Nashville, TN (September 14, 2020)
Multi-Award-winning Gospel/R&B singer/producer and Maroon 5 keyboardist, PJ Morton, has broken Kanye West’s summer-long hold on the top spot of the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart with his new album, Gospel According to PJ. The all-star set interrupts the 18 consecutive weeks at #1 that West’s Gospel soundtrack, Jesus is King, enjoyed.
“I’m overjoyed that Gospel According to PJ is #1,” Morton says. “This album was a labor of love, so for people to be supporting it the way they are, lets me know that it was truly, ‘All in His Plan.’ Thank you to every single artist, musician and engineer that was a part of making this album. Thank you to every single radio station that has been playing the music and lastly, thank you to everyone at Morton Inspiration and Tyscot Records.”
The thirteen-track set of Urban Adult Contemporary-styled tracks features Gospel legends that Morton grew up idolizing such as Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Commissioned, Mary Mary, J Moss, Kim Burrell and The Clark Sisters. It also showcases a new generation of luminaries like Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Smokie Norful, Travis Greene, Zacardi Cortez, Brian Courtney Wilson, Jermaine Dolly, Darrel ‘MusiqCity’ Walls, Lena Byrd Miles and Le’Andria Johnson. The radio single, “All in His Plan,” a ballad featuring Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary, topped Billboard’s Gospel Airplay Chart last week.
Many are hailing the R&B star’s project as a return to his church roots in the same vein of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 spiritual homecoming, Amazing Grace. It’s also a showcase for Morton’s songwriting, arranging and production skills.
A physical configuration of Gospel According to PJ will hit brick-and-mortar retail shops and online platforms such as Amazon.com on Black Friday, November 27th.
Gospel According to PJ Track Listing:
1. Dad’s Interlude: WELCOME feat. Bishop Paul S. Morton
2. Don’t Let Go feat. Kim Burrell
3. Repay You feat. J Moss
4. Gotta Have You feat. Kirk Franklin, Jermaine Dolly and Lena Byrd Miles
5. Over and Over feat. Commissioned
6. Dad’s Interlude: ORIGIN feat. Bishop Paul S. Morton
7. So in Love feat. Darrel ‘MusiqCity’ Walls & Zacardi Cortez
8. All in His Plan feat. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary
9. Here He Comes Again feat. The Clark Sisters
10. God Can/Let Go feat. Smokie Norful
11. Dad’s Interlude: IN CLOSING feat. Bishop Paul S. Morton
12. Never Be the Same feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Brian Courtney Wilson & Travis Greene
13. Do You Believe feat. Yolanda Adams