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Darnell Moore Releases ‘Hosanna’ EP

EP Features Earnest Pugh and James Murphy

Rising singer and songwriter Darnell Moore is making his imprint on Gospel music. He is a young astute musician who has an easy-going spirit and worships with an authentic heart. Over the years, Darnell has toured internationally in a supporting role to other artists as a musician, music director, or vocal director. He recently returned from his first solo international tour of Italy in December to pre-promote his HOSANNA EP. HOSANNA is now available on all digital music and streaming outlets and marks the singer’s first album/EP release.
Darnell Moore new EP Hosanna

“This is a new step for my music career,” Darnell shares. “This is the first time I have placed a body of work on digital platforms for distribution. Also, this EP is being released on my 35th birthday. Even though birthdays are a time to receive love and appreciation, I decided to share with the world, music from my heart, hoping that the messages of praise and hope will help at least one person.”

The first single from Moore’s new EP is the title track “Hosanna”. Watch a live performance of “Hosanna”

“Like the word Hallelujah, Hosanna is a common word we use in music and church. The difference is Hallelujah is a shout of praise, whereas, Hosanna is a cry of praise,” Darnell explains. “Over the past two years, crying has become a part of my new normal, mainly because of the birth of my first son, who is now a part of the ‘terrific two-year-old crew’. I have learned that shouting happens through excitement, but a cry comes from pain or pressure. In spite of some of the unpleasantries of life’s lessons, I decided to stay committed to my assignment as a worshiper and to write songs of praise during seasons of pain.”

HOSANNA is a 5-song EP produced by Moore, Chris Leach, FIO, Darryl Woodson, and Carlton Hicks. Gospel’s leading man Earnest Pugh is featured on the worship ballad “Thank You” which is produced by Leach. Moore crafted a super-groove track called “Everything To Me” with producer Woodson. HOSANNA also features vocalist James Murphy on “Hallelujah” produced by Hicks.

HOSANNA Track List:
1. All Praise My Praise
2. Hosanna
3. Hallelujah featuring James Murphy
4. Thank You featuring Earnest Pugh
5. Everything To Me

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at Examiner.com  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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