Music Industry News Network [02-10-2013]
Lunjeal Music Group Partners With Malaco To Release Jekalyn Carr's Debut Album "Greater Is Coming"
Powerhouse teen singer and speaker Jekalyn Carr's record label, Lunjeal Music Group , has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Malaco Music Group for the rJekalyn's hit single and title track "Greater is Coming" is impacting radio stations across the U.S. and is curreelease of her upcoming album "Greater is Coming" in Spring 2013. It is currently in the Top 16 on Billboard's Top Gospel radio airplay charts.
"We are very excited about Jekalyn," says Malaco's president, Tommy Couch, Jr. whose legendary label is home to award winning artists like the Georgia Mass Choir, Maurette Brown Clark and Lexi. "We welcome (Jekalyn's) youthfulness and energy to our family of labels and we look for her to lead the next generation of great gospel artists."
D.A. Johnson, who heads Malaco's gospel division adds, "It is a tremendous honor to enter into this relationship with Lunjeal Music Group. Their first artist, Jekalyn Carr, is a very special, highly anointed young lady. Her future with her music ministry and evangelical ministry is limitless. I'm humbled to have the opportunity to participate with the continual development of both sides of her ministry to their full potential."
Allen Carr, president of Arkansas-based Lunjeal Music Group and father of the talented teen acknowledges, "We knew that we were coming to this place in which we would partner with someone to help release the music from our label. We are glad to have Malaco Music Group as a partner to release our first artist, Jekalyn Carr, and others that will follow."
At such a young age, Jekalyn has already gained a wide range of national attention with appearances on The WORD Network, "Atlanta Live" and as a special musical guest at international televangelist Benny Hinn's crusades. Most recently, Jekalyn was featured in JET Magazine as one of the "Top 10 New Faces You Need to Know." The 15-year-old singer was the youngest and the only teen on JET's exclusive list of "young, gifted and black" professionals at the top of their field and under 40 years old.
"Greater is Coming" is a timely anthem for Christians everywhere and speaks of the shaking, the beating and the pressing that we sometimes experience through life's trials. The single is available now on Amazon and iTunes. For more information on Jeklayn, go to myjekalyncarr.net.
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