What to expect on the 36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards
Detroit has a long, strong, proud history of gospel music, and some of our favorites are once again taking the national stage and being recognized. The 36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards air this Sunday, August 1st, and Detroit will definitely be well represented.
Detroit’s Kierra Sheard-Kelly’s New Grammy Nominated Gospel Album Inspires And Empowers Women
(CBS DETROIT)– For Detroit’s own Gospel superstar Kierra Sheard-Kelly, 2021 is off to an amazing start. “Yes I’m so excited I can’t believe it I don’t know what else to say,” Sheard-Kelly said with a big smile during an interview Friday. Singing professionally since age 9, Kierra says she knew she wanted an album like this in her future. One that inspires and empowers women. Sheard-Kelly’s journey has been nothing short of remarkable.detroit.cbslocal.com
Check out the uplifting vibes of this Music Monday performance
We’re kicking off the week with some good music and uplifting vibes. Our Music Monday guest was Jayson Clayborn. This Grammy-nominated Gospel artist creates music that can inspire anyone regardless of their belief. Clayborn even did a recent collaboration with Jack Harlow on a song that featured Adam Levine. Watch the video to see Jayson Clayborn’s performance of his song “Praise Your Way Through.”
Gospel star Rance Allen dies at 71
NEW YORK – Gospel star Rance Allen, whose Rance Allen Group drew upon contemporary sounds for such 1970s hits as “Ain’t No Need of Crying” and “I Belong To You” and anticipated such crossover gospel artists as the Winans and Amy Grant, has died at age 71. Allen was a longtime Toledo, Ohio resident and most recently bishop for Church of God in Christ for the Michigan Northwestern Harvest Jurisdiction. “I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gospel Great, Bishop Rance Allen,” singer Gloria Gaynor tweeted. On “Just My Salvation,” the Allen Group reworked the Temptations melancholy love song “Just My Imagination” into an uptempo hymn. On his own, Rance Allen was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for best gospel performance for “I Understand,” which featured Mariah Carey and BeBe Winans among others.
McDonalds, Detroit Praise Network seek city’s next Gospel singing star
DETROIT – McDonald’s and The Detroit Praise Network are looking for the Motor City’s next young Gospel star! Young gospel singers between the ages of 10-17 are invited to submit a YouTube video link featuring them singing their favorite gospel song acapella or with music. Submissions are being accepted now thru September 25, 2020 at 12 p.m.Beginning on Monday, Sept. 28, listeners will be invited to visit Detroitpraisenetwork.com and vote for their favorite Gospel singer. “I feel like we have so much incredible talent in Detroit,” said Myles. “We want to spotlight talented young gospel singers with this once in a lifetime singing contest.”The promotion is sponsored by McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Virtual Tour Broadcast.
The Clark Sisters put their lives on the screen in new biopic
The Clark sisters have a new movie called “The First Ladies of Gospel” that describes their humble beginnings to winning multiple Grammys. Host Jason Carr got the chance to chat with Shelea Frazier, who plays Dorenda Clark Cole in the movie “The First Ladies of Gospel”. She also explained the pain, work ,and dedication that it took for the Clark Sisters to become a Grammy-Award winning group. “The First Ladies of Gospel” will premiere Saturday April 11, on Lifetime. Watch the video to learn more about the the Clark Sisters new movie!