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Artist of the Violin: Chatting Up Brooke Alford

It's not a full-blown trend yet, but the violin is becoming more prevalent in gospel music. One of the leading practitioners of gospel violin, BROOKE ALFORD, has a new album, VIOSOCALIST, that also spotlights her affecting sing...
by David McGee
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VaSahwn Mitchell: 'Created 4 This is a body of work to encourage and inspire people to do what they are supposed to do, especially as we come out of the recession.  I can't wait for people to hear it!'

VaShawn Mitchell Knows What He Was ‘Created 4’

One of gospel’s “triple threats,” VaShawn Mitchell could barely contain his excitement during a phone interview about his new album, Created 4 This, his fourth long player. Mitchell developed Created 4 This as...
by David McGee
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‘I’m a Servant at Heart’: Anthony Brown’s Gospel Music Journey

ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY have released their debut CD and the gospel world is taking note. Bob Marovich interviews Brown in a Deep Roots exclusive.
by David McGee
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‘I Know I Was Meant To Do This’

Young WARREN DEAN FLANDEZ is one of the young artists most responsible for Canada's robust gospel music scene. BOB MAROVICH has an exclusive interview to offer.
by David McGee
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Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago: Inspiring People

PASTOR CHARLES JENKINS of FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO reflects on on the impact of his choir's smash hit single, 'AWESOME,' and looks ahead to new challenges. An exclusive interview with Gospel Editor BOB MAROVICH
by David McGee
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On the Gospel Highway’s Alternate Route

Between 1967 and 1977 Memphis-based DESIGNER RECORDS was focused on giving gospel artists a place to record their work for posterity, for $469.50.
by David McGee
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Troy Sneed Keeps It Simple

Gospel singer, producer, choir leader and executive TROY SNEED may wear many hats in his world, but his watchword, as he explains to BOB MAROVICH, is to 'keep it simple.'
by David McGee
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First Creation: One Loss but Many Gains

ONE LOSS, MANY GAINS: death claimed one of FIRST CREATION's key members earlier this year, but the group has been blessed in other ways.
by David McGee
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From the Archives, Rare and Timeless Classic Gospel

2013 was a good year for gospel music, for new and established artists alike, and especially for some gospel pioneers whose groundbreaking work is back in print on three essential reissues.
by David McGee
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Linda Clark: Many Influences, One God

LINDA CLARK used to serve the country as a member of the U.S. Army; now, as a promising gospel singer, she's serving her Lord--most impressively, too, on her album New Beginnings.
by David McGee
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‘I want to cater to the traditional church crowd, but I also want my music to be young.’

Gerald Scott’s ‘Edgy Sunday Morning’ Testimony in Song

A month before his senior class graduated from high school, Gerald Scott penned a song for the choir to sing at the commencement ceremony. “It was 2003, I was eighteen years old, and I wrote a song called ‘Destiny’ for th...
by David McGee
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Hello, Dolly: The ‘Different Dynamic’ of Jermaine Dolly

Giving new meaning to the salutation 'Hello, Dolly!,' rising gospel star JERMAINE DOLLY talks to BOB MAROVICH about his sudden ascendancy and long-term goals.
by David McGee
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