Congrats to Bishop Hezekiah Walker! Today his song “Every Praise” was given much praise as the #1 song in the country! In addition, his album, Azusa The Next Generation is also #1 on Billboard’s Gospel sales chart!
“Every Praise” was produced by Donald Lawrence! My two brothers in music and ministry have done it again with a new Gospel music anthem! Congrats to them both as they continue to allow God to move through them in a mighty way!
See the press release below:
HEZEKIAH WALKER’S “EVERY PRAISE”
IS THE #1 GOSPEL SONG IN THE COUNTRY!
AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION #1 ON BILLBOARD SALES CHARTS
New York, NY – July 29, 2013 – Hezekiah Walker’s “Every Praise” is quickly becoming an anthem in Gospel music. Today the song has landed in the #1 spot on the R&R Gospel chart and, after debuting #1 seven weeks ago, his album – AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION – is also #1 on Billboard’s Gospel sales chart.
“The airwaves are saturated with powerful music right now, and it feels great that ‘Every Praise’ has cut through to the top of the charts,” says B. Jeffrey Grant Clark, Vice President of Radio Promotions for RCA Inspiration. “’Every Praise’ is another Hezekiah Walker song that will be sung throughout the ages – it continues his outstanding legacy of creating timeless church music.”
Donald Lawrence, who produced “Every Praise,” says the song “sonically and stylistically ushers in and validates a potential new genre – ‘Christian Soul.’ “It was an honor to once again produce great music with Hezekiah Walker and tread new water by developing a new sound for choirs and choir music,” says Lawrence.
Hezekiah Walker says that, “Every Praise” is a universally relatable song. “Whether they go to church or not, people have a praise in them that is reserved for God,” says Walker. “This song connects with a feeling of thanksgiving and honor that everyone has at some point.”
“The driving force for me is keeping choir music relevant,” says Walker. “Back in the day when I came along there were a lot of choirs, but you could tell the difference between a Ricky Dillard, a Donald Lawrence, a John P. Kee and a Hezekiah Walker because we all had our certain sound. That’s what kept us in the game, and I’m constantly keeping a focus on delivering a unique sound,” he says.
Source: B. Jeffrey Grant-Clark, Vice President of Promotions/Artist Relations, RCA Inspiration