Gospel’s Leading Man, Earnest Pugh, continues to show other artists the way to stay on top in the music world is to listen to your fans.
Here is his medley performance “Rain & Glory”
After performing a medley of his #1 gospel hits “Rain on Us” and “I Need Your Glory” on this year’s Stellar Awards television broadcast, Pugh was flooded with fan requests to release the medley as a single. “I listened to what they were saying,” Pugh says. “When you get that many requests there must be something to it so that’s what we’ve done.”
So, Pugh recently went into the studio with Steven McCoy and Pugh’s longtime producer, Michael Bereal, to create a new version of the Stellar Awards medley. It goes on sale on iTunes, Amazon mp3 and other online music stores this week. The song will be the lead single on Kerry Douglas’ forthcoming CD, Gospel Mix VI, which is due in stores during the fourth quarter of 2012. “Pugh is a very forward thinker when it comes to the timing and positioning of songs at radio to keep him relevant,” says Blackmsoke Music Worldwide CEO, Kerry Douglas. “This medley is a good look for both he and I.”