A Living Legend Returns Andrae Crouch Releases New CD, ‘The Journey’ in Stores May 17
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Oscar nominated, multiple GRAMMYÂ®, Stellar and GMA Dove Award winner and GMA Hall of Famer Andrae Crouch will release his 18th album, The Journey, in stores May 17, 2011. His new single, “The Promise,” is sold exclusively at Walmart.
The new single is released by Riverphlo Entertainment and distributed by Universal Music Christian Group. Riverphlo Entertainment’s founder, President and CEO Luther “Mano” Hanes signed Andrae Crouch to his new label in 2010. “It is very simple. It is the greatest honor in the world to sign Andrae Crouch to Riverphlo,” said Hanes. “I am playing music today because of him. I learned how to play piano by imitating him when I was six years old. I studied all of his records, all day long.”
The single CD package of “The Promise” includes the single, an instrumental version, an instrumental version with background vocals, “The Promise” video, a video with a personal message from Crouch and a PDF copy of the sheet music. The digital version of single is sold at Walmart.com, iTunes, Amazon and all other online retail outlets. The digital single includes the same components as the physical CD, with the exception of the sheet music.
“The Promise” is written by Crouch and Hanes, an award-winning producer, who is also the creator and executive producer for the CD project. “He has always been progressive, prolific and ahead of his time,” said Hanes. “He dominated radio during his time in the industry, but that was not the thing that made him great. What made him great was how his songs exploded and took deep root inside the church–no mater what color or denomination. His songs were made great by the churches all over the world. When I thought of this project, it was very important that we start off with a song that spoke to the state of the world today, the times we are living in and how we really need to hear from God. The body of Christ needs to be reassured of God’s promise to His people. I felt this song was the perfect song for the body of Christ in this hour.”
As a testament to Crouch’s music legacy, Riverphlo Entertainment presented “The Promise” Choir Competition, running now through June 30, 2011. “The Promise” Choir Competition is open to church and community choirs in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. All participants must be at least 18 years of age or older.
The winning choir will receive numerous prizes, including a two song recording digital deal with Riverphlo Entertainment. The label will also handle the marketing and promotion for the winning choir’s digital release. The songs will be produced by Crouch and Hanes. The winning choir will have the opportunity to appear in Andrae Crouch’s upcoming documentary film. Both Crouch and Hanes will come to the winning choir’s city/community to conduct a music workshop on songwriting, production and music ministry. The winning choir will have the option of Crouch and Hanes appearing and/or participating at the winning choir’s sponsored concert in their city/community. In addition, the winning choir will have the opportunity to participate in various local and national media opportunities with Crouch. The winning choir will also receive music and sound equipment from a leading music supplier. For further information on the competition, please visit www.riverphlo.com.
Contact: Gwendolyn Quinn GQ Media & Public Relations 718.622.4100 GwendolynQuinn@aol.com
SOURCE Riverphlo Entertainment