Houston, TX — Music World Gospel’s recording artist, Brian Courtney Wilson is enjoying unprecedented success, and his debut CD, JUST LOVE, is breaking records and making music chart history. Touted as one of gospel music’s contemporary break-through artists of 2010, the Gospel’s Music Association’s Dove Award nominee is gearing up for the October 5, relaunch of the JUST LOVE Deluxe Edition, which includes a CD/DVD package with five brand new songs – “The Word,” “Monday’s Pain,” “The Only Way,” “This Christmas,” and his new single, “Awesome God.” The relaunch CD also features all the songs from the debut recording. The DVD puts you in the studio, with exclusive footage from the JUST LOVE recording session. It also includes video footage from a worship service at Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, New Jersey, where Wilson’s ministered in song.
JUST LOVE debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Album chart and #6 on Billboard’s Top Christian Album chart. The CD has remained at #1 on Christian Music Trade Association’s (CMTA) Inspirational Album chart for over 40 weeks. Since its release in June 2009, the CD also has held steady in the Top 15 on the Billboard Top Gospel Album chart for over 65 weeks.
Music World Gospel founder and CEO, Mathew Knowles, upon first meeting Wilson and listening to his single, “Already Here,” was immediately sold on Wilson’s singular vocal style. Music World Gospel is dedicated to excellence and innovation in producing gospel and other forms of inspirational music. The label, Wilson says, has become the perfect home for his sacred art: “It’s a place where I can do more than just church music. I can do music for the world that’s rooted in the church.”
“Brian Courtney Wilson has made a deep connection with music fans. He has a powerful gifted voice with songs that are truly inspiring. Over the last year, he has become one of gospel’s most talked about artists,” said Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment. “Brian is leading the way into the future of gospel music.”
JUST LOVE’s first single release, “All I Need,” is the longest-running current single, charting for over 70 weeks on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart. In 2009, “All I Need” was named Song of the Year at the Mississippi Gospel Music Awards, which also saluted producer, Stan Jones, as Producer of the Year for his work on the project. The follow-up single, “Already Here” has been on the Billboard charts for over 60 weeks and remains in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Gospel Recurrent chart. The third and title single, “Just Love” remains in the Top 15 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Song chart.
Brian Courtney Wilson, along with label mate Trin-i-tee 5:7, will lend his talent and support to the “Most Powerful Voices Gospel Tour,” an evening of empowering music fused with healthy lifestyle messaging. The tour is part of a partnership between The American Heart Association’s Power to End Stroke campaign and Music World Gospel/Music World Entertainment. Launched to help raise awareness of stroke in the African American community, the tour will travel to seven markets – Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, TX; Little Rock, AR; and Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, beginning October 8, when it makes its first stop in Little Rock.
This event is more than just a concert. It provides an extraordinary opportunity for local gospel acts in each of the seven markets to show off their talent at a live audition featuring Trin-i-tee 5:7, who will perform, as well as serve as judges for the evening. Top acts will be selected to perform on the night of the concert, which will feature headliner Marvin Sapp.
Wilson will hit the road to promote his new project and single, “Awesome God” this fall. The radio add date is set for September 7 for gospel radio and “Already Here” will impact INSPO radio in September.