#ThrowbackThursday: Michelle Williams Talks Her “Journey To Freedom” Album & More With @MFWERadio

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Think you’ve got Michelle Williams all figured out? Think again. For fans of her subtle and smooth work as one-third of the world-renowned Destiny’s Child, as well as her soul-stirring spiritual solo work, this is a brand-new Michelle Williams. Or is it?

Michelle is one of very few musical artists with proven success across multiple music genres. From gospel, rhythm & blues to pop and dance, Michelle maintains strong positioning across most genres while being highly respected amongst her peers and fans; she is constantly reinventing herself. The multi-talented recording artist-producer-songwriter-actress-entrepreneur delivers an important message: Expect the Unexpected. In her latest album, Michelle forges a fresh and innovative new sound destined to be emulated for years to come. The sparkling, groove-laden tracks present Michelle as she has never been seen before as a saucy club vixen unleashing the ultimate party soundtrack. Checkout our throwback interview Michelle as she discuss her latest album “Journey To Freedom” and Destiny’s Child.


 

Deitrick Haddon Discuss New Album “Masterpiece”, Being A Father, & More On @MFWERadio

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3-time GRAMMY® nominated, multiple Stellar and Dove Award-winning Inspirational Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Pastor Deitrick Haddon’s 8th studio album Masterpiece debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Album Chart, #1 on Gospel Overall and #2 on Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums. This is Deitrick’s 7th studio album to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Album Chart. Masterpiece is a mixture of gospel, hip-hop, R&B and reggae. The first single “Restore Me Again” received acclaim from critics and fans leading to the anticipation for Masterpiece. To keep the momentum going Deitrick is set to release his 2nd single “Be Like Jesus” — an uptempo, R&B/gospel infused track encouraging a positive lifestyle on Wednesday, November 18th. Masterpiece is composed of 16 soulful and inspirational tracks, Deitrick expects this album to motivate and inspire, helping people to understand reason and purpose in life. Checkout our latest and brand new interview with Deitrick !!!!


Janice Gaines Talks “Greatest Live Ever” | Collaborating with LaShawn Daniels | & More on @MFWERadio

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Janice Gaines already has Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Natalie Grant and Donald Lawrence co-signing her skills. That says quite a lot. But even without these mega-talents in her corner, Gaines is guaranteed to hook you from the very first listen.

Gifted with an effervescent soprano that soars into the rafters and an ear for soul-baring lyrics, Gaines is Motown Gospel’s next-generation game changer. Her refreshing yet fearless artistry—a daring fusion of mainstream and inspiration —reverberates with jubilant determination.

And what a ride it is. Over the course of seven more tracks, Gaines whisks listeners away on a whirlwind tour of what it feels like to be in God’s grace. She takes the anthem route on the atmospheric “Wait on You,” unabashedly proclaiming she’ll never let go of believing in all that He promises—no matter how long the wait. Built on a platform of up-tempo beats, “The Break-Up Song”.

For her first Motown Gospel album, Gaines collaborated with one of her “dream producers,” LaShawn Daniels. The Grammy-winning songwriter/producer behind such acts as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child and Tamar Braxton proved to be a kindred Christian spirit. Born in St. Louis and raised in Memphis, Gaines comes by her musical dichotomy naturally. Although her Methodist minister father and singer/songwriter/musician mother divorced during her childhood, Gaines describes herself as “a combo“ of the two. “I grew up with a conservative dad, whose favorite songs are hymns, and a creative, eccentric mom who listened to everything from Earth, Wind & Fire to Tupac.” In fact, Gaines and her older brother frequently traveled with their mother to her gigs as a singer in a top 40 cover band. Checkout our new interview with Janice now !!!!


 

 

Tasha Cobbs Discuss New Album “One Place Live”, Upcoming Tour, & More With @MFWERadio

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Tasha Cobbs won a Grammy Award, three Dove Awards and three Stellar Gospel Music Awards after only one nationally released album. That album, GRACE, remained in the top 10 on Billboard’s Gospel sales charts for a stunning two years after its 2013 release. Her 1st single, Break Every Chain, spent 9 consecutive weeks at #1 on Gospel Radio, and her second single, For Your Glory, spent 5 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart.  Tasha Cobbs is a true praise and worship leader and also a mentor to praise and worship leaders around the world.  She serves as the Worship Pastor at dReam Center Church of Atlanta, Georgia, where Pastor William Murphy is the senior pastor. One of the most highly anticipated Gospel albums of the year, One Place Live – the new album from Tasha Cobbs – is set for an August 21st release on Motown Gospel.  Recorded live at Redemption Church in Greenville, South Carolina, with thousands of worshippers in attendance, One Place Live is signature Tasha Cobbs – replete with passionate, heart-tugging songs that instantly infuse the spirit. “They are what we call songs of the Lord,” explains Cobbs. “I can be leading worship or getting dressed for worship and a song will simply fall on me. Some songs are just moment songs, or maybe just four or five words will come, then I’ll go home and finish it,” says Cobbs. Checkout our latest interview with Tasha.


 

Kelly Price Talks 2015 Essence Music Festival, R&B Divas, Artist Auditions, & More

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Price’s double-platinum debut, Soul of a Woman, featured the record-breaking single, “Friend of Mine.”  She returned to center stage three years later with the platinum-plus seller, Mirror, Mirror, led by her remake of the R&B classic, “As We Lay,” and followed up with the gold-selling holiday collection, One Family: A Christmas Album in 2001. Three years after releasing Priceless, she returned to her roots for This Is Whom I Am, a live gospel album recorded at her church home in Long Island. The album included the uplifting single, “Healing,” which not only reached the top of the gospel charts, but was also credited and awarded at the 2007 ASCAP Awards as one of the top five songs played across both R&B and Gospel genres during 2006. Along her journey, she’s collaborated with the likes of Mariah Carey, George Michael, Elton John, The Isley Brothers, Brian McKnight and Sean “Diddy” Combs as well as Faith EvansWhitney Houston, Donnie McClurkin, Eric Clapton, the late James Brown, Shirley Murdock. She’s also taken her talents to the screen and stage with roles in Soul Food, the series Bringing Down the House and the stage plays Why Did I Get Married? and The Bible Experience. In 2005, she added the title of ‘self-published author’ to her resume with the release of the inspirational tome, Inscriptions of My Heart. Checkout our latest interview with Kelly Price from the Essence Music Festival.