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

October - December 2019 / Issue 111

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Departments RADIO PLAYLISTS ... 14 - 15 TOP 30 INDEPENDENT GOSPEL SONGS CHART ... 17 CALENDAR OF EVENTS ... 19 CLASSIFIED ADS ... 19 GOSPEL USA MAGAZINE is published quarterly by Gospel USA Magazine, P.O. Box 970704, Miami, FL 33197 USA. Telephone (305) 234-8689. All contents copyright 2019 by Gospel USA Magazine. All rights reserved. No cancellations or refunds for ads or orders after advertising deadline. By the submission of all materials (ads, copy, information, artwork, photos, music, etc.), or payment for the same, the submitter of the material or payer for the same hereby confirms that he/she is legally authorized to possess, distribute and publicize the material into this publication without additional approval, and accepts all legal liability for doing so. For our complete advertising policies and rates, visit our website before placing ads.

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By Cecil L. Brown, Gospel USA Magazine Publisher

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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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spotlightgospel male vocalist Bless Somebody Else, Kurt Carr's Latest Album, Debuted at #2 on Gospel Albums Charts

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he latest album from the two-time GRAMMY® nominated, award-winning Stellar Honors Hall of Fame trailblazing artist, songwriter and producer – Kurt Carr – has been released and is still garnering widespread praise of its sixteen tracks for its stirring message and robust, unforgettable sounds that have remained a signature of Carr's impressive anthems in his three-decade career. Featuring an upbeat rhythmic mix, a dash of good humor and an optimistic outlook to encourage us to be a blessing to others – the album's standout songs include "With Thanksgiving," "Grace Brought Me Back / Love Lifted Me" (featuring Le'Andria Johnson), "I Got Back Up" (featuring B. Slade), "Blessing After Blessing," "Something Big, Something Marvelous" and the title track, "Bless Somebody Else (Dorothy's Song)." The lead single from the album, "Bless Somebody Else (Dorothy's Song)," with Carr leading The Kurt Carr Singers and an all-star blend of voices – also continues to rise up the Gospel radio charts. Carr's music is available from Kurt Carr Gospel / RCA Inspiration and can be purchased at major Gospel retailers everywhere. For the latest news and happenings, find and follow Kurt Carr on Facebook.com and other popular social platforms.

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spotlightgospel female vocalist New Album by Multi-Award-winning Gospel Icon Tasha Cobbs Leonard Climbs Radio Charts

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or Tasha Cobbs Leonard, it all began in her hometown, Jesup, Georgia. There she functioned as Worship Leader of Jesup New Life Ministries, founded by her late father, Bishop Fritz Cobbs. Tasha faithfully lent her talents at her local assembly before an unforeseen relocation to Atlanta, Georgia, where she joined the thriving dReam Center Church of Atlanta. Most of her tenure at dReam Center entailed leading worship weekly and managing the various entities of the Worship & Arts Department. In 2012, Tasha would go on to record her freshman project titled Grace – produced by multi-award-winner and Motown Gospel label mate, VaShawn Mitchell. This project, laced with organic and moving tracks, featured the lead single, "Break Every Chain," which landed as Billboard's #1 song for a total of 12 weeks. This anthem unleashed liberation to countless audiences nationwide each time it was heard or ministered. The album Grace landed on Billboard's Top 10 Gospel Albums chart for a year. It was definite that the world had received not just another singer, but a rare gift. Her latest album is titled, Heart. Passion. Pursuit.. Find Tasha Cobbs Leonard on all major social platforms.

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spotlightgospel artist Kirk Franklin Receives Billionaire Honor from Pandora for Receiving Over 1.6 Billion Streams

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n August 15, 2019, 14-time GRAMMY®-winning artist/songwriter/producer, Kirk Franklin, was honored with a Billionaire plaque from Pandora. The music streaming company surprised Franklin by presenting him with the prestigious award on-stage at the Los Angeles stop of his Long Live Love Tour. Franklin was moved by the honor. He says, “It is truly humbling that the music God let me borrow has touched so many people.” This honor has only been bestowed upon a small group of artists. Melissa Chalos, Christian and Gospel Music Curator/Programmer at Pandora, says, “The impact of Kirk Franklin’s music simply cannot be overstated. He is the first and only gospel artist to cross the Billion spins threshold to date on Pandora. This milestone comes on the heels of the release of Franklin's 13th studio album, Long Live Love (Fo Yo Soul / RCA), on May 31st. The album has been atop Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart for 10 consecutive weeks and spawned the smash hit, “Love Theory,” which has been #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart for 28 straight weeks. Additionally, Kirk made history with Long Live Love, becoming the first artist to top all five of Billboard’s gospel charts simultaneously. For more: visit www.kirk franklin.com. [Photo credit: Ryan Postas for Pandora].

