Former “We Shall Behold Him” and “Work It Out” Gospel Icon Vickie Winans is coming to the Gospel Music Channel (GMC) via new series ! Winans, a recent Stellar Award winner, will host “Best of Stellar,” a new original series highlighting the most memorable moments and performances from The Stellar Awards starting Sunday, April 5 at 8:00pm ET. According 1800 Gospel, the show will feature performances and other memorable moments from the first twenty-four years of The Stellars in themed-shows every week. Each episode of Best of Stellar will also feature exclusive backstage interviews with the Gospel artists. Among the many performers featured in Best of Stellar are Shirley Caesar, Bryon Cage, The Caravans, Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers, The Clark Sisters, Ricky Dillard, Fred Hammond, Walter Hawkins, Israel & The New Breed, Donald Lawrence, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, and Dottie Peoples. News Bits: According to Malaco Records, Gospel legend Dorothy Norwood has just released the anticipated single “I Wanna Go” from the recently released album “50 Years: Its’ Been Worth It All” ! Norwood, also known for her stint in The Caravans, has also added the Ricky Dillard and New G assisted “Victory is Mine” (Obama Mix) to “50 Years: It’s Been Worth It All” in stores and available through Malaco.com Are you an aspirising Gospel recording artist ? GMC (Gospel Music Channel) is looking for you via the next installment of its reality series “Gospel Dream”. Inviting performers from all Gospel/Christian styles, including rock, country, pop, and soul, GMC hopes to fulfill a dream with the Grand Prize: a chance to win a record and music video deal, among other prizes. Solo artists, ages 16 to 40, are eligible to audition for Gospel Dream. According to organizers, auditions began this week in Seattle and will run through May 4 with stops in Detroit, Oakland, Orlando, Nashville and Oakland. Roughly 30-35 contestants will be invited to compete for the crown in Nashville over the summer. Gospel Dream is set to premiere on GMC June 27. For more information visit Gospel Dream at GMC. This Week’s Top 10 Gospel Songs (According to the Gospel National Airplay Chart) 1. “Souled Out” Hezekiah Walker & LFC (four weeks at no. 1) 2. “I Trust You” James Fortune & FIYA 3. “Back II Eden” Donald Lawrence & Co. 4. “Peace & Favor Rest On Us” Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers 5. “Praise Him In Advance” Marvin Sapp 6. “It Ain’t Over (Until GOD Says It’s Over)” Maurette Brown-Clark 7. “My Name Is Victory” Jonathan Nelson feat. Purpos 8. “Get Up” Mary Mary 9. “Cover Me” 21:03 feat. Fred Hammond 10. “Praise Me Now” Kierra Sheard Inspirational Song of the Week:: “Silver and Gold” – Kirk Franklin and The Family (Keisha Grandy)
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