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Monday, March 4, 2013

Nominees For The 2013 Gospel Blue M.I.C. Achievement Awards Announced, in collaboration with Independent Gospel Artist Alliance, presents the nominees for the 3rd Annual Gospel Blue MIC Awards.

"We are excited about this year's event and the nominees," says Charles Clark, Founder and Publisher of Brotha Magazine. "This is a great way for us to showcase the very best Independent talent in the market." The Gospel Blue M.I.C. Achievement Awards is presented by Nebo Publishing and the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance.

The big night will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 beginning at 8p.m. and will be held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church-Cathedral (215 Las Gaviotas Blvd * Chesapeake, VA 23322). The Gospel Blue M.I.C. Achievement Awards is based on merit and works, not popularity. Applicants complete nomination forms explaining their achievements and activities during the past year. The information is independently verified and nominees and winners are voted by the Blue Ribbon Panel.

The host of this year's event is Ray Pope aka Brutha Ray from On Stage w/ Earl Bynum.

Below is the official nomination list for the 2013 Gospel Blue MIC Awards.

Independent Artist of the Year 
Eunice Wright
Monica Lisa Stevenson
Patrick Dopson
Javon Inman
CD Porter
Sean Johnson

Album of the Year
Declaration by CD Porter
Worth It All by Eunice Wright
Your Way by Gavin Davis
Transformed by Cheneta Jones
Simply a Vessel, Vol. 3: Surrender All by Sean Johnson
Live in Memphis by Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis
Refocused by Darnell Davis and The Remnant

Single of the Year 
Right There by Monica Lisa Stevenson
Hello God by Eunice Wright
It Won’t Work – Darnell Davis & Remnant
Keep Me by Patrick Dopson
God Is Doing Something Wonderful in Me by David Frazier
Bless the Name of the Lord by Earl Bynum & the Mount Unity Choir

Male Artist of the Year
Patrick Dopson
Gavin Davis
Sean Johnson
Da Lberal Soul
CD Porter
Tre Thomas

Female Artist of the Year
Eunice Wright
Monica Lisa Stevenson
Henrietta Telfair
Cheneta Jones
Shana Wilson
Lashanda McCadney

Duo/Group Artist the of Year 
Joint Heirs
Wardlaw Brothers
Phillip Tuju & Pentamony
Darnell Davis & Remnant
Mike Brown & F.O.C.U.S
Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis

Choir of the Year
Dr. Patrick L. Wooden, Sr. and the Upper Room Sanctuary Choir
Earl Bynum & the Mount Unity Choir
Juan Santiago& Uninhibited Praise
Russell Delegation

Instrumental Artist of the Year
Moses Tyson, Jr.
Jimmie Smith
Ben Tankard

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Young Saints
Tawana Ross
Kerry Lee

Urban Artist of the Year
Joint Heirs
Angie Cleveland
Sean Johnson
Dianna Hobbs
Tre Thomas
Carl Brister

Video of the Year
“No One” by Gavin Davis
“God Alone” by Rob Mercer
“No Never” by Sean Johnson
“It Won’t Work by Darnell Davis & Remnant

Radio Station of the Year

WLOU- Louisville, KY
WOAD- Jackson, Miss
WDJL- Huntsville, AL
WFMI- Rejoice Musical Soulfood- VA Beach, VA
WAAW- Aiken, SC
WHUR- Washington, DC

Internet Radio of the Year
PG Network
Christian Jukebox Radio
Synergy Radio
Look Up Radio
Yes Lord Radio

Best Packaging of Year
Tre  Thomas
Eunice Wright
Ben Tankard
CD Porter
Sean Johnson
Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis

For more information about the event email Charles Clark at If interested in supporting the event through an ad in the program's souvenir book call 716.239.4370, ext. 101. If interested in performing on the nightly showcases including the Blue MIC event please visit or call Phillip Carter @ (855) 680-IGAA. 

Mississippi Native Cyrus Webb Announces New Web Show

After an almost seven year absence from in front of the camera Mississippi native Cyrus Webb announces his return as the host of a new web show called "Conversations with Cyrus Webb".

Known by many as the host of Conversations LIVE the radio show, Editor-In-Chief of Conversations Magazine and the President of Conversations Book Club Webb,37, will be bringing the many components of the Conversations brand together visually 5 days a week beginning July 1, 2013.

"It just feels like the right time," says Webb. He was approached by Dwight "D. C." White of History Records and Entertainment about the show in February. "D.C. and I have worked together many times over the past decade. I agreed with him that there was a real need for something like Conversations on air." Plans began to be made about the show and "Conversations with Cyrus Webb" was born.

Webb is not new to televised programs. From 2004 to 2006 he hosted a weekly show on Jackson, MS' ABC affiliate 16 WAPT called "Conversations with C. A. Webb." Though the show was well-received, in 2006 Webb stepped away to focus on the magazine and building the co-ed book club. He would later tape segments to air on Jackson's Channel 18, however, he was mostly M.I.A. on television over the next several years.

