Just found out via 1800Gospel.com, that Music World Gospel has now signed BET Season 3 Sunday Best 1st Runner-up Elder Goldwire McLendon. Making a namesake for himself as the youthful, older contestant for Season 3, Elder Goldwire will have an album releasing on April 24th. By now you must be familiar with the formula that MWG uses in regards to their Sunday Best Brand. So yes, this is a CD of songs that he sang on the show, remastered and remixed by Stanley Brown (and probably 7 tracks long). I actually liked Amber Bullock’s EP “Thank You” and this Andrea Helms (my Sunday Best) EP “Moving Forward” is doing great, as it sits at #2 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. I won a copy of it and can’t wait to get all into it, Amen! I wasn’t a huge fan of Elder Goldwire McClendon, (just check here) but I am looking forward to hearing his renditions of the songs again and I am liking the album cover. So will you be picking up “The Best of Elder Goldwire McLendon” on April 24th?
I also have to say and this is coming from me being a fan: I don’t know what it is about MWG that makes me so nervous about some of the things they do. Is it fair that winners and runner-ups get deals with MWG together? Does it lessen the win for the winner? Is this ‘formula’ that they use good for the longterm career of their artists? I mean, right now, even without support from one of gospel music’s main radio outlets, MWG still winning, right?! Mathew Knowles is an out-the-box thinker and with this being the 10th year anniversary of Music World Gospel/Music World Entertainment, chart topping success of their artists, Grammy win for Le’Andria, signing of Sunday Best contestants, things seem to be going great! I am in support of his artists, therefore I support the label. We all heard about the mishaps and rumors over Destiny’s Child and then DC3 each leaving Music World Entertainment, and other stuff but Mathew Knowles has been able to stay afloat and propel MWG onto higher grounds. He’s really made MWG a viable source to be reckoned with. So why do I still sometimes feel uneasy about Mathew Knowles and MWG?!! I don’t know…I pray the best for them. Okay, Honestly it’s only because I Love Trin-i-tee 5:7 that I have mostly good thoughts on MWG. But TRUST, if Mathew does my girls dirty, I will be OVER MWG, #IJS : )