The Word Network, the largest African-American urban religious television
network on the globe, is excited to announce the addition of multi-Grammy Award
nominated gospel music legend Vickie Winans to its television family. Winans’
new weekly variety and magazine program, “The Vickie Winans Show,” is in
development and scheduled for an autumn premiere.

“I am sooooooo
excited,” Winans beams. “Somebody has finally given me the opportunity to do the
shows I’ve been carrying around in my heart for years. We’re going to do a
little bit of everything: fashion shows, cooking shows, children’s shows,
celebrity interviews, musical performances and videos, comedy shows, etc. You
name it and we’re going to do it.”

The self-managed artist is also a
successful businesswoman who owns a jewelry store and wig shop, Accents by
Vickie Winans
. Winans burst on the gospel music scene in 1985 with her
signature smash “We Shall Behold Him.” She’s remained one of gospel music’s Top
10 artists with appearances on NBC Today and Oprah. She has appeared on the
cover of Jet magazine, served as celebrity spokesperson for Daimler-Chrysler and
Quaker Oats. Other hits include #1 songs “As Long As I Got King Jesus,” “Shake
Yourself Loose” and “How I Got Over.”  Winans is also preparing to star in a
drama/comedy feature film entitled, “Amazing Grace!”

The Southfield,
MI-based Word Network is the undisputed cable source for urban ministries and
gospel music. The non-profit network airs national and international ministries,
gospel music, interview shows, religious conventions and special events. Based
in Southfield, Michigan, The Word Network offers family-friendly programming
that touches the heart and soul of African Americans. Word Network programming
is available in 80 million homes in the United States through DirecTV, Comcast,
AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, Bright House, Cox, and a host of other
cable operators and is available in over 200 countries around the world
including 9 million homes in the United Kingdom through Sky TV and 4 million
homes through Sky Italia in Italy.


Bill Carpenter
at (202) 506-5051 or

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