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Lowell Pye garners #1 Billboard Gospel Single, ‘Patiently Praising’

This is the first-ever of Pye’s 30+ year career.

DarkChild Gospel celebrates the milestone of celebrated Stellar Award-winning vocalist Lowell Pye earning his first #1 Billboard Gospel National Airplay single, “Patiently Praising.” The autobiographical anthem by Fred Jerkins featuring Lowell Pye, “Patiently Praising,” marks the year 2021’s first #1 Billboard Gospel National Airplay single and the first-ever of Pye’s 30+ year career. The single reached #1 on Billboard Gospel’s Indicator Chart on March 28, 2020. “Patiently Praising” is lifted from chart-topping album, A Project of Healing, by GRAMMY® Winner Fred Jerkins.

Lowell Pye scores #1

Lowell Pye

Detroit native, Lowell Pye’s signature tenor vocals were first heard as a member of John P. Kee’s V.I.P. Choir. In 1991, Pye was featured as the lead in Kee’s “Jesus Is Real. In 1996, he joined Stellar Award-winning group, Men of Standard, the group is best known for hit singles, “In Your Will,” “Winter,” I Will” and “Surrounded.”

Written by Alvin Garret and produced by Fred Jerkins, “Patiently Praising” marks the second #1 single lifted from Fred Jerkins’ cancer awareness project, A Project of Healing. The project’s first #1 single, “Victory” was led by Bermuda based duo Last Call (Adrian Jones and Tricay Astwood). A Project of Healing, encompasses fourteen songs of faith, hope and victory to help those who have been impacted by the disease Cancer. Additionally, the project features songs for those dealing with the loss of a loved one to Cancer and is available now on all major streaming and digital music outlets.

Fred Jerkins

“Lowell Pye’s 30 year+ career has inspired many of today’s leading gospel music acts. It’s an honor to share his gift with the world and to have been instrumental in helping him achieve his first-ever #1 single,” shares DarkChild Gospel founder, Fred “Uncle Freddie” Jerkins.

For more information on Lowell Pye follow him on social media using the handle @Lowell_Pye on IG and on Facebook at Lowell Pye. For more information on DarkChild Gospel visit FredJerkins.com; and follow them on social media using the handle @DarkChildGospel. For Fred Jerkins, follow @FredJerkins on Instagram and Twitter and follow-on Facebook by ‘liking’ pages for Fred Jerkins and DarkChild Gospel.

 

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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