Soulprosper Radio: On The Record


Fred Willis hosts conversations with the world's leading movers and shakers in the church, business world and entertainment industry. Listen for the latest and see who goes on the record, next!


  • Nashville Life Music On the Record

    Nashville Life Music On the Record

    17/07/2020 Duração: 41min

    Nashville Life Music is the soundtrack to Nashville Life Church, a local movement that started out of CeCe Winans' living room nine years ago. Grammy-winning songwriters and bandleaders Dwan Hill (Lauren Daigle, Jonny Lang) and Alvin Love (Cece Winans’ son and producer) have led their 26-member worship team to create a project of energetic and inspiring songs that lift up anthemic, fun-loving sounds of thanksgiving and praise to God for everyday life. In this episode, Alvin Love III and Dwan Hill join Fred for a great conversation about the new album. Music in this episode: My God- Nashville Life Music Dancing In the Spirit- CeCe Winans Higher Higher- Jerard & Jovaun Sing a Song (Part 2) feat. Aaron Cole- Nashville Life Music

  • Lady Tramaine Hawkins On the Record

    Lady Tramaine Hawkins On the Record

    09/07/2020 Duração: 46min

    Legendary Gospel singer Lady Tramaine Hawkins has re-recorded her classic hit "Goin' Up Yonder" for the GREENLEAF SEASON FIVE SOUNDTRACK. "Goin' Up Yonder" is written by Gospel icon the late Walter Hawkins and was first released with Lady Tramaine's vocals in 1975 on the LOVE ALIVE album. Originally recorded 45 years ago, "Goin' Up Yonder" has remained relevant in current culture and Tramaine's pure tones soulfully resonate on this new version of the track. The Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Stellar Honors Hall of Fame inductee continues to uphold her iconic status and is set to receive the 35th Annual Stellar Awards "Aretha Franklin Icon Award" this year. In this episode, we chat with the legendary singer who talks to us about her experience re-recording the iconic hit and even which songs are getting her through this pandemic. This is definitely a can't-miss episode! Music in this episode: Holy One- BMI Trailblazers The Potter's House- Jerard & Jovaun Changed- Patti LaBelle and Deborah Joy Winans (G

  • Chevelle Franklyn On the Record

    Chevelle Franklyn On the Record

    05/05/2020 Duração: 45min

    ward-winning, international Gospel Artist Chevelle Franklyn has released her latest worship single and music video, “Go In Your Strength,” for streaming and download on all major digital platforms. To encourage listeners coping with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Franklyn also released a bonus track, “iPrevail” earlier this spring. The moving worship songs offer fans a preview of her highly-anticipated full-length album, South Wind Vol. 1, expected for release later in 2020. "Go In Your Strength" is an anthem for the ages, a mid-tempo inspirational song created to encourage believers and non-believers around the globe to press on through every trial. In this episode, Chevelle Franklyn talks extensively about the pandemic facing the people of the world today and offers a message of hope, encouragement and inspiration to listeners everywhere. Franklyn wants believers to go forward from this crisis in the strength of the Lord!

  • Gloria Gaynor On the Record

    Gloria Gaynor On the Record

    17/03/2020 Duração: 44min

    Gloria Gaynor's latest release, Testimony, won a GRAMMY this year for Best Roots Gospel Album. Gloria co-wrote almost all of Testimony's inspirational songs about faith and struggle. She has an amazing life story, starting her career in a very decadent era and since then, she has not only survived, but has thrived. She is an inspiration through her faith, her message and her music. Gloria lived with decades long debilitating back problems (from a stage fall before "I Will Survive") and multiple surgeries before getting "Back on Top" and making the album of her dreams. Music In This Episode: Superwoman- Jacque Green Call Me- Melba Moore feat Shirley Murdock My God Is Holy- Rev. John Lee Hooker I'm In- Yarbrough & Peoples Amazing Grace- Gloria Gaynor

  • TASHA On the Record

    TASHA On the Record

    18/02/2020 Duração: 42min

    Award-winning singer TASHA returns with new music, "Why Not Me?" and goes on the record to talk about her journey to this point and through some of her life's greatest challenges. Music In This Episode: Superwoman- Jacque Greene For My Good- Judah Band Why Not Me- TASHA

