Sunday evening was the night for the Faithful CD Release
Party of Kendall King. A gospel favorite
in the D.C. area, known for her hit, “How Excellent Is Thy Name”, was the
artist of the night. The site of the
event was the posh Carlyle Club in Alexandria, VA. Accented with a red carpet for fans and the crème
of the crop of the gospel music industry, the setting quickly morphed into a sold-out
by WCAO’s Doresa Harvey, some of the area’s most popular artists celebrated the
occasion with King. Phillip Carter &
SOV opened the event with a few rousing numbers followed by top-charting artist
Earnest Pugh singing his smash hit, “Rain On Us”. Master pianist Allyn Johnson took to the keys
with two inspirational, jazzy songs setting the scene for Ms. Kendall. The star of the night opened with the
popular, “How Excellent”. She performed songs
from her new CD, Faithful, including “Crazy Praz”, “Hold On”, “A Love Song”,
and “In His Presence”. The graphic designer by day and gospel artist and noted songwriter by night is truly one of the highlights of the gospel music genre. For more information
about Kendall King or to purchase the new CD, log on to www.KendallKing.biz.
THE PROPHETIC SUMMIT
KEVIN TERRY AND PREDESTINED POISED TO IGNITE THE GOSPEL MUSIC INDUSTRY WITH POWERFUL DEBUT CD, KEVIN TERRY AND PREDESTINED LIVE
Kevin Terry and Predestined is not your typical
group of gospel singers, but they are dynamic music ministers who rely solely
on the anointing of God to communicate messages of love, hope, and salvation.
Predestined is comprised of exuberant young adults who strive to have a
ministry like Christ; affecting and changing the lives of people from all
races, cultures, and backgrounds by simply leading them to Christ through song.
Formally known as Anointed Praise, this
Washington D.C. based group was formed in January 2002 by the charismatic and
multi-gifted Kevin Terry, a.ka. “The Music Pastor.” These music ministers are
known for their phenomenal vocal prowess as well as a multi-faceted
presentation that is distinctive, powerful, and eclectic. An encounter with
Kevin Terry and Predestined leaves the listener amazed and inspired with no
choice but to be ushered into a realm of sincere worship and praise. It is this
electrifying quality that has afforded the group numerous opportunities for
national exposure backing some of gospel music’s leading recording artists such
as Byron Cage, Youthful Praise, Ricky Dillard, John P. Kee, Professor James
Hall, Earnest Pugh, Tye Tribbett, and Steven McCoy.
Kevin Terry and Predestined now move to the
forefront and are poised to set the gospel industry a blaze with their debut
project KEVIN TERRY AND
PREDESTINED LIVE. This power-packed project
will be released nationally on July 12, 2011 on the Kingdom Music Group label
with distribution through Central South Distribution.
"It is indeed a great pleasure to introduce
to the Gospel music world, Kevin Terry and Predestined. This choir
is on the move and will be impacting Gospel music in a tremendous way for years
to come,” says Bishop Ralph L Dennis, president of Kingdom Music Group. “They
give us a great mix of the old and the new, making it trans-generational; and
they do it well! I am glad to have their debut release on the Kingdom Music
KEVIN TERRY AND
PREDESTINED LIVE boasts special appearances by dynamic female vocalist Juanita
Contee (Jonathan Nelson & Purpose) and singer, songwriter and emerging
Praise & Worship artist Jarmel Evans. Sure to be a must-have project for
all gospel enthusiasts, every song on this life-changing album is boldly based
from the scripture. “I want every listener to feel encouraged and empowered with
hope, and clearly hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” explains Terry. “I believe
that every song should be scripturally sound and the word should do the work.”.
The first single, “Hold On” is based on Galatians 6:9. “Sometimes people
give up on God and their blessings prematurely and they let go because they
don’t see a way or provision being made,” Terry states. “Hold On” urges the
believer to be strong because at the end of the test is Victory!” This
infectious victory chant will quickly become a welcomed addition to choir
repertoires throughout the country.
“Revealed,” based on Romans 8:18, is a message of hope and encouragement
to the believer that the suffering they are enduring won’t be compared to the
glory that God is going to reveal in them. “God Above,” based on
Psalm 121, reminds the listener not to look to people or materials for help,
but to God, knowing that He is the source of all our help.
KEVIN TERRY AND
PREDESTINED LIVE is a powerful and
timely album that will encourage, equip, and empower all believers.
“This album will help people see that in God
they can be transformed by the renewing of their minds. Listeners will realize
the power they posses to shatter the strongholds of the enemy. Households,
neighborhoods, and cities will be radically changed forever.” -- Kevin
CHRISTIAN JUKEBOX RADIO
The Washington Jewish Music Festival, June 9th through the 26th,
features a special performance by Grammy winners The Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson, the African-American Jewish “prince
of kosher gospel.” Together they explore the complexities of Jewish,
black and overall human identity in their performance, Brother Moses Smote the
Water. Nelson blends Jewish religious lyrics and meanings with the
soulful sounds of American gospel music. Reception to follow.
Monday, June 20 at the Washington DCJCC’s Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th Street NW in Washington,
DC, by Dupont Circle Metro) 7:30 p.m. ($30, Discounted $25). Tickets and full Festival line-up can be found at www.wjmf.org.
INDIE GOSPEL ALLIANCE
COMING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 21ST!
• Interview with John "Bucky" Tillery
• Interview with Richard Smallwood
• Much more!
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