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Tamela Mann 3Acclaimed actress, NAACP Image Award nominee, and Grammy® Award nominated recording artist TAMELA MANN is set to release the BEST DAYS DELUXE EDITION CD on October 29 through her independent label Tillymann Music Group and Central South Distribution. The deluxe version features 5 new recordings including 3 live versions of Best Days hits and two new songs.

“I want to thank all of my fans for their support of Best Days over the past year by releasing the deluxe edition, which includes live versions of some of their favorites from the CD and live shows along with a couple new tracks,” said Tamela. “This past year has been incredible, and I hope my music will continue to bless others.”

Best Days has been in the top five since its release over a year ago and #1 on Billboard’s Gospel sales chart for 22 weeks so far. “Take Me To The King” spent 25+ weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Radio Chart and is currently top 10 on the Urban AC radio chart.

The Best Days Deluxe Edition contains live versions of concert fan-favorites “Guest of Honor,” “Best Days,” and “Take Me To The King,” which is featured in a medley with “I Surrender All.” It also includes an updated version of the classic Kirk Franklin/Tamela Mann collaboration “Now Behold The Lamb” and newly released Gospel radio single “I Can Only Imagine.”

“‘I Can Only Imagine’ is the ultimate worship song,” said Tamela. “Every time I sing that song, I feel the presence of God take over the room. It’s the perfect addition to the Best Days Deluxe Edition.”

Best Days Deluxe Edition track listing:

  1. Guest of Honor – Live (new)
  2. Best Days – Live (new)
  3. Take Me To The King medley with I Surrender All–Live (new)
  4. I Can Only Imagine (new)
  5. All To Thee
  6. I’ll Hold On
  7. Lord We Are Waiting
  8. This Place
  9. Here I Am
  10. Now Behold The Lamb (new)
  11. Rain
  12. Stretch
  13. Back In The Day Praise

Tamela is also celebrating five Gospel Music Association Dove Award nominations for the upcoming 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards including Artist Of The Year, Song Of The Year: Take Me To The King, Gospel Performance Of The Year: Take Me To The King, Traditional Gospel Album of The Year: Best Days, and Traditional Gospel Song Of The Year: Take Me To The King. The Dove Award winners will be announced during the show on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

Catch Tamela on Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound Tour as a judge and performer and on The Dove Awards performing her smash hit, “Take Me To The King,” airing on the Up Network October 21, 2013. Check local listings for times.

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Tamela-Mann-naacpAs finalist choirs from across the country prepare to perform for sold-out audiences and some of the biggest names in gospel music at Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound competition, they have an unlikely champion in GRAMMY®-nominated artist Tamela Mann. Mann, who joins the gospel music competition this year as a judge, recalls the first time she had the opportunity to perform for one of her music heroes.

She was 12 years old when she sang at a workshop for gospel legend Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and an audience of 1,500 people. “I was nervous, but it was a big thing for me,” she said. “It makes people feel special to be able to perform in front of people they love.  It’s important to them and to me.”

This year, more than 40 church and community choirs are preparing to sing for Mann and fellow judges Hezekiah Walker and VaShawn Mitchell and hosts Donald Lawrence and Yolanda Adams. The choirs are competing for a chance to win a How Sweet the Sound/eOne music recording contract, up to $50,000 in cash and prizes, and the title “America’s Best Gospel Choir.”

And as the choirs prepare to make their debut on the How Sweet the Sound stage, Mann says that in addition to practicing, each choir member should prepare themselves mentally and spiritually. “You have to bring your whole heart and being into your performance,” she said. “It’s about inspiration and spreading the good news, so that when people leave, they take something with them.”

Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound competition is in its sixth year and will travel to seven cities across the country, including New Orleans, Dallas, Baltimore, New York, Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta.

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Tamela mannThe 2013 Dove Award Nominees were announced yesterday and there are a few pleasant surprises on the list such as Jonathan McReynolds and Anthony Brown and Group theRapY.  Anita Wilson made the cut and Tamela Mann appears in several categories. We’re praying for her (Tamela) because she is an awesome artist.  I would love to see her come home with a Dove Award. 

The process isn’t over yet though because the Pro Members and imembers of the Gospel Music Association have to vote next and the Second Ballot Online process begins on September 3rd.  The actual show is on Tuesday October 15th in Nashville Tennessee. If you are not a member of GMA please log onto their site and beccome one today. 

Here are the nominees:

2010DoveBanner-2Song of the Year – Cat 1

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, (writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin, (publisher) ThankYou Music (PRS)//Sixsteps Music/WorshipTogether.com Songs/Said and Done Music (ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)

“All I Can Do (Thank You)”, Mikeschair, (writers) Mike Grayson, Ben Glover, David Garcia, (publisher) Curb Congregation Songs(SESAC)//Strength to Shout(SESAC)//9t One Songs/ Ariose Music(ASCAP)//Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing(ASCAP)//D Soul Music(ASCAP)

“Break Every Chain”, Tasha Cobbs, (writer) Will Reagan, (publisher) United Pursuit Music/Will Reagan Music (ASCAP)

“Forgiveness”, Matthew West, (writer) Matthew West, (publisher) Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/External Combustion Music/Songs for Delaney (ASCAP)

“From My Rags To His Riches”, Devin McGlamery featuring Dailey & Vincent, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, (publisher) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Songs/Hefton Hill Music/PsalmSinger Music/Ernie Sig Sound Music (BMI)

“Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored”, Gaither Vocal Band, (writers) Larry Gatlin, Bill Gaither, (publisher) Spring House Music Group

