Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray, Anthony Hamilton, Malcom Jamal Warner, Tasha Page Lockhart and Brian Courtney Wilson Added to the Celebration of Gospel 2016 Line Up

Jan 06, 2016
By ViacomCBS Staff

Previously Announced Performers Include Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann and More

Taraji P. Henson Returns as Host of the #1 Gospel Music Special on BET Networks

“Celebration of Gospel” is taking things to another level with recently added performers red hot, rapper/actor Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray (“Empire”), soul singer Anthony Hamilton and gospel powerhouses Tasha Page Lockhart and Brian Courtney Wilson to the jam packed line up. Actor Malcom Jamal Warner will participate in a special presentation. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, “Celebration of Gospel” tapes Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7 P.M. PST at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA and premieres Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8 P.M. EST.

Previously announced performers include Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Tank, Chrisette Michele, Le’Andria Johnson, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Heavenly Joy Jerkins, Jessica Reedy, Tasha Cobbs, Bebe Winans, Tye Tribbett, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, Travis Green, Jonathan McReynolds, Geoffrey Golden, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago and an all-star tribute to honor the late, gospel pioneer Andraé Crouch led by Dr. Bobby Jones.

“Celebration of Gospel” is a BET Networks production and is executive produced by Stephen Hill, Connie Orlando, Lynne Harris Taylor and Geovanni Brewer.

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