Habakkuk teams with Central City to release Stellar Awards 30th anniversary CD

From Bill Carpenter

Habakkuk Music has announced a historic partnership with Central City Productions to release a special compilation album celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The highly anticipated album, Stellar Awards 30th Anniversary 1985-2015, (Habakkuk Music) releases March 31, 2015.
The first Stellar Gospel Music Awards television broadcast took place at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago in 1985, and this year’s landmark program takes place at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The collector’s edition album will feature an array of chart-topping tracks by fifteen of the most legendary names to ever stand on a Stellar Awards stage and sing the praises of God. The final track will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is executive produced by Don Jackson and produced by Barbara Wilson for Central City Productions (CCP). Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, the Chicago-based Central City Productions is a distributor of original targeted programming to television and cable networks. CCP’s award-winning television programs include The Stellar Gospel Music Awards, The Trumpet Awards, The Black College Quiz Show Series, Hispanic College Quiz, Our World with Black Enterprise and Women of Power, among others.

Founded in 2007, Habakkuk Music is distributed by UMG and IN grooves (a division of Isolation Network, Inc.) and has released gospel music by brilliant artists such as Lisa Page Brooks, Earl Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir, Kevin Levar, Cheneta Jones, Papa San, The Temple of Deliverance Women’s Choir and others. Habakkuk Music, Inc. (d/b/a HBK Media) has successfully formed marketing relationships with organizations such as the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and Rejoice Radio Network, among others.

Habakkuk Music releases cd ft. Cobbs, LaBelle, Norful, others–exclusively at Cracker Barrel

The information first shared here on Oct. 16 has been updated in the following press release:

Columbia, MD (November 1, 2014) – Habakkuk Music has compiled a
second outstanding black gospel music CD for Cracker Barrel Old Country
Store®. Gospel Legacy: The Collection Vol. ll releases in November 2014
and will be sold exclusively in select Cracker Barrel Old Country
Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.
start to finish, Gospel Legacy: The Collection Vol. ll is packed with
extraordinary black gospel music by current hit-makers, timeless legends,
and fresh new talent. This collection boasts a stunning line-up of
chart-topping songs by some of America’s most iconic recording artists
from the R&B and gospel genres. 
are inspirational hits by R&B mainstays, such as
Charlie Wilson’s “If I Believe,” Al Green’s 1987 classic “Everything’s
Gonna Be Alright,” and Patti Labelle’s Top 5 1991 hit, “When You’ve Been
Blessed (Feels Like Heaven).”
CD also features soul-stirring gospel songs by Smokie Norful
(“Justified”), Tasha Cobbs (“Happy”), and Lisa Page Brooks (“God
Thing”). Yolanda Adams and the late Gerald Levert meet up for their
evergreen rendition of R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly,” which serves a
thick slice of inspiration, crossing religious and cultural boundaries.
Vashawn Mitchell’s #1 hit “Nobody Greater,” Jonathan Butler’s “I Stand
On Your Word,” Chante’ Moore’s “Jesus I Want You,” and newcomer Earl
Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir’s rousing “Psalm
117” provide judicious breaks of reverential worship songs.
in 2007, Habakkuk Music is distributed by UMG and INgrooves (a division
of Isolation Network, Inc.) and has released gospel music by
brilliant artists such as Lisa Page Brooks, Earl Bynum & The Mount
Unity Choir, Kevin Levar, Cheneta Jones, Papa San, The Temple of
Deliverance Women’s Choir and others. Habakkuk Music, Inc. (d/b/a HBK
Media) has successfully formed marketing relationships with
organizations such as the American Heart Association | American Stroke
Association, Chick-fil-A and Rejoice Radio Network, among others.

Habakkuk Music releases compilation CD for exclusive sale at Cracker Barrel

(Baltimore, MD)  Noted entrepreneur April Washington’s Habakkuk Music recording label has compiled a black gospel CD collection for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. Gospel Legacy: The Collection was made available on August 26, 2013 exclusively in all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.
“As a minority business owner, it’s important to stay relevant and inspired to create innovative ways to market your product,” Washington says. “We are excited to establish a relationship with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® by providing this genre of music that we hope their guests will find inspirational and uplifting.  What’s more, this CD creates a bridge to building a business relationship for diversity inclusion with such a notable corporation.”
This soul-stirring, twelve-song CD boasts vintage and present day gems by some of America’s most beloved recording artists. There are rousing traditional gospel songs such as Aretha Franklin’s 1972 rendition of “How I Got Over,” Fred Hammond’s “Jesus Be A Fence Around Me” and Vickie Winans’ “Long As I Got King Jesus.” There are contemporary tracks like Kirk Franklin’s double platinum smash “Stomp” and Gerald Scott & Co.’s festive “Alright.”
Passionate songs like Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers’ “In The Sanctuary” and Shirley Caesar’s “Jesus (I Love Calling Your Name)” are some of the most memorable praise and worship tunes around. The Winans’ pristine ballad “Tomorrow” and Cece Winans’ “Mercy Said No” show off the softer side of gospel, while The Commodores’ “Jesus is Love” is a power anthem known throughout the globe.
Gospel Legacy: The Collection will be featured Labor Day Weekend (August 29  – September 1) at the 2013 Allstate® Tom Joyner Family Reunion (TJFR) in the Orlando, FL area. The Grammy® Award nominated artist, Kurt Carr, who appears on the CD, will perform in concert at the TJFR Gospel Explosion, followed by an in-store autograph signing at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® located at 5400 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM near the Gaylord Resort in Kissimmee, FL. 
Founded in 2007, Habakkuk Music is sold through normal distribution channels by INgrooves Fontana (a division of Isolation Network, Inc.) and has released superlative gospel music by brilliant artists such as Lisa Page Brooks, Cheneta Jones, Earl Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir, Gerald Scott & Co., and The Temple of Deliverance Choir. Its acts have won Stellar Awards and enjoyed chart-topping hits on the Billboard gospel charts. Washington has successfully formed marketing relationships with organizations such as the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, Chick-fil-A and Rejoice Radio Network, etc. to broaden and expand the reach of her musical products.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants.  Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage.

Habakkuk Music and BlackGospelPromo.com release CD featuring some of gospel’s top acts

Habakkuk Music and BlackGospelPromo.com have teamed up and released Got Gospel? The Best Indie Tracks, Yesterday, Today & Forever. This is the first of a series of compilation CDs to come.

According to BlackGospelPromo.com’s Veda Brown, creating a compilation CD has been a longtime interest.

“I’ve been wanting to do this for years.  So many of my friends in the industry have stepped up and allowed us to use their songs for this project and I’m grateful. Indie labels and artists have become a major force in music so we’ve selected some of the best indie tracks to create a must-have CD compilation.”

Got Gospel? The Best Indie Tracks, Yesterday, Today & Forever consists of 14 tracks by popular artists Vickie Winans, Lisa Page Brooks, Youthful Praise, Marvin Winans, Canton Jones, Bryan Wilson, Rance Allen and others.

Additional information about Habakkuk Music and BlackGospelPromo is available at www.habakkukmusic.com and www.blackgospelpromo.com, respectively.