“Hold On”, Canton Junction, (writer) Gerald Crabb, (publisher) Christian Taylor Music, a div. of Daywind Music (BMI)// Gerald Crabb Songs (BMI)

“I’m Learning”, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (writers) Lee Black, Michael Fordinal, Kenna West (publisher) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP)//House of Blacks Music (ASCAP)

“Live Like That”, Sidewalk Prophets, (writers) Dave Fray, Ben McDonald, Ben Glover, (publisher) Dayspring Music, LLC(BMI)//9t One Songs, Ariose Music(ASCAP)

“Need You Now (How Many Times)”, Plumb, (writers) Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Luke Sheets, Christa Wells, (publisher) Curb Congregation Songs(SESAC)//Shoecrazy Publishing(SESAC) //Platy Songs (SESAC)//Kiss Me Not Publishing (SESAC)

“Not For a Moment (After All)”, Meredith Andrews,
(writers) Meredith Andrews, Jacob Sooter, Mia Fieldes, (publisher) Word Music, LLC(ASCAP)//Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, HBC Worship Music(ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)

“One Thing Remains”, Kristian Stanfill, (writers) Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle, (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing(ASCAP)//Christajoy Music (BMI)//Mercy Vineyard Publishing(ASCAP)

“Redeemed”, Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver,
Benji Cowart, (publisher) Word Music, LLC/Weave Country /Howiecowie Publishing (ASCAP)

“Sometimes I Wonder”, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, (publisher) Ernie Sig Sound Music; PsalmSinger Muisc; Universal Music Brentwood Benson Songs; Hefton Hill Music (BMI)

“Take Him To The Place”, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (writers) Aaron Crabb, Amanda Crabb, (publisher) 6th Generation Music (BMI)//Trust In Him Music/Christian Taylor Music, a div of Daywind Music (BMI)

“Take Me to the King”, Tamela Mann, (writer) Kirk Franklin, (publisher) Aunt Gertrude’s Music

“The Proof of Your Love”, for King & Country, (writers) Joel Smallbone, Fred Williams, Luke Smallbone, Ben Glover, Mia Fieldes, Johnathan Lee, (publisher) Warner Tamerlane, Kilns Music, Shankel Songs(BMI)//WB Music Corp.,Method To The Madness, Shankel Songs(ASCAP)//Universal Music Brentwood Benson Tunes, JLee Publishing(SESAC)//Who Sings That Music(ASCAP)//Shout Publishing(ASCAP)//9t One Songs, Ariose Music(ASCAP)

“What The Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, (writers) Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood, (publisher) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP)//Lehajoes Music (ASCAP)//Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP)//Songs From Exit 71 (ASCAP)

“Where I Belong”, Building 429, (writers) Jason Roy, Jason Ingram, (publisher) Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Havery Publishing (BMI)//West Main Music/Windsor Hill Music (SESAC)

“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”, Chris Tomlin, (writers) Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Scott Cash, (publisher) sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/A Thousand Generations Publishing/ Alletrop Music/McTyeire Music (BMI)

“Why Can’t We”, The Isaacs, (writers) Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary, (publisher) R.I.Bowman Music (BMI)//Sonya Isaacs Music/Nashvistaville Songs (BMI)// EMI Blackwood Music Inc/Beattyville Music/Great Day A This Music (BMI)

 

Songwriter of the Year – Cat 2

Ben Glover

Benji Cowart

Matt Redman

Toby McKeehan

Wayne Haun

 

Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year – Cat 3

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, EMI Records, (producer) Nathan Nockels

“Need You Now (How Many Times)”, Plumb, Curb, (producer) Matt Bronleewe

“Redeemed”, Big Daddy Weave, Fervent/Curb, (producer) Jeremy Redmon

“The Dream”, David Phelps, Gaither Music Group, (producers) David Phelps, Bill Gaither

“The Proof of Your Love”, for King & Country, Fervent/Curb, (producer) Ben Glover

“Where I Belong”, Building 429, Essential Records, (producer) Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp

 

Southern Gospel Performance of the Year – Cat 4

“Glorious Freedom”, Gaither Vocal Band,
Gaither Music Group, (producers) Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs, Michael English, David Phelps

“Sometimes I Wonder”, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, StowTown Records, (producer) Wayne Haun

“Stubborn (Psalm 15)”, Michael English, Curb Records, (producer) Jay DeMarcus

“What The Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, Gaither Music Group, (producers) Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, Wayne Haun

“Why Can’t We”, The Isaacs , Gaither Music Group, (producer) Ben Isaacs

 

Gospel Performance of the Year – Cat 5

“Awesome”, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, EMI, (producer) Rick Robinson

“Break Every Chain”, Tasha Cobbs, EMI, (producer) VaShawn Mitchell

“It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)”, Israel & New Breed (feat: James Fortune & Jason Nelson), Integrity/Columbia

“Let The Church Say Amen”, Andrae Crouch (feat: Marvin Winans), Riverphlo

“Take Me to the King”, Tamela Mann, TillyMann Music Group, (producers) Myron Butler, David Mann, Tamela Mann

 

Artist of the Year – Cat 6

Chris Tomlin, sixstepsrecords
Francesca Battistelli, Word Label Group

Lecrae, Reach Records
Tamela Mann, TillyMann
TobyMac, ForeFront Records

 

New Artist of the Year – Cat 7

Capital Kings, Gotee Records
Colton Dixon, Sparrow Records
for King & Country, Word Label Group

Rhett Walker Band, Essential Records

Tasha Cobbs, EMI Gospel

 

Producer of the Year – Cat 8

Ben Isaacs
Ed Cash
Jay DeMarcus

Matt Bronleewe

Wayne Haun

 

Rap / Hip Hop Song of the Year – Cat 9

“Caught Dreaming”, Andy Mineo (feat. for King & Country), (writers) Andy Mineo, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Jeremy S.H. Griffith, Courtney “J.R.” Peebles

“Dangerous”, Group1Crew, (writers) Manwell Reyes, Blanca Callahan, Chuck Butler, Tony Wood

“Hope”, Da T.R.U.T.H (feat. Flame & Trip Lee),(writers) E. Lambert, M. Gray, W. Barefield

“I’m Good”, Trip Lee (feat. Lecrae), (writers) William L.Barefield III, Lecrae Moore, Carl Justin Luzi

“Tell The World”, Lecrae feat. Mali Music,(writers) Lecrae Moore, Kortney Pollard, Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond, Charles Dunlap, Lincoln Morris

 

Rock Song of the Year – Cat 10

“Perfect Life”, RED, (writers) Anthony Armstrong, Michael Barnes, Randy Armstrong, Joe Rickard, Jasen Rauch, Jason McArthur, Johnny Andrews

“Resuscitate Me”, Remedy Drive, (writer) David Zach

“Sick Of It”, Skillet, (writer) John L. Cooper, Scott Stevens “Strike Back”, We As Human, (writers) Justin Cordle,Scott Stevens

“Who We Are”, RED, (writers) Anthony Armstrong, Randy Armstrong, Mike Barnes, Joe Rickard, Rob Graves, Jasen Rauch, Jason McArthur

 

Rock / Contemporary Song of the Year – Cat 11

“Afterlife”, Switchfoot, (writers) Tim Foreman, Jon Foreman

“Keep Your Eyes Open”, NEEDTOBREATHE, (writers) Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart

“Never Gone”, Colton Dixon, (writers) Andy Dodd Adam Watts, Gannin Arnold , Colton Dixon

“Reckless”, Jeremy Camp, (writers) Jeremy Camp, Andy Dodd

“When Mercy Found Me”, Rhett Walker Band,(writers) Rhett Walker, Jeff Pardo

 

Pop / Contemporary Song of the Year – Cat 12

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, (writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin

“All I Can Do (Thank You)”, MIKESCHAIR, (writers) Mike Grayson, Ben Glover, David Garcia

“Need You Now (How Many Times)”, Plumb, (writers) Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Luke Sheets, Christa Wells

“Redeemed”, Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver, Benji Cowart

“The Proof Of Your Love”, for King & Country, (writers) Joel Smallbone, Fred Williams, Luke Smallbone, Ben Glover, Mia Fieldes, Johnathan Lee

 

Inspirational Song of the Year – Cat 13

“It Must Be You (Moses)”, Selah, (writers) Nichole Nordeman, Bernie Herms

“Satisfied”, Jason Crabb, (writers) Tony Wood, Ronnie Freeman

“Take Him to the Place”, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (writers) Aaron Crabb, Amanda Crabb

“The Other Side”, No Other Name, (writers) Michael Boggs, Jason Cox

“When Love Whispers Your Name”, Beyond The Ashes, (writers) Ernie Hasse, Joel Lindsey

 

Southern Gospel Song of the Year – Cat 14

“Glorious Freedom”, Gaither Vocal Band, (writers) Harold Lillenas, Alfred Judson, arr. Gaither Vocal Band

“Hold On”, Canton Junction, (writer) Gerald Crabb

“Sometimes I Wonder”, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound,(writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

“Stubborn (Psalm 15)”, Michael English,(writers) Don Schlitz, Brett James

“What the Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, (writers) Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood

 

Bluegrass Song of the Year – Cat 15

“Come to Jesus”, Gaither Vocal Band, (writer) Mindy Smith “He Washed My Soul”, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show,(writers) Wayne Haun, Jamie Helms, Ruby Moody,Ron Haun

“Living in the Kingdom of God”, Dailey & Vincent, (writer) Jamie Dailey

“Peace That Covers All The Pain”, Dailey & Vincent,(writers) Wayne Haun, Caleb Scott Collins

“Standing in the Need Prayer”, Oak Ridge Boys, (writer)Traditional, Arr. by Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban & Ben Isaacs

 

Country Song of the Year – Cat 16

“From My Rags To His Riches”, Devin McGlamery
with Dailey & Vincent, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

“God’s Up to Something”, Jason Crabb, (writers) Terry Allen Dennis, Garret W. Parris

“I Get To”, Oak Ridge Boys, (writers) Sherrie Austin, Steven J. Williams, Wil Nance

“I’m Learning”, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (writers) Lee Black, Michael Fordinal, Kenna West

“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”, Guy Penrod, (writers) Elisha A. Hoffman, Anthony J. Showalter

 

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year – Cat 17

“Break Every Chain”, Tasha Cobbs, (writer) William Reagan

“Clean This House”, Isaac Carree, (writers) Ronnie Jackson,Isaac Carree

“Full Tank”, Ben Tankard, (writer) Ben Tankard

“Go Get It”, Mary Mary, (writers) Erica Campbell,Tina Campbell, Warren Campbell

“I Love You”, Jonathan McReynolds, (writer) Jonathan McReynolds

 

Traditional Gospel Song of the Year – Cat 18

“It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)”, Isreal & New Breed, (writers) Isreal Houghton, Richardo Sanchez,
Aaron Lindsey

