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Bravo TV’s THICKER THAN WATER Co-Stars BEN & JEWEL TANKARD Endorse T.D. Jakes’ BLACK NATIVITY Feature Film
Nashville, TN — THICKER THAN WATER co-stars Ben and Jewel Tankard recently attended the NYC premiere of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ feature film BLACK NATIVITY. The Tankard’s are endorsing Jakes and encouraging fans to get out and see the holiday movie which opens after Thanksgiving on November 27 across the nation. Black Nativity features Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore. Ben Tankard says, ” I asked my friend Bishop Jakes what I could do to help promote his movie and he said Tell Everybody You Know, so I’m doing just that. I believe those of us who are attempting to make an impact in media outside the four walls of the church most band together and support each other’s projects. Bishop Jakes has our 100% support and endorsement.”
Tankard’s own hit show, Thicker Than Water (on Bravo / NBC) pulled a record 1.86M viewers from last Sunday night’s episode. Ben and Jewel are tracking across the country promoting their show and made recent stops by Fox News <<Watch the Fox News Interview>> and at Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live”. The Tankard’s appearance boasted the biggest numbers for “Watch What Happens Live” with 1.4M viewers (even more than Oprah and Lady Gaga appearances).
Ben Tankard is a twelve time Stellar Gospel Music Award winner with multiple Gold and Platinum albums. FULL TANK, released on Tankard’s own label Ben-Jamin Universal Music and Central South Distribution, is his 18th solo smooth Gospel/Jazz project which also received three 2013 GMA Dove Award Nominations, won the 2013 Gospel Blue Mic Award for Best Instrumental Artist of the Year and was nominated for a 2013 Soul Train Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist. Ben is noted as The Godfather of Gospel/Jazz and is a motivational speaker for the NBA. Jewel is top financial planner and network marketer. The couple donates their time as non-salary Pastors for their church, Destiny Center in Murfreesboro, TN.