Gospel music

April 27, 2020 - 4:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications with the coronavirus. He was 52. Sneed’s publicist Bill Carpenter said the singer died early Monday at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Sneed earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth For Christ’...
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FILE - In this June 5, 1989, file photo, The Statler Brothers, from left, Harold Reid, Don Reid, Phil Balsley and Jimmy Fortune, perform at the 23rd annual Music City News Country Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Harold Reid, who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group The Statler Brothers, died Friday, April 24, 2020, after a long battle with kidney failure. He was 80. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 24, 2020 - 9:56 pm
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Harold Reid, who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers, has died after a long battle with kidney failure. He was 80. Reid died Friday in his hometown of Staunton, Virginia, his nephew Debo Reid said. The Statler Brothers frequently sang backup for...
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FILE - This Oct. 11, 2016 file photo shows gospel singer Tye Tribbet performing at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Tribbett released the new song “We Gon’ Be Alright” on Friday. The new track interpolates part of Kendrick Lamar’s anthemic 2015 song, which was co-produced by Pharrell and won two Grammy Awards. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2020 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel singer Tye Tribbett has fused Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Alright” into a new tune to send a message to people during the coronavirus pandemic: We are going to be all right. Tribbett released the new song “We Gon’ Be Alright” on Friday. The new track...
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Kirk Franklin performs during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 28, 2019 - 3:54 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards after they edited out part of his acceptance speech earlier this month in which he called for prayers after a police shooting in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas...
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September 19, 2019 - 6:14 am
SHANDON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California say a passenger bus has crashed while carrying the road crew for country and gospel singer Josh Turner, leaving one dead and seven injured. Turner and his band were not on the bus. The bus was traveling eastbound on Highway 46 in San Luis...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, singer Jerry Lawson performs the song "Lay Down" at a life celebration and statue unveiling for the late actor Anton Yelchin at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Lawson, for four decades the lead singer of cult favorite acapella group the Persuasions, has died. Longtime friend Rip Rense says Lawson died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Phoenix after a long illness. He was 75. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 11, 2019 - 10:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions, has died. He was 75. Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, longtime friend and sometime Persuasions producer Rip Rense said. Lawson's...
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May 14, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves and Rhiannon Giddens. The Americana Music Association...
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Singer Mavis Staples, left, and Jon Batiste perform at the Apollo Theater to celebrate the release of her new album "We Get By," on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
May 10, 2019 - 9:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Her fans stood and cheered from the moment Mavis Staples appeared on stage and stayed on their feet until she left. They sang "Happy Birthday" and joined in the chorus of "I'll Take You There." Couples embraced and held hands as if caught up in the warmth and spirit of a singer who...
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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 03, 2019 - 10:47 pm
There are a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5's halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary. And those who came to help save the day didn't do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi performed...
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FILE - In this March 13, 1972 file photo, Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blue performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," in New York. More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace” is finally being released. “Amazing Grace” will premiere Monday at the DOC NYC film festival. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)
November 05, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film. The late gospel singer's estate and film producers said Monday that "Amazing Grace" will...
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