Friday, October 30, 2009

Tamela Mann to release new gospel album Tuesday

Tamela Mann’s “The Master Plan” gospel CD will be released nationwide this coming Tuesday, November 3. Following up Tamela’s 2004 “Gotta Keep Movin” and “The Live Experience,” which spawned a Top 20 Billboard Gospel chart hit and 2008 Stellar Award nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Contemporary Female Artist of the Year, Tamela releases her sophomore solo CD to both music and television fans across the country.

Tamela, who also co-stars in Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns” on TBS playing Cora Simmons; and husband David Mann, who plays her on-screen father, Mr. Brown, will co-present for the Gospel category on the November 3 taping of the upcoming Soul Train Awards, scheduled to simulcast on Centric and BET on November 29 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The new season of “Meet The Browns” will also begin airing on November 4.

“The Master Plan” was produced by Grammy Award winning Myron Butler (Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams); and Terrell Carter, and features a more contemporary urban/R&B twist to traditional gospel music. As co-writer on “I Trust In You,” “Here I Am,” “Anything For You” and “In Him,” Tamela also performs a stirring new arrangement of “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Starting her music career in 1999 as lead singer of the multi-Grammy award winning Kirk Franklin & The Family; and currently on the #1 rated television show for black audiences, “Meet The Browns,” Tamela, for the first time, releases a collection of gospel songs in which she makes her debut as a co-writer.

Prior to Tamela’s solo recording debut with “Gotta Keep Movin’” and the CD/DVD “The Live Experience,” as a member of Kirk Franklin and The Family, Tamela was the featured soloist on the Grammy-nominated “Song of the Year” - “Lean On Me,” which featured Mary J. Blige, Crystal Lewis, R. Kelly and Bono. “Father Can You Hear Me” and “Take It To Jesus” are also included on the soundtrack album of “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman.”

Tamela, whose Cora Simmons role on “Meet The Browns’” television series originated from her role in the movie “Meet The Browns,” has also starred in other Tyler Perry’’ hit films “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Madea Goes To Jail”; and his plays “I Can Do Bad All By Myself, “ “Madea’s Family Reunion” and “Madea’s Class Reunion.”

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