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he next edition of Gospel USA Magazine's popular compilation CD series entitled, "Artist Favorites," will be included with our April May 2014 issue. All Gospel artists, groups, choirs, rappers, etc. are invited to have your favorite original Gospel song(s) included on this semi-annual, nationally-distributed CD series. New, previously released or unreleased Gospel songs (all genres) are accepted. The price to place a song on this eagerlyanticipated compilation CD begins at only $350.

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Don't miss out! Gain national exposure for your music ministry by being featured on this unique CD series. Each CD lists the name of each song, the name of each artist, and their contact info. A copy of the CD and the magazine will be sent to select Gospel radio programmers nationwide – as well as to select distributors, retailers, concert promoters, producers, record label owners, national radio & television personalities, and all of our subscribers. This CD will also be sent to select Nielsen BDS Gospel radio stations across the country. Tracking is optional. Limited slots are available – and they are already going fast. For more details and to reserve a slot, call Cecil L. Brown (Publisher) at 305-234-8689 or visit www.gospelusamagazine.com.


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arvin Sapp's new holiday album, "Christmas Card," (RCA Inspiration), is now available at retail and at online stores. The first single from the album is entitled, "Home For Christmas" and it features R&B crooner, Joe. "Home For Christmas" is reminiscent of classic contemporary holiday songs by Donny Hathaway or The Whispers. The Christmas Card album offers a unique blend of contemporary music and traditional holiday standards, including a special reunion between Marvin Sapp and the Gospel super-group, Commissioned (Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Williams and Marcus Cole) for the tracks, "What Child Is This?'' and "Honor The King." The album also includes the tracks "Christmas Card," "Feels Real Good," "Holy," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Dance," "Love At Christmas," "MaKaila's Shout Out," "Thank You," "Don't Get It Twisted" and "Joseph's Song." Marvin Sapp is well remembered for his mega-selling "Never Would Have Made It," which held down the #1 slot at Gospel radio for almost a full year; topped the Urban AC chart (the first to do so since Yolanda Adams' "Open My Heart"); was a top selling ringtone and ring back; and propelled his album, "Thirsty," to the top of the Gospel charts for 27 weeks. Visit www.marvinsapp.com.

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rammyŽ Award-winning Gospel superstar, songwriter and producer Donald Lawrence has created another illuminating song of spiritual reflection with the new release of "Best For Last" as the second radio single from his #1 20th anniversary album, 20 Year Celebration Volume I: Best For Last (QuietWater Entertainment / Entertainment One Music). Following his #1 hit single "The Gift" topping Billboard's Gospel Songs chart, Lawrence has penned and co-produced "Best For Last" in a lively collaboration. Produced by Percy Bady and Donald Lawrence, "Best For Last" brings together Yolanda Adams and the TriCity Singers, enveloping listeners with brilliant vocals and a lasting message. Comprising a total of 15 tracks, Best For Last has garnered acclaim and become another must-have by fans – debuting at #1 on Billboard's Gospel Albums Chart upon its release and spending a total of three consecutive weeks at #1. Best For Last showcases the signature musical and ministry talents that have made Lawrence such a driving force and sought-after collaborator in the music industry for the past 20 years. The messages on Best For Last uplift and deliver an impactful journey of faith, empowerment, and reverence. For more information, visit www.donaldlawrence.com.

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arvin, BeBe and Carvin Winans – also known as 3 Winans Brothers (3WB) – made their historic debut in October 2013 at the 50th Anniversary March on Washington in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. The brothers also premiered their extraordinary new single, "If God Be For Us," which will be featured on their upcoming album, "Foreign Land," slated for release in early 2014. Penned by BeBe Winans, "If God Be For Us" is available now on iTunes, Amazon.com and others. Long praised for his remarkable gifts as vocalist, songwriter, producer, and performer, BeBe has achieved unprecedented success as both solo artist as well as alongside sister CeCe in the renowned duo, BeBe & CeCe Winans. At the same time, older brothers Carvin and Marvin earned comparable applause as two-thirds of The Winans, acclaimed for their groundbreaking combination of traditional gospel with modern urban sound and style. Over their illustrious careers, all three brothers have been feted with innumerable awards and honors, each one a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winner for a cumulative 18 GRAMMYs between them. Now, as 3WB, Three Winans Brothers, these remarkable artists come together as a trio for the first time ever, blending their countless gifts into an astonishing and powerful new vehicle for contemporary inspirational music. For more information, visit www.3winansbrothers.com. gospelusamagazine.com

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The official nominees for the 29th Annual Stellar Awards

Here is a listing of the official Stellar Gospel Music Award nominees for 2013 2014. The event will be held January 18th, 2014 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201. For the 2014 hosts, performers and more information, visit www.thestellarawards.com. (1) Artist Of The Year Tamela Mann / Best Days * Bishop Paul S. Morton / Best Days Yet * VaShawn Mitchell / Created4This * Hezekiah Walker / Every Praise * Jonathan Nelson / Finish Strong * Shirley Caesar / Good God * Tasha Cobbs / Grace * LeCrae / Gravity * Tye Tribbett / Greater Than * Fred Hammond / Here In Our Praise * Dottie Peoples / I Got This – Live * Israel and New Breed / Jesus At The Center * Lexi / Phenomenal * Deitrick Haddon / R.E.D. (Restoring Everything Damaged) * Isaac Carree / Reset * J Moss / V4: The Other Side of Victory

(5) Group/Duo Of The Year The Rance Allen Group / Amazing Grace * Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Anthony Brown & group therAPy * Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers / Bless This House * The Wardlaw Brothers / God's Been There * Israel and New Breed / Jesus At The Center * John P. Kee and New Life / Life & Favor * Fred Hammond & United Tenors / United Tenors Hammond Roberson Wilson

