Veteran praise and worship recording artist, Bishop Leonard Scott, has scored the highest chart debut of his four decades-long career in music with his 14th album, Jesus Love Legacy(Tyscot Records). The uplifting collection of songs comes in at No. 8 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums sales chart with a bullet. It eclipses Bishop Scott’s personal best chart peak of No. 18 for 2008’s Be Lifted album.
The twelve-track collection of songs is one of Scott’s most cohesive and intentional efforts. He collaborated closely with producer, Phillip Feaster (Synergy Music Group), and singer/songwriter, TIFF JOY. The trio co-wrote seven of the set’s twelve tracks, including the upbeat radio single, “Working in My Favor,” which features gospel legend Fred Hammond, R&B treasure, Shirley Murdock, as well as, Jeral V. Gray & New Direction. View lyric video:
Rance Allen and Kevin Vasser join Scott on the old school funk number, “Power in the Name.” TIFF JOY chimes in on the rousing praise and worship tune, “Here I Am.” There’s a simple and beautiful hymn medley of “I Surrender All” and “Draw Me Nearer.” Scott’s stellar performances on the Christian Pop track “Holy Spirit” and” Trust and Obey” are particularly spirited.
Awareness for Jesus Love Legacy was boosted by a mid-Atlantic promotional tour that took Bishop Scott through the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware and Philadelphia before finishing in New York City where he visited with American Urban Radio Network’s syndicated AURN Inspirational on-air personalities, Liz Black (Inspirations with Liz Black), and Niecy T. (The Hezekiah Walker Show).
“I am nothing without Christ,” says Bishop Scott in appraising his stature as the founder of a pioneering gospel music label, Tyscot. “Absolutely nothing. They say I have this legacy, but it is because Jesus has given me His legacy of love, and without that I could do or be nothing of eternal significance. Jesus is the real legend and the source of every legacy of any significance.”