Industry News

James Hall presents WAP new era cd titled “KING”

What we knew as the sound of Professor James Hall and Worship and Praise is now revealed through their new CD, WAP NEW ERA, as the elevated version of gospel music mastery. NEW ERA is Prof. Hall’s intimate interpretation of the art.  With an adroitness of musicianship, he takes a short hiatus from the Live Stage to commune in the sanctuary of the Studio, creating a multi-flavorful connection of music.  It delivers on all genres of composition, from the traditional tunes such as James Hall Hymn Medley to cutting edge gospel.  ‘King’ unveils a James-Hall-Newness, while other tracks like Sovereign and Only Jesus are true-form to WAP, giving us range-leaping vibratos and praise-reaching staccatos.

NEW ERA truly evokes your hands to raise or your desire to be saved…either way, the anointing WILL move you. From lone listeners to psalmists to musicians, prayerfully listen and allow it to minister to you, that you might glean from it to inspire
your own.  We are thrilled to share, this our new success, with you.

Local & Abroad

Festival Of Praise Tour Kicks Off this Week

If you haven’t heard by now, two of our favorite gospel artists Fred Hammond and Pastor Donnie McClurkin will begin their 17-city Festival of Praise tour this week. We don’t know about you all but we are excited. The first stop will be at Fallbrook Church in Houston, Texas this Wednesday September 17th and the final stop on their tour is slated for October 25th in Atlanta, GA.  Today the seasoned singers made a stop into the Potter’s House of Dallas where Fred Hammond led an awesome praise and worship service before inviting Pastor Donnie to grace the stage. In an interesting turn of events, it was announced that Pastor Donnie McClurkin was currently recovering after recently having vocal chord surgery to remove cancer and scar tissue AND that Mr. Fred Hammond was having knee issues. As Fred humorously stated “I can’t walk and he can’t talk.” This tour will be a bit interesting to say the least.


Although their physical bodies maybe ailing them, they have not allowed this to stop them from blessing God’s people with their gift. We love their faithfulness to God and their ministry. We pray that God’s gives them the strength and health needed for the journey. As the book of Luke chapter 1 verse 37 tells us, “for with God nothing shall be impossible” and we believe that the success of their tour will be a powerful testimony to the glory of God.

Are you as excited about this tour as we are? Will they coming to a city near you? Do you already have tickets to see this gospel duo in concert? Let us know in the comments below.


Stellar Awards 2015

The 2015 Stellar Awards weekend will be held in the city of neon lights Las Vegas, Nevada. I don’t know about you all be we are excited that the event has moved from Music City to the Entertainment Capital of the World. Las Vegas is also known as Sin City but we are not expecting any of that to be going down during the Stellars. The year 2015 will also mark the 30th year in the history of the awards show. This award winning, gospel music spinning weekend will kick off on Sunday March 22, 2015 and end on March 28, 2015.

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For the first time in history, the Stellar Awards will be held in conjunction with the Gospel Music Workshop of America Convention. So get ready for a host of informative seminars, dozens of awesome listening parties and praise parties, live concerts, and much more!  Singers, artists, radio broadcasters and music lovers alike this looks like an event you won’t want to miss! For more information, check out the Stellar Awards website.

Official voting for your favorite artists and radio stations will begin on December 2nd and ends on December 30th. Stay tuned for your opportunity to cast your ballot for your favorite ministers of the gospel.

Will you be attending one of 2015’s most prestigious gospel music events? Let us know in the comments below!