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spotlightgospel quartet The Swanee Quintet Celebrates Their 80th Anniversary Featuring Rickey Smiley

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lessed with great vocal cords, tenacity, perserverance and a special anointing of God, the legendary Swanee Quintet of Augusta, GA has traveled around the world, lifting up the name of Jesus Christ through song. Known for their old-fashioned traditional songs, The Swanee Quintet first appeared on the gospel scene in 1940. Charlie Barnwell (Founder), Rufus Washington, Willie Bush, James "Big Red" Anderson, William Crawford, Floyd Fouch, Oscar Bing, Ruben Willingham and Purcell Dunbar started singing together in Georgia and South Carolina in 1939. Other long time members have included: Johnny Jones, Percy Griffin, Augustus Mims, Johnnie Mims, Clarence Murray and Eddie Bynes. In 1956, the Quintet became the first Black gospel group to have its own touring bus. One of their first major trips outside of Augusta was to Long Island, NY. It was their first guaranteed concert fee, which was $150.00. On Sunday, October 6th, 2019, The Swanee Quintet will celebrate their 80th Anniversary featuring Rickey Smiley at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA. For details, search and find the group on Facebook.com.

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How To Track Your Music On Radio (Without a Radio Promoter) Based on the resource booklet, "Getting Radio Airplay," by CDbaby

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f you've got a great new release that you really believe can get some serious radio play, but you just don't have the budget to hire a professional radio promoter, don't let that stop you! With a good plan and some free time, you can do a decent job as your very own radio promoter. Here are the 8 steps to get it done:

casually ask what their preferred protocol is for you to check up on the actual reception your album is getting from their listeners. Feel free to check back every few weeks to see if it's still in rotation. You might feel like you're being a pest, but we've actually heard from many radio DJs that they appreciate when someone calls to remind them to play a certain song. Otherwise, they tend to feel like they get into a programming rut and just start playing the same old things.

1) Plan to assemble 100-200 mailings. If you will be sending physical CDs, this package should include 1 CD (remove the cellophane wrapper!) along with an artist One-Sheet. Do not add extra photos and articles about your band, as this is will be perceived as clutter and unprofessional. Also, don't send extra copies of the CD and ask the recipient to pass them around the station.

6) So you got played. If you hear that a station has added your music to their playlist, it's important to follow up with a thank you. Ask them if there is anything that YOU can do for THEM. Maybe they'd like you to record a bumper for them (one of those little radio plugs where a band says "Hey, we're Led Zeppelin and you're listening to KLED!"). Perhaps you could send them free discs for them to give away in a station promotion. The options are unlimited.

2) Develop a targeted list. Put together a targeted list of radio stations, as well as commercial specialty programs (like local or unsigned feature hours) that are appropriate for your genre. You'll have the most luck if you limit this list to a geographic area that you can realistically tour through at least 3 or 4 times a year. 3) Know whom to contact. It's important to address your package directly to the person you are trying to reach at the station. In most cases it will be the program director or music director). If the station has a specific show featuring music like yours, go ahead and send that DJ a package as well – as they might have some input when the show's playlists are assembled. Never send your package just addressed to the station as that would either get lost in the shuffle or thrown in the garbage.

7) Keep in touch. If a station has shown interest in your music, be sure to keep them up to date with your music career (outside of pitching your music to them). A quarterly email highlighting tour dates and recent career achievements such as awards won should suffice to keep you in their consciousness. Don't add them to your fan email list unless they ask to be added!

4) Be clear with your intentions. Are you promoting a specific song? Are there certain songs that work better for radio? It's important to be clear to the program/music director, as they often don't have time to listen down to your entire album and decide what will work.

8) Timing is everything. Make sure you're ready and willing to do all these steps in a short period of time. Just like the press, your big chance to make any significant splash with radio is when your CD is new (1-3 months old), so all your ducks should be in a row at release time.