(6) New Artist Of The Year Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Anthony Brown & group therAPy * Tasha Cobbs / Grace * Jekalyn Carr / Greater Is Coming * Andy Mineo / Heroes For Sale * Alexis (2) Song Of The Year Spight / L.O.L. (Living Out Loud) * Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Testimony * Bishop Paul S. Morton / Your Jonathan McReynolds / Life Music * Hart Ramsey & the NCC Family Choir / Next Best Days Yet * Deitrick Haddon / Have Now! * KB / Weight & Glory * Joshua Your Way * Dottie Peoples / I Got This * Fred Hammond / Here In Our Praise * Hart Rogers / Well Done Ramsey & the NCC Family Choir / God's (7) CD Of The Year Up To Something Good * Hezekiah Walker Troy Sneed / All Is Well * Anthony Brown & / Every Praise * Isaac Carree / Clean This group therAPy / Anthony Brown & group House * Israel & New Breed / It's Not Over therAPy * Hezekiah Walker / Azusa: The (When God Is In It) * J Moss / Good & Bad Next Generation * Tamela Mann / Best * Jekalyn Carr / Greater Is Coming * John Days * Bishop Paul S. Morton / Best Days P. Kee and New Life / Life and Favor * Yet * Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers / Jonathan McReynolds / I Love You * Bless This House * VaShawn Mitchell / Jonathan Nelson / Finish Strong * Kurt Created4This * Jonathan Nelson / Finish Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers / I've Seen Strong * Shirley Caesar / Good God * Him Do It * Lexi / Abide * Shirley Caesar / Tasha Cobbs / Grace * Lecrae / Gravity * God Will Make a Way * Tamela Mann / Tye Tribbett / Greater Than * Israel and Take Me To The King * Tasha Cobbs / New Breed / Jesus At The Center * John P. Break Every Chain * The Wardlaw Kee and New Life / Life & Favor * Deitrick Brothers / Right Now Lord * Tye Tribbett / If Haddon / R.E.D. (Restoring Everything He Did It Before…Same God * VaShawn Damaged) * Isaac Carree / Reset * Twinkie Mitchell / Turning Around for Me * William Clark / Twinkie Clark Live & Unplugged * Murphy / You Reign * Zacardi Cortez / 1 Fred Hammond & United Tenors On 1 Hammond Roberson Wilson / United Tenors Hammond Roberson Wilson * J (3) Male Vocalist Of The Year Troy Sneed / All Is Well * Bishop Paul S. Moss / V4: The Other Side of Victory Morton / Best Days Yet * VaShawn Mitchell / Created4This * Jonathan Nelson / Finish Strong * William Murphy / God Chaser * Tye Tribbett / Greater Than * Israel Houghton / Jesus At The Center * Zacardi Cortez / Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI * Deitrick Haddon / R.E.D. (Restoring Everything Damaged) * Isaac Carree / Reset * J Moss / V4: The Other Side of Victory

(8) Choir Of The Year Hezekiah Walker / Azusa: The Next Generation * Earl Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir / Bishop K.W. Brown Presents Earl Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir * Rev. Milton Biggham & The Georgia Mass Choir / I Still Have A Praise * Hart Ramsey & the NCC Family Choir / Next Now! * The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Ministry of Worship / One Sound * The Greater Allen Cathedral / Rev. Floyd (4) Female Vocalist Of The Year Flakes Presents The Worship Experience * Tamela Mann / Best Days * Shirley Caesar Sean Tillery & Changed / Sean Tillery & / Good God * Tasha Cobbs / Grace * Dottie Changed: The Live Experience * Shekinah Peoples / I Got This Live * Monica Lisa Glory Ministry / Surrender Stevenson / Live in Atlanta * Lexi / Phenomenal * Twinkie Clark / Twinkie (9) Producer Of The Year Justin Savage / Anthony Brown & group Clark Live & Unplugged * Renee therAPy * Jerry Q. Parries, James Spearman / Whoa To Wow! Robinson, Donald Lawrence, PJ Morton,

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and Greg Peterca / Best Days Yet * Dottie (13) Traditional Male Vocalist Of The Year Peoples / I Got This Live * Fred Hammond Rance Allen / Amazing Grace * Bishop Paul S. Morton / Best Days Yet * William & Derek "DC" Clark / United Tenors Murphy / God Chaser * Rev. Milton Hammond Roberson Wilson * Aaron Lindsay (for Arden Media) & Hart Ramsey / Biggham / I Still Have A Praise * Richard "Mr. Clean" White / I'm Glad * John P. Kee Next Now! * Donald Lawrence for QW Publishing / Azusa: The Next Generation * / Life & Favor Isaac Carree & Ronnie Jackson / Reset * Israel Houghton & Aaron Lindsey / Jesus (14) Contemporary Female Vocalist Of The Year At The Center * PAJAM, Paul pda Allen & J Damita / Anticipation * Vicki Yohe / Free Moss / V4: The Other Side of Victory * Worshipper * Tasha Cobbs / Grace * Alexis John P. Kee, Victor Boulware, & Regi Spight / L.O.L. (Living Out Loud) * Lexi / Miner / Life and Favor * Jonathan Nelson, Phenomenal * Lisa Page Brooks / Ready * Kenneth Shelton, Bishop J. Drew Sheard & Amber Bullock / So In Love * Le'Andria Karen Clark Sheard / Finish Strong * Kurt Johnson / The Experience Carr for Kurt Carr Productions / Bless This House * Rev. Milton Biggham & D. Titus (15) Traditional Female Vocalist Of The Year Robertson / I Still Have A Praise * James Tamela Mann / Best Days * Shirley Caesar Robinson, Kurt Carr (for Kurt Carr / Good God * Jekalyn Carr / Greater Is Productions) & James Fortune (for Coming * Dottie Peoples / I Got This Live * FIYAWorld Music / Good God * Myron Monica Lisa Stevenson / Live in Atlanta * Butler & Kirk Franklin / Best Days * Martin Twinkie Clark / Twinkie Clark Live & Luther Wardlaw, Cedric Thompson, Unplugged * Renee Spearman / Whoa To Antonio Neal / God's Been There * Troy Wow! Sneed / All Is Well * Tye Tribbett & Brandon Jones / Greater Than * VaShawn (16) Contemporary CD Of The Year Mitchell, Calvin Rodgers & Phillip Feaster / Troy Sneed / All Is Well * Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Anthony Brown & group Created4This therAPy * VaShawn Mitchell / (10) Contemporary Group/Duo Of The Year Created4This * Jonathan Nelson / Finish Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Anthony Strong * The Wardlaw Brothers / God's Brown & group therAPy * The Wardlaw Been There * Tasha Cobbs / Grace * Tye Brothers / God's Been There * Israel and Tribbett / Greater Than * Israel and New New Breed / Jesus At The Center * Vincent Breed / Jesus At The Center * Alexis Tharpe & Kenosis / Live in Memphis * Fred Spight / L.O.L. (Living Out Loud) * Hammond & United Tenors Hammond Jonathan McReynolds / Life Music * Roberson Wilson / United Tenors Deitrick Haddon / R.E.D. (Restoring Hammond Roberson Wilson Everything Damaged) * Isaac Carree / (11) Traditional Group/Duo Of The Year Reset * Amber Bullock / So In Love * Fred The Rance Allen Group / Amazing Grace * Hammond / United Tenors Hammond Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers / Bless Roberson Wilson * J Moss / V4: The Other This House * John P. Kee and New Life / Side of Victory Life & Favor * The Gospel Legends / (17) Traditional CD Of The Year Pieces Of Life Hezekiah Walker / Azusa: The Next (12) Contemporary Male Vocalist Generation * Tamela Mann / Best Days * Of The Year Bishop Paul S. Morton / Best Days Yet * Troy Sneed / All is Well * Anthony Brown / Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers / Bless Anthony Brown & group therAPy * This House * Shirley Caesar / Good God * VaShawn Mitchell / Created4This * Jekalyn Carr / Greater Is Coming * Rev. Desmond Pringle / Fidelity * Jonathan Milton Biggham / I Still Have A Praise * Nelson / Finish Strong * Tye Tribbett / Richard "Mr. Clean" White / I'm Glad * Greater Than * Israel Houghton / Jesus At John P. Kee and New Life / Life & Favor * The Center * Zacardi Cortez / Kerry Monica Lisa Stevenson / Live in Atlanta * Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI * The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Jonathan McReynolds / Life Music * Ministry of Worship / One Sound * The Deitrick Haddon / R.E.D. (Restoring Greater Allen Cathedral / Rev. Floyd Everything Damaged) * Isaac Carree / Flakes Presents The Worship Experience * Reset * Fred Hammond / United Tenors Hammond Roberson Wilson * J Moss / V4: Sean Tillery & Changed / Sean Tillery & Changed: The Live Experience * Twinkie The Other Side of Victory Clark / Twinkie Clark Live & Unplugged

