SoulProsper Radio is live!

wpid-2014-05-22-03.18.49.jpeg.jpegOver the last few months I’ve been working to try and incorporate the SoulProsper Radio show format into an internet based playlist format.

About a month ago,  it all came to fruition. It wasn’t perfect, but good enough for me to consider finally sharing it with everyone.

So, here it is for all to see…the all new and improved SoulProsperRadio.

Listen in on your way to work, listen at your desk, listen on the way home and on your way to bed. I’ve found some great music I want you to hear and I’ve made it available all time of day or night.

Additionally, I’ve added some syndicated shows for you to enjoy. Some local and some national shows complete the lineup of affiliated programs airing on SP Radio.

The SP Radio show is still in production and is available on its affiliates as regularly scheduled.

The easiest way for you to enjoy SP Radio, the channel is to visit our site. There’s a player embedded right there on the home page.

www.spradioshow.com

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Eddie James at the Fresh Fire Conference this week in Grand Prairie

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Eddie James will be at the Word of Peace International Church for the Fresh Fire Conference this Tuesday and Wednesday. James will bring a fresh anointing and holy fire to the Grand Prairie ministry to ‘shift’ you to a higher place in the Lord. You may know James from his breakout hit with the Phoenix Mass Choir (You’ve Been So Faithful)or his praise and worship breakout smash ”Freedom”. James has been successful catering to both traditional gospel and Contemporary Christian audiences.

He’s proven to be a true servant of the Lord and has shown his heart for ministry and the restoration of God’s people. Meet James each night at 7 pm, details are provided on the flyer!

What is SHIFT?
We are all designed for a perfectly individualized destiny.  Psalmist, Worship Leader, Songwriter EDDIE JAMES has been exquisitely positioned by God as a global leader of praise and worship. Through his music and ministry, he has poured into the lives of countless people around the world leading them into a deep and passionate walk with the Lord. 

Starting his musical career with a top ten charting debut release, HIGHER (with The Phoenix Mass Choir), Eddie is credited to recording seventeen life inspiring projects.  Three of those projects hit the Top Billboard Charts simultaneously last year.  Through each project, the fervent psalmist has grown spiritually and musically further providing the listener with an abundance of powerful worship and incredible praise.

Eddie’s new release SHIFT, (with Ultimate Call), is his latest offering of spirited, poignantly penned, universally engaging worship music.  SHIFT is being released as a double CD and is available on Amazon.com now and will be in stores and online everywhere September 27.  

The SHIFT set includes FIRE (disc 1) and AWAKENING (disc 2). “You can’t have an Awakening without Fire, so I decided to release these projects together to Shift culture and bring a new sound to the earth,” says Eddie.

This collection features his new Christian and Gospel Radio single “I Love You”, which is steadily rising up the BDS Gospel Radio Chart.  

Through his Atlanta based Eddie James Ministries, established in 1993, Eddie conveys strong and essential messages dealing with the most insistent issues: drugs, violence, pre-marital sex, racism, dysfunctional families and the aftermath of an un-fathered generation.  

He is also the founder of Fresh Wine Records, Fresh Wine Publishing, Fresh Wine Productions, and DreamLife which is a recovery program that restores troubled youth and young adults.

Eddie James continues to embark on world-wide music ministry efforts.  Through his rigorous schedule of live music events, church worship services and television appearances, Eddie’s passion for touching the heart of God and guiding people into His presence impacts people of numerous nations and cultures, which is Eddie’s mission and God ordained destiny.

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Eddie James will be at the Word of Peace International Church for the Fresh Fire Conference this Tuesday and Wednesday. James will bring a fresh anointing and holy fire to the Grand Prairie ministry to ‘shift’ you to a higher place in the Lord. You may know James from his breakout hit with the Phoenix Mass Choir (You’ve Been So Faithful)or his praise and worship breakout smash ”Freedom”. James has been successful catering to both traditional gospel and Contemporary Christian audiences.

He’s proven to be a true servant of the Lord and has shown his heart for ministry and the restoration of God’s people. Meet James each night at 7 pm, details are provided on the flyer!

