The Overflow (Gospel News Round-Up): Anita Wilson, Ricky Dillard, Smokie Norful, Kevin Levar, & More

Published: Sunday 22nd Jun 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 Anita Wilson, Ricky Dillard, Smokie Norful, Kevin Levar,  and more:

New Song:  Kevin Levar – ‘Your Destiny’

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He’s been pegged to have the “voice and sound that you won’t forget.”  After one listen of Kevin Levar & One Sound‘s ‘Your Destiny,’ we see why. Produced by Harmony Samuels (Mary J. Blige, Fantasia, Ariana Grande, Michelle Williams), the multitalented singer/songwriter’s latest number immediately snagged ‘most-added’ honors at gospel radio upon its release.

Kicking off Levar’s newest album, ‘Destiny! Live at the Dream Center and More’ (in stores June 29th), press PLAY below to get your first listen:


Hot Shot:  Smokie Norful Unveils Album Artwork For New Album ‘Forever Yours’

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It may have felt like “forever” since prized gospel crooner Smokie Norful released his 2012 album ‘Once In A Lifetime,’ but fans of the Grammy-winner needn’t fret much longer.

For, after the warm reception of his latest tune ‘No Greater Love’ (hear it below), Norful took to social media this week to reveal the album artwork and due date of his latest project ‘Forever Yours’ (August 5).

Needless to say, August can’t get here soon enough!


Anita Wilson To Release New Album, ‘Vintage Worship,’ This Tuesday (June 24th)




We have waited so long and now it is finally here!

Anita Wilson, gospel’s reigning queen of ‘worship soul,’ is set to release her newest album ‘Vintage Worship’ on Tuesday, June 24th.  Kicked off by the electrifying single, ‘That’s What He’s Done For Me’ (heard below), the new album is set to contain elements of classic funk, soul, R&B, pop, and, of course, contemporary gospel.

With fans already abuzz about the album’s ever-soulful sophomore single ‘Keep Doing What You’re Doing,’ we are definitely ready to join the many who will have the project on constant repeat.

Video courtesy of GospelGuru:


Ricky Dillard Takes His ‘Amazing’ New Album Right To #1

Ricky Dillard has stormed the gospel charts with his latest offering ‘Amazing.’

Helping to end the longtime hold on the top spot by Erica Campbell’s project ‘Help,’ the new album placed at #1 on the Top Gospel & Christian charts and also placed at #28 on the Billboard 200.

Congratz are definitely in order for the veteran gospel hitmaker.


The Walls Group Storm Itunes Charts With New EP ‘Love on the Radio’


There are no barriers in sight for The Walls Group – gospel music’s hottest new sensation.

Catching the eyes and ears of top names in genres beyond the gospel realm, the familial quartet are now seeing their names atop gospel digital charts. Their latest EP – ‘Love on the Radio’ – has been receiving just what its moniker implies.  Now, that love has been extended to iTunes.

The Kirk Franklin-produced EP proves itself just a taste of what the four have in store as their inaugural full length project, ‘Fast Forward,’ is due later this year.


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