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(18) Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance Of The Year Zacardi Cortez / 1 On 1 * Lexi / Abide * Damita / Anticipation * Desmond Pringle / Can't Even Imagine * Isaac Carree / Clean This House * Stephen Lee / Coming Home * J Moss / God's Got It * J Moss / Good & Bad * Deitrick Haddon / Have Your Way * Fred Hammond / Here In Our Praise * Jonathan Butler / I know He Cares * Jonathan McReynolds / I Love You * Tye Tribbett / If He Did It Before…Same God * Chaka Khan featuring Lecrae / It's Not Over * Israel & New Breed / It's Not Over (When God Is In It) * Troy Sneed / Lay It Down * Amber Bullock / Lord You've Been So Good * Alexis Spight / Steady * Ben Tankard / Sunday Vibes * Tamela Mann / Take Me To The King * Lecrae / Tell The World ft. Mali Music * Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Testimony * VaShawn Mitchell / Turning Around For Me

Jones / Kingdom Business Part 4 * Twinkie Chicago, IL / Sonya Blakey * Heaven 97 Clark / Twinkie Clark Live & Unplugged * KHVN 970 AM / Dallas/Fort Worth, TX / Various Artists / WOW Gospel 2013 Carmina Barnett * WPZR-FM - Praise 102.7 / Detroit, MI / Randi Myles and (23) Rap Hip Hop Gospel CD Of The Armando Rivera * WMBM - AM 1490 / Year Miami - Fort Lauderdale, FL / Gregory Thi'sl / Free From The Trap * Lecrae / Gravity * Andy Mineo / Heroes For Sale * Cooper * WLIB - AM 1190 / New York, NY / Skip Dillard * WPPZ - Praise 103.9 / Derek Minor / Minorville * Sho Baraka / Talented 10th * Bizzle / The Good Fight * Philadelphia, PA / Kyle Glover W.L.A.K. / W.L.A.K. * KB / Weight & Glory Large Market Radio Station Of The Year (24) Childrens Project Of The Year Pure-N-Heart / Alphaeus Anderson Presents The Best of Pure-N-Heart Kids & Teens 10 Years & Introducing Pure * Jekalyn Carr / Greater Is Coming * KSE Sunshine Band / KSE Sunshine Band * Nyasia / Shooting Star EP

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Heaven 600 - WCAO 600 AM / Baltimore, MD / Lee Michaels * WCCD / Cleveland, OH / Drs. Darrell & Belinda Scott * WFLT / Flint, MI / Sammy Jordan * WPZM-LP Praize 107.5 / Gainesville, FL / Dr. Shirley Watts * WJNJ AM 1320 / Jacksonville, FL / Jonathan McClellan * 95.7 FM Hallelujah WHAL / Memphis, TN / Eileen Collier * Jazzy 88 - WFSK / Nashville, TN / Xuam Lawson * WENO 760AM - The Gospel / Nashville, TN / Lady Shaunte' Garrett * KATZ - AM 1600 / St. Louis, MO / Andre Carson * WFMI / Virginia Beach, VA / Mike Chandler

www.gmap1.com / Pastor Kevin Strawder * HGS Radio / www.hourofgospelswagger.com / Okey Nwaneri * I Am Radio / www.i-amradio.com / Beatrice "Sistah Peaches" Haywood * I Am Gospel Radio / www.iamgospelradio.org / Ken Smith * Joy Gospel Radio / www.joygospelradio.com / Jarvis M. Smith * KDayLive.com / www.kdaylive.com / Jacquelin "Jacki" Holliday * Look Up Radio / www.lookupradio.com / Eugene & Fatima Burke * Synergy 1 Radio / www.loudcity.com/stations/gospelsynergy1 radio / Andr'e L. Carter * Gospel Sounds Radio Network / www.mygsrn.org / Elder Gary D. Johnson * WPLS-DB Planet Saved / www.planetsaved.net / Jameth McKinney * New Praise Radio / www.praiseradio1.webs.com / Jerry R. Silvers * Premier Gospel / www.premiergospel.org.uk / Uzoma Isichei * Rejoice America Radio / www.rejoiceamericaradio.org / Brother Reggie Richardson * FreeDem Radio / www.rfreedemradio.com / Demetrius Tolefree * TCM Radio Station / www.tcmradiostation.com / Nakia Rounsaville-Hunt * Prayzefest Gospel Network / www.thepgnetwork.org / Teresa Jordan * U Gospel / www.ugospel.com / Khalif Townes * WAJM 102.4 / www.wajm1024.com / Wendy Dorsey * WBGR Online / www.wbgronline.com / James "Kelly Fox" Davis * Faith Broadcasting LLC / www.wfbcradio.com / Timothy Hartman * WRKG Radio / www.wrkgradio.com / Alex Felton * Xcelradio.com / xcelradio.com / Timothy Clinton * Yes Lord Radio / yeslordradio.com / Elder Howard C. Young III & Rodrick J. Warren

(25) Recorded Music Packaging Of The Year (graphic artist / artist / CD) Melanie Scott Q Creative Designs / Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Anthony Brown & group therAPy * Melanie Scott Q (19) Music Video Of The Year (producer / artist / title) Creative Designs / Damita / Anticipation * Brand X Media / Anthony Brown & group Denise Trotman / Deitrick Haddon / R.E.D. therAPy / Testimony * Bahiyjaui Allen / (Restoring Everything Damaged) * Bernard Deitrick Haddon / Have Your Way * Russell Miller / Dottie Peoples / I Got This Live * Medium Market Radio Station Of The Year Hall / Israel and New Breed / Jesus At The Kelvin, Benita Chappell, Bellamy / Earl (station & frequency / city / representative) Center * PAJAM / J Moss / God's Got It * Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir / Bishop (population 500,000 to 1,000,000) Kyle Dettman / Lecrae / Tell The World ft. K.W. Brown Presents Earl Bynum & The WXOK-AM 1460 - (Heaven 1460 AM) / Mali Music * Central City Productions, Inc. Mount Unity Choir * Denise Trotman / Fred Baton Rouge, LA / J'Michael Francois * Inspiration 1050 - WGRI / Cincinnati, OH / / Tamela Mann / Take Me To The King * Hammond & United Tenors Hammond Carl Behanan * KPZK - FM 102.5 / Little Marquis Bell / The Wardlaw Brothers / Roberson Wilson / United Tenors Rock, AR / Billy St. James * WLLV 1240 / Somewhere Listening * Bobby Yan / Hammond Roberson Wilson * Syntax Louisville, KY / Brodric Purvis * WLOU VaShawn Mitchell / Turning Around For Me Creative / Isaac Carree / Reset * Thom Hoyman / Israel and New Breed / Jesus At 1350 / Louisville, KY / Brodric Purvis * (20) Traditional Choir Of The Year KMVP / Phoenix, AR / Louis Bland * The The Center * PAJAM / J Moss / V4: The Hezekiah Walker / Azusa: The Next Light 103.9 - WNNL / Raleigh, NC / Jerry Other Side of Victory * Q Creative Designs Generation * Bishop Jerry Maynard Presents The Cathedral of Praise Choir / Invictus Designs / Javen / Worship In The Smith Now: Live * Raj Naik / Jonathan Butler / Bishop Jerry Maynard Presents The Small Market Radio Station Of The Year Grace And Mercy * Paul Grosso / Jonathan (station & frequency / city / representative) Cathedral of Praise Choir * Rev. Milton (population under 500,000) Biggham & The Georgia Mass Choir / I Still McReynolds / Life Music * Tanner Gary / Victory & Praise Network / Atlanta, GA / Have A Praise * John P. Kee and New Life Jonathan Nelson / Finish Strong * Jordan Dexter Washington * WAAW Shout 94.7 Butcher / KB / Weight & Glory * Denise / Life & Favor * The Full Gospel Baptist FM / Augusta, GA / Ruben L. Freeman * Trotman / Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Church Fellowship Ministry of Worship / WFMV FM - Gospel 95.3 / Columbia, SC / One Sound * The Greater Allen Cathedral / Singers / Bless This House * Invisible Tony Green * WEAM-FM - Praise 100.7 / Rev. Floyd Flakes Presents The Worship Creature, Inc. & Zack Arias / Lecrae / Gravity * Sean Marlowe / Shirley Caesar / Columbus, GA / Michael Soul * WDJL-AM / Experience * Sean Tillery & Changed / Huntsville, AL / Antonio Acklin * 1480 – Quartet Of The Year Category – Good God * Patrick Dopson / Tamela Sean Tillery & Changed: The Live WBBP / Memphis, TN / Tracy Morgan * Mann / Best Days * Daniel Dykes / The Experience * Shekinah Glory Ministry / Wardlaw Brothers / God's Been There * BJ WGOK - Gospel 900 / Mobile, AL / Felicia Darrell Luster / A Mighty Big God * The Surrender Allbritton * Power 104.3 - WBYW / Panama Mighty Gospel Warriors / A Warriors Shores / Tye Tribbett / Greater Than * City, FL / Jay Green * WIMG - 1300 AM / Journey Continue * The Mighty Clouds of (21) Contemporary Choir Of The Year Derek Blanks / VaShawn Mitchell / Earl Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir / Trenton, NJ / Ed Long * WXTN-AM 1000 / Joy / All That I Am, Chapter 1 * Annie and Created4This Bishop K.W. Brown Presents Earl Bynum Yazoo City, MS / Dr. Isaac Lindsey The Caldwells / Answer Me * Doc & The Mount Unity Choir * Dexter Walker & (26) Praise And Worship CD Of The Year McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Blessed * The Internet Radio Station Of The Year Tamela Mann / Best Days * VaShawn Zion Movement / Greater Than Before * Mitchell / Created4This * Desmond Pringle (station / URL / representative) Mighty Aires / Can't Give Up Now * The Hart Ramsey & the NCC Family Choir / Consciousness Radio / Next Now! * Larry Callahan & Selected of / Fidelity * Jonathan Nelson / Finish Strong consciousinternetradio.org / Felicia Wardlaw Brothers / God's Been There * * Vicki Yohe / Free Worshipper * William God / The Evolution II The Flint Cavaliers / Havin Church * Win Campbell * Gospel Impact Radio / Murphy / God Chaser * Tasha Cobbs / gospelimpactradio.com / Shawn Manuel * Thompkins & The Stompers / I May Be (22) Special Event CD Of The Year Grace * Jonathan Butler / Grace And The Rance Allen Group / Amazing Grace * Mercy * Tye Tribbett / Greater Than * Israel Joy97.com / Joy97.com / George Daigle * Hoppin * The New Joyful Sounds / Live in IKJZ - K 107FM / k107fmjamz.com / Hezekiah Walker / Azusa: The Next Millbrook, AL * The Brooklyn Allstars / Live and New Breed / Jesus At The Center * Vonroy Gee * Generation * Bishop Jerry Maynard in Richmond, VA * The Fantastic Shekinah Glory Ministry / Surrender Motivationstvmediaonline.com / Presents The Cathedral of Praise Choir / Violinaires ft. 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- October 2013 1. Greater Allen Cathedral / Greater 2. Donnie McClurkin / I Am Amazed 3. Michael Bethany / Favor 4. Michelle Williams / If We Had Your Eyes 5. Kevin Terry & Predestined / Didn't I Tell You 6. Veronica f/ John P. Kee / Expecting Great Things 7. Pastor Riva Tims presents Majestic Praise / Incredible God 8. Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Faith f/ Carolyn Wright / Must Jesus 9. Micah Stampley / Our God 10. Norman Hutchins / Hosanna 11. United Tenors / Unshakeable 12. Bryan Popin / I Can Make It 13. Daruis Paulk / This I Give 14. Trey Howard / Mountains 15. Alvin Darling / Zion (Medley) 16. Marvin Sapp / I Belong To You 17. Kurt Carr / We've Gotta Put Jesus Back 18. Men of God's Heart / I'm Standing 19. Anastasia / Nothing Compares 20. Half Mile Home & Lejuene Thompson / Paid

