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 Jonathan McReynolds, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.
Tuck in below to get the latest on Erica Campbell, Dewayne Woods, K. Michelle, Karen Clark Sheard, Micah Stampley, Jonathan McReynolds and many more:
New Video: Jonathan McReynolds – ‘Gotta Have You’
Click play above to get acquainted with Jonathan McReynolds’ newest visual ‘Gotta Have You’ – the latest number lifted from his highly anticipated sophomore album (due September 2015).
Produced by Warryn Campbell & PJ Morton, the song follows the well-received ‘Pressure.’ Hear the track above and catch the behind the scenes below:
Hot Shot: Karen Clark Sheard Delivers Date & Album Cover of New Album
All roads are leading to July 17th for fans of Grammy-winning gospel songstress Karen Clark Sheard. For on this date the music royal – part of gospel dynasty The Clark Sisters – is set to unleash her 6th solo effort ‘Destined To Win.’
Kicked off by the Grammy-nominated single ‘Sunday AM’ and its follow-up ‘My Words Have Power,’ the Donald Lawrence-helmed project is set to see guest appearances from the Clarks, her daughter Kierra Sheard, and many more.
New Video: Erica Campbell – ‘I Luh God’
Soaring right to the top of Billboard Gospel Songs charts upon its unveiling a few months ago, Grammy-winning gospel diva Erica Campbell (one half of the famed Mary Mary) has finally released a music video to accompany her controversial single ‘I Luh God.’
Found on ‘Help 2.0’ – the repackaged edition of her #1 debut album – the trap gospel tune has incited many-a-holy-two step here at TGJ HQ and now we’re ready for you to join us. See the video above and catch the familiar faces in cameo.
New Song: Dewayne Woods ft. Mint Condition – ‘They Said’
“The award-winning vocalist DeWayne Woods teams up with Lawrence Waddell and Stokley Williams of the legendary R&B band Mint Condition for the third radio single from his best-selling album “Life Lessons” (Soul Therapy). The smooth track combines intimate urban balladry with a powerfully revelatory message of God’s love and self-affirmation.
“Woods’ latest project “Life Lessons” debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and features “Never Be The Same” (#23 Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart) and the Anthony Hamilton & Dave Hollister collaboration “Friend of Mine” (#13 Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart).”
Marvin Sapp’s 10th album Tops Billboard Gospel Charts
‘Never Would’ve Made It’ maestro Marvin Sapp has made it to Billboard Gospel Albums’ top spot yet again with his new album ‘You Shall Live.’
The album, kicked off by the hit single ‘Yes You Can,’ sees the 12-time Stellar Award winner occupy the top spot for the fourth consecutive time as his three previous efforts all sat atop the Billboard Gospel Albums charts as well.
Congratz are in order!
K. Michelle & Erica Campbell Ready Duet?
Looks like ‘A Little More Jesus’ hitmaker Erica Campbell has agreed to team up with R&B belle K. Michelle for a remix of some sort!
Yes, after seeing both ladies dominate the world of realty television in their respective ways, as well as experiencing tremendous success on the music side, it’s refreshing to here the possibility of these ladies joining forces.
The news, however, was greeted with mixed review and raised eyebrows as many fans slammed Campbell for her forthcoming collaboration with the ‘Can’t Raise A Man’ maestra.
Keep it locked for more on this story as it develops.
Micah Stampley Readies New Live Recording
“International recording artist Micah Stampley is set to record a live EP/DVD recording on June 26, 2015 in Dallas, Georgia at Oasis Family Life Church.
Billed to be an evening of worship, Stampley will introduce new worship anthems penned by he and his co-writer wife Heidi, as well as others. He will also revamp some of his most well-known songs from his previous five recordings. A multi-camera DVD shoot will be directed by award winning director and actress Kim Fields of ‘Facts of Life’ and ‘Living Single’ fame. This will be the initial phase of several projects that the “Holiness” singer and his wife are producing.”