Co-produced by Webb and Calhoun, "Conversations with Cyrus Webb" will include interviews, book features and discussions of issues that matter to Webb and that he believes others will find informative and enjoyable as well.

To celebrate the new program Webb is pleased to announce there will be a live taping in front of an audience of the first few shows on Sat. March 30th beginning @ 11a.m. at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS). Admission to the taping is free, however, those who want to participate in being a part of the audience will need to arrive no later than 11a.m. Guests for the taping will be Glenda Hunter (abuse survivor and author of the book THE UNSPEAKABLE SECRET, actor/entrepreneur Kenyon Glover, reality star Bigg Marv (A&E's HAMMERTIME) and recording artist Ziggy.

For more information about the show or the upcoming live taping contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. You can also visit or

Cyrus Webb's Interview with PJ Morton Breaks Records on Conversations LIVE

Conversations LIVE radio show host Cyrus Webb began the month of March 2013 with an interview that has topped all other interviews. PJ Morton, the Grammy-winning producer/member of Maroon 5 and Young Money, came on the show Friday, March 1st and broke all other records for the show's 9 1/2 year history.

Over 9k tuned in for the show live and less than 48 hours later over 34k had listened to the podcast.

"In terms of numbers this is by far the biggest interview of my career as a talk show host," says Cyrus Webb, Executive Producer and host of Conversations LIVE Radio. "It is humbling to see how people responded to the interview. I couldn't have asked for a better reaction."

Listen to the interview here: PJ Morton of Maroon 5 and Young Money on Conversations LIVE 03/01 by conversationswithmusic | Blog Talk Radio

In the interview Morton talks with Webb about his beginnings in music, the single ONLY ONE featuring Stevie Wonder and his upcoming album NEW ORLEANS.

Stay in contact with Conversations LIVE Radio at

Gospel Blue Mic Announces the Launch of The Derek Dunn Show


Gospel Blue Mic Announces the Launch of The Derek Dunn Show

Media Contact:     Cyrus Webb, Director of Publicity
                             Nebo Media Group/ Nebo Publishing

Gospel Blue Mic Assoc., in association with Star Radio, is pleased to announce the launch of its new program: The Derek Dunn Show!

"This is something that was a natural fit for Star Radio," says Charles Clark, President of Nebo Media Group and Executive Producer of the new show. "Derek Dunn is one of those individuals that have an ear for music and a appreciation for the Gospel. This program will give listeners both."

Derek Dunn, the preacher's kid from Virginia, is now not only a Gospel Blue M.I.C. award winner but a three-time winner of Star Radio Music Awards. In spite of the success, Dunn believes all of what he is achieving now in his career is because of where his focus has been since the beginning.

His overall mission: To inspire people to live for God. Over the past 30 years he has been not just honing his craft but his relationship with his Heavenly Father as well, and this has catapulted him from singing in his father's church to sharing the stage with celebrated artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, LaShun Pace Rhodes, Jonathan Nelson, Deitrick Hadden, and Earl Bynum.

The Derek Dunn show will debut on Tuesday April 2nd and will be every Tuesday on Star Radio. It will showcase his unique taste in Gospel music and will focus mainly on Indie Gospel Artists including his main feature of the week.

Gospel Blue Mic is a division of Nebo Media Group. For more information email Executive Assistant Joseph Jones at

Friday, March 1, 2013

Kut Supreme Album Listening Event on Conversations LIVE Sun. March 3rd

Conversations Media Group and Conversations LIVE Radio are pleased to host an album listening event for Inspirational Hip Hop artist Kut Supreme. This will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2013 beginning @ 7p.m. eastern. The event will feature Kut discussing the album and introducing singles from the project.

The listening audience will be able to get their own singles and the album from

Listen to the event live or through the podcast at the link below:
Kut Supreme Album Listening Event on Conversations LIVE 03/03 by Cyrus Webb | Blog Talk Radio

About Cyrus Webb

Cyrus Webb, is the President of Conversations Media Group (home of Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club) and Shadow Play Entertainment. Since 1999 he has used his love of the arts and books to create a brand that has not only showcased his own work but that of others around the United States. To date he has hosted hundreds of art shows and poetry readings around the South, garnering thousands of attendees and a devoted following.

In 2003 he began host and producing the radio show Conversations LIVE ( on WMPR 90.1 FM in Jackson, MS. Today it is heard not only in the South but online through and In 2012 over 1.1 million listeners tuned in to the program which features authors, recording artists, community leaders and ordinary individuals during extraordinary things.

Because of the hundreds of interviews he conducts each year Webb began Conversations Magazine ( in April 2006 as another platform to showcase some of the stories he was sharing over the air. Since then the print magazine has grown to include over 5k yearly subscribers the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Greece and Canada.

The last member of the Conversations family was the book club ( which began in November 2006. Featuring both in-person and online meetings, it has grown into one of the largest co-ed reading groups in the United States, hosting over 100 author events and gaining national attention from outlets such as the Chicago Tribune.

Webb is currently working on a revamped edition of his television show Conversations with Cyrus Webb, with plans to begin in the Summer of 2013.

He can be reached at or 601.896.5616 or through his webpage