Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Canton Spirituals Return To Malaco

(Jackson, MS) –  The Canton Spirituals mark their return to the Malaco Music Group family with the release of the new full length album Keep Knocking. (Available In Stores & Online December 3, 2013)

The debut single & title track, “Keep Knocking” continues The Canton Spirituals signature sound with its foot stomping, bass thumping, knee slapping, down home infectious groove. First listen, and your body begins to involuntary juke.

The Canton Spirituals has an unique sound like no other in the history of Quartet Gospel music. With their smooth but powerful harmonies, this quartet pioneered an urban sound that mixed R&B style with Traditional Gospel, Imported From Mississippi. Founded in the mid 1940’s by Harvey Watkins, Sr, this quartet, now led by Harvey Watkins, Jr is still considered the undisputed Kings of Quartet Gospel music today. Their recording career is highly decorated with two Grammy Nominations, nine Stellar Awards Nominations, four Dove Nominations, Soul Train Awards Nominations and Gold Records.

Produced by award winning songwriter / producer Stan Jones, writer of “He Has His Hands On You” for eight time Grammy nominee Marvin Sapp, writer and producer of Brian Courtney Wilson’s “All I Need”  that spent 92 weeks on the Billboard Hot Gospel Song charts breaking the all-time record for the longest running current single ever in the history of the Billboard Gospel charts, and who was also the producer of The Canton Spirituals successful previous release on RCA Inspiration (formerly Verity), Driven, Keep Knocking promises to be their most successful release to date.
100's of Gospel & Urban radio stations that program Gospel around the country has already begun to spin the single, "Keep Knocking" and has received over 6,000 views in 1st week on YouTube. (

Here are the early BDS / Mediabase station believers:

KMVP - Phoenix
WEUP - Huntsville
WENO - Nashville
WJNI - Charleston
WZAZ - Jacksonville
WGH - Norfolk
WXVI - Montgomery
WOAD - Jackson
KPZK - Little Rock
WEAM - Columbus
KOKA - Shreveport
WNOO - Chattanooga
WTHB - Augusta
WGRI - Cincinnati
WFMV - Columbia
WAAW - Augusta
WFMI - Norfolk
WDJL - Huntsville
WHLH - Jackson
WCAO - Baltimore
WGRB - Chicago

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kevin Vasser Debuts In Top 5 On Billboard Charts "Only You Can Deliver" Single Makes Reentry Into Top 30!!!

(Jackson, MS) – Malaco Music Group is proud to announce that the full length album release of Kevin Vasser’s “Only You Can Deliver” debuts in the Top 5 on the Billboard Gospel Album Chart this week.

The title track, “Only You Can Deliver” featuring DeWayne Woods makes its reentry into the  Mediabase top 30, leaping 19 spaces and continues to make an impact within the Gospel community and churches around the country. From the very moment you hear Kevin’s anointed voice singing “Only You Can Deliver,” you know that this is a special song. Its powerful message will encourage and touch the hearts of millions going into this upcoming holiday season.

Kevin Vasser serves as the Director of Worship and Arts at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and is the featured lead vocalist on “Days Of Elijah” on the Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship, “Best Of Both Worlds” CD which will also be available on the “Only You Can Deliver” CD as well.

Kevin started his singing career with the singing group Youth Edition, which was comprised of his eldest brother and two cousins. Youth Edition’s introduction to the music industry was catapulted by the hit song “Anything Is Possible” written and produced by the amazing song writer/producer Percy Bady. The group won the Urban Powerhouse radio station WGCI competition singing gospel music going up against R&B and hip hop acts. During that time Elroy Smith, was the Operations Manager of WGCI FM/AM-Chicago, now Operations Manager of WRNB/WPPZ Philadelphia and Inspiration Format Director for Radio One, and was a major reason the song had the success that it did. From there Kevin was lead to start a solo career.

Kevin Vasser’s addition to the Malaco Music recording family enhances the rich tradition of the labels’ historic stable of artists. He should have a long and successful recording career with Malaco.

Produced by Kevin Vasser and his Music Director Phil Feaster, (Fred Hammond production team), “Only You Can Deliver” has all the ingredients to be a career defining hit as well as provide  the music to encourage the nations.

That sentiment seems to be shared around the industry with Gospel’s most coveted artists and industry professionals:

“Kevin Vasser has proved with his new single, Only You Can Deliver featuring DeWayne Woods, that he is one of the most promising songwriters/artists to hit the gospel scene. This song is sure to impact lives!”

Donald Lawrence

“Kevin Vasser's "Only You Can Deliver" is such a timely song. This heartfelt cry reminds us that only HE can deliver.”

 Bishop Hezekiah Walker

“Kevin Vasser’s “Only You Can Deliver” is a smoker”

Tracey Artis
I Hear Music In The Air


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