New Music with a Timeless Message
Christian Newswire/ — A familiar face in the Gospel music industry has once again crafted another amazing single sure to minister to the heart of man. Phillip Carter (photo), President and CEO of Sounds of Victory Ministries (SOV) and co-founder of the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference, releases his rendition of “A Friend Unfailing,” a 1996 Dove-nominated single recorded by the late Elder Q. Ricardo “Ricky” McCrimmon. Doing what he does best as an accomplished recording artist, musician, and producer, Carter takes the song’s simplistic, yet meaningful lyrics, marries them with amazing musical and vocal arrangements, and tops them off with flawless production to yield another hit that will keep the church choir sound ever resonating in Gospel music.
“Elder McCrimmon did a phenomenal job when he originally recorded this song,” says Carter. “Nearly two decade after its first introduction to the world, I am honored to share this song with a new generation of Gospel music listeners and bring its profound message back to the memory of those who were blessed by it at its original release. To able to share the story of our Savior’s goodness and faithfulness toward us and remind people of the hope, restoration, and love that can be found only through Jesus Christ is truly amazing. I am humbled, and I take not this opportunity for granted.”
Much like the music we have come to know and love from Phillip Carter and SOV, this single delivers a classic choir sound that is easily teachable to beginner and advanced choirs alike. Similar to his renowned single “I Love the Lord” from the 2009 project entitled “Songs from the Storm,” this new release, “A Friend Unfailing,” encourages listeners of the abilities of our God and the importance of the application of praise for the great things He has done. It is a song linking an encouraging message and easy music with which choirs and congregations both can connect. This is another great release fit for Sunday morning.
The multi-talented Carter, along with his ensemble, Sounds of Victory, received a 2010 Stellar Award for “Fan Favorite Choir of the Year,” and a total of six Stellar nominations. Carter also produced the 2010 Stellar Award Winner for Children’s Performance of the Year, “Amazing” by Dr. Emory Andrews and the Oxon Hill High School Gospel Choir and is an esteemed workshop facilitator and choir director. The single has been serviced to radio and is available for purchase now on CD Baby. Sheet music will be available beginning January 31, 2014. An independent artist in a class of trailblazing independent artists, Phillip Carter and SOV are leaving permanent imprints on this ever-changing genre of music.
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