Brooklyn, NY (August 20, 2020)
The luminous hit Gospel music song “Every Praise,” which was certified Gold in December of 2019, is now certified platinum by the RIAA. After Hezekiah Walker performed “Every Praise” at the Minneapolis memorial service for George Floyd, there was a massive renewed interest from people wanting to add a dose of faith-filled inspiration to their personal playlists during one of the most challenging times of social unrest in recent history.
“Every Praise” is featured on Walker’s 14th album Azusa: The Next Generation, which was released in 2013. The song had a 26-week #1 run at Gospel radio, and was on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart for an incredible 67 weeks. In 2019, “Every Praise” was named Gospel Song of the Decade by Billboard magazine.
“’Every Praise’ is the epitome of worship and its proper direction,” said singer and radio host Yolanda Adams when the song was first released. It has served as a mainstay for Christians around the world, and this is not the first time that it has provided a reference for healing and strength during immense challenge.
Hezekiah Walker is a Gospel music pioneer, and the traditional sound and energetic style of his Love Fellowship Choir has influenced a generation of great singers and ensembles. His passion for choirs led him to launch HezHouse Entertainment as a platform for keeping progressive choir music alive. The first two artists signed to HezHouse, which is distributed through RCA Inspiration, are Vincent Bohanan & SOV and Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling. Walker says that both of these groups embody “the strength of the new millennial sound of choirs.”