Karew Records celebrates the success of David Daughtry as his self titled debut CD bows at #12 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. “On behalf of Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Karen Clark Sheard, everyone at Karew is very excited about David’s project and his debut on the charts,” says Karew’s General Manager, Darrell Thompson. “In the current state of the music industry, it is difficult for established artist to find an audience. Accordingly, it is refreshing to know that as a new artist, consumers are supporting David. We know that as the word of mouth builds, so will future success.”
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Karew Records celebrates David Daughtry’s self titled debut making an impressive showing at number 35 on the iTunes chart. Daughtry’s lead single God is Great/Leap was well received and has been making the rounds at radio as well as being used in worship services across the country. David was the recipient of congratulatory greetings from Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole of the Clark Sisters and COGIC International Presiding Bishop Charles E Blake, pastor of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ (where David serves as Worship leader).
While the single sparked pandemonium and had people “leaping” all over the country, the self titled and anticipated debut of Karew Records recording artist David Daughtry is sure to stir the hearts and minds of listeners with its release on September 9th.
David defines his musical style as diverse stating emphatically, “I see myself as a diverse singer.” I love music and sing both in and outside of the church. I love the old traditional gospel songs and contemporary gospel music and I wanted the album to capture everything that I do. Mostly, I want people to be lifted and encouraged by it and feel the presence of God when they listen.”
While we expectantly await the July release of Graceland, Kierra Sheard shows the world that she is not alloting any time to watch the grass grow. She is all about the business of brand awareness and impact. This week, Sheard unveils a new hosiery line during a promotional stop in the Windy City. This is in addition to her hosting a radio show, authoring Sing Girl Sing, a children’s book and hosting her annual Bold Right Life conference in August.
Mark your calendars for May 28th, when Kierra Sheard goes to UStream to host an online listening session promoting her 5th solo album, GRACELAND (Karew/Motown). 2nd Win, the first single from the CD was released on May 20th and has maintained a presence in the top 20 iTunes Christian/Gospel Hot Songs chart. In addition to production from J Drew Sheard, Graceland pairs Kierra for the first time with songwriter Diane Warren (Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion) and rising songwriter/producer Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Michelle Williams). Graceland arrives in stores on July 22nd.
Karew Records is busy these days introducing listeners to the music of worship leader David Daughtry. Daughtry serves as praise and worship leader for Bishop Charles E. Blake and the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in addition to being a member of the ensemble on GSN’s American Bible Challenge game show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy and Kirk Franklin. God is Great/Leap comes equipped with a bonafide guarantee of “taking the saints straight to church” and is already making waves at radio. The single heads to digital retailers on May 13th.
Kierra Sheard has been quite busy these days, picking up responsibilities as a judge for the new season of Sunday Best and preparing for this year’s Bold Right Life Conference which will feature such heavy hitters as Tasha Cobbs, Karen Clark Sheard, Hezekiah Walker, Isaac Caree and Warryn Campbell. Kierra and her brother J Drew provided us with music to listen to while we wait for the new CD in the form of Second Win. One listen at the intro and all the die hard Clark Sisters fans are sent into pandemonium. The creative geniuses have sampled The Clark Sisters They Were Overcome (By the Word) from the 1980 Is My Living In Vain album. Kierra even gets a chance to sing over the Clark Sisters near the end of the song. Let’s just say we were impressed.
So on today, we present the ORIGINAL for your listening pleasure
Karew Records made it official announcing the signing of noted Praise and Worship leader David Daughtry. General Manager Darrell Thompson said of Daughtry’s signing, “David is going to excite Gospel musical fans everywhere with his unique ability to usher them into God’s presence with the gift God has blessed him with. We are pleased to have him join the family.”
Daughtry currently serves as the Director of Worship for Bishop Charles Blake’s West Angeles Church of God in Christ and was featured on the title cut for the church’s No Limit CD in 2007. “I am honored that God led me to a recording deal with Karew Records, says Daughtry. “I believe there is so much more for me to do, both in ministry and my professional music career. My goal is to bridge the gap between the old and the new, transcending denominations, culture, and generations.
Look for a radio single in couple of weeks and a full album in the second quarter of 2014.
Karen Clark Sheard joins Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and Wayne Brady performing for BET Honors 2014. This year’s event will honor Motown Records founder and creator of the smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Berry Gordy, American Express CEO & Chairman, Ken Chenault, visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems, entertainment trailblazer, Ice Cube and the iconic Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Clark Sheard is also gearing up for the release of Sunday Morning, the first track from her highly anticipated Live In Chicago CD on Karew Records produced by Donald Lawrence. Karew Records will also release a new project from Kierra Sheard as well as the solo debut of Praise and Worship leader David Daughtry.
“BET Honors” will premiere during Black History Month on Monday, February 24.
Karew Records, the label home of Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, The Clark Sisters and Jonathan Nelson announced news of the label’s new partnership with Entertainment One Music beginning with the live recording of Karen Clark Sheard on September 9th in Chicago produced by Donald Lawrence.
The two entities already share a connection via the BET hit reality series The Sheards. “We are excited to extend the eOne relationship with the Sheard family beyond television into music as well through this new partnership with Karew Records,” said Phil Thornton, Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development at eOne Music, Nashville.
The label also indicated that Johnathan Nelson’s latest project, Finish Strong will continue its distribution via Motown Gospel and the next CDs from Kierra Sheard and the Clark Sisters will also be handled by Motown Gospel