Cedric Bailey is a STELLAR Award winning member of the Rejoice! Musical Soul Food Radio Network. Cedric Bailey’s “Traffic Jam” is designed to help make the commute home from school or work less stressful. Cedric serves up a good dose of inspirational thoughts while playing the hottest current Gospel hits and the old school favorites from the past. Cedric is the 2014 STELLAR Award radio announcer of the year and is a highly sought after host for events across the country.
Tune in to the All New nationally syndicated radio show YOUTHFUL PRAISE hosted by 6-time Stellar Award winner, recording artist and worship leader, JJ Hairston of JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise. Also joining JJ on the show is his lovely wife Trina Hairston. Trina is a certified marriage coach and contributes an incredible segment to the show for married couples called Amazing Love! JJ's side-kick and co-host is Kasaun Wilson. Youthful Praise with JJ Hairston airs each Saturday 12 noon-2pm ET on more than 50 Rejoice radio station affiliates around the country and streams live at MusicalSoulFood.com. Download the free mobile App and listen LIVE! The show features the best in contemporary gospel music, worship and praise. Gospel singer best known as the leader and main songwriter of the Youthful Praise choir. He and the choir have enjoyed great success among evangelical listeners with releases like 2002’s Awesome God and 2014’s I See Victory. Before Fame He originally formed Youthful Praise out of Turner’s Faith Temple in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Trivia His profile was raised considerably after he was featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Family Life He married a woman named Trina, with whom he has children named James, Janay and Jayelle. Associated With His album Thank You for the Change features gospel star Coko.
Few people possess a voice that can usher people into the presence of God with more joy and immediacy than Dottie Peoples. Blessed with a soulful, passionate voice and an unbridled love for the Lord and her fellow man, Peoples is an electrifying presence on stage that turns any concert into an all out revival. Peoples has a gift for creating thought-provoking, life-affirming music that resonates deeply with audiences throughout the world. It’s a calling she discovered early in life. One of 10 children, Peoples grew up in Ohio, but spent summers in Alabama with her grandmother who everyone lovingly referred to as Big Mama. She encouraged her young granddaughter’s dream of growing up to sing like Mahalia Jackson. “I did my first little ‘ole song around eight or nine years old,” Peoples recalls. “I remember singing and running out of the church. I got scared because everybody was shouting.” Young Dottie continued to sing throughout high school and her distinctive voice always garnered attention. After seeing her perform in Dayton, Ohio, the legendary Dorothy Norwood enlisted Dottie to join her on the road. “She asked my mom if I could go and momma said yes,” Peoples remembers. “Dorothy had a song called ‘Gotta Be Some Rain In Your Life,’ and that was a hot song for her. The Rolling Stones’ lead singer fell in love with that song and asked Dorothy to travel with them and open up the tour. That’s where I also met Stevie Wonder. He was on the tour with the Rolling Stones.” After touring with Norwood and the Rolling Stones, Peoples returned to Ohio. She continued singing and developed quite a reputation as a jazz vocalist. “I sang jazz all the way up until I moved to Atlanta in ’79,” she says. “I joined Salem Baptist Church and one of the ladies in the choir, told the minister of music, ‘This girl can sing!’ He asked if I’d like to try a song. The first solo I did was called ‘If You Move Yourself.’ I sang that song that Sunday morning and people were shouting. It changed my whole life because I stood there and realized that I was blessing people. Burdens were being lifted. I knew I didn’t want to sing jazz anymore. I just want to sing for the Lord. I got back to my roots and I’ve been singing gospel ever since.” Few people possess a voice that can usher an audience into the presence of God with more joy and immediacy than Dottie Peoples. Dottie is blessed with a soulful passionate voice and an unbridled love for the Lord and her fellow man. Dottie Peoples is an electrifying presence on stage that turns any concert into an all out revival. Her gifts for teaching, signing and summoning the Holy Spirit flow powerfully on her nationally syndicated radio show “Dottie’s Praise House”. Dottie’s “Praise House” is a fast paced radio show that features interviews with some of the biggest stars in the Gospel Music Industry. The show entertains as well as informs listeners through several strategically placed features.