5) Follow up two weeks later. After you send out your CDs to radio, check back in a couple weeks by phone or email to make sure they received it, had a chance to listen, and ask if they'll be adding it to their playlist. Don't put up a fight if they say NO. Just politely ask "why" and say thanks if they tell you the reason. If they say yes, give them a quick thanks and gospelusamagazine.com

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radiostation playlists WREJ 101.3 FM & 990 AM 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: www.rejoicerichmond.com - October 2019 Brian Courtney Wilson / Increase My Faith Fred Jenkins f/ Lowell Pye / Patiently Praising Byron Cage / Oh How Good It Is Tim Bowman, Jr. / Your Love Pastor Willie E. Kilpatrick Presents The Prince Of Peace Choir / Whatever It Is 6. Angie Pretlow / Even You 7. Isabel Davis / Wide As The Sky 8. JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise / Miracle Worker 9. The Tommies Reunion / Great Faith 10. Sounds of Blackness / Till I Found You 11. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / This Is A Move 12. Damita / Recovery 13. GI / So Good 14. Glendora Woodard / I'm So In Love With You 15. Darlene McCoy / Walk 16. Joshua Roger / I Need You 17. Maranda Curtis / I'm All In 18. Kirk Franklin / Just For Me 19. Latice Crawford / Amazing 20. TaMayya J / Number One 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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WMBM-AM 1490 13242 N.W. 7th Avenue North Miami, FL 33168 New Birth Broadcasting, Inc. (305) 769-1100 ex 222 Greg Cooper, PD & MD

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WQCN-FM 105.3 (The Choice) 141 East Belt Blvd Richmond, VA 23224 director: (804) 334-7222 office: (804) 638-3419 Min. Tiger Foote, Pres. Pastor Altony Foote, Sr., GM "All gospel / 24 hours" Live: www.choice1053.com or .org

- October 2019 1. Earnest Pugh / God Wants To Heal You 1. 2. Pastor Altony Foote, Sr. / Wind Beneath My Wings 2. 3. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 4. Anthony Brown / Blessings On Blessings 3. 5. Keirra Sheard / Don't Judge Me 4. 6. Jonathan Nelson / I Believe 7. Deshara Renee / Good All The Time 5. 8. Koryn Hawthorn / Bless Up 6. 9. Queen Naija / War Cry 7. 10. Tim Bowman / Your Love 8. 9. Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Blessings On Blessings 11. The Walls Group / And You Don't Stop 10. Kurt Carr / Bless Somebody Else (Dorothy's Song) 12. GI (God's Image) / I'm Ready 13. Tamika Patton / I Love To Praise 11. Bryan Popin / All Back 14. Luther Barnes / God's Grace 12. James Fortune f/ Deborah Carolina / I Am 15. Kelonte Gavin / No Ordinary Worship 13. Christina Bell / Going 16. John P. Kee / I Made It Out 14. Kathy Taylor / I Can't Thank Him Enough 17. Erica Campbell / All Of My Life 15. Zacardi Cortez / You Don't Know 18. Rob & Mesha Perkins / Your Hands 16. Bridgette Hurt / My Liberty 19. The Tommies Reunion / He Worked It Out 17. Lisa Knowles-Smith / Great Big God 18. Renee Spearman f/ H. Walker & H. Carter / I Love Him 20. Da Twins / Super Power 19. Maurette Brown Clark / I Want God 20. Anthony Evans / Fighting For Us (Gospel Highway 11) - October 2019 Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers / f/ Le'Andria Johnson / Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus) Tasha Cobbs Leonard / You Know My Name (Live At Passion City Church) Isabel Davis / Wide As The Sky Todd Dulaney f/ Nicole Harris / You're Doing It All Again (Live From Africa) Jonathan McReynolds / Make Room Koryn Hawthorne / Unstoppable Micah Lee / Don't Break John P. Kee f/ Zacardi Cortez / I Made It Out

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

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

2311 Old Arch Road, Norristown, PA 19401 610-272-7600 station or 215-370-2328 mobile Fred "The Morning Man" Blain, PD & AM drive Robyn "RadioRobyn" McCollum, MD & PM drive

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- October 2019 1. Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers / f/ Le'Andria Johnson / Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus) 2. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 3. Fresh Start Worship / Mention 4. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / You Know My Name 5. John P. Kee f/ Zacardi Cortez / I Made It Out 6. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / I'm Getting Ready 7. Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers / Goshen 8. Damon Little / Be Alright 9. Donnie McClurkin / Not Yet 10. Byron Cage / Oh How Good It Is 11. Ben Tankard / Still Here 12. Deitrick Haddon / Open Door Season 13. William Murphy / Settle Here 14. Tamela Mann / Through It All 15. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir / Psalm 34 16. Calvin Suggs / Wait On Him 17. Beloved St. John Evangelistic Church / I Can't Make It Without You 18. Erica Campbell & Warryn Campbell / All Of My Life 19. Kelonte Gavin / No Ordinary Worship 20. Donnie McClurkin / There Is A God October - December 2019

