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Luther Barnes

LUTHER BARNES SIGNS EXCLUSIVE RECORDING AGREEMENT WITH SRT ENTERTAINMENT

Flowood, MS – SRT Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of Grammy award nominated, Stellar award winning producer, artist, songwriter Luther Barnes to an exclusive recording agreement.
Luther Barnes brings his very successful solo career as well as his Sunset Jubilaires, Red Budd Gospel Choir and Barnes Family Reunion brands to the label.

Luther Barnes, son of “Mr. Rough Side Of The Mountain” The Late Great Bishop F. C. Barnes, has forged his own place and has made his own mark in the history of Gospel music. Cherished as one of the greatest balladeers of all time in any genre (Urban, Gospel or Blues), Luther Barnes has enjoyed airplay and sales success with his many styles of Gospel recorded albums from the Quartet, Choir, Praise & Worship to Contemporary.

As a producer and songwriter, Luther Barnes has produced and penned timeless classics such as “I’m Still Holding On”, “So Satisfied” & the Grammy nominated, Stellar winning “It’s Your Time,” Stellar Nominated, new “Wedding Song” standard “Somehow Someway” and the “Exercise Song” “You Keep On Blessing Me” which was a Top 10 Billboard Gospel Song and experienced crossover success into the Urban mainstream receiving airplay on Urban AC stations around the country. Of his twenty-one releases in his vast catalog with more than half of them reaching Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Charts, seven (7) in the top twenty.

And just when you think he couldn’t get any better, continuing his family lineage, Luther Barnes has accepted the pastoral call on his life and is the Senior Pastor & Founder of the Restoration Worship Center, Rocky Mount, NC.

Pastor Luther Barnes states, “I am extremely delighted to be on board with SRT Entertainment. I sincerely look forward to continuing my music ministry with God’s blessings and the expertise of Mr. D.A. Johnson and his team.”

SRT Entertainment is excited to partner with Pastor Luther Barnes in this new season of his ministry and recording career. Old and new fans of this multi-talented gentleman will definitely want to add the future classic songs of Pastor Luther Barnes to their music collection.

SRT Entertainment
PO Box 320385
Flowood, MS 39232

Quartet Pioneer,
Father of D.A. Johnson (Malaco) Passes

Quartet Pioneer,
Father of D.A. Johnson (Malaco) Passes


Jackson, MS – Quartet Pioneer and father of D.A. Johnson (Executive Director, Gospel Division Malaco Music Group), Willie Connell Johnson passed on Thursday March 6, 2014, at his home, surrounded by family in Jamaica, NY.

Willie Connell Johnson, born in Sumter, SC, founder of The Mighty Brooklyn Skyways, a quartet that enjoyed such hits as, “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (But Nobody Really Wants To Die),” “May The Work I’ve Done Speak For Me,” and “Unbelievable Man,” all with Peacock Records. In the seventies, The Skyways recorded three albums with Savoy Records now wholly owned by the Malaco Music Group. Willie Johnson was honored when he was invited to participate in the historic recording of the 3 CD / 3 DVD Box Set of “Gospel Legends” released exclusively for television in 2005.

D.A. Johnson has brought the family legacy full circle by signing with Savoy / Malaco Records in 1999.

Please keep the entire Johnson family and friends in prayer.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Date: Friday March 14, 2014
Viewing: 5pm-7pm
Service: 7pm

Venue: Holy Nazarene Deliverance Ministry
237 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Funeral Home: James H. Willie Funeral Home Inc.
918 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
(P) 718-875-1036
(F) 718-875-4082

Tammy Edwards & The Edwards SistersFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMMY EDWARDS & THE EDWARDS SISTERS MAKES BET’S BOBBY JONES GOSPEL DEBUT THIS SUNDAY

JACKSON, MS (December 7, 2012) – The Malaco Music Group invites you to watch 4 Winds Records / Malaco recording artist Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters national television debut on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel this Sunday, December 9, 2012.

Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters CD entitled, “On The Right Road Now,” was 1 of 5 titles that Malaco Music Groups’ wholly owned subsidiary 4 Winds Records that charted in the same week on the Billboard Gospel Album chart. The 4 other Billboard chart topping albums are the North Carolina Community Choir, “Story To Tell,” Roy & Revelation, “Thank You,” Jewell & Converted, “For Real,” Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters, “On The Right Road Now,” and The Soul Messengerz, “Grace & Mercy;” In addition, Roy & Revelation’s “Live” DVD, “Thank You” has charted on the Billboard Video chart.

Launched in 2009, 4 Winds Records is not only the fastest growing Gospel label in the country (17 Titles), but has become the Premiere Gospel Quartet Music record label featuring the hottest and youngest Quartet Gospel groups touring the country today along with the Legendary Quartet Groups Of All Time. In its short existence, the 4 Winds label has garnered a 3 time 2011 Stellar Award Nominee & Winner, The Christian Angels (Quartet Of The Year), Stellar Award Nominee, The Golden Wings (Quartet Of The Year) as well as a GMA 2011 Dove Nominee, The Original Messengers (Traditional Gospel Album Of The Year) along with national television appearances on shows such as BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel.

Malaco Music Group has always been the leader and home of Quartet music leading back to their first ever Gospel artist signing, the number one (1) group of that era, The Jackson Sothernaires. Since that time, other Quartet groups followed reaching legendary status such as The Sensational Nightingales, The Original Soul Stirrers, Willie Banks & The Messengers, Robert Blair & The Fantastic Violinaires, &Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes. In 2006, with the acquisition of Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) added, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires, Rev. F.C. Barnes & Company, Tommy Ellison & The 5 Singing Stars and The Swanee Quintet to name a few.

Set Your Home Recording Device!!!

Be prepared to have a good old fashion hand clapping, foot stomping good time!!!

Have a Safe & Blessed Weekend!

Spread The Word!!!

D. A. Johnson, Executive Director
Gospel Division
THE MALACO MUSIC GROUP