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Freda Battle Inks Deal With Central South Distribution, New CD Set For June 12 Release

Worship Leader, Songwriter and Recording Artist Freda Battle has launched her new independent label Peace-O-Mind Music and inked a national distribution deal with leading independent distributor Central South Distribution. Freda Battle & The Temple Worshippers with Friends will release their long-awaited new CD, HOW GLORIOUS AND EXCELLENT IS OUR GOD available in stores and online June 12 via this exclusive partnership. Marketing, promotion and publicity efforts will be handled by the J. Hardy Agency.

Freda Battle & the Temple Worshippers returns to the music scene with their first CD in six years. HOW GLORIOUS AND EXCELLENT IS OUR GOD, which was recorded and streamed live in Boston at Morning Star Baptist Church, where Battle serves as a worship leader proves that she still has more to offer the Gospel music community.

From the high church energy of the title cut “How Glorious & Excellent Is Our God” and the Brazilian infused tune “150 Praises” to the passionate reflection of “His Presence Is Here” and the refreshing Latin-flavored praise and worship song “Oh How I Love”, this striking 13-song collection, which features guest appearances from Dove Award-nominated and Stellar Award winning worship artist Stephen Hurd, Rodney Posey, and Bobby Perry (of Bobby Perry & R.A.I.N), is evidence not merely of a collection of great singers, but seasoned ministers.

Other notable songs include “Bless the Name of Jesus”, which is creating quite a buzz among praise and worship teams across the country featuring rising Washington, DC based singer Michael White, who also penned the song. Additionally, a live version of global worship anthem “Here Is Our Praise”, as featured on Battle’s sophomore studio CD HERE IS OUR PRAISE and GMWA: LIVE IN MILWAUKEE CD was recorded.

Vicki Mack Lataillade, who is considered one of the most powerful women in Gospel music and has broken artists such as Kirk Franklin, Kurt Carr and Trin-i-tee 5:7 says, “I have loved Freda Battle since forever! She is the real deal! If you see Freda Battle in her full anointing, you will never be the same!

Freda Battle & the Temple Worshippers are gearing up for promotional stops in support of their forthcoming release throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions beginning in Philadelphia Memorial Day weekend. To book Freda Battle & The Temple Worshippers at your church, event, or conference and for radio servicing and media interviews contact J. Hardy Agency at 615-596-2203.

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  1. How Glorious & Excellent Is Our God featuring Rodney Posey
  2. 150 Praises
  3. House of the Righteous featuring Bobby Perry
  4. Bless the Name of Jesus featuring Michael White
  5. We Enter Your Gates
  6. Great & Marvelous God
  7. Praise and Worship Break featuring Stephen Hurd
  8. Oh How I Love
  9. Oh How I Love (reprise)/ I Have To
  10. I Need Your Presence
  11. His Presence Is Here
  12. Here Is Our Praise featuring Rodney Posey (Live Version)
  13. I Win (Bonus Track)


Battle, who began recording albums independently in the late 1980s founded The Temple Worshippers – a city wide choral aggregation in 1997. Freda Battle & the Temple Worshippers introduced themselves to the world with their 1998 FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE FOR ME independent project, which garnered them national notoriety. Most recently Battle’s hit song“For All You’ve Done” was featured on “Beverly’s Full House” on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network- #1 original series in its time period for AA W25-54 among 97 ad-supported cable networks

Freda Battle & Temple Worshippers first national CD release was 2002’sSERIOUS PRAISE (Axiom Records) that featured the Caribbean-styled radio smash,“Serious Praise” and “No One Deserves”SERIOUS PRAISE was also recognized by the Gospel Music Workshop of America with an Excellence Award Nomination for Contemporary Group of the Year. Battle and her choir amassed world-wide recognition in 2006 with their sophomore national release HERE IS OUR PRAISE (Axiom Records), which was produced by Grammy, Dove, and Stellar award winning worship artist Israel Houghton. According to, “Here Is Our Praise was one of the strongest albums of the year”.

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