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I Hear Music Conference Returns

   

I Hear Music Conference Returns

MEDIA ALERT:

Cincinnati, OH (February 19, 2015) - Assembling some of the industry's best and brightest singers, ministers, songwriters, praise & worship leaders, pastors, music industry professionals and more, "I Hear Music in the Air" ministry and music conference makes its highly anticipated return to Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 15th-17th, 2015.

Boasting international acclaim as one of the gospel music industry's premier events for 14 years, the conference was designed to specifically highlight the needs of gospel music and provide a forum where industry professionals can equip each other with insight on creating successful music ministries. Courting attention from industry veterans, newcomers, and aspiring leaders alike, the "I Hear Music in the Air" conference has become a haven for professionals for its wealth of workshops, concerts, seminars, forums, and networking opportunities - with this year aiming to raise bar higher than ever.

The conference weekend is set to kick off with the explosive "I Hear Music in the Air Concert" at Cincinnati's renowned Inspirational Baptist Church on May 15th at 7:00 PM. Hosted by Stellar® Award-winning singer Isaac Carree and The City of Love Church's beloved Bishop Lester Love (of New Orleans), the dynamic lineup of performers includes award winning artists Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, William Murphy,William McDowell, Jonathan McReynolds, and Rodney Posey.

On Saturday, May 16th, attendees will have access to a host of "must see" events. From 4-7pm, aspiring artists are urged to display their talents in front of a panel of industry executives at the "I Hear Music in the Air New Artist Showcase." To be hosted at Roxy's Live, the event offers free admission and requests interested artists visit http://www.ihearmusicintheair.com/i-hear-music-conference/ to register.

At 2:00 PM eOne Music's Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational Phil Thornton will give insight on the business of music and television and Bishop Hezekiah Walker will discuss ministry in a "Mastery Class" session at 3:00 PM. The mastery class- hosted at Inspirational Baptist Church - comes just a few hours before Bishop Walker hosts his annual "Choir Fest" at the same location which kicks off at 6:00 PM and will feature 20 choirs in front of a live audience and panel of industry professionals. Choirs interested in participating are urged to visit www.HWChoirfest.com to sign up when registration opens.

The close of the conference will come aboard its annual "Legends Ball," honoring the achievements of leaders in the industry, community, and world. Grammy® and Stellar® Award winner Pastor Charles Jenkins will serve as keynote speaker and Gospel crooner Brian Courtney Wilson as the guest psalmist. The event will culminate the 'I Hear Music in the Air' conference weekend at the Sharonville Convention Center on May 17th at 5:30pm.

For more information visit www.ihearmusicintheair.com.


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Alexis Spight Making Moves on Billboards

   

Alexis Spight Making Moves on Billboards

Gospel Central would like to send a big SHOUT OUT and congratulations to Sunday Best Finalist Alexis Spight! Alexis just recently released her single titled "All The Glory". It is now on the Billboard and Gospel Indicator Charts most added and most increased spins. Make sure you request her single "All The Glory" on all your favorite radio stations.

Congrats again to Alexis and keep making moves for the Kingdom!


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Clive Davis to Recieve Award

   

Clive Davis to Recieve Award

Award-winning record producer and renowned music business executive Clive Davis will be honored with the prestigious Vanguard Award at THE 46th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Friday, Feb. 6 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on TV ONE. "The NAACP is proud to honor Clive Davis this year's Vanguard Award for his continued contributions of exceptional work to the music industry," said NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks. "His meticulous work ethic, extraordinary vision, and tireless dedication have built a prolific career that sets a remarkable example for so many who dream of following in his footsteps."

Clive Davis's devotion to the music industry has resulted in working closely with a large list of landmark artists through his tenures at Columbia, Arista and J Records. From early signings with Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Aerosmith, Billy Joel and Earth, Wind & Fire, to Patti Smith, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, and many others, Davis has made a profound impact on popular culture. Clive Davis, is currently the Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment. He has won five GRAMMYS and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. Davis's autobiography "The Soundtrack Of My Life," published by Simon & Shuster in 2013, became a New York Times bestseller. The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU is continuing to extend his legacy and looking to the future of the music business. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishment of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be voted upon by NAACP members and announced when the envelopes are opened on Thursday, February 5 during the Awards Ceremony for non-televised categories. The remaining categories will be announced LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on Friday, February 6 (9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delated). The telecast will also include a one-hour pre-show airing live from the red carpet (8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Gospel Central would like to congradulate and sends a big thank you to Clive Davis for all his accomplishments and succes in the industry. For more information on the NAACP Image Awards visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net.


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Nominees For Outstanding Gospel Album Announced

   

Nominees For Outstanding Gospel Album Announced

The 46 Annual Naacp Awards will take place in just about 2 weeks. This event highlighting the best in entertainment and arts will bring together filmmakers, actors, singers, rappers and groups from all genres of music. From the big screen in Hollywood to the Hip Hop to R&B and Gospel. The elite of the elite will be honored. The artist nominated for Outstanding Gospel Album - (Traditional or Contemporary) are...

