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January - March 2022 / Issue 120
On the cover... Grantham World Media Presents The "Jesus Is Love" Tour 2022 – Coming to Select Cities Nationally and Internationally ... Page 9
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PUBLISHER'S MESSAGE ... 7 COVER STORY ... 9 SPOTLIGHTS ... 10 - 11 FOR YOUR INFORMATION ... 13 NEXT ISSUE DEADLINE ... 19 WEB SITE DIRECTORY ... 20
STAFF Cecil L. Brown / Publisher and Editor S. Bernard Mitchell / Junior Editor Reggie Grantham / Special Assignment Reporter Johnny Sanders / Nat'l Public Relations Dir. Clifford Brown / Advertising Director Emanuel V. Brown / Art Director
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 2022 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.
GEORGIA Albany / Paulette Thornton Atlanta / Wayne Brown Atlanta / Chanta Rose
MISSOURI Kansas City / Ray Manning Saint Louis / Chuck Spearman Saint Louis / Evan. Mary Tillman
SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia / Wayne Brown TENNESSEE Memphis / Bob Holloway
ALABAMA Birmingham / Wayne Preston Huntsville / Min. Gerry Grant Madison / Lee Parker
NEW JERSEY ILLINOIS Chicago / Zadella "Mama" Curtis Trenton / Barbara McLaughlin TEXAS East Saint Louis / Terri Gold Dallas / Carlton McConnell NEW YORK Houston / Sharon Baldwin CALIFORNIA Bronx / Johnny Jones LOUISIANA Markham / Bish. Fred A. Jones Oakland / Leila Bellow & Leona Oakes Lake Charles / Larry Robinson Rochester / Golden Lewis San Diego / Adrienne Greene New Orleans / Darnetta Mahaffy VIRGINIA Shreveport / Rev. Arthur Wilson NORTH CAROLINA Hampton / Reggie Grantham CONNECTICUT Newport News / Keith Roberts Charlotte / Edee Walker New Haven / Ernest E. Richard Richmond / Randy Johnson MARYLAND Durham / Bobby Parker Baltimore / Gail Timmons Fayetteville / Rev. Arvetra Jones DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL Greensboro / DJ Ronnie Ron Washington / Ms Vee Bahamas MICHIGAN Freeport / Derek Stubbs OHIO Detroit / Undra Hill Nassau / Orlando Miller (Landlord) FLORIDA Cincinnati / Vincent Morton Lansing / Jackie Day England / Mike Ward Jacksonville / Al Taylor Cleveland / Ivan Willis Flint / Rev. Willie White Jamaica / Jermaine Gordon Miami / Johnny Sanders Canada / Bunny Bernard Orlando / Cora Miles Jefferson PENNSYLVANIA MISSISSIPPI ...and others nationally Tampa / Sylvia Clinch Jackson / Rev. Joe Washington Philadelphia / Preston Brown and internationally!
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Correction: Our previous issue stated that The World Famous Soul Stirrers®® were Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. We correct that statement by reporting that to date, all of the members of the original Soul Stirrers have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame except member Leroy "Hamburger" King. In 2020, King was contacted by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and is currently being considered as a future inductee.
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publisher'smessage The Third Anniversary of
Cecil Brown Day in Miami, Florida By Cecil L. Brown, Gospel USA Magazine Publisher
n February 10th, 2019, a proclamation was issued and was officially recorded in the history books of Miami-Dade County, Florida (population 2.76 million). What was that historic proclamation? "Cecil Brown Day" was officially declared by the Mayor and County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida! (See the document at right). Miami-Dade County includes the worldrenown cities of Miami, Miami Beach (home of South Beach), Miami Gardens (home of Hard Rock Stadium and the 2020 Super Bowl), and more than 12 other cities. So why would the leaders of this global destination choose to honor its citizen Cecil Brown? The document at right says: 'exemplary achievements made by individuals, organizations and initiatives symbolize the characteristics which make Miami-Dade County a thriving metropolis.' On Thursday, February 10th, 2022, the Third Anniversary of Cecil Brown Day will be celebrated. But the big question many of you are still asking is this: "What are we supposed to DO on Cecil Brown Day?" Well, here still are my suggestions: Each year, everybody everywhere in the world is supposed to take that day off from work and everyone everywhere in the world is supposed to buy ME an expensive gift! (I'm just playin'). (Or am I?) (Cashapp: $gusacb1). I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for this and the many additional honors and awards I have been blessed to receive. For your consideration, a large number of those honors and awards are listed on our website. Visit www.gospelusamagazine.com. gospelusamagazine.com
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January - March 2022