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Press Release: "One God" Soars To #1 With Independents, #10 On Billboard Charts
08/17/2007

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2007

“One God” Soars To #1 With Independents, #10 On Billboard Charts

Jackson, MS. August 16, 2007- “One God,” Maurette Brown-Clark’s first single off her live album release, The Dream (AIR) is a bona fide smash hit, claiming a top ten position on every chart. Soaring to #10 on the Billboard charts for the week of August 25th, Radio and Records follows with another #10, Mediaguide slates her at #9 and independent stations have pushed the single to a whopping #1.

Stellar Award winning Maurette Brown-Clark is winning fans in every corner as she tours the nation to sing and minister. Having just completed a week in Orlando, Florida, first with Juanita Bynum at her Women on the Frontline Reunion Conference and then hosting and performing at events during the Gospel Music Workshop of America conference, Brown-Clark is now on her way to York, Pennsylvania for a concert, following with a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas.

“It’s no surprise to us that radio and fans love Maurette,” states D.A. Johnson, Executive Director, Gospel Division, Malaco Music Group, “She is a gifted songwriter with an equally winning personality. She works hard and that hard work shines through in every performance. We are proud to have her on our roster.”

For a complete listing of her itinerary and more information on Brown-Clark, visit her official website at: www.maurettebrownclark.com.

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"One God" Soars Up Radio Charts!
08/17/2007

Volume IV, Issue 73
August 17, 2007

Congratulations, Maurette Brown-Clark!
"One God"
Soars Up Radio Charts!
Billboard #10!

Don't Miss The Princess of Praise & Worship!
Catch Maurette Brown-Clark on one of the following dates and find out why radio loves her...why fans love her…
why God is USING her to spread His Word!:

8/19/07
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMED
OF THE LORD OF YORK

1455 Memory Lane
York, PA

8/24/07
KHLR WEEKEND
Little Rock, AR

9/22/07
SINGING FOR CHANGE AIDS BENEFIT
Hartford, CT

9/30/07
CALVARY CATHEDRAL OF PRAISE
Brooklyn, NY

10/4/07-10/5/07
BETHEL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY
New York, NY

10/18/07-10/20/07
UNITYFEST
Louisville Waterfront Plaza
Louisville, KY

12/1/07
RADIO ONE LAMPLIGHTER AWARDS
Raleigh, NC

BILLBOARD

Nielsen SoundScan August 25, 2007

HOT GOSPEL SONGS  
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
10 Maurette Brown-Clark      "One God"      AIR      17      10
11 Luther Barnes      "You Keep On Blessing Me"      AIR      17      10
19 Melvin Williams/Lee Williams      "Another Blessing"      Blackberry      6      19

RADIO AND RECORDS   
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
10 Maurette Brown-Clark      "One God"      AIR      17      8
11 Luther Barnes      "You Keep On Blessing Me"      AIR      17      12
19 Melvin Williams/Lee Williams      "Another Blessing"      Blackberry      6      25

MEDIAGUIDE    
Maurette Brown-Clark      "One God"      AIR      5      9

MEDIAGUIDE INDEPENDENT GOSPEL SONGS
Maurette Brown-Clark      "One God"      AIR      5      1

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Luther Barnes Top Ten Hit! "You Keep On Blessing Me"
08/10/2007

Volume IV, Issue 72
August 10, 2007

Luther Barnes Top Ten Hit!
"You Keep On Blessing Me"

Congratulations, Luther!

In 2005, Luther Barnes penned the song, “Somehow, Someway,” and soon after it became the title track of his latest hit album. Since its inception, the song has become a favorite at weddings and is aptly in line with some of the most beloved songs in that music category, making it a standard.

“You Keep On Blessing Me” has created a movement all its own, becoming a favorite workout title in aerobics classes across the nation. Its high-energy inspiration is an infectious new classic that is now a #10 hit on the gospel charts (Billboard, Radio and Records) and is beginning to crossover into the Urban AC radio format, ranking #10 on  # 1 Memphis station WDIA and spiking high on KQXL in Baton Rouge, LA. The single has charted in numerous markets, THANK YOU RADIO!!!

CHRISTMAS WITH LUTHER BARNES

Release date: October 30, 2007

Christmas With Luther Barnes marks Barnes’ 2nd holiday CD and features songs performed by The Sunset Jubilaires and The Red Budd Gospel Choir as well as other talented members of the Barnes family promising to brighten this holiday season with songs of faith, encouragement and inspiration.

MAURETTE BROWN-CLARK
PERFORMER & HOST
 JUANITA BYNUM’S CONFERENCE & GMWA EVENTS

Orlando, FL, August 10-Maurette Brown-Clark performed at Juanita Bynum’s Women on the Frontline Reunion Conference, Live 2007 in Orlando, Florida, Thursday, August 9th for the Noon and 7:00 services, spending time on the convention floor, August 10.

GMWA week (The Gospel Music Workshop of America) begins August 11th also in Orlando, FL. Brown-Clark will be hosting the Monday night showcase and may be performing at several events.

Other Malaco artists performing at GMWA include: The Caravans, Carolyn Traylor (hosting during Quartet night, Tribute to the King event), Luther Barnes (Tribute to the King event) and The Georgia Mass Choir, performing at the Corporate Kick-off Concert at the Midnight on Monday the 13th.