"Duets" - Donnie McClurkin
"Help" - Erica Campbell
"I Will Trust" - Fred Hammond
"Journey To Freedom" -Michelle Williams
"Where My Heart Belongs" -Gladys Knight

Congrats to ALL those being honored and nominated at this year's Naacp Image Maker Awards! Gospel Central will be have coverage leading into the show which airs Feb 6th 8/7C on TV One


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Talented Vocalist Receives Nominations

   

Talented Vocalist Receives Nominations

Annointed vocalist Smokie Norful recently has been nominated in several categories for the most presitgious awards in gospel. Norful received Stellar Awards nominations for Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year and Contemporary CD of the Year for his hit album,"FOREVER YOURS". The album, released last summer, peaked at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart and also produced the Top 10 radio smash single "No Greater Love." In addition to the Stellar Award nod, Smokie is also nominated for 2 Grammy Awards this year. Gospel Central would like to congradulate Smokie Norful on his amazing accomplishments. The 2015 Stellar Awards will take place on March 28th in Las Vegas Nevada


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Grammy Award Nominee Releases Single

   

Grammy Award Nominee Releases Single

Recent Grammy Award nominee Anita Wilson has released her single from her sophomore album "Vintage Worship" titled "Keep Doing What Your Doing". Wilson is following success from her debut album Worship Soul (2012). The two time Grammy nominee single is gaining major radio airplay as it sits at #23 on Billboard's Top Gospel Airplay Chart. Go to: www.Ms.AnitaWilson.com to support and see the official video for" Keep Doing What Your Doing"


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Andrae Crouch Returns!

   

Andrae Crouch Returns!

After a brief health scare earlier this month one of the most influential men in gospel is set to return to the stage. Andrae Crouch known for his work with some of biggest names in music recently announced his Let the Church Say Amen" Celebration Tour will be hitting the road March 20 2015 on a nationwide 10 city tour. The tour will have special guest performances from CeCe Winans, Marvin Winans, Israel Houghton, Marcus Cole, Vonnie Lopez, and jazz artist Gerald Albright just to name a few.

In a recent statement Crouch says : "I am excited that the tour will go on and I am honored that Mano Hanes and such an incredible group of singers would take the time to pay tribute to me. To God Be The Glory for the things He has and continues to do."

Fans and supporters of the man known as the Father Of Modern Gospel get ready! The Let the Church Say Amen" Celebration Tour is going to be a hot ticket! Save the date and get your tickets while they're available! For tour info go to: http://sayamentour.com

"LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN" CELEBRATION TOUR DATES

Friday, March 20
Birmingham, AL Alabama Theater

Sunday, March 22
Charloqtte, NC Bojangles Coliseum

Monday, March 23
Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Center

Thursday, March 26
Orlando, FL CFE Arena

Saturday, March 28
Miami, FL James L. Knight Center

Sunday, March 29
Tampa, FL Sun Dome

Friday, April 3
New Orleans, LA Waterfront Theater

Thursday, April 16
Richmond, VA Altria Theater

Sunday, April 19
Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center

Monday, April 20
Washington D.C. Constitution Hall


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Gospel Central is Back!!!!

   

Gospel Central is Back!!!!

After a month long reprieve media outlet Gospel Central is pleased to announce we are back up and running! The holidays have been awesome and the turkey has settled in our tummies. Are you ready? Let's Go!

Gospel Central is geared up for the new year and expecting great things. We will still be bringing you the latest and greatest of gospel news, music and inspiration. Look out for our exclusive coverage on huge events like Stellar Awards, Naacp Awards, BMI Trailblazer Awards, Yes Lord Radio Anniversary Party and more! Also the official Gospel Central radio show will be in full swing soon. We will be rebroadcasting our first episode with special guest Jesscia Reedy from BET'S Sunday Best later this week.

To promote events, single and album releases for 2015 send pic, bio, mp3 and info to gospelindiecentral@gmail.com

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Make sure you download our official Gospel Central mobile app available on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry! We appreciate all the support and are excited to continue bringing you the best of today's gospel music and inspiration


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Soul Train Awards Air Tonight!

   

Soul Train Awards Air Tonight!

Tommorow keep your televisions tuned to BET for the 2014 Soul Train Awards! The show held yearly will be hosted by talk show host Wendy Williams. The event which was recorded earlier in the month will bring a star studded evening filled with surprise reunions, performances and tributes. This the Gospel scene is representing at the show with the following nominees:

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song

Help - Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae

I Can Only Imagine - Tamela Mann

No Greater Love - Smokie Norful

Real Love - Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins

Say Yes - Michelle Williams feat. Beyonce & Kelly Rowland

We Are Victorious - Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett

The Soul Train Awards will air tommorow at 8pm est on BET! Stay connected with Gospel Central for more exclusive coverage from this event and many others.
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Oh Give Thanks!

   

Oh Give Thanks!

Today marks a day recognized for giving thanks. Families travel and gather for delectable meals and tasty desserts. The atmosphere for most is full of love, laughter and cheer. As we go about our holiday festivities let us all remember those who are not as fortunate to be with family and friends. Someone is spending their first holiday without a love one who has passed. Or the individual losing their home or the one who has no home. Those ailing and sick need not be forgotten. Many have silent cries and struggles that no one knows about. We are all to celebrate and give thanks for our blessings. But let's remember there is much work to do and lives to touch. Our nation is divided from recent current events. Remember there is much work to do. Although at times life may seem to hard to bear. Rest assured that the most high has not forgotten our struggles. God can and will mend a broken heart and mourning spirit. He can still cure diseased blood. And his blood does still work! So on this day let us give thanks for the things God has done, is doing and for the great things he is going to do!

Gospel Central would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your days be brighter and filled with the blessings God has promised you!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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