Erica Campbell Debuts “Help” CD Cover

Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm.

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Move over white dress and make room for that face! Erica Campbell recently released the cover art for her debut solo CD Help. It was shot by the uber popular Derek Blanks. With no clothing as a distraction in cover artwork past, the always beautiful Ms. Campbell decided to give us something simple and to the point. You can pre-order Help starting on Monday, February 10 and before actual CD release which is March 25.

Check out the tracklisting: Read the rest of this entry »

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Bruno Is From Mars, Deep Saints Are from Venus?

Published by Torrence Glenn on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm.

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Or maybe Pluto, Jupiter? I don’t know. What, you thought I was really gonna go there again? How about not. It looks like it’s becoming a weekly issue where the “social saints” decide that anything on TV that isn’t gospel is sin and anybody watching it regardless of their relationship with God is a sinner. Nope, not gonna do it, but for all those who need a refresher, let’s go back HERE. Why? Because my position remains the same. So if you or someone you know had a deep spiritual issue with watching Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl halftime show? Read this!

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Turn Off Your TV and Call Your Pastor

Published by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm.

Firstly, I want to shout out and congratulate the winners in the gospel Grammy categories.

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Break Every Chain [Live]

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BEST GOSPEL SONG

If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]

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BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

Greater Than [Live]

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Ok, now that that’s out of the way let’s get to “the issue.” Disclaimer: I didn’t watch the entire telecast of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards because I had a service to sing at and attend and got in a little bit past the midway point. I went back and looked at a few moments for context via my DVR but eh, the Grammy’s haven’t been that good in many years so I wasn’t all that pressed to do it anyway. However, I noticed something very odd during this year’s show. More so than in year’s past I noticed the “social media saints” going IN about every and anything they saw on the show almost to the point of being offended and I wondered “How did this happen?”

Here’s a quick recap of some of what got some of your/their doilies in a bunch: Read the rest of this entry »

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New Music: G Mayes and NE

Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm.

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Gary Mayes and Nu Era burst onto the gospel music scene with tracks I STILL PLAY today like “We Made It” ( And I taught it to every choir I directed in that era….), “New Creature,” “Don’t Forget The Baby” and “He’ll Come Through.” (I taught this one a lot too.) Since that time Gary Mayes and Nu Era have been working behind the scenes with other artists as well as developing into G Mayes and NE and now they’re ready to share it with the world and I’m so glad because I’ve been patiently waiting. Check out two (2!) new singles #AtmosphereSetter and #TheBloodStillFoundMe. Read the rest of this entry »

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RECAP: BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon 2014

Published by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm.

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Every year during what has become known as Stellar Awards Weekend, BMI hosts it’s annual Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon. The event is lauded as the “hot ticket” event of the weekend and this year was no different. Each year, BMI honors two gospel trailblazers who have influenced and impacted gospel music in a profound way. This year’s honorees were the unmatched vocalist Daryl Coley and one of the most prolific “pens” to ever live Richard Smallwood. Needless to say I was definitely “here for all of this.”  Here’s how it all went down. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Music: James Murphy

Published by Torrence Glenn on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

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2014 is getting off to quite a start. The Stellar Awards and all it’s subsequent events just wrapped; Sunday Best 7 is gearing up for auditions in Atlanta, Memphis, DC and Houston; and there are plenty of new releases on the horizons from established and new gospel acts. One of these “new” gospel acts is James Murphy. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Reason Why We Stomp

Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 1:05 am.

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The gospel internets went crazy on New Year’s Day when Kirk Franklin took to his facebook page to hint at a possible God’s Property reunion in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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When Did Beauty Become A Sin?

Published by Torrence Glenn on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm.

Erica Campbell is pretty. There, I said it! In fact, she’s really pretty. Fine.  Beautiful. FRIGGIN GORGEOUS even.

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New Music: Donald Lawrence

Published by Torrence Glenn on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm.

We’ve been waiting for this! Donald Lawrence is releasing Volume 1 of his 20 Year Celebration Best For Last. The  bulk of the CD was recorded this spring in Chicago and to celebrate this release I’m going to explain to you track by track why you need to pick up this release.

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RIP: Patti Webster

Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm.

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I’m starting to become wary at how many posts like this I’ve had to/been able to do recently and the closeness with which I can speak on them. But we’ve all got to do what we’ve all got to do. This morning on Friday, September 13 acclaimed entrepreneur and publicist Patti Webster died in Somerville, NJ after being ill for some time. Patti was the founder and CEO of the well known and highly successful PR firm W&W PR. She was 49 years old. Read the rest of this entry »

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