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Roanoke, VA 24017 (540) 344-9869 (305) 769-1100 Greg Cooper, PD / Operations Ass’t Carter Garrett, PD/MD/a.m. host “24 hours / 5,000 watts” “6 a.m. - 12 mid / 7 days / 5,000 watts” - November 2013 1. Isaac Carree / Clean This House 2. Hezekiah Walker / Every Praise 3. Tasha Cobbs / Break Every Chain 4. Tamela Mann / Take Me To The King 5. Greater Allen Cathedral / Greater 6. Erica Campbell / A Little More Jesus 7. The Wardlaw Brothers / Right Now Lord 8. Donnie McClurklin / I Am Amazed 9. Donald Lawrence / The Gift 10. Donald Malloy / I Know What Prayer Can Do 11. Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy / Testimony 12. Dottie Peoples / I Got This 13. The Williams Brothers / Count It Victory 14. Three Winans Brothers (3WB) / If God Be For Us 15. Immeasurable / Change Me 16. Deitrick Haddon / Have Your Way 17. William Murphy / It's Working 18. Earl Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir / Bless The Name Of The Lord 19. The Canton Spirituals / Keep Knocking 20. Israel & New Breed / It's Not Over

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- November 2013 1. Hezekiah Walker / Every Praise 2. Michelle Williams / If We Had Your Eyes 3. Donnie McClurkin / I Am Amazed 4. William McDowell / Withholding Nothing 5. Tye Tribbett / If He Did It Before...Same God 6. Norman Hutchins / Hosanna 7. Deitrick Haddon / Have Your Way 8. Donald Lawrence & Co. / The Gift 9. Johnny Sanders / More 10. Tasha Cobbs / Break Every Chain 11. Williams Singers / Been Good 12. Joshua Rogers / So Good 13. Chanel / Believe 14. Micah Stampley / Our God 15. Tamela Mann / I Can Only Imagine 16. Three Winans Brothers (3WB) / If God Be For Us 17. Uncle Reece / Until I Pass Out 18. John P. Kee And New Life / Walking In Favor 19. Canton Jones / Fill Me Up Again 20. Jennifer Hudson f/ Forest Whitaker & Jacob Lattimore / Be Grateful

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Ray & Raymond Manning, hosts “24 Hour Internet Gospel Music & Ministry” Listen live: www.raymanningsingers.com - November 2013 1. Sanya McGuire / Everlasting Life 2. L-Ma King / We All Must Be Perfect 3. Alvin Darling & Celebration / Walking With Jesus 4. Ray Manning Singers / Lord We Praise You 5. The Flint Cavaliers / Havin Church 6. Michelle Stevenson / Change 7. Dottie Peoples / Back To The Old Church 8. Selah Avery / I Can Be Sure 9. Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD Volume 14 (Entire) / Various Artists 10. Sheri Jones-Moffett / Shine 11. Isaac Carree / Clean This House 12. Lonnie Hunter / Holy Holy Holy 13. The Sensational Wonders / Fly Away 14. Alma Whitney / He'll Fix It 15. Andrea Helms / Because Of Who You Are 16. Kerygman Community Choir / The Promise 17. Micah Stampley / Our God 18. Dr. Larry D. Reid / Better Than Ever 19. Shardach / What He's Done For Me 20. Stefania Stone Frierson / Tell Jesus

