Legendary vocal powerhouse Beverly Crawford picked up a Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year Award for her #1 album “Thank You For All You’ve Done” at the 30th Anniversary Stellar Gospel Music Awards held this past weekend at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Although, Crawford has other Stellar Awards on her resume, this is the first with the EchoPark JDI recording label. “It’s always such an honor to be recognized for the work you do,” says Crawford. “And they let me sing the title cut of my new album on the show too so I’m feeling very happy and blessed right now.” The Stellar Gospel Music Awards program airs this Sunday, April 5, 2015 @ 8:00 PM on the TV One cable television network.
Dr. Bobby Jones, another EchoPark JDI recording artist, was honored at The Stellar Awards for his illustrious career as a gospel recording artist, a foreign ambassador and as the host of the longest running program in cable television, BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel.” His current project “Rejoice with Me” features cameos by Faith Evans, Ann Nesby, Howard Hewett and Tommye Young West who is featured on the current Top 30 single “Right Now Praise.”
The youngest member of the EchoPark JDI family, Bryan Andrew Wilson, is currently rising on the gospel chart with his upbeat new Top 40 radio single “Faithful God,” the follow-up to last year’s Top 15 hit “Turning Away” which has spent 40 weeks on the Top 100 Gospel Digital Downloads chart. The digital versions of Wilson’s “The One Percent” and Dr. Jones’ “Rejoice with Me” albums are on sale for only $5.99 at the iTunes Store through Sunday.
The burgeoning EchoPark JDI label is also enjoying success with gospel matriarch Dorothy Norwood’s latest album “An Incredible Journey” that features moving collaborations with Vashawn Mitchell, Melvin Williams, LeJeune Thompson and Dorinda Clark Cole. Ms. Norwood’s current soul-stirring Top 20 smash “Oh Jesus” is fast becoming the 79-year young gospel legend’s new signature song and a fan favorite.