James Cleveland

Chicago, IL – February 12, 2020 — The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is back at the Orleans Arena in celebration of its 35th Anniversary. The show will be taped in front of a live audience and will be hosted by Jonathan McReynolds & Koryn Hawthorne. Annually, the Stellar Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Gospel […]

Chicago, IL – February 12, 2020 — The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is back at the Orleans Arena in celebration of its 35th Anniversary. The show will be taped in front of a live audience and will be hosted by Jonathan McReynolds & Koryn Hawthorne. Annually, the Stellar Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Gospel […]

Richmond, VA ( July 7, 2019) – Founded in 1967 by the Rev. James Cleveland, the Gospel Music Workshop of America is annual convention bringing together people who love Gospel music from America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean including a wide range of faiths. Its annual Board Meeting and Summer Convention are held in […]

By Tanya Wilson There is nothing like old gospel spirituals that I grew up on.  It’s funny that when things happen in life, one of…

Iconic gospel songwriter and producer Kurt Carr swept the beginning of the year’s award season this past weekend receiving double honors during the 28th Annual Stellar Awards weekend in Nashville, TN. First being honored at the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon alongside Lady Tramaine Hawkins and Edwin Hawkins, Carr was given the James Cleveland Lifetime […]

The visionary behind the contemporary gospel sound, the Rev. James Cleveland, was a pioneering composer and choral director whose progressive arrangements — jazzy and soulful, complete with odd time signatures — helped push the music past the confines of the traditional Baptist hymnal into new and unexpected directions, infusing elements of the sanctified church style […]