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, Twinkie Clark, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Micah Stampley, Joshua Rogers, Jonathan McReynolds, Tasha Page-Lockhart, 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 jam-packed news on JJ Hairston, Ricky Dillard, Micah Stampley, Kierra Sheard, Ted Winn, GI, and more:
Hot Shot: Kierra Sheard Unwraps New Album Tracklist & New Single Cover
The Darkchild-produced ‘Trumpets Blow’ blew right to the top of Gospel iTunes charts on the heels of her top-rated BET reality show ‘The Sheards’. Now, as she readies a run on BET’s ‘Sunday Best’ judging panel, powerhouse songstress Kierra Sheard is revealing its long-awaited follow-up ‘2nd Win’.
The official second single from her July 22-due album ‘Graceland’, the song (cover art seen above) joins a list of tunes on the album featuring production and writing from her brother J. Drew, Harmony Samuels, Diane Warren, and more.
Our friends at GospelGuru seem to have gotten their hands on the singer’s finalized tracklisting for the project. Sans the single ‘Trumpets Blow’, see it below.
1. Intro: Spoken Word
2. 2nd WIN
3. Balm – Interlude
4. Moving Forward
5. Save Me
7. Kill The Dragon
8. Found Love In You
9. Repin My God (feat. Canton Jones)
10. You Don’t Like What You See – Interlude
11. In You
12. No Grace Land
New Video: Micah Stampley – “Our God”
As the latest gem from his Motown Gospel debut album ‘Love Never Fails’ reveals, gospel crooner Micah Stampley never fails to deliver when it comes to high octane vocal performances. His Chris Tomlin-remake, “Our God,” comes as no exception.
Check out the video to the tune in its entirety above.
Hot Shot: Ricky Dillard & New G Unveil New Album Cover For “Amazing”
June 10th will bring with it the newest album from Ricky Dillard & New G.
Aptly titled “Amazing”, the album, kicked off by the single of the same name, comes as the follow-up to 2011’s “Keep Living”. Set to feature the likes of gospel hitmakers Byron Cage, Le’Andria Johnson, and more, check below to hear the album’s lead single:
ANITA WILSON RELEASES 1st SINGLE “THAT’S WHAT HE’S DONE FOR ME” FROM HER UPCOMING ALBUM VINTAGE WORSHIP
Grammy®, Dove and Stellar Nominated artist, Anita Wilson, released her first single “That’s What He’s Done for Me” on April 29th. Paying homage to gospel legends Andrae’ Crouch and Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers (The Tommies”), “That’s What He’s Done For Me” is an uplifting, foot-stomping, toe-tapping tune that encourages listeners to reflect on how good God has truly been. From the very beginning this song has captured the listeners, as showcased in the exclusive listening parties Wilson has hosted across the country in Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville and most recently New York.
Wilson’s sophomore album VINTAGE WORSHIP is a masterfully crafted collection of songs created with the ingredients of classic gospel, funk, soul, pop, and R&B. Citing gospel greats such as, The Hawkins, The Clark Sisters and The Winans as musical influences for the album, Wilson also drew from a well of R&B/Soul favorites like Eddie Kendricks, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Evelyn Champagne King and many more to create a melting pot of sounds.
VINTAGE WORSHIP is available in stores June 24th, but starting May 27th fans can pre-order an autographed copy of the new album by going to www.msanitawilson.com and iTunes. In recognition of the album’s classic theme, fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a Limited Edition double Vinyl LP or bundle it with the exclusive “Vintage Worship” tote bag.
Hear a snippet below via our friends at GospelInnovation:
New Video: Anthony Brown & Group Therapy – ‘Water’
Anthony Brown & group therAPy rocked the Stellar Awards this year with an energetic performance that still has viewers talking. Now, to capitalize off the buzz, the group has unleashed the official video for their tune “Water“.
Found on their lifted self-titled debut LP, the Brand X Media directed video below brings to life a song that has long been a fan-favorite. See it above:
Watch: Gospel Group GI Stun With Amazing Cover of Boyz II Men Hit “A Song For Mama”
On Sunday May 4th, about 3:00pm after church service, the fellas of GI discussed doing something special for all of the mothers around the world.
Within minutes, they decided to shoot a music video in honor of all of the faithful. hard-working, and caring mothers out there. They started making calls to get everything in motion. Within 24 hours, the following presentation was created. Happy Mother’s Day from GI!
New Song: Ted Winn – ‘You Are the Reason’
Ted Winn is back!
The “God Believes In You“ singer is back with new music in the form of his new uplifiting single “You Are The Reason,” lifted from his forthcoming release “Perspective“!
Hit play and tuck into the latest from Ted Winn below…
Tamela Mann Takes ‘The King” To “The View”
New Song: JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise – ‘It Pushed Me’
“It Pushed Me” is pushing its way to the top of gospel charts as the brand new single from JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise. Hitting iTunes on May 6, the song has already begun building steam on digital outlets. See what all the fuss is about below:
New Songs: The Walls Group – ‘Love On the Radio/Satisfied’
The Walls Group continues to find love on gospel and secular radio with their progressive brand of contemporary gospel. A much needed breath of fresh air, The Walls continue to break down genre walls and barriers via their two new singles ‘Satisfied’ and ‘Love On The Radio’.
Signed to Kirk Franklin‘s FO YO SOUL Recordings, the group took to their imprint-owner’s own “He’s Able” to to sample for their tune “Love on the Radio”. Check out both songs below: