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The Word Network Welcomes The Hardest Working Woman In Gospel Vickie Winans

“The Vickie Winans Show”, A Weekly Variety Program, Will Debut Fall 2011

The Word Network, the largest African-American urban religious television network on the globe, is excited to announce the addition of multi-Grammy Award nominated gospel music legend Vickie Winans to its television family. Winans’ new weekly variety and magazine program, “The Vickie Winans Show,” is in development and scheduled for an autumn premiere.

“I am sooooooo excited,” Winans beams. “Somebody has finally given me the opportunity to do the shows I’ve been carrying around in my heart for years. We’re going to do a little bit of everything: fashion shows, cooking shows, children’s shows, celebrity interviews, musical performances an d videos, comedy shows, etc. You name it and we’re going to do it.”

The self-managed artist is also a successful businesswoman who owns a jewelry store and wig shop, Accents by Vickie Winans.  Winans burst on the gospel music scene in 1985 with her signature smash “We Shall Behold Him.” She’s remained one of gospel music’s Top 10 artists with appearances on NBC Today and Oprah. She has appeared on the cover of Jet magazine, served as celebrity spokesperson for Daimler-Chrysler and Quaker Oats. Other hits include #1 songs “As Long As I Got King Jesus”, “Shake Yourself Loose” and “How I Got Over.”  Winans is also preparing to star in a drama/comedy feature film entitled, “Amazing Grace!”

The Southfield, MI-based Word Network is the undisputed cable source for urban ministries and gospel music. The non-profit network airs national and international ministries, gospel music, interview shows, religious conventions and special events.  Based in Southfield, Michigan, The Word Network offers family-friendly programming that touches the heart and soul of African Americans. Word Network programming is available in 80 million homes in the United States through DirecTV, Comcast, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, Bright House, Cox, and a host of other cable operators and is available in over 200 countries around the world including 9 million homes in the United Kingdom through Sky TV and 4 million homes through Sky Italia in Italy.

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