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.
Archive for the ‘Gospel’ Category
Shirley Murdock Talks The True Meaning of Her Songs and Critics of Artists Who Sing Gospel and Soul MusicMonday, 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.
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.
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.
Rance Allen Talks”Music Majors”, “Amazing Grace”, Acting Roles, and When Gospel Music Becomes Too SecularMonday, 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.
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.**
Check out a preview of “Music Majors”:
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
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD
Friday, November 2, 2012
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