What is SHIFT?
We are all designed for a perfectly individualized destiny.  Psalmist, Worship Leader, Songwriter EDDIE JAMES has been exquisitely positioned by God as a global leader of praise and worship. Through his music and ministry, he has poured into the lives of countless people around the world leading them into a deep and passionate walk with the Lord. 

Starting his musical career with a top ten charting debut release, HIGHER (with The Phoenix Mass Choir), Eddie is credited to recording seventeen life inspiring projects.  Three of those projects hit the Top Billboard Charts simultaneously last year.  Through each project, the fervent psalmist has grown spiritually and musically further providing the listener with an abundance of powerful worship and incredible praise.

Eddie’s new release SHIFT, (with Ultimate Call), is his latest offering of spirited, poignantly penned, universally engaging worship music.  SHIFT is being released as a double CD and is available on Amazon.com now and will be in stores and online everywhere September 27.  

The SHIFT set includes FIRE (disc 1) and AWAKENING (disc 2). “You can’t have an Awakening without Fire, so I decided to release these projects together to Shift culture and bring a new sound to the earth,” says Eddie.

This collection features his new Christian and Gospel Radio single “I Love You”, which is steadily rising up the BDS Gospel Radio Chart.  

Through his Atlanta based Eddie James Ministries, established in 1993, Eddie conveys strong and essential messages dealing with the most insistent issues: drugs, violence, pre-marital sex, racism, dysfunctional families and the aftermath of an un-fathered generation.  

He is also the founder of Fresh Wine Records, Fresh Wine Publishing, Fresh Wine Productions, and DreamLife which is a recovery program that restores troubled youth and young adults.

Eddie James continues to embark on world-wide music ministry efforts.  Through his rigorous schedule of live music events, church worship services and television appearances, Eddie’s passion for touching the heart of God and guiding people into His presence impacts people of numerous nations and cultures, which is Eddie’s mission and God ordained destiny.

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Don’t miss Dana Hemphill on ‘The Lexi Show’ tonight

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She is the voice of her generation and with her declaration “I Shall Live”, Dana Hemphill is poised to take the gospel music industry by storm! Tonight, she is a guest on the Word Network‘s “The Lexi Show“. The Lexi show is hosted by gospel music artist,comedienne and entrepreneur Lexi Allen. Lexi’s show has swung at both ends of the pendelum as she isn’t afraid to cover controversial topics (Tonex/B-Slade, Bishop Carlton Pearson) or discuss subjects the church audience may not be ready/willing to openly discuss. On a lighter side, her parody skits are hilarious and are shared across all social media streams.

Without a doubt, Lexi knows music and it should come as no surprise that her guest tonight is Dana Hemphill. Dana’s journey of faith included embarking on a cross country journey in obedience to God. Leaving family and familiarity behind in Kansas; Hemphill’s journey of faith has taken her full circle. As cumbersome as life’s low points may be, high points like marrying the love of her life (Lewis) and the birth of their daughter have made her journey of faith worth the while.

I Shall Live 
The plans of the Lord are perfect and complete. Hemphill intimated that though her journey is replete with challenging moments, her faith continues to grow. She is now ready to share her declaration with the world, telling of the goodness of the Lord. Whether ministering on stage or leading worship, Hemphill’s ‘offering’ reaches the Heavens. Hemphill’s scriptural reference and declaration are derived from Psalm 118:17 and the she has a mighty declaration for the people of God.

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“I Will Declare”, Hemphill’s debut project includes music, production and guest appearances by Daniel Weatherspoon, Myron Butler and American Idol finalist George Huff.  On this project, Hemphill expresses the beatings of her heart on this project that will reach the worshipper deep inside each listener. Hemphill’s music is easily described as ‘relationship music’ that will place listeners in a true posture of worship lasting the entire length of the project.

Who is Dana Hemphill?

