Gospel veteran Bryan Wilson is back in the music mix. For the last year, he’s been visible as one of the featured artists on Time Life Music’s $2 million TV commercial campaign for the best-selling CD, “Shoutin’ Down The Aisles,” that features Wilson’s tune, “If You’re Talking About Jesus.” Now, Wilson has a fresh urban-flavored track, “Everybody Clap Your Hands,” gaining radio airplay.
Written by Wilson with Kris “Doc” Sizzle (who’s collaborated with John P. Kee), the upbeat tune is on the Nielsen BDS Top 100 Gospel survey. The song is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Napster, and Shockhound as a digital download but will be featured on the CD, A Second Coming (Expanded Deluxe Edition), in 2010. The album will feature music from his 2008 CD of the same name alongside six new urban contemporary tracks.
Later in the year, the singer best known for his melismatic rendition of “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” with the Mississippi Children’s Choir in 1994 when he was twelve years old, will release a totally different CD in concept and style. That project, Bapolstogic 101, will help support Wilson’s non-profit evangelistic and educational ministry that aims to teach his reverential fusion of Baptist, Apostolic, and COGIC liturgies to a new generation of music lovers. He’s started the process with his weekly, half-hour radio program, “The Bapolstogic Radio Show,” that airs on WBCP 1580 AM in Champaign, IL on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. CST.
“My grandmother was a seventh day holiness keeper,” Wilson recalls. “On Sunday, we went to the Baptist church in the morning and then the COGIC church at night, so I had all of those experiences. We’ve gotten away from a lot of that type of music and I want to bring it back but in a way that is up to date and relevant. That’s what I’m working on.” Visit www.bryanwilson.com for the latest happenings in Bryan Wilson’s career.