“Just Believe”, Cathedral of Praise (feat. Michelle Prather), (writers) Phil Hughley, Deitrich Listenbee

“Life and Favor”, John P. Kee and New Life (feat. James Fortune, Isaac Carree, Lejuene Thompson),
(writer) John P. Kee

“Awesome”, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, (writer) Charles Jenkins

“Take Me To The King”, Tamela Mann, (writer) Kirk Franklin

 

Praise & Worship Song of the Year – Cat 19

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, Matt Redman, (writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin, (publisher) ThankYou Music (PRS //Sixsteps Music/WorshipTogether.com Songs/Said and Done Music (ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)

“Beautiful Things”, Gungor, (writers) Michael Gungor, Lisa Gungor, (publisher) worshiptogether.com Songs(ASCAP) “One Thing Remains”, Kristian Stanfill, (writers) Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle, (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing(ASCAP)//Christajoy Music (BMI)//Mercy Vineyard Publishing(ASCAP)

“Redeemed”, Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver, Ben Cowart, (publisher) Word Music, LLC/Weave Country/ Howiecowie Publishing (ASCAP)

“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”, Chris Tomlin, (writers) Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Scott Cash, (publisher) sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/A Thousand Generations Publishing/ Alletrop Music/McTyeire Music (BMI)

 

Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year – Cat 20

Dangerous, KJ-52, (producers) KJ-52, Aaron Sprinkle, Tedd T., Elvin Shahbazian

Fighter, Manafest, (producers) Adam Messinger, Seth Mosley, Josh Macintosh

Gravity, Lecrae, (producers) Heat Academy, Joseph Prielozny, J.R., The Watchmen, Dru Castro, Uford Ebong, Tyshane, Thainnacircle, DJ Khalil, Zach Crowell, Dirty Rice,
DJ Official, Rudy Currence

Heroes For Sale, Andy Mineo, (producers) Joseph Prielozny, Dirty Rice, J.R., Gawvi, Groc, Jeremy S.H. Griffith, Andy Mineo, J.R., Alex Medina, D-Flow, 808, Elite, Tyshane, Thainnacircle, Skrip, TheBridge, Heat Academy,

Chris “Morganism” Morgan
The Good Life, Trip Lee, (producers) G-Styles, Dirty Rice,

CJ Luzi, Alex Medina, Dirty Rice, Andre Atkinson, Mark Mims, Maurice Tonia, Joseph Prielozny, Ndelible,
Tony “Stone” Shepherd

 

Rock Album of the Year – Cat 21

Cold Hard Want, House of Heroes, (producer) Paul Moak New Horizons, Flyleaf, (producer) Howard Benson

NOW, Fireflight, (producer) Jasen Rauch

Release The Panic, RED, (producer) Howard Benson

The End Is Where We Begin, Thousand Foot Krutch, (producers)Aaron Sprinkle, Trevor McNevan

 

Rock / Contemporary Album of the Year – Cat 22

A Messenger, Colton Dixon, (producers) Red Decibel (Adam Watts, Andy Dodd & Gannin Arnold), David Garcia

Come To The River, Rhett Walker Band, (producer) Paul Moak

Give us Rest or (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]), David Crowder*Band, (producer) David Crowder*Band

Reckless, Jeremy Camp, (producers) Jeremy Camp, Andy Dodd

Run, Sanctus Real, (producers) Christopher Stevens, Jason Ingram, Seth Mosley

 

Pop/ Contemporary Album of the Year – Cat 23

Burning Lights, Chris Tomlin, (producers) Jason Ingram, Ed Cash, Dan Muckala

Crave, for King & Country, (producers) Shaun Shankel, Matt Hales, Ben Glover

Eye On It, TobyMac, (producers) David Garcia, Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Jamie Moore, Telemitry

Need You Now, Plumb, (producers) Matt Bronleewe, Paul van Dyke

OBB, OBB, (producer) Justin Ebach

 

Inspirational Album of the Year – Cat 24

Classic, David Phelps, (producers) David Phelps, Bill Gaither Hear My Prayer: 14 Devotional Hymns of Prayer,

Christopher Phillips & Jaimee Paul, (producer) Jack Jezzro

Hymns For The Christian Life, Keith & Kristyn Getty, (producers) Charlie Peacock, Ed Cash, Fionan De Barra

Light for the Lost Boy, Andrew Peterson , (producers) Ben Shive, Cason Cooley

Love Is Stronger, Jason Crabb, (producers) Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, Wayne Haun

 

Southern Gospel Album of the Year – Cat 25

A Tribute to the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither,Booth Brothers, (producers) Nick Bruno, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady

Canton Junction, Canton Junction, (producers) Michael Sykes, Aaron Crabb

Glorious Day, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (producer) Wayne Haun

Pure and Simple, Gaither Vocal Band, (producers) Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs, Michael English, David Phelps

Some People Change, Michael English, (producers) Jay DeMarcus, Bill Gaither, Benjy Gaither

 

Bluegrass Album of the Year – Cat 26

Deep Roots, Steven Curtis Chapman, (producers) Brent Milligan, Steven Curtis Chapman

Lord In The Morning, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, (producers) Kevin Ward, Wayne Haun, Lizzy Long

Sing Me A Song About Jesus, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, (producer) Doyle Lawson

The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent, Dailey & Vincent, (producers) Darrin Vincent, Jamie Dailey

This Is My Crowd, Marksmen Quartet, (producer) Mark Wheeler

 

