Gospel Mix Tour Kicks Off 49th Annual G.M.W.A. Convention In Birmingham This Weekend

The Magic City will host the biggest gospel tour of the summer this Sunday, July 24 @5 p.m. when the “Gospel Mix 2016” Tour kicks-off the 49th annual Gospel Music Workshop of America Convention at The Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom in Birmingham, AL .

The big show features gospel music legends Luther Barnes, Kathy Taylor, The Canton Spirituals, Earnest Pugh, Byron Cage and Grammy Award nominee Ricky Dillard. The program also boasts dynamic performances from seasoned performers such as Zacardi Cortez, James Fortune, the trio Half Mile Home, quartet king Damon Little and others.

Kathy Taylor will be on Gospel Mix Tour
Kathy Taylor

Several of the artists are presented on the Top Ten best-selling album “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix 2016” that features chart-topping hits such as Zacardi Cortez’ “#YDIA,” Damon Little’s “I Won’t Be Defeated,” Byron Cage’s “Like No Other” and Half Mile Home’s “More Than Enuff.” The album gave birth to the tour featuring both established artists and newcomers.

Tickets are $25 Advance, $30 Day of Show and $40 for VIP Seating. Tickets available at JB’s House of Fashion, NU Wear (Western Hills Mall), Etheridge Brothers Car Wash, online at or and by calling (205) 602-3432.

The Sheraton Hotel is located at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Organizations desiring to book the “Gospel Mix 2016” concert tour, should directly contact Kerry F. Douglas at 713-245-6204.

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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of 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. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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