TGJ Overflow (Gospel News RoundUp): Jazmine Sullivan, Karen Clark Sheard, Tasha Cobbs, Jonathan McReynolds, & More

Published: Sunday 19th Apr 2015 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, 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 Kim Burrell, Karen Clark Sheard, Tasha Cobbs, Jonathan McReynolds,  and more:

New Song:  Karen Clark Sheard – ‘My Words Have Power’

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After starting 2015 on a high note with a Grammy-nomination for ‘Sunday A.M.,’ the first single from her new project,  gospel legend Karen Clark Sheard has reteamed with longtime collaborator Donald Lawrence for her brand new single ‘My Words Have Power.’

Check it out below:


New Video:  Jonathan McReynolds – ‘Pressure’

Jonathan McReynolds premiered his brand new song, “Pressure,” at Gospel Music’s biggest night, the nationally televised, 30th Annual Stellar Awards, earlier this month.

The captivating performance was electrifying, with news of the hot new single spreading like wildfire moments after the performance aired. “Pressure” which hit iTunes last week, and Android platforms Monday, shot to the top of the charts as the NO.2 song on iTunes Christian/Gospel Charts, just one day after his performance.

In addition to “Pressure,” McReynolds has also released his lead single, “Gotta Have You,” an up-tempo track, produced by Grammy Award Winner, Warryn Campbell and co-written by Grammy Award Winner, PJ Morton. The song is currently on radio, iTunes, and Android platforms, with a full-length music video coming soon.

McReynolds has released an unplugged music video for “Pressure,” to Interactive One’s. The singer has also announced a mobile app in his name for iTunes & Android platforms.

The industry is ablaze and all who hear him agree that McReynolds is quickly making a name for himself as one of the greatest musical storytellers of our time. His sophomore album is due in stores, September 2015.



New Song:  Tasha Cobbs – ‘Jesus Saves’

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve been waiting quite impatiently for the newest release from Grammy-winning gospel songstress Tasha Cobbs.

Skyrocketing to the top of gospel charts with her breakout hit ‘Break Every Chain’ and its parent album ‘Grace,’ now Cobbs is gracing us with the new track ‘Jesus Saves.’

Hear it below:


Report:  Jazmine Sullivan Tapped For All-Star Tribute To Kim Burrell


Grammy-nominated songstress Jazmine Sullivan has made no bones about her admiration of gospel powerhouse Kim Burrell.

In interviews as recent as those in support of her latest project ‘Reality Show,’ Sullivan’s sung the praises of Burrell’s influence over her singing technique.  Now, the Essence Festival is set to give the ‘Mascara’ maestra the ultimate platform to show how much admires her – by headlining an all star tribute.

As this year’s Empowerment Experience Gospel Tribute Honoree, Kim is set to be serenaded by the likes of Sullivan and more.  Undoubtedly a dream come true for fans who’ve longed to hear this “musical mother/daughter” duo potentially duet.

Get more details here.

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