  • Edwrin Sutton On the Record

    Edwrin Sutton On the Record

    31/01/2020 Duração: 49min

    Edwrin Sutton is originally from Columbus County, North Carolina. He and his wife Nakia moved North in 2016 when he was appointed Pastor of Smith Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Poughkeepsie, New York. While in Poughkeepsie, Sutton also taught Gospel music as an adjunct professor at Marist College. “One day the Holy Spirit told me that rain was coming. Rain in scripture symbolizes restoration, revival and God’s favor. I felt as though what God was telling me was a word of faith that He wanted me to tell others. Subsequently, this prophetic song came into fruition.” Sutton sent the Demetrius West produced song to BlackSmoke CEO Kerry Douglas on a whim and the rest is history in the making! (initially published by Kymberlee Norsworthy of WorthInk PR) Music in this episode: Open the Floodgates- Demetrius West & the Jesus Promoters Don't You Give Up- FM2 & Intentional I Hear Rain- Edwrin Sutton

  • Kevon Carter On the Record

    Kevon Carter On the Record

    22/01/2020 Duração: 47min

    You know him from his funny videos on social media, but his new album "Finally" is available now! We had such a great time talking about his journey thus far, discover some little known facts about his life, family and some of the funniest and impactful videos and their hilarious and deep impact. Music in this episode: A Great Work- Brian Courtney Wilson Without You- TB2 All In His Plan- PJ Morton feat. Le'Andria Johnson & Mary Mary Open Heaven- Kevon Carter

  • Bebe Winans: On the Record

    Bebe Winans: On the Record

    15/10/2019 Duração: 45min

    Like a conversation with a life-long friend, Born For This, invites new readers and loyal fans alike to share in never-before-revealed details about his life in the crossfires between church, gospel music and the mainstream recording industry. In the book, BeBe reflects on the challenges and triumphs of maintaining his Christian faith over the course of a decades long recording career where he has sold millions of albums. In his interview, he shares even more about the book, and the experiences that comprise the overall experience of reading the book. Music in this episode: Help Is On the Way- Bebe Winans He Promised Me- Bebe Winans God Is On Our Side-Andrae Crouch The Promise- Andrae Crouch/Marvin Winans Laughter- Bebe Winans

  • Torry Dulaney On the Record

    Torry Dulaney On the Record

    04/07/2019 Duração: 01h13s

    His younger brother is an international worship leader and Stellar Award winner. On his own, he is a worship leader in Little Rock, Arkansas and has a new single he's ready to share with the world! He's a Kingdom man, a man of purpose sharing the gospel in song and word, one of God's greatest salesman and he's on the record with Fred and SP Radio!

  • Reggie Campbell On the Record

    Reggie Campbell On the Record

    28/06/2019 Duração: 44min

    Indie gospel artist Reggie Campbell joins the show to talk his gospel music career after losing his wife, his job and raising his three children as a single father. Campbell talks about the moment he knew God called forth the gift of music in his life, the journey and the reward of saying yes to God! Music in this episode: Jay Bratten- "Leanin'" Michael Bradley & Worship- "Mighty God" Reggie Campbell- "We Wait On You"

  • Alan Elliot: On the Record

    Alan Elliot: On the Record

    21/05/2019 Duração: 44min

    This film has been 47 years in the making and is now available. In this episode, Fred is speaking with Alan Elliot, producer of the film and he takes us inside the process of putting this film together and working with the family of the late, great Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Music in this episode: How I Got Over- Joseph Robinson & the Chosen Aggregation Precious Lord, Take My Hand/You've Got a Friend- Aretha Franklin Climbing Higher Mountains- Aretha Franklin

  • Jerard  Jovaun: On the Record

    Jerard & Jovaun: On the Record

    15/03/2019 Duração: 43min

    You have heard their work behind some of your favorite artists on your favorite albums and as the newest members of the Motown Gospel family, the time has come for them to put their own spin on some of your favorite worship songs. Their five song EP debuted today and is available on all digital music platforms. The Woods family spoke to OTR about their journey to this point, their hope for this project, their respective/collective careers and of course, their marriage. Songs in this episode: "Higher Higher"- Jerard & Jovaun "Good Time"- Andrae Crouch "He's Never Failed Me Yet"- Cece Winans "What a Beautiful Name"- Jerard & Jovaun

  • FM2: On the Record

    FM2: On the Record

    07/03/2019 Duração: 47min

    FM2 & Intentional led by its founder Freddie Moore II (affectionately known as FM2) is coming to be known as a West Coast choir with the hearty choral sound that most associate with choirs of the Midwest and East Coast. You can hear the influence of such choral trailblazers as Hezekiah Walker, Ricky Dillard, and Excelsior. FM2 talks with Fred Willis about his choir, their sound and the journey to releasing their debut project. Songs in this episode: We Made It- FM2 & Intentional What's Up Promises- Jason McGee & The Choir Joy- Adrian B. King and Reverence Don't You Give Up- FM2 & Intentional

