Gospel/inspirational talent Brian Courtney Wilson is giving the gift of love this month, partnering with both Walmart and Essence.
Wilson’s celebrated album “Just Love” is featured in Walmart’s ongoing Black History Month promotion. Placed in line with a series of titles, Wilson’s “Just Love” is now available in over 1,000 top urban and gospel stores.
Giving the gift of love for Valentine’s Day, Wilson is also featured in a Valentine’s Day Promotion on Essence.com, which allows a free download from his album via Amazon. Running until Sunday, Feb. 14, the promotion allows a download of “Just Love,” the title track.
In related news, GMC (The Gospel Music Channel) will air BMI Trailblazers of Gospel, honoring Donnie McClurkin and Andrae Crouch, on Feb. 21.
The special was recorded live during the 11th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon held recently in Nashville. Hosted by Catherine Brewton, BMI vice president, the intimate ceremony served as a dynamic jump-start for the 2010 Stellar Awards weekend, honoring pioneers Donnie McClurkin and Andrae Crouch.
The GMC special features exclusive footage of the event’s all-star musical tributes to McClurkin and Crouch.
Byron Cage hosts the tribute to McClurkin, which features inspired live performances by gospel powerhouses including Latice Crawford, Micah Stampley, Pastor Marvin Winans, and Yolanda Adams, who is joined by McClurkin for a rousing rendition of “We Fall Down.”
Adams then hosts the musical homage to Crouch. Performances are delivered by stars including Adams, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, TaTa Vega, Mary Mary, Pastor Marvin Winans, and Dorinda Clark Cole.
In addition to airing on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. EST, the special will be rebroadcast on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. EST and Monday, Feb. 22 at 12 a.m. EST.