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August / September 2012

Issue No. 76 / $3.50

A National, Bi-Monthly Gospel Music & News Magazine

Byron Cage The Prince of Praise Releases His New and Ninth CD, "Memoirs of A Worshipper" Story inside


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Rev. Jesse Jackson joins Rev. Al Sharpton in supporting President Obama's call for support behind gay marriage Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined Rev. Al Sharpton in supporting President Obama's call for support behind gay marriage. Jackson even went so far as to compare the gay marriage issue to the fight against slavery and laws that kept blacks from marrying whites. "This is a bold step in the right direction for equal protection under the law for all citizens," Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. Jackson then called for black preachers to address the issue with their congregations on Sunday. He mentioned that gays and lesbians are fighting for the country and teaching America's children. He even said that they are leading congregations within many black churches. He urged Americans to remember that gay marriage isn't taking rights from anyone else, but rather, opening the door for everyone to have the same opportunities.

"You may choose your mate, but you cannot deny someone else the right to choose their mate," Jackson said. "The law protects you from being abused. It doesn't threaten your lifestyle for someone else to have the right to exhibit their lifestyle," he later added. Al Sharpton's statements were in lockstep with those of Rev. Jackson. "I salute President Obama's statement today supporting same-sex marriage," the Rev. Al Sharpton said in a statement that went on to add: "This is not about mine or anyone's personal or religious views. It is about equal rights for all. We cannot be selective with civil rights. We must support civil rights for everybody or we don't support them for anyone." [This article was posted by James on 5/13/12 on the social web site, To read the article and its resulting comments, visit and search for Rev. Jesse Jackson. Gospel USA Magazine welcomes public points of view on this issue for publication in our next issue.]

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New York Pastor Responds to Obama Endorsement of Same Sex Marriage

I am deeply saddened to learn that under great pressure President Barack Obama, the first U.S. President of African-American descent, has now endorsed same sex marriage. True marriage is a union only between a man and a woman in the sight of God. Americans must now face the harsh, jagged-edged reality that the upcoming Presidential election will be between the first President to openly support same sex marriage and a Morman – a belief system which is not traditional Christianity. Some learned scholars declare that the Morman religion [founded by Joseph Smith in New York, USA in the late 1820s – and possessing their own Bible] is a cult. From a totally honest Judeo-Christian perspective, it would be an absolute sin before God to vote for either one of these candidates at this point. Therefore, we must pray for a major change before the next Presidential election. Pray for Obama and Romney, and push extremely hard for a major write-in campaign to support a solid candidate with traditional family values. Pastor Arthur L. Mackey, Jr., Senior Pastor Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cathedral Roosevelt, New York [Gospel USA Magazine welcomes public points of view on this issue for publication in our next issue.]


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Some Biblical Facts About The Return Of The Messiah (so that you won't be deceived)

By Cecil L. Brown, Gospel USA Magazine Publisher

Who is the Messiah (also called the Christ, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the Bridegroom and other names)? Matthew 16:13-16 says: [13] When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? [14] And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Eli'-jah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. [15] He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? [16] And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (KJ).

How will the Messiah return to Earth? Acts 1:11 (NIV) says: "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven." Matthew 24:27,30 says: [27] For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. [30] And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Revelation 1:7 says: Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Revelation 19:11-16 says: [11] And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. [12] His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. [13] And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. [14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. [15] And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. [16] And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (KJ).

How did the Messiah leave Earth? Acts 1:9-11 says: [9] And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. [10] And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; [11] Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (KJ). Before the Messiah left Earth, what did He say about the coming, false messiahs? Matthew 24:3-6, 23-26 says: [3] And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? [4] And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. [5] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. [6] And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. [23] Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. [24] For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. [25] Behold, I have told you before. [26] Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. (KJ).

What will be the end result of the Messiah's return to Earth? Revelation 11:15 says: And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. (KJ). 7

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Byron Cage The Prince of Praise Releases His New and Ninth CD... "Memoirs of A Worshipper"


yron Cage, who has become a household name in Gospel music after such top 10 worship anthems as The Presence Of The Lord and I Will Bless The Lord, is pouring his heart out in his new and ninth CD entitled, Memoirs of A Worshipper, available on the Verity Gospel Music Group label. Collaborating again with Aaron Lindsey, who produced Cage's 2009 release, Faithful To Believe, the 11-track CD, recorded at Chicago's Christ Universal Temple, showcases Cage's personal desire for a deeper relationship of worship with God.

taught it to the music department at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington, MD where Cage has served as Minister of Music for 15 years. The praise team started singing it at church and he says "we saw the power of the Lord come in to the service," he remembers. "So, when I started working on this album, I thought about it and said I want to put that on the CD."

"I kind of chronicle my journey in ministry and it shows people where I've been," Cage says of Memoirs of A Worshipper. "My last CD was recorded when the recession began, and the struggles people began to go through made me write a little different on that CD. It was the type of album to build up the faith of God's people. For this new CD, I collectively put songs together with Aaron Lindsey that I felt would be the next level of worship. What I really wanted to bring out on this CD was to share with everybody what I'm writing and what's in my memoirs. Although I'm still giving the message of faith and a message of hope, this is a stronger worship album."

