RCA Inspiration celebrates five wins at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, with Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Le’Andria Johnson, and Koryn Hawthorne taking home Dove Awards in five categories this year. Garnering double wins, Gospel… More
Chris Rob releases his most anticipated funky and soulful single No Doubt. Reminiscent of 80’s soul music, No Doubt’s nostalgic churchy-soul vibe laced with Chris Rob’s smooth vocals are sure to be one of the summer’s hottest tracks. No Doubt is available on all digital music outlets. Continue reading “New Chris Rob Single Release “No Doubt” Available Now”
New York and Company’s new store made one week old on State Street in downtown Chicago. Boasting stylish pieces from some of the most well-known celebrities to date. Set in the historical Palmer House of old-world elegance, New York and Company sets precedence with a two-story renovated space continuing the tradition of upscale sophisticated looks that transcend time where Carson Pirie Scott left off for the everyday business woman.
At 20 years old, I was making preparations to be a wife. At 23, I was single, again. Life hadn’t gone as planned. My heart was broken; I was mentally fragmented and emotionally more damaged than ever. Broken, bitter and confused, I sealed my heart. Men became the enemy and love was a concept that I couldn’t accept for my life. This wasn’t my first time being romantically disappointed but I was convinced it’d be my last. Continue reading “3 Ways to Identifying the Process: Life Does Not End Here”
Phil Thornton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of RCA Inspiration, has been named one of Billboard’s “40 Under 40” honorees for 2019. The prestigious list, which is included in Billboard magazine’s issue dated September 28th, is comprised of top music executives under the age of 40 who are demonstrating exemplary leadership in their respective fields and helping to redefine the industry.
At RCA Inspiration, Thornton drives the day-to-day initiatives, manages business operations and establishes partnerships for the Nashville, TN based label. RCAI, the premiere label in gospel and urban inspirational music, is home to renowned superstar artists including Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Koryn Hawthorne, Israel Houghton, Le’Andria Johnson, Donald Lawrence, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, and Kierra Sheard and will be releasing new albums from Greene and McClurkin later in 2019.
In addition to Thornton’s career in music, he is also an accomplished television and film producer, having executive produced the hit TV series, R&B Divas Atlanta, R&B Divas LA (TV One) and It’s A Mann’s World (BET) and films, A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night and Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Miche’le. Additionally, he is actively involved in the entertainment industry at large and the community, serving on the boards of the Recording Academy’s Nashville chapter, the Gospel Music Association, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and Hope for Harvest. On being included among this elite group who are making monumental strides in the music business, Thornton says, “I am truly humbled to be recognized by Billboard in this way! I’m also grateful to have such an amazing team around me at RCAI who makes the work that we do possible!”
The consummate singer, Gene Moore is an unforgettable force to be reckoned with. His style is a mash up of old school charm and today’s urban flare. The man, Gene Moore, is much more than his vocal ability or his style. There’s a story that encompasses his journey, which led him to join label mate Brian Courtney Wilson on the “Just Be” Tour. Both of their paths cross giving their audiences a double shot of Jesus wrapped in coolness. Their stop in Chicago at The Promontory, Hyde Park’s spot for good eats, great vibes, and fantastic music, was nothing short of awesomeness.
Behind the buttery smooth vocals, Gene Moore possesses a well-rounded mindset that supersedes his years. Perhaps, the era in which his influences derive, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, contribute to his persona. Gene let his audience inside to know who he is as he testified of earlier on being newly married and losing his job. He unashamedly stepped up to provide for his family by driving for a well-known ride share company, which also allowed him flexibility to minister at a moments notice. This is the real deal on what it takes to be successful in life.
The realness of Gene Moore comes through his vocals and songs. His latest project Tunnel Vision culminates his path to this point. Meshing the dirty guitar solo, foot stomping percussion beats, and trap synthesized snare on Won’t Be Moved sets the tone for the rest of the album. While Tunnel Vision showcases Gene’s ability to groove, his message and love of God shines through perusing his inner man. The track Apart affirms commitment that “can’t be broken”. Ask for Rain and his throwback tribute to his traditional gospel roots Always Remember reminds listeners his depth of his relationship with God and posture to worship.
Gene enlisted gifted producers and songwriters, Matt Redman, Eric Dawkins, Jason Nelson, and Deon Kipping, to work on his vision for Tunnel Vision. Their collaboration produced a project that encapsulates Gene’s passion and focus. Download Tunnel Vision on all digital outlets. Purchase your tickets for the “Just Be” Tour featuring Brian Courtney Wilson coming to a city near you.
As Christians we tend to believe every adversity is an opportunity to prove and build our faith. For some this might be true. Your tests and trials are custom made for you. One thing I learned is no matter how much faith I have the obstacles still come. Continue reading “Is it your faith or your authority?”