Edwin Hawkins will take his rightful place in music history as the man whose inspired choral visions motivated millions to turn their thoughts to matters spiritual by introducing them to the world of gospel. Actually, it was while serving as the organist and choir director for the Ephesians Church of God in Christ in Berkeley, Calif., that a young Hawkins recorded his first “live” album.
Jon White of the Christian EDM Duo, Capital Kings announced on February 23rd via Facebook that he would be stepping away from the group. According to the post, it sounds like Cole Walowac plans to continue on with Capital Kings. Check out the announcement below.
Congratulations to Kari Jobe and husband Cody Carnes on the birth of their son, Canyon Morrison Caine Carnes! #BabyCarnes was born Thursday, February 18th and was 9 pounds 13 ounces & 22.5″ tall. Check out some baby pics from Kari and Cody below!
Congratulations to Love & The Outcome and Matt Maher who both welcomed new additions to their families this past weekend!
Al Green formed his first gospel group at the age of nine in Forest City, Ark., and has been singing the gospel ever since. The Green Brothers toured throughout the South in the mid-1950s before the family relocated to Grand Rapids, Mich. There, Green began singing soul music on his own, incorporating gospel and his signature wild moans and wails.
Singing in church since the age of four, Chicago-born Albertina Walker had already been a member of a number of choirs and touring gospel groups by the time she organized her own group in 1951 at the age of 22.
Tune in Sun, Jan 31 for the 15th Annual Celebration of Gospel, host by Golden Globe winning actress, Taraji P. Henson. Performances include Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tank, Donald Lawrence and Jonathan McReynolds and more!
I found myself with more time than usual to evaluate 2015 after breaking my ankle two days before the Dove Awards in October. Needless to say this brought my 2015 year-end to a screeching halt and forced me to slow down in ways I had to embrace. I was riddled with pain and major humility. During this time, I was reminded that I was not defined by this ill-fated mishap nor could I wallow in self-pity or doubt the future.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Joe Moscheo has passed away. Few people associated with Gospel music have had such a diverse and long-standing impact on the industry as Joe. His career, which stretches over 4 decades, has run the gamut from musician to manager to songwriter to producer to author. Through the years he has worked with Elvis Presley, The Imperials, Pat Boone, The Harmoneers, BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Judds and more. Our prayers are with his family during this time.
The nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards have been announced and several of our Dove Awards Winners have received nods including Lauren Daigle, Matt Maher, Tasha Cobbs and more! Congratulations to all of our Christian and Gospel Grammy Nominees! See the complete list here.
In their latest blog post, Rory revealed that his wife Joey is now unable to get out of bed. However, on the last day she was able to walk, they shared one last dance together. Read the full post here.