Other highlights on Memoirs of A Worshipper include Gratitude, which sets the tone for the CD with the sound of a delicate piano underscoring a majestic praise ballad; The Latin-inspired Victory featuring Fred Hammond; Troubles Away, a fusion of '60s dance and a Caribbean carnival that instantly puts listeners into a festive mood; and Good Anyhow, a cover of Rudolph Stanfield & New Revelation's 1990 classic, He's Good Anyhow. "I've been a fan of Rudy's for many years," says Cage. "Choirs used to sing that and I said, 'I'm going to reach back and do that song... I put a new vamp on it and it was one of the highlights of the night." Cage was a featured performer on the McDonald's Gospel Tour, which began June 14th in Birmingham, AL and made stops in Jackson, MS; Dallas, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Detroit, Ml; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA and Fort Washington, MD. On July 8th, Cage made his Essence Music Festival debut and delivered a rousing set as part of the weekend's Gospel Tribute.

Fast becoming a new anthem, Great And Mighty is the first single off of the CD and it has already reached the top 10 at Gospel radio. Cage discovered Great And Mighty four years ago when a friend sent him a copy of it. He instantly liked it and

Byron Cage's Memoirs of A Worshipper is available in stores now. For more information, visit or You can also like his Facebook page at Cage. 9

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ix-time Stellar Award winner and GRAMMY® nominated recording artist VaShawn Mitchell will release his new project, Created 4 This, August 28, 2012. The new album was recorded live in his hometown of Harvey, IL. Created 4 This will also be released as a Deluxe Edition CD +DVD, which features 13 songs, three live performance videos and exclusive behind-the-scene footage. Sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, fans can also purchase the Limited Deluxe Edition which contains the CD + DVD plus a T-shirt. Additionally, fans can pre-order the new album at iTunes beginning August 7th. The first single, Turning Around For Me, enters at #13 on Billboard's Top Christian/Gospel Digital Songs chart. At Wal-Mart, the exclusive single contains a unique QR Code. By scanning the code using an Android or IPhone compatible device, fans are granted access to exclusive video streams and more. The acclaimed songwriter is best known for his mega hit song, Nobody Greater, from the Triumphant album. In 2011, Mitchell received 11 Stellar Award nominations – the most nominations received by an artist that year. Billboard magazine declared Nobody Greater the #1 Most Played Gospel Song of 2011. Mitchell also received VaShawn Mitchell two GRAMMY® and two GMA Dove Award nominations for both the album and single. He is scheduled to co-host Verizon's How Sweet The Sound event in Detroit (September 15) and Los Angeles (September 21). For more information, visit

spotlightgospel choir Nashville, Tennessee and produced by award-winning Percy Gray, Jr. and Jeral G r a y, S r. – X V L i v e continues the choir's tradition of foot-stompin', Jesuspraisin' Church music. Gospel fans of all genres are encouraged to pick up a copy of the CD or DVD (or buy a download) today! The hot radio single from the project is entitled You're An Awesome God. Jehovah, Healer, Deliverer, Messiah and Faithful are the words used to describe God in this infectious, easy-to-sing worship song. You're An Awesome God is the perfect Sunday morning choir song to get your congregation into a spirit of praise. The song is a great musical blend of choir harmonies, quick horns, lead guitar riffs, timely drum hits and a familiar, yet impressive lead vocal.

The Chicago Mass Choir


he year 2011 was a landmark year for the awardwinning Chicago Mass Choir with the launch of Chicago Mass Choir XV Live – their 15th recording and their first project to debut via a worldwide television special on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest faith-based broadcaster. Later in the year, the project was nominated for two Stellar Awards: Choir of the Year and Traditional Choir of the Year. Recorded live before an enthusiastic audience at Trinity Music City in

Chicago Mass Choir Presents XV-Live CD/DVD is available in stores and online. For more information, their history, catalog of music, performance itinerary and more, visit their web site at 11

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radiostation playlists WREJ-AM 1540 308 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 643-0990 ext 23 Randy Johnson, PD & 3 pm - 6 pm host ”24 hours / 10,000 watts / 2011 Crystal Mic Winner” Listen live:

