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April - June 2016 / Issue 97
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Endurance Takes the Gospel to Lugano, Switzerland, Continues Garnering Worldwide Popularity and Will Release New Music Produced by Music Icon Melvin Williams ... Page 9
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The Lifestyle Of The Richest And The Most Famous Of All By Cecil L. Brown, Gospel USA Magazine Publisher
t o d a y ' s International Space Station, which orbits at 249 miles high, your view of God's house would be miserably limited.
CCORDING TO THE WORLD'S STANDARDS, a man's success is measured by the number of things he owns and even by the size of his house. A once-popular television program called "Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous" traveled around the world in order to introduce us to the lifestyles of some of the people who own the most things and the biggest houses. As a result of that publicity, many of those people were idolized and looked upon as being worthy of praise and even a degree of worship, because of the things they own.
But that's not all. In addition to being 1,500 miles tall, God's house is 1,500 miles long and 1,500 miles wide. It is a perfect square. (Read Revelation 21:16). It is made of pure gold, clear as glass. It has a 72-yard high jasper wall all around it, with 12 foundations (each foundation is made of a different precious stone) and 12 gates (each gate is made of one huge, single pearl). There is an angel stationed at each gate. It has a street of pure gold. The tree of life is there as well as the river of the water of life. It is filled with the glory of God. The nations shall walk by its light. In it are many mansions (dwelling rooms). The name of it is "new Jerusalem."
But friends, today I want to introduce to you the lifestyle of the One who is the richest and the most famous of all. Who is it?? God, our Father. As you already know, the Bible clearly describes to us the things which God owns, which is everything – even the cattle on a thousand hills. This makes Him the richest. But whether you know it or not, the Bible also clearly describes to us God's house.
I have written this message to everyone who is saved and Heaven bound, as well as to all of you who do not yet idolize God, with hopes that you too will surely see that God is worthy of all of your praise and worship – even if for His lifestyle alone!
What does God's house look like? Here is a brief description of it: It is 1,500 miles tall. That's right, 1,500 miles tall! The tallest artificial structure on the earth today is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. That structure, built by man, is only 2,722 feet tall (163 floors) – which is just a little over one-half of one mile high. Just imagine how small man's one-half-of-one-mile high building will look when it is compared to God's 1,500 mile high house! Amazing. Even if you live on gospelusamagazine.com
For more details about new Jerusalem, also called God's city and God's tabernacle (in Revelation 21:3), read all of Revelation chapters 21 and 22. Jesus said: In My Father's HOUSE are many mansions. If it were not so, Jesus would have told us. (John 14:2). 7
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...Takes The Gospel to Lugano, Switzerland The Multi-Award-Winning Quartet Continues to Garner Worldwide Popularity and Will Release New Music Produced by Music Icon Melvin Williams
ndurance – the multi-award-winning, six-time Stellar Award nominated Quartet – was the featured American Gospel Quartet at The Lugano Blues to Bop Festival held in Lugano, Switzerland on August 27th - 30th, 2015. The Lugano Blues to Bop Festival – currently in its 27th consecutive year – is one of the longest running music festivals in Europe. The annual event is presented totally free to the public. Endurance is seen on the front cover of this magazine singing at Sant'Antonio Abate Church in Lugano. The group also wowed the crowds at other venues in Lugano and delivered to them a message of hope and salvation in Jesus Christ. Endurance is Claude Cummings, Jr., Michael Robertson, Earl Sampson and Dave Botts. The group was recently named Texas Quartet of the Year for the 7th consecutive year along with Texas Best Male Group at the 18th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards, held February 25th - 28th, 2016 in Houston, Texas. For a full list of the TGMEA 2016 winners, visit www.tgmea.org. Endurance's first Live DVD recording is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at Pleasant Hill MB Church, 1510 Pannell Street, Houston, TX 77020. In addition, the group is currently working on their 6th studio CD project and negotiations are underway to have all or part of that project produced by music icon Melvin Williams of The Williams Brothers. Listen to "The Endurance Hour" radio show every Saturday from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CST on KWWJ 1360 AM and also on a new station – KJOZ 880 AM in Houston every Sunday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. CST. Listeners worldwide can tune in online at www.kwwj.org or www.kjozradio.com/listen-live.
On October 8th, 2015, Endurance achieved a milestone in their music career in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The group was honored by the Chicago Gospel Announcers Guild - GMWA and Dennis Cole, President of the National Gospel Announcers Guild, with a "Living Legends Award." Listen to their hit cuts, "He'll Do Just What He Said" and "Thank You Lord For Mama" on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD Volume 20 (tracks #4 and #10). For more details, visit www.musicbyendurance.com. For radio copies or booking, call 281-216-3528. Search for Endurance on Facebook, Youtube, Amazon and others. [Photo credits: Front cover photo by Alberto Ferrante'. Bottom left and top photos: Varoy Davis. Publicity by Sharon Baldwin.]
