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, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, 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 Micah Stampley, Marvin Sapp, Deitrick Haddon, Joshua Rogers, and much more…
Preview: Marvin Sapp Readies Christmas Album
‘Never Would Have Made It’ singer Marvin Sapp shared news this week that his newest project will be making its way to shelves on October 22nd in the form of a holiday-themed CD.
Titled “Christmas Card”, the project – his seventh solo release – will see the Stellar Award winner cover classic Christmas favorites like ‘What Child Is This’, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ with help from from former Commissioned groupmates Fred Hammond and ‘I Wanna Know’ crooner Joe.
‘Fresh Wind’ wailer Micah Stampley is gifting fans with fresh material from his new album ‘Love Never Fails’ (November 12) in the form of the Chris Tomlin remake ‘Our God’.
Set to be the first offering from a recently inked Motown Gospel deal, the tune is below for your listening pleasure but reportedly not scheduled to hit Itunes until September 24th.
Welcome back Micah!
Deitrick Haddon Hits #1 With ‘R.E.D.’ Album / Unveils Music Video For ‘Have Your Way’
Looks like gospel fans were seeing ‘R.E.D.’ this past week if charts are any indication. For, despite seeing his latter half of 2012/early 2013 filled with controversy, Deitrick Haddon triumphantly to music with a new #1 album ‘R.E.D.’ (Restoring Everything Damaged).
Released via RCA Inspiration, the album’s lead single “Have Your Way” is currently making waves on Billboard‘s Hot Gospel Song Chart’s top 15. To continue building buzz for the tune, Haddon recently unveiled its accompanying music video. See it below:
The album’s domination of charts comes just a month before his new reality show ‘Preachers of L.A.’ is set to premiere October 9th on Oxygen Network.
Hot Shot: Joshua Rogers Unveils ‘Unconditional’ Album Cover
‘Sunday Best’ fans rejoice! For after the massive critical acclaim that accompanied his debut EP ‘Well Done’, Season 5 winner Joshua Rogers unveils news of his official debut LP ‘Unconditional’ (due October 29th).
Led by the Urban-tinged inspirational number ‘So Good’, the album boasts Rogers’ first all-original offering from Music World Music Gospel. Peep the album cover above and get into ‘So Good’ below: