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The Overflow (Gospel News Round-Up): Twinkie Clark, Livre, Kierra Sheard, Vashawn Mitchell, Zie’l & More

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Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical landscapes including, most recently, gospel.

Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.

Tuck in below for the latest news on Twinkie Clark, The Showers, Kierra Sheard, Vashawn Mitchell, Livre, Mali Music, Zie’l, Sheri Jones-Moffett, and more:


New Video:  Twinkie Clark – ‘God Gave Me Favor’

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The reigning Queen of the Hammond B3 organ Twinkie Clark is hoping to extend her reign to gospel charts with her forthcoming solo live cd aptly titled ‘Live & Unplugged’.

While its first single ‘Speak Lord’ enlisted the help of younger sister/top-selling gospel artist Karen Clark Sheard,  Twinkie take the reins by her lonesome with its follow-up ‘God Gave Me Favor’.

Get your first listen below:

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New Song:  Zie’l – Redeemed

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As reported here, incomparable gospel girl group Zie’l recently announced intent to return to music after a brief hiatus.  The soaring syndicate, now a trio, rose to fame in the mid-2000s on the hems of a stirring remake of Clark Sisters classic ‘Is My Living In Vain’.

Fast forward to today and it appears the ladies are still in the business to show the wannabes how its done.  Evidence of such is their newest single Jamiene ”J-Skills” Thompson-produced single ‘Redeemed’.  Set to officially hit digital outlets on May 28th, take a listen to the ladies’ latest below:

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Gospel Family Group The Showers Unveil Their Newest Single ‘Praise Your Way Through’

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Award winning gospel family group The Showers have seen the praises of some of gospel’s top critics showered on their latest single ‘Praise Your Way Through’.  Acting as the first offering from their yet-titled sophomore project, the tune finds Bruce Robinson Jr. (Justin Bieber, Fantasia) at the helm of production as gospel hitmaker Myron Butler steers its vocal production.

Comprised of real life siblings, the group’s unmistakable soaring harmonies have already launched their last project to the top of gospel radio charts.  And, if ‘Praise Your Way Through’ is an indication of things to come, they should ready themselves for a redo.  Listen below:

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Alicia Keys Founded Gospel Group Livre Share Their Newest Single ‘I Will Be Alright’

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With 14 Grammy wins, 5 chart topping albums, and millions of records sold, R&B diva Alicia Keys has listed many accomplishments to her already full resume.

Her latest, however, can be seen in Livre – the Bronx bred gospel group she co-founded with legendary music manager Jeff Robinson.  Already winning fans in artists like Kirk Franklin, Tyrese, Elle Varner, and many more, the six member group have taken the genre by storm with their latest single ‘I Will Be Alright’.

As we eagerly await the tune’s accompanying music video, get your first listen of it in its entirety above.  As a bonus, see them share a live acapella of the hit number with our friends at Good Day Columbia WACH:

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Album Preview:  Sheri Jones-Moffett – ‘Power & Authority’

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Best remembered for her inclusion on the modern classic Donald Lawrence tune ‘Encourage Yourself’,  songstress Sheri Jones Moffett is giving fans a sneak peak of her newest LP weeks before of its tentative July 2nd release.

With its lead single ‘Shine’ already gaining momentum on gospel charts, Moffett moves forward to serve even more tastes of her forthcoming project.

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 Mary Mary Performs ‘Go Get It’ At the American Bible Challenge Finale

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Grammy winning duo Mary Mary took a break from filming the highly anticipated third season of their hit WeTV reality show to drop by GSN’s ‘American Bible Challenge’ finale last week.  Performing their chart-topping tune ‘Go Get It’, see sisterly twosome get down like only they can:

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Vashawn Mitchell Makes ‘Greatest Man’ His Next Single

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‘Turning Around For Me’ maestro Vashawn Mitchell is still enjoying the radio success of the aforementioned single despite its release nearly a year ago.  Hoping to capitalize off its momentum, Mitchell has chosen ‘Greatest Man’ to act as its follow-up.

Give it a listen below:

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Report:  Kierra Sheard ‘Trumpets Blow’ Blasts To Itunes #1

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Grammy nominated songstress Kierra Sheard has blasted to the top of gospel Itunes charts with her latest single ‘Trumpets Blow’.  The percussion heavy number, produced by Rodney Jerkins (Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Brandy), serves as the leading tune from her yet-titled sixth album.

With its creation heavily documented on her hit BET reality show ‘The Sheards’, fans should tune into tonight for the show’s season finale where the song’s accompanying music video will be unveiled.

BET’s ‘The Sheards’ airs Sunday nights at 8/7c.

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Watch:  Gospel Rapper Mali Music Teases New Music Video For ‘Ready Aim’

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5 Comments

  • May 26, 2013 at 11:25 am
    GOLDEN LIFE says:
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    I see yall are typical church people! Rude & biased! Way to represent God! Hallelujah!

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  • May 26, 2013 at 11:43 am
    King Z says:
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    idk what this person above me is talkin about, but TGJ is an ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE, so they cover ALL FORMS OF entertainment!

    anywho, i appreciate your gospel content. please keep it up.

    it’s a WELCOMED departure from rih and Bey! lol. jeez.

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  • May 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    msTeeziebreezy says:
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    i loooove kierra’s new song. it is the jam! cant wait to c the video tonite.

    i’ve been hearing alot abt livre too. never knew alicia keys discovered them tho. i like their song

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