A Gospel King and Hip Hop Royalty have merged their kingdoms on the uplifting new urban inspirational track, “Rejoice with Me.” The infectious song features NSC (Dr. Bobby Jones’ Nashville Super Choir) providing the celebratory backdrop to Faith Evans’ honey-soul vocalizing and Dr. Bobby Jones signature introduction.
Written by Earnest Harkins and produced by Michael Bereal (Earnest Pugh, Beverly Crawford) and Professor James Roberson the single is a rousing call to praise and worship that just entered the Billboard Top 25 Hot Gospel Songs chart.
The digital single goes on sale exclusively on iTunes on December 17th. Fans are in for another big treat when club remixes of the song are released in January.
“I am so excited about the release of ‘Rejoice with Me’ and proud to be a part of Dr. Jones’ project,” says Evans who currently stars in TV One’s popular “R&B Divas” reality show. “Having watched his show for years to see my favorite gospel artists, as well as his singers & band, I never imagined I’d one day be among them.” For his part, Jones says of Evans, “I’m so honored that she’d lend her voice to this project and she did a phenomenal job.”
The radio single anchors Dr. Jones’ first CD in seven years, “Rejoice With Me,” scheduled to hit stores March 25, 2014 on EchoPark JDI Entertainment (Caroline Distribution)
This soul-stirring, ten track-set is comprised of all original music and also features backing vocals and solos by members of the NSC (Nashville Super Choir) that regularly performs on Jones’ TV show. In addition to the track featuring Faith Evans, other stars making cameo appearances include Ann Nesby and Howard Hewett.
The project is arguably the best album of Jones’ career and Roberson was the one who initiated the production. “ I didn’t care to do another project and I had not been successful with all the other projects and I didn’t want to go through that again,” Jones says. “James said this would be something for my legacy and that’s what spurred me to agree to it.”
For the last 33 years, Dr. Bobby Jones has spent his Sunday mornings rejoicing with millions of gospel lovers around the globe who tune in to his weekly Black Entertainment Television (BET) program, “Bobby Jones Gospel.” It’s the longest running program in cable TV history. He’s also released a dozen or so album releases and hosted syndicated radio programs like his weekly “Bobby Jones Countdown.”
Jones formed the New Life Singers in 1975. He later expanded the group’s membership and changed its name to NSC (Nashville Super Choir). Since the latter 1990s, Faith Evans has delivered solid Top 10 urban radio hits with “Soon As I Get Home,” “Love Like This,” “All Night Long,” “I Love You,” “Again” and “Never Let You Go.” In 2012, Evans released a huge CD entitled “R&B Divas” that featured her Adult Urban AC radio hit “Tears of Joy.”