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- October 2019 John P. Kee / I Made It Out Donald Lawrence / This Is My Exodous 1. Legendary Lighthouse Gospel Singers / Have A Sounds Of Blackness / Til I Found You Little Talk With Jesus Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Blessings 2. The Gospel Legends / Standing Where Jesus Stood On Blessings 3. The True Believers / Turn It A Loose 4. Tim Woodson & The Heirs Of Harmony / Take Me Through 5. Maranda Curtis / I'm All In 5. Lil David & The Bells Of Joy / Shake The Dust 6. Kurt Carr / Bless Somebody Else (Dorothy's 6. The Dynamic Soul Stirrers / Shine On Me (Live) Song) 7. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Come Aboard 7. Adriann Lewis-Freeman / Prayer Changes 8. Blest By 4 / Starting All Over Things 9. The Williams Singers / Feel Like Traveling Home 8. Renee Spearman / I Love Him 10. Keith WB Johnson and Josh Myles / Believe In Yourself 9. Jonathan McReynods / Make Room 11. The Dynamic Holy Spiritualaires / I Call On Jesus 10. Micah Lee / Don't Break (featuring Rev. Teddy Cross) 11. Lisa Knowles Smith / Great Big God 12. Alma Brown & The A-One Gospel Singers / 12. Bryan Popin / All Back Praise Him (While You Have The Chance) 13. Isabel Davis / Wide As The Sky 13. Jermaine Hawkins & THS / Satisfied With Jesus 14. Sensational Wells Brothers / There's Not A Friend 14. Jekalyn Carr / I See Miracles 15. Zacardi Cortez / You Don't Know 15. Supreme 7 / Working For Jesus 16. VaShawn Mitchell / God Can Do Anything 16. The Sons of Faith / Thank You 17. Kathy Taylor / I Can't Thank Him Enough 17. D. Morton & Gifted / Provide 18. Bryan Andrew Wilson / This Time 18. The Gospel Prophets / Oh How I Love Jesus 19. Lamont Sanders / All That I Have (One God) 19. The New Joyful Sounds / Thank You Lord 20. Chip Bailey / Same God 20. The Bright Stars of GA / Take Your Burdens - September 2019 -

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Ray & Raymond Manning, hosts “24 Hour Internet Gospel Music & Ministry” Listen live: www.raymanningsingers.com - October 2019 1. Rev. Charles Jenkins & The Fellowship Choir / Do It For Me 2. Byron Cage / Good Anyhow 3. Hezekiah Walker / I Feel The Spirit 4. Richard Smallwood / Look Up And Live 5. Ami Rushes / Lifting Of The Hands 6. Ray Manning Singers / Lord We Praise You 7. L-Ma King / Holy Holy 8. Vickie Winans / Alive Alive 9. Damien Sneed / Magnify His Name 10. Voncile Belcher / Alright 11. Joe Pace / Let Everything That Hath Breath 12. Erica Campbell / Little More Jesus 13. The Legett Brothers / I Know He Lives 14. Yolanda Adams / Still I Rise 15. Elder Coldwire McLendon / Battle Is The Lord's 16. Derrick Milan & The Krew / Right Here In The Room 17. Isaac Carree / But God 18. Chudney Jemmerson / Now 19. Bishop Paul S. Morton / Keeping Me Alive 20. New Era (KC) / Stay In My Love

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: www.wfskfm.org - October 2019 1. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / You Know My Name 2. Burning Bush Mass Choir / Expect The Supernatural 3. PJ Morton f/ L. Johnson & Mary Mary / All In His Plan 4. Sidney Buckner & Youth & Unity / Superman 5. Renee Spearman f/ Hezekiah Walker / I Love Him 6. Deitrick Haddon / Open Door Season 7. Kurt Carr / Bless Somebody Else (Dorothy's Song) 8. Deborah Joy Winans / When I Rose 9. Charles Jenkins / Keep The Faith 10. Harold McCord & SAMC / I Want To Be Right 11. Kirk Franklin / Just For Me 12. Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers / Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus) 13. Volunteer State Mass Choir / Waiting On You 14. Torry Dulaney / Been Good 15. James Fortune / I Am 16. Lawrence Thomison / I Can Go To The Rock 17. Deitrick Haddon / Open Door Season 18. Zacardi Cortez / You Don't Know 19. DeWhitt Johnson / The BC&M Choir and JE 20. Min. Ceddy P & V2V / God Has Been Good

