Published on November 18th, 2020 | by Nina Pulley0
Gospel Music Roundup | 11/9/2020 – 11/18/2020
Dee Wilson and FATAI Release New Single “Stay With Me”
Dee Wilson, a Chicago-based gospel musician, and Fatai, a world-touring artist from Australia, have released a new single called “Stay With Me” on November 13th, now available “wherever you get music,” including Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and more. The song praises the way God chooses to stay with us through our darkest times, especially when it seems everyone is leaving. The song pairs a slow-churning melody and belting two-part harmony for a listen you can play in the car, at home while working, or relaxing as you social distance at the coffee shop. Support Dee Wilson and FATAI by purchasing the single or sharing it with your friends; you never know who might need to hear it today. Many artists are struggling to make ends meet and continue working to create other streams of income as in-person shows remain at a standstill. Find the link to all the places you can listen or purchase the song here.
DOE Releases Debut EP That Charts in Top 10, Releases Two New Music Videos
DOE, known as Dominique Jones, is perhaps best known for singing the smash gospel single “He Wants It All.” She’s back with a self-titled debut EP “Doe,” released on October 30th. It debuted at #6 on Nielsen’s Current Gospel Albums Chart, already indicating her impact in the industry. She recently signed to RCA Inspiration and Jonathan McReynolds’ new label LIFE ROOM in a partnership to release the new project, a short but deep digging EP. It features “raw” material that “digs into a new side” of her, she shared in an Instagram Live interview with gospel singer Bri Babineaux: her single “Brighter,” is the first single to be released along with a music video. It’s a warm, uplifting ode to God and his ability to make us shine brighter when we do it for and through Him. The other is “I Try,” a captivatingly candid soliloquy about “shedding performance” and embracing realness, an autobiographical reflection on her life performing musically from a young age. Don’t miss the light shining through DOE and her uplift, powerful honesty and refreshing humility she weaves into every note. Now available wherever you get your music.
2020 Black Music Honors to Celebrate Fred Hammond, Feature Marvin Sapp Performance The upcoming 2020 Black Music Honors will be aired November 21st in several states across the US. It will honor the legacy of En Vogue, the famous girl group of the 90s, along with the work of the National Museum of African American Music and others who’ve had a major impact on the dissemination of Black music. It will also honor the contributions of musician Fred Hammond for his impact on gospel music, as well as the reverberations his sound has made throughout Black music of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Performances will feature Marvin Sapp, one of AURN Inspirational’s (AURNi) hosts, Brian Courtney Wilson, Shele’a, among others. Check out the Black Music Honors website here