The FATHER DAUGHTER TALK is a movement to empower women to understand their true value. The aim is to educate young women regarding the societal pitfalls that have psychologically trapped women into poor self identity, self defeating choices and lacking self esteem. The Father Daughter Talks are the conversations every loving father should have had with his daughters and daughters should have been taught by their fathers.
The Father Daughter Talk Visionary and Empowerment Teacher R.C. Blakes is taking the Father Daughter Talk movement to the next level with the QUEENOLOGY Conference commencing June 14-17 in Houston, TX.
The QUEENOLOGY Conference, held at the Houston Marriott Westchase, will be a 4-day life changing weekend packed with dynamic speakers, transparent and thought-provoking conversations, live music and theatrical presentations, and spirit building fellowship meant to awaken the true spirit of fatherhood and ignite a respect and understanding of the true priceless nature of girls and women.
Some of the nation’s leading speakers and artists will be presenting at The QUEENOLOGY Conference. Empowerment speakers include: Pastor Howard Harding, Carla Cannon, Dr. Sonja Stribling, Cora Jakes Coleman, Lady Lisa Blakes, and King Jay. Featured musical guest: Dominic Davis, Psalmist Raine, Kim Che’re, Cynthia Dixon and Dave Hollister who will headline the QUEENOLOGY All White Mixer. Registrants will also be treated to a theatrical presentation of the stage play “In The Midst Of It All”.
The Father Daughter Talk Movement and QUEENOLOGY Conference wishes to engage women in a weekend that promotes self sufficiency, education, financial responsibility, self love and sexual integrity. Ladies are encouraged to elevate your thinking of royalty and REGISTER NOW for the 2017 QUEENOLOGY Conference.
The Father Daughter Talk Conference 2017
Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042
Registration → www.thefdtalk.com
RCA Inspiration celebrates double wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards with two top Gospel awards for Kirk Franklin(Fo Yo Soul/RCA) and Travis Greene, winning in the categories of Top Gospel Artist and Top Gospel Song, respectively. Returning winner Kirk Franklin remains a perennial favorite, as the groundbreaking hitmaker is honored with the Top Gospel Artist award for the second consecutive year. Returning nominee Travis Greene wins his first Billboard Music Award, with his chart-topping hit “Made A Way” named Top Gospel Song.
Fueled by his wide range of beloved hits on the charts from his award-winning album LOSING MY RELIGION, Kirk Franklin’s Billboard Music Award win continues a hit streak, following multiple accolades over the past year including GRAMMY®, Stellar, and Dove Award wins. Travis Greene’s Billboard Music Award win follows on top honors at the Stellar Awards earlier this year as a first-time winner, garnering 7 awards with recognition for “Made A Way” and his hit album THE HILL.
Held in Las Vegas on May 21st, the 2017 Billboard Music Awards based the annual nominations on various measurements of musical consumption tracked by Billboard and its data partners over the past year, including radio airplay, music sales, social engagement, touring and more. Check out the videos below for Kirk Franklin and Travis Greene’s thank-you messages. Fans will be able to catch both Kirk Franklin and Travis Greene performing live at JoyFest, taking place on May 27th in Charlotte, NC (at Carowinds) and on July 15th in Doswell, VA (at Kings Dominion).
Travis Greene message: 2017 Billboard Music Awards Top Gospel Song win
Kirk Franklin message: 2017 Billboard Music Awards Top Gospel Artist win.
Music executive Shawn Christopher, President and Founder of Six19 Music and CEA (Christopher Entertainment Agency) has announced today, a distribution deal with Dream Label Group/Dream Records LLC who is distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution.
Shawn Christopher states, _I am so grateful for this opportunity to team with Dream Label Group for this awesome journey with SIX19 Music! Thanks to David Hanley and the Dream staff for allowing SIX19 Music and it’s roster of artists the platform to reach believers across the world!” _
David Hanley, Founder and President of Dream Label Group adds: “DREAM is excited and honored to join in ministry together with Shawn, Christopher Entertainment Agency and SIX19 Music!”
SIX19 Music plans to release new music this year from their roster of artists including, 4-time Stellar Award nominated quartet group, The Brown Boyz in July and New Contemporary Christian recording artist Kevin Ward this fall with full length projects from both artists to follow. SIX19 Music also plans to release a compilation project 1st quarter 2018.
Shawn Christopher was once the leading voice of radio in Savannah, Georgia and the Southeast region. With over 20 years of experience in the Radio Industry, his voice and personality had become a staple in the area. In 2013, Shawn relocated to Houston,Texas and accepted the position as Executive Producer of the Nationally Syndicated Gospel and REACH Media radio show, The James Fortune Show hosted by Award-winning gospel artist, James Fortune. Shawn now has his own company, The Christopher Entertainment Agency, a full-time artist management, booking and event production company with clientele including, Tim Bowman Jr., The Showers, James Fortune, Gaye Arbuckle, Angel Taylor (formerly of Trin-I-Tee 5:7) and Darwin Hobbs.
