Travis Greene, The Rance Allen Group, Jonathan McReynolds, Anthony Brown, VaShawn Mitchell, and Malcolm Williams & Great Faith are among the lineup for the 32nd annual Chicago Gospel Festival lineup, it was announced today.The free admission festival, running June 2-3 in Millennium Park (Randolph and Michigan) and the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington), will feature national and local artists “celebrating the genre’s foundational roots in Chicago,” the official announcement stated.
Returning nominee Travis Greene, who recently celebrated multiple top honors at the Stellar Awards, continues to rise with his #1 award-winning live album THE HILL and his GRAMMY®-nominated #1 song "Made A Way", which are nominated for Top Gospel Album and Top Gospel Song.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will be held in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21st, 2017, and air live on ABC at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST.
ABOUT RCA INSPIRATION
RCA Inspiration (formerly Verity Gospel Music Group), is the Gospel label operating under Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Voted Billboard's #1 "Gospel Songs Label" for the past 16 years, RCA Inspiration is the home of mega-gospel artists Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Le'Andria Johnson, Fred Hammond, Travis Greene, and many more.
On Easter Monday, April 17, an all-male line-up will present praise in music and laughter at the 'Unity in the City' concert, to be held at the National Indoor Sports Complex. Gospel performers and comedians will come together in a production conceptualised by Orville Hall. At the press launch, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Tuesday, April 4, the concert was positioned as inspiring optimism and hope in a time filled with dreadful headlines.
Performers for Unity in the City: The Ultimate Experience include Papa San, Kevin Downswell, Jermaine Edwards, Rondell Positive, and Kevin Heath. Also slated to headline the event is US-based gospel recording artiste Travis Greene, whose hits include Intentional and Made a Way. He also performed at President Donald Trump's Inauguration Ceremony earlier this year, and appeared at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
A few of the biggest names in Gospel received high honors at the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 25. But the night belonged to one of the genre’s fastest-rising stars, Travis Greene, and gospel music superstar, Tamela Mann.
Greene took home seven Stellar Awards for his work on chart-topping album “The Hill.” Honors include the much sought after categories: State Farm Song of the Year (“Made a Way”), CD of the Year (The Hill) and Male Vocalist of the Year. Greene was also awarded Praise and Worship CD of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year and the project was recognized for Recorded Music Packaging (Annie Stoll). When accepting the award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Greene gave honor to artists who have inspired him to perform. “Bishop Hez, Donnie, Fred, Marvin, Kirk, Israel, John P. Kee — I do what I do because I’ve watched you my entire life. I adore you, I love you; I’m standing on your shoulders.”