Pictured backstage at the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards are (standing l-r) The Brooklyn
Tabernacle Choir's Jamal Graham and Aimee Hammerly; StowTown Worship's Landon Beene
and Mary Alice Lovelace; and Sony/Provident's Carol Roundtree; as well as (seated l-r)
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir's Susan Pettrey and Dove Award winner TaRanda Greene.
(Credit: Wander Creative)
World-renowned genre pioneers The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir—flagship artist of new independent Gospel Music label StowTown Worship—added to a cadre of prestigious accolades with two historic wins at last week’s 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville. Garnering trophies for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for “He’s Been Faithful” (feat. TaRanda Greene) and Musical/Choral Collection of the Year for A Night of Worship with The Brooklyn Tabernacle, the famed ensemble brought home StowTown Worship’s first-ever Dove Awards.
Penned by Carol Cymbala, founding musical director of The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, “He’s Been Faithful” (feat. TaRanda Greene) is among the highlights of the group’s 2022 StowTown Worship debut, A Night of Worship with The Brooklyn Tabernacle. Inspirational, Gospel and contemporary melodies enveloped in sweeping orchestral arrangements hallmark the 11-song live set, which was produced by Cymbala along with J. Daniel Smith.
“I’m accepting this award on behalf of my mother, Carol Cymbala,” said Susan Pettrey, upon receiving The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s Dove for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year. “I am so proud of her. She’s poured her life out, and I’ve seen her on her face crying out to God for songs from Heaven that would lead people to Jesus and draw them close to Him. She’s given her life to that. She does this for Him; for His name to be glorified and lifted up. He has been so faithful.”
In addition, A Night of Worship with The Brooklyn Tabernacle won the Dove Award for Musical/Choral Collection of the Year. Arranged by Cymbala, the compilation was orchestrated by J. Daniel Smith, Chris McDonald, Jim Hammerly and Bradley Knight.
“On behalf of The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and StowTown Worship, we are so honored for the opportunity to showcase such a great collection of music,” said Landon Beene, president, StowTown Records/StowTown Worship. “Choral music is alive and well and relevant today, so it’s a privilege to present this music and make it available for the Church at large. We’re grateful to the Gospel Music Association and our peers for recognizing our efforts.”
“The music of The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has, for over 20 years, been a balm to my soul,” adds Mary Alice Lovelace, director of communications & creative services, StowTown Records/StowTown Worship. “Ministry is always at the forefront of what they do, and it is an absolute honor for our team at StowTown Worship, along with our partners at Sony/Provident, to share this music with the world.”
For more information about The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, visit BrooklynTabernacle.org.
ABOUT THE BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR
One of the most revered and influential ensembles of all time, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is a key architect of the modern worship movement, having garnered six GRAMMY® Awards, nine Dove Awards, and released 30 albums since its inception nearly 50 years ago. Through the years, the group's recordings have featured guest appearances from such acclaimed genre-spanning
ABOUT STOWTOWN WORSHIP
A burgeoning leader in multi-genre entertainment, StowTown Records launched its newest imprint, StowTown Worship, last year. Created to serve the Church with a diverse range of music and resources, StowTown Worship features renowned genre pioneer The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir as its flagship artist. StowTown Records was founded in 2011 by Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun and welcomed partners Landon Beene and Nate Goble in 2014. A powerhouse independent Gospel music label, StowTown is home to renowned pop/Inspirational artists David Phelps, Charles Billingsley, Cana's Voice, TaRanda Greene, Jody McBrayer and Tiffany Coburn, as well as acclaimed comedian Tim Lovelace, and some of Southern Gospel's biggest names, including Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Booth Brothers, Triumphant Quartet, Doug Anderson, The Browns, The Erwins, Legacy Five, The Kramers, Sunday Drive, The Perrys, The Steeles, The Taylors, and Zane & Donna King. Distributed worldwide via Provident/Sony Distribution, StowTown Records artists have garnered GRAMMY® nominations, multiple GMA Dove Awards and chart-topping releases.