Page 1


THE GREATEST CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL MUSIC IN AMERICA STARTS HERE

verityrecords.com

Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound™ 2011 kicks off in cities nationwide.

© 2011 Verity Gospel Music Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment.

donaldlawrence.com

IN STORES & ONLINE NOW!!

featuring The “I Am” Factor, Spiritual & the title track YRM (your righteous mind) with Dorinda Clark Cole RETURN WITH THE NEW ALBUM

Courtesy of Rick Diamond/WireImages.

Courtesy of Rick Diamond/WireImages.

Courtesy of Rick Diamond/WireImages.

Courtesy of Rick Diamond/WireImages.

Courtesy of Rick Diamond/WireImages.

Courtesy of Michael Loccisano/WireImages.

Join Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound for a night of praise, worship and glory. We will be touring coast to coast, so don’t miss your chance to join the celebration. Support local, regional and national choirs as they reach even higher to praise HIS name.

Oakland, CA Tue., October 4th Oracle Arena

St. Louis, MO Mon., September 26th Scottrade Center

Charlotte, NC Mon., September 19th Time Warner Cable Arena®

Los Angeles, CA Sat., October 1st STAPLES Center

Detroit, MI Sat., September 24th Joe Louis Arena

Atlanta, GA Sat., September 17th Philips Arena

Washington, DC Wed., September 21st Verizon Center

Dallas, TX Thur., September 15th American Airlines Center

Chicago, IL Tue., September 27th United Center

National Finale: Los Angeles, CA Fri., October 28th STAPLES Center

HowSweetTheSound.com | 1.800.230.0053 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All event and performance images are property of Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless is the sponsor of the Verizon Wireless How Sweet the Sound Choir Contest. How Sweet the Sound™ is a trademark of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos Inc., D/B/A Erwin-Penland. All rights reserved. © 2011 Verizon Wireless.


TABLE OF

CONTENTS

3


Editor-In-Chief- Hasan James Managing Editor- Tracey J. Dwight Senior Editor- Racquelle Proctor Assistant Editor- Michele Clay Art Direction- Samir Marfatia, Fatima Burke- Williams Contributing Writers- Jeanelle Drysdale, Kris Erskine, Aasha Gholar, Khare Hawkins, John McClure, Angelique Mckoy, Ta-Tanisha Thomas, Thomas Warren, Chloe Vander- Poole , J.S. Williams Contributing Photographers- Alonzo Boldin, Joe Henderson, Chad Pennington, Matthew Vick, Brian Williams Management- Shawn Gibbs for The Firm Management

4


5


6


HIM

7


8


9


10


11


12


13


14


15


THE BLACK CHURCH THROUGH

blue

EYES

16


H

17


By: J.S. Williams

18


P RO M I S E S

the new album from

Features the single TRUST ME plus SOW IN TEARS & MENDER

I N STOR E S A N D ON LI N E NOW ! richardsmallwood.com RS_ad_root.indd 1

verityrecords.com

Š 2011 Verity Gospel Music Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment.

19 7/21/11 4:24 PM


20


21


22


23


24


25


26


27


Get Your Copy Now!

Available in stores, online, and in electronic versions

28


29


R U O Y IS

R E T N I PRKING YOU MA

A

R E T T BE

? R E H S I L B

PU

w w w.

m o c . I K I SHWE


?

8

-

1

)

0

)

7

7





7

3

4

,

-

7

8

-

6+2(6 %$*6

/8;(

$&&(6625,(6 IRU'D\ 1LJKW 

4)8)6 1)27%,

63



[[[OSYXY VIQEKE^MRI

GSQ

8

)





*

%

7

,

-

3

2

FREE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

  &)%98= &03++)6 6+$

WE MAKE PUBLISHERS BETTER

5(6+(5 6(&5(76

,1* )$6+5,2 1

,VVXH



BUSINESS BOOSTE R

7(67 75(1'62) 7+(6($621

834

5,6,1*67$5

KE^MRI7TVMR K-WWYI

%

746-2+ 692;%= 6)4368 7+(+27

-(:(/5<

 /SYXYVI1E

'

[[[OSYXY

VIQEKE^MRI GSQ * % 7 , - 3 2   & ) % 9 8 =  * 3 6  8 , )  % * * 0 9 ) 2 8  ; 7TVMRK-WWYI /SYXYVI1 EKE^MRI  3 1 % 2   3 *   ' 3 0 3 6

Our membership program is designed to help increase your sales and keep you on the cutting edge of publishing. Meet our 4 industry experts that keep you on the cutting edge of publishing

I THE SHWEIK

SPEED.

ITY. L A U Q . E C PRI RANTEE A U G E E R H -T GET-ALL

g that dence, knowin nfi co ith w n licatio eed. Print your pub quality and sp , ce ri p t es b g the your are gettin re a partner. a client, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; n a th re o m Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re print at read our fine nd a es ut in m Invest 5

m shweiki.co t a re o m Learn

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING Joe Pulizzi, Founder of Junta 42 PUBLICITY & PROMOTION Jill McGuckin, McGuckin Entertainment PR ONLINE STRATEGIES Ryan Dohrn, Brain Swell Media, LLC SALES TRAINING JenaĂŠ Rubin, Sales Powerhouse

Email us today for free samples and a quote at samples@shweiki.com â&#x20AC;˘ 512.480.0860 PLANT TOURS AVAILABLE! Contact Ashley to set up your tour today â&#x20AC;˘ 210.804.0390

www.SHWEIKI.com

Root Issue 8 A  

Root Magazine Issue 8 August/September 2011

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you