“Gospel Goes Classical Story”
The explosive new book by Vernice Watson.
The Gospel Goes Classical Story is a historical and entertaining account of a dynamic, colorful, Black female music executive’s 20 years in a world of glitz, glamour, dirt-and soul, building the Gospel Goes Classical Brand. From Birmingham, Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando and Washington, DC to Johannesburg, South Africa, this is the story of an entrepreneur that second mortgaged her home and maxed out all her credit cards to defend herself and her company in a Trademark Infringement lawsuit. Vernice Watson and The Artist Company International remains the sole and exclusive owner of the “Gospel Goes Classical” Trademark and Brand.
Gospel Goes Classical Story Dateline: 2006
It was an ambush. The meeting a week before the Gospel Goes Classical recording with Juanita Bynum, Randy Alward, President of Maranatha Music, Toska Medlock Lee, and Producers JoJo Hill and Myron Williams to divide up the points for the record. Unfortunately, they cut me out. On the way to the airport I did not say a word. I was so angry I could ONLY remember my sister Paula’s phone number. I called her and said, “Get Milton Allen and my attorney Virgil Roberts on the phone.”
Gospel Goes Classical Story Dateline: 2007
July 11, 2007, 8:00 PM, Delta Classic Series Presented “Gospel Goes Classical” featuring Juanita Bynum and Byron Cage with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chelsea Tipton II, Conductor.
A Brinks Truck delivered $50,000 cash to Chastain Park Amphitheater one hour before the concert.
The natural setting of the Chastain Park Amphitheater; Juanita Bynum’s stellar performance combined with Byron Cage’s charismatic performance, a 60-voice choir, JoJo Hill with the 4 piece all-star rhythm section and the 75-piece Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provided the backdrop for a spectacular evening of praise, power and music mastery.