WNJR-RADIO.NET “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 Listen on WBJL at www.wbjlradio.com - October 2019 1. Lady Alma & The Rainmakers / Let It Fall 2. Shariffa Nyan f/ Dauntee Vellvett / Do It For Love 3. Jasper Street Company / Praying For You 4. Meesha / So Good 5. Leah Oduro-Kwarten / He Worked It Out 6. Sounds Of Blackness / Till I Find You 7. Kirk Franklin / Love Theory 8. Cardenia Monroe / Keep The Faith 9. Aaron K. Gray / Jesus 10. Anthony Brown / Blessings On Blessings 11. Kingsmen / I Made It 12. Gayla James / I'm Gonna Make You Dance 13. Kierra Sheard f/ Missy Elliott / Don't Judge Me 14. Dusty Marshall / Art Of The Enemy 15. Stephanie Sample / Don't Miss The Rapture 16. Diva Nation / None Of Your Business 17. BBIM Mass Choir / Expect The Supernatural 18. James Gardin / Groove 19. Plain James / Trap History 20. Marjane / I Choose You

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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 816-352-6601, 816-514-1307 or write to Ray Manning Singers Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 24556, Kansas City, MO 64131. Email: radio@raymanningsingers.com. They are currently celebrating over 42 years on the air at KPRT 1590-AM & 106.1-FM; 15 years on the Internet; and 47 years of ministry. Be sure to like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Just search for RMS or Ray Manning Singers. gospelusamagazine.com

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What Is An ISRC Code – And Why Do You Need It?

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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 played on the air or streamed anywhere. ISRCs are used globally by download sites and collecting societies for music tracking, royalty payments, rights administration and more. An ISRC is REQUIRED by most digital distribution outlets and download sites, such as Amazon, in order to sell your content online.

clients or customers. ISRC Managers, such as CDBaby.com, Amazon.com 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 or the ISBN number is to a book. To become a registrant or manager, visit www.usisrc.org.

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 www.usisrc.org. Second, the U.S. ISRC Agency has allocated Registrant Codes for ISRC Managers, which they can use to assign ISRCs on behalf of

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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).

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"Amazing" by 4G f/ Canton Jones & Terrence Raby (GrandMaster Entertainment) 402-603-2404

16. "I Am More Than A Conqueror" by Tonya Lewis Taylor (of Brooklyn, New York) (Ears Music Group) earsmg@gmail.com

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"Let Us Adore Him" by Angela "Missy" Billups (of New York) (E'mazin Entertainment) 845-459-3034

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

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

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

Debut )4.

"Abba Oh" by Kay Morris (of Ontario, Canada) (Kay Morris Music) 416-844-7038 (Canada) 5. "Don't Break" by Micah Lee (of Boynton Beach, Florida) (Darkchild Gospel / Micah Lee) 972-834-5936

19. "Some Trust" by Cheryl Boggs (of Dallas, Texas) (independent) 469-387-1804 Debut ) 20.

"Lord It's Me" by Mary Dailey (of Grand Rapids, Michigan) (Grantham World Media) 616-432-1071

6. "Lion Of Judah" by Beverly Crawford (of Gainesville, Florida) (JDI Records) jdirecords@hotmail.com 7. "It Is For Me" by The Miami Mass Choir (of Miami, Florida) MoJo Records) miamimasschoir@gmail.com

21. "I'm Next In Line" by Prez Blackmon (of Los Angeles, CA) f/ Nikki Potts (Prez Party Publishing) 323-309-7959 Debut ) 22.

"The Confederate Flag" by Bishop Curtis Brown & The New Bern Singing Browns (New Bern, NC) (Grantham World Media) 252-633-5222

Debut )8.

Debut ) 24.

Debut )10.

"Praise And Worship (Instrumental)" by Reggie Grantham (of Hampton, VA) (Grantham World Media) 757-751-3641

"Yes I Believe" by Joshua & One Accord (of Georgia) (independent) 229-474-8624

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

11. "Who Ya Working Fa" (Radio Mix) by James Jay Smith (of Riviera Beach, FL) (EndTyme Music Group) 770-895-1725

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

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

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

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

28 "Change My Heart" by Bill Moss, Jr. (of Detroit, Michigan) (Salathiel Records) 586-634-5639

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

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

15. "Take Me Through" by Tim Woodson & The Heirs of Harmony (of Lansing, MI) (Peacock Music Group) 616-953-0764

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

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

"Nobody Like Jesus" by Debra Snipes & The Angels (of Butler, Georgia) (J Platinum Records) 706-975-0722

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

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Introducing...