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hirley Caesar – the reigning Queen of Gospel and 11-time GRAMMY®-winner – creates another unforgettable hit with the debut of her new single, "It's Alright, It's Ok" (featuring Anthony Hamilton). The legendary music icon uses her acclaimed rich voice and powerful talents in ministry to fire up the spirits of music lovers everywhere. Available now on iTunes and other popular outlets, "It's Alright, It's Ok" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) is the first single from Caesar's forthcoming new album, slated for release this Spring. The album will showcase Caesar's prolific talents that have made her a beloved trailblazer for over 50 years. Caesar has recorded over 40 albums to date, including her most recent acclaimed album, Good God, garnering career accolades from world leaders, music peers, induction into the Gospel Hall of Fame, 18 Dove Awards, 14 Stellar Awards, and has been named an honoree to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016. Written by Courtney Rumble and Stanley Brown, "It's Alright, It's Ok" was produced by celebrated musician/ composer/producer Stanley Brown. Giving fans a sneak peek, Pastor Caesar commanded the stage at the taping of BET's "Celebration of Gospel" for the song's TV debut, live for the first time, with Anthony Hamilton. The invigorating performance had the crowd on its feet. For more information, visit www.shirleycaesar.com.
he Volunteer State Mass Choir (VSMC) is on a mission to spread The Gospel Of Tennessee! The VSMC was formed in 2006 by musician and Christian retail store owner Jeff Wilford. "I started this choir with the mission to bring vocalists and musicians from across the state together and to preserve the gospel choir artistry and legacy specifically here in TN," says Wilford. "This choir was also established to give individuals in the state of TN an opportunity to reach the masses with their gifts." The VSMC is made up of over 40 members ranging in age from 19 - 65. Members span from across the state. The dedicated and ministry-driven choir released their first recorded project, The Gospel of Tennessee, in June 2015. The project is produced by founder Jeff Wilford and popular singer/songwriter Jonathan Winstead of Nashville. Noted TN vocalists featured on the project include Adriann Lewis-Freeman (from the group RIZEN) and Renee Craig (indie vocalist). The CD also includes works by songwriters Cedric Poellnitz, William Carter and Bertiste Garrett. The VSMC launched their debut CD with a powerful traditional single called, "He's Working It Out," led by singer Frieda Boyle of Jackson, TN. Buy the choir's music on all digital music outlets. For more information, search for them on Facebook.com.
The Volunteer State Mass Choir April - June 2016
irtue – a contemporary gospel version of En Vogue or SWV with the additional soul that their religious belief gives them – was formed by Karima Kibble – the wife of Take 6's Joey Kibble – and her sister Ebony Holland, Negelle Sumter and Shavonne Sampson. After originally signing to Verity Records, Virtue recorded an album with production by Commissioned's Mitchell Jones and the help of Mark and Joey Kibble. Their second album, Get Ready, appeared in 1999 to coincide with the addition of another Trotter sister, Heather Martin. The group consistently recorded through 2006, a period highlighted by the Dove-winning Free (2003) and the GRAMMY®-nominated Testimony (2006). Kibble, Holland and Martin left the recording industry to take care of their families but returned nearly a decade later with Testimony Reloaded (2015). In February 2016, Virtue – Karima, Ebony and Heather – released Fearless – their 7th studio album. Fearless is available everywhere on the Mixed Bag Entertainment label and it features 16 anointed tracks including Who We Are, You Deserve, Free, Miracle, I Love You, More Than Words, Fearless (featuring Dee-1), Saved The Day, Worship You, You Are, He Gotcha, Amazing and others. For more information, visit www.virtuegirls3.com and also like them on Facebook.com.
ormed in 1945 at Chicago's Highway Baptist Church (from whence comes the group's name), the original Highway QC's included talented teenagers Sam Cooke, Creadell Copeland, Marvin Jones, Charles Jones, Curtis Richardson and Lee Richardson. In 1951, Cooke left the group and joined another Chicago group called The Soul Stirrers. Cooke's replacement was Lou Rawls, himself a member of another local group, The Holy Wonders. Eventually, all of the other members of The Holy Wonders – including Spencer Taylor – would join The Highway QC's as well. In 1955, The Highway QC's released their debut recording on the Vee-Jay label. Spencer Taylor still remains as leader and spiritual 'godfather' of the Washington, DC-based Highway QC's. In July 2015, the group signed a new recording deal with First Choice Gospel Records based in Hendersonville, TN. The CEO of First Choice Gospel Records is John S. Smiley, Sr.. Smiley says, "I'm in tears to have this Pioneer, Trailblazer, Legend and Icon in Quartet Gospel to sign with us. He has such great history." This year, The Highway QC's has been nominated for a 2016 Stellar Award for Quartet Of The Year. For more information, search for The Highway QC's and also First Choice Gospel Records on Facebook.com.
