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New Music: United Tenors: “Here In Our Praise”

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Don’t know what motivated Fred Hammond to ask Dave Hollister, Brian Courtney Wilson and Eric Roberson to join him for an ensemble project, but thank God he did. But it’s just not enough to assemble a “supergroup” and think it will succeed on the names of the group members alone. The product must be impressive. Not only is “Here In Our Praise” impressive– it’s just about perfect. The melody, the harmony and the lyrics make this song instantly likeable and memorable. When a good song like this is released (gospel or secular), it seems so simple (although it isn’t) and makes one wonder, “Why can’t all artists do this?” So refreshing.

Download “Here In Our Praise” at iTunes. Pre-order the United Tenors’ forthcoming album at Amazon.com

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

Shirley Murdock Talks The True Meaning of Her Songs and Critics of Artists Who Sing Gospel and Soul Music

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Grown Folks Music had the exciting opportunity to speak with the legendary Mrs. Shirley Murdock. Listen in to hear the true stories behind some of your favorite songs, including “As We Lay” and “Go On Without You”. During the interview, Mrs. Murdock also speaks about everything from her most recent release, “Live: The Journey” to the experience of singing at the MLK memorial dedication to touring with the legendary Luther Vandross. Mrs. Murdock also speaks on how she addresses critics who question an artist’s ability to vacillate between the worlds of gospel and soul music. You will also hear about the new genre of music that she is proposing to start.

Shirley Murdock Interview by GrownFolksMusic

“Live: The Journey” is available in both cd and dvd formats at Amazon.com.

For more on Mrs. Murdock, you can visit her Facebook page or her official website. When you get the chance, follow her on Twitter. Tell her that Grown Folks music sent you!

About Soul Sister

Soul Sister is a truly passionate about her music. The right song can instantly uplift her mood to turn a not so great day into a party. Her passion for music has also caused her to verbally come to the defense of some of her favorite artists. Don't worry- it was a peaceful defense, and the transgressors were uninjured. The love of music has led to the wonderful opportunity to share her thoughts with the Grown Folks Music family. When not blogging, Soul Sister is either engrossed in a book, discovering new music or revisiting classic music. Even though her vast cd collection spans decades, the music of the 1990's holds a special place in her heart. She resides in the Southern US.

Anthony Brown Talks Writing the #1 Hit “It Ain’t Over”, Dream Production Collaborations, and “Group Therapy”

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Gospel songwriter and artist Anthony Brown has decided to emerge from behind the scenes to lift his voice in song. He has written hits such as “It Ain’t Over” for Maurette Brown-Clark, and now he has debuted his artist collective “Group Therapy”. Listen in as Anthony discusses how “Group Therapy” came to be, writing “It Ain’t Over”, and his favorite artists. You will be surprised at his list of dream producers.

Anthony Brown Interview by GrownFolksMusic

Catch Anthony Brown and Group Therapy on tour now with Mary Mary. For more on Anthony Brown and Group Therapy, check out the official site, Facebook page, or you can follow the group on Twitter. The critically acclaimed, self-titled cd “Anthony Brown and Group Therapy” is available at Amazon.com and ITunes.

About Soul Sister

Soul Sister is a truly passionate about her music. The right song can instantly uplift her mood to turn a not so great day into a party. Her passion for music has also caused her to verbally come to the defense of some of her favorite artists. Don't worry- it was a peaceful defense, and the transgressors were uninjured. The love of music has led to the wonderful opportunity to share her thoughts with the Grown Folks Music family. When not blogging, Soul Sister is either engrossed in a book, discovering new music or revisiting classic music. Even though her vast cd collection spans decades, the music of the 1990's holds a special place in her heart. She resides in the Southern US.

Rance Allen Talks”Music Majors”, “Amazing Grace”, Acting Roles, and When Gospel Music Becomes Too Secular

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Grown Folks Music recently had the pleasure of speaking with the legendary Mr. Rance Allen. During our conversation he talks about the release of the “Music Majors” collection, which commemorates over 40 years in the music business for the Rance Allen Group. He also discusses the interesting story behind the writing of “Miracle Worker” and why it took almost 20 years for the song to actually be released. Mr. Allen also reveals his favorite artists. Listen in to learn more about this iconic inspirational musician.