Country Album of the Year – Cat 27

A Thousand Little Things, Point Of Grace, (producer) Ian Eskelin

Back Home Again, Oak Ridge Boys, (producer) Ben Isaacs

Eyes Wide Open, Jeff & Sheri Easter, (producers) Jeff & Sheri Easter, Greg Cole, Madison Easter

Hymns, Guy Penrod, (producers) Guy Penrod, Pete Greene Mercy, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, (producers) Aaron Crabb, Ben Isaacs

 

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year – Cat 28

Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage

Full Tank, Ben Tankard, (producer) Ben Tankard Grace, Tasha Cobbs, (producer) VaShawn Mitchell

Shake Heaven, Montell Jordan & Victory World Church, (producer) Montell Jordan

Worship Soul, Anita Wilson, (producers) Rick Robinson, Anita Wilson

 

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year – Cat 29

Best Days, Tamela Mann, (producers) Myron Butler, David Mann, Tamela Mann

Life And Favor, John P. Kee & New Life, (producer) John P. Kee

Praise & Worship Experience, Marvin L. Winans , (producer) Marvin L. Winans

The Best of Both Worlds, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, (producers) Rick Robinson, Charles Jenkins

Bishop Jerry L. Maynard Presents The Cathedral of Praise Choir, Cathedral of Praise Choir, (producers) Phil Hughley, Elvin Negron

 

Instrumental Album of the Year – Cat 30

100 Piano Hymns, Gerald Wolfe, (producer) Gerald Wolfe

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Hymns for the Seasons Andrew Greer, (producer) Andrew Greer

Full Tank, Ben Tankard, (producer) Ben Tankard Glory, Michael W. Smith, (producer) David Hamilton,

Michael W. Smith October Baby:Original Score, Paul Mills, (producer) Paul Mills

 

Children’s Music Album of the Year – Cat 31

Crazy Noise, Hillsong Kids Jr., (producers) Luke Munns, David Wakerley

Gospel Sunday School Songs, Cedarmont Kids, (producers) Mike Gay, Sue Martin Gay

Kids Music, Go Fish, (producers) Jamie Statema, Darren Rust Look Up, Gateway Next (Anna Byrd, Dana Maclean, Kiley

Stephenson, Josh Coad, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Grace Kane, Matt Birkenfeld, Joshua Fewell, Valerie Hayes and Clay Collins), (producer) Josh Alltop

Pure-n-HeartKid: Live Praise and Worship Experience,

Pure N Heart Kids, (producer) Alphaeus Anderon

 

Spanish Language Album of the Year – Cat 32

Dia De Redencion, Martin Smith, (producer) Martin Smith Donde Te Encuentro, Kari Jobe, (producer) Ed Cash, Matt Bronleewe

Global Project Español (con Marcos Witt, Alex Campos, Marco Barrientos, Marcela Gandara), Hillsong , (producers) Andrew Crawford, Steve McPherson, Toni Romero

Jesus En El Centro, Isreal & New Breed, (producers) Isreal Houghton, Aaron Lindsey, Coalo Zamorano
Mas Profundo, Christine D’Clario, (producers) Paul Mabury Mi Corazon

Canta: Cantos de Alabanza Songs of Praise Vol. 1, Mark Gutierrez, Omar Galarza, Lily Cruz, John Montes, Christine D’Clario, Aaron Encinas, Aaron Barbosa, Harry Samuel, Alfonso Hernandez, (producer) Phil Sillas

Special Event Album of the Year – Cat 33

Jesus, Firm Foundation: Hymns of Worship, Mike Donehey, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall, Mandisa, Nichole Nordeman, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Newsboys, Matthew West, Andy Cherry, Hillsong, Brandon Heath, (producers) Jason Ingram, Christopher Stevens, Mark A. Miller, Matt Bronleewe, Seth Mosley, Peter Kipley

Live From New York, Jesus Culture with Martin Smith, (producer) Jeremy Edwardson

Passion: Let The Future Begin, Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Redman, Brett Younker, Kari Jobe, Crowder, Christy Nockels, (producer) Nathan Nockels

Passion: White Flag, Kristian Stanfill, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, David Crowder*Band, Matt Redman, Charlie Hall, (producer) Nathan Nockels

WOW GOSPEL 2012, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Isaac Carree, Marvin Sapp, Deitrick Haddon, Jessica Reedy, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Kim Burrell, 21:03, Israel Houghton, Lecrae, Fred Hammond, James Fortune & FIYA, Jennifer Hudson, Ricky Dillard & New G, Kierra Sheard, Donald Lawrence & Co., Vashawn Mitchell, Earnest Pugh, Myron Butler, Richard Smallwood, Wess Morgan, Smokie Norful, Anita Wilson, John P. Kee, Martha Munizzi, The Soul Seekers, Mali Music & Together We Stand Community Choir, Andrae Crouch, forever Jones, (producers) StephenLynn Smith, Ken Pennell
Christmas Album of the Year – Cat 34

Christmas, Francesca Battistelli, (producer) Ian Eskelin Feels Like Christmas, Collingsworth Family, (producer) Wayne Haun

JOY, Steven Curtis Chapman, (producer) Brent Milligan, Steven Curtis Chapman

Noel, Josh Wilson, (producers) Matt Bronleewe, Josh Wilson We Have A Savior, Hillsong, (producers) Matt Crocker,

