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The Overflow (Gospel News Round Up): Faith Evans, Earnest Pugh, Dewayne Woods, James Fortune, The Showers, J. Moss, & 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 Yolanda AdamsHezekiah Walker, Twinkie ClarkFred HammondKierra SheardDorinda Clark ColeIsrael HoughtonMarvin Sapp, Micah Stampley, Joshua Rogers, 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 Faith Evans, Karen Clark Sheard, Mary Mary‘s Erica Campbell, J. Moss, James Fortune & FIYA, The Showers, Dewayne Woods, The Super Bowl, and more:

Earnest Pugh Prepares Next Single In ‘All Things Through Christ’

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Earnest Pugh catapulted to the top of Billboard Gospel charts with his most recent #1 album “The W.I.N” in mid 2013.  Off the hems of lead single ‘More of You’, the live album ended the year as one of 2013’s most talked about gospel offerings.

Now, to kick off the new year, the ‘Rain On Us’ balladeer has lined up “All Things Through Christ” (featuring the legendary Bishop Rance Allen), as its follow-up.  Unveiled via Pugh’s official Facebook page (with the announcement that an accompanying music video will soon follow), peep the artwork above and take your first listen below:

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New Song:  Erica Campbell ft. Lecrae – ‘Help’

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After her hit ‘A Little More Jesus’ swept gospel radio, Mary Mary fans are looking for more than a little more of Erica Campbell‘s solo work. As such, the songstress enlisted Grammy-winning gospel rapper Lecrae to help with its follow-up ‘Help’ (the title track of Campbell’s debut solo project).

While we are a little more than two months away from the March 25th release of the project, fans will have their fill of the sisters as their hit, self-titled WeTV reality show is set to return in February.

Until then, listen to ‘Help’ below:

Watch:  Mary Mary Talk About Christianity & Sexuality

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Hot Shot:  Dewayne Woods Unveils New Single Artwork

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Fans of ‘Let Go, Let God’ hitmaker Dewayne Woods rejoiced at news the famed tenor is set to make his return to the music scene after a notable absence from his last effort 2010’s ‘My Life’s Lyric’.

Titled ‘Never Be the Same’, the PJ Morton-produced cut is set to be lifted from Woods’ yet titled new release. As we await news on the tune’s official release date (and its parent album’s release date), enjoy the cover art above.

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New Song:  James Fortune & FIYA – ‘Best Praise’

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Things just seem to get better and better for James Fortune & FIYA as evidenced by his new single ‘Best Praise’.  Coming in as the follow-up to “Live Through It”, ‘Best’ marks a triumphant sophomore single from Fortune’s first live album set for release March 25th.

Listen below!

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Hot Shot: Faith Evans & Karen Clark Sheard Record New Duet

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As first revealed here, Faith Evans’ newest project ‘Incomparable’ will feature a new duet with the incomparable Karen Clark Sheard.  Indeed, the duo first thrilled fans with ‘Nothing Without You’ – their collaboration on Sheard’s 1997 debut ‘Finally Karen’.

Now, it looks like the powerhouse vocalists are set for a redo.

While no official date has been revealed, we are giddy with excitement at just the prospect that the two are reuniting!  Keep it locked on TGJ for more on this story as it develops!

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Preview:  The Showers – ‘Better’

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The Showers have set the net ablaze after teaming up with celebrity stylist J. Bolin for their most recent photo shoot.

Now, after making waves on the visual front (via photos and a recent appearance on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel), the family collective are readying the follow-up to their smashing debut song “Praise Your Way Through” in the form of ‘Better’ – written and produced by Deon Kipping.

Get a sneak listen below:

Hot Shot:  J. Moss Unveils ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Cover

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“Restored”. “Praise On the Inside”.  “We Must Praise”.  The aforementioned are just a few of the memorable titles that line gospel force J Moss’s highly revered catalog.  For those looking to find all of these hits on one album – you’re in luck.  For, set to hit stores January 21st, is the release of ‘The Very Best of J. Moss” – a collection of his greatest hits and more via the newly formed PMG Gospel imprint.

See the tracklist below:

The Very Best of J Moss Track Listing

I Wanna Be
Livin’ 4
Psalm 150
We Must Praise
I’m Not Perfect; Abundantly Interlude
Operator
Praise on the Inside
Rebuild
Restored
I Gave It Up
Sweet Jesus
Good & Bad
God’s Got It
The Prayers
Good Day

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Throwback Gospel Jam of the Day: Douglas Miller – ‘My Soul Is Anchored’

 

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4 Comments

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    January 5, 2014 at 1:14 pm
    YONCE AKA BEYONSLAY says:
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    ONLY HERE FOR FAITH & KAREN. VOCAL MOTHER & DAUGHTER I LOVE IT!

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    January 5, 2014 at 1:44 pm
    BEYHIVE_MINAJ says:
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    I don’t listen to a lot of gospel,only artists I listen to are Mary Mary,Faith Evans and Kirk Franklin. Didn’t know about these others,I’ll go check them out sometime. Thanks TGJ

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    January 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm
    LittleJohnny says:
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    Love the Showers. They are awesome as well as Faith Evans and Karen C S. I can’t wait to see what they have coming in music.

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    January 5, 2014 at 9:43 pm
    FutureCIARA says:
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    OMG all this new gospel music, im going into overload!!

    Faith and Erica new cds will be nice, i cant wait… and Earnest needs to drop his already!

    And I really hope Donald Lawrence gets his Grammy!

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