Published on November 14th, 2019 | by Nina Pulley
Gospel Round-Up | 11/7/2019 – 11/14/2019
ANTHONY BROWN & group therAPy Reach No. 1 on Billboard Gospel Albums Chart
Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy release a new album that tops the charts this week. The “2econd Wind: Ready” album talks about the will to continue in the face of struggle and great adversity, even when we feel exhausted, worn out, and disappointed. The 13-track set includes the go-go flavored track, “Blessings on Blessings,” which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart over the summer; and the mid-tempo “Real” which features the Grammy® Award nominated artist, Jonathan McReynolds. The collection also has an appearance from Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell and Hip-Hop artist 1K Phew on, “He Always Wins”, as well as a vocal performance by 20-year old Kelontae Gavin on the title track “2econd Wind.” From meditative praise and worship to power bangers, 2econd Wind: Ready is an exhilarating mix of spiritually uplifting, healing, and rejuvenating songs.
Steven Hickerson Releases New Single “Belongs To You”
According to the Gospel Guru, “You may not know Steven Hickerson by name, but you’ve certainly heard his voice… Hickerson was handpicked by Maranda Curtis to provide backup vocals on her local and international dates, and he is a lead vocalist for Ricky Dillard’s New Generation Chorale. That’s Hickerson leading “He Shall Reign (King of Glory LIVE)” from Dillard’s last album, 10, and you will hear him on Dillard’s upcoming release on Motown Gospel.” An exciting, good-to-hear release from a new artist will be sure to reach listeners’ ears with a ring!
Warryn Campbell Presents “My Block, Inc” Album Now Available
Ringing similar to issues of power, place, and gentrification, especially now in these days where urbanization seems to be on the rise for young entrepreneurs and financiers, Warryn Campbell releases new album called My Block, Inc, a compilation of songs to make an album full of features, deft in sound and powerful in effect. The Gospel Guru notes, “The veteran producer has built My Block Inc. in the tradition of influential Black record labels. Campbell knows music and continues to develop his deep roster of talent, and it is evident when you listen to the album. Campbell adeptly showcases My Block Inc.’s range and diversity with this collection. Featured artists include My Block Inc. mainstay artists Erica Campbell with her lead single “Praying and Believing,” JoiStaRR on the gorgeous ballad “Solution,” and Mary Mary on their first new song since 2013, “Feels So Good To Be Loved.” Take a listen to the brand new work!
Bri Babineaux Returns with “Baptize Us Again” – Available Now!
Bri Babineaux releases a new single entitled “Baptize Us Again,” a live version recorded along with Todd Dulaney, an energetic, full-sounding experience bringing listeners along her personal journey. The song begins with the lyrics, “It’s uncontainable, what we feel inside; it’s a hunger that won’t die,” leading to the feeling that people have when they are searching for more and need to find the cleansing water of God in their lives. Filled with might, heavy percussion, and vocal expression, the single will be sure to echo throughout gospel’s current musical moment.