The Overflow (Gospel News Roundup): Andrae Crouch, Dewayne Woods, Jonathan Nelson, David & Tamela Mann


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, J. Moss, and Jonathan McReynolds, 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 Andrae Crouch, Dewayne Woods, Jonathan Nelson,  and more:

Gospel Icon Andrae Crouch Dead at 72


The music world is still reeling from the loss of gospel pioneer Andrae Crouch.  A game-changer indeed in reshaping the way the world heard gospel music, the Grammy winning legend died last week at age 72.

Full report via USA TODAY:

“Andraé Crouch, a gospel musician who bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years, died Thursday afternoon. The 72-year-old singer, songwriter and choir director had been hospitalized since Saturday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area after suffering a heart attack.

Crouch, sometimes called “the father of modern gospel music,” led the choirs that sang on such hits as Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror and Madonna’s Like a Prayer. As a songwriter, he wrote several gospel favorites, most notably The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power, My Tribute (To God Be the Glory) and Soon and Very Soon, a song sung at Jackson’s public memorial service.”


Click here to read President Obama’s official statement regarding Crouch’s passing.


Hot Shot:  Dewayne Woods Unveils New Album Cover

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Best known for his single ‘Let Go, Let God,’ Dewayne Woods readies his return to the gospel scene with a new album titled ‘Life Lessons.’

Due February 3, the album was kicked off by the Anthony Hamilton-assisted number ‘Friend of Mine’ and will also feature appearances from the likes of Dave Hollister, Avery Sunshine, PJ Morton, and more.


Jonathan Nelson Announces New Album ‘Fearless’


As his brother Jason Nelson dominates charts with his latest release ‘Jesus Revealed,’ Jonathan Nelson readies the follow-up to his own Billboard #1 ‘Finish Strong’ with a new record deal and live recording.

Via his new music home eOne Music, Jonathan will release his newest live project ‘Fearless,’ slated for a fall 2015 (with its lead single due this Spring).

Fans interested in catching the live recording should drop by The Faith Center in Sunrise, FL on February 20th!


Watch:  BET Releases David & Tamela Mann Reality Show Teaser

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BET’s latest venture into faith-based reality comes via “IT’S A MANN’S WORLD” – the highly anticipated series starring David and Tamela Mann.  Premiering Wednesday, January 14 at 9:00 p.m. EST/ 8:00 p.m. CST, the show will deliver a taste of how David and Tamela balance being married for 26 years with “celebrity” and more.

Click here to see the full teaser.


Gospel Throwback Jam of the Day:  Andrae Crouch – ‘Soon & Very Soon’

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