Blacksmoke Music Worldwide celebrates the birthday of their esteemed founder, visionary and CEO, Mr. Kerry Douglas with a Gospel Mix Live Birthday Bash Virtual Concert Celebration on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at 6 pm ET
Without question, Kerry Douglas is by far the Clive Davis of Gospel music. His genuine love for music and penchant for promotion has produced a continuous slate of top Gospel radio hits while introducing a new roster of Gospel luminaries including quartet favorites Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Damon Little and Evelyn Turrentine Agee, power balladeer Earnest Pugh, Grammy and Stellar nominated songwriters James Fortune and Greg O Quinn, Gospel's next biggest thing Pastor Mike, Jr. and the incomparable in- a- class- all- by- himself supernova known as Zacardi Cortez.
Douglas' venture into music promotion was accidental yet providential, as a car salesman in his hometown of Houston, he presented Rap and R & B concerts on the parking lot to attract customers. The concerts were hugely effective and soon, he saw his sales receipts double. This led to Douglas moving into concert promotion full time. After facing a challenging near death experience, Douglas made a conscious decision to give his life to Jesus and as a result, he dedicated his life's work to the promotion and marketing of local area Gospel artists, thereby founding Blacksmoke Music Worldwide.
Douglas went to work and implemented other marketing masterpieces; he created The Gospel Truth magazine to highlight independent gospel artists. The magazine boasted a readership of 50,000 at its height. Douglas would also create an ever popular compilation series titled Kerry Douglas Presents the Gospel Mix. With nearly a dozen editions to its credit, the Gospel Mix discs has featured music from the likes of Gospel favorites and up and coming artists including Bryan Andrew Wilson, LeAndria Johnson, Tamela Mann, The Brown Boyz and Ruben Studdard. Without exception, Gospel Mix 11 is chocked to the brim with eighteen songs of hope, faith and inspiration this side of Heaven.
The Gospel Mix Live Birthday Bash Celebration will feature concert performances from the likes of Pastor Mike, Jr.., James Fortune, James Grear, newcomer Lasha Knox and a host of others in addition to greetings from family, friends and industry elite with a few surprise guests.
The celebration will be broadcast via Mr. Kerry Douglas' Facebook and YouTube pages.