About Six19 Music:
Houston-based record label, Six19 Music, a subsidiary of parent company CEA (Christopher Entertainment Agency) was founded by 20 year radio veteran turned music executive Shawn Christopher in 2017. Six19 Music is home to 4-Time Stellar Award nominated group The Brown Boyz and emerging Christian artist Kevin Ward. Six19 Music is distributed through DREAM label group.
About Dream Label Group:
DREAM was founded in 2008 by David Hanley, founder and lead singer of PRESS PLAY, to provide artists with a genuine approach to how real artist development should be done. By allowing for a partnership as a business model, Dream’s artists empower themselves to develop and carry out a real vision for their lives as they affect other people’s lives with their music and message. DREAM LABEL GROUP is truly setting a New Standard in the music and entertainment industry, while reaching thousands of lives each day. DREAM is honored to represent over 50 artists and ministries worldwide such as Life.Church (Pastor Craig Groschel), Dadra Greathouse, T.D. Jakes’ Dexterity Sounds(GRACE), Lakewood Church(Joel Osteen/Cindy Cruse Ratcliff), Satellites and Sirens, and many more.
About Capitol Christian Distribution:
Capitol Christian Distribution is the market leader in Christian and Gospel music distribution, and also represents a diverse range of chart topping Christian films and books, reaching the US Christian specialty and general retail marketplace and physical and digital retailers in more than 50 countries around the world. Since 1994, Capitol Christian has had more charting titles annually on Billboard’s Top Christian charts than any other Christian distributor and has been named Billboard Magazine’s Top Christian Music Distributor 15 times in the last 18 years.
RCA Inspiration congratulates chart-topping superstar Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA), who collects a BET Award nomination for the upcoming 2017 BET Awards. The twelve-time GRAMMY® Award-winning trailblazer is nominated in the category of Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award, for his hit song “My World Needs You” (feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, & Tamela Mann).
His latest single from his #1 award-winning album LOSING MY RELIGION, Kirk Franklin’s “My World Needs You” (feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, & Tamela Mann) continues to be a hit among fans and multiple charts, which is at #4 on both the BDS National Gospel Airplay Chart and MediaBase Gospel Chart this week. Continuing to celebrate an incredible year marked by multiple GRAMMY® and Stellar Award wins earlier this year, in addition to this BET Awards nomination – Franklin also has three nominations at the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards taking place on May 21st – and will be honored by the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) at their 2017 Legends Luncheon taking place on June 1st.
The 2017 BET Awards will take place on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 in Los Angeles, airing live on BET at 8 pm / 7c.
The dynamic 24-year old vocalist and rising gospel star, Ruth La’Ontra, is invading radio airwaves with her triumphant new Top 40 radio single, “Kingdom.” The song of “light” was the most added song to gospel radio playlists last week with an astounding eleven instant adds from stations as far north as Buffalo, New York and as far south as Jackson, Mississippi. “I have been anticipating Ruth’s next offering for a while,” says Mike Chandler, President of the REJOICE! Musical Soul Food Radio Network. “She did not play around on her new single, `Kingdom.’ This is a hit. The production is great… The instrumentation is tight and the vocals are incredible! I immediately added it to WFMI, WGH, WZAZ and the REJOICE! Musical Soul Food Radio Network.”
“Kingdom” anchors La’Ontra’s highly-anticipated, untitled sophomore album that releases later this year. The set was crafted by Grammy® Award nominated producers, Anthony Brown (of Anthony Brown & group therAPy) and Justin Savage. Brown’s act is one of the best-selling groups in gospel music with Top Ten hits such as “Bless the Lord” and “Testimony” to its credit. Their song “Worth” spent 24 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Airplay chart in 2015. “Ruth La’Ontra is such an incredible talent. From the first time I heard her sing, I knew I wanted to work with her,” says Brown who has also written No. 1 hits such as “It Ain’t Over” by Maurette Brown Clark. “`Kingdom’ is just the beginning. There’s so much more ahead for this young lady.”
The uplifting, sing-a-long song boasts an easy flow that will be sung by praise teams and congregations everywhere. “Ruth La’Ontra is amazing,” says Jerry Smith, Inspirational Programming Content Director and Program Director for WNNL103.9 FM The Light in Raleigh, North Carolina. “We love her new single. The song is upbeat, inspiring and uplifting, a perfect song to kick off the summer. Ruth is certainly a member of the new generation of gospel superstars.”
La’Ontra is gearing up for a busy summer to promote “Kingdom” and the forthcoming album. She performs on BET’s “Joyful Noise” TV program on July 9th at 9 AM ET. She’s also scheduled to perform at the North Carolina Gospel Announcers Guild event at the Millennium Hotel in Durham, NC on June 14th and at Christ Family Church in Cary, NC on June 16th. La’Ontra is also set to sing at Urban One’s annual Praise in the Park concert festival in Philadelphia, PA on August 26th.
La’Ontra has been singing since her childhood. After graduating from high school, she launched her professional singing career with her brilliant debut project, “So Good” (Tyscot Records), which won her a Stellar Gospel Music Award nomination as New Artist of the Year in 2014. The radio single, “Count It All Joy,” peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and the spiritual love song,”I’m In Love With This Man,” was featured in the film, “Iniquity.”