“Dana Hemphill is one of the freshest voices I’ve had the opportunity to work with. She possesses a distinct anointing that is effective and refreshing!”
-Myron Butler, Grammy/Stellar Winning Producer, Songwriter and Artist“Dana is an extraordinary talent who has a heart to match. Her upcoming album will be a blessing to all who hear it.” -Michael Weatherspoon, CEO of SpoonFed Productions

“I Shall Not Die” was my instant favorite. The moment I heard it, I was sold on the dynamic ministry of Dana Hemphill. It’s time, the world is ready for her!
-Fred Willis, SMG/SoulProsper Radio

My offering, the single, speaks the sentiments of my heart. I owe God my everything and will present my life and being as an offering unto him. I want listeners to be able to receive a word of restoration and healing to ignite the fire they once had for God! For the unbeliever, I pray that it is used as an instrument to direct them to real relationship with Christ. 
-Dana Hemphill

2014 Gospel Music Grammy Nominations are released, celebrate with your favorite artists

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Each year, gospel artists and listeners have the opportunity to see their favorite artists celebrated on the biggest awards stage, the Grammy Awards. This year was a year of change in the music industry favoring the long held buying and listening trends of gospel listeners. 

This change, which now brings consideration to trends such as youtube views and singles downloads aim to highlight a long forgotten industry that has for years been uninvited to professional music’s biggest party. When was the last time you saw gospel music awarded during the main show? Expect to see that trend change as well in the coming years. Gospel/Christian music is another genre left to the early afternoon Pre-Awards Show. 

Here is the list of this year’s gospel categories and nominees. Who do you think will win? I’ve included my pick with each category. Who’s your pick?? Share it with SMG today! 
For more information about this year’s awards ceremony, visit Grammy.com today!

BEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Tasha Cobbs- Break Every Chain [Live]
Grace [Live]
Label: EMI Gospel/ Motown Gospel

Natalie Grant- Hurricane
Label: Curb Records

Matt Maher- Lord, I Need You
 All The People Said Amen [Live]
Label: Essential Records

Mandisa- Overcomer
 Overcomer
Label: Sparrow Records

Tye Tribbett- If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]
Greater Than [Live]
Label: Motown Gospel

 

BEST GOSPEL SONG

Deitrick Haddon- Have Your Way
Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters 
Label: RCA Inspiration; Publishers: Deitrick Vaughn Haddon Publishing/Calvin Frazier Publishing

Tye Tribbett- If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]
Tye Tribbett, songwriter 
Track from: Greater Than [Live]
Label: Motown Gospel; Publisher: Everything Fresh Entertainment LLC

Charlie Wilson- If I Believe
Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters 
Track from: Love, Charlie
Label: RCA Records / P Music Group Inc.; Publishers: Nephew Wirlie Music/EMI Music Publishing/Pacific Coast Pirate Publishing/Mamas Pebbly Publishing

Erica Campbell- A Little More Jesus
Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters 
Label: My Block Inc / Eone Music; Publishers: That’s Plum Song-EMI April/It’s Tea Tyme-EMI April/Campbell Kids

Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye- Still
Percy Bady, songwriter 
Track from: Kingdom Inspirations
Label: Maranatha! Music/K-Bizz Ent.; Publisher: Kingdom Bizz Songs BMI

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG

Natalie Grant- Hurricane
Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters 
Label: Curb Records; Publishers: SeeSee Bubba Songs/Tunes Of R And T Direct/Razor & Tie Music Publishing, LLC/Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Forest For The Trees Music/Checkpointchicky Music/Seems Like Music/Music Services

Steven Curtis Chapman- Love Take Me Over
Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter 
Track from: The Glorious Unfolding
Label: Reunion Records; Publishers: Chappy Campers Music/Primary Wave/Wizen Music

Mandisa- Overcomer
David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters 
Track from: Overcomer
Label: Sparrow Records; Publishers: Ariose Music/9T One Songs/Meaux Mercy/LarryDavid Music/Capitol CMG Publishing/Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music

Tobymac- Speak Life
Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters 
Track from: Eye On It
Label: Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs/EMI CMG Publishing/Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing/Songs Of Emack/Jamnu Music/Hole-Steen Music

