Gospel/Inspirational talent Brian Courtney Wilson is giving the gift of love this month, partnering with both Walmart and Essence. Wilson’s celebrated album “Just Love” is first featured in Walmart’s Black History Month promotion, which launched Tuesday, January 26. Placed in line with a series of titles, Wilson’s “Just Love” is now available in over 1,000 top urban and gospel stores. Giving the gift of love for Valentine’s Day, Wilson is also featured in a Valentine’s Day Promotion on ESSENCE.com, which allows a free download from his album via Amazon. Running Wednesday, February 10 through Sunday, February 15, the promotion allows one download of “Just Love,” the title track. In related news, GMC (The Gospel Music Channel) will air BMI Trailblazers of Gospel, honoring Donnie McClurkin and Andrae Crouch, February 21. The special was recorded live during the 11th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon held Friday, January 15 in Nashville. Hosted by Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, the intimate ceremony served as a dynamic jump-start for the 2010 Stellar Awards weekend, honoring pioneers Donnie McClurkin and AndraÃ© Crouch. The GMC special features exclusive footage of the eventâs all-star musical tributes to McClurkin and Crouch. Byron Cage hosts the tribute to McClurkin, which features inspired live performances by gospel powerhouses including Latice Crawford, Micah Stampley, Pastor Marvin Winans, and Yolanda Adams, who is joined by McClurkin for a rousing rendition of âWe Fall Down.â Adams then hosts the musical homage to Crouch. Spine-tingling performances are delivered by stars including Adams, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, TaTa Vega, Mary Mary, Pastor Marvin Winans, and Dorinda Clark Cole. In addition to airing on Sunday, February 21 at 8 p.m. EST, the special will be rebroadcast on Sunday, February 21 at 10 p.m. EST and Monday, February 22 at 12:00 a.m. EST.
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