The Overflow (Gospel News Round-Up): Brandy, Mali Music, Dorinda Clark Cole, Kierra Sheard, & Much More


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 RogersJonathan McReynoldsTasha 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  Tye Tribbett, Tasha Cobbs, Kierra Sheard, David & Tamela Mann, Dorinda Clark Cole, The Walls Group, and much more:

New Song: Dorinda Clark Cole – ‘You Are’

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She’s back…finally!

After storming gospel charts with 2011’s ‘I Survived,’ fans of Dorinda Clark Cole can now say they survived the wait for new music from the Grammy-winning gospel songstress.

Bursting back onto the scene with the energetic tune ‘You Are,’ the song comes as the official lead single from her yet-titled new album due this year.

Before you can get your hands on its June 17th release, check below for a full preview courtesy of our friends at the Yolanda Adams Morning Show!


Tasha Cobbs Appoints ‘For Your Glory’ As the Official Second Single From Her Blockbuster Album ‘Grace’


‘Break Every Chain’ beauty Tasha Cobbs continues to break new ground with her blockbuster debut album ‘Grace.’  Already walking away with a Stellar and Grammy Award for the anthemic tune and its parent album, Cobbs is set to keep the momentum going by announcing its official follow-up.

Coming in the form of ‘For Your Glory,’ the tune already cementing its spot as a must in “praise & worship” scenes nationwide, the songstress broke the news by unveiling its official artwork (as seen above).

Unfamiliar with the tune?  Feel free to press the play button above.  It’s on repeat here at TGJ HQ!


Kirk Franklin & The Walls Group Dish On New Brandy Collaboration

‘God On My Mind’ is the is the tune that has Grammy-winning R&B diva Brandy‘s fans, affectionately called #Starz, reaching toward the heavens.

Indeed, the number comes as the singer’s latest foray into gospel alongside the genre’s new “it” group The Walls Group.  Signed to gospel frontrunner Kirk Franklin‘s FO YO SOUL records, the group is comprised of a sibling collective of dynamic singers – Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah.  The talented quartet have taken the gospel scene by storm and have caught the attention of many-an-industry heavyweight – including Brandy.

Now, watch above and below on how the ‘Put It Down’ diva did just that on this highly anticipated record.  Kirk explains how it all came to be below:

Best known for their singles ‘Satisfied’ and ‘Love on the Radio’ (click here to listen), the group’s new EP is available on June 17th!  Visit their website for more information.


Report:  David & Tamela Mann Ready BET Reality Show


After conquering the big and small screens with the hit movie and television show ‘Meet the Browns,’ David & Tamela Mann took to Youtube to invite fans into a peek into their lives.

Apparently the show’s reception was enough to interest BET into signing the lovable couple to their own reality show, due in 2015.  Titled ‘Meet the Manns,’ the show will give fans a real look at how the duo manage love, family, and successful entertainment careers.

“BET is a great fit for the Mann brand and the perfect place for this new show. We’ll take America behind the scenes of our day-to-day life, living out all our dreams as a family, at home and on the road. Of course, with 5 Mann kids, 8 grandkids, and extended relatives nearby, even the most ordinary family activities bring unexpected, outrageous results. There’ll also be some news and reveals we’re saving to share on the show – you’ll have to tune in to find out what’s in store,” said Tamela and David.


Be sure to tune in and meet all of the Mann family on their new reality show, ‘Meet The Manns,’ debuting on BET.


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Tye Tribbett Unveils Tour Dates, Tasha Page-Lockhart & The Walls Group To Support

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‘Greater Than’ hitmaker Tye Tribbett sent fans into a frenzy when he unveiled his official tour dates. Kicking off  July 1 in the “City of Brother Love,” the Stateside trek will see stops in major cities like Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, and more.

As it is presented by Kirk Franklin in conjunction with House of Blues, Franklin’s label imprint – FO YO SOUL – will see two of its leading stars, The Walls Group & Tasha Page-Lockhart, act as Tribbett’s supporting acts.

See the dates below (courtesy of our friends at GospelPundit):

7/1 | Philadelphia, PA | Theatre of Living Arts
7/6 | Detroit, MI | St. Andrews Hall (Opening Act: TBD)
7/7 | Cleveland, OH | House of Blues
7/8 | Washington, DC | Fillmore
7/9 | New York, NY | Gramercy Theatre
7/14 | Dallas, TX | House of Blues (Opening Act: Tasha Page-Lockhart)
7/15 | Houston, TX | House of Blues
7/20 | Orlando, FL | House of Blues
7/22 | Charlotte, NC | Fillmore
7/27 | Los Angeles, CA | House of Blues Sunset Strip
7/28 | Anaheim, CA | House of Blues Anaheim
7/29 | San Diego, CA | House of Blues San Diego

Tickets are available now for purchase through Ticketmaster and!  Click here for more information.


Kierra Sheard Reveals ‘Graceland’ Album Cover

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All roads lead to July 22nd for Stellar award-winning songstress Kierra Sheard.

The popular gospel singer saw her social profile skyrocket off of the success of her BET reality show, ‘The Sheards,’ news that she will be a new judge on the next season of the channel’s gospel reality competition, ‘Sunday Best,’ and unveiling her own radio show.

Now, as fans wait to get their eyes and ears on ‘Best’ and season 2 of ‘The Sheards,’ the ‘You Don’t Know’ diva is making sure everyone knows about her long-awaited new project ‘Graceland.’  Currently supported by the well-received single ‘2nd Win,’ the album’s official artwork made its way online this week (as seen above).

Its rumored tracklist can be seen here.



Mali Music Unveils Album Sampler of New Album ‘Mali Is’




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  1. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    Loves it. I was wondering 8f the sheards would return. Thx sam!

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