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Grammy®, & Dove Award Winner Percy Bady Signs Multi-Record Artist Deal With Maranatha! Music

Grammy®, & Dove Award Winner Percy Bady Signs Multi-Record Artist Deal With Maranatha! MusicMaranatha! Music announces a new partnership with Grammy ®, Dove and BMI Award-winner, Percy Bady where he will release his own solo projects and spearhead A/R for the Gospel division of Maranatha! Music as the director of Maranatha! Gospel.

“I am looking forward to this new collaboration with Maranatha! Music, a label whose success and history is synonymous with worship and the local church,” said Bady. “Praise God the gap is closing!” Bady, a talented musician, writer, arranger, artist, and producer, is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and well-respected names in Gospel and R&B music. His talent is coupled with prolific songwriting ability and is responsible for timeless #1 albums and hit singles effortlessly spanning genres in the secular and Christian arenas for over three decades. His body of work has garnered 26 Gold and Platinum albums. Bady has worked with notable names such as Smokie Norful, Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Dionne Warwick, Michael McDonald, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Whitney Houston, Ronald Isley, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Reverend Milton Brunson, The Thompson Community Singers, and R. Kelly.

“Maranatha! Music is honored to join forces with Percy Bady on his upcoming CD release and future Gospel projects,” said Randy Alward, president of Maranatha! Music. “Percy is not only a gifted songwriter, singer, musician, and producer, but he is also a man of God and a leader in his church and community. We look forward to what the Lord has in store for this new relationship.

Under the new agreement, Bady will release new solo CD projects and will serve as A/R director and producer on other upcoming Gospel CDs as the director of Maranatha! Gospel. His first project at the label, Top 10 Gospel Songs 2013, on which he produced “Don’t Stop Praising Him” and “Jesus I Love You,” is available in stores and online now distributed by EMI CMG Distribution.

Bady is booked by Jodi Mainello at Live Oak Entertainment. Debra “Snoopy” Hanna at Mighty Dominion Entertainment handles radio promotions for Bady.

Since 1971, Maranatha! Music has been creating life-changing music and ministry resources for the body of Christ. The company’s passion for the lost was the driving force behind the development of the best-selling The Invitation CD series featuring Rick Warren, Beth Moore, Kay Warren and John Baker. Not only has the series sold over 2 million copies to date, but thousands of lives have been impacted by the salvation message of Jesus. Maranatha! Music is a pioneer in praise and worship music publishing. Best known for the Invitation Series, Praise Series, Praise Band Series, and Top 25 Series, Maranatha! Music has sold more than 30 million records and changed lives worldwide. For more information, visit www.maranathamusic.com.

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