Down Home with Melvin Williams offers personal insights about the music industry and shares invaluable tips and lessons he and the Williams Brothers learned along the way. The weekly program specializes in classic and traditional gospel music...the Down Home kind of gospel. Melvin Williams is a world-renowned gospel producer, singer, songwriter and lead vocalist for the legendary Williams Brothers. Melvin’s music legacy includes five solo albums, a massive collection of Williams Brothers albums, 7-Grammy Award nominations, 17-STELLAR Awards, Dove Awards and international recognition from Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Most recently, Melvin performed along with Aretha Franklin and his brother at the White House’s annual “In Performance” series. Melvin Williams is an American traditional gospel roots singer, songwriter and producer. For more than five decades, Melvin Williams continues to enrich his solid foundation as one of Gospel Music’s most notable voices across the world at Performing Arts Theatres, the White House, Music Conservatories, Civic Centers, Festivals, Colleges, Churches, on radio, television…Melvin Williams is everywhere singing Traditional Gospel Music & Gospel Classics! His most recent accomplishment, an EMMY nomination for his TV special “Melvin Williams: Down Home Gospel” airing in over 200 PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) markets nationwide that compliment his 7-GRAMMY nominations, and 19-Stellar Awards over his music career. Williams’ distinctive, soulful vocal tone and high-energy, emotion-filled delivery touches the heart and soul of everyone. Starting from humble beginnings growing up in the small town of Smithdale, MS picking 100 pounds of cotton each day and farming with his family during Mississippi’s segregation, his career started as lead singer and guitarist for The Williams Brothers founded in 1960 by his father Leon “Pop” Williams. In 1988, Melvin started his solo music career with the release of Back to the Cross, that was released by Compendia Music Group, charted at No. 6 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart and garnered his first GRAMMY nomination as Best Soul Gospel Performance. Today, his eighth album, Where I Started From, released in 2017 – charted at No. 9 on the Nielsen Christian Charts and No. 18 on the Top 20 Billboard Gospel Albums Charts – on his vanity label, Melvin Williams Entertainment in partnership with New Day Christian Distributors and Sony Orchard. All of his albums throughout his career, charted on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart. Today, his hit song “Cooling Water” viral video is over 14 million YouTube views and “Another Blessing” at over 7 million views. As a legendary Gospel icon, he continues his mission to “Preserve Traditional Gospel Music” (PTGM) with his syndicated radio show, “Down Home Gospel with Melvin Williams” that airs on more than 52 radio stations across the nation. Melvin had the honor to record the last interview with gospel great, Clarence Fountain of the Blind Boys of Alabama before his untimely passing as they planned to record a duet together in support of the PTGM project. As Melvin states, “Traditional Gospel Music is the roots, the rock, the foundation of our Heritage, America’s Heritage” and he captures the essence of this mission with his newly released LIVE Recorded Acoustic CD project titled “Down Home Gospel.” Melvin’s rendition of Mahalia Jackson’s “How I Got Over” solidifies his raw, God-given talent as he accompanies his vocals on his acoustic guitar. The CD also features Melvin’s version of the classic “Go Down Moses,” which was described as “a Santana-esque Spanish guitar and Mavis Staples performance all rolled into one” by Don Allan Mitchell, Chair of Language & Literature at Delta State University, at two recent GRAMMY Museum concerts in Los Angeles and Mississippi. Melvin Williams plays the guitar in vassapoo, that is., playing a right-handed guitar upside down and backwards with his left hand thereby the strings are upside-down chords also known as “Open E.” He is part of an extraordinary group of musicians and artists, for example., Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Al McKay (formerly of Earth Wind & Fire), Jonathan Butler, Billy Ray Cyrus, Cesar Rosas (formerly of Los Lobas), Dick Dale (the King of Surfer Music), Kurt Cobain, Bobby Womack, Seal, Jimi Hendrix, Justin Bieber, and Albert King, Sr, to name a few.
“NEVER MISS A BEAT” Hosted By Tamyya J Never Miss A Beat count downs the top Gospel & Inspirational hits in the industry. Tamyya J delivers a fresh new approach to count down shows. Her show features upbeat, urban songs that glorify God. She interviews musical guest and keeps you up to date with what's going on in the music industry and in the lives of popular music artists. Tamyya J is an Artist, Producer, Song Writer and Radio Host. Never Missed A Beat is a weekly count down of the ten hottest songs in Gospel
“On Stage” with Earl Bynum focuses on some of the most talented up and coming recording artists in the industry. Earl Bynum’s “On Stage” provides a national platform for amazing artists...it’s a great place to discover what’s next in gospel music. Earl Bynum is a Stellar Gospel Music Award winning artist, songwriter, producer, composer and choir director. He is known as “Mr. International” as he travels the world bringing Gospel music to the multitudes.
Tracy is a STELLAR Award winning broadcaster known for her programming and on air excellence. Tracy is one of the most respected personalities in the Gospel music arena. Her midday digital fan-base is massive. Tracy delivers a smooth large market persona while maintaining an especially intimate connection with her listeners. Tracy shares inspirational thoughts intertwined with the latest gospel music and industry news.
Mike’s energetic and informing morning show has won him the coveted 2017 Stellar Gospel Music Award for Excellence In Radio. The “Mike Chandler & Friends Morning Show” highlights leading thinkers and personalities in the faith based community. The music mix features the best in contemporary, traditional and old school Gospel. As CEO of the organization, Mike also provides the vision and leadership for Rejoice! Musical Soul Food Network.
Known for her upbeat energy and out-of-the-box thinking, Letricia Loftin has graced the airways in various markets, on Stellar Award stations, and has won numerous awards including Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary's HOMETOWN HERO. She travels the East Coast, emceeing conferences and corporate events, and voices audio books and corporate digital content. Loftin kicks off Saturday mornings and connects with her listeners via powerful music, fashion tidbits, birthday shout-outs and uplifting prayer requests.
Ace Alexander “The Music Commander” is a STELLAR Award winning broadcaster, Radio Hall of Fame speaker and a premier voice- over announcer for the McDonald’s Corporation. "ON AIR with Ace Alexander" reaches ears and minds of listeners with a blend of Contemporary and Traditional Gospel Music, Health Tips, Words of Empowerment, Celebrity News and Interviews.
Rejoice! Musical Soul Food is America’s Premier Family Friendly Network. Our 24/7 inspirational format featuring live announcers, great music, entertainment news and lifestyle! Our daily mission is to "Uplift, Encourage, Inspire" listeners who tune-in across our multimedia platform. They tune-in 24/7, anytime, anywhere...AM/FM radio, Mobile App, Internet, Google Alexa, On Demand and Tune-In. The Musical Soul Food brand includes our flagship event, The Musical Soul Food Festival (MSF Fest). In just 3 years, the MSF Fest has become the most popular family friendly music festival on the East Coast