New York, NY (November 22, 2019)
Nominated in two categories at the upcoming GRAMMY Awards 2020 for Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus” featuring Yolanda Adams and Best Roots Gospel Album for Testimony on Gaither Music Group, legendary singer Gloria Gaynor is elated with the news.
“To wake up this morning and learn that I just received two GRAMMY nominations is incredible! To God be the glory! I feel truly blessed that the music on Testimony is nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album and for Best Gospel Performance/Song! I want to thank everyone who had a part in making Testimony a reality. And a special thank you to my team for believing in me as an artist and my vision.” —Gloria Gaynor
The music from Gaynor’s new album Testimony will be a part of music’s biggest night next year on January 26th which also marks the 40th anniversary of her global anthem, “I Will Survive,” taking home the first and only GRAMMY Award for Best Disco Recording. It is a song that has become a mantra for so many around the globe. And now Gaynor has released more music that has found great impact with fans everywhere.
Comprised of 10 stunning tracks, Testimony showcases a new side of Gaynor’s musicianship with a combination of carefully chosen classic hymns and self-penned songs, including a stirring cover of Bob Dylan’s “Man of Peace.” After decades spent as an international music icon, Testimony celebrates Gaynor’s faith, which has been an integral part of her journey both personally and professionally. Gaynor finally made the record of her dreams and moved past “surviving” into “thriving.” The single “Back on Top” is the natural progression and virtual sequel to “I Will Survive.”
Gaynor recorded for the first time in Nashville at the legendary former RCA Studio A and assembled a powerhouse collaborative for Testimony that includes special guests Yolanda Adams, Jason Crabb, Mike Farris, and Bart Millard (MercyMe), as well as powerful backup vocals from Latrese Bush, Emoni Wilkins, Melinda Doolittle and Jason Eskridge.