Carrie Boyette-Dancy CEO & Founder of Gospel Train Productions

Gospel Train Productions began in Washington, NC as a celebration of good gospel music. The purpose is to annually present Lifetime Achievement awards to local and nationally-known artists so that they can be recognized for their contributions to gospel. Our next event will be held June 20th, 2020. If you are interested in receiving a Lifetime Achievement award or know someone who is, contact us at 252-945-3251, 252320-3339 or 252-414-9070. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

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classifiedads... RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUR GROUP/YOURSELF Youth groups, gospel groups, churches and individuals across the USA who want to raise funds for a special project, or to just increase their own income can sell copies of Gospel USA at your church, to your friends or at other locations in your city. For information, call 305-234-8689.

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October 4th - 5th, 2019: The 5th Annual Tampa Bay Gospel Awards will be held at Central Tampa Baptist Church, 2923 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602. 6 pm. For the itinerary, nominees, tickets and more information, visit www.tampabaygospelawards.com. October 15th - 17th, 2019: Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International presents their Pastorial Resources and Organizational Plans for Equipping Leaders (PROPEL) Conference at the Atlanta Airport Marriott, 4711 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337. Guest speakers include Bishop Joseph W. Walker III (Presiding), Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Overseer Craig L. Oliver, Sr., Creflo Dollar, Wanda Parker, Mark Baker, Jamal Bryant and others. More details at www.fullgospelconference.org. October 17th - 19th, 2019: The 2019 South Florida Gospel Music Awards (SFGMA) will be held at the Broward County Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. The event features Gospel Jazz King Ben Tankard plus seminars, workshops, panel discussions, honoree award presentations, artist showcases, artist awards, vendors, meet & greet and more. For details and to register, visit www.sfgma.org. October 25th - 27th, 2019: The 2019 Spin Awards will be held at the Chaddick Theatre in the Atlanta, GA area. Hosted by Tony Gee, this event honors those who spin the Gospel message – including radio stations, announcers, hosts, podcasters and DJs. For a list of the 2019 nominees, tickets, sponsorship opportunities, host hotel and more, visit www.thespinawards.com. November 2nd, 2019: GrandMaster Entertainment presents the official 4G "Unqualified" Album Release Concert featuring Canton Jones, 4G, Free Life Boys, Terrence Raby and many others. To be held at Callaway Conference Center, 500 Callaway Parkway, Callaway (Panama City), FL 32404. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com or call 402-603-2404. November 9th - 16th, 2019: T.D. Jakes Ministries presents their 2019 Faith & Family Cruise to the Caribbean. For cabin availability, visit www.inspirationcruises.com/tdjakes. December 1st, 2019: The Gospel Legends will celebrate their 29th gospelusamagazine.com

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Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites

Anniversary at Broad River Electric Cooperative, 811 Hamrick Street, Gaffney, SC 29340. Guest groups include Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, The Canton Spirituals, Lil Roy & Revelation, The McDonald Sisters, The Swanee Quintet and many more. For more information and tickets, visit www.legends29anny.com. February 13th - 16th, 2020: The 2020 Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards will be held at the Marriott South at Hobby Airport Hotel, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017. Twenty-second Year Celebration. For voting schedules, inquiries, showcase ops, vendor ops, nominees (when available), itinerary and more, visit www.tgmeahouston.strikingly.com, send email correspondence to larrydavies48@gmail.com or call Pastor Larry Davies at 281-943-3573. March 2020: The 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be held at the Orleans Arena, 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103. SAGMA membership is being accepted now. For nominees, performers, tickets and more information as it becomes available, visit www.thestellarawards.com. April 1st, 2020: Gospel USA Magazine will release its next Gospel music compilation CD entitled, Artists Favorites, Volume 28. For information on how to have your original Gospel song included on this popular CD series and postal mailed to gospel industry personnel across the USA, call Cecil Brown at 305-234-8689. April 2020 TBA: The National Association of Gospel Promoters, Managers, Radio & TV Personalities presents their 22nd Annual Conference and Black-Tie Gala to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Atlanta Airport, 1031 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA. For registration, sponsorship opportunities and more information, call Minister Barbara McLaughlin, Founder, at 267-980-2079. May 23rd, 2020: Jay Williams presents The Gospel Hip Hop Awards 2020 (with Caribbean Gospel, Gospel Reggae, Spoken Word & more categories). To be held in Atlanta, GA. For nominating procedure, guest performers and more details as they become available – search for this event on Facebook, visit www.theJayWilliamsShow.com or call 678-538-8743.

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TELEVISION BROADCASTING OPPORTUNITY Glory To God TV (seen over the air on Charter/ Spectrum cable channel 181 in Georgia and parts of Alabama, as well as 24-hours online streaming) has great opportunities for TV exposure for your church, music ministry or business. For details, visit www.glorytogodtv.com.

