Home Gospel Music News Root x Doves= Sneaker Ball

NASHVILLE, TN – October 13, 2022 —  For over 13 years, Root Magazine has been “Your Source to the Gospel Music Vibe and Beyond,” producing innovative cover stories and events for gospel music and the culture. During Root Magazine’s 10th year, they produced two major events for during both the Stellar and Dove Awards, that featured  Mary Mary, JJ Hairston, Tasha Page Lockhart, Rodney Jerkins, Naomi Raine, CeCe Winans, Jonathan McReynolds and more. 

This year, Root Magazine has partnered with the GMA Dove Awards for a Sneaker Ball Post Party at the Shamblin Theatre at Lipscomb University, that will feature award winning and emerging gospel artists: Maurette Brown Clark, Randy Weston & Judah Band, Jabari Johnson, Anthony Hall, Demarcus Kelly, Bria, Jai, and will be hosted by #1 Billboard charting artist and Winans Phase 2 alum, Juan Winans. 

General admission seating is $10, VIP seating (with Swag Bag) is $25 and tickets at the door will be $20. To purchase tickets please visit: 


About Root Magazine 

Root Magazine has become one of the premier publications in gospel music, producing cover stories for the likes of Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, Hezekiah Walker, Kierra Sheard, Tye Tribbett, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Ricky Dillard, Koryn Hawthorne and many more. In June 2009, the inaugural issue of Root was released online with musical genius Donald Lawrence gracing the cover.

After only a few short years, Root has partnered with multi-million dollar corporations like BET, Global United Fellowship, The Merge SummitI Hear Music, GMWA and BMI to produce one of a kind magazines and journals. 

In 2015, Hasan began his radio journey as the mid day host on the now five time Stellar Award winning gospel station, WIMG 1300 AM in Trenton, NJ, under the moniker Mr. Root. He is also the producer of the Lonnie Hunter Morning Show on Stellar Award winning Reach Gospel Radio,which is syndicated in over 20 cities in the United States and Canada. 

In 2016, Root Magazine produced one of the biggest photo shoots in Gospel Music history entitled: Leaders of the New School,that featured over 40 of today’s most popular artists that included: Jonathan McReynolds, Travis Greene, JJ Hairston, Jekalyn Carr, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Anthony Brown, Casey J and Jonathan Nelson, among others. 

Never one to settle, Hasan decided to start what he finished 20 years prior and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing at the age of 40. He has appeared on The Willie Moore, Jr. Show, Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell, Being Lisa Raye on BET, and We’re The Campbell’s on TV One

2019 marked Root Magazine’s 10th anniversary and 30th edition, as they kicked off Stellar Awards weekend in grand fashion with an all star lineup of gospel talent that included: JJ Hairston, Jor’dan Armstrong, Keyondra Lockett,  Leon Timbo, Rodney Jerkins, The Walls Group, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, Tasha Page-Lockhart, the long awaited reunion of Mary Mary and the dearly departed Keith Wonderboy Johnson. 

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