Monthly Archives August 2019

William Murphy “Settle Here” Official Live Video Out Now

Pastor William Murphy has released the official live video for his hit worship song “Settle Here”

William Murphy

The Stellar Award-winning, two-time GRAMMY and Dove Award-nominated hitmaker released the live performance video showcasing the experience of Murphy and his singers sharing in worship with the packed crowd at his album’s live recording. The chart-topping hit single from his #1 Gospel album, Settle Here, Murphy’s song and album just recently garnered two Dove Award nominations for the 2019 show this fall, with the single “Settle Here” (Pt. 1) nominated for Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year, and the album nominated for Gospel Worship Album of the Year. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBsUrBQVUjQ

TobyMac, Hillsong Worship, Kirk Franklin and More to Perform at 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association announced the first round of all-star performers for the historic 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, set for October 15 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville.

The landmark event will feature performances by CCM standouts TobyMacHillsong Worship and gospel artist, Kirk Franklin. In conjunction with performer announcement, GMA recognizes their generous sponsors, Nature’s Nate and Christian Healthcare Ministries.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the GMA Dove Awards, the Gospel Music Association is thrilled to present an all-new collection of hand-curated experiences for Christian and Gospel Music fans alike. The On-Stage, Behind The Scenes and VIP Treatment Fan Experiences have already sold out. Limited spots are still available for The 50th GMA Dove Awards Red Carpet Fan Experience which gives fans a red carpet photo opportunity as well as special access and VIP perks. Experience this golden celebration like a true VIP with invites to “industry-only” events, once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities, behind the scenes tours and much more! For complete details, visit www.doveawards.com/fan-experience.

Quad Webb “Cooking With Miss Quad”

Reality TV star and talk show host, Quad Webb recently released her first cookbook “Cooking with Miss Quad” and now she’s showing us how to cook some of her favorite dishes.

Tonight (Thursday) she will be discussing and signing copies of her new cookbook “Cooking with Quad”at Eagle Eye Bookstore in Atlanta. She will be doing a cooking demonstration as well as sampling from her new cookbook.

Cooking is a pleasure and a respite for this star; it’s an expression of love she wants to share with all her fans. Quad learned to cook from her mother, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, so she’s been cooking her entire life and insists that she’s made every mistake possible behind a stove. Here she encourages even complete beginners to give cooking a try with delicious, updated southern classics.

Quad’s energy in the kitchen is contagious, as is her passion for teaching others to overcome kitchen intimidation.

Her new cookbook is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Books-A-Million and anywhere books are sold.

PICS: Sloane Stephens Encourage Teen Rising Stars Ahead Of US Open

Just as US Open fan week kicks off at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, 2017 US Open Champion and Mercedes-Benz Ambassador Sloane Stephens, took to the court yesterday, to share some tennis knowledge and skill with an illustrious group of female tennis enthusiasts, including a special group of teen rising stars who are part of the USTA National Junior Tennis and Learning network.

Sloane Stephens
Photo Credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
Sloane Stephens
Photo Credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz

The afternoon was part of Mercedes-Benz continued official sponsorship of the US Open, and the brands commitment to motivate, connect and empower women and young girls to get out of their comfort zones and unleash their best. 

Sloane Stephens
Photo Credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz

ESPN Personality and Mercedes-Benz Ambassador Maria Taylor sat with Sloane for an exclusive Q&A with the young girls.

Sloane Stephens
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 21: <> attends as Sloane Stephens hosts a private Tennis clinic with Mercedes-Benz on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

In addition to her time on the court in the real world, Sloane is also featured in an all-new Augmented Reality experience featuring Mercedes-Benz MBUX technology. Available to spectators at the US Open in the Mercedes-Benz Brand Showroom, guests will be fully immersed in court side play with an untethered racquet in hand to experience a highly personalized and sometimes comical, one-on-one tennis lesson, learning form and precision from the tennis superstar.

#EmpoweringGirls

Watch: Trailer For ‘EVIL’ Coming This Fall To CBS

The new trailer for the CBS drama series EVIL starring Mike Colter is here!

EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion.

EVIL

Skeptical female psychologist Kristen Bouchard joins David Acosta, who is training to be a Catholic priest, and a blue collar contractor as they investigate the church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and other extraordinary occurrences. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work, examining the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series is created by Robert and Michelle King.

The series also stars Katja Herbers, and Michael Emerson.

EVIL premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS.

Erica Campbell Returns With Powerful Anthem “Praying & Believing”

5X GRAMMY winner, Erica Campbell, returns with a new powerful anthem “Praying And Believing.” Campbell will debut the song with a show-stopping performance on the season finale of BET’s Sunday Best this Sunday, August 25, 8/7c and the single will then be available on all digital platforms. 