Praise & Worship Album of the Year – Cat 35

All Sons and Daughters: Live, All Sons and Daughters, (producer) Paul Mabury

Burning Lights, Chris Tomlin, (producers) Jason Ingram, Ed Cash, Dan Muckala

Passion: Let The Future Begin, Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Redman, Brett Younker, Kari Jobe, Crowder, Christy Nockels, (producer) Nathan Nockels

Passion: White Flag, Kristian Stanfill, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, David Crowder*Band, Matt Redman, Charlie Hall, (producer) Nathan Nockels

Worth It All, Meredith Andrews, (producer) Paul Mabury Musical of the Year – Cat 36

Changed by a Baby Boy , (arranger) Lari Goss Christ The Redeemer, (creators) Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner, Daniel Simpson, (arrranged) Daniel Semsen Grace, (arranger) Travis Cottrell

Repeat the Sounding Joy, (creators) Wayne Haun, Dave Clark The Story, (creators) Nichole Nordeman, Bernie Herms, David Hamilton

Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year – Cat 37

Blast Off!, (creators) Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale A Rockin’ Royal Christmas, (creators) Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale

Spend Awhile on the Nile, (creators) Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen

The Secret of Snowflake County, (creators) Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen

The Star Factor, (creators) Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen

Choral Collection of the Year – Cat 38

A Merry Clydesdale Christmas, (arranger) David T. Clydesdale Carry Your Name, (arranger) Cliff Duren
Ready to Sing: The Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither Vol 2, (arranger) Russell Mauldin

Season of Joy, (creators) Daniel Semsen, Deborah-Craig-Claar When The Stars Burn Down, (creator)Travis Cottrel Autumn Hardman, Ryan Taubert

 

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year – Cat 39

Christmas, Francesca Battistelli, (art director) Shane Tarleton, (graphic) Mat Goodwin,(illustrator) Alexis Ward, (photography) Eli McFadden

Eye On It, TobyMac, (art director) Jan Cook, (graphic) Sarah Sung, (illustrator) Wendy Palau, (photography) Lee Steffen, (creative director) Boerhaus

Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]), David Crowder* Band, (art directors) ShelleyGiglio, Leighton Ching, Jan Cook, (photography) Reid Rolls, (creative director) Leighton Ching, Toni Crowder JOY, Steven Curtis Chapman, (art directors) Tim Parker,Beth Lee, (photography) Russ Harrington, Camille Blinn, (creative director) Tim Parker

Light for the Lost Boy (Special Edition), Andrew Peterson, (photography) Laura Dart, (creative director) Katie Moore True Defiance (Deluxe Edition), Demon Hunter, (art director)Invisible Creature, Inc., (illustrator) Angryblue/Justin Kamerer, (photography) Caleb Kuhl, (creative director) Ryan Clark for Invisible Creature, Inc.

The Struggle, Tenth Avenue North, (art director) Beth Lee, Tim Parker, (illustrator) Rembrandt Van Rijn, (photography) Parker Young, (creative director) Tim Parker

Short Form Video of the Year – Cat 40

“Build Your Kingdom Here”, Rend Collective Experiment, (director) Greg Fromholz, (producer) Tiny Ark

“Eye One It”, TobyMac (feat. Britt Nicole), (director) Eric Welch, (producer) Eric Welch

“Gold”, Britt Nicole, (director) Josh Forbes, (producer) PJ Sodaski

“Keep Your Eyes Open”, NEEDTOBREATHE, (director) Eric Ryan Anderson, (producer) Bo Rinehart

“The Proof of Your Love”, for King & Country, (director) Ben Smallbone, (producers) Ben Smallbone, Ben Stansbury

Long Form Video of the Year – Cat 41

All Sons & Daughters Live, All Sons & Daughters , (director) Rhetorik, (producer) Rhetorik

Cornerstone, Hillsong Live, (producers) Reuben Morgan, Andrew Crawford

Hillsong UNITED: Live in Miami, Hillsong UNITED, (producers) Andrew Crawford, Joel Houston, Jad Gillies

Jesus At The Center, Israel & New Breed, (director) Russell B. Hall, (producers) Iz and Linz

Revealing Jesus, Darlene Zschech, (director) Micah Bickham, (producer) Israel Houghton

 

Inspirational Film of the Year – Cat 42

Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea, (director) Kevin Downes, (producers) Daryl LeFever, Rich Christiano

Christmas With A Capital C, (director) Helmut Schleppi, (producers) Michael Scott, James Chankin, Peter Yoder

Courageous, (director) Alex Kendrick, (producer) Stephen Kendrick

Jerusalem Countdown, (director) Harold Cronk, (producers) James Chankin, Michael Scott, Matthew Tailford, David A.R. White

Love Begins, (director) David S. Cass Sr., (producers) Erik Heiberg, Lincoln Lageson

MONUMENTAL: In Search of America’s National Treasure, (director) Duane Barnhart, (producers) Duane Barnhart, Kirk Cameron, Angela Alvarez

October Baby, (directors) Andrew & Jon Erwin, (producers) Dan Atchison, Justin Tolley, Jon Erwin, Andy Erwin

The Bible, (directors) Tony Mitchell, Crispin Reece, Christopher Spencer, (producers) Lightworkers Media, Hearst Productions

Travel The Road: Season One, (directors) Will Decker, Tim Scott, (producers) Will Decker, Tim Scott

Seven Days In Utopia, (director) Matt Russell, (producers) James Berman, Mark G. Mathis

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Thanks to former President Jimmy Carter, Black Music Month has been celebrated every June since its inception in 1979. In honor of the legacy and future of African American Music, gospel artists Percy Bady, Jonathan Butler,  David M. Edwards, Tamela Mann, Dottie Peoples, and Bryan Popin share how African American Music has impacted their lives. Check out their thoughts on this historical month!

