Over the last three years, Genita Pugh has emerged as one of the gospel world’s brightest new luminaries.
She’s turned in national Top 30 hits such as “You Made It Possible”, “Can’t Live” and “Holy to the Lamb” that made it all the way up to #12 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart. Now, Pugh returns to the airwaves with “You Can”, a song of faith with a `70s throwback R&B groove that’s guaranteed to take her back to the top.
“The song challenges the believer to take an introspective look at their belief and faith in The Most High to provide, restore, create and deliver in the time of need,” says Terry Woods who wrote the song that was originally recorded by his brother, Jerard Woods, in 2007. “It also points us to the One who can be everything when all else has failed.”
It’s a message that resonates well with Pugh who grew up in the church thanks to her grandmother, Willavry Glen, taking she and her siblings every Sunday when they were kids. She’s lived in Laurel, MS all of her life and spent years as a hairdresser before her husband, Donald Pugh, nudged her to launch a musical career. Although, she had always sung in the church choir, Pugh says, “I never had that confidence in myself to think my voice was good enough to ever be [national].”