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The Overflow (Gospel News Roundup): Andrae Crouch, Dewayne Woods, Jonathan Nelson, David & Tamela Mann

Published: Sunday 11th Jan 2015 by Rashad
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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 WalkerTwinkie ClarkFred HammondKierra SheardDorinda Clark ColeIsrael HoughtonMarvin SappMicah StampleyJoshua Rogers, J. Moss, and Jonathan McReynolds, 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 Andrae Crouch, Dewayne Woods, Jonathan Nelson,  and more:

Gospel Icon Andrae Crouch Dead at 72

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The music world is still reeling from the loss of gospel pioneer Andrae Crouch.  A game-changer indeed in reshaping the way the world heard gospel music, the Grammy winning legend died last week at age 72.

Full report via USA TODAY:

“Andraé Crouch, a gospel musician who bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years, died Thursday afternoon. The 72-year-old singer, songwriter and choir director had been hospitalized since Saturday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area after suffering a heart attack.

Crouch, sometimes called “the father of modern gospel music,” led the choirs that sang on such hits as Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror and Madonna’s Like a Prayer. As a songwriter, he wrote several gospel favorites, most notably The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power, My Tribute (To God Be the Glory) and Soon and Very Soon, a song sung at Jackson’s public memorial service.”

 

Click here to read President Obama’s official statement regarding Crouch’s passing.

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Hot Shot:  Dewayne Woods Unveils New Album Cover

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Best known for his single ‘Let Go, Let God,’ Dewayne Woods readies his return to the gospel scene with a new album titled ‘Life Lessons.’

Due February 3, the album was kicked off by the Anthony Hamilton-assisted number ‘Friend of Mine’ and will also feature appearances from the likes of Dave Hollister, Avery Sunshine, PJ Morton, and more.

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Jonathan Nelson Announces New Album ‘Fearless’

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As his brother Jason Nelson dominates charts with his latest release ‘Jesus Revealed,’ Jonathan Nelson readies the follow-up to his own Billboard #1 ‘Finish Strong’ with a new record deal and live recording.

Via his new music home eOne Music, Jonathan will release his newest live project ‘Fearless,’ slated for a fall 2015 (with its lead single due this Spring).

Fans interested in catching the live recording should drop by The Faith Center in Sunrise, FL on February 20th!

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Watch:  BET Releases David & Tamela Mann Reality Show Teaser

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BET’s latest venture into faith-based reality comes via “IT’S A MANN’S WORLD” – the highly anticipated series starring David and Tamela Mann.  Premiering Wednesday, January 14 at 9:00 p.m. EST/ 8:00 p.m. CST, the show will deliver a taste of how David and Tamela balance being married for 26 years with “celebrity” and more.

Click here to see the full teaser.

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Gospel Throwback Jam of the Day:  Andrae Crouch – ‘Soon & Very Soon’

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