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The winners of the 18th Annual
Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards
Here is a listing of the winners for the 18th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards 2016. The event was held February 25th - 28th, 2016 at the Marriott South @ Hobby Airport Hotel in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.tgmea.org. Rev. Larry Davies is Founder & CEO. 2016 NATIONAL WINNERS Male Soloist Of The Year: Kevin Stewart, Detroit, MI Female Soloist Of The Year: Gail Fly, New Orleans, LA Gospel Group Of The Year: Derrick Milan & The Krew, Detroit, MI Female Group Of The Year: The Inspired Catholic Voices, Oakland, CA Male Group Of The Year: The Virginia Aires, Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA Community Choir Of The Year: Min. David Whitfield & Whitfield Productions, Detroit, MI Church Choir Of The Year: Supt. Waverly Bumbrey & Refuge Temple, Detroit, MI Best CD / Project Of The Year: Bishop Samuel Blakes, New Orleans, LA
New Artist Of The Year: Bishop Samuel Blakes, New Orleans, LA Gospel Artist Of The Year: Pastor Donzell Hughes & Voices Of Deliverance, Shreveport, LA Youth Artist Of The Year: Jonathan Valencia, Jacksonville, FL Best Video Of The Year: Darrell Thomas, Orlando, FL Choir Director Of The Year: Antoinette Gaines, Gary, IN Gospel Announcer Of The Year: Lyle Henderson, New Orleans, LA
AM), Baytown Male Group Of The Year: Endurance, Houston
Female Group Of The Year: The Shaw Sisters, Dallas
Church Choir Of The Year: Choir Director Of The Year: Min. Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church, Ronald Matierre, Houston Richmond Gospel Artist Of The Year: Piano/Keyboard/Organist Of The LaTonya Earl, Houston Year: Rayshold Caldwell, Houston Male Soloist Of The Year: Min. James Henderson, Dallas Best New CD Project Of The Year: For The Lord, Houston
Youth Artist Of The Year: Jackie Smith & YDM, Houston
Female Soloist Of The Year: Gospel Group Of The Year: Lady LaTonya Earl, Houston Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices, Community Choir Of The Year: Houston Rev. Lawrence Thomas & Voices Youth Choir Of The Year: Texas Of Faith, Houston 2016 TEXAS WINNERS Mass Youth & Young Adult Choir - Gospel Rapper Of The Year: Quartet Of The Year: Endurance, GMWA, Texas Greg "Puntin" Cooks, Bryan Houston Praise Dance Director Of The New Artist Of The Year: Tiscarl & Ensemble Of The Year: Markus Year: Felicia McGowan, Bryan Friends, Wharton Kemp & Prayze Nation, Houston Praise Dance Ministry Of The Gospel Announcer Of The Year: Year: Pilgrim Journey Dance Worship Leader / MC Of The Year: Trish Jackson (KWWJ 1360 Ministry, Richmond Gloria Cooks, Bryan
for your health
Daryl Coley Passes
n the night of Tuesday, March 15th, 2016, the Legendary Gospel Icon, Daryl Coley passed peacefully with family at his side. In the entire history of music, few vocalists have been able to merge the very best of so many musical genres into a cohesive artistic vision. A nationally renowned recording artist for more than twenty years, Daryl Coley's ability to do that effortlessly, while remaining true to the message of the church he loves, has made him one of the most unique and celebrated artists of our age. A native of California, Coley was born in Berkeley in 1955 and raised in Oakland, where he spent the bulk of his developmental years influenced equally by his upbringing in the African-American church and his vocalist mother's love for Gospel, classical and jazz music. His teenage years were filled with vocal and instrumental training in school bands and regional choirs, and by the time he entered college, his talent as a singer and keyboardist was widely recognized.
Common Thyroid Disorders That Can Cause Big Problems
id you know that your body's energy, muscle strength, and mood levels are all controlled by a small butterfly-shaped organ called the thyroid gland? It is located on the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple. When the thyroid gland isn't working right, it can cause many hormone-related problems throughout the body. Here are four of the most common thyroid disorders: 1. Hashimoto's Disease: The most common cause of hypothyroidism, in which too little of the thyroid hormones are produced and bodily functions slow down. Symptoms may include fatigue, depression, weight gain, thinning hair, puffy face and intolerance to cold. 2. Graves' Disease: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism, in which too many of the thyroid hormones are generated and bodily functions speed up. Symptoms may include anxiety and irritability, weight loss, fatigue, increased or irregular heartbeat, excessive sweating, hand tremors, and frequent bowel movements. 3. Goiter: A noncancerous growth on the thyroid gland, goiter is most often caused by a decreased amount of iodine.