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- August 2012 - July 2012 1. James Fortune & Fiya / Hold On 1. John P. Kee / Life And Favor 2. Tamala Mann / Take Me To The King 2. James Fortune & FIYA / Hold On 3. Bishop K.W. Brown Presents Earl Bynum and The 3. JJ Hairston / After This Mount Unity Choir / Bless The Name of The Lord WUFO-AM 1080 was Western New York's 4. Zacardi Cortez f/ John P. Kee / One More chance 4. Soul Tempo / Trust In God first radio station programming to the 5. Lonnie Hunter / Anyways 5. Deitrick Haddon presents Voice of Unity / No Betta African-American community. The station 6. Mary Mary / Go Get It 6. Maurette Brown Clark / Awesome God officially began broadcasting on 11/2/62 7. Byron Cage / Great And Mighty with famed Cleveland Disc Jockey Eddie 7. Chrystal Rucker / Your Deserve 8. Fred Hammond / I Feel Good O'Jay as the first personality on air broad8. Troy Sneed / Lay it Down casting with a "R&B" format. The station 9. Tim Rogers & The Fellas f/ John P. Kee / Turn 9. J Moss / Good And Bad 10. CD Porter / With One Sound was purchased in 1973 by the Sheridan It Around Broadcasting Corporation and is today still 11. Detrick Haddon f/ Faith Evans / No Betta 10. Lona Locke / Saved the only African-American owned radio 12. Marvin Sapp / My Testimony 11. J Kingdom (Michael J.T. Fisher) / Higher station in Western NY. Radio veteran Lee 13. Gayla James / Broken 12. Nyasia / Smile (Remix) Pettigrew is Program & Music Director. Lee 13. Christian Life Center Mass Choir / I Am Not Ashamed 14. Lexi Allen / Burn It All Down also hosts the Sunrise Express program 14. Georgia Mass / I Still Have A Praise Inside Of Me 15. Vickie Winans / Release It heard every M - F from 6 am - 9 am. 15. Marvin Sapp / I Win 16. Maurette Brown Clark / Awesome Today, the station plays Urban Contem16. Jimmy O / On My Knees 17. Shirley Murdock / Lord You Reign porary and Gospel hits – mixed with 18. Nicois Harris / Glorious community oriented talk and Soul Oldies on 17. Damita / Won't Turn Back 18. Tim Bowman, Jr. / Free the weekends. WUFO streams live on the 19. Shawn Bigby / Your Way Is Better Web. Listen at Write to 19. Jonathan Butler / I Stand On Your Word 20. Robert Person / Soul Sanctuary 20. Cheneta Jones / Be Like You Lee Pettigrew at

WMBM-AM 1490 13242 N.W. 7th Avenue North Miami, FL 33168 (305) 769-1100 Greg Cooper, PD / Operations Ass’t

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- July 2012 1. Andre Crouch / Let The Church Say Amen - August 2012 2. The Palmers & Rev. Norah Banks, Jr. / I Can't 1. Andrae Crouch f/ Marvin Winans / Let The Go Back Church Say Amen 3. The Marble City Singers / Can't Stop Now 2. Issac Carree / In The Middle 4. The Sounds Of Joshua CPC / Be Encouraged 3. William McDowell / I Won't Go Back 5. Cynthia Smith-Sneed / Don't Judge My Praise 4. Marvin Sapp / My Testimony 6. Debra Wilson / Look At Me Now 5. Elaine Norwood / I'll Say Yes 7. Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices / Sold Out 6. Pastor Charles Jenkins f/ Fellowship Chicago / Awesome 8. Mississippi Mass Choir / God Made Me 9. The Amber Singers / I Got To Run 7. 21:03 / Still Here 8. Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires / Yet Love 10. The Jackson Southernaires / God Is On My Side 9. Fred Hammond / I Feel Good 11. Martha & The Heavenly Sounds / In These 10. Kirk Franklin / I Smile Shoes 11. Zacardi Cortez f/ John P. Kee / One More Time 12. Robert Lee, Jr. & Friends / For The Record 12. Ernest Pugh / I Need Your Glory 13. Kadron Montgomery & Tara Brower / Celebrate 13. Jason Nelson / Shifting The Atmosphere 14. The Chicago Mass Choir / Mighty Good God 14. DeWayne Woods / God Can 15. The Mighty Clouds of Joy / I Made A Step 15. John P. Kee & New Life / Life & Favor 16. The Williams Brothers / When The Saints Go 16. Derek Smith / Call Him (Call On Jesus) Marching In 17. Angela Spivey / He Keeps His Promise 17. Charles & Gwen Sawyer / A Wonderful Change 18. JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise / After This 18. Latoya Liberty / I Got Jesus On My Mind 19. Whitney Houston / His Eye Is On The Sparrow 19. Shirlene Jackson / Wow 20. Deitrick Haddon / Well Done 20. The McDonald Sisters / Yes I Know The Man 14

moreplaylists WESL-AM 1490 P.O. Box 440009 St. Louis, MO 63144 (314) 436-7424 Terri Gold / PD & Host of "The GoldList" “24 hours / 5,000 watts” Listen live:

- August 2012 1. Kierra Sheard / You Are 2. Norman Hutchins / Things Are Gonna Get Better 3. Shirley Murdock / Dream 4. Andre Crouch f/ Marvin Winans / Let The Church Say Amen 5. James Hillian / Souls Tattoo 6. New Direction / God Is Worthy 7. Le Jeune Thompson / Let God Do It 8. Mississippi Mass f/ Mosie "Mama" Burkes / I Love To Praise Him 9. JJ Hairston / After This 10. Vicki Yohe / I'm At Peace 11. Kevin G / The Music Maker Constantly 12. Tim Rogers & The Fellas f/ John P. Kee / Turn It Around 13. Everett Drake / Amen Goes Right There 14. Pastor David Wright & Rev. Timothy Wright Mem. Choir / Our God Reigns 15. Zacardi Cortex f/ John P. Kee / One More Time 16. Take 6 / One 17. Le Andria Johnson / Jesus 18. Bryan Wilson / Expect You Now 19. BIG 7 / HATERZ 20. Donald Malloy / I Know What Prayer Can Do