 

Bryan PoppinBryan Popin

“To me, more than any other style of music, it is birthed from life’s hurt, life’s pain and everything in between. It is felt, not just played, and not just listened to. It is what first inspired me to do music and what always drives me to make sure my heart is behind every note I play or sing.”

 

 

David EdwardsDavid M. Edwards

“How wonderful to celebrate Black Music Month! So many artists and songwriters come to mind when I think of the powerful influence black music has had on my life as both an artist and a fan. The reach of these dynamic individuals cut across just about every musical genre imaginable. The soul, the passion, the rhythms, I love it all!”

 

 

dottie people Dottie Peoples

“Over the past 30 years in gospel music I have been influenced by many great African American singers and musicians. Their groundbreaking artistry has inspired me throughout my career to create thought-provoking, life-affirming music that resonates deeply with audiences throughout the world.”

 

 

Jonathan ButlerJonathan Butler

“I want to salute all the pioneers from gospel to R&B to jazz for leaving a legacy to live up to and setting the stage for the next generation.”

 

 

 

Percy Bady Percy Bady

“As I reflect on this month I can truly say that the music I’m blessed to write is birthed out of experience and steeped in the traditional of those who have blazed the trail before me. Styles all change and fads fade, but a great song lasts forever.”

 

 

Tamela MannTamela Mann

“There are so many artists over the years who have influenced and inspired me. Their work excites and motivates me to take my music to another level. I look at all of these musicians and think how God has blessed them, and blessed me through them, with the gift of music that brings hope and encouragement to everyone.”

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veronica petrucci Just when you thought that Tamela Mann’s hit song “Take Me to the King” was big, it just keeps getting bigger. Tamela Mann takes us there in the English version and now Veronica Petrucci has made a step in the right direction.

Veronica Petrucci, of Angelo and Veronica, recorded “Take Me to the King” made popular by Gospel artist Tamela Mann in Spanish language.  Veronica, who is of Puerto Rican descent, released her first solo Spanish language album “Atrévete a Soñar” in 2009 where her very own composition, “Dare to Dream” was selected for the Special Olympics.

Check out the video Here:

Veronica Petrucci has ministered along with Marcos Witt and Danilo Montero at Lakewood Church Spanish service and has opened for legendary Latino acts such as El Gran Combo, Willy Chirino and Ismael Miranda.  Veronica is in hopes of reaching Latino audiences with this Spanish rendition of “Take Me to the King” which has topped the Gospel Billboard charts at no. 1 for over 25 weeks.

We’re not sure when the single will be available for purchase, but keep your eyes open and don’t forget to shop our online music store!

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The BET awards are back and here are the nominees for the gospel category and there are some regulars and a few surprises.

Marvin Sapp - He might get some votes from the Kandy Koated Nights fans… lol.. just kidding. He’s great and I love his music.  His project has been out for a while though.

Marvin Sapp in black frames at Urban Soul Cafe  Photo Credit: Candace Hight

Marvin Sapp in black frames at Urban Soul Cafe Photo Credit: Candace Hight

DeitrickHaddon- I’m not sure where this is coming from. Perhaps the fact that he has a reality show coming out gave him some leverage. He hasn’t really had a good CD out for a while and with all the controversy surrounding his infamous confession, I have to scratch my head seriously.

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Lecrae- This guy is just sweeping the nation. It’s sad that they don’t have a seperate category to put him in like HIP HOP gospel so some of these singers can get a statue. We’ll see what happens, but nevertheless, the dude is a BEAST!

Lecrae

Tamela Mann- Tamela is awesome and she deserves this. She’s had the #1 song for a while.  She’s great. They are doing this independently.  She’s a great role model for our young people. Her marriage is strong.  She deserves this award.

Tamela Mann in her full length sequin gown. Photo Credit: Candace Hight

Tamela Mann in her full length sequin gown. Photo Credit: Candace Hight

Mary Mary- This duo continues to make all of the lists despite their less than substance filled music.  They can groove and you will dance when you hear their music, but I don’t know.  They are succesful and stylish.  Their show is doing great.  They will be on the cover of Ebony in June.  They know how to promote themselves.

Mary Mary backstage at the Stellars- There's that Red n Black!  Photo Credit: Candace Hight

Mary Mary backstage at the Stellars- There’s that Red n Black! Photo Credit: Candace Hight

Tamela Mann backstage at the Dove awards - photography by Candace Hight of Remember When Photography

Tamela Mann in her full length sequin gown. Photo Credit: Candace Hight

Tamela Mann in her full length sequin gown. Photo Credit: Candace Hight

Tillymann Music releases vocalist Tamela Mann’s music video of her #1 mega-hit “Take Me To The King.” The music video is now available online and coming soon to TV. The clip features Tamela’s powerhouse live performance of “Take Me To The King,” which moved the audience to worship along with Tamela on the 2013 Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The video is released in partnership with Tillymann Music and Central City Productions.

For more information about Tamela Mann:
Website: www.tillymannmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/davidtamelamann
Twitter: @DavidandTamela

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Carla Tolbert Taylor-2This past July some of the leading ladies in gospel music came together for a power-packed live CD recording at the Temple of Deliverance COGIC, the historic Memphis church founded by the late Bishop G.E. Patterson as Bountiful Blessings Church in 1975. Aside from being a superior preacher, Bishop Patterson was also known as a soul-stirring singer of traditional gospel standards such as “My Record Will Be There” and “Inside the Gate.”

The current pastor, Superintendent Milton R. Hawkins, is keeping Bishop Patterson’s musical legacy alive by partnering with Habakkuk Music to release a new CD entitled, “Pastor Milton R. Hawkins Presents In The Sanctuary” by the church’s 200+voice Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ Women’s Choir Live. The twelve song CD was produced by noted musician/ composer Derrick Starks and features the choir performing with soloists such as Grammy Award winner Karen Clark Sheard, Tamela Mann (currently #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart with her smash hit “Take Me To The King”) and veteran vocalist Lisa Page Brooks who is best known for her 2010 #1 hit “I Want To Say Thank You.”

The first gospel radio single is the rousing “Everybody Praise” that has risen to #36 on this week’s Nielsen BDS gospel airplay chart. Carla Tolbert Taylor, a fixture in Memphis church circles, leads the hand clapper. Her father was a singer prior to becoming deaf and it’s been her mission to vicariously carry out his singing aspirations through her career. The sprightly-voiced soprano was one of Bishop Patterson’s favorite singers and was a featured soloist in the church organization for years. Visit www.habakkukmusic.com for more information on this exciting project.

 

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Tamela Mann 225Take Me to the King – written by Kirk Franklin as performed by Tamela Mann on her CD “Best Days  Yet” 2012

Take Me To The King
I don’t have much to bring
My heart is torn in pieces
It’s my offering
Take Me To The King

Verse 1:
Truth is I’m tired
Options are few
I’m trying to pray
But where are you?
I’m all churched out
Hurt and abused
I can’t fake
What’s left to do?

Truth is I’m weak
No strength to fight
No tears to cry
Even if I tried
But still my soul
Refuses to die
One touch-will change-my life

Chorus:
Take Me To The King
I don’t have much to bring
My heart’s torn into pieces
It’s my offering

Lay me at the throne
Leave me there alone
To gaze upon Your glory
And sing to You this song
Please Take Me To The King

Verse 2:
Truth is it’s time
To stop playing these games
We need a word
For the people’s pain

So Lord speak right now
Let it fall like rain
We’re desperate
We’re chasing after you

Bridge:
No rules, no religion
I’ve made my decision
To run to You
The healer that I need

Chorus:
Take Me To The King
I don’t have much to bring
My heart’s torn to pieces
It’s my offering

Lay me at the throne
Leave me there alone
To gaze upon Your glory
And to sing to You this song

Take Me To The

Lord we’re in the way
We keep making mistakes
Glory is not for us
Its all for You

Chorus
Take Me To The King
I don’t have much to bring
My heart’s torn to pieces
It’s my offering

Lay me at the throne
Leave me there alone
To gaze upon Your glory
And sing to You this song

Take Me To The King 3x

 

United as one Tour

United as one tour 2United As One Tour

Tuesday, January 29th

7:30 p.m.

New Life Fellowship Center

1337 Samuel Street

Charlotte, NC  28207

Thursday, January 31st

6:00 p.m.

Fellowship Bible Baptist Church

(Faith Dome)

413 Dunbar Road

Greensboro, NC  27406

Saturday, February 2nd

7:00 p.m.

Destiny Now World Outreach Church

2569 Owens Drive

Fayetteville, NC

Sunday, February 3rd

3:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Baptist Church

4 Harrison Bridge Road

Simpsonville, S.C.  29681

Monday, February 4th

7:00 p.m.

The Exousia Global Church

4142 Melrose Avenue

Suite 22

Roanoke, VA

Tuesday, February 5th

7:00 p.m.

Jacob’s Theater

647 Monroe Avenue

Newport News, VA  23604

Wednesday, February 6th

7:00 p.m.

Overcoming Believers Church

2500 East Fifth Avenue

Knoxville, TN  37914

Thursday, February 7th

7:00 p.m.

Word of Faith Family Cathedral

212 Riverside Parkway SW

Austell, GA  30168

Friday, February 8th

7:00 p.m.

Greater Community Temple

5151 Winchester Road

Memphis, TN  38108

Monday, February 18th

7:00 p.m.

Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ

3500 West Mother Daniels Way

Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, February 21st

7:00 p.m.

Come As You Are Community Church

7910 South Anthony Blvd.

Ft. Wayne, IN  46816

Friday, February 22nd

7:30 p.m.

Victorious Believers Ministry

624 South Outer Drive

Saginaw, MI  48601

 Saturday, February 23rd

6:00 p.m.

Second Ebenezer Church

14601 Dequindre Blvd.

Detroit, MI  48212

Sunday, February 24th

6:00 p.m.

New Faith Baptist Church International

25 Central Avenue

Matteson, IL  60443

Tuesday, February 26th

7:00 p.m.

Sheridan Theater

3260 Coehler Loop

Ft. Sills, OK  73503

Wednesday, February 27th

7:00 p.m.

True Vine Ministries Church

3701 Spencer Road

Spencer, OK  73084

Thursday, February 28th

7:30 p.m.

Praise Temple

4725 Greenwood Road

Shreveport, LA  71109

Friday, March 1st

7:00 p.m.

Abrams Fieldhouse

Building 23001

on 62nd Street and Support Avenue

Ft. Hood, TX 76544

Saturday, March 2nd

Ft. Sam Houston Theater

2427 Stanley Road

Building 2270

San Antonio, TX  78234

Sunday, March 3rd

6:00 p.m.

Friendship West Baptist Church’s Conference

2020 West Wheatland Road

Dallas, TX  75232