The Overflow (Gospel News Round-Up): David & Tamela Mann, Twinkie Clark, Devon Baker, Tasha Cobbs

Published: Sunday 12th Jan 2014 by Rashad

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, 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 The Super Bowl, Twinkie Clark, David & Tamela Mann, newcomer Devon Baker, Tasha Cobb, and more:

Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell Takes That Grape Juice Behind The Scenes of Her New Music Video “Help”


As reported here, gospel songstress Erica Campbell is forging a fiery solo path to Billboard glory via two well-received singles in the form of the Grammy-nominated ‘A Little More Jesus’ and its highly anticipated follow-up ‘Help’.

Acting as the title track from the March 27th due project, the song’s visual finds help from famed director Bille Woodruff as well as co-stars/Grammy-winning rapper LecraeRodney Jerkins and the song’s Grammy winning producer Warryn Campbell (Erica’s husband).

That Grape Juice recently caught up with the powerhouse singer on the set of the video for ‘Help’ where she dished on the visual, its parent album, WeTV reality show ‘Mary Mary’ (February 25th), and more.

Press PLAY on the video above.

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David & Tamela Mann Shine Afront ‘Ebony’ Magazine

 

We’ve already shown you Nick Cannon & Mariah Carey’s photo afront Ebony magazine celebrating Black love, but now cop a gander and power gospel couple David and Tamela Mann!

Hitting stands January 7th, the mag details the duo’s lengthy love-life and marriage and how they maintain the fire:

“Stay in love because when you’re in love, it covers a multitude of fault. Our relationship wasn’t based on good sex or having a lot of money. It was based on just straight friendship. That’s what has kept us.”
David Mann

“I pray and ask God to keep my heart and my eyes burning only for David Mann. I speak his name in my prayers, because I want the desire to stay, so when he touches me, I get chills.”

Tamela Mann

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Must Watch:  Comedians Give the 90s Sexiest R&B Hits A Gospel Remix

Ginuwine‘s ‘In Those Jeans’, Tyrese‘s ‘Sweet Lady’, R. Kelly‘s ‘Sex Me’, and Joe‘s ‘All The Things Your Man Won’t Do’ are just a few of the classics that fell prey to gospel remixes served via this viral video.

In the mood for some holy laughs?  Get them courtesy of the Youtube video above.

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Twinkie  Clark Lines Up New Single  ‘There Is A Word’

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With fans still talking about ‘Speak Lord’ (featuring sister Karen Clark Sheard) and ‘God Gave Me Favor’ from her latest project ‘Live & Unplugged’, Grammy winning gospel legend Twinkie Clark continues to thrill fans with tunes from the set.  The latest, in the form of ‘There Is A Word’ featuring nephew Larry Clark, was recently launched as it’s latest official offering.

Fans looking for their first listen of the tune can find it as well as ‘Unplugged’s other gems on Itunes.

Bonus:   Click here to read Twinkie Clark‘s interview with That Grape Juice!

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Gospel Newcomer Devon Baker Releases Heartfelt New Single ‘Worthy Are You Lord’

One of Gospel’s best kept secrets Devon Baker is set to take the genre by storm via his debut single “Worthy Are You Lord”.  The jubilant lead offering from his introductory EP, due in May 2014. Baker is a burgeoning Atlanta gospel artist whose remarkable talent sees him poised to be one of the genre’s next top stars.

Poetic praise in motion, the song’s stirring lyrics are accented by an energetic arrangement and Baker’s unmistakable, commanding tenor. An instrument he has groomed since the age of 3, the Dallas-born singer has seen his gifts shared as a background singer for the likes of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Stellar Award winning gospel giants Bishop Paul Morton, Israel Houghton, and Darwin Hobbs.

Get it at Itunes

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Tasha Cobbs’ ‘Grace’ Album Hits #1 50 Weeks After Its Release

‘Break Every Chain’ beauty Tasha Cobbs is looking like she’s trying to break a few records along with those chains.

For, while her 2013 praise-and-worship anthem is #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart (giving her label Motown Gospel its first #1 radio song), it’s parent album ‘Grace’ rang in the new year at #1 some 50 weeks after its debut.  Granted, the project has been a mainstay on the Billboard Gospel Albums’ top 10 for quite some time, but the feat of going to number 1 after such a lengthy spell is noteworthy to say the least.

The news comes just weeks after it was announced the young songstress tied Tamela Mann for most nominated female at the 2014 Stellar Awards.  She and the other nominees will find out if they’ll be taking home any of the coveted trophies on Saturday, January 18th.

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It’s the annual marriage of football and faith! The 15th Annual NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, hosted in New York City, will kick-off Super Bowl XLVIII weekend (Friday, January 31) and be headlined by legendary GRAMMY award-winner Patti LaBelle.

She will be accompanied by the likes of fellow Grammy winners Mary Mary and Donnie Mcclurkin as well as ‘Take Me To the King’ hitmaker Tamela Mann.

Past amazingg performances and special guests include Anita Baker, Gladys Knight, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, Kelly Price, The Clark Sisters, and many more.

 

Throwback Gospel Jam of the Day: Colorado Mass Choir – ‘So Good’

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  1. FutureCIARA January 12, 2014

    iLive for this post!!!

    Thank you TGJ

    Tamela & David Mann look great on the cover of Ebony, Very happy couple!
    Thanks for keeping me up to date on my gospel

  2. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) January 12, 2014

    I love them!!!

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