Richard Smallwood has a created a signature sound for Gospel music that is unmistaken and celebrated across the globe. He has written so many great songs that grace so many Sunday services, songs that have had even those who are not staunch Gospel fans asking “he wrote that song as well?” Thankfully, he is releasing the two disc Anthology, which features new songs, a journey back to his Smallwood Singers days and of course his hits with Vision. Maurette Brown Clark begins “In Your Presence” acapella and delivers a wonderfully executed solo as Vision comes in to round out
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Beyonce will headliner her husband’s own festival, Budweiser’s Made in America, in Philadelphia in September alongside co-headliner The Weeknd . Other performers on the books include J. Cole, Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, Big Sean, Santigold, Future, Banks, Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, DJ Mustard and Nick Jonas, among others. More news: Smashing Pumpkins , Whitney Houston , The Weeknd , Beyonce
Rick Ross has been denied bond after being charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. The arrest warrant states Ross allegedly assaulted Jonathan Zamudio with a handgun on June 7 and forced him to stay in a guest house on Ross’s property. The victim suffered jaw and neck injuries, two chipped teeth, and multiple scratches and contusions. More news: Rick Ross , Lady Gaga
Sting, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and Elbow will contribute tracks to the Art of Peace Foundation ‘s Songs for Tibet II , a tribute album celebrating the Dalai Lama’s philosophy of peace, non-violence and compassion — as well as His Holiness’s 80th birthday. Miley Cyrus, Flaming Lips, Patti Smith Rock for Tibet The Dalai Lama becomes an octogenarian on July 6th, the same day the LP will see release. It is currently available to pre-order on PledgeMusic in digital and physical forms, as well as part of bundles with 2008’s Songs for Tibet .
Fresh off of a flaming Bonnaroo set this weekend, Sturgill Simpson will follow his summer festival rounds with a full tour this fall, hitting venues from New York City’s Beacon Theatre to Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre. If his set on the Farm in Manchester, Tennessee, was any indication, expect Simpson to let the more psychedelic corners of Metamodern Sounds in Country Music spin away in their kaleidoscope-twang glory, with plenty of tight musicianship and hints of everything from his love of Tool to Seventies funk in there, too. 50 Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2015 It will be a packed autumn for the Grammy nominee: He’s thrice nominated for the Americana Association’s Honors & Awards in the fall (Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year for “Turtles All The Way Down”), a particularly nice closer to a summer that will see him hitting festivals from the Sir Paul McCartney-headlined, electronica and hip-hop friendly Firefly to New York’s first asphalt-hoedown, FarmBorough. There aren’t many musicians that can play shows led by a Beatle one day and Luke Bryan the next, but that’s what Simpson’s all about: managing to straddle genres and entice rock fans while still singing with an unmistakable (and unbeatable) country croon. As for new music, Simpson inked a deal with Atlantic Records at the beginning of the year, and though no official details have been released, he’s already working on his next record with Dave Cobb, who produced Metamodern Sounds and is an essential force in his groundbreaking sound.
It’s official: the tour Janet Jackson teased in May is in the works. The singer has posted the dates for her Unbreakable World Tour on her website along with pre-orders for her new album. Jackson announced her 2015 plans last month in a video, saying, “I promised you’d hear it from my lips,” over a mysterious beat and image of a recording studio.
Lena Dunham brought all her assets to the table in a fierce competition against Jimmy Fallon during a mini Lip Sync Battle against the host on Friday’s Tonight Show . The Girls creator and star won the night while showing a little cheek during her interpretation of Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls.” On the Set of TV’s New ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Show Fallon began the contest on a tender, reflective note with Charlene’s 1983 hit, “I’ve Never Been to Me.” Lunham countered with a vigorously-choreographed take on “Outside” by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding. For the second round, Fallon took it back to 1988 with his performance of Run DMC’s “Run’s House,” only to be swept away with Dunham’s panache on the Freddie Mercury classic. “I just won because I’m the visitor and they wanted to mix it up a little bit,” Dunham said modestly of the audience’s preference in an interview after the contest, while crediting choreographer Celia Rowlson Hall for the success of her dance moves
A new Bob Dylan book is coming out in a couple of months that goes through his entire catalog called Dylan: Disc by Disc . Featuring interviews with everyone from Questlove to Ric Ocasek and Robert Christgau, it devotes a chapter to each album in chronological order. Some of the most interesting ones are devoted to widely-dismissed 1980s works like Knocked Out Loaded and Down in the Groove. Bob Dylan at Home: See Intimate, Early Photos Now we have a question for you: What is Bob Dylan’s single best song of the 1980s? Anything recorded or released in the decade counts, from the gospel tunes on 1980’s Saved to the Daniel Lanois-produced cuts on 1989’s Oh Mercy
Alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman, one of the most innovative composers and performers in jazz history, died Thursday morning in Manhattan at age 85. A representative for the musician’s family cited the cause of death as cardiac arrest, The New York Times reports. Ornette Coleman’s Time Coleman’s influence on jazz music is massive. The saxophonist stirred up the jazz scene starting in the late Fifties, setting aside traditional harmonic and rhythmic rules in favor of an avant-garde approach filled with unorthodox solos and musical structures. Coleman released his debut studio album, Something Else!!!! , in 1958, and drew attention late in the decade with his performances at New York club the Five Spot, amassing both fans and detractors in equal measure. In 1959, he released what many consider to be his recorded masterpiece, The Shape of Jazz to Come – a breakthrough in the development of free and avant-garde jazz
Unbroken Praise is the latest live worship album by our generation’s most influential worship leader, Matt Redman, available everywhere June 16. As the writer and singer of “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” “Holy,” “Never Once,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” “Better is One Day” and “You Never Let Go,” along with Passion’s “Our God,” “Here For You,” “Lay Me Down” and “Jesus, Only Jesus,” worshippers worldwide have been consistently blessed by Matt’s “Heart of Worship.” This new album is not to be missed, with 11 new and fresh Spirit-filled songs for the Church. The album is centered on our
Two of country music’s more dapper dudes, Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge, are hitting the road together. This fall, the pair will bring their brand of metro-country to cities across the nation as the co-headliners of the 14th Annual CMT On Tour. Dates will be announced later this year. CMA Music Fest 2015: 25 Must-See Acts Dubbed the Suits & Boots Tour, a nod to Rhett and Eldredge’s often GQ -level fashion sense, the CMT-sponsored trek will also feature Danielle Bradbery as a special guest.