The Overflow (Gospel News RoundUp): Juanita Bynum, Earnest Pugh, Donald Lawrence, Zie’l

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 Juanita Bynum, Donald Lawrence, Earnest Pugh, and so much more

Juanita Bynum Arrested in Dallas

‘I Don’t Mind Waiting’ wailer Juanita Bynum had new reason to sing that song this week as reports flooded the Internet that the televangelist was arrested for failure to appear in court for a civil proceeding.  Word has it Bynum picked up and booked Thursday night, but was released the next day.

The civil proceeding stems from a suit filed against her after she failed to perform at a gig for which she was allegedly paid.  The songstress was ordered to pay $140, 000, of which (according to the plaintiff), she’s paid none.


New Song:  Earnest Pugh ft. J.Moss – ‘I Believe You Most’

After bringing hits like “Rain On Us” and “I Need Your Glory”, Stellar Award nominated crooner Earnest Pugh is looking to add titles to his growing list of hits.  His latest attempt comes in the form of the J. Moss-assisted track “I Believe You Most” – the first from his late 2013 due live album.

Get your first listen below:


Donald Lawrence Announces 20th Anniversary Project Recording Date

As reported here, one of gospel’s top craftsmen Donald Lawrence has joined forces with eOne to create a 20th anniversary project.  Set to highlight some of his most beloved hits as well as feature new gems, the hitmaker took to Twitter to give fans news on when they can expect the project.



Zie’l Announce Return To Music

Powerhouse gospel girl group Zie’l has seen a number of changes in its line-up since their mid-2000s debut.  Now, the southern belles (back to a threesome) have sent fans into a frenzy by taking to Youtube to announce their return to music (much sooner than expected).

Indeed, with an album and new single due in the coming months, press Play below to get details on their forthcoming projects as well as a refresher on their awe-inspiring harmonies.

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  1. KEM April 21, 2013

    Praise the Lord for Zi’el.. lol @ me not knowing how to pronounce that for all these years

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