New York, NY (November 12, 2020)
Award-winning songwriter and Gospel music recording artist Rich Tolbert Jr. bursts onto charts with his best-selling debut album, Never Be Defeated, which sits at #1 for two consecutive weeks on the Billboard Current Gospel Albums Chart following its late October release. The live recording, which already boasts an astounding 3.4 million combined streams, also debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.

A New York City-based worship leader, Tolbert previously appeared on and cowrote the hit song, “Miracle Worker,” from JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, garnering a Dove Award nomination and winning an ASCAP Award for the track. For Never Be Defeated, which is both his own solo debut and the inaugural project for his newly launched Campfire Music label, Tolbert recorded live at The River Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, working with producers Joshua Easley and Will Davis. The resulting 11-track album is an uplifting combination of spirited praise and heart-centering worship, including title track “Never Be Defeated,” which was introduced to fans via a BET music video premiere, and songs “I’m Alive,” “Get The Glory,” and “Isn’t He Beautiful.”

“It’s overwhelming, trusting in the process and sound God gave me while confronting defeat on many levels,” says Tