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 Adams, Hezekiah Walker, Twinkie Clark, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, Marvin 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’
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:
New Song: Erica Campbell ft. Lecrae – ‘Help’
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
Hot Shot: Dewayne Woods Unveils New Single Artwork
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.
New Song: James Fortune & FIYA – ‘Best Praise’
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.
Hot Shot: Faith Evans & Karen Clark Sheard Record New Duet
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!
Preview: The Showers – ‘Better’
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
“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
We Must Praise
I’m Not Perfect; Abundantly Interlude
Praise on the Inside
I Gave It Up
Good & Bad
God’s Got It
Throwback Gospel Jam of the Day: Douglas Miller – ‘My Soul Is Anchored’