BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live 2013
For the first time, performing rights group BMI has released a live compilation CD of performances from their exclusive, invitation-only Gospel Trailblazers Luncheon. The event is the hottest ticket in town during the annual Stellar Awards, and honors Gospel legends and industry professionals in Gospel Music. The brainchild of BMI Vice-President Catherine Brewton, the event is always a time of refreshing and encouragement.
It's filled with laughter, worship, and tears of joy as GOD is glorified through heartfelt musical tributes.
The 2013 Gospel Trailblazers Luncheon honored Gospel legends Kurt Carr, Edwin Hawkins, and Tramaine Hawkins. Each artist is known for their extensive catalog of timeless Gospel hits. The album invites the listener to experience the anointing and power that was present in the room, flowing effortlessly and bringing you right into the BMI experience.
The 10-track project includes:
Musicians Joe 'Flip' Wilson, Stanley Brown, Kevin Stancil, Jonathan DuBose, and Joel Smith breathe new life into these songs with classic and rich arrangements. Donald Lawrence & Company provide pitch perfect background vocals along with Danetra Moore, Kevin Lemons, Jazmime Crumley, and Krystal Johnson.
- "In the Sanctuary" (Kurt Carr) - Performed by Donald Lawrence and Company
- "I Need Your Spirit" (Edwin Hawkins) - Performed by Jason and Jonathan Nelson
- "Holy One" ( Walter Hawkins) - Performed by Anyasha Figeroa Cooper
- "He Brought Me" (Walter Hawkins) - Performed by Yolanda Adams featuring CeCe Winans
- "I Almost Let Go" (Kurt Carr) - Performed by Sheri Jones Moffett
- "Oh Happy Day" (Edwin Hawkins) - Performed by Bishop Paul S. Morton and Pastor Shirley Caesar
- "Changed" (Walter Hawkins) - Performed by Le'Andria Johnson
- "Oh My Soul Loves Jesus" (Kurt Carr) - Performed by Lisa Knowles
- "For Every Mountain" (Kurt Carr) - Performed by Amber Bullock
- "This Day" (Edwin Hawkins) - Performed by Kierra Sheard
Read GOSPELflava's full recap of the 2013 BMI Luncheon here.
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Production: Donald Lawrence
album release date: October 2013
review by Martin Williams —
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