Legendary Gospel Vocalist Tramaine Hawkins Releases Long-Awaited Cd
I Never Lost My Praise In Stores March 6, 2007
New York, Ny – Hailed as Gospel music royalty, Tramaine Hawkins is unquestionably one of the greatest vocalists of our time. Her time with the edwin hawkins singers and the love alive series ushered her to the forefront of the genre, and her 9 critically-acclaimed solo projects etched her name into gospel music history. Next month, grammy award winning tramaine hawkins returns with her first musical offering in 6 years, I Never Lost My Praise.
Produced by Gospel hitmaker Kurt Carr and her talented producer son Jamie Hawkins, I Never Lost My Praise is a triumphant return to an industry the singer has been a part of for four decades now. The CD is an 11-track masterpiece with elements of contemporary Gospel and traditional church stylings accented by a collage of beautiful praise and worship tracks. The long-awaited project was recorded live at Reid Temple AME Church in Glenn Dale, MD and showcases this superstar in rare form.
I Never Lost My Praise exhibits what fans of Tramaine have loved throughout the years. Songs like the spirited “Excellent Lord,” a driving, up-tempo praise anthem; and “Lord You Are,” a breathtakingly beautiful ballad with a guest appearance by piano virtuoso Richard Smallwood, are two jewels. One of the album’s highlights is the title track, “I Never Lost My Praise.” Pure Sunday morning joy, the song is one of personal testimony for Tramaine. Penned by songwriter Kurt Carr and backed by Patrick Lundy & The Ministers Of Music, the songstress gives it her all as she also does on “You Get The Glory”, a track which will find church goers praising in the aisles.
“ ‘You Get The Glory’ was tailor-made for me,” says Hawkins. “When you think about all the things and the successes I have in this industry, yet singing and yet singing and yet vibrant and yet traveling. To be one of the ones that people yet want to hear…even when I don’t have a recent project out… I know that it’s God’s favor. It’s His divine favor, His unmerited favor, and I praise Him for that.”
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