4. Thyroid Nodules: Solid or fluid-filled growths that appear on or in the thyroid gland. They can cause swelling in the neck and lead to trouble Services were held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 1 p.m. at City of breathing and swallowing. For more info, visit www.Beginsat50.com. Refuge in Los Angeles, where Bishop Noel Jones is Pastor. gospelusamagazine.com April - June 2016 13
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8100 Three Cropt Road, Suite 221 Richmond, VA 23229 (804) 873-7101 Bro. Randy Johnson, PD / 3 pm - 6 pm host
2206 Melrose Avenue NW
929 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113
“6 a.m. - 12 mid / 7 days / 5,000 watts”
"24 hours / 10,000 watts reaching a quarter billion consumers every month"
- April 2016 1. Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Worth 2. Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago / War 3. Kirk Franklin / Wanna Be Happy 4. Travis Greene / Intentional 5. Deitrick Haddon / Restore Me Again 6. Chicago Mass / Thank You, Thank You Jesus 7. Casey J. / I'm Your's 8. Tasha Cobbs / Jesus Saves 9. Jonathan Nelson / Anthing Can Happen 10. Deon Kipping / A Place Called Victory 11. The Wardlaw Brothers / Come Through For Me 12. Bri / I'll Be The One 13. Jonathan McReynolds / Gotta Have You 14. Doug Williams / All Of Me 15. Shirley Caesar f/ Anthony Hamilton / It's Alright, It's Ok 16. Ernest Pugh / Trade It All 17. Byron Cage / Like No Other 18. Deitrick Haddon / Be Like Jesus 19. Kim Burrell / Thank You Jesus (That's What He's Done) 20. Karen Clark-Sheard f/ Donald Lawrence & Co. / My Words Have Power
- April 2016 1. Tyrone Jefferson / Lord, I Just Wanna Thank You 2. Zicardi Cortez / #YDIA 3. Geoffrey Golden / All Of My Help 4. Kelly & Kelly / In Your Praise 5. Tasha Cobbs / Jesus Saves 6. Drea Marie / More 7. Tiff Joy / The Promise 8. Dr. F. James Clark / We Praise Your Name 9. Donnell Russell / Grace 10. Alexis Spight / It Will Be Alright 11. Maurette Brown-Clark / King Oh King 12. Samuel R. Blakes & Bishop Paul S. Morton / Scars 13. Melvin Williams & Dottie Peoples / So Good 14. Kirk Franklin / 1,2,3, Victory 15. Doug Williams / All Of Me 16. Bri / I'll Be The One 17. Brian Courtney Wilson / I'll Just Say Yes 18. Shirley Caesar & Anthony Hamilton / It's Alright, It's OK 19. William McDowell & Trinity Anderson / Spirit Break Out 20. Kim Burrell / Thank You Jesus
WFSK-FM 88.1 (Jazzy 88)
”24 hours / 1,000 watts" The All New Rejoice 990 Listen live: www.rejoice990.com and like us on Facebook - April 2016 1. Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Worth 2. Clare Elder / Must Have Faith 3. David Frazier / All For You 4. Feleshia B. / Testimony 5. Hezekiah Walker / Better 6. Shirley Caesar f/ Anthony Hamilton / It's Ok 8. Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi / Sinners (Saved By Grace) 9. Barbrah Kelly / Been Dun Quit 10. Kirk Franklin / 123 Victory 11. Maurette Brown Clark / King Oh King 12. Robert Person / For Me 13. Perfection / Totally 14. Kevin LeVar / Jesus Blues 15. Livre (f/ Ferg) / Jericho 16. The Ginyards / Anybody 17. Candi Staton / Shout Out, Hallelujah 18. Kelly Price / Everytime (Grateful) 19. Amy Rushes / By His Stripes 20. Canton Jones / Preacher Man
Roanoke, VA 24017 (540) 344-9869 (504) 620-0991 Dr. Loretta Petit, PD/MD "Voice of the Morning" host 6 am - 10 am Carter Garrett, PD/MD/a.m. host
7351 Lincoln Avenue Riverside, CA 92504 (951) 688-1570 Compiled by Dennis J. Brougher and Bishop Leroi Lacey
“music / teaching / preaching / 5,000 watts” Web site: www.kpro1570.com - April 2016 1. Vashawn Mitchell / Holding On 2. Deitrick Haddon / Be Like Jesus 3. William McDowell / Spirit Break Out 4. Jonathan Nelson / Anything Can Happen 5. Judah Band / Up And Praise Em 6. Kirk Franklin / Losing My Religion 7. Damien Sneed / Broken To Minister 8. Travis Greene / The Hill 9. Devine Of Nashville / Let's Walk It Out 10. Myron Butler & Levi / Best Praise 11. Eddie Baltrip & Fulfillment / Happy And Free 12. Karen Clark-Sheard / My Words Have Power 13. Shirley Caesar / God Will Make A Way 14. Nashville Divas / Recommend Jesus 15. The Bell Singers / You Can't Hide 16. Gerald & Tammi Haddon / You're Amazing 17. Shervonne Wells / Here I Am 18. Fred Hammond / I Will Trust 19. Lisa Knowles / What He's Done For Me 20. Gerald Alston / Back To Basics April - June 2016
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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 - April 2016 1. Kirk Franklin / 123 Victory 2. TN 4th Jurisdictional Choir f/ Carla Tolbert Taylor / Excitement Of Praise 3. Hezekiah Walker / Better 4. Shanta Gray / Make A Way 5. Leon Lacey / Orchestrated 6. Tina Campbell f/ Teddy Campbell / Speak The Word 7. Anthony Brown & Group Therapy / Worth 8. Deitrick Haddon / Be Like Jesus 9. Joshua's Troop / It's My Time 10. Doug Williams / All Of Me 11. Le'Andria Johnson / Better Day 12. Casey J / I'm Yours 13. Livre / Jericho 14. Brian C. Wilson / I'll Just Say Yes 15. Pam Crawford / Look To Jesus 16. Latice Crawford / Author 17. Kelly & Kelly f/ Pajam / In Your Praise 18. Jekalyn Carr / Your Bigger 19. Pastor Dale Sanders / You Win 20. Sounds Of Blackness / Royalty gospelusamagazine.com
