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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.

Bestselling Author Kimberly Daniels Encourages Christians to ‘Pray Out Loud’ for Spiritual Revival

Today the church is living in times of great discrimination. There is a rise of interest groups who speak out against Christianity, and Christians are drawing inward for prayer in privacy. In her latest book, Pray Out Loud: Your Voice Can ...

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Celebrating the Life of Gospel Legend Shawn McLemore

The music community is mourning the loss of a Gospel music legend with  the passing of Shawn Mclemore after an extended illness. “Shawn was a great spirit with enormous talent and personality to match”, says Blacksmoke Music Worldwide CEO Kerry ...

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Singer Earnest Pugh Becomes Artist-in-Residence at The Church Without Walls

The Church Without Walls, the Houston, Texas-based ministry with three campuses and a congregation of nearly 25,000, has announced gospel singer, songwriter, and author, Earnest Pugh, as its new artist-in-residence. For over two decades, Pugh has been known across the globe ...

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Inspirational Artist De’leon Releases Sophomore Album “Life Is…” Available On All Digital Music Outlets

Award winning, Atlanta based inspirational artist, actor and designer De’Leon is back with his sophomore album, Life Is… This project continues his partnership with Enon Music Group (EMG) and is distributed through SONY Orchard. The 12-track album is filled with banging urban tracks, heart-wrenching ballads, a house ...

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Gospel Music Celebration How Sweet The Sound Returns After Nearly A Decade-Long Hiatus

Renowned gospel music competition How Sweet The Sound announced it will relaunch next summer, providing a critical stage for artists representing the best in gospel choir, solo and dance performance. The event, currently planned for June 4th, 2022, at Bon Secours Wellness Arena ...

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Strong Tower Church Releases New Single Featuring Maurette Brown Clark!

Strong Tower Church, a non-denominational ministry in Fredericksburg, VA –  an hour deep into the suburbs of Washington, D.C. , has released an inspiring new worship song entitled, “Waves”. The up-tempo track features gospel music legend, Maurette Brown Clark, who is ...

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New Songbook, New Album Coming from Vincent Bohanan!

Vincent Bohanan’s mother, the late Marie Bohanan, introduced him to songbooks when he was only six years old. He still has and cherishes the first one that she gave him. Moved by the spiritual and musical magic held in the ...

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Singer Tracy Shy Simmons, Former Lead Singer of Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, Thrives As Solo Artist and Entrepreneur

Tracy Shy Simmons is no stranger to Gospel music.  Her voice is widely known as the lead singer for the iconic Grammy® nominated and multi-Stellar award-winning  Wilmington Chester Mass Choir.  At age 18, she joined the Wilmington Chester Mass Choir and soon powerfully and preciously ...

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Grammy Winners Donald Lawrence & Le’Andria Johsnon To Perform on “GMA3” This Friday

GRAMMY® Award winning producer and recording artist, Donald Lawrence, and GRAMMY® Award winning singer, Le’Andria Johnson, will perform their soul-stirring Billboard No. 1 hit, “This is My Exodus (Deliver Me),” on ABC TV’s “GMA3” this Friday, October 8 @ 1 PM EST/12 PM ...

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Gospel Music Veteran Pastor Jason Hendrickson Releases Single “My Longing”

Pastor Jason Hendrickson, percussionist to gospel music’s biggest name, is the industries secret weapon. The multi-hyphenated artist has lent his percussion talents to the likes of Hezekiah Walker, Lostboyz/Mr Cheeks and Faith Evans. Pastor Hendrickson has also penned songs for ...

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