This powerful song is exactly what is needed for today’s current climate. With tragedy, injustice, hurt and hate, “Praying And Believing” is the perfect salve for the country’s collective wounds. The poignant tune, written and produced by Erica and Warryn Campbell along with Dontae Winslow, uplifts the listener in every way. 

The song showcases Campbell’s unbelievable vocals and passionate delivery. “Praying and Believing” is a powerful and passionate song that lets people know that someone IS praying for them and they are not alone,” said Campbell. “It’s a song for anyone in any situation.” 

“Praying And Believing” is the introduction single to the forthcoming new compilation album WARRYN CAMPBELL PRESENTS MY BLOCK INC. The compilation album will feature all new music from Jason McGee & The Choir, MC Lyte, Lena Byrd Miles, JoiStaRR, The Walls Group and more, and will be released on all digital outlets on September 27, 2019. 

Erica continues to be hard at work as the popular morning radio show host of the nationally syndicated “Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell,” as well as prepping for the release of her debut book “More Than Pretty: Doing the Soul Work That Uncovers Your True Beauty” (Atria Books, September 24, 2019).


Steph Curry Helps Launch Golf Team At Howard University

Steph Curry is the ultimate giver!

The NBA star reportedly donated 7 figures over the next 6 years to help Howard University launch a men’s and women’s golf team.

It will be the first time in 40 years the university has a golf program. The announcement was made at Langston, the historically black, public golf course in Washington D.C.

The new team will be in place for the 2020-2021 season.

“No matter where you come from or what socioeconomic background you had, we all were that kid once upon a time that was just excited about finding out who they were as a person through athletics,” Steph Curry told the Washington Post.

Jordin Sparks Heading Back To Broadway In ‘Waitress’ Musical

Jordin Sparks is headed back to Broadway ya’ll.

Sparks, who made her Broadway debut in In the Heights, is returning to the stage for a limited engagement in Broadway’s Waitress. She’s taken on the role of waitress and pie-maker Jenna who dreams of a way out of her small town and tumultuous marriage. She will play the role September 16 through October 27.

“I’ve missed the Broadway stage ever since I took my final bow in In the Heights in 2010,” she said in a statement to People. “I am so excited to be able to return to it and serve up some musical pie!”

“Then God Made A Woman”

Jordin is making it happen ya’ll!… she’s juggling being a mother to her 15 month old son DJ, a wife, working on new music, movies, and lending her voice and time to causes.

OVERCOMER Movie In Theaters Friday!

It’s finally here! The OVERCOMER movie, the first film from the Kendrick Brothers since WAR ROOM, arrives in theaters this weekend.

While this family movie officially opens on Friday, many theaters will have special showings beginning Thursday evening.

Overcomer movie

About the OVERCOMER movie:

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth… until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.

The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson.



LeToya Luckett: After Destiny’s Child She Had To Seek God

LeToya Luckett is sharing how a mentor helped her to seek God after her departure from Destiny’s Child.

On the last episode of Essence “If Not For My Girls” with her girls Keri Hilson and Eudoxie, LeToya shares how God placed a woman in her life after the Destiny’s Child breakup that helped guide her to church, prayer and a stronger relationship with Him.

LeToya Luckett

“She was a motherly, nurturing spirit who comforted me and told me, ‘Dust yourself off. Let’s go to church. Let’s go to these women’s conferences. Let’s pray together.’ She helped me to build my prayer life. I got a better understanding of who God was, to me,” LeToya Luckett shared with the ladies.

She continued,

“I started to build a relationship with God, and I found comfort in that instead of trying to figure out what I wanted to do next. I had to seek Him first before I could make any moves,” the Reality TV star concluded.


TobyMac Announces The St. Nemele Collab Sessions

TobyMac announces his latest project, The St. Nemele Collab Sessions. Available August 23 across all DSPs and physically on September 27, the LP features fan favorites including his latest RIAA Gold Certified single “I just need U.,” “Everything” & “The Elements.”

TobyMac

Multiple producers and artists joined TobyMac to reinvent songs from his latest smash LP The Elements.  The eclectic group of guest artists includes Bart Millard (of MercyMe), Crowder, Cory AsburyJordan FelizMatt Maher & Terrian, LEDGER, Jonathan McReynolds, Aaron Cole, Sarah Reeves and Cochran & Co.The St. Nemele Collab Sessions is capped off with a never before released track from the multi-platinum artist, “Heart Of My Beat.”