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Ray & Raymond Manning, hosts “24 Hour Internet Gospel Music & Ministry” Listen live: www.raymanningsingers.com - April 2016 1. L-Ma King / The Battle Hymn Of The Republic 2. Dorinda Clark-Cole / Write My Name 3. Pamela Johnson / Father Breathe On Me 4. Barbara Lafitte / Jesus Praise 5. The Wardlaw Brothers / God's Been There 6. Crystal Aikin / So Good 7. Ricky Dillard & New G / Grace 8. Ray Manning Singers / Lord We Praise You 9. National Baptist Convention Mass Choir / Work That Thang Out 10. Keith Pringle / Through Merciful Eyes 11. Richard Smallwood / Look Up And Live 12. Gloster William / Oh Give Thanks 13. The Evereadys / Never Turn 14. Clifton Hobb / What He Has Done 15. Anita Wilson / Speechless 16. Tiff Joy / The Promise 17. Mississippi Mass Choir / Brand New Life 18. Andrea McClurkin-Mellini / Lift Up Your Name 19. Marvin Sapp / Greater 20. Terrie Rimson / I Was Created
GLORYLANDGOSPEL.COM P.O. Box 25567 Columbia, SC 29224 (803) 730-6295 “Online Gospel Quartet Website” Web: www.glorylandgospel.com
WNJR-RADIO.NET “The Audio Light Club” program P.O. Box 1633, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 (908) 720-4312 or (732) 762-0317 Minister Roland K. Syria, host “Saturdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (ET)”
Listen live: www.wnjr-radio.net - April 2016 1. The Sensational Nightingales / I Found The Answer 1. Virtue / Walk It Out 2. Legends Of Quartet / I Surrender All 2. S. High Energy / Faith I'm Calling 3. The New Joyful Sounds / Feel The Spirit 3. Deanna Ransom / Only Bow To You 4. Pastor Dallas Lockett And Leviticus / Well Done 4. Livre / Jericho 5. Pastor Tim Rogers / Don't Leave Me 5. Kirk Franklin / Wanna Be Happy 6. Pastor Michael Thompson & Chosen Vessels / He Brought Me 6. Costie Payne / Grace And Love 7. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Right For Wrong 7. Darren "Deac" Edwards / Give You My All 8. Darrell McFadden & The Disciples / God's Been 8. Ben Tankard & Michael Manson / Good To Me Right Turn Ahead 9. Shawn Brown And Da Boyz / A Hundred And 9. Derek Minor / No Quit Forty-Four Thousand 10. CeCe Rogers / By Faith 10. Rev. Matthew Mickens & The Highway Travelers 11. Carter-smith/rodney-mcdonald/laborde/carter / / Lead Me To The Rock Just For Me (remix) 11. Rev. Roy Reed & Zion Jubilees / It Must Be A Change 12. Harold T. Johnson, Sr. / No Other Rock 12. The Michigan Nightingales / Sooner Or Later 13. Walter "Mr. Spitfire" Merritt / Do You Believe? 13. Bishop K. Robinson & Chosen / Lay Your Hands On Me 14. Half Mile Home / More Than Enough 14. Brothers By Faith / Be A Fence 15. Shanta Grey / Make A Way 15. Divine Nature / He Won't Let You Down 16. Floyd Wilkinson / S S Y 16. The Supreme Angels / Changing This Life Of Mine 17. Johnetta Alston Lake / On The Outside 17. Evelyn Turrentine-Agee / He Did It Looking In 18. Fred Perry & 2nd Generation / One More Blessing 18. Glenda Woods / Yes He Did 19. Faithful Connection / Come Too Far 19. Greg Hoover / The Struggle Is Over 20. Tammy Edwards & Edwards Sisters / We Need Jesus 20. Jacquie Green / Super Women
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breakoutgospel artist The advent of
G. Harris (817)
he artist known as G. Harris (817) has started a movement that he calls "Soul Muzik" ... which is a neo-soul, spiritual, psychological, journey to gravitate, navigate and take listeners of all beliefs, race, gender and creed to a neutral location. "Soul Muzik" represents the piercing of all spiritual deficiencies that has kept people from exploring higher depths when it comes to flying without limitations. "Soul Muzik" can also be described as a force which accelerates the healing of one's internal spirit by melodic heavenly compositions, designed to be tools of repairing the broken, apathetic, contrite heart that has been lead astray and is in need of an encouraging push to stay on the path of Jesus.
label â€“ CellBloccHeaven International â€“ and can be sampled and purchased at iTunes, A m a z o n , S p o t i f y, Rhapsody, Cd baby, Pandora and others. Because of the growing popularity of the Soul Muzik CD and its unique flava, G. Harris (817) was nominated for Male Vocalist Of The Year and also Best New Artist Of The Year awards at the 18th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards held in February 2016 in Houston, Texas.
