(Houston Texas) — Blacksmoke Music Worldwide recording artist Earnest Pugh has  invited fans and followers into his home every week for the last couple of months to share cooking secrets via his YouTube page.  The award winning singer who recently released his 12th CD, The Outpour Experience featuring the Billboard number one hit God Wants […]

(Birmingham, Alabama) Blacksmoke Music Worldwide Recording Artist Pastor Mike McClure Jr. (aka Pastor Mike, Jr.) continues his domination at radio as the hit urban inspirational anthem, BIG, enters week eight in the top spot on the radio chart.  Pastor Mike, Jr, who proudly serves as Senior Pastor of the 2000-member Rock Church in Birmingham released […]

Blacksmoke Music CEO, Kerry Douglas, has signed singer-songwriter, James Johnson, to an exclusive multi-album recording agreement. The first radio single, “God Will,” is an up-tempo song of encouragement with an R&B flavor.  “I’m excited about James Johnson,” Douglas says. “He’s an awesome performer and he has an encouraging message and ministry that’s perfect for these […]

For Highly-Anticipated Album and Radio Single, “Survive” Houston, TX — Together, gospel music powerhouse Earnest Pugh, and legendary Blacksmoke Records founder Kerry Douglas, created some of the biggest and most cherished gospel hits of the new millennium such as the Billboard number one smashes, “Rain On Us” (2009) and “I Need Your Glory” (2011). After some years of working separately, they have […]

The 2nd Annual East Coast Gospel Music Summer Festtm SET FOR: 5th Baptist Church, 1415 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA Saturday, July 12, 2014 With Dr. Bobby Jones and many many more! Richmond, VA — When Sheilah Belle, and her team with The Belle Report FIRST created the East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest tm, […]

During the Month of March   After spending five weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Airplay chart, Zacardi Cortez is now poised to conquer Urban AC radio with the soul-stirring ballad. The song is enjoying its third week on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart and is picking up new stations each week. Cortez just had an action […]

Soul-Stirring Vocal Powerhouse To Release New CD “Reloaded” April 1, 2014 When Zacardi Cortez sings, everybody listens.  Whether it was fronting James Fortune & FIYA’s #1 hit “I Believe” in 2010 or his own breakthrough single “One More Time” with John P Kee in 2012, Cortez always delivers. The Stellar Award nominated gospel star has come a long way from the Houston ghetto […]

Soul-Stirring Vocal Powerhouse to Release  New CD “Reloaded” In March  When Zacardi Cortez sings, everybody listens.  Whether it was fronting James Fortune & FIYA’s #1 hit “I Believe” in 2010 or his own Top Ten breakthrough single “One More Time” with John P Kee in 2012, Cortez always delivers. Now, the rough kid from the Houston projects, is sitting on top […]

Red Distribution launched its Snapshot CD series of ‘collectible’ titles this past August. Each competitively priced album features ten tracks (a couple of hits and rare songs) and four collectible snap shot photos. The series has issued sets on pop group The Osmonds, singer/songwriter Leon Russell, Texas Swing band Asleep at the Wheel, country star Charlie Daniels, jazz man Bob James […]

Billboard’s #1 independent gospel CEO Kerry Douglas (the radio promoter who put James Fortune & FIYA and Earnest Pugh on the musical map), has a hot one on his hands. “This is the best gospel mix yet,” he says of the 15-track  “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI” (Worldwide Music, Inc./RED Distribution) CD that’s now on sale.  The physical CD hits stores everywhere […]

With Zacardi Cortez, Troy Sneed, Chanel of Trin-I-Tee 5:7, The Showers, Kerry Douglas, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Earl Bynum & The Mount, Eric Waddell & The Abundant Life Singers, Bubby Fann, The Belle, Javen, Petula Beckles, Bryan Pound,James Johnson & The Voices of Cedar Street,   JT. Login, Bar Muziq, Gospel Rapper Blaze, P. Goss, Bryan […]

Where Singers, Dancers and Performers Meet the Word of God with Ministry Saturday, July 27, 2013 * FREE to the PUBLIC! Richmond, VA – (July 11, 2013) — When it comes to Gospel music or any musical genre, there’s a lot more to it, than what you may hear on Sunday morning or during the […]