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Charity Gayle

Elevation Collective leads February music releases

Cedric Austin | Metro Voice Music Editor

Happy February, everyone. We made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and my birthday. It looks like we get to take a quick breather before we celebrate Valentines Day. It seems at times we can go throughout our days, weeks and months staying busy, but I would like to encourage you to take a moment to breathe. Take a moment to have God moments in your day-to-day lives. God speaks in the quiet. Make sure you can hear His voice.

February New Releases

Elevation Collective – Evidence – Elevation Worship Records Michael W. Smith – A Million Lights – Fuel Music – New Day Jekayln Carr – One Nation Under God – LMG – New Day

Guy Penrod – Acoustic Hymns – Spring House – Capitol

Kayden Slay – The Mercy of Jesus – People & Songs – Independent Bradley Bridges – Jesus Is King (Single) – Independent

Zealand Worship – Liberated – Word Records – Word

Charity Gayle

Charity Gayle is an emerging Christian artist, songwriter, and seasoned worship leader. Currently based in Buffalo, N.Y., working as a worship pastor and music ministry director, She has led worship for countless churches and congregations throughout her ministry and is a regular clinician at varying worship seminars and schools. She has founded and directed several various music groups including the NY Mass Children’s Gospel Choir, the New Life Center Children’s Choir and Advanced Children’s Choir, the NLC Young Ladies Ensemble, and others. Charity has earned a BA in Music from the University at Buffalo. Charity has just released the full album, “Lord You Are My Song.” This entire album is one of my favorites. It’s hard to choose which of the songs on this album are my favorites, but I will list a few. The album begins with “Amen”which is a ballad reminding us of the strength of our God. A few others, “Lord, You Are My Song” which is the title cut, Psalm 100 and “Divine Exchange.” Charity then takes you right to the throne room with “Cleansed”, “Nothing but the Blood” and “Look What The Lord Has Done.” I encourage you to not just take my word for it. Go get this album now. You will not regret it. Charity’s music can be purchased on all digital media outlets.


Guy Penrod

By appearance alone, Guy has a signature look that is recognized around the world. From hair to height, belt buckle to boots, piercing eyes to engaging grin, Guy is a presence that is easily recognized. Beyond that, there is substance behind the style, because Penrod’s authenticity causes people to listen to what he has to say. Guy’s rasp-tinged country style vocals and experience on stage over the years, have given him the ability to be relaxed and confident in every setting. He has a stage presence that few can pull off. In addition, the music industry reflects Guy’s popularity. His DVD release, The Best of Guy Penrod, was certified platinum by the RIAA, a claim few can match in any genre. The Best of Guy Penrod highlights some of Guy’s musical history while escorting the viewer into the home and farm of Guy, Angie and their children. Living the country life and being a family man (father to seven sons and one daughter) are a significant part of the personality that is Guy Penrod. “Blessed Assurance” is the brand-new release from Guy. Guy chose these hymns because of their power to touch and renew your soul. This album reflects his signature personality while spotlighting Guy’s unmistakable rich tones and country-influenced style that graced stages and attracted audiences from The Grand Ole’ Opry and The Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. These fresh arrangements invite listeners to sing along to timeless lyrics of eternal truth and hope. “Classics” features some of his most requested hits from his 14-yr tenure as lead singer with the renowned Gaither Vocal Band, where he became internationally known for his powerhouse vocals and broad singing range. Produced by Penrod, the new collection contains “The Baptism of Jesse Taylor,” “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference,” “Yes I know,” “Then Came the Morning,” “Because He Lives” and more.