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Ray & Raymond Manning, hosts “24 Hour Internet Gospel Music & Ministry” Listen live: - August 2012 1. Shirley Murdock / He Is The Rock 2. L-Ma King / Don't Miss Him This Time 3. Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD, Volume 11 (entire CD) 4. Karan / He Loves Me 5. Stephen Hurd / I've Got The Victory 6. Andrea Helms / Encourage Yourself 7. Ray Manning Singers / Lord We Praise You 8. Charles Jenkins & F.C. / Releasing My Faith 9. Rev. Lawrence Thomison / On The Battlefield 10. Donald Lawrence / Through The Fire 11. Rance Allen Group / Living For Jesus 12. Andrea Tribitt / Happy 13. Stefinia Stone Frierson / Won't Turn Back 14. Regina Belle / Higher 15. Marvin Sapp / Win 16. Tonya Baker / I Come To Praise 17. Wess Morgan / O Great One 18. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Save Me Now 19. Karen Washington & The N.S.S. / Talk to Jesus 20. Take 6 / What a Friend We Have In Jesus


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- August 2012 1. Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's / Living On The Lord Side 2. The Brothers In Christ / So Good 3. Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires / Yet Love 4. The Legendary Singing Stars / Feeling Good 5. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Let It Go 6. The Clark Brothers / Change In Me 7. A New Awakening / It's A Blessing 8. Jewell & Converted / Bless Me 9. Supreme 7 / Working For The Lord 10. The Soul Messengerz / Have Mercy On Me 11. Williams Brothers / When the Saints Go Marching In 12. Darrell McFadden & The Disciples / Long As I Got Jesus (That's Alright) 13. The Memphis Harmonizers / Getting Us Ready 14. The Eternal Light Singers / Power Lord 15. Paul Beasley & The Gospel Keynotes / Oh, The Blood 16. Roy & Revelation / Thank You 17. The New Pearly Gates of Suffolk Va. / Dependent On Jesus 18. The New Magnolia Jubilees / Don't Let Him Get Away 19. Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters / Help Is On The Way 20. Women Of Strength / Face To Face

- July 2012 1. Andrae Crouch f/ Marvin winans / Let The Church Say Amen 2. Marvin Sapp / Testimony 3. Dorinda Clark Cole / He Brought Me 4. Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubillaires / Yet Love 5. Regina Belle / Make An Example 6. Mary Mary / Go Get It 7. Fred Hammond / I Feel Good 8. Take 6 / One 9. Jason Nelson / Shifting The Atmosphere 10. Darrell Petties / One Shot 11. JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise / After This 12. Deitrick Haddon f/ Faith Evans / No Betta 13. Kirk Franklin / A God Like You 14. Deon Kipping / I Don't Look Like What I've 15. Preashea Hilliard / Oh How We Love You 16. James Fortune / Still Able 17. Andrea Helms / Yesterday 18. Dorothy Norwood / Just That Good 19. Kim Burrell / Sweeter 20. Cheneta Jones / I Worship You

WVOT-AM 1420 2860 Ward Blvd., Suite B Wilson, NC 27893 (252) 243-1420 Geri Kidd-Brown, PD / Pastor P & T Ellison, hosts

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- August 2012 1. Mary Mary / Go Get It - June 2012 2. Sensere / The Soul Of Future Worship / What If 1. Jessica Reedy / Put It On The Altar 3. Karen Clark Sheard / Crazy Praise 2. Andrae Crouch / Let The Church Say Amen 3. Bishop Herbert Williams & The Joyful Uplifters 4. Ben Tankard / Sunday Vibes 5. Marjane / Walking In Favor / What A Mighty God 6. Sean Hardin / I Better 4. Fred Hammond / I Feel Good 7. Kelly Lynn / Jesus, I Love You 5. Zacardi Cortez / One More Time 8. Erica Cumba / Live Out Loud 6. Marvin Sapp / My Testimony 7. James Fortune & FIYA / Still Able 9. Jason Nelson / Shifting The Atmosphere 8. Williams Brothers / Live At Hard Rock - Part 1 10. Newly Ordained / He Gives Joy 9. Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's / God's Groove 11. Alicia Prayze / Blows My Imagination 10. Rev. Timothy Wright Mem. Choir / God's Been So Good 12. Fred Hammond / Call On Him / My Love Is 11. Arkansas Mass Choir / Your Grace Real 12. Genita Pugh / Can't Live 13. His Devoted / Number One 13. LeAndria Johnson / Jesus 14. Tomeca / Crazy To Believe 14. Kierra Sheard / You Are 15. Kierra Sheard f/ James Fortune / Victory 15. J Moss & H Walker / The Prayer 16. Fynal Mixx / Laid It Down 16. Kim Burrell / Sweeter 17. Anthony Brown / Testimony 17. Forever Jones / Heaven 18. Derrick Starkes / Never Give Up 18. Jason Nelson / Shifting The Atmosphere 19. Brian C. Hines / Give God The Praise 19. Tim Rogers & The Fellas / Turn It Around 20. GI / Lead Us To Truth 20. 21:03 / Still Here

