Integrity Music has signed Covenant Award winning songwriter and worship leader Greg Sykes and will release Sykes’ debut EP, Reverse, and a radio single of the title track on March 10. A pre-order for the EP begins February 24 with the title track immediately available upon purchase.
The stars were out in the nation’s capitol Sunday evening to pay tribute to a group of well deserving legends that represents decades of extraordinary entertainment. Award-winning singer Cece Winans was part of the all-star tribute to the trailblazing actress Cicely Tyson at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, and ended the segment with a powerful and touching version of “Blessed Assurance” that received a standing ovation. Also joining Winans in the segment was Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Terence Blanchard, Tyler Perry and The Cicely Tyson High School Performing Arts Choir. Serving as Music Director for the evening was the multi-talented Rickey Minor and his amazing band.
The incomparable Fanny Crosby’s gift to the Church shines anew in Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns Of Fanny Crosby releasing globally Oct. 9 from Integrity Music. The project features unfinished and never-before-published Crosby hymns respectfully crafted with help from Paul Baloche, Michael Farren, All Sons & Daughters, Jon Egan (New Life, Desperation Band), Bart Millard (MercyMe), Stu G (Delirious?, One Sonic Society), Michael W. Smith, Matt Redman, Krissy Nordhoff (“Your Great Name”), Greg Sykes, Dustin Smith and more.