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Author Archives: Khalif M. Townes

Khalif M. Townes is the Founder/President/CEO of The Townes Media Group, LLC (formally Urban Roundup Group, LLC.) He is also the creator of uGospel.com. Townes formed uGospel.com to provide an outlet where up to the minute information on the Faith Based Community and Gospel Music Industry can be accessed with the click of a button.

David E. Johnson, Jr. Releases Go-Go Gospel Single and Videos – “Shake Em Off” Extended Version With 1K Phew

David E. Johnson, Jr. is a singer, songwriter, and actor born and raised in Memphis, TN.  David entered Gospel music as a new artist last year with the release of his Go-go Gospel single, “Shake Em Off” and official music ...

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Gospel Legend Byron Cage Scores Second #1 Song from ‘Isolation’ Album with ‘You Are’!

Gospel’s “Prince of Praise”, Byron Cage scores his second #1 single with the smash hit, “You Are” on Gospel Airplay Billboard and Mediabase! This is the second single from his most recent album, Isolation, to reach #1 status and fourth for ...

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Gospel Industry Veterans Carl B. Phillips And Gregory G. Pearson Unite To Help Indie Gospel Artist

Gospel industry veterans, producers, songwriters and recording artists Carl B. Phillips and Gregory G. Pearson are uniting their resources to present “Navigation Indie Gospel Artist Road Map”, a hybrid (in person or online) one-day Industry Workshop and Indie Artist Showcase ...

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Tauren Wells’ New Album “Joy In The Morning” Set to be released June 10th

Ten-time GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells will release his new album, Joy in the Morning, on June 10. As the album pre-order launched, he shared his new single, “Empty,” and announced that he will give the song its national television performance debut on the “Tamron Hall Show” today. The soaring ...

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International Worship Leader PSALMIST RAINE Returns with ReFresh Worship Live 3: Fellowship of Sons & Brethren, A Three-Part Worship Trilogy

Psalmist Raine has become one of today’s most influential worship leaders. Known for her live recordings of spontaneous worship, she’s gained a following of fellow worshippers around the globe during her 25 years in music ministry. The award-winning recording artist ...

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Kierra Sheard-Kelly and J. Drew Sheard II are BMI’s first Brother/Sister Duo to Win BMI’s Coveted, ‘Songwriter of the Year’ Award!

Grammy-nominated brother and sister duo, Kierra Sheard-Kelly and J. Drew Sheard II are BMI’s first siblings to win the award show’s top honor, ‘Songwriter of the Year’ in the gospel category at the 2022 Trailblazers of Gospel Award show held in Nashville, TN. The two ...

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MLK Jr. Celebration Takes Place In Washington, D.C. This Weekend

The tribute concert to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns in-person on Sunday, April 10 The Choral Arts Society of Washington and the combined gospel choirs of Washington Performing Arts will co-present treasured annual event Living the Dream…Singing the ...

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Juan Winans #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Airplay Chart

Juan Winans reaches the top of the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart, with “Neveron My Own,” entering this week at Number 1. This is Winans’ second consecutive Number 1 song, previously hitting Number 1 with his first single, “It Belongs To Me,” last year. ...

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Jekalyn Carr Makes Stunning Red-Carpet Arrival at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas

Fashion always plays a leading role during “Music’s Biggest Night,” as the creative expressions of artists from every genre are front and center on the red carpet. This year, Jekalyn Carr was a standout head turner, and she is making ...

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Maverick City Music takes home First Grammy Award at the 64th Grammy Awards

Multi-platinum super group Maverick City Music today have become GRAMMY Award winners after taking home the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Old Church Basement with Elevation Worship.  The moment was punctuated with a very special performance of their No. 1 smash ...

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