SR Gospel: Donnie McClurkin Tapped For Stellar Awards, Israel Houghton Readies ‘Power of One’

. . on ‘Saved by Grace.’” Another special guest on the album is multi-instrumentalist Akil Thompson who co-wrote “U R Loved” with Israel. Israel Houghton’s projects, including New Breed, have earned two Stellar Awards, a Soul Train Award, and two Grammy Awards. Houghton also penned his first book with New Breed, A Deeper Level (Whitaker House) and wrote a chapter in the upcoming book ‘The Art of Compassion’. On The Charts: Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart (Top 10) 1. Mary Mary ‘The Sound’ 2. Marvin Sapp ‘Thirsty’ 3. Lecrae ‘Rebel’ (up 5-3) 4. Juanita Bynum ‘Pour My Love On You’ 5. Hezekiah Walker & LFC ‘Souled Out’ 6. Various Artists ‘Wow Gospel 2008’ 7. ‘Dr. Creflo Dollar Presents: Christmas In The City’ 8. Various Artists ‘Wow Gospel Essentials: All-Time Favorite Songs’ 9. Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers ‘Just The Beginning’ 10. Various Artists ‘Gotta Have Gospel 6’ Inspirational Video Of The Week: While there were many inspirational records in 2008, Marvin Sapp’s “Never Would Have Made It” became this year’s top Gospel song. Crossing over into secular radio airplay, blogs, celebrity sites and noted by many personalities, “Never Would Have Made It” seemingly reached many people with its all too true lyrics. Please reflect on 2008 with this song and shake loose all that may have held you back in 2008…2009 is right around the corner.


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