Posts Tagged ‘Candy West’

Roy Cotton II Accepts Challenge To Bring Back The Hymns

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Roy cottonRoy Cotton II remembers church the way it used to be.  Every Sunday, he looked forward to the beginning of service as he knew to expect the choir to do an anthem and a hymn in its selection of music before they launched into the standard Gospel music medley.  This rich tradition was one he carried with him as he grew in skill and (musical) stature, matriculating through the prestigious Hampton University and serving as minister of music at churches across the country.hymnscd

Cotton brings the lighter fluid to kindle the flame that heightens our awareness and appreciation of hymns in the worship experience.  Bring Back the Hymns gathers Gospel music’s finest including Kathy Taylor, Chrystal Rucker, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Chester D.T. Baldwin, Dr. Judith Christie-McAllister, Oscar Williams and Candy West to celebrate the songs that serve as the foundation of the Church.  Cotton’s SoundShed worship technology company leads the way in providing STEMS (separated tracks enhancing musicians and singers) for Hymns to be used in churches nationwide. In proof and validation of his full investment in the Hymns movement, his 4 year old goes around the house impressing family and friends with his knowledge of the first and fourth verses of Revive Us Again.

Bring Back the Hymns makes its official debut August 30th.

Candy West Live Drops August 12th

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Candy West is a name synonymous with Gospel music.  In over 2 decades, she has performed and traveled as a background and featured vocalcandywestist with artists including Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Myron Butler, Mary Mary, Snarky Puppy and Erykah Badu. She now gets ready for the release of her solo debut, Candy West Live.

“This record is the soundtrack of faith. It’s the soundtrack for a believer that wants a real relationship with God,” shares West. “One of my favorite songs on the record is one of the most honest songs I’ve written and probably one of the most honest songs I’ll ever sing: it’s called Contentment. The song talks about being between purpose and destiny; where it’s uncomfortable, but you still know and are trusting that God has a plan.”

With production assistance from Candy West, Myron Butler and Deonis Cook and songwriting by West, Butler and Shanika Bereal, the CD hits digital outlets on August 12th.

Myron Butler & Levi Celebrate A Decade of Gospel Hits

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Myron ButlerTen years ago, Myron Butler & Levi burst on the scene with their debut project Set Me Free, leaving an indelible mark on Gospel music.  Butler’s musicality was displayed in his giftings as producer and songwriter flourished pairing him with the likes of Smokie Norful, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin. Some dozen accolades and award nominations later, Butler and company return with their 4th disc On Purpose, hitting digital channels and retail on June 10th.

In addition to the CD Release, Butler also dons the hat of author and releases Born Identity, his first book helping believers to understand and reach their God ordained destiny.