Music will always be a key tool to draw you to and away from the pitfalls of the world, but the most important thing to remember when listening to music is this: it is inspirational when it enters into your spirit, and it gives you courage to transform into what you were created for... and that is to worship God in spirit and in truth.
Recipients of this magazine can listen to three hot tracks by G. Harris (817) on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD, Volume 20 in this issue. The tracks are Souled Out (#2), Pour It Out (#3) and Forgive Me (#7). Plus, be sure to check out the variety of exciting music videos by G. Harris (817) found on Youtube.com. Just search for G. Harris (817).
Soul Muzik is also the title of the new CD project released by G. Harris (817). The project features 12 captivating tracks which are ideal for any time slot in any Gospel and Christian format. The project is available on the artist's own Fort Worth, Texas-based record
For radio copies of Soul Muzik, booking or more information on the music and ministry of G. Harris (817), call The Artist Company at 410654-6083. You can also visit his web site at www.gharris817.com or send email correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on popular social outlets including Facebook.com.
THE MUCH ANTICIPATED SINGLE, "GREAT THINGS" IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Listen to "Great Things" on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD, Volume 20, track #9 FULL PROJECT RELEASED IN SPRING 2016
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ATTENTION RADIO PROGRAMMERS: This chart is Gospel USA Magazineâ€™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). Endurance
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"He'll Do Just What He Said" by Endurance (of Houston, Texas) (SCCME Records) 281-216-3528
16. "The Reason Why" by Barbara Lafitte (of Phoenix, Arizona) (independent) 623-521-7127
2. "There Wouldn't Be A Me" by Shonda English (of South Carolina) BEEA Music / English Essentials & Entertainment) 313-207-5786
17. "Something About That Name" by Lorraine Stancil (Anointed Sounds Records) 313-207-5786
"Souled Out" by G. Harris (817) (of Fort Worth, Texas) (CellBloccHeaven International) 410-654-6083
18. "Hey Daddy" by Derrell Thomas (of Daytona Beach, Florida) (Full Circle Records) 407-687-6579
4. "Great Things" by Mary Wynn (of West Bloomfield, Michigan) (Gospetality Records LLC) 313-605-3303
19. "I'll Praise You" by Madiline Hicks (of Illinois) (Get Down Gospel Music) 708-759-6063
"Glorify" by The Gospel Starlights (of Valdosta, Georgia) (independent) 229-560-3701
20. "Praise Him Forever" by The Inspired Catholic Voices (of Oakland, California) (Tate Music Group) 510-276-0276
6. "Give Me Your Heart" by Christina Benjamin (of Detroit, Michigan) (Benjamin Entertainment Group) 248-812-9568
21. "I Want More (Remix)" by Sylvia Grandberry (of Miramar, Florida) (KGM Records) 813-380-8514
"You've Tried Everything" by Mighty Men of Faith (of Union City, California) (N2L Records) 510-928-0161
22. "The Prayer" by Johnny Sanders & Francine Ealey Murphy (of Miami, Florida) (Blonja Entertainment) 305-454-6139
"Show Me The Way" by Lisa Barron & Joyful Sounds (of Marshall, Texas) (independent) 903-424-7663
23. "Remember Me" by The New Christianaires (of Orlando, Florida) (Carter Classic Records) 936-222-4006
9. "Waterfalls Flowing" by The Inspired Catholic Voices (of Oakland, California) (Tate Music Group) 510-276-0276
24. "He's Faithful (Remix)" by Linda Ross Brown (of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) (independent) 412-759-8663
"Lost Soul, Don't Fold" by Radikal 4 Jesus (of Miami, Florida) (independent) 786-752-1051
25. "Lord We Praise You" by The Ray Manning Singers (of Kansas City, Missouri) (Stair Rail Records) 816-255-2473
11. "Lord It's Me" by Mary Dailey (of Grand Rapids, Michigan) (independent) 616-432-1071
26. "Jesus Will Say 'Well Done'" by James M. Robinson, Sr. (of Somerset, New Jersey) (Tate Music Group) 908-561-0024
12. "Let The Praise Begin" by Carolyn Moore (of Nashville, Tennessee) (independent) 615-390-8430
27. "Satisfied With Jesus" by The Fantastic Violinaires (of Detroit, Michigan) (independent) 864-706-7022
13. "Trust" by Ursula Ace (of Detroit, Michigan) (Benjamin Entertainment Group) 248-812-9568
28. "Kingdom Bound" by Jonathan Valencia (of Jacksonville, Florida) (independent) 904-386-5425
14. "Wait" by Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices (of Houston, Texas) (independent) 832-283-2087
29. "Give Yo Life To Christ" by J2W (of El Dorado, Arkansas) (independent) 870-310-8711
15. "I Don't Mind" by Harmony (of Boyle, Mississippi) (independent) 662-394-0237
30. "I'm Free" by Sandra Hawkins (of Killeen, Texas) (Jesus Christ 1st Records) 254-368-5263
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
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April 9th & 10th, 2016: J. Spivey Productions presents Gigantic Gospel Concert 2016. The event will be held on 4/9/16 in Dallas, TX and on 4/10/16 in Houston, TX. Many nationally-known artists will perform including Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, John P. Kee and others. For more information, call 866-468-7621. April 28th - May 1st, 2016: The National Association of Gospel Promoters, Managers, Radio & TV Personalities 18th Annual Conference and Black- Tie Gala will be held at the Holiday Inn & suites Airport Hotel, 1380 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30354. For more details, call Minister Barbara McLaughlin at 267-980-2079. May 1st, 2016: Michael Boykin & The Mighty Voices will celebrate their 11th Anniversary at the Clinton Civic Center, 414 Warsaw Road, Clinton, NC. Guest artists include Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, Darrell McFadden & The Disciples, Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, Lamanuel Boykin and others. 