Under the musical direction of seasoned Music Minister Dello Thedford and produced and directed by prolific songwriter and arranger Oscar Williams, Jr., Dr. F. James Clark and the Shalom Church (City Of Peace) Mass Choir have praised their way into the Top 30 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Chart. Their #28 chart positioning this week makes Shalom CCOP Choir the ONLY CHOIR IN THE TOP 30 with their high-praise anthem “We Praise Your Name”.
“I am truly blessed and humbled to have been able to be produce a gospel project that is blessing the nations,” shares Oscar Williams, Jr., producer and Artistic Director for The Potters House Dallas, TX. “The Shalom Church Choir has given great ministry mixed with diverse songs that has catapulted this independent choir to national status! Is a true testament to the fact that promotion comes from God and Him alone.”
Gospel Radio stations across the country have embraced Shalom CCOP’s single and project and their listeners are responding with testimonials of being blessed and uplifted. “We Praise Your Name is a powerful praise anthem that energizes and encourages that it is His name we Praise,” says Robyn McCollum, WNAP 1110AM Gospel Highway Eleven Radio Music Director. “This great choir song has such a great message and is a blessing to me and our listeners!”
Dr. Clark and the Shalom CCOP Choir have also snagged an astonishing eight Rhythm of Gospel Award Nominations. The choir has been nominated for Special Event CD, Praise & Worship Song, CD of the Year, Song of the Year, Traditional Choir, Producer of the Year (Oscar Williams, Jr.) Contemporary Choir and Church Choir of the Year. Rhythm of Gospel Awards voting is open to the public through March 1st. http://www.therhythmofgospelawards.com/VOTING.html
Dr. Clark and his dynamic St. Louis, MO based choir released SIMPLY AMAZING in June with an impressive debut on Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart at #3. SIMPLY AMAZING spent several weeks on the Top 40 sales chart and continues to reach a multitude of consumers across the globe. SIMPLY AMAZING, distributed by New Day Christian Distributors, features a stellar roster of guest appearances by Earnest Pugh (“Trust Me”), Lecresia Campbell (“When I See The Blood”), and Rev. Quincy Fielding, Jr (“The Lord Is Blessing Me”).