Chris Tomlin- Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)
Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters 
Track from: Burning Lights
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publishers: Sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/A Thousand Generations Publishing/EMI CMG Publishing/Alletrop Music/McTyeire Music

 

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

Grace [Live]
Tasha Cobbs
Label: EMI Gospel/ Motown Gospel

Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live]
Donald Lawrence
Label: Quietwater Entertainment/EOne

Best Days Yet
Bishop Paul S. Morton
Label: Tehillah Music Group/EOne

God Chaser [Live]
William Murphy
Label: RCA Inspiration/ Verity Gospel Music Group

Greater Than [Live]
Tye Tribbett
Label: Motown Gospel

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM

We Won’t Be Shaken
Building 429
Label: Essential Records

All The People Said Amen [Live]
Matt Maher
Label: Essential Records

Overcomer
Mandisa
Label: Sparrow Records

Your Grace Finds Me (Live)
Matt Redman
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

Burning Lights
Chris Tomlin
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

Meet Cortney Richardson, the voice behind 2014’s hottest new single: “In This Place”

 

“For some, church has become a ritualistic activity that yields no fruit because so many of us have learned how to do church and create a church experience. WE need a true experience with God not a man-made experience. His glory is what we need.”

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Majestic. Voice of an Angel. Powerful. Awe-Inspiring. All words that have been used by many to describe the ministry and voice of 24 year old preacher, singer, songwriter and producer Cortney Richardson. If you spend just a few moments with Cortney, you will see that he is undoubtedly a WEAPON OF MASS INSPIRATION.

A native Memphian, University of Memphis graduate, entrepreneur and licensed minister, Richardson has inspired many through his strong leadership qualities and character. Richardson’s ministry influence is tangible on the college campus, his local church, community organizations, and as the youngest member of the Ben Hooks Institute Board.

Childhood yielded the discovery of his passion for singing. He has since traveled the world singing the Lord’s song, even in strange lands. In December 2007, Richardson was part of a 7 City European Tour and has since become an integral part of the New York based Glory Gospel Singers under the leadership of Phyliss McKoy-Joubert.

As part of “Junigatsu” 2012 & 2013, Richardson traveled with the Glory Gospel Singers on a 21 concert Japan Tour. There he ministered as part of the enthralling Glory Gospel Tenors. This inimitable trio captivated audiences across the island of Japan. His remarkable voice can be heard on the Glory Gospel Singers’ “Manhattan Kiss” release, featuring the music of Mariya Takeuchi.

In addition to “Manhattan Kiss”, Richardson was part of an acapella GGS ensemble that recorded “White Christmas”, a worldwide top seller for the GGS franchise. His gift quickly made room for him, as he took the helm of a total of five songs on the two projects. Richardson, a new comer no longer quickly became a crowd favorite with his three octave range.

Listen to   “In This Place” by Cortney Richardson

Richardson’s recently released EP features 3 songs and a worship reprise. His passion for worship is reflected in his very own masterpiece, “In This Place”. Also the title track, “In This Place” expresses his sincere desire for God’s glory to be revealed in His people.

You’ll also hear “The Corinthian Song” written by V. Michael McKay. Richardson’s rendition stands worlds apart from previously recorded versions by Kathy Taylor and Micah Stampley. McKay says of Richardson “He can record anything that comes from my pen.” Look for more collaborations from the two, soon.

The blistering opener to the EP, “Famous” was penned by Grammy nominated composer James Wilson. Of it Richardson says:

 “This song speaks of my passion which is to make the name of JESUS famous, that’s what I was created for”.

Whether in state of the art auditoriums,the National Civil Rights Museum, The Peabody Hotel, venues domestically and internationally, or the local church, this mighty minstrel sings as an inspired worshipper. He is the man of Psalm 1; a man of integrity and action that believes “the place of comfort is the place of paralysed potential.”

To connect with him, find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Social Cam @CortneyInspires. For booking call 901-213-6620 or email cortneyinspires@gmail.com.

Information in this profile was compiled via direct information from Cortney Richardson, Megan Motley and Fred Willis. Thank you for reading!