Motown Gospel Celebrates 20 Years With Special Release

Motown Gospel, label home to Grammy Award winners Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Tye Tribbett, has announced the release of a special compilation project marking the label’s twenty years of iconic and genre-defining music.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Motown Gospel, this album journeys through the birth of EMI Gospel as a seedling artist development label to its rise and transition into Motown Gospel, one of the most successful music labels.

The project, titled Motown Gospel: 20 Years | 20 Hits, features some of the biggest hits from the label’s two decade history with songs from award-winning artists Tye Tribbett, VaShawn Mitchell, Charles Jenkins, Micah Stampley, Lamar Campbell, Forever Jones and more. Among the classic gems included are “I Need You Now” from Smokie Norful; “Never Seen The Righteous” from Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers;  “You Don’t Know”, the debut single from Kierra Sheard, and so much more.

Digging deep into the vault, Motown Gospel: 20 Years | 20 Hits relives the best and brightest in gospel music with songs like “Blessed and Highly Favored,” (The Clark Sisters), “Set Me Free,” (Myron Butler & Levi) “Worth Fighting For,” (Brian Courtney Wilson) and the career-defining “Break Every Chain” from Tasha Cobbs Leonard.

“As I compiled this collection, I was reminded of our label’s unique history of bringing together iconic songs with breakthrough artists,” says Monica Coates, Motown Gospel’s Co-Executive Director and VP of A&R/Creative. “We are excited to share these musical memories with gospel lovers everywhere.”

Motown Gospel: 20 Years | 20 Hits delivers the songs that has defined generations compiled in one place. The project offers two bonus tracks from the label’s newest stars, Gene Moore (“Recover”) and “Wherever I Go,” from celebrity vocalist Lexi.

Fans can also play Motown Gospel’s interactive quiz to test their Gospel music knowledge. Challenge friends to game of name that tune, and see if you or they can guess all 20 titles. Play the interactive game here.

Motown Gospel: 20 Years | 20 Hits is available now at all digital outlets and wherever music is sold.

Various Artists: Motown Gospel: 20 Years | 20 Hits
Purchase Here: | iTunes | amazon | Apple Music |

1. Darwin Hobbs “Everyday”
2. Tri-City Singers “Never Seen The Righteous
3. The Clark Sisters “Blessed and Highly Favored”
4. Lamar Campbell “More Than Anything”
5. Micah Stampley “Take My Life”
6. Smokie Norful “I Need You Now”
7. Kierra Sheard “This Is Me”
8. Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Put A Praise On It”
9. Myron Butler & Levi “Set Me Free”
10. Kierra Sheard “You Don’t Know”
11. Darwin Hobbs “Glorify Him”
12. Forever Jones “He Wants It All”
13. Smokie Norful “God Is Able”
14. Brian Courtney Wilson “Worth Fighting For”
15. VaShawn Mitchell “Nobody Greater”
16. Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago “Awesome”
17. Tye Tribbett “He Turned It”
18. Tri-City Singers “Encourage Yourself”
19. Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Break Every Chain”
20. Gene Moore “Recover”
Bonus Track: Lexi “Wherever I Go”

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