Monthly Archives August 2019

Isaac Carree Returns With New Single “HER” + Upcoming Album

Our boy Isaac Carree is back ya’ll!

After taking a six-year pause from his solo recording career, Isaac Carree is back with his highly anticipated recording, No Risk… No Reward, set for release this Fall on Shanachie Entertainment. Taking risks is something the Atlanta based Renaissance man is well acquainted with. His motto is “Why not?!” He explains, “I’m intentional about everything I do. Sometimes I do things even if I am afraid, but I do it! WHY NOT?!” It is this spirit that led the singer to step away from the recording scene to allow himself the opportunity to explore various creative avenues. “Allowing myself this time afforded me the opportunity to shift the trajectory of my mind and to reset to prepare for this moment now!,” shares Carree. “I had the life changing experience of touring with Diddy and the Bad Boy Reunion Tour. I also toured with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on the Soul II Soul World Tour and had the time of my life. After being away from the industry and not having new music out for six years, it feels really good to be back and to partner with Shanachie who believes in my vision.” Carree also penned his first book Service: My Words. My Life. My Truth and launched his own music conference, The Plug, in Atlanta. 

This fall Shanachie Entertainment will release Carree’s anticipated label debut, No Risk…No Reward .

No Risk…No Reward features the album’s first single “HER.” This stunning ballad is a powerful anthem from men to their woman. It is Isaac Carree’s tribute to his wife Dietra. “I love my wife,” says Carree. “She deserves NOTHING but the best! We’ve grown together, we’ve had our ups and our downs but she stuck with me by my side. She’s loyal, she’s a prayer warrior, she’s the mother of our child, so this song embodies how GRATEFUL to God I am for HER!”


Erica Campbell Debuting New Song On Sunday Best Season Finale

Don’t miss the season finale of Sunday Best, our girl Erica Campbell will be hitting the stage to perform her new single “Praying & Believing.”

Also set to perform are GRAMMY Award®-winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard, multiple Stellar Award-winner VaShawn Mitchell.  Fans will also see soul stirring performances from judges Jonathan McReynolds and Kelly Price.

Erica Campbell recently song the National Anthem during the Indianapolis Colts game with sister Tina.

The Crown Season 3 Premiere Date Announced

Hey royal fans, we have a premiere date for The Crown season 3.

Netflix announced that the award winning show will return for it’s 3rd season on Nov. 17. The Crown season 3, which tracks the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, stars Olivia Colman as the monarch, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. They are replacing Claire Foy, Matt Smith, and Vanessa Kirby, who played the roles in seasons 1 and 2.

Below the cast covers the September Issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Season 3 of the hit drama also stars Ben Daniels as Margaret’s husband Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten, Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, and Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.


Finalists Announced for BET’s Sunday Best

After making a triumphant return from its four-year hiatus earlier this summer, BET’s inspirational singing competition, “Sunday Best,” moves closer to crowning a new gospel superstar. Last night, the Grammy Award-winning songstress, Fantasia heated up the stage with a debut performance of “Looking For You,” from her forthcoming album Sketchbook. She later joined the judge’s panel, kicking off an emotional night full of surprises which ended with Joshua Copeland and Melvin Crispell, III moving forward to the finale episode airing on August 25, 2019 at 8PM ET/PT. Fans are now encouraged to vote for their favorite contestant at:  BET.com/VoteSundayBest

Sunday Best

Challenged with connecting with their inner selves this week, each contestant had to perform twice. For the first performance, the contestants chose a personal song and Kirk surprised them with a close family member for motivation.  Joshua selected Tasha Cobbs’ “I’m getting Ready,” while Melvin, performed Hezekiah Walker’s “Wonderful Is Your Name,” which was written by his late father Melvin Crispell II. 

Sunday Best


For their second performance of the night, the competitors performed original songs created by a team of heavy hitters, including GRAMMY®-nominated mega-hit wonder Makeba Riddick-Woods (Rihanna, Beyoncé, Tamar Braxton, Koryn Hawthorne) and six-time GRAMMY®-winning powerhouse Aaron Lindsey (Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Kenny Lattimore, Smokie Norful). What resulted was two awe-inspiring gospel singles “Anything is Possible” by Joshua Copeland and “Not The End of Your Story,” by Melvin Crispell III; both songs featured production by Lindsey and were co-produced by GRAMMY®-winner Myron Butler.
Today, RCA Inspiration releases these two new songs, as the first installment of their partnership with BET to spotlight new music from the hit gospel competition series. Both songs are now available at digital music providers.  
The season 9 winner will receive a recording contract with RCA Inspiration, a cash prize of $50,000 and the title “Sunday Best.” BET will crown the season 9 Sunday Best winner on Sunday, August 25th at 8:00PM ET/PT. The finale episode will feature special performances from GRAMMY Award®-winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard, multiple Stellar Award-winner VaShawn Mitchell.  Fans will also see soul stirring performances from judges Jonathan McReynoldsKelly Price, and  Erica Campbell debuting her new single “Praying & Believing.”

William McDowell New Live Album ‘The Cry’ Due Sept. 20th

GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning worship leader, pastor, and author, William McDowell, will release his new live album, The Cry (Integrity Music), on September 20th.

William McDowell

The album was recorded at Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga, TN and features special guest artists Nathaniel Bassey, Travis Greene, Yolanda Adams, David and Nicole Binion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Trinity Anderson (worship leader of McDowell’s Deeper Fellowship church). The preorder for The Cry is available here.

