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 a jam-packed entry with the latest news on Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Ben Tankard, The Sheards, and so much more…
New Song: Donnie McClurkin – ‘I Am Amazed’ (featuring Erica Campbell of Mary Mary)
Fans of Pastor Donnie McClurkin were thrilled this week with news of new music from the Grammy winning gospel singer. The tune ‘I Am Amazed’ made its way to McClurkin’s official Youtube this week and features vocals from Erica Campbell of Mary Mary and Preashea Hilliard.
While there’s no word on the song’s parent album’s title or due date, press play below to get our first taste of what the ‘We Fall Down’ hitmaker is serving up in coming months.
Tye Tribbett’s New Single ‘Same God’ Hits #1
Digital gospel charts were set alight with the official release of ‘No Way’ performer Tye Tribbett’s latest single ‘Same God (If He Did It Before)’ as the song is now perched at #1 on the tally.
The tune, launched as the first release from the gospel maestro’s summer-due project ‘Greater Than’, was introduced via the 2013 Stellar Awards (which That Grape Juice was privileged to attend). For those unfamiliar with Tribbett’s latest, hear it below via our buds at TheGospelGuru:
BET Readies Bishop T.D. Jakes Talk Show
Best-selling author, minister, film producer, and humanitarian Bishop T.D. Jakes looks to expand his ever-growing resume by teaming with BET for a new talk show.
Christened ‘T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul”, the show is set for premiere this fall on BET and is amongst one of many new shows the network is readying for premiere in the coming months.
Trailer: Gospel Jazz Artist Ben Tankard Gets BRAVO TV Reality Show
Following a trail blazed by fellow gospel artists Mary Mary, Karen Clark Sheard, Marvin Sapp, Kim Burrell, and Michelle Williams is legendary gospel act Ben Tankard.
Standing as the best-seling gospel jazz musician in history (with multiple Stellar and Grammy awards to his credit), Tankard is inviting fans into a behind-the-scenes look into his family’s world with ‘Thicker Than Water: The Tankards’. See the preview below:
Hezekiah Walker Announces New Album Release Date
As reported here, ‘Souled Out’ craftsman Hezekiah Walker is adding a new list of hits to his already expansive resume. With his new album titled ‘Azusa: The Next Generation‘, the project is led by the song ‘Every Praise’ (which can be heard here).
Due June 11, word has it that it will feature the likes of Donnie McClurkin, Deitrick Haddon, and many more.
BETs ‘The Sheards’ (Starring Karen Clark & Kierra Sheard) Premieres Tonight (April 7th)!
It’s finally here!
Indeed, after months of teasers and promos (like that seen below), the premiere of BET’s highly anticipated reality docu-series ‘The Sheards’ premieres tonight after the ‘2013 Celebration of Gospel’!
Set to feature one of gospel music’s most prized families The Sheards, tune into BET tonight at 10/9c to get a behind the scenes look at members Karen Clark Sheard (of the legendary Clark Sisters), Kierra Sheard (daughter), Bishop J. Drew Sheard, and Star Trax producer J. Drew Sheard II (son).