‘When You Worship More, You Worry Less’

One of gospel's best selling artists,JAMES FORTUNE and his group FIYA have enjoyed a #1 run with their new double-CD album, LIVE THROUGH IT. Fortune's most popular songs focus on overcoming hardships, and he explains why in an ...
by David McGee
 

 
 

TBGB Music Hour Special–Christmas Gospel Songs

At his Black Gospel Blog, BOB MAROVICH, Gospel Editor of Deep Roots, has launched his annual online Music Hour Christmas Special. One click and you're transported...
by David McGee
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

‘Put God First and Just Keep Moving’

As acclaim for their work grows, and a new album promises to be of breakout proportions, the men of Soul Tempo stay focused on the eternal verities By Bob Marovich Talk with Jeremiah “Jerry” Brunson of Soul Tempo fo...
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Wait is Over for Alvin Darling

Stellar and Dove Award nominee ALVIN DARLING showcases the singer-songwriter's Pentecostal church roots and years spent on the gospel highway as a quartet singer. In our interview, he discusses his new album, WAITING RIGHT HERE.
by David McGee
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

Of The Word, Dark Secrets and Inconvenient Truths

A review of gospel authority ANTHONY HEILBUT's new book of incisive, informed essays, The Fan Who Knew Too Much, which includes a lengthy examination of the gay subculture within the gospel world. Also: an interview with Mr. He...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bringing a Giant’s Music Ministry to a New Generation

When Grammy winning gospel artist MYRON BUTLER decided to honor the songs of the towering ANDRAE' CROUCH, he wound up, in MY TRIBUTE, with one of the most moving albums of the year. Interview by BOB MAROVICH .
by David McGee
 

 

 

Brian Martin & Worship 4 Life: One Love, One Cause

A new live album is stirring things up for native Trinidadian BRIAN MARTIN and his contemporary praise gospel ensemble: an interview
by David McGee