Rance Allen Interview by GrownFolksMusic

Aspiring and established songwriters: You may submit your music directly to Mr. Allen at:

PO BOX 3297
TOLEDO OH 43607-0297.

**All submissions must be copyrighted prior to being submitted to Mr. Allen.**

The cd/dvd combination of “Amazing Grace” is available at Amazon.com. You should also check out Rance Allen’s amazing “Stax Profiles” cd. You won’t be disappointed.

Check out a preview of “Music Majors”:

About Soul Sister

Soul Sister is a truly passionate about her music. The right song can instantly uplift her mood to turn a not so great day into a party. Her passion for music has also caused her to verbally come to the defense of some of her favorite artists. Don't worry- it was a peaceful defense, and the transgressors were uninjured. The love of music has led to the wonderful opportunity to share her thoughts with the Grown Folks Music family. When not blogging, Soul Sister is either engrossed in a book, discovering new music or revisiting classic music. Even though her vast cd collection spans decades, the music of the 1990's holds a special place in her heart. She resides in the Southern US.

New Music: Tim Dillinger: “Baton”

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

If you like that old-time Gospel singing, then check out “Baton”, the new single from Tim Dillinger, produced by B. Slade and dedicated to Gospel music legends Albertina Walker and James Cleveland.

 

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

Shirley Murdock Talks the Flo Ballard Biopic, the Roger Troutman Tribute Project, the Honey Conference, and her Stellar Award Nomination

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Shirley Murdock Interview Pt. II by GrownFolksMusic

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About Soul Sister

Soul Sister is a truly passionate about her music. The right song can instantly uplift her mood to turn a not so great day into a party. Her passion for music has also caused her to verbally come to the defense of some of her favorite artists. Don't worry- it was a peaceful defense, and the transgressors were uninjured. The love of music has led to the wonderful opportunity to share her thoughts with the Grown Folks Music family. When not blogging, Soul Sister is either engrossed in a book, discovering new music or revisiting classic music. Even though her vast cd collection spans decades, the music of the 1990's holds a special place in her heart. She resides in the Southern US.

Half Mile Home Talks Transitioning from Devante Swing’s Leadership, Sampling Billy Preston, and the Significance of the Group’s Moniker

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Half Mile Home Interview by GrownFolksMusic

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About Soul Sister

Soul Sister is a truly passionate about her music. The right song can instantly uplift her mood to turn a not so great day into a party. Her passion for music has also caused her to verbally come to the defense of some of her favorite artists. Don't worry- it was a peaceful defense, and the transgressors were uninjured. The love of music has led to the wonderful opportunity to share her thoughts with the Grown Folks Music family. When not blogging, Soul Sister is either engrossed in a book, discovering new music or revisiting classic music. Even though her vast cd collection spans decades, the music of the 1990's holds a special place in her heart. She resides in the Southern US.

New Video from Gospel Trio, Half Mile Home, “So Good”

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Alright family!!! I got some “big mama running down the aisle at church” music for you!! Inspired by the familiar 70’s hit, “Nothing From Nothing”, the Ohio-based gospel group Half Mile Home gives Billy Preston’s gospel chords new life with their rendition of “So Good” from their upcoming CD, Church Muzik & Inspiration scheduled for release Election Day, November 6th. If you want to get to know this talented trio, be sure to catch them on their promo tour at the follow stops below. Also say tuned to our upcoming interview with the guys from GFM’s Soul Sista coming soon. But until then, get your day going with their latest video, “So Good” and for additional information, please visit, www.halfmilehome.com.

Half Mile Home Promo Tour

Monday, October 29, 2012

Detroit, MI and Flint, MI

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Buffalo, NY

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD

Friday, November 2, 2012

Richmond, VA

Monday, November 5, 2012

Columbus, OH and Louisville, KY

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cleveland, OH and Akron, OH

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA and Youngstown, OH

About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)