4 pm. For more details, call 910-590-4378 or 910-590-1887. May 8th, 2016: (Mother's Day) The Women of Praise Mother's Day Concert will be held at the Bank United Center at the University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables (Miami), FL 33146. The event features Shirley Caesar, Vickie Winans, Regina Belle, Dorinda Clark Cole, Helen Miller and Lexi. The program starts at 5 pm. For tickets, call 305-318-2301 or 855-925-6027. May 14th, 2016: The Allstate Gospel SuperFest will be held at Coppin State University - PEC Arena, 2523 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21216. Hosted by Vivica A. Fox. Many nationally-known artists will perform. 7 pm. For more details and tickets, visit www.gospelsuperfest.com or call 866-468-7619. June 9th - 13th, 2016: Gospel USA Magazine presents their 7th Annual Gospel Fellowship Cruise & Retreat 2016 to the Bahamas. Join Publisher Cecil L. Brown along with guests, artists and fans for 5 days / 4 nights of excitement and/or rest. For more information, visit www.GospelFellowshipRetreat.com. June 9th - 11th, 2016: Chuck Spearman of WESL-AM 1490 invites all church choirs, quartets, soloists, groups and others to gospelusamagazine.com
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PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED KPPM-FM 93.5 all-Gospel radio station is requesting product service from all gospel labels and artists. Also, time slots are available for ministry broadcasts. The station is located at 730 Enterprise Boulevard, #A, Lake Charles, LA 70601. For submissions, program rates and more information, call Vanessa Washington at 337564-4137. Listen live at www.shabachradio.com.
July 3rd, 2016: Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites will celebrate their 51st Anniversary at Oak Grove MB Church, 7317 US 64, Memphis, TN 38133. Guest groups include Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's, Lil Roy & Revelation, Darrel Petties & Take 2, The New Singing Angels of Sumpter, SC, and others. 6 pm. For more details and tickets, call 901-254-8442 or visit www.docmckenzieanniversary.eventbrite.com.
PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED The Another Level Show, heard Sundays on WCRS-AM 1450 in Greenwood, SC, is currently accepting QUARTET music submissions from major as well as indie artists. Qualifying music will be added to HEAVY rotation. For submittal instructions, call Phoenix (host) at 864-337-1523 or search for Phoenix - Gospel on Facebook.com.
July 23rd - 29th, 2016: The 49th Annual Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America â€“ GMWA will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd North, Birmingham, AL 35203. For information, registration forms, area hotels and more, visit www.gmwanational.org.
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askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions
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Dear Dr. Carl: (continued from a previous issue) In 1 Kings 13:11-32, an old prophet (who was a real prophet) LIED to a young prophet. The young prophet believed the old prophet, and God killed the young prophet for believing the old prophet. Are we supposed to second-guess a prophet if he/she tells us that THE LORD told him/her to tell us to do something? – Wondering
Dear Wondering: As I stated in the previous issue, when a prophet gives you a "word from the Lord," it is supposed to be a confirmation of what the Lord has already told you. When a prophet gives you a "fresh" word from out of nowhere, that's when you should use caution. God still sends prophets to offer us guidance, but nowadays, more than ever, it is necessary to carefully examine the advice given. Here are four questions to ask when analyzing the advice of a prophet: (1) Does the prophecy agree with scripture? (2) Does the word reflect the revealed character and nature of God? (3) Does the prophecy "pass through" the emotional filters of the prophet and/or the receiver? (4) Is the moral and ethical reputation of the prophet above reproach? In your question, the receiver died because he followed prophetic advice that was contrary to something God had specifically told him not to do. Today, it is still possible to fall into situations where a prophet's advice (or the advice of one in a leadership position) is contrary to God's Word. However, it is wonderful that we have the availability of Spiritual Gifts such as the Word of Wisdom and the Word of Knowledge to help us when we need to make decisions. We should always pray for guidance and seek the counsel of the Spirit WHENEVER a decision must be made. Even if you mess up, God will honor the fact that you consulted Him when you needed to make a decision. If decision making continues to be an area of challenge for you, remember – you can always SEEK Pastoral or Prophetic advice (NOT PSYCHICS) after receiving a prophecy. If you are still prone to making incorrect decisions – just confess and repent, and purpose to do better next time. Remember that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness (I John 1:19). I hope this answer moves you closer to the truth you are seeking. – Dr. Carl
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"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. "Giving My Silence A Voice" by Elanena White. In the brain of myself – a supposedly brilliant, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost woman – lies suicidal thoughts numerous times a day. In this book, I am now ready to let the world know that I live with a mental illness called Bi-Polar Disorder. I am no longer ashamed or worried about what others will say. This is my story of how I gave my silence a voice – finally. The book is available on Amazon, Amazon Kindle and Nook. For review copies and speaking requests, contact Elanena921@aol.com or (870) 866-7772. "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: firstname.lastname@example.org. "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.
