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Gospel Star Keith “Wonder Boy” Johnson Dies at 50

The king of gospel quartet music, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, has died suddenly at the age of  50. Johnson was found dead in his Atlanta, Georgia home on September 30. Johnson was known for gospel radio hits such as “Be Right,” “Let Go and Let God Have His Way,” “Send A Revival,” and “Hide Behind the Mountain.”

Cece Winans Wins Three Grammy for Lifetime Total of 15

CeCe Winans is simply unstoppable. Her voice seems to get more powerful over time and fans can’t get enough of the chart-topping live recording, “Believe For It.” The multiple award-winning singer recently added three more Grammys to her collection: Best Gospel Performance/Song “Never Lost”; Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song; “Believe For It” and Best Gospel Album. “To God be the glory! This is amazing. Thank you to everyone who played and sang on this album. All the songs are just amazing. I am so humbled to win three more Grammys,” says Winans. “Believe For It.” started as a long-awaited live

Houston Releases ‘The Book of John’

Contemporary Gospel recording artist, songwriter, musician, and entrepreneur John Houston released his sophomore project, The Book Of John – EP (Visionary Music Group)

Nelson Scores His Fourth No. 1 Billboard Gospel Hit

Jason Nelson, recording artist and pastor of The Tab Church in Maryland, has landed the No. 1 gospel song in the nation – for the fourth time. The track, “Residue,” is no. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart for the week ending November 6 with 1,116 airplay detections.

CeCe Winans Making Waves at Radio and Billboard Charts

There’s no stopping the outstanding performance of CeCe Winans’ current album, “Believe For It.”  Prior to street date, the record began to acquire a buzz throughout the Christian and gospel industry, which heightened the anticipation of hearing new music from the celebrated voice of Winans. The live recording featuring 12 heart-felt songs of worship quickly rose to the top of the charts, claiming the number one spot on four different Billboard Gospel Charts with the album remaining in the number slot for seven consecutive weeks. Winans is now making her mark at key Christian radio stations and networks like: K-Love,

Jason Nelson to Release 6th Album, “Close”

Project features collaborations with vocalist Chrisette Michele, bassist John Patitucci and worship leader Osby Berry Jason Nelson, best-known for his top gospel ballads, “Forever” and “I Am,” will emerge from a three-year recording hiatus on August 6, with the release of his sixth album, “Close” (Jaelyn Song Music/ Tyscot / FairTrade). “First, it’s a studio record his past sets have been live sessions]. Secondly, I delve into music that helped to nurture my sound as a singer. It pays homage to Dawkins & Dawkins, Fred Hammond, Commissioned,” says Nelson. “The first album I ever purchased was by Jaco Pastorious (a legendary bassist known for his work with jazz fusion band, Weather Report). All of them played a

Earnest Pugh and Kerry Douglas Reunite for New Top 10 Song

Gospel star, Earnest Pugh, has reunited with Blacksmoke Music Worldwide CEO, Kerry Douglas, on the soul-stirring Billboard Top Ten Gospel Airplay chart radio smash, “God Wants to Heal You.” Over a decade ago, Pugh and Douglas created a string of hits together such as “For My Good,” “Every Promise,” and the No. 1 smashes, “Rain on Us” and “I Need Your Glory.” Pugh’s five-octave vocal range and Douglas’ guerrilla marketing tactics have made them an unbeatable team, according to admirers. After years apart, they have picked up where they left off to release Pugh’s tenth album, “The Outpour Experience Live”

Zacardi Cortez Releases ‘You Don’t Know’

Over the last decade, Zacardi Cortez’s muscularly dynamic vocals have established him as one of soul music’s new leaders. The gruff-voiced tenor has scored No. 1 hits such as “1 on 1” and “Oh, How I Love You,” which recently spent a dozen weeks atop the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart. Now, he’s recorded his most heartfelt musical statement yet with “You Don’t Know” (Black Smoke Music Worldwide). It opens softly with Cortez singing, “You don’t know what I’ve been through, let me share my story with you,” and he goes on to reminisce about some of his real-life challenges. Then,