BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) in conjunction with eOne Music (Entertainment One Music) are prepping the release of BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live 2013, a compilation album of live performances from Pastor Shirley Caesar, Le'Andria Johnson, Donald Lawrence & Company, Yolanda Adams, Kierra Sheard, CeCe Winans, Le'Andria Johnson and many more. Recorded on January 18, 2013 at the 14th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville, the disc will be available everywhere on October 22, but can be pre-ordered now on Amazon and iTunes.
This release marks the first time a performing rights organization such as BMI has released an album for retail and worldwide distribution. Executive producer of the album and BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations, Catherine Brewton, said in a statement, "Releasing a live recording of the performances from the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon allows a wider audience to experience our salute to the legends of gospel music. This project pairs some of the brightest stars in gospel music with iconic songs written and performed by trailblazers of the genre."
Movers and shakers who attended the event trump it as being one to remember. "From the pairings of award-winning icons Pastor Shirley Caesar and Bishop Paul Morton, to the sounds of Donald Lawrence & Company, this one-of-a-kind album is filled with legendary performances and the distinctive voices that they are known for, which continue to inspire and command gospel today," said eOne Music Vice President of Marketing & New Business Development, Phil Thornton. “It was an incredible concert filled with many uplifting moments, and I cannot wait for the public to be able to listen in on this unique musical experience!" said songwriter Donald Lawrence.
Check out The BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live 2013 album's track listing below:
1. "In The Sanctuary" — Donald Lawrence & Company
2. "I Need Your Spirit (Fall Fresh On Me)" — Jason Nelson and Jonathan Nelson
3. "Holy One" — Anaysha Figueroa featuring CeCe Winans
4. "He Brought Me" — Yolanda Adams featuring CeCe Winans
5. "I Almost Let Go" — Sheri Jones-Moffett
6. "Oh Happy Day" — Pastor Shirley Caesar & Bishop Paul Morton
7. "Changed" — Le'Andria Johnson
8. "Oh My Soul Loves Jesus" — Lisa Knowles
9. "For Every Mountain" — Amber Bullock
10. "This Day" — Kierra Sheard