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spotlightradio promoter By T'Mil Curtis, GUSA's Nat'l Promotions Director


he 2012 Gospel Music Workshop of America National Convention was truly a wonderful event. One of the highlights was the Quartet Division's S a l u t e To Q u a r t e t Pioneers Banquet. At that event, Bro. Tyrone Porter, Sis. Faye Pointer and the amazing Quartet Division staff paid tribute to some of Gospel's living Quartet legends. The honorees included Rev. Andrew Cheairs & The ZaDella Curtis (foreground) and daughter T'Mil Songbirds, Dr. Bobby Jones, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee and Gospel USA Magazine's own Dr. ZaDella "MaMa" Curtis. MaMa Curtis is a well-known Gospel radio promoter, announcer, national lecturer and advocate for educating and empowering Quartet artists concerning the business side of the industry. This prestigious event was the latest to recognize her contributions to the Gospel music industry. We at Gospel USA Magazine are pleased to spotlight her and have her on our team. To contact her, send e-mail to August / September 2012


Gospel USA Magazine’s National

Top30 Independent Gospel Songs Chart

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). Doc McKenzie

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1. "Save Me Now" by Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites (of Lake City, South Carolina) (Ophir Entertainment) 843-536-0212

16. "Lord You Done Too Much" by Arnetta Yancey & New Beginning (of Warrenton, NC) (Tate Music Group) 405-779-5212

2. "Who Ya Working Fa?" by James Smith & NuBirth (of Riviera Beach, FL) (EndTyme Music Group) 561-853-8300

17. "He Loves Me" by Karan (of West Palm Beach, Florida) (K-Tel Productions) 561-900-8797

3. "Praise Him" by The McDonald Sisters (of Fayetteville, North Carolina) (Ra'Ola Music, Inc.) 910-366-7934

18. "I Give You Praise" by Peyton Bailey (of Morrow, Georgia) (Lamp Music) 770-960-6200

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19. "I Can't Go Back" (Radio mix) by The Palmers & Rev. Norah Banks, Jr. (of Springhill, LA) (F and A Production) 318-382-5096

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"How I Feel About You" by Russell Delegation f/ Lisa McClendon, B'Wellz, Mahogany Jones and Tia Pittman (NuBeginning Muzica) 1-877-626-6288

20. "You Can't Have It" by Yvonne Cobbs (of Pinole, California) (YCC Records) 510-912-2592

6. "Breathe" by Christina Benjamin (of Oak Park, Michigan) (Benjamin Entertainment Group) 248-812-9568

21. "So Amazing" by Kenny Andrews (of Spokane, Washington) (New Creation Records, Inc.) 509-869-6559

7. "Reignin' Ova Me" by Mary Wynn (of Oak Park, Michigan) (Gospetality Music) 313-605-3303

22. "Try Jesus" by Tallie Rogers (of Blytheville, Arkansas) (OverBoard Records) 936-222-4006

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

23. "Lord We Need You" by The Southern Sons of Memphis (of Memphis, Tennessee) (SOME Records) 901-795-1945

"That's What Jesus Did" by Endurance f/ Andre Tate of The Williams Brothers (SCCME Records) 713-540-1059

"That's Why I Call His Name" by Vetrea Slack Ruffin & The Ruffin Family (of Huntsville, AL) 423-668-9808

24. "Beautiful" by Kebra (of Menifee, California) (Mokeb Entertainment) 951-490-5003

10. "I've Been Changed" by William Calloway (of Miami, Florida) (independent) 305-799-9533

25. "Lost Soul, Don't Fold" by Radical (of Miami, Florida) (independent) 786-752-1051

11. "You're The One" by Aletta Henderson (of Oak Park, Michigan) (Benjamin Entertainment Group) 248-812-9568

26. "Number One" by His Devoted (of Lansing, Michigan) (eNsight Records, Inc.) 312-735-7498

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"Thanks For Your Grace" by Pastor Van D. Roberson (of Houston, Texas) (independent) 714-504-7393

27. "Let Me Lean On You" by The Exciting Hearts Of Joy (of Grenada, MS) (independent) 662-809-7826

"In The Midst Of A Storm" by Joe Russell (of Live Oak, Florida) (Joe Russell Music) 386-330-6727

28. "You Can't Be Happy Alone" by L-ma King (of Kissimmee, Florida) (Kingdome Records) 407-846-8256

14. "Jesus Is Alive" by Karen Washington & The New Singing Stars (of Bainbridge, GA) (Dream Reality Records) 229-220-0137

29. "God Is Love" by The Inspired Catholic Voices (of Pittsburg, California) (Five Point One Records) 925-698-2670

15. "Long To Know You" by Johnny Sanders (of Miami, Florida) (Blonja Entertainment Mgmt.) 305-454-6139

30. "Don't Faint" by Dr. Ruth Singletary f/ Elder Marlon Stokes & Victorious Praise (WEDC Records) 347-346-8365

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

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Award-winning Gospel recording artist, Karan, has launched her exciting new radio show. The show features news, interviews and the latest music by independent and major artists from across the USA. The show is currently heard on Synergy 1 Radio, WHBS 1400 AM (Rejoice Network affiliate in Moultrie, GA), the Ray Manning Singers Internet radio – and more coming soon. Visit for show dates and times. Music product wanted. To submit product or for more info, call 561-900-8797 or e-mail to You can also visit or search for her on facebook and twitter.

