New York, NY — If you are paying attention, talent is now coming out of the wood works these days. However there are a few exceptions to the rule as several artists, music executives and personalities are either repositioning themselves or finding new territory to showcase their talent.
Several artists, Industry and Personalities to watch for 2011 include:
*Marvin Sapp. With the many successes he has had in 2010, 2011 will only be better
*Donald Lawrence. After a stellar year, gets set to release his next project
*Kirk Franklin with the release of his CD release early 2011 and his tour with Steve Harvey
*Ernest Pugh, is set for his live recording in February and it’s expected to be one of thee recordings of the year to attend
*Deitrick Haddon continues to garner success from his debut movie “Blessed and Cursed” as he prepares for the release of his upcoming CD, “Church on the Moon”
*Mali Music, who is building a strong following and is currently entertaining several deals on the table.
*Kim Burrell, recently called the “singers singer” is preparing for the release of her upcoming CD
*Monica Lisa Stevenson, who continues to be embraced by the legendary Caravans and is starting to get radio play across the country.
Others artists to watch include, LeCrea, Mary Mary, Lowell Pye, Javen, Johnny Sanders, Earl Bynum, Jai, William McDowell and J.T. Logan.
Making moves in the industry is always a bit more strategic and challenging but there are many still pressing forward and changing the playing field.
*Dr. Bobby Jones is now running his own production studio, Visions based in Nashville, TN and the audience continues to grow
*Dr. Teresa Hairston, pushes out her Gospel Heritage program in Jacksonville, Florida
*Sheilah Belle aka “The Belle” continues to grow The Belle Report, LaBelle & Associates and her Belle Report Entertainment News Update affiliates, as she prepares to have an even stronger presence on the airwaves.
*Urban Roundup’s Khalif Townes, had great success with his Dance Saints Dance; National Gospel Dance Showcase, as well as his Urban RoundUp E-Blast service now reaching 125,000 and says look for an even stronger presence in 2011
*Bill Carpenter, as he becomes one of the top Publicists in the country and continues to grow his list of clients
*Alvin Williams as he ventures in the Movie Business
*Tammy Taylor as she takes strong personal steps and elevates her business
*Brother Steve, who recently assisted with one of Dr. Phil’s television show says, he is now moving full steam ahead and to look to see him everywhere
*Bishop Ryan Warner, moves forward with the 1st Annual production of Bobby Jones Gospel in New Orleans
Others in the music industry to also watch include Albert Tucker and the Gospel Complex in Lauderhill, FL, Cory “Co Co” Brother, Pam Perry, Neechy, Bishop Greg Davis, Yes Lord Radio and Entertainment Attorney James Walker.