  • Casey J On the Record

    Casey J On the Record

    30/01/2019 Duração: 40min

    With the release of her sophomore album, Casey J has ushered in a fresh new sound of worship. In this interview, she tells us about it all came about and her desire for all who listen! The Gathering is released as the first collaborative project from Integrity and Tyscot, two of Christian and Gospel music’s largest independent labels. Music in this episode by: Casey J: Let It Be Known William McDowell: Spirit Break Out Travis Greene: Forever Amen Casey J: Creation Testifies

  • Tori Kelly- On the Record

    Tori Kelly- On the Record

    14/09/2018 Duração: 33min

    On her new album Hiding Place, L.A.-based singer/songwriter Tori Kelly honors her deepest musical passion and delivers an R&B-infused, infectiously melodic take on classic gospel. “One of the things I want for this album is for people to feel uplifted and encouraged when they listen. “I want them to know that, no matter what they’re going through, there’s a God who loves them so much and so unconditionally, and there’s always a reason to feel hope. That’s what I really believe in, and I want everyone out there to hear my heart.” Music in this episode by: Tori Kelly ft. The Hamiltones- Help Us to Love Jonathan McReynolds- Make Room Tori Kelly- Never Alone

  • Last Call  Fred Jerkins: On the Record

    Last Call & Fred Jerkins: On the Record

    13/07/2018 Duração: 38min

    The duo from Bermuda teamed up with super-producer and composer Fred Jerkins to bring us their smash single "Victory", featured on Jerkins' "Project of Healing". In the interview, Jerkins and Last Call tell us about the process that brought them together as well as the inspiration for the project, the loss of Jerkins' 1st wife. The song "Victory" demands a response. At home, the song elicits shouts of joy and multiple reprises. Here in America, the song is gaining traction at radio and this declaration of victory is quickly becoming a church anthem! Music featured on this episode: Denita Gibbs- Keep Holding On Sherwin Gardner- Because of You Last Call- Victory

  • Jekalyn Carr: You Will Win

    Jekalyn Carr: You Will Win

    09/03/2018 Duração: 54min

    In this special episode of "On the Record", we're re-visiting a previous interview. We had the opportunity to speak with Jekalyn Carr ahead of her book and cd release last February. Her book is selling well and she has garnered another #1 on Billboard with "You Will Win", also the title of her first book. As always, our time with Evangelist Carr was soul stirring and satisfying. Be sure to share this episode with your friends, family and everyone that needs to know that THIS is their winning season! Music in this episode by: Blowin' My Mind- GRACE Kingdom- Ruth La'Ontra I Got That- Anthony Brown & Group TherApy We Will Stand-Jekalyn Carr We Win-Vincent Bohanon & SOV You Will Win- Jekalyn Carr

  • Dick Gregory: On the Record

    Dick Gregory: On the Record

    24/08/2017 Duração: 01h04min

    In memoriam, we've dug into the archives to share this poignant interviews with the iconic comedian. The fight for civil rights and equality was no laughing matter to the comic who gave every part of himself to the movement in each stage and phase, even til his death on August 19,2017.

  • Dr. Cheryll Hope

    Dr. Cheryll Hope

    12/05/2017 Duração: 46min

    Separation is never easy and whether it's a breakup or divorce, it takes an emotional toll on both parties. Many times though, the emotions of the men involved are seldom considered. A recent divorcee herself, this realization led Dr. Hope to speak with men and women about their experiences and views of relationships. She has written her findings for all to see in this groundbreaking book. Compiling hours or research, she takes the conversations she’s had with men and shares them with the women on behalf on the men in “His Heart Her Voice".

  • What Have We Really Overcome?

    What Have We Really Overcome?

    21/01/2017 Duração: 01h05s

    During an interview with a local news outlet, I answered the question posed in regard to America’s proximity to Dr. King’s dream: “...we’re still working toward it.” I couldn’t stop rehearsing my answer once I got home. That got me to thinking though. This year, Dr. King will have been dead exactly 49 years and the best response to his dream is for this country to have elected a bigot who has staffed his cabinet and leadership choices that think exactly like him. Dr. King ‘s dream is not a myth as some suppose, rather it is the method by which true Americans, the real friends of America will strive to make America its greatest. In light of that, what exactly have we overcome to date?

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