Heavenly Notes: Jordan Feliz, MANN FAMILY AND NEW GOD’S NOT DEAD

NEW MUSIC….

Gold-selling, Dove Award-winning pop recording artist and songwriter Jordan Feliz globally releases his third, full-length album, Say It, today (Dec. 18) from Centricity Music. Available now at digital, streaming and physical outlets internationally, the album features Feliz’s third No. 1 radio hit, “Glorify,” along with his highly personal “Wounds,” Parade-premiered “Next To Me,” and the celebratory opener “Jesus Is Coming Back,” the video for which premiered this week on CBN News’ Studio 5.


 
Topping the Billboard Christian Albums chart when his sophomore LP, FUTURE, released in 2018, Feliz returns with a healthy blend of pop, Gospel and soul along with some of Feliz’s most transparent and personal lyrics to date on Say It, which was premiere-streamed by CCM this week.
 
Nominated for four 9th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards, including both the overall “Album” and “Male Artist” categories as well as for “Pop Song” (“Glorify”) and “Pop Album” of the year, Feliz shares, “I’ve worked harder for this record than I’ve worked for almost anything in my life. With these songs, I want to encourage people to talk more about the beauty and the miracles that God does in our lives when we invite Him into our struggles…This record is all about what God has done in my life.”

ONLINE NEWS….

David and Tamela Mann Launch New Series, Mann Family Dinner

Good news for David and Tamela Mann fans! The family that loves to laugh together is keeping it real on their new digital series, Mann Family Dinner. Part reality show and part “mukbang,” the series features David, Tamela, their son, David Mann Jr., and daughters Tia Mann, Porcia Morrison, Tiffany Mann, and Sonya Hurd, around the family dinner table discussing life, love, and other hot topics, with their trademark sense of humor and honesty– nothing is off limits at the table.

The Mann family candidly covers topics like relationships, marriage, blended families, black stereotypes, COVID-19, gun ownership, love and sex, all in a round-table, ‘muckbang’ format, a trending livestream video style where someone prepares a meal and/or eats on camera. The show is the latest series produced by the Manns’ production company, Tillymann Entertainment.

“We talk and laugh. A lot. And we do it over our family meals all the time. No topic is ever off limits or taboo,” says David Mann. “After hearing from the fans that they wanted to see us back on TV, we decided to do this new show just for them.”

During the pandemic, Tamela has also been recording her new 2021 album release. The first single, “Touch From You,” meant to spread love, hope, and compassion to a hurting people left with fears, questions, and anxiety about what’s happening in the world, recently topped Billboard’s Gospel Radio Chart and is the singer’s seventh No. 1 single.

If fans ever wanted to be a fly on the wall and listen in during the Manns’ hilarious and heart-to-heart moments, this is their chance. New Mann Family Dinner episodes are available on the MannTV channel on YouTube.

MOVIE NEWS…..

God’s Not Dead 4’ to start in January

David A.R. White, a founding partner of the Christian film studio Pure Flix Entertainment, has announced that the third sequel to the faith-based film “God’s Not Dead” will start filming in Oklahoma in January.

The film, White said in an Instagram video, will be called “God’s Not Dead: We the People.”

The Hollywood actor-producer said he is working on a script for the “next installment” of “God’s Not Dead.”

He also revealed that “God’s Not Dead 4” is inspired by the 1946 American Christmas family drama “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the 1939 American political comedy-drama film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” “I’ve always loved that movie (the latter),” he said, adding that after watching the 1939 film, “you can get an idea about what ‘God’s Not Dead’ is … this next installment.”

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