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. "Deliver Us From Evil" by Deryl S. Lampkin. At the root of hurting relationships are misinformation, misunderstandings and mistrust. Deliver Us From Evil reveals life-changing principles to fix your relationships with your spouse, God and others. The lust of honey and the love of money has destroyed countless relationships because men want to get laid and women want to get paid. These powerful truths can refresh your relationships and bring you joy. A must-have resource guide for conquering evil. Publication date: 11/4/14. ISBN/EAN13: 1942325010 / 9781942325017. 154 pages. To order, visit www.deryllampkin.com. Interviews: email@example.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.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gospel's Newest Rising Star...
Listen to her heart-felt track, "Lord It's Me," on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD, Volume 19, track #6
Mary Dailey is an anointed Gospel Preacher / Minister / Recording Artist based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is also Minister of Music at her church, True Holiness Ministry, under the leadership of Dr. Edger and Dr. Sandra White. Mary's latest album is entitled, “Stand!” Musicians who appear on the project are Troyce Rembert, Phillip Brown, Samuel Randel and Anthony Jones. Because of the success of the project, Mary was nominated for four Rhythm Of Gospel awards in 2015. The nominations are Traditional Female Vocalist, Praise & Worship CD, Alternative Christian Song and Special Event CD Of The Year. Mary's latest single is called, Lord It's Me. Retail copies of the single are available at iTunes and other popular online outlets. For radio copies and nationwide booking, call Mary at 616-432-1071 and also check out her video, Lead Me Through, on her web site at www.marydailey.com. gospelusamagazine.com
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Lisa Barron & Joyful Sounds Lisa Barron is an anointed gospel singer who grew up in Longview Texas. She is the daughter of the late Charles Armstrong and the now Evangelist Augustine Jenkins. Lisa started singing at the age of nine. She is the founder of the group, Lisa Barron & Joyful Sounds of Marshall, Texas. The group is under the management of Nathan Thomas and Gerald Cox. The group has now released their debut gospel album entitled, "Show Me The Way." The musicians featured on the CD are Victor Williams, Carl Mitchell, Nathan Thomas, Gerald Cox, Evan Culberson, Lorenzo Cooper, Lavar Leary and Marty Clark. Background vocalists are Jean Lang, Yolanda Davis, Kourtina Frazier and Christian Leary. Listen to their praise-filled cut, "Speak To Me Lord" on Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD Volume 20, track #15. To sample and purchase their entire album â€“ including their spiritlifting, hit cut, "Show Me The Way" â€“ visit Amazon.com, CDBaby.com and other online outlets. You can also see them perform on Youtube.com and like them on Facebook.com. For radio copies and booking, call Nathan at 903-424-7663.
Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices In 2015, Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices of Houston, Texas released their latest album called, He'll Make A Way. The album climbed many gospel charts and garnered the group FIVE nominations for 2015 Rhythm Of Gospel Awards. The group won the awards for Female Quartet / Group Of The Year and Quartet Song Of The Year (for the track, "He'll Make A Way"). In February 2016, the group won the award for Best Female Group at the 18th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards in Houston. On March 27th, 2016, Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices celebrated 34 Years In Ministry. All of the group's music is available at CDBaby.com, iTunes, Amazon and from the group members. For bookings, radio service and more information, call Lady Bea at (832) 283-2087. You can also visit their web site at www.ladybeaangelicvoices.com and like them on Facebook.com.
Listen to their track, "I Don't Mind," on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD Volume 14, track #12
Janice Colvin, an anointed gospel singer from Burton, Texas, has been singing gospel music since the age of nine. She has opened up for world renowned gospel singers such as Shirley Caesar, The Canton Spirituals, The Williams Brothers, Beverly Crawford and others. She has now released her debut single entitled, "In His Arms." Hear it on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD, track #12 and also on Youtube.com. For more information and additional radio copies, call 979-525-1731.
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.
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