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 www.raymanningsingers.com. 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 singvoncile@gmail.com, search for her on Facebook.com 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 www.weslradio.com. 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.

ADVERTISING DEADLINE The advertising deadline for our January March 2020 issue is Dec. 27th, 2019, if ad space is still available. The issue will be distributed nationally by direct giveaways at select popular events, by postal mail to our subscribers and to key gospel industry personnel across the USA (including radio programmers, TV & video show hosts, concert promoters, gospel award shows, conferences, record labels, artists and media) -- and globally 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 JJ HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE www.youthfulpraise.org LADY BEATRICE WARD & ANGELIC VOICES www.ladybeaangelicvoices.com LEE WILLIAMS and The Spiritual QC’s www.spiritualqcs.com THE SOUTHERN SONS of MEMPHIS www.southernsonsmemphis.com THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS www.blackberryrecords.com ARTISTS, soloists / female BILLUPS, ANGELA "MISSY"

PEOPLES, DOTTIE www.dottiepeoples.com WINANS, CECE www.cecewinans.com ARTISTS, soloists / male FRANKLIN, KIRK www.kirkfranklin.com GREENE, TRAVIS www.travisgreene.net HAMMOND, FRED www.realfredhammond.com HOLDER, MEL www.melholder.com JONES, CANTON www.cantonjones.net SAPP, MARVIN www.marvinsapp.com TANKARD, BEN www.bentankard.org

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CAESAR, SHIRLEY www.shirleycaesar.com CARR, JEKALYN www.myjekalyncarr.net COBBS-LEONARD, TASHA www.tashacobbs.org GRANDBERRY, SYLVIA www.sylviagrandberry.com

CALENDARS OF EVENTS GOSPELEVENTSONLINE.COM www.gospeleventsonline.com GOSPEL ANNOUNCER GUILDS MISSOURI GAG - GMWA www.missourigag.org

Here’s where to reach your favorite Gospel music industry sources via the Internet. To advertise your web site here and stay in front of key decision makers and fans, call 305-234-8689. NATIONAL GAG - GMWA www.gmwanational.net NORTH CAROLINA GAG - GMWA www.ncgag.com TEXAS GAG - GMWA www.texasgag.com VIRGINIA GAG - GMWA www.gmwavirginia.org INTERNET WEB ADVERTISING BLACK GOSPEL PROMO www.blackgospelpromo.com

ORGANIZATIONS THE RHYTHM OF GOSPEL AWARDS www.therhythmofgospelawards.com THE STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS www.thestellarawards.com THE TAMPA BAY GOSPEL AWARDS www.tampabaygospelawards.com THE TEXAS GOSPEL MUSIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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

RADIO STATIONS, Internet only California GodspelVibez/GodspelPrayzMyx96 (Compton/Carson)

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

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

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

"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 info@derektriplett.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.

"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. "The Mystery Of The Final Resurrection" by Robert L. Tatum, Jr.. If you have ever wondered about the END of DAYS, this book is a mustread! Writing this book has been one of the most challenging stages of my Christian walk. This book is going to change lives and challenge God's people to go deeper in the Word, and others who do not believe to be challenged by what they believe. If you are confused, afraid, or dismayed by the book of Revelation, you must read this book! The antichrist, the false prophet, the beast, the woman, 666 – all are revealed in this mystery. For pre-orders, interviews and more information, contact 903-422-9382 or send email to fullyarmouredministries8@gmail.com.

bookreleases Literature available from major and independent authors

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

Congratulations to

askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions

Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices

Dear Dr. Carl: My father, who is a veteran of the Korean war, is in terminal stages of cancer. He never cared about me. As I take care of him, I cannot help but think about the fact that he was never there for me, but now I have to clean him and feed him and give him the care that he never gave me. I am very angry. – Angry

The Group and Their Latest Album Wins 3 Rhythm of Gospel Awards for 2019

Dear Angry: Frankly, I do not have personal experience in providing care for someone who deprived me in early life. I can tell you however, that the Bible instructs us to honor our fathers and mothers. Consider that your dad might not have had the nurturing skills needed. He may have felt inadequate or less than courageous when it came to being a father. He might not have known HOW to be a parent. Jim Crow and segregation robbed many black men of a healthy self-concept that limited their confidence as fathers. Your dad might have experienced racism on his job, only to come home to a wife who did not treat him like the King that God made him to be. The most Godly solution for you is to forgive him for whatever deprivation you might feel. As long as you hold onto the resentment, you open a door that makes you feel entitled to sin. Further, your bitterness could spring up in your children. If you don’t have children of your own, it’s a good idea for you to mentor one or two children who might also be deprived of a significant male relationship. As you fill the void in their life, you could possibly fill the void in your own. May you find the healing that you need. – Dr. Carl

