BET’s Sunday Best Open Auditions for Local Gospel Singers


BET’S hit gospel singing competition Sunday Best is on the search again for the best in musical talent. Season 3 of Sunday Best is having auditions in Detroit, New Orleans and Philadelphia. The first audition is this Saturday, February 20th. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 12:00 Noon.


When: February 20, 8 a.m. – noon
Where: COBO Center
1 Washington Blvd.,
Detroit, MI 48226

When: February 27, 8 a.m. – noon
Where: Ernest M. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130-1799

When: March 6, 8 a.m. – noon
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center
One Convention Center Place
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Find out more about the auditions below and on the BET website:

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The 2010 Stellar Awards & BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards on GMC

2010 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards

The Gospel Music Channel (GMC) will broadcast the world premiere of the BMI Trailblazers Awards Tribute to Donnie McClurkin & Andraé Crouch on Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The special was recorded live during the 11th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon held Friday, January 15 in Nashville. The show is co-hosted by Yolanda Adams & Byron Cage with performances from Marvin Winans, BeBe stellarawardslogo& CeCe Winans, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams and TaTa Vega. (Source: BMI)

2010 Stellar Awards

The Stellar Awards will also air on GMC on February 28 at 8pm ET. Visit Gospel Flava for a recap of the winners and photos from the event.


Gospel Music Channel Music Video Awards on January 2


Be sure to watch the third annual Gospel Music Channel Music Video Awards on Saturday, January 2 at 9 PM ET to see the top videos of 2009 revealed, and to catch some of your favorite artists in action.

Morning Worship: The Sound – David & Nicole Binion

David and Nicole Binion Singing “The Sound” on TBN’s Praise the Lord Show

davidnicolebinionDavid and Nicole Binion brought “The Sound” of Heaven to TBN’s Praise the Lord show a few weeks ago. I’m blessed to have them as worship pastors at my church, and especially love the song, written by William Murphy.

“It’s the sound that You heard at Jericho,
It’s the sound that You heard in that Philippian jail,
It’s the sound that You will use to set Your people free…”

There’s an amazing version of this song, featuring William Murphy and the Covenant Worship Team, on the Binions’ latest album “Heaven on Earth.” Click here to order; the entire album will lift your spirit, pierce the atmosphere, and you will feel as if you are really experiencing a touch of Heaven on Earth.

Update: Here are some more wonderful songs from the “Heaven on Earth” album. I was able to attend The Sound Worship Conference in Dallas when it was recorded and it was an amazing experience:

David and Nicole Binion “Heaven On Earth”

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Gospel Buzz: Gospel Dream Premiere, New Music From Bishop Greg O’Quin, and Sheri Jones-Moffett Joins EMI Gospel


Gospel Dream Premieres On June 24th

The 4th season of Gospel Dream returns this month on June 24th, at 10pm ET, on the Gospel Music Channel. Get a sneak peek of the show on the Gospel Music Channel website.

The judges for this season include: Michelle Williams, former Destiny’s Child member; Stellar Award winner J. Moss; and one of the music industry’s most respected executives, Mitchell Solarek. Kimberly Locke, from American Idol, will serve as co-host with Mike Kasem (MTV’s Top 20 Video Countdown, American Top 10). Also, two major musical artists will serve as surprise coaches during the season. The theme for the show’s fourth season: The Greatest Inspirational Songs of All Time. Click here to learn more about the judges and the show premiere.

New Music From Bishop Greg O’Quin


Greg O’Quin and vocal ensemble iPraize

returns to the gospel music scene with a brand new album, After the Storm. After an 8 year hiatus, O’Quin is back on a new label, Pendulum Records, to offer a dynamic CD with 15 power-filled songs.

The first single from the upcoming album, “Lead Me Jesus,” was #1 most added on the gospel charts when it debuted in March.  Since then, it has been steadily climbing the gospel charts each week. After the Storm will include a variety of contemporary worship, modern R&B, soul, classic gospel and some smooth hip-hop. You can listen to the single by clicking here.

Bishop Greg O’Quin is currently the pastor and founder of Church Without Walls Int’l located in the suburbs of Dallas, TX.

Sheri Jones- Moffett Joins EMI Gospel

sherriejonesmoffettSheri Jones-Moffett was recently signed to EMI Gospel, and her upcoming album Renewed will be available August 11, 2009 in stores and on and itunes.
Moffett has always been known as a collaborater and as a featured vocalist, from The Tri-City Singers to her duo work in Ted & Sheri, and you’ve heard her powerful voice behind many hit songs including the powerful Grammy nominated song "Encourage Yourself." This summer she’ll be making her debut as a solo artist.

“We have loved working with Sheri since Donald Lawrence first introduced her to us as part of The Tri-City Singers a number of years ago – we feel she has been part of our family." said Ken Pennell President EMI Gospel. “So to collaborate even more closely with her now in her first venture as a solo artist is especially fulfilling.”

Read more about Jones-Moffett‘s release.

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