William McDowell

For 20 years, McDowell has been writing songs crying out for God to bring revival. However, his latest release is not a collection of songs crying out for God to come; rather it’s a collection of songs written as a response to a God who already has. Two decades ago, McDowell began praying for revival to break out in his community, and on May 22, 2016, the presence of God entered his church of Deeper Fellowship in Orlando and has yet to leave.

“God literally walked into the room in our church in a tangible way,” says McDowell. “It changed everything about our posture, everything about the way we do life and everything about the culture of our church.”

The Cry is a powerful collection that puts to melody what God has been doing in his church and with these people.

The first single from the album “I Don’t Wanna Leave” will have you in tears.



Michelle Obama High School Alma Mater Names New Athletic Complex After Her

Whitney Young High magnet school in Chicago has unveiled a sports complex named after former first lady Michelle Obama.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the school unveiled the new mixed-use sports facility during a block party celebration earlier this month.

Michelle Obama

The new athletic complex will reportedly have a running track and a field where students can play baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and football.

“Whitney Young has played such a foundational role in my life,” the former first lady said in a video recorded message for the students. “It’s where I first started to branch outside my neighborhood and see the possibilities that lay right in front of me.” 


Michelle Obama attended Whitney Young from 1977-1981. It was Chicago’s first magnet high school, established as a selective enrollment school, where she was a classmate of Jesse Jackson’s daughter Santita.

Choirmaster Ricky Dillard Signs To Motown Gospel!

The choirmaster himself, Ricky Dillard has signed a new record deal with Motown Gospel, and is prepping to bless us with a LIVE album!

Known for his skillful directing and inimitable presentation marked by high energy, acrobatics and charisma, the 3-time GRAMMY® nominee will record his Motown Gospel debut album, along with his unparalleled choir, New G, live in Chicago on Saturday, September 28, 2019 beginning at 2:00PM at Haven of Rest Missionary Baptist Church.

Ricky Dillard

“I’m so excited to be partnering with such an iconic and progressive label as Motown Gospel for this next chapter and level of my assignment. Throughout my career, I’ve been very fortunate, as I have been associated with many great people and a participant of many great events. Motown is certainly one of the world’s most known brands, and their people are some of the world’s best,” said Ricky Dillard.

Danny Gokey & Wife Leyicet Welcomes Baby Boy!

And Emanuel makes 4 for Christian music singer Danny Gokey and his wife Leyicet.

The couple welcomed Emanuel Daniel Gokey into the world on Friday.

Danny Gokey shared the news on Instagram, posting a photo of himself and his three children, Gabriel Daniel, Victoria Isabella, and Daniel Emanuel looking over Emmanuel as he rested in a bassinet.

“We are so excited to announce that our 4th child Emanuel made his entrance into the world today,” the singer wrote as the caption.

Emanuel weighed 8lbs. and 14 oz.

Nancy Parker’s Husband Is Turning Her Tragic Death Over To The Lord

Louisiana News anchor, Nancy Parker, who died in a plane crash on Friday, husband is speaking out.

Saturday morning, Glynn “Glen” Boyd shared a touching tribute to his wife on Facebook, asking for our prayers as they mourn the loss of their beloved Nancy.

“The dearest and most wonderful person in my life is gone,” he shared. “Our Nancy was an amazing human being. I was so proud of her; first as an awesome mother of our three children, just incredible. She loved them so much. This is why this is so difficult to comprehend. And she was a true professional, a master of her craft.”

Nancy Parker
Photo Credit: Fox 8

“Please, please keep us in prayer. And lift up my in-laws in prayer as well. Nancy was the apple of their eyes. Fox 8 we love you. This battle is not mine. I’m turning it over to the lord.

The couple, who was married for 23 years have three children.

Nancy Parker was shooting a story in a stunt plane Friday afternoon with pilot Franklin J.P. Augustus, who also died in the crash, according to reports.

The Chrisley’s: Tennessee Mansion Back On The Market

You can have the Chrisley’s Brentwood Tennessee mansion for 4.6 million.

The mansion was featured on the families hit reality show Chrisley Knows Best.

The home is listed with Nic Kerdiles of  Zeitlin Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, who happens to be Savannah Chrisley’s fiance.

The Chrisley's

Via the website:

Built in 2013, the home has been completely renovated with top of the line finishes. Exquisite formal dining room with custom hand painted Gracie wallpaper. Gorgeous study with fumed oak and custom finish. Professional chef’s kitchen with dual Subzero refrigerators and freezers. Additional caterers kitchen. 2 Laundry Rooms with custom build outs. Amazing cedar closet with additional washer and dryer.

In other Chrisley news, Todd Chrisley shared on Instagram that their reality show has not been canceled in spite of rumors circulating following he and his wife Julie pleading not guilty to tax evasion charges earlier this week.

“We are getting back to work after this distraction and our show hasn’t been cancelled , God delivered much clarity yesterday as to those who set a net for us , so the Lord says “ May the net your enemies cast for you be the same net they become snared in .. “

Amen!

Fantasia Performing New Single On BET’s Sunday Best

Fantasia is about to sing her face off when she guest stars on BET’s Sunday Best this Sunday ya’ll.

According to a Press Release, Fantasia will perform a new song “Looking For You” before joining the judges on the couch.

Fantasia
Photo Credit: BET

The top 3 singers must connect with their inner selves and perform twice. A close family member surprises each contestant and assists in choosing a personal song. Then the competitors hit the studio with Makeba Riddick-Woods to pen an original song. At the end, one is eliminated and viewer voting commenced to determine which of the final 2 will be crowned next week the winner of S9 Sunday Best.