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Rev. Dr. Ruth Singletary Speaks Out On The Issue of Same Sex Marriage

believe that the Bible is God's Word. Although man physically wrote the Bible, the divine truths found therein were inspired by God. II Timothy 3:16 says, all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. If God had made Adam (a man) and told him to marry Steve (another man) – then I would believe in same sex marriage. But Genesis 2:21-25 says God took a rib from the man and made a woman, and brought her to the man. The man and his wife were both naked and not ashamed. Genesis 3:20 says Adam called the woman Eve [not Steve]. Everyone has the right to believe what they want to. Likewise, everyone has the right to go to heaven or hell, if they choose to oppose God. God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply. I don't see how Adam married to Steve can be fruitful and multiply! Don't be like the Biblical beast in Revelation 13:6... "And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven." I love all Presidents who love and believe in God. President Obama, if you serve God and keep Him first – He will bless your presidency, your legacy – AND OUR NATION. [This space was purchased by Rev. Dr. Ruth Singletary of Bronx, New York. To contact her, send e-mail to] August / September 2012


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August 18th, 2012: R.T. Productions presents the 52nd Anniversary Celebration of Joe Ligon & The Mighty Clouds of Joy. The event also features The Canton Spirituals, The Doc McKenzie Swanee Quintet, The Jackson Southernaires, The Sensational Nightingales, The Swan Silvertones, The Voices of Clouds and others. To be held at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 5120 Whitfield Chapel Road, Lanham, MD 20706. 4 pm. Tickets are $31 adv, $35 at door, $50 VIP. For more information, call 301-459-7372 or 240-640-6911.

PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Artists looking for airplay consideration should send music product to Terri Gold, PD, at WESL AM 1490 Praizze Digital Radio, 8049 Litzsinger Road, Saint Louis, MO 63144. Listen 24/7 at Telephone 314-436-7424. Chuck Spearman is GM.

August 30th - September 1st, 2012: WESL Praise 1490 AM and the St. Louis / East St. Louis Gospel Announcers Guild – GMWA presents Praizze In The Park at Six Flags in St. Louis, MO. The event features industry seminars, nightly showcases and much more. For details, visit or call Terri Gold or Chuck Spearman at 314-436-7424. September 8th & 9th, 2012: J Spivey Productions presents Gigantic Gospel Concert 2012 in Houston, TX (on the 8th) and Dallas, TX (on the 9th). The event features appearances by Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's, The Canton Spirituals and more of the nation's hottest gospel quartets. For the list of performers, ticket locations and more, call 1-877-291-1918 or visit www.face and search for J Spivey Productions. September 14th - 15th, 2012: The Virginia Gospel Announcers Guild – GMWA presents their 10th Anniversary Celebration at Worship and Praise Church, 3006 East LaBurnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223. For more details, visit or call Ed Stephens, state President, at 804-347-0747. September 16th - October 14th, 2012: Live Nation Entertainment presents The King's Men Concert Tour – featuring Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and Israel Houghton. The tour will stop in numerous major cities across the nation. For the current itinerary and ticket location information, visit October 1st, 2012: Gospel USA Magazine will release its latest semi-annual Gospel music compilation CD entitled, Artist Favorites, Volume 13. For information on how to have your original Gospel song included on this popular, nationally-distributed CD series, call Cecil Brown at 305-234-8689.

Gospel USA Magazine's The Canton Spirituals compilation CD vol. 13 November 2012: The 2012 South Florida Gospel Music Awards will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida. For registration details and opportunities as they become available, visit or call Peppi Hendrix, founder, at 561-853-8300.

November 10th, 2012: The 53rd Ministerial Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Ruth Singletary will be held at New Covenant Holiness Church, 1805 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY. Guest groups include The Jackson Southernaires, The Blind Boys of MS and others. Visit or call 347-346-8365. November 22nd - 24th, 2012: The Texas Gospel Announcers Guild - GMWA presents their 23rd Anniversary Celebration at the Double Tree Hotel, 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75244. For more details and to download forms for registration, performance, vendor spaces and more, visit February 14th - 16th, 2013: The Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship Conference 2013 will be held at Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA – Bishop Paul S. Morton, Pastor. The theme: "Perfected For The Promise." For details, visit or call Dr. Teresa Hairston, President, at 770-866-2427. May 14th - 18th, 2013: The North Carolina Gospel Announcers Guild - GMWA presents their 2013 Convention in Durham, North Carolina. For more information as it becomes available, visit June 14th - 16th, 2013 (Father's Day weekend): Gospel USA Magazine presents its 5th Annual Gospel Fellowship Retreat 2013 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. For more info as it becomes available, visit or call 305-234-8689. July 20th - 26th, 2013: The 2013 National Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America will be held at the Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information as it becomes available, visit

