Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | September 23, 2008

Hezekiah Walker on Good Morning America Performing Sould Out

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ZOMBA Gospel Releases New Music From Grammy Award Winning Hezekiah Walker & LFC
SOULED OUT In Stores, November 4th, 2008
 
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New York, NY — Hezekiah Walker, one of the most renowned voices of Gospel music is putting the final touches on his 13th CD, SOULED OUT, scheduled for release November 4, 2008 on Zomba Gospel.  The title track, also the first single, boasts the signature high-powered praise of Walker’s formidable choir, and will be performed Tuesday, September 23, on Good Morning America NOW as part of Gospel Music Heritage Month.
 
The song is a sure fire church classic where the Love Fellowship Choir compellingly sings “I’m sold out…My mind is made up…”  Walker says it promotes a message that is close to his heart and that the church really needs to hear.   “In this day and age that we’re living in—with high gas prices, the mortgage crisis, job problems, the economy—a lot of times that can really hold people back from giving themselves to God and to the church,” he says. “What I’m trying to communicate to everyone is that we have really made up in our minds that there’s no turning back.  We’re going all the way with this Jesus thing. We’re completely souled out. Our soul is completely given over to God.”
 
Produced by Donald Lawrence, SOULED OUT fuses up-tempo rhythms with Walker’s straight-to-the-heart worship style and traditional Gospel lyrics.   Guests include Ricardo Sanchez on the uplifting “Moving Forward,” and Shawn McLemore on the reprise of the classically rendered “It Shall Come To Pass.” One of Walker’s personal favorites is the melodically rich “God Favored Me,” featuring DJ Rogers and Marvin Sapp.  Walker says “this is the story of my life, and probably the story of most people’s lives; that the favor of the Lord is on our side and because of God’s favor, we’ve reached heights unknown and undreamed.” 
 
“O Give Thanks” is a harmonic treat that serves as the throwback jam of SOULED OUT, a traditional timepiece that continues to assert Walker means business when it comes to Sunday morning; while the waltz-like, almost romantic “There’s No Way I Could Live Without You,” is a song of thanksgiving and adoration that also works as a choral acknowledgment of the many blessings God has bestowed on the life of this famed choir.
 
When not leading his blockbuster ensemble or splitting his time pastoring churches in New York and Pennsylvania, Walker gets behind a microphone of a different sort: he’s a radio host on New York’s 1190 WLIB, imparting hope and encouragement to anyone with ears to hear, especially those outside the four walls of the church.  He also is currently a celebrity judge for Verizon Wireless’ national choir competition How Sweet The Sound.
 
Partly inspired by these new avenues for spreading the Word, SOULED OUT is the next chapter in Walker’s music ministry.   “I’ve limited the world to the circle that I’m accustomed to,” Walker says. “The Lord has been teaching me that the world is much bigger. There are a lot of people who have not yet heard Hezekiah Walker—that haven’t even heard the Gospel. The Lord is putting me in places where I can really bring the Gospel to those who haven’t heard it.”


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