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Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of uGospel.com. He began his career in the Gospel Music Industry upon graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Since then, Jones has had the honor of interviewing Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon and many more of Gospel’s elite.

Photos: 16th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration w/ Gladys Knight, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Mali Music, Natalie Grant, DeWayne Woods and More

This year’s Super Bowl Gospel Celebration marked its 16th year with a blowout evening of powerful inspiration and entertainment, capped by inspirational moments, awards, special tributes, and starring performances from legendary icon Gladys Knight as headlining performer, to Natalie Grant, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Donnie ...

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“WOW Gospel 2015” w/ Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, Fred Hammond, Tamela Mann, Tye Tribbett, Hezekiah Walker, Mali Music and More in Stores Today

Today, WOW GOSPEL 2015, the 18th edition of the hit gospel music series, is available everywhere music is sold.  The two -disk compilation and companion DVD features 30 of today’s hottest tracks in gospel music and 13 of the year’s most popular music ...

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Virtue Releases “Testimony: Reloaded” in Stores and Online Today

Mixed Bag recording artists Virtue (Karima Kibble, Heather Martin, and Ebony Holland) releases TESTIMONY: RELOADED available in stores and online today. TESTIMONY: RELOADED is a revamped version of their Grammy-nominated album Testimony – their last studio release. The album features two new tracks including the group’s ...

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New Music: “The Name” by Dorinda Clark-Cole

Dorinda Clark-Cole just premiered the new single from her upcoming album, Living It. The new track, “The Name”, is a follow up to the project’s first release, “Bless This House”. Click play to hear The Legendary Rose of Gospel’s melodic voice grace this ...

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Kirk Franklin: “Our Music Doesn’t Affect People The Way It Used To”

  Kirk Franklin, one of the most successful and influential artists in the Gospel Music Industry, recently penned a blog, which raised a good point. According to Kirk, Gospel Music doesn’t affect people the way it used to. In a ...

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Damien Sneed’s New Single, CD, Film and Label Deal, Plus Carnegie Hall Debut

Conductor, pianist, producer and multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed inks worldwide distribution deal with Central South of Nashville, TN. Sneed, the co-founder of LeChateau Earl Records will release the double disc project, Broken To Minister: The Deluxe Edition on March 3. This ...

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Casey J Shoots to #1 on Billboard, Plus Successfully Completes First Live Recording

The last few days have been mind boggling for the 28-year old elementary school teacher Casey J. Hobbs. Between teaching her students during the day and doing radio interviews before and after classes; Casey J spent her evenings rehearsing with ...

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Popular Inspirational Jazz Saxophonist Phil French Releases New CD, “Everlasting”

Jazz Saxophonist Phil French has been a favorite among Gospel Jazz and Smooth Jazz lovers for years now.  His soothing yet uplifting musical style has been touching the hearts and ears of music aficionados since his debut CD in 2000.  ...

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Week of February 7, 2015 Billboard Top Gospel Songs Chart: Jason Nelson’s “I Am” Holds on to #1

In the world of radio, Jason Nelson holds on to #1 with I Am, while Casey J jumps to #2 with Fill Me Up. After a record breaking run at #1, Amazing by Ricky Dillard drops to #3. JJ Hairston ...

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Week of February 7, 2015 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart: Jason Nelson Debuts at #1 with ‘Jesus Revealed’

Jason Nelson is back with a new album, Jesus Revealed, and debuts at #1. Billboard #1 Gospel Hits drops to #2, followed by Fred Hammond with I Will Trust at #3. Taking the #4 spot is WOW Gospel 2014 and ...

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