The Overflow (Gospel News Round-Up): Smokie Norful, Israel Houghton, JJ Hairston, The Walls Group, & More

Published: Sunday 31st Aug 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 Smokie Norful, Vashawn Mitchell, The Walls Group, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Jessica Reedy, and more:

New Video: The Walls Group – ‘Love On the Radio’

 

The Walls Group is undoubtedly gospel’s hottest new sensation.  Finding fans in the likes of R&B favorites Brandy and more, the familial quartet have taken the genre’s scene by storm with their hits ‘Satisfied’ and ‘Love On The Radio.’ Now, with hopes of pushing the latter into the gospel stratosphere, the group unveil its official music video.

Directed by Mr. Boomtown, the video acts as the latest lifted from their well received EP and comes just in time or their September 2nd official release ‘Fast Forward.’

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Album Snippets:  Vashawn Mitchell – ‘God My God’

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With megahits ‘Nobody Greater’ and ‘Turning Around For Me’ listed on his impressive resume, gospel crooner Vashawn Mitchell is set to live up to the title of his newest album ‘Unstoppable.’  Coming as the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Created4This,’ the new album – due fall 2014 – is being preceded by a “sneak peek EP” titled ‘God My God.’

Available via digital outlets now, the EP is just a taste of what fans can expect via the fall-due project.  Get your listen on below (thanks to our friends at GospelGuru):

 

Amaze Me

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This To You

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God My God

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Your Name…The Moment

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New Song:  Israel Houghton & New Breed – ‘Covered’

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Israel HoughtonNew Breed are delivering new music to fans for FREE!

Take a listen to “Covered” below.

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New Song:   Fred Hammond – ‘I Will Trust’

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New Song:  JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise ft. Donnie McClurkin – ‘Bless Me’

‘I See Victory’ is the appointed title of the newest project from JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise.  Set for release October 28th, Hairston’s long-awaited 7th album has already pushed fans into high anticipation with its lead single ‘It Pushed Me.’

Now, he taps Grammy winning gospel legend Donnie McClurkin to assist with the newest single ‘Bless Me.’  Hear it above:

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Buy it here on Itunes!

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New Songs:  Jessica Reedy – ‘Grace/Hold On’

 

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Sunday Best’ alum Jessica Reedy is ready to see her name atop gospel charts once more with her long-awaited sophomore release.  Kicked off by the single ‘Better,’ now the contralto songstress is back with a double whammy – ‘Grace’ and ‘Hold On.’

The latter even features a guest appearance from her mom Mary Reedy.  Check ’em out (courtesy of GG):

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Chart Check:  Smokie Norful Remains #1 On Billboard Gospel Albums Charts

 

This week’s top 10 albums on the Billboard gospel charts.

1. Smokie Norful – ‘Forever Yours’

2. WOW GOSPEL 2014

3. Kierra Sheard – ‘Graceland’

4. Tamela Mann- ‘Best Days’

5. Tasha Page Lockhart – ‘Here Right Now’

6. Tasha Cobbs – ‘Grace’

7. NF – ‘NF’

8. Erica Campbell – ‘Help’

9. Ricky Dillard – ‘Amazing’

10.  Brent Jones – ‘Joy Comin’

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Throwback Gospel Jam of the Day:  Daryl Coley – He’s Preparing Me

 

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