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MARVIN SAPP HAS NEW RADIO SINGLE, CELEBRATES SIXTH NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATION

Marvin Sapp has a new radio single, and it is a song that he just debuted on TV ONE’S Urban One Honors.

Written by Sapp along with Jarmone Davis, Christopher Leach, and Aaron Lindsey, “You Kept Me” is the follow-up to “All in Your Hands,” which reached #1 at Gospel radio and earned a nomination for the 54th NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song category.

“You Kept Me” shines as a gorgeous ballad, offering a thank-you to God for keeping us through the highs and lows of life. “One of the emotions in this season of emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic is thankfulness and gratitude to God simply for keeping us in tact – health wise, emotionally, financially, all of it. Many people did not come out on the other side of this, we did because God kept us. You Kept Me reflects our gratitude for that,” says Sapp.

“When I first heard ‘You Kept Me,’ I knew Marvin Sapp’s iconic voice would be perfect for the song. As the producer, co-writer and musician on the song, I knew that our charge was to help explain the faithfulness of God and allow listeners to feel encouraged and blessed by the message of the lyrics,” says Lindsey. “I hope that people feel this message, even within the song’s craftsmanship. Every detail that we added – every inversion, every inflection, every arrangement, every choice – was to communicate that no matter where you are in your life, God is right there with you and will never leave you nor forsake you.”

“You Kept Me” is the second single from Sapp’s 14th album, Substance (Elev8/ThirtyTigers), which is available now everywhere digital music is sold.

About Thirty Tigers: Thirty Tigers is a Nashville based music label services company, founded in 2001 by Grammy Award-winning producer David Macias and Deb Markland. Thirty Tigers is distributed exclusively by The Orchard. Having just celebrated their 20th anniversary, Thirty Tigers has offices in Nashville, Los Angeles, New York, London, Atlanta and Raleigh, NC.

About Elev8 Entertainment & Marvin Sapp: Elev8 Entertainment is a multimedia entertainment company founded in 2020 by multiple award-winning recording artist Marvin Sapp. The company specializes in elevating entertainment content through timeless music, film and television projects in partnership with the best and brightest in arts, entertainment and business. In addition to being a gifted preacher, Marvin Sapp is an author, radio show host and internationally renowned singer who has enjoyed a decorated 30-year music career, receiving 24 Stellar Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 BET Awards, 3 Dove Awards and 8 BMI Songwriter’s Awards for sales along with many other accolades and honors from national, regional and local institutions. He is a multiple Grammy and Billboard Award nominee. Sapp was named one of Billboard’s 2019 Top 10 Gospel Artists and his greatest hits album, The Very Best of Marvin Sapp, was one of Billboard’s Top 10 Gospel Albums of 2019. After literally a lifetime in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sapp moved to the Dallas Metroplex and became Senior Pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas in 2019.

 

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