StowTown Records is known for its musical diversity and representing artists of multiple genres. They recently had artists win GMA Dove Awards in both the Southern Gospel and Inspirational categories. This week, StowTown celebrates having artists on multiple Nielsen Christian SoundScan charts, including four in the top ten for Inspirational Music.
Claiming the #1 spot on the Inspirational chart, as well as on the Christian Seasonal chart, is A True Family Christmas by The Collingsworth Family. This project also debuted on the Current Contemporary Christian chart at #2 and at #8 on the Billboard Christian/Gospel Total Consumption chart. A True Family Christmas released on October 18.
At #5 on the Inspirational chart is the second 2019 StowTown Christmas release, What Christmas Really Means by The Erwins. In its debut week, it also ranks at #19 on the Christian Seasonal chart. This is the very first seasonal project for The Erwins, which also released on October 18.
Having recently won the GMA Dove Award for Inspirational Song of the Year for “When the Healing Comes,” TaRanda Greene’s project, The Healing, sits at #6 on this week’s Inspirational chart. The Healing released in September 2018 and has maintained consistent charting for the last year.
And at #9 on the Inspirational chart is artist Tiffany Coburn’s project Near to the Heart of God. Like TaRanda, Tiffany’s debut national release has had a strong showing on the Inspirational charts nearly every week since its release almost one year ago.
CEO of StowTown Records, Landon Beene, shares the enthusiasm these numbers represent for StowTown. “Coming on of the heels of the 50th Anniversary of the GMA Dove Awards, it is exciting to see the chart activity of StowTown. We embrace diversity within the various Christian Music genres for our roster of artists. As a company, we support all styles and are committed to putting out quality music that represents the most important message there is, JESUS!”
All four projects are available at retail and digital platforms worldwide and are distributed by Sony/Provident.
ABOUT THE COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY:
Family group and acclaimed musicians, The Collingsworth Family, are one of Gospel Music’s most beloved artists. As highly accomplished musicians, Phil & Kim Collingsworth, along with their children, Brooklyn (Blair), Courtney (Metz), Phillip and Olivia, have mesmerized audiences all over the world. In addition to singing, the family impresses with their instrumental power: Kim on the piano, Brooklyn and Courtney both on violin, and Phil, Sr. on the trumpet. The Collingsworth Family has been honored by both fans and industry peers alike. Awards and nominations have been bestowed upon them from the Gospel Music Association, the Singing News Fan Awards, and most recently, the Grammy committee. But accolades and awards are not what drive this family’s ministry. Phil & Kim’s entire purpose is to give the talent God has loaned them back to their Creator as a sacrifice of praise.
ABOUT THE ERWINS:
There is something captivating about the blending and swelling of sibling harmony. When combined with pure talent and a heart for people, you have the incomparable ministry of The Erwins. Keith, Kody, Kris & Katie started singing as soon as they were each able to talk and have essentially spent their entire lives singing in concerts, revivals and conferences. They were signed to StowTown Records in 2015 and have released three projects on the label. Collectively, The Erwins recognize that the Lord doesn’t need them, but chooses to use them and their talents to reach others. With their focus on Christ, this talented group of young people is blazing new trails and proving to their industry peers and fans alike that the future of gospel music is secure.
ABOUT TARANDA GREENE:
TaRanda has one of the most iconic voices in Christian Music today. To capture the essence of TaRanda, you must embrace the word authentic. Her vocal abilities have been described as indescribable. Many have defined them as worshipful, soulful or inspirational. Stylistically versatile, her voice fits beautifully into the hearts of listeners of all ages. Her vocal authenticity has, for many years, garnered her a role as a featured guest soloist with the famed Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. She has toured the world, taking command of stages from Europe to Carnegie Hall, and captivates all who are blessed to hear her. In a musical culture where everything bears a label, TaRanda takes a different approach. She selects songs which have lyrics that challenge and inspire. They are songs that joyfully encourage us to love the Creator more, with melodies that flow into ballads of worship and praise. People across the world say that TaRanda is THE most skilled vocalist of our generation!
ABOUT TIFFANY COBURN:
Her unmistakable voice has brought inspiration and happiness to friends and families for decades. She has a heart and relentless passion for ministry. The stellar gift Tiffany Coburn brings to the world through her music is remarkable. Whether you hear her singing with Disney’s “Voices of Liberty,” “Voctave” or performing at churches and concert halls across the country, your heart will be moved by her sweet spirit and powerful voice. While Tiffany enjoys every opportunity to perform as a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, for the Boston Pops and for orchestras across the country, it is the opportunities to share her heart through music with the church that are the most special.