Tolbert’s Signature Vocals Heard on Billboard Gospel National Airplay Current Top Ten Hit “Miracle Worker” by JJ Hairston
(NASHVILLE, TN) – October 2, 2019 – Founder of JamesTown Music – GRAMMY nominated, Billboard Music Award Winner, and seven-time Stellar Award winner JJ Hairston celebrates the success of its newest signee Rich Tolbert Jr.’s single, “Never Be Defeated,” debuting number one on Billboard Gospel’s Digital Song Chart. The song makes an impressive debut at number one following a string of viral social media posts and highly attended tour dates. JJ Hairston’s JamesTown Music, is distributed exclusively by Entertainment One.
Richard Tolbert Jr., affectionately known as “Rich,” is an extraordinary worship leader, songwriter and psalmist with an undying passion to reach the heart of God through music. A native of the Bronx, New York, Tolbert’s musical journey began at the early age of 10, where he began leading in music ministry within his local church. Tolbert is currently serving as an Executive Pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle of Brooklyn, NY, under the senior leadership of Bishop Hezekiah Walker, where he also leads praise & worship every Sunday.
“Rich is an incredible worship leader that is important the genre of gospel music. It is my honor to help present him to the world through my imprint JamesTown Music in partnership with Entertainment One,” says JJ Hairston, founder of JamesTown Music.
Entertainment One’s Omega George says, “For the past three years or more I have been studying the sound, brand, and artistry of Rich Tolbert Jr. I’m excited about his present and future. He represents who the progressive sound and pace of the Gospel music genre.”
Tolbert’s “Never Be Defeated” is available for purchase at all major digital retailers. For more information on Rich Tolbert Jr. follow him on social media using the handle @richtolbertjr. For more information on Entertainment One visit entertainmentone.com.
JOHN P. KEE DEBUTS AT #1 WITH NEW ALBUM I MADE IT OUT
AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW
Album Boasts Incredible Features by Zacardi Cortez, Chrystal Rucker,Isaiah Templeton, Micah Stampley, PJ Morton and More
(NASHVILLE, TN) – September 24, 2019 – Entertainment One celebrates the release of GRAMMY-nominated gospel music pioneer and living legend John P. Kee’s latest full-length release, I Made It Out. Kee’s new album I Made It Out debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart and #1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Albums Chart. Winning many accolades including a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous Stellar Awards, Kee’s songwriting and vocals have been hailed by critics throughout his career – often by mainstream artists across various genres of music. He is currently enjoying the success of his current single and album title track, “I Made It Out (feat. Zacardi Cortez),” sitting in Billboard Gospel Airplay’s top-ten chart.
I Made It Out features Kee’s signature vocals on standout tracks, including “He Careth For You,” an encouraging song for those dealing with depression, “One God” featuring powerhouse vocalist Chrystal Rucker, and the sure-to-be fan favorite “One Yes Away” with Isaiah Templeton and Samoht. The album also features a remake of Kee’s catalog hidden gem “Colorblind” with lead vocals by PJ Morton.
After forming a community choir in Charlotte known as the New Life Community Choir (“NLCC”) in the ‘80s, Kee founded the Victory in Praise Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir (“V.I.P”) in 1990. Known as “The Prince of Gospel Music,” and having been active for more than 20 years in the music field, Kee is primarily known both for his signature, soulful, husky voice and for mixing traditional gospel with modern contemporary gospel. Over the years, Kee’s music ministry has birthed his best-known songs, including “Jesus is Real,” “Standing In the Need,” “Stand” and 2012’s crossover smash hit “Life & Favor.” In 2005, Kee was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Currently, the Charlotte, NC native serves as the Senior Pastor of New Life Fellowship Center. Kee’s latest effort I Made It is available in stores and online now. For more information on John P. Kee visit EntertainmentOne.com and follow John P. Kee on social media using the handle @KeetWit.
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