Billboard
Nielsen SoundScan August 18, 2007
HOT GOSPEL SONGS  
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
10 Luther Barnes      "You Keep On Blessing Me"      AIR      16      10
12 Maurette Brown-Clark      "One God"      AIR      16      12
22 Melvin Williams/Lee Williams      "Another Blessing"      Blackberry      5      22
 

RADIO AND RECORDS    
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
10 Luther Barnes      "You Keep On Blessing Me"      AIR      16      17
12 Maurette Brown-Clark      "One God"      AIR      16      12
22 Melvin Williams/Lee Williams      "Another Blessing"      Blackberry      5      29

MEDIAGUIDE
Maurette Brown-Clark      "One God"      AIR      4      9

MEDIAGUIDE INDPENDENT GOSPEL SONGS    
Maurette Brown-Clark      "One God"     AIR      4      2

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Malaco Headlines: Malaco Recaps Recent Artist Successes
08/08/2007

Volume IV, Issue 71
August 8, 2007

Malaco Recaps Recent Artist Successes
MAURETTE BROWN-CLARK
The Dream

Billboard 2007
The Dream
Top Gospel Album:
Peak #34

TBN Live performance in July of ‘07 rocks fans and ministers to many.

Bobby Jones Gospel Hour television taping in D.C.

Radio promo tour and many live events!

LUTHER BARNES

Somehow, Someway
1 Top 10 Gospel Album
7 Top 20 Gospel Albums
12 Top 40 Gospel Albums

Grammy Nomination:
"It’s Your Time"

Stellar Nomination:
Somehow, Someway

Wedding Standard:
“Somehow, Someway”

Exercise Hit:
“You Keep On Blessing Me”

MELVIN WILLIAMS

Crazy Like Love
Billboard 2007
Love Like Crazy (Blackberry)
Top Gospel Albums Chart peak #17

Heatseekers Chart
Peak #35

Companion CD,
Love Like Crazy:
Top Gospel Albums #32

BILLBOARD
Nielsen SoundScan August 11, 2007

GOSPEL ALBUM CHARTS
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
45 Maurette Brown-Clark The Dream AIR Gospel 4 34

HOT GOSPEL SONGS
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
13 Maurette Brown-Clark "One God"AIR 15 13
16 Luther Barnes "You Keep On Blessing" Me AIR 15 13
23 Melvin Williams/Lee Williams "Another Blessing" Blackberry 4 23

RADIO & RECORDS

TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
13 Maurette Brown-Clark "One God" AIR 15 14
16 Luther Barnes "You Keep On Blessing Me" AIR 15 18
23 Melvin Williams/Lee Williams "Another Blessing" Blackberry 4 28

MEDIAGUIDE     
Maurette Brown-Clark "One God"AIR 4 9

MEDIAGUIDE INDEPENDENT GOSPEL SONGS    
Maurette Brown-Clark One God AIR 4 2

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Malaco Artists Tape Bobby Jones Gospel Hour For B.E.T.
08/02/2007

Volume IV, Issue 70
August 2, 2007

MALACO ARTISTS TAPE BOBBY JONES GOSPEL HOUR FOR B.E.T.

Maurette Brown-Clark recently brought her full band to a taping of the Bobby Jones Gospel Hour (B.E.T.) in Washington, D.C. moving everyone in attendance to worship and praise God with her as she sang. Building on her momentum, Carolyn Traylor (Malaco) sang the title track off her latest release, “There’s A Story Behind My Praise,” leaving no dry eyes in the house. Dorothy Norwood finished up a gig in New York City, caught a train to D.C. and met up with fellow Caravans to join the taping, as did Spencer Taylor and the Highway QCs. 
 
Also watch for Luther Barnes and Mosie Burks in an upcoming Bobby Jones Broadcast.

For broadcast schedules, please go to the following link:
http://www.bobbyjonesgospel.com/tv.html

MAURETTE BROWN-CLARK MORE THAN A SINGER

Atlanta, GA-July 24, Maurette Brown-Clark (AIR) turned her experience on TBN into a pure and powerful ministry moment, proving that Christian television can be an extraordinary television experience. Brown-Clark’s stirring performance left onlookers moved to tears, reaffirmed in their testimonies and hitting their “My Space” accounts afterwards letting others know. Brown-Clark’s single, “One God” is one example of why people call her the ‘Princess of Praise and Worship,’ for she truly resembles a daughter of the King. If you missed the performance, check out the archive on TBN’s website:
http://tbn.org/index.php/2/37.html

MALACO ARTISTS HONORED AT MISSISSIPPI GOSPEL AWARDS
Jackson, MS
-On July 8, 2007, Mercedes Benz sponsored the 29th Annual Mississippi Gospel Awards, honoring the best in Mississippi’s gospel artists, songwriters, producers, and performers. Two of the hosts for the event were Malaco Music Group artists, Mosie ‘Mama’ Burks (Malaco) and Paul Porter of The Christianaires (Marxan). Maurette Brown-Clark, Melvin and Doug Williams, and Jewell & Converted, were among the performers expressing the theme, “Color Me Music.”

The following national awards were presented to members of the Malaco Music Group:

Maurette Brown-Clark
(AIR Gospel)
National Female Soloist of the Year

"Jesus Is Love"
Melvin Williams
(Blackberry Records)
Song of the Year by a National SIngle Artist

Tyrone Porter
(The Christianaires, Marxan Records)
The Frank Williams Memorial Award

The Caravans
(Malaco Records)
Paved The Way
Album of the Year
Recorded by a National Group

Luther Barnes
(AIR Records)
"You Keep On Blessing Me"
Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Community Choir:
Song of the Year Recorded by a National Choir

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The following local awards were given to artists and/or organizations associated with Malaco:
Ben Cone & Worship: Community Choir of the Year-Cone has written songs for the Mississippi Mass Choir, Mosie “Mama” Burks and Rev. Benjamin Cone

Anderson United Methodist Church Praise Dance Ministry: Dance Ministry of the Year-AUMC is home of the Anderson Sanctuary Choir (Malaco Records).

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