The Overflow (Gospel News Round-Up): Anita Wilson, Smokie Norful, Mary Mary, Mali Music, Karen Clark Sheard

Published: Sunday 16th Mar 2014 by Rashad
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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 Mali Music, Mary Mary, Erica Campbell, Smokie Norful, Anita Wilson, Karen Clark Sheard, JPA & Ascension and more:

New Music:  Anita Wilson – ‘That’s What He’s Done For Me’

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Grammy nominated songstress Anita Wilson unveiled news of her sophomore album ‘Vintage Worship’ this week by sharing its official lead single ‘That’s What He’s Done For Me’.

The groove-tinged gospel number picks up where its predecessor ‘Jesus Will’ (from her debut album ‘Worship Soul’) left off by helping solidify Wilson as a leader of a new movement – gospel soul.

Get into it below:


New Video:  Mali Music – ‘Beautiful’ / Performs Tune On ‘American Idol’

Hit gospel rapper Mali Music is making the transition to mainstream with his new single ‘Beautiful’.  Already winning new fans along the way, Mali made major moves this week when he performed the tune on ‘American Idol’.

See both the video and the live performance here.


Hot Shot:  Smokie Norful Unveils Artwork To New Single ‘No Greater Love’



After wowing fans with the uptempo number ‘Say So’ last year, Gospel force Smokie Norful went silent.  An act that only mounting the building anticipation for his sixth album, now the crooner is finally unveiling news of a new release titled ‘No Greater Love’.

Sharing its artwork this week, the tune is set to drop on digital outlets March 18th.  Check back next week for your first full listen!


Watch:  Mary Mary Drop By ‘Arsenio’, Erica Campbell Performs New Single

Erica Campbell performed her new single ‘Help’.


New Music:  Karen Clark Sheard – ‘Sunday A.M.’


Karen Clark Sheard already has fans buzzing for her forthcoming new CD ‘Live In Chicago’. Now, we’re sure after one listen of its lead single you will see why.

Reteaming with longtime friend/producer Donald Lawrence, the tune ‘Sunday A.M.’ finally made its way online. Hear it below:


Watch:  Jacky Clark Readies New Single

Looks like sister Karen Clark Sheard isn’t the only one making noise from the Clark dynasty.  Eldest sister Jacky Clark stunned fans this week as she unveiled a sneak peek at new material from her forthcoming project.

Her first in nearly a decade (after 2005’s ‘Expectancy’), the first single is set to make its way to iTunes on March 25th.  Get into the trailer for ‘My Season’ above.


New Music:  JPA & Ascension – ‘It’s Over Now’

As supporters of up-and-coming acts, it gives us great pleasure at That Grape Juice to shine light on gospel group JPA & Ascension.  Helmed by North Carolina’s Jonathan Parker Ashley (JPA), the group – with their soulful blend of airtight harmonies and energetic stage presence –  is currently wowing audiences Stateside with Grammy-winning gospel legend Twinkie Clark on the ‘Signature Sounds of Twinkie Clark’ tour.
Their highly anticipated single ‘It’s Over Now’ leads the aptly titled album ‘Greater Is On the Way’ (expected Fall 2014). Get into their new single below:

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  1. Angela March 16, 2014

    Wowwww…The single by Karen Clark Sheard Sunday A.M. really spoke to me…beautiful. I also love Beautiful by Mali Music…God bless them all.

  2. LittleJohnny March 16, 2014

    WOW! That was some performance by Erica from Mary Mary. I saw Mali Music’s performance on Idol last week and he did great!

  3. Leon March 16, 2014

    Thanks Grape Juice for the post. Great reading and listening. Especially love the songs Sunday A.M. by Karen Clark Sheard and Help by Erica Campbell.

  4. vera March 16, 2014

    I am so sick of negro entertainer award shows that only exist to create jobs for themselves or to impress the Jewish community on how worthy of the support they gave them to get entertainment careers and riches. The Jews expected them to reach down and create jobs for the black masses, but all they do is live the high life, and ask the poor blk masses to give them money. Disgusting. Even their foundations are created to benefit them with tax breaks. Every time they give themselves a humanitarian award to impress the Jews, I want to throw up. If they were even doing half of the work they claim they are, poverty, violence would not continue to grow in our inner cities.

  5. Matthew Charlery-Smith March 16, 2014

    I applaud Mary Mary’s honesty with the infidelity matter but feel there’s another depth they need to go to and that would be addressing the HOW it got to that place. In my opinion the fact that they have such a close family where it doesn’t seem anyone outside can give a true perspective on the negative aspects of their ministry has been detrimental. The whole family is full of strongheaded women who don’t seem to like being opposed or corrected. These ladies really need discernment. It really didn’t have to go so far but God bless, I’m glad they’re handling it the right way. More grace, Lord.

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