. PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Artists looking for airplay consideration should contact Evg. Terri 24Kt Gold, PD, at WESL AM 1490, Praizze Digital Radio, 10920 Schuetz Road, Suite 1, Saint Louis, MO 63146. Listen 24/7 at Global streaming. Phone 314-436-7424. Chuck Spearman is GM. Calendar and Classified ad rates: $50 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.


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n International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is a 12digit alphanumeric code that can be permanently encoded into a sound recording or music video as its digital fingerprint. An ISRC enables your product to be automatically identified when it is performed internationally. ISRCs are used globally in digital commerce by download sites and collecting societies for rights administration, royalty payments, music tracking and more. An ISRC is required by most digital distribution companies and download sites in order to sell your content online.

clients or customers. ISRC Managers, such as and others, can provide individual ISRCs to independent artists or to those who do not wish to manage their own ISRC assignment. ISRCs are issued as a part of the business arrangement between the company and an artist. Regardless of how your ISRCs are obtained, you will be able to use them for the life of the recording. There is no distinction between ISRCs issued by ISRC Managers and those issued using your own Registrant Code. Remember... ISRC codes are to the digital world what the UPC code is to the retail world. To become an ISRC Registrant or an ISRC Manager, visit

How can you obtain an ISRC code? Two ways: First, recording rights owners based in the United States can apply for a Registrant Code through the U.S. ISRC Agency. This Registrant Code will allow that label, company or independent artist to assign ISRCs for all of its past, current and upcoming recordings. There is a one-time $95 application fee for the Code. The Code is yours for life, and it will allow you to assign up to 100,000 ISRCs each year. You can apply for a Registrant Code at Second, the U.S. ISRC Agency has allocated Registrant Codes for ISRC Managers, which they can use to assign ISRCs on behalf of April - June 2019


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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

"What You Say When You Say 'I Do'" by Derek Triplett. It takes less than 3 minutes to exchange marriage vows and less than 90 seconds for each individual to make a series of lifetime promises that most likely are not fully comprehended. What's more, most couples have not equipped themselves to fulfill all of the promises they make. Derek Triplett uses humor, real-life experience, and professional analysis to explore the subject. This book will revolutionize your view on the subject. Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For interviews, booking and more, contact

"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 and other popular outlets. ISBN: 978-1-4984-4263-3. For review copies and interviews, contact 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.

"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 Interviews: "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

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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 (search for Bishop Huden Roberts). For interviews and bookings, write to

askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions Dear Dr. Carl: In 1 Kings 13:11-32, an old prophet (who was a real prophet) LIED to a young prophet. The young prophet believed the old prophet, and God killed the young prophet for believing the old prophet. Are we supposed to second-guess a prophet if he/she tells us that THE LORD told him/her to tell us to do something? – Wondering Dear Wondering: When a prophet gives you a "word from the Lord," it is supposed to be a confirmation of what the Lord has already told you. When a prophet gives you a "fresh" word from out of nowhere, that's when you should use caution. Here are four questions to ask when analyzing the advice of a prophet: (1) Does the prophecy agree with scripture? (2) Does the word reflect the revealed character and nature of God? (3) Does the prophecy "pass through" the emotional filters of the prophet and/or the receiver? (4) Is the moral and ethical reputation of the prophet above reproach? In your question, the young prophet died because he followed prophetic advice that was contrary to something God had specifically told him not to do. Today, it is still possible to fall into situations where a prophet's advice (or the advice of one in a leadership position) is contrary to God's Word. However, it is wonderful that we have the availability of Spiritual Gifts such as the Word of Wisdom and the Word of Knowledge to help us when we need to make decisions. We should always pray for guidance and seek the counsel of the Holy Spirit WHENEVER a decision must be made. Even if you mess up, God will honor the fact that you consulted Him before you made the decision. Remember – you can always seek Pastoral advice (NOT PSYCHICS) after receiving a prophecy. If you are still prone to making incorrect decisions – just confess and repent, and purpose to do better next time. Remember that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness (I John 1:19). I hope this answer moves you closer to the truth you are seeking. – Dr. Carl


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Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices

Congratulations to Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices for being inducted into the 2018 Rhythm of Gospel Living Legend Hall Of Fame on June 21, 2018. For 2019, the group is nominated for SIX Rhythm of Gospel Awards. They are: Traditional CD; Quartet CD; Product Packaging; Traditional Female Vocalist; Quartet Group; and Female Quartet/Mixed Group Of The Year. The group is also scheduled to be a headliner at the 2019 ROG Awards. The Houston, TX-based group was formed in 1982 and recently celebrated their 37th Year In Ministry on March 24th, 2019. They have won numerous awards and traveled extensively. In 2018, they released their latest full-length album entitled, Lord Help Me. For bookings, radio service and more info, contact Lady Bea at (832) 283-2087 or visit

Introducing... a new sound in Gospel Music

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The Gospel Soul Winners were formed in 2017 in New Bern, NC. The members are Charles McDaniel, To m m y G r e e n , R y a n Yo u n g , Samuel Dawson and Tony Mallord. The producer of the project is Rev. Reginald Midgette, Jr.. Each member is an anointed vessel in the hand of the Lord. Their debut single is entitled, "Nobody's Fault But Mine." This song is a member's true testimony and it is available on and other digital outlets. Also, search for and watch their new video on For radio copies and booking, call Samuel Dawson at 910-934-1950 or email


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