Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Jackson, MS. January 28, 2008 -2008

Stellar Award Winner Maurette Brown Clark (AIR Gospel / Malaco) released “One God” forty-one weeks ago and has enjoyed chart-topping status since that time. The single spent most of the last forty weeks in the #1 slot on Mediabase’s Indy charts and #2 on Billboard and Radio and Records’ industry charts. Pressing past Marvin Sapp’s history making single “Never Would Have Made It” & Kirk Franklin’s Declaration (This Is It), “One God” has become the number one song in the nation according to Mediabase’s Gospel chart tabulations this week. This is the first of the 3 major chart detecting systems.

“We are more than excited about the success of Maurette’s project. She has worked hard since the release of The Dream and has been extremely patient. She deserves the raves she receives at every concert and convention. I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest artists in gospel music history during my career and Maurette is no exception,” declares D.A. Johnson, Executive Director of Malaco Music Group’s Gospel division. “We are looking forward to even more excitement as we release the next single.”

Maurette Brown Clark and daughter Jada, who performed on The Dream with her mother, both took home Stellar Awards during the 23rd annual Stellar Award show, January 12, 2008.

For more information, please visit: www.maurettebrownclark

Friday, January 18, 2008

Caravans Win Legends Stellar Award

Nashville, TN. January 18, 2008 -

The Caravans (Malaco Records) received the prestigious "Walgreen Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award" at the 23rd Annual Stellar Awards, January 12, 2008, in Nashville, TN.

The Caravans reunion CD, Paved The Way, has received nominations for awards at every major award show in the music industry: Dove, Stellar, Grammy, and Soul Train and quickly landed in the top ten shortly after it’s release in 2006. Founded in the late 1950s by Albertina Walker, the group truly helped to ‘pave the way’ for artists who followed after them. Also recipients of the prestigious award were the legendary Barrett Sisters.

For more information on The Caravans, visit: http://www.malaco.com/ or http://www.thecaravans.com/.
~Jenny Rogers

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Big Win At Stellar Awards…It Ain’t Over

Nashville, TN. January 15, 2008 -

The 23rd Annual Stellar Awards took place January 12, 2008, and were nothing short of noteworthy for AIR Gospel artist Maurette Brown-Clark and her daughter Jada Simone Clark. Aptly titled the ‘Princess of Praise and Worship,” Brown-Clark took home the award for Praise and Worship CD of the Year for The Dream (AIR Gospel/Malaco). Daughter Jada Simone Clark won honors for Children’s Performance of the Year for her solo work on “I Am What God Says I Am,” from her mother’s CD. Jada was four-years-old at the time of the recording. Brown-Clark was also a presenter for the Stellar Award ceremony.

Brown-Clark, a petite figure with a large voice and powerful message is sweeping airwaves with “One God” from her debut release on Air/Malaco, The Dream. “One God” is rock-solid in the #3 position on the Hot Gospel Songs’ Billboard Charts, #3 position on Mediabase, spending many of her thirty-eight weeks at her peak position of #2; however still remains in the #1 position on the Mediaguide Independent charts. “It Ain’t Over,” the follow up single along with a bonus track of the Stellar Award winning performance from Jada on “I Am What God Says I Am”, will be released to radio in a few short weeks.

This mother-daughter duo is busy performing concert dates to promote The Dream, for more information on their itinerary, please visit: http://www.maurettebrownclark.com/.
~Jenny Rogers

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2 Out Of 3 Malaco Quartets Earn Stellar Nominations

Jackson, MS. January 9, 2007-

After a year-long push to bring traditional gospel quartets back into the Gospel Mainstream with their ‘Yes! Quartet!’ campaign, the response is rewarding: two 2008 Stellar Award nominations.

Slim & The Supreme Angels and The Pilgrim Jubilees are both nominated in the Quartet of the Year category for The Judgement and Jesus Got Me Off, respectively. Both projects are on the Malaco Records label and comprise two of the three new releases of the ‘Yes! Quartet’ Campaign. The third release was Spencer Taylor & The Highway Qc’s, Hasn’t Always Been Easy which also was received with critical acclaim.

The Stellar Awards will be held on January 12, 2008 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Hosts for this prestigious event are CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin and Byron Cage.

Slim and the Supreme Angels have recorded fifteen albums since their beginning, in 1969. Though former sharecropper Howard Hunt (a.k.a. Slim) passed away in March of this year, the group continues to perform, carrying on the mission set forth by Hunt.

The Pilgrim Jubilees, affectionately called "The Jubes," has been traveling for over half a century singing gospel quartet music. They also have numerous recordings, on labels such as: Peacock, Savoy, and Malaco Records.

Malaco Records, committed to promoting gospel quartet music through its "Yes! Quartet" promotion, released seven CDs in 2007, three of which are new releases—two, Stellar nominees.

~Jenny Rogers

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Caravans’ Grammy, Soul Train, Dove, Now Stellar Nominations

Jackson, MS. January 8, 2007-

The Year 2007 was a ‘stellar’ year for The Caravans and the debut of their forty-year reunion CD, Paved The Way. Adding to this years’ Grammy, Soul Train, and Dove nominations are three possible awards for the 2008 Stellar Awards: CD of the Year, Traditional Group/Duo of the Year, and Traditional CD of the Year. The Stellar Awards will be held on January 12, 2008 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Hosts for this prestigious event are CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin and Byron Cage.

