Published on September 19th, 2019 | by Nina Pulley
Gospel Round-Up | 9/9/2019 – 9/19/2019
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy Release “2econd Wind: Ready ” Album Cover
Anthony Brown, most known, perhaps, for his 2015 song “Worth” is back this year with a new album. The gospel musician is signed to Tyscot Records, founded in 1972, and released his first album with Group TherAPy in 2012. Group Therapy, stylized “Group TherAPy,” is the name for his background singers; it references his former group, Answered Prayers, thus the capitalized initials in TherAPy. We see he’s made it a priority to reference his previous work in his current project; kudos to him to reference change, development, and evolution.
All that aside, he is providing much anticipation leading up to “2econd Wind: Ready” to be released on October 18th of this year. His most viewed songs on YouTube “I Got That” and “Trust in You,” together with “Worth,” have garnered nearly 20 million views since 2015, and so the new album cover comes on the tail end of a successful four years. The cover features Brown covered in what appears to be rain, with a look of fierce determination in his eyes. What message could be awaiting listeners this season? We’ll soon hear in about a month’s time.
4th Annual Gospel Radio Awards Will Honor Mary Mary, Tye Tribbett
The 4th Annual Gospel Radio Awards, to be recorded for television broadcasting on March 9th, 2020, will honor Erica and Tina Campbell, better known as sister act Mary Mary, for their contributions to gospel music in the last two decades. Tye Tribbett, genre-bending producer and recording artist, for stretching the musical boundaries of gospel music through his inventive arrangements. The sisters will be receiving the Icon Award, acknowledging their consistency throughout the genre, while Tye Tribbett will be receiving the Industry Impact Award. The network on which it will be broadcast is yet to be announced.
Tori Kelly Shares Her Dip Into Gospel Music and Working with Kirk Franklin
In an interview with Forbes, Tori Kelly dishes on her collaboration with Kirk Franklin and her entry into the gospel music world with the album Hiding Place, which earned her two Grammy Awards (Best Gospel Performance/Song and Best Gospel Album) this year. She talks about how she initially planned to only write one gospel song for her love of the genre, how one song turned into eight, and how with Franklin’s guidance she decided to release the album. She also talks about expressing her beliefs in her music, her faith, and latest album Inspired by True Events.
1982 Gospel Documentary “Say Amen, Somebody” Re-Released in Los Angeles
The 1982 documentary “Say Amen, Somebody” will be re-released on September 20th in a few Los Angeles theaters for public consumption. The documentary features rare footage from the late, great Thomas Dorsey, in which he speaks of the inspiration behind “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” and other works. Other live performances from other gospel greats are also featured, as well as discussions of the impact of gospel music on the lives of the performers, their families, and communities, making the film an educational experience for its viewers.