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GLORYLANDGOSPEL.COM P.O. Box 25567 Columbia, SC 29224 (803) 730-6295 “Online Gospel Quartet Website” Web: www.glorylandgospel.com - November 2013 1. Joe Ligon & The Mighty Clouds Of Joy / You Think You're Doing It On Your Own 2. Darrell Luster / A Mighty Big God 3. Swanee Quintet / He's Coming Back 4. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Let It Go 5. The Mighty Aires / God Is 6. Annie & The Caldwells / Get It Together 7. The Gospel Legends / House Call 8. Win Thompkins & The Stompers / I've Learned To Rest 9. The Williams Brothers and Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's / Count It Victory 10. Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires / Yet Love 11. The Blind Boys Of AL / I Shall Not Be Moved 12. Unique Authority / Work It Out 13. Supreme 7 / Working For The Lord 14. Carol & The New Anointed Stephens Singers / You Just Don't Know 15. The Sensational Harmonizers / Have You Any River To Cross 16. The Flint Cavaliers / Give Me Strength 17. The New Joyful Sounds / Every Now And Then 18. The Wardlaw Brothers / Right Now Lord 19. The Gospel 5 / Oh Lord I Thank You 20. Roy & Revelation / Thank You

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” “700 watts / located on the campus of Fisk University” Listen live: www.wfskfm.org

- November 2013 1. Marica Chisolm / Used 2. Bishop Jerry L. Maynard Presents Cathedral of Praise Choir / Orchestrate 3. Nancy Jackson Johnson / I'm Free 4. Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Praise / Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone 5. Dr. Larry D. Reid / Better Than Ever 6. Donald Malloy / I Know What Prayer Can Do 7. Gospel Blenders / We Use To Have A Good Time 8. Ziel / Redeemed 9. Deitrick Haddon / Have Your Way 10. The Canton Spirituals / Keep Knocking 11. Bobby Jones f/ Faith Evans / Rejoice With Me 12. Full Gospel Fellowship Choir / Big 13. Tye Tribbett / If He Did It Before 14. Merche / Pray 15. Isaac Carree / Clean This House 16. Carolyn Traylor / Good To Me 17. Kurt Carr & K.C. Singers / We Gotta Put Jesus Back 18. Chanel / Believe 19. Three Winans Brothers (3WB) / If God Be For Us 20. Donnie McClurkin / I Am Amazed 15

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Listen live: www.wnjr-radio.net - November 2013 1. Brent Jones / I Can Dance 2. The Walls Group / Perfect People 3. Darren Deac Edwards / Christian Walk (He Can Work It Out) 4. Chanel / Believe 5. Deitrick Haddon / Victory 6. Carl Brister / I'm Still Here 7. Andre Byrd / Can't Get Enough 8. Latice Crawford / There 9. Restine Jackson / Created To Praise 10. Donald Malloy / I Know What Prayer Can Do 11. Jon Plair / I Gotta Do Better 12. Jahaziel / Maxi Priest / They Don't Know 13. Joshua McClain / Happy Day 14. Terence Clayton / Nobody Like Our God 15. Shanna Billue / Pleasing To You 16. Hammond, Jones, Petrucci / Come On 17. Mambazi Singers / God Bless Africa 18. The Williams Singers / Been Good 19. Michelle Williams / If We Had Your Eyes 20. Amy Rushes / King Of Glory

WZZA-AM 1410 1570 Woodmont Drive, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 (256) 381-1862 Darryl Luster, Gospel GMD / Tonyia Carter, GPD “Part-time Gospel / 500 watts" Web site: www.wzzaradio.com Send mp3 music to gospel@wzzaradio.com - November 2013 1. Supreme 7 / The Old Time Way 2. Dorothy Norwood / We've Come A Long Way 3. The Wells Brothers / Call on Jesus 4. Candi Staton / I Will Sing My Praise 5. Kelly and Kelly / How Great Thou Art 6. The Gospel Crusaders / Pressin On 7. Alexis Spight / Steady 8. Tasha Cobbs / Break Every Chain 9. Renee Spearman / Great God 10. DeWayne Malone / Perfect Man 11. Jekalyn Carr / Greater Is Coming 12. Kurt Carr / Let Everything That Has Breath 13. The Rance Allen Group / Dreams 14. Benjamin Cone, III / Take Me Back 15. Earnest Pugh / I Believe You Most 16. United Tenors / In This Place 17. Deitrick Haddon / Have Your Way 18. Hezekiah Walker / Every Praise 19. Temple Of Deliverance Choir / Everybody Praise 20. Pastor Charles Jenkins / I Will Live December 2013 - January 2014


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he Canton Spirituals has returned to the Malaco Music Group family and is marking their return with the release of the new, full-length album, "Keep Knocking." (Available in stores and online December 3, 2013). The debut single and title track, "Keep Knocking," continues The Canton Spirituals signature sound with its foot-stomping, bass-thumping, kneeslapping, down-home infectious groove. The Canton Spirituals has a unique sound like no other Quartet Gospel group. With their smooth but powerful harmonies, this quartet pioneered an urban sound that mixed R&B style with Traditional Gospel imported from Mississippi. Founded in the mid 1940's and now led by Harvey Watkins, Jr. – the group's recording career is highly decorated with two Grammy® nominations, nine Stellar Awards nominations, four Dove nominations, Soul Train Awards nominations and Gold records. Produced by award-winning songwriter / producer Stan Jones – who was also the producer of The Canton Spirituals successful previous release, "Driven" (on RCA Inspiration) – "Keep Knocking" promises to be their most successful release to date. The video received over 6,000 views in its 1st week on Youtube.com. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=EknbouVhsrY. For booking or more info, send email to exclesis@bellsouth.net.

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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). Erica Washington

December 2013 - January 2014

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"Invisible Imperfections" by Erica Washington (of Atlanta, Georgia) (Righteous Vibe Records) 951-262-2775 ext. 3

16. "Clay Lips" by Mary Morrow f/ HGS (of Monroe, Connecticut) (Magic People Music) 973-493-9624

2. "I'm Free" by Sandra Hawkins (of Killeen, Texas) (Jesus Christ 1st Records) 254-368-5263

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

3. "Ain't God Good" by Endurance (of Houston, Texas) (SCCME Records) 281-216-3528

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

4. "Saints Rejoicing" by The Inspired Catholic Voices (of Pittsburg, California) (Five Point One Records) 510-276-0276

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

5. "Won't Be Like This Always" by Prez Blackmon (of Los Angeles, California) (Prez Party Publishing) 323-309-7959

20. "Almighty God" by Russell Delegation f/ LeCresia Campbell (of Delaware) (NuBeginning Muzica) 1-877-626-6288

6. "More" by Johnny Sanders (of Miami, Florida) (Blonja Entertainment Mgmt.) 305-454-6139

21. "Those Without" by Bernard (of Palmdale, California) (Cross Town Music West) 1-888-229-1598

Debut )7.

