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, J. Moss, 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 Dorinda Clark Cole, John P. Kee, Anita Wilson, Jason Nelson, 2015 gospel Grammy nominees, Tasha Page-Lockhart, ‘Preachers of Detroit,’ and more:
Sneak Peek: Oxygen’s ‘Preachers of LA’ Spinoff ‘Preachers of Detroit’ Readies 2015 Premiere
Bishop Charles Ellis, Pastor David Bullock, Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Pastor Tim Alden, Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole (of the gospel group The Clark Sisters), Bishop-Elect Clarance Langston and Pastor Don William Shelby Jr. star in the spinoff for ‘Preachers of Detroit’ – the spinoff to Oxygen’s highly successful ‘Preachers of LA’ reality series.
Premiering February 18th, check out the trailer below:
Hot Shot: Dorinda Clark Cole Unveils New Album Cover & Due Date
No one is excited as we at That Grape Juice are about ‘Living It’ – the newest album from legendary gospel songstress Dorinda Clark Cole.
Available February 17th, the new album is preceded by hits ‘You Are’ and ‘Bless This House’ and will make its way to shelves just one day before the diva makes her reality show premiere aboard Oxygen’s ‘Preachers of Detroit’ (trailer seen above).
Did You Miss It?: John P. Kee Slams Homophobic Critic: “Google Me. This Ain’t Whatchu Want”
Legendary singer/songwriter John P. Kee has lent the gospel music such memorable hits as ‘He’s Able,’ ‘Stand,’ and ‘Standing in the Need.’ Most recently, however, what Kee lent was a fiery slam via Facebook to a skeptic who criticized him for collaborating with fallen gospel star Tonex.
Did you miss it? Read it all below:
“Just read a very ugly commentary a Preacher wrote about me concerning Anthony Clark Williams AKA “Tonex” singing on stage With me at West Angeles COGIC last month.
First I’d like to say, I really didn’t get the inference but I’m real with mine! Normally if it’s about me personally, I laugh and keep it moving but in this climate of Church Discouragement I felt the need to respond! Anthony AKA “Tonex” Williams has been and always will be a son of mine. I’ve Known him for over 25 years and was honored To have him in fellowship with me in LA. Beloved, Im not from your religious cupcake rooms where you prophecy on stage and do as you please when the cameras are not on! I’m concerned as to what the role of the new age Church really is. Is it deliverance we really seek Or are we still trying to create a body of religious Sadducees and Pharisees that kiss up to our denominational __________? I’ve always taught that Christians struggled with two scriptures, 2 Corinthians 6:17 and Matthew 28:19. I don’t struggle with it at all. I’m sure of my calling!!! Romans 8:28
So I simply suggest that all you Old Secret, Closet Shebears stay quiet and back way off me because I’m not from the new era where you act as if you don’t
get it! I’ve been a true soldier in the Gospel industry
For over 35 years. Google me! I was on the Conference circuit for years and I witnessed things that almost made me leave the church! But I realized very early my deliverance from the street was wrapped up in Jesus not the Saints! I’m appalled and disgusted at the hypocritical State of the church… The best thing for me to do Is stop now while I’m ahead. Lastly, I prayed a simple Prayer before I surrendered to ministry. It was very simple; Lord send me everyone the church kicks out Or rejects and I’ll teach them your way. I’ve committed myself to this for over 30 years and I’m very happy to say God has used me to witness to millions of hurting people throughout the world. So when you write your post, blogs, lies and or entries, Be advised, please keep me and my family far away from your filth. You know who and what you are and trust me dis ain’t whatchu want…
PS: Tell your wife to stop calling me on the church fax line…”
Hot Shot: Jason Nelson Reveals ‘Jesus Revealed’ Album Cover & Tracklist
Forgive us Father for the amount of excitement we’re housing for Jason Nelson‘s forthcoming LP ‘Jesus Revealed‘. Kicked off by the hit single ‘I Am‘ (seen below), news about Nelson’s album cover and tracklist surface just one month before the set is scheduled to hit shelves on January 20th…
‘Jesus Revealed’ Tracklisting:
01 .Opening – God Is Great
02. Pour Out Your Spirit
03. Can’t Stop Calling
04. Way Maker
05. I Am
06. Jesus Revealed
07. I Can Run
08. I See The Lord ft. Tasha Page-Lockhart
09. The Lamb
10. There Is Something About That Name
11. I’m In Love With You Intro
12. I’m In Love With You
13. Shout Praise
14. In This Place
‘Sunday Best’ Winner Tasha Page-Lockhart Looks For Talented Backup Singers Via Nationwide Auditions
‘Sunday Best’ season 6 winner Tasha Page-Lockhart is looking for only the best via a recently nationwide search launched for backup singers.
Are you ready to kick off your trek into the music industry aboard her forthcoming tour? Heed the information via the flyer above and good luck!
Read: 2015 Gospel Grammy Nominees Revealed
Award season is in full swing!
Now, after the American Music Awards and more have made their mark on television screens, music’s biggest night – the Grammys – have unveiled their full list of nominees. See if your favorite gospel acts made the cut below:
BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG
Erica Campbell Featuring Lecrae
Erica Campbell Featuring Lecrae; Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell, Hasben Jones, Harold Lilly, Lecrae Moore & Aaron Sledge, songwriters
Track from: Help
Label: EOne/My Block; Publishers: Campbell Kids/Fellowship Of The Unashamed, Uncle Bobby Music/EMI-Sony ATV, Food 4 Yo Soul, I Wrote It You Sing It, That’s Plum Song
Karen Clark Sheard
Karen Clark Sheard; Rudy Currence & Donald Lawrence, songwriters
Label: EOne/Karew Records
Mali Music; Kortney J. Pollard, songwriter
Track from: Mali Is…
Label: RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment; Publisher: Mali Music Note Productions
“No Greater Love”
Smokie Norful; Aaron W. Lindsey & Smokie Norful, songwriters
Label: Tre’Myles/Motown Gospel; Publishers: Capitol CMG Paragon, Aaron Lindsey Pub. admin. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com/Meadowgreen Music Company, Norful Music Publishing
“Love On The Radio”
The Walls Group
The Walls Group; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
Track from: Fast Forward
Label: RCA Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul; Publisher:Aunt Gertrude Music Publishing, Lilly Mack Music admin. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com
BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
Ricky Dillard & New G
Watch: Anita Wilson Unveils Music Video For New Single “Keep Doing What You’re Doing”
It’s just a good time to be Anita Wilson.
After watching her first Grammy nominated album ‘Worship Soul’ wield the hits ‘Jesus Will’ and ‘Speechless,’ the Illinois-born beauty received word this week that her sophomore album, the chart-topping ‘Vintage Worship,’ also received a Grammy nod for ‘Best Gospel Album.’
What better way to celebrate than to unveil the long-awaited music video to ‘Vintage’s second single ‘Keep Doing What You’re Doing.’ Click the link below to get a peek at her latest: