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Gospel/Christian Music roundup: Week ending 24 February 2018

VaShawn Mitchell makes major moves and there is new list of GMA Hall of Fame inductees

VaShawn Mitchell signs deal

A lot has been happening this week. New deals, new music and sold out concerts. Check out what’s new in our our latest music roundup!

VaShawn Mitchell signed a new deal for his VMAN Entertainment music with Fair Trade Services, in partnership with Tyscot Records. Mitchell’s VMAN Entertainment will bring high-level talent and creativity by offering relevant and contemporary urban worship music. His first offering, “You Took The Nails,” is a compelling new song just in time and perfectly suited for the Easter season. . The single is available now on all digital sales and streaming platforms and precedes Mitchell’s new digital EP, CROSS MUSIC available everywhere on March 9/VaShawn Mitchell signs deal

Kicking-off last week in California, the landmark “Newsboys United Tour” saw sellout crowds throughout the opening weekend. Boasting “all the hits… under one roof… for one tour,” the history-making Newsboys United lineup played to capacity audiences at City National Civic in San Jose, Redding Civic Auditorium and the Visalia Convention Center, as well as to a near-sellout crowd at Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre.

Passion unveiled their newest collection of intentionally crafted songs, Whole Heart, today to critical acclaim. The album is available today on all digital music platforms, with the CD release following on Mar. 23, and includes new live versions of the hit songs “Reckless Love” and “All My Hope.”

Passion release new music

New and upcoming Neo-Soul Gospel artist Clyde J has an unquenchable passion for Christ and daily demonstrates a lifestyle of worship. The Louisiana native with an apostolic upbringing has been immersed in music most of his life and is embarking on a Gospel music solo career that is fast tracking with the release of his new single “What I Need”.

Clyde J releases new music

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) Foundation announced its inductees and honorees for the 5th Annual GMA Honors and Hall of Fame Ceremony set for Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. This year’s GMA Hall of Fame inductees include CCM artist Carman, award-winning Southern Gospel artist Karen Peck Gooch, legendary Gospel family group The Staples Singers and acclaimed producer Greg Nelson. The event also honors individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture both past and present. This year’s honorees include Chonda Pierce for Branches Counseling Center, Bishop Marvin SappRyan Lampa for People Loving Nashville and Lipscomb University.

2018 Hall of Fame inductees announced

Debuting on Billboard this week, Beverly Crawford‘s new CD The Essential Beverly Crawford – Vol. 2  with her remake of her all-time classic – “Jesus Precious King 2.0 (Praise Break Version)”. The album includes a bevy of legendary guest vocalists including soul icon Shirley Murdock, Shawn McLemore and more.

Beverly Crawford releases new CD


Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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