The legendary, anointed and appointed, national Gospel recording group, Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices, are still on the rise. In addition to being a headliner at the 2019 Rhythm of Gospel Awards held in July in Baton Rouge, LA – they also won three prestigious awards at that event. The awards are Traditional CD of the Year; Quartet CD of the Year; and Quartet Group of the Year. 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. Their latest album is entitled, Lord Help Me. The group is available for booking at anniversaries (pastors, choirs, groups, etc.), conferences, banquets, concerts and more (in or out of town). For more information, music purchases or radio service, contact Lady Bea at (832) 283-2087 or visit www.ladybeaangelicvoices.com.

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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." – John 3:16

Grantham World Media presents

3 Powerfully-Anointed New Releases:

Bishop Curtis Brown Michelle Flowers Mary Dailey "The Confederate Flag" "God's Got It 4 U" "It's Christmas Time Again" "I Will Praise You" 252-633-5222 616-272-9925 616-432-1071 Mary Dailey has Michelle FlowersBishop Curtis L o g w o o d i s a Brown is a gifted released several resident of Grand singer, songwriter successful gospel Rapids, MI. She has and producer as well projects – including opened for gospel as Sr. Pastor of her latest, "I Will greats such as The Highways & Hedges Stand." Mary is a Clark Sisters, James Revival Center in resident of Grand C l e v e l a n d , B e n New Bern, NC. He R a p i d s , M I a n d Tankard, Kim Burrell i s a v a i l a b l e f o r a v a i l a b l e f o r and others. Find her concerts and prea- c o n c e r t s a n d on Facebook and at ching engagements. interviews. Email C h e l l i e C h e l l e 9 8 Visit www.Bishop her at marydailey gospel@gmail.com. @yahoo.com. CurtisBrown.com.

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Hear it at track #5 on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD, Vol. 27

Just in time for the holidays!

It's Christmas Time Again by Brenda Gail Williams Hear it at track #7 on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD, Volume 27 You and your family will love this joyful new holiday song which is sure to become a classic. Share it with friends and co-workers and let it help transition them into the 2019 Christmas spirit. It's a must-have for radio stations! Purchase additional copies at CDbaby, Amazon, iTunes and other popular online stores. For more information about It's Christmas Time Again and other music by Brenda Gail Williams, you can search and find her on Facebook.com or call 754-246-9152. October - December 2019

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he Quartet Division of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) presented their 2019 Quartet Quest Competition during the GMWA's 2019 National Convention held July 14th - 21st at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Below are the 2019 winners. For info about this annual competition, visit www.gmwanational.net. Kendrick Evans & ReNew'd of Tallahassee, FL (1st place) Kendrick Evans & ReNew'd is a group of young people chasing after Gods heart. Their mission is to spread the Word through song about the goodness of the Lord with New Age Quartet. For booking, contact Ms. Linda Clemons at 850-322-2076. They can also be reached on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Angela Robinson & High Praise of Washington, DC (2nd place) Angela Robinson and High Praise was birthed out of Purity Pentecostal Deliverance Center Ministries under the covering of Dr. Frances L. Brown. They consist

of a mixture of talented people in AR&HP to include musicians, teachers of music, preachers and entrepreneurs. Their mission is to minister to and assist the community, the Kingdom of God, churches, outreach programs and more. A new project is planned for 2020. Contact them at 540-220-6671, 301-806-3156 and on Facebook. The Chosen Vessels of Cleveland, OH (3rd place) The Chosen Vessels were formed in 2000 and are well known for their crisp musicianship and the passionate energy they bring to the stage. The members are Faith "Faye" Hairston (manager and bookings), James Morries, Timothy Harris, Dwight Yancey, Doris Walker, Janelle Walker and Gary Williams. For contact, call 216-254-6014 or visit Facebook. Ladi Latreece of College Station, TX (soloist) Ladi Latreece is a singer, songwriter, Minister of Music, speaker and more. She has won several industry awards. Her latest singles are "Be Holy" and "Praise The Lord" (available at iTunes, Amazon, etc.). For radio copies and booking, contact Denise Ray, manager, at 979-571-1417 or Facebook.

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Kayentitled Morris "Abba Oh"

Abba Oh is track #4 on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD

Multi-Award Winning Rev. Dr. Kay Morris is available for Concerts, Conferences, Awards, Conventions, Festivals and more. Contact: www.kaymorrismusic.com, 416-844-7038 (Canada), Bookings@kaymorrismusic.com and Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.

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