Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
Ambassadors of Chrysler’s’ “Imported from Detroit” Campaign, Selected of God Choir announces their Evolution Listening Suite during the 27th Annual Stellar Awards weekend at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavok Pike in Nashville on Friday, January 13th from 10am-9pm and Saturday, January 14th from 10am-9pm. Selected of God will give fans, gospel industry VIPs, media and celebrity peers an exclusive sneak peak at tracks from their upcoming album, Evolution (Sing 2 Praise/S2P) set to drop this spring.
Produced by Grammy-winning, super producer Asaph Ward, Evolution is a poetically written; traditional gospel and urban contemporary inspiration record.
The choir’s chilling rendition of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” will lead the CD, but other stand outs include; a powerful remake of the wildly popular Clark Sisters hit’ “Sunshine”. Full of great accents, the explosive musical arrangement offers a sultry accompaniment to amazing vocals and boasts featured lead vocals by the actual legendary composer herself; Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark-Terrell. Selected of God is the 1st choir to ever record “Sunshine”.
No stranger to the success of a well done remade hit; Selected of God didn’t take the process lightly. According to the group’s humble Founder and Director Larry Callahan, “It was definitely an honor to remake “Sunshine”, but there was a lot of weight…not only did we want to honor the original writer and lead vocalist, who blessed us with her presence on our project, but we wanted to maintain the integrity of the Clark Sisters’ work—it was a great responsibility”.
Other promising tracks include “Dwell in Me”, an upbeat, fun composition by Stephen Anderson, that showcases the choir’s signature hip church swag. “Deliver Me” is a mid-tempo tune written by Asaph Ward and national singer/songwriter Shawn McClemore with featured leads; Stephen Anderson and Nikki Ross from Houston, TX.
Eric Dawkins; platinum producer and songwriter of the widely respected Dawkins and Dawkins joins SoG on “Forsaking All Others”. The heartfelt ballad by Adrian B. King proclaims the artists’ stance to not let anyone get in the way of honoring HIM. “Be Still and Know” showcases Chrystal Rucker, a rising gospel phenomenon, the powerful gospel artist comes in on vamp and takes you to church!
Anderson’s “He’ll Do Just What He Said” promises to be a foot stomping Sunday morning experience in your car and “New Creature” interprets the scripture that states if a man be in Christ; he can start over. Written by Asaph Ward and his mother, the late Dawna Ward, the mega producer expressed; “my mother was a choir trainer and helped groom me to be the producer I am today…I know she would be elated at the work Selected of God has done with our song and this album.”
The 24 member collective takes a few unexpected turns on their Evolution; infusing other genres with traditional gospel; “Change is on the Way”, written by Asaph and Billy Powell is led by hip hop artist Aaron Parrott, while “Making A Way” is an up-tempo house/techno song with featured vocals by Chiffon McNeal and Rachel Stokes.
“What makes Evolution so special is that it is truly a collage of great gospel music that can touch individuals from every walk of life and be a blessing to the nation,” says Stephen Anderson.
As impressive as the material on the project, so is the caliber and regional variety of musicianship it features. Evolution is graced with some of the most seasoned musicians in the world including; Chris Johnson (Los Angeles), J Drew-Sheard a.k.a. JDS of acclaimed gospel lineage, Ethan Farmer (Los Angeles), Alan “Snoop” Evans (Detroit), Michael Bereal (Los Angeles), Robert Skinner (younger brother of Larry Callahan), Kevin Powell of Connecticut, North Carolina’s Timothy Mole, Josh & Aaron Mayfield of Kansas City's Mayfield Brothers and industry renowned horn arranger Phil Lassister provides a sizzling horn section to the record.
In celebration of their upcoming release, Sing 2 Praise/S2P & Trea Day Management & Publicity will host for Selected of God a special “Evolution Listening Suite” during the 2012 Stellar Awards. Details are as follows:
Who: Selected of God Choir ( @SelectedofGod )
What: Present Official “Evolution Listening Suite”
Why: To introduce new album; Evolution to Gospel Music Industry
Where: Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavok Pike, Nashville, Tennessee, 37214 [Contact Trea Day PR at firstname.lastname@example.org for Suite #]
When: Friday, January 13th from 10a- 9p and Saturday, January 14th from 10a-9p
To reserve an invitation, media and camera passes for The Selected of God “Evolution Listening Suite”, contact Celebrity Publicist/Event Coordinator, Trea Davenport of Trea Day Management and Publicity, Inc. at 678-327-8281 or email treadaypr(at)gmail(dot)com.
About Selected of God
2011 was a milestone year for the choir, their chilling gospel rendition of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”, debuted during Chrysler’s Emmy-winning, 2 minute long Super Bowl commercial, become a heavily downloaded, internet sensation. Check out official Selected of God "Lose Yourself" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg4lSGGOfzE
The emerging phenoms performed with Kurt Carr for "How Sweet The Sound 2011", sang the "National Anthem" at the Detroit Tigers’ MLB opener at Comerica Park, were featured in an ESPN commercial for the Detroit Lions' Monday Night Football premiere and most recently the Detroit Pistons openers. Selected of God represented Motown during the city’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and were featured in a major national Chrysler holiday ad campaign played countless times per week!
For more information about Selected of God visit http://www.SelectedofGod.com.