Gospel Round Up: 3/8/23


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Gospel Superstar Kim Burrell Suffers Health Scare


Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson set off alarms after writing in an Instagram post that gospel singer Kim Burrell was admitted to a hospital with pneumonia in both lungs. Tyrese continued, “This is my mother and whatever prayers and advice you can give let’s get it done! The Fast & Furious star requested prayer for Burrell as well as financial support through PayPal, Cash App, Venmo or Zelle to help cover the mounting costs of her medical bills that were now supposedly almost $15,000. He also said that Burrell, had been fighting a health-related issue for a long time. The 50-year-old Burrell later posted a smiling selfie on her social media handle to update her fans alongside the caption: “Good late evening. I’m so happy to report that all is well. As most of you know, there’s NOTHING that @tyrese wouldn’t say or do for me. Everybody please relax and continue to pray for my recovery. I love you all.”

City of Detroit Suing Bishop Marvin Winans


The ongoing saga between Bishop Marvin Winans’ Perfecting Faith Church and the City of Detroit has now turned into legal trouble for the Michigan megachurch. A year ago, after many years of stalled progress, Winans had allegedly resumed the work of completing the new megachurch. The construction at the new location has been ongoing for 18 years and completely ceased when funds ran dry. Winans explained “We were moving right along and then we discovered we couldn’t borrow any money, so we shut down, and then we just started moving again.”

The sprawling piece of prime real estate was set to feature a massive auditorium for worship, a 35,000-square-foot administration building, a 1,000-space parking facility, a 500-seat wedding chapel, a family-size baptismal pool and 70 condos costing a whopping $60 million but for the time being the edifice remains an unfinished eyesore for the community. The City called the property “a massive example of blight and misuse of land” and asked a judge to declare it a “nuisance” in a lawsuit filed last week. Winans was also asked to clean up the property by April 3rd and complete construction of the church or transfer the property back to the city so it can demolish the unfinished church building and sell the land.

Lecrae Announces “The Final Church Clothes Tour”

AURN INSPIRATIONAL, AURN ONLINE, Lecrae’s “Church Clothes 4 Tour Ends”

They say all good things come to an end and such is the case for fans of the Grammy-Award winning Christian rapper Lecrae’s “Church Clothes,” mixed tape series. Lecrae has announce plans to close out his highly successful music anthology by embarking on a 26-city tour titled “The Final Church Clothes Tour,” alongside guest artists Elevation Rhythm and DOE. “The Final Church Clothes Tour” will kick off on Saturday, March 11th in Austin, TX at the Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater and will make multiple stops throughout the U.S. in cities located within the South, Midwest, and East Coast before wrapping up with a final concert on May 14th.Lecrae,who is also the CEO of Reach Records released “Church Clothes 4” last November as the final installment in his mixtape series featuring 13 songs and collaborations several label mates including Andy Mineo, nobigdyl, WHATUPRG, and others.

James Fortune Teams Up Again with R&B Star Monica for New Single

More than a decade after Stellar Award Winner, James Fortune and R&B singer Monica released their Grammy-nominated song “Hold On” alongside Fred Hammond, they have collaborated once again on a new motivational song called “Trusting God.” The song is an inspiration keep God’s people focused on his promise and features both artists sharing personal testimony of how they have trusted God throughout their lives. The song is currently available on all digital music platforms for streaming or purchase.

Tye Tribbett Releases Live Album and Preps for April Tour

AURN INSPIRATIONAL, AURN ONLINE, Tye Tribbette New Tour in April!

Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Tye Tribbett has released his live album, “All Things New: Live In Orlando,” following the recent announcement of the “All Things New Tour,” titled after his #1 chart-topping 2022 single “All Things New.” The latest project features twenty-three tracks of pure electrifying fire including some former studio recorded favorites like “Same God”, “He Turned It” and “We Gon Be Alright.” The upcoming tour solidifies what has been a milestone-making year for Tye who earned two nominations earlier this year for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song, marking twelve overall career nominations.

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