At the request of original member, Dorothy Norwood, Albertina Walker (long-time friend and founding member of The Caravans), Inez Andrews and Delores Washington reunited to record both classic Caravans hits and original music for the album produced by Norwood. Paved The Way remained on the Billboard Album Charts for over 22 weeks, peaking at #7.

Norwood, never one to rest on her laurels, recently released another self-produced solo project to add to her arsenal: No Request. No Request, recorded live in Jackson, Mississippi with the internationally renowned Mississippi Mass Choir, in stores now along with DVD.

~Jenny Rogers

Monday, January 7, 2008

Floyd Taylor interview - ZydecoOnline.com

Floyd Taylor on The Zydeco Workout - http://www.zydecoonline.com/

Oh yes in deed....The Man does "STILL GOT IT!!!"

The CD "You Still Got It" is awesome, and folks can sample the music and listen to Floyd Taylor's interview on "The Zydeco Workout" at: http://www.zydecoonline.com/

Segments: s206-s211

This interview and more will run through the end of January.

~Lola Love
The Zydeco Lady

Maurette Brown Clark & Daughter Jada Up For Stellar Awards

Jackson, MS. January 8, 2008 - Maurette Brown-Clark, affectionally called “The Princess Of Praise & Worship” is sweeping airwaves, rock-solid in her #2 position on the Hot Gospel Songs' Billboard Charts, spending many of her thirty-seven weeks at her peak position of #2 for "One God" from her debut release on AIR/Malaco, The Dream. Brown-Clark’s 2007 release One God is nominated for the Praise and Worship CD of the Year by the 2008 Stellar Award committee, while Brown-Clark herself is nominated as the Contemporary Female of the Year.

Daughter Jada Simone Clark, who performed on the single “I Am What God Says I Am,” is nominated in the category of Children’s Performance of the Year. Jada was four-years-old at the time of the recording; possibly the youngest solo performance nominee in history.

The Stellar Awards will be held on January 12, 2008 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Hosts for this prestigious event are CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin and Byron Cage.

Brown-Clark, who has been traveling tirelessly across the nation to concerts, television tapings, radio promotions and other events has been converting listeners with her warm personality, winning smile, and phenomenal talent. Daughter Jada performs with her mother at local live events. “One God” is also #2 on R & R charts, #2 on Mediabase, Music Monitor’s Gospel Singles charts and #1 on Independent Gospel Singles Charts. For more information on Brown-Clark, please visit: http://www.maurettebrownclark.com/.

~jenny rogers

Malaco Hits Year End Billboard Charts - Gospel

Malaco Music Group enjoyed a successful year on the Billboard Nielsen SoundScan charts with The Caravans’ (Malaco Records) reunion album, Paved The Way, landing at #49 on the Top Gospel Charts; three artists’ singles made it to the Hot Gospel Songs year end charts: Maurette Brown-Clark’s (AIR Gospel) “One God” at #14, “You Keep On Blessing Me” by Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir (AIR Gospel) landed at #19, and The Caravans, “Remember Me” came in at #23. Malaco proper came in at #4 for label with hottest gospel songs, claiming eight titles on the charts and Hot Gospel Producers included Asaph Alexander Ward at #9 for his work with Maurette Brown-Clark and at #11, Luther Barnes for his work with the Red Budd Gospel Choir.

In 2007, Paved The Way (The Caravans, Malaco) peaked at #7 on the Top Gospel Albums Charts and The Caravans spent a good portion of the year touring and promoting their reunion release, appearing at award shows and enjoying Dove and Stellar Award nominations for their outstanding work in Gospel music. Maurette Brown-Clark is currently enjoying her runaway radio hit, "One God" with thirty-six weeks on the singles charts and sitting firmly in the #2 position. Luther Barnes recently released Christmas with Luther Barnes and still enjoys airply on his 2005 release, Somehow, Someway.

For more information on Malaco Music Group and its artists, please visit: http://www.malaco.com/.

~Jenny Rogers


Award-winning legendary artist, Dorothy Norwood (Malaco), released No Request on October 2, 2007.

Recorded live in Jackson, Mississippi with the internationally renowned Mississippi Mass choir (Malaco). Guest artist Mosie Burks (Mississippi Mass Choir) is featured on "I Believe" the CDs first radio single.

CD release parties, concerts and signing events were held in November at the Captain Hard Time Restaurant in Chicago, IL, The Word of Deliverance Church in Cincinnati, OH and at the Word and Worship Church in Jackson, MS. Pam Morris from the city of Chicago presented a congratulatory citation to Norwood from Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Norwood performed a mini concert and Bishop Hilton joined her on the title cut, "No Request." The Caravans closed the party by singing their hit single "Remember Me" from their 2007 reunion CD of the same name. In Cincinnati, Norwood performed a church service concert for 2,000 people and appeared on the Buzz Radio show with Bobby Hilton.

Norwood's gospel music career and ministry has spanned more nearly five decades and she has enjoyed great success. Stand on the Word, her previous solo release, enjoyed a long run in tihe top 15 on Billboard's Top Gospel Album Charts and "Praise in the Temple (It's Service Time)" was featured as a Top Ten Billboard Gospel Song of the Year. Norwood has earned multiple nominations in every major award distinciton in the industry including the Grammies, Stellars, Dove and Soul Train Awards.

For more information regarding Norwood's biography and itinerary, please visit: www.dorothynorwood.com

~Jenny Rogers