22. "Psalm 103" by Vickie Favors (of Dallas, Texas) (independent) 469-337-5313

Debut )8.

"Noel" by Daphney Hilton (of Lithonia, Georgia) (HilChyld Music) 404-697-5670

23. "Handwriting On The Wall" by Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors (of Wilmington, DE) (independent) 302-762-3249

9. "Grace" (Sermonette) by Pastor Van D. Roberson (of Houston, Texas) (independent) 714-504-7393

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

"Shout" by Landa (of Kissimmee, Florida) (Landa K Music) 863-242-0297

"Christmas Drum-Apella" by Prez Blackmon (of Los Angeles, California) (Prez Party Publishing) 323-309-7959

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

11. "Nobody Knows" by Elder Melvin Taylor and The Prodigal Sunz (of Cincinnati, Ohio) (independent) 513-251-3410

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

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

27. "I Ain't Worried (IAW)" by Mischeal Goldsmith & S.O.U.L.O.U.T. (Winston-Salem, NC) (Beech Street Records) 904-742-5791

Karan 'The New Voice of the South' (host) and QLGee (co-host)

13. "Look What The Lord's Done For Me" by Gregory King (of Maricopa, Arizona) (independent) 520-705-4531

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

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14. "Power Down" by Dr. Ruth Singletary f/ Elder Marlon Stokes (of Bronx, New York) (WEDC Records) 347-346-8365

29. "Togetherness" by Derrick Pearson & New Covenant (of Washington, DC) (IAM Music) 301-758-0300

15. "Everyday" by Daphney Hilton (of Lithonia, Georgia) (HilChyld Music) 404-697-5670

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

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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. gospelusamagazine.com 17

K-Tel Productions presents the exciting new Gospel radio show...

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 www.ktel.webs.com for show dates and times. Music product wanted. To submit product or for more info, call 561-900-8797 or e-mail to k-tel1968@yahoo.com. You can also visit www.karanclarknow.com or search for her on facebook and twitter.

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askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions Dear Dr. Carl: I am falling in love with a black man who is married to a Jewish man. When they were married, their ceremony was conducted by a Lutheran Minister and a Jewish Priest. They included traditional rituals of jumping over a broom, and smashing a glass. Since it's not a recognized marriage in our state, I wonder if I would be committing adultery if I were to become intimate with this man. – Anxious Dear Anxious: Even if you weren't committing adultery, you WOULD be committing fornication (1Corinthians 6:18). If you are a Christian, you must respect the part of the wedding vow that says "what God has joined together, let no man put asunder." If you consider your friend's marriage to be invalid, remember it was conducted in part by a Christian minister who represents Jesus' mandate on adultery. If you question whether or not God has joined these two together, why take the chance of invoking God's wrath? Further, if he cheats on his spouse, he will cheat on you eventually. Protect your health, your emotions, and your feelings. There are too many fish in the sea for you to put yourself in jeopardy. Find someone else. – Dr. Carl Dr. Carl Bentley is an author, radio show host and Pastor of 28 years. His popular radio show – called Ask Dr. Carl – airs weekly on WTOY-1480 AM in Roanoke, VA. E-mail your Bible or personal questions to askdrcarl@ carlbentleyministries.org. For information about booking Dr. Carl, copies of his latest book (You Are An Overcomer!), or copies of his radio show for rebroadcasting – visit www.carlbentleyministries.org. Note: Radio stations interested in carrying Dr. Carl's radio show can contact him for free copies.

January 21st - 24th, 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama. See page 19 for details. Introducing...

HARMONY

Listen to their track, "I Don't Mind," on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD Volume 14, track #12

Harmony is a family gospel singing group based in Boyle, Mississippi. The members are Larry Williams, Sr., his lovely wife, Barbara and four talented children: Larry, Jr., Zynphthia, Samuel and Joshua. Their latest CD is entitled, Restored. Restored features 13 inspirational tracks and is available from the group or at www.cdbaby.com. For radio copies, nationwide booking or more information, call Larry Williams, Sr. at 662-394-0237. December 2013 - January 2014

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The Stellar Awards

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December 8th, 2013: James Fortune & FIYA along with Pastor Marc Cooper & The Miami Mass Choir will appear in concert at "Free Gospel Sundays" held bi-monthly at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132. Admission is free but a First-Access Pass is required (also free). Visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the box office at 305-949-6722. Note: Other artists scheduled to appear are Dottie Peoples (2/16/14) and Israel Houghton & New Breed (4/20/14). December 31st, 2013: Dr. Marvin Sapp and the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church presents New Year's Eve 2013: A Night of Powerful Word & Worship with The King. Special musical guests are The Williams Singers. To be held at the Lighthouse Church, 2415 Madison Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507. 9:30 pm 12:30 a.m.. For details, visit www.marvinsapp.com. January 17th, 2014: The Prayzefest Gospel Network presents another powerful Indie Artists Showcase during the 2014 Stellar Awards weekend in Nashville. The event features great music and networking with gospel industry movers and shakers. The event will be held at Manna From Heaven Dinner House, 3510 West Hamilton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37216. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.. Tickets are $15 advance / $20 at the door. For more information, visit www.thepgnetwork.org. January 18th, 2014: The 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be held at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201. Tickets will be available exclusively from TicketMaster ( 1800-733-6779 or www.TicketMaster.com). For the 2014 hosts, performers and more information, visit www.thestellarawards.com. January 21st - 24th, 2014: The 22nd Annual American Gospel Quartet National Convention will be held at More Than Conquerors Faith Church, 1327 Dennison Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211. Registration begins on 10/21/13. For hotels and more information, visit www.agqconvention.ning.com or call Rev. George Stewart at 205-798-4093 or 205-602-7792 (cell). February 13th - 16th, 2014: The 16th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards will be held at the Houston gospelusamagazine.com

