Hezekiah Walker brings gospel music center to Virginia Union University

Gospel singer Hezekiah Walker became a student at Virginia Union University two years ago and now he’s about to school the campus on gospel music with his special level of expertise. The Grammy-winning gospel singer is opening a gospel music center on the campus that he’ll lead called the Hezekiah Walker Center of Gospel Music […]

Hezekiah Walker performs his new single in Chicago

Recording artist Hezekiah Walker performs his new single, “It Will Get Better.” Singer Travis Green also joins him on the song. They were both headliners at Chicago’s Gospel Fest this past weekend. [jwplatform gdZ9we02]

Chicago’s 31st Gospel Fest celebration

The city of Chicago celebrated the 31st Chicago Gospel Music Festival over the weekend. Saturday’s headliners included Hezekiah Walker, Shirley Caesar, William Murphy, Travis Green and Brian Courtney Wilson. Chicago native gospel recording singer Jonathan McReynold’s, radio personality Marcella Jones and radio personality Sonya Blakely hosted. Ivy Hall was acknowledged for putting the event together. She also […]

Kidnapper throws boy, 9, out of car for singing gospel song, ‘Every Praise’

Willie Myrick, 9, went missing for three hours when a stranger kidnapped him from the front yard of his some in Atlanta’s southwest community. Terrified, the young boy turned to gospel music to quell his fear. Uncertain why he was targeted by the child abductor, little Myrick started singing the gospel song “Every Praise,” by […]

Sony BMG settles lawsuit with famed entertainment attorney James Walker

It’s been eight years since leading industry entertainment attorney James J. Walker Jr. Esq. filed a lawsuit against music giant Sony BMG.  In the gospel literature, the number eight means new beginning. This philosophy has never been truer than now. Walker and Sony BMG have settled a 2005 lawsuit alleging that Verity Records, Provident Distribution, […]

Verizon’s ‘How Sweet the Sound’ finale airs tonight, Easter Sunday

Tune in tonight, Easter Sunday, to TVOne at 10 p.m. and witness Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound 2012 finale special with performances by Chicago-based choir Dexter Walker & Zion Movement Choir and regional winning chairs, CeCe Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell and Fred Hammond. The 90-member winning choir received a recording contract, a […]

Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship Conference comes to Atlanta

The 17th annual Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship Conference is  the largest international gospel event held during Black History Month. This year the event will take place in Atlanta for the first time in five years.  This event is full of educational seminars and workshops for praise dancers and to choir directors and everyone in between. […]

McDonald’s Presents Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Featuring Fred Hammond

Six years ago, McDonald’s created the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour to provide music events at no charge for communities across the country. The tour has featured gospel greats Smokie Norful, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Myron Butler, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, J Moss, Regina Belle, Hezekiah Walker and CeCe Winans. The objective the Inspiration Celebration tour is for […]