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PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED K-Tel Productions invites all Gospel labels and independent Gospel artists to submit your latest Gospel music release for free airplay consideration on their hot, new, syndicated radio show called, Karan's House Of Music. The show currently airs every Saturday at 4 pm CST on and other stations. For more info, call Isaiah Clark at 561-900-8797 . PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Ray Manning Singers Internet radio station has prime program slots available. The popular station is also requesting product service from all Gospel labels and artists. Call Ray or Raymond Manning at 816-255-2473 for submission details. Listen 24/7 at PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Veteran radio host and local gospel promoter Vincent Morton is seeking independent and major gospel groups and artists to interview and play their music on his radio show, The Vincent Morton Gospel Hour. The show airs weekdays 5 am - 8 am ET (and more) on WAIF 88.3 FM. Listen live at Call him at 513 662-6210 (home) or 513-961-8900 (station) then send your music product to Vincent Morton, WAIF 88.3 FM, 3574 Rock Acres Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45211. PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Evangelist Stephana High aka Lady DJ wants your music. If you want to be heard within a 200 mile radius, her program airs every Sunday night 6 pm - 10 pm CST. Listen live at Call her at 254-366-1469 (cell) then send your music to KNES-FM 99.1, attn: Lady DJ, 627 West Commerce, Fairfield, TX 75840. Calendar and Classified ad rates: $45 for up to 40 words. Additional words are 20cents each. A word is 2-12 characters. To place your calendar of events or classified ad in the next issue, call 305-234-8689.

ADVERTISING DEADLINE The advertising deadline for our Oct / Nov 2012 issue is Sep 28th, 2012 - if ad space is still available. That issue will contain a full-length Gospel music CD and will be distributed nationally to key radio stations, industry personnel, all of our subscribers and more. 305-234-8689. August / September 2012




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Dear Dr. Carl: My brother has been paying his tithes to me because I am a widow. Do widows have to pay tithes? I did not see anything in the Bible that says they do. – Reader



Dear Reader: It is my personal opinion, based on Scripture, that everyone should pay tithes. This is based on Malachi 3:9 which says “ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.” No doubt, there were widows in the nation who found themselves cursed because they did not honor God with their tithe. Now regarding your brother giving his tithe to you because you are a widow, Malachi 3:10 says, “Bring ye ALL the tithes into the storehouse that there may be meat in MINE house… saith the Lord of hosts.” Tithes are to be paid to the house of God. It is fine for your brother to provide you with an offering, but you should not receive his tithe. His tithe belongs to God. I suggest that he also pay a tithe to his church, and that you pay a tithe to your own church on the money he gives you each month. – Dr. Carl [To read more of Dr. Carl's answers, visit]

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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 "Overcoming Crisis" by Myles Munroe. You can thrive in crisis! The current prolonged season of war and worldwide economic crisis has created countless personal crisis. Unemployment, foreclosures, threats and fears loom – and Christians are not exempt. Myles Munroe teaches how to overcome any crisis by applying the sure wisdom and the time-tested principles of the Kingdom of God – with special attention to God's original command to be fruitful and take dominion over the earth's resources. ISBN: 978-0768430523. $15.99.

bookreleases Literature available from major and independent authors Attention authors: To have your recently released or soon-tobe released book listed here, call us at 305-234-8689 for rates. "My Life At The World Trade Center" by Sharon D. Smith. Sharon Smith is a retired Human Resources Representative, living in the city of her birth, New York City. She holds BA and MA degrees from Lehman College and New York University. During the 1980s through September 11, 2001, she worked at the World Trade Center for the Port Authority of NY and NJ. Reading her story, people will learn about life at the World Trade Center, and how vital the World Trade Center was to the region. She also tells of her ordeals and rescues from BOTH attacks – in 1993 and 2001. Order from or For bookings, write to

"Mom, I Love Spaghetti" by Gary W. Fort. In Mom, I Love Spaghetti, author Gary W. Fort provides a mirror to the experiences of childhood. Looking at the world from a child's point of view, this book provides poems about dreams, fear of the dark, bedtime, playing baseball, the new baby, eating pizza and popcorn, and not seeing the value of cleaning up one's room. It is a funny and heartfelt collection of poetry that children will identify with and parents will delight in. Available at ISBN: 978-160911-562-3. $24. For interviews: "Supernatural Intervention In My Life" by Carolyn Moore. Throughout life, most of us have heard about supernatural events both visible and invisible. We have become fascinated with the unexplainable. Even the Bible speaks of the spirit world. Every day, people across the world experience the supernatural and they are not aware of what is happening to them. We need to become sensitive to the supernatural in order to benefit from its power. In her book, Carolyn Moore shares her story with millions across the world in hopes that she can enlighten those who wonder why. For more information, orders and booking – call 615-390-8430 or send e-mail to

"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.

"Women Moving In The Right Direction - Navigating Your Way To Success" by Dr. Diane Clark. In this age of technology, there are many options to find travel directions – GPS, cell phone, Google, MapQuest, etc.. But, at some point, you may find that technology is imperfect. It is impossible to navigate your way to the destination that God has planned for you without the right directions! This book illustrates how women can navigate their way to success using simple, yet effective techniques. Dr. Clark's practical insight walks you through God's Word. ISBN: 978-0-9715548-5-6. Order at

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Pimp, Pastor, Pulpit And Prostitute by Bishop WH Dawkins, Jr. This book speaks about leaders pimping and prostituting the Body of Christ, leaving faithful givers and supporters hopeless, broke, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and sometimes physically. God has given Bishop WH Dawkins, Jr. a mandate to expose many of the schemes and tricks the enemy has used to bamboozle the people of God and minister a word of healing, deliverance and wholeness. This book has been written to let those know that have experienced being taken advantage of by leaders that we trust and the list of these types of devistations go on and on. – Dr. Inga Johnson.

Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices of Houston, Texas has released their latest album entitled, "Gospel Experience." The album features 12 hot tracks of traditional and praise & worship songs – plus a Gospel Zydeco remix featuring J Paul, Jr. & Nubreedz. Key tracks include "Running For Jesus" (both mixes), "One Blessing," "Jesus Is My Everything," "Sold Out" and others. All of the group's music is available directly from the group members or at For more details, radio service, booking and retail copies – contact Lady Bea at 832-283-2087, or visit Hear "Sold Out" on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD Vol. 12, track #15.

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"In The Midst Of A Storm" Joe Russell's sensational new single, "In The Midst Of A Storm," is now available. This timely, inspirational song showcases the artist's great vocal ability and superb song writing talent. The music quality and production on this single is world-class. Listen today and be blessed.

Check out Arnetta Yancey & New Beginning, formerly of Warrenton, NC – on their inspiring new CD, God Will Not Fail. The praise-filled songs on this CD will take you back to church. The group recently won Arnetta and McDonald Yancey the award for Gospel Group of the Year and was runner-up for Best CD / Project of the Year at the 2012 Texas GME Awards. Purchase online at,, or For radio copies, booking or postal mail orders, call McDonald Yancey at 405-779-5212 or visit

Joe Russell grew up in Miami, Florida. He is a 2011 Florida Gospel Announcers Guild Artist of the Year nominee as well as a 2010 IMA Award nominee. To sample all of Joe's music and purchase downloads or physical copies, visit For radio copies of his music and bookings, contact him at 386-330-6727 or

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The Quartet Division of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) presented their 2012 Quartet Quest Competition on July 8th - 11th, 2012. The event was held during the GMWA's 2012 National Convention held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Here is an introduction to the top three 2012 Quartet Quest winners.

eventreview By Sharlene Grant, GUSA's Washington, DC Correspondent

G-5 & The Gospel Boyz (1st place winners) It was the vision of the late Paul Garrett to form a young men and young ladies Gospel group in Pulaski, TN. Paul had a love for music and wanted to share the talents G-5 & The Gospel Boyz of young Gospel singers from this area. From his vision, G-5 & The Gospel Boyz were formed. The Overseer of the group is Apostle/Bishop Stanley R. Garrett, who is the Pastor of Temple of Praise Church in Pulaski, TN. They love to sing and uplift the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The members are from different churches in their area. They have been singing as a group for approximately one year. Most of them have been singing and playing various instruments since they were very young. The youngest member and lead singer of the group is Akira (KeKe) Ray. He is only 12 years old, but he has a powerful, anointed voice and is very humble in the Lord.

opportunities He has blessed them with thus far. For more information and booking, contact Louise Clack at 931-292-3226 or 931-638-3945. Yo u c a n a l s o v i s i t t h e m a t Righteous (2nd place winners) With a burning desire to use their gifts for God, Righteous was organized in 2005 at the Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR, where Bishop Kenneth L. Robinson, Sr. is the pastor. This group has been blessed to share their ministry from churches to big arenas. Their mission is clear: to be humble and to serve the Lord with all their hearts. Righteous is known for their compelling lyrics, heart-felt emotions, smooth blending vocals and the energy which they share with their audience. The members are Roosevelt Harris, Bobby Racy, Jr., Eric Wilson and Rodney Evans, Jr. Righteous. They have shared the stage with groups such as Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's, Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, Tim Rogers & The Fellas, just to name a few. The group also took home the 1st Runner-up title in the 2012 GMWA Quartet Quest competition. Through the group's singing ministry, many have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. After hearing and receiving the message from these young men of God, you will not be the same. For booking, contact Dec. Bobby Racy, Sr. at 501-5412536 or Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church at 501-490-0843.

They have been blessed to perform with various Quartet singers from around the US. Those artists include: Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s, The Canton Spirituals, Tim Rogers & The Fellas, George Dean & The Gospel Four, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, The Marable Twins, The Pilgrim Jubilees and many more. On February 5, 2011, they appeared on the Bobby Jones Gospel Show in Nashville, TN which aired on the Word Network. On August 7, 2011, they participated in the Allstate Gospel Fest Battle of the Bands D i v a s c o n t e s t i n Redemption Indianapolis, IN. featuring Paul Out of 16 groups Smith (3rd place from all over the winners) country, they were st D i v a s awarded 1 place, Redemption Grand Regional Divas Redemption featuring Paul Smith featuring Paul Champions! In Smith is a Newark, NJ Gospel group that uniquely blends traditional July 2012, the Gospel, today's R&B and jazz styles. Veteran performer Paul group participated Smith holds center stage on various songs, while the "Divas" – i n t h e G M WA Faye Chapman, Keshia Clark and Paul's sister, Jeanie Brower – Quartet Quest seamlessly weave in and out of lead vocal and background roles. competition held in Originally an all-female group known as Redemption, the members Nashville, TN. added the distinctive prefix "Divas" (Divinely Inspired Victoriously Again, they were Appointed), recruited Paul and signed with indie label Jay St. awarded 1st prize. Records in 2009. The group's debut CD is entitled, I Finally Made The group gives It. The anointed, nine-track project is now available. For more God all of the information, product service and booking – call Jeanie Brower at praises and honor Righteous for the various 201-207-1914. Visit them at August / September 2012 23

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