Mark your calendars! Donald Lawrence will kick off his star-studded live recording from his home base in Chicago on Tuesday, June 18. This is will be the first part in his much-anticipated two-volume 20th Year Anniversary album, Donald Lawrence 20 Year Celebration Volumes I & II.
Celebrating 20 years for the musical trailblazer since releasing his first album with the Tri-City Singers, a host of diverse performers will join Lawrence for this milestone live album recording of Volume I, including CCM star Natalie Grant, the legendary Karen Clark-Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Coko (of SWV), DTP Records’ soul singer Rudy Currence, Faith Evans, Lalah Hathaway, Kelly Price, Ted & Sheri, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Lawrence’s backing ensemble The Co., and dancing to Lawrence’s tune “Beautiful Feet” superstar director/choreographer/dancer Laurieann Gibson.
Taking place at Lawrence’s longtime Chicago-area home church – Dr. Bill Winston’s Living Word Christian Center – the prolific artist and his special guests will fill the stage with an inspiring evening of fresh, rousing performances on beloved hits such as “Say A Prayer for Me,” “Mighty God” and more, in this free live recording.
Marking the first collaboration between Lawrence’s production company Quiet Water Entertainment and eOne Music in their partnership, the long-awaited 20-year celebration album will mix new music and fan favorites, with Lawrence’s live recording for Volume II to take place back in Charlotte, NC with the Tri-City Singers and other guests at a later date.
Says Lawrence, “Join me in Chicago for what will be an unforgettable evening of special performances with my friends; I am excited they can join me here on stage and we have an incredible celebration in store. The past 20 years have been filled with so many blessings that would not have been possible without God and your amazing support, and I look forward to celebrating in this live recording with you and sharing many more experiences in the years to come.”
An in-demand artist, composer and producer whose talents cross genres from Gospel to R&B, jazz and more, Donald Lawrence’s music ministry continues to inspire and lead the way with fans around the world and his peers in the music industry.
A multiple Stellar Award-winner, Lawrence’s impact in music since the 1993 release of A Songwriter’s Point of View with the Tri-City Singers includes numerous hits including the #1 singles “The Blessing of Abraham,” “Back II Eden,” and countless arrangements and production work.
Donald Lawrence 20 Year Celebration, Volume I Live Recording: Chicago
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 – 7 PM CST
Living Word Christian Center
7600 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park, IL 60130