Doc McKenzie

The Rhythm Of Gospel Awards

Marriott South, Hobby Airport, in Houston, Texas. For details, call Pastor Larry Davies at 281-935-3573. February 14th, 2014: Dorothy's Music By G-Man presents Ladies Night Out concert featuring Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, The Canton Spirituals, Roy & Revelation, Darrell McFadden & The Disciples, Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC's, Highly Favored, The Brooklyn Allstars and others. To be held at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2600 Elmin Street, Charlotte, NC 28208. 6 p.m.. For more information and tickets, call 704-287-4682. February 20th - 22nd, 2014: The 2014 Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship Conference will be held at Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia (Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Pastor). Many nationally-known guest pastors, artists and speakers will appear. For details, visit www.gospelheritage.org or call Dr. Teresa Hairston, Founder, at 770-866-2427. March 10th - 13th, 2014: The 2014 Board Meeting of the Gospel Music Workshop of America will be held at the Hilton Airport Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Visit www.gmwanational.org. April 1st, 2014: Gospel USA Magazine will release its latest semiannual Gospel music compilation CD entitled, Artist Favorites, Volume 16. For information on how to have your original Gospel song(s) included on this popular CD, call Cecil Brown at 305-234-8689. June 12th - 16th, 2014: Gospel USA Magazine's Gospel Fellowship Retreat 2014 will be held in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Freeport and stay in a luxury resort hotel in Freeport for 3 days / 2 nights. For more details, see page 5 of this issue, visit www.Gospel FellowshipRetreat.com or call 305-234-8689. July 23rd - 27th, 2014: The 6th Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Awards 2014 will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. For registration information, nominees, hosts, performers and more details, visit www.therhythmofgospelawards.com or call Mark Rogers at 210-745-5858 ext. 109.

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website directory ARTISTS / groups, choirs & duos DOC MCKENZIE & THE HI-LITES www.docmckenzieandthehilites.com ENDURANCE www.musicbyendurance.com JAMES SMITH & NUBIRTH www.jamessmithandnubirth.com KAREN WASHINGTON & THE NEW SINGING STARS www.klwashington.com LADY BEATRICE WARD & ANGELIC VOICES www.ladybeaangelicvoices.com LEE WILLIAMS and The Spiritual QC’s www.spiritualqcs.com ROBERT HOUSTON and TRUE DEDICATION www.covenantrecordsonline.com ARTISTS, soloists / female BAILEY, PEYTON www.peytonbailey.com CAESAR, SHIRLEY www.shirleycaesar.com KARAN www.karanclarknow.com KING, ELMA www.elmaking.com SINGLETARY, REV. DR. RUTH www.wedc.info WINANS, VICKIE www.vickiewinans.com

WYNN, MARY www.marywynn.com ARTISTS, soloists / male FRANKLIN, KIRK www.kirkfranklin.us MCCLURKIN, DONNIE www.donniemcclurkin.com SANDERS, JOHNNY www.johnnysanderssings.com CALENDARS OF EVENTS GOSPELEVENTSONLINE.COM www.gospeleventsonline.com GOSPEL ANNOUNCER GUILDS ARKANSAS GAG - GMWA www.arkansasgag.com CHICAGO GAG - GMWA www.chicagogag.com FLORIDA GAG - GMWA www.floridagag.org MISSOURI GAG - GMWA www.missourigag.org NATIONAL GAG - GMWA www.nationalgag.org NORTH CAROLINA GAG - GMWA www.ncgag.com SEATTLE GAG - GMWA www.seattlegag.com

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

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. "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.

"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 http://sbpra.com/GaryWFort. ISBN: 978-160911-562-3. $24. For interviews: garyfort53@yahoo.com. "Warriors and Lovers" by Dr. B. Elizabeth Short-Clark. Dr. ShortClark is President and founder of B. Elizabeth Short-Clark Ministries. She holds a Bachelor's of Ministry, a Masters in Theological Studies - a Masters of Divinity, A Doctorate of Ministry with a special emphasis in Pastoral Counseling and a Doctorate of Christian Education. This, her latest book, assists the Believer in getting everything God desires them to have. The book illustrates what it takes to literally bring heaven to earth, using the weapons that God has given to us. "…and calleth those things which be not as though they were." (Romans 4:17). To order, visit www.anointedpresspublishers.com or www.amazon.com.

"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.

"Invisible Enemies" by Lynda D. Brown. Inspired by the Book of Job, Invisible Enemies reminds us that no matter what life throws our way, God is still in control! When God chooses Abby Harris as a pawn in His wager against Satan, poor Abby's life is turned upside down. To order, visit www.amazon.com/Invisible-Enemies-ebook/ dp/B0043M4SLS. Churches and bookstores get 30% discount off orders of 10 or more books, same title. Log on to www.spokenword press.webs.com. Like our Facebook Fan Page at www.face book.com/pages/ Invisible-Enemies-Series/123744524306937.

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arl Bynum and The Mount Unity Choir has delivered a collection of perfected praise that continues to set forth a charge of electrifying worship. Under the ministerial leadership of Bishop K.W. Brown and with over 100 voices strong – the pristine choir is being noted as one of Chesapeake, Virginia's best-kept secrets. Their home church is Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church – also known as The Mount. Their latest album is entitled, "Bishop K.W. Brown Presents Earl Bynum and The Mount Unity Choir – LIVE." The album is distributed by Habakkuk Music / INgrooves Fontana Distribution. The album's featured guests include The First Lady of Praise and Worship and President of the COGIC International Music Department, Dr. Judith McAllister and Chicago's Evangelist Lemmie Battles. The hit single and video from the album is entitled, "Bless The Name Of The Lord." "Bless The Name Of The Lord" is a powerful worship anthem which continues to be sung in churches across the country. So far, the success of the project has garnered major radio airplay and four 2014 Stellar Award nominations for the choir. The nominations are for Choir Of The Year, Contemporary Choir Of The Year, Special Event CD Of The Year and Recording Music Packaging Of The Year. For more information, visit www.mountunitychoir.com.

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