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 Joshua Rogers, 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 Michelle Williams, Kurt Carr, Deitrick Haddon, and Fred Hammond’s United Tenors…
New Video: Kurt Carr – ‘I’ve Seen Him Do It’
Legendary gospel craftsmen Kurt Carr drops a visual to ‘I’ve Seen Him Do It’ – the latest gem from his #1 album ‘Bless This House’. Word has it Carr performed the number live for the BET’s 2013 ‘Celebration of Gospel’. Until that airs April 7th, get into the new video above:
Michelle Williams Set To Host ‘How Sweet The Sound’ Finale
TGJ favorite Michelle Williams is lending her star power to the finale of Verizon Wireless’ hit annual gospel choir competition ‘How Sweet the Sound’. Acting as the show’s host (airing tonight at 10 PM/ET on TVOne), Williams will just be one of many top gospel acts gracing screens tonight.
Set to also feature appearances from CeCe Winans, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, and more, tonight’s showing will unveil the 2013 winners of the choir competition!
New Song: Deitrick Haddon – ‘Have Your Way’
As previously reported, gospel crooner Deitrick Haddon will see his return to record shelves (via RCA Inspiration) this summer with new album ‘R.E.D. (Restoring Everything Damaged)‘. But, before fans can get their hands on the album, Haddon has lifted ‘Have Your Way’ as the set’s lead single.
Released to radio this week, get acquainted with the tune below:
Fred Hammond & United Tenors Hit #1
As fans know, ‘No Weapon’ singer Fred Hammond assembled a crew of crooners (Dave Hollister, Courtney Wilson, Eric Roberson) christened United Tenors. Together, with lead/title single ‘Here In Our Praise’, the foursome have stormed Itunes charts with their debut offering released March 26th.
Presently perched atop the digital tally, refreshing of next week’s Billboard listings will determine if they were able to end the longtime chart reign of ‘Take Me To the King’ singer Tamela Mann. As we anxiously await those results, we still send a huge congratz out to Hammond and co.