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Jireh Communications Group named official producers of first ever gifting suites for silver anniversary of The Stellars

It’s not too late to get your company’s product into the bags of
Gospel music celebrities

(Bristow, VA) Dec. 18, 2009 -- Jireh Communications Group (JCG) has been sanctioned by Central City Productions, the producers of The Stellar Awards to produce the official Beauty, Wellness and Gifting Suites for the 25th annual show, aligning its prestige with Hollywood’s top award shows.

Jireh Communications Group is a Virginia-based advertising, marketing and pr company that organizes events and exposes products to the urban faith-based market. In 2009 the company extended its services to include product placement and is honored to bring choice brands to the 25th Annual Stellar Awards.

Erma Gray Davis, President and COO of Central City Productions said, "This is a very special year for us and we brought Jireh Communications Group on board to help us celebrate our supporters."

To date JCG has introduced products such as Cover Girl Queen Cosmetics, the Carol's Daughter Bath and Body line and Softsheen Carson Hair products to the African American target audience. Now along with exquisite personal care services, Gospel A-Listers will walk away with elegant gift bags full of choice products as a result of this partnership.

Jireh Communications Group is the only company that is uniquely distinguished as the organizer of a collaborative event that is an official extension of The Stellars. "It is a privilege to partner with CCP to show the artists how much they are appreciated," company founder Mona Austin said.

Select VIP guests, nominees, winners, hosts, SAGMA members and media will enjoy makeovers, hair styling, relaxation stations and gifts.

JCG is currently seeking product sponsors in any of the following categories: fashion, electronics, beauty, health and wellness supplements, health foods and beverages, cell phones, video games, eco-friendly gadgets, art, audio equipment, grooming and personal care, music production devices and travel. Gift cards and gift certificates may be accepted in lieu of products. Title sponsorship opportunities are available.

The Stellars will be recorded live at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashhville, TN on January 16, 2010. Hosted by three of the most well-known entertainers in the gospel industry--Kirk Franklin, Vickie Winans and Donnie McClurkin -- The Stellars will draw about 5000

Recently re-united BeBe and CeCe Winans will be among an elite crop of performers including: Mary Mary, Byron Cage, Dottie Peoples, Hezekiah Walker, Shirley Caesar, Ricky Dillard & New G, Tremaine Hawkins, Richard Smallwood, Crystal Aikin, Smokie Norful, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Edwin Hawkins, Jonathan Slocumb, Israel Houghton, James Fortune and Walter Hawkins.

Special Awards will go to: Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s (James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award), Mississippi Mass Choir (Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award) and Edwin Hawkins (Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award).

Over 5,000 people are expected to converge on Music City to witness the silver anniversary of the first and only nationally televised award show that salutes African American gospel artists.



Headed by Mona Austin, Jireh Communications Group (JCG) is a boutique creative services firm. Founded in 2002, Colorado Springs, CO the company is concentrates on building brand awareness through events and the creation of print, radio, Internet and digital communications. Austin is also a recognized multimedia journalist who has profiled numerous entertainers, many of them gospel artists on EURWEB.COM and various other publications throughout the nation as well as on Gospel Talk, airing in Fairfax, VA.
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SPIRIT RISING/MUSIC WORLD ENTERTAINMENT named the Billboard #10 Hot Gospel Songs Label of the Year


"All I Need" is Listed #19 for Billboard's Hot Gospel Song for 2009

(New York , NY - December 21, 2009) - Gospel newcomer Brian Courtney Wilson has become one of Contemporary Gospel Break-Through Artists of 2009. His debut Top 10 single, "All I Need" is listed as the overall #19 Hot Gospel Song of 2009 from his inaugural CD, JUST LOVE. Brian is signed to Spirit Rising/Music World Music, the faith-based music division of Music World Entertainment.

Billboard magazine year-end results are in and Spirit Rising/Music World Entertainment is named the #10 Hot Gospel Songs Label for 2009.

The stats for the new artist continues to grow as we usher in the new year. Wilson's JUST LOVE debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart and at #6 on Billboard's Top Christian Album chart. The album has remained in the Top 15 on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart since its release in June.

Currently, "All I Need" is #12 with 2.3 million in audience and "Already Here" is #14 with 2.6 million in audience on Billboard Gospel Single Chart, making Wilson one of the few artists with two strong and active singles in the Top 15. "All I Need" was named Song of the Year at the Mississippi Gospel Music Awards. The producer, Stan Jones received an award at the event as Producer of the Year for his work on Brian Courtney Wilson's album.

"Brian Courtney Wilson is one of the break-through gospel artists of the year," said Mathew Knowles, founder, president and C.E.O. of Spirit Rising/Music World Music. "He has brought a new sound to contemporary gospel that has been well received by radio, the media, the church community and everyday fans who love great music. This ground-breaking success story has grown organically and is the foundation for a long-term career with this talented artist."

Since its release, JUST LOVE has received rave reviews from the gospel community. ChristianityToday.com exclaims, "Roll out the red carpet. It's not every day that music industry mogul and famed father Mathew Knowles (Beyonce, Trin-i-tee 5:7) hand selects a new artist for his label's tight-knit roster. But after hearing singer/songwriter Brian Courtney Wilson's smooth grooves and smokey vocal chops, Knowles signed him on the spot. Marrying slick R&B with inspirational messages and straight-up church soul sangin', the singer/songwriter makes a noticeable mark for a newcomer...With a wide appeal and high profile backing, Wilson could be gospel music's next big thing."

Gospel Music Channel continues "Once again, Music World Entertainment is flexing their gospel music muscle with debut artist Brian Courtney Wilson's 'Just Love.' Don't let your ears be fooled; it's not the O'Jays singing on track one, the title track of the CD. But 'Just Love' reveals a bit of Wilson's personality, musical influences and his history, as he sings of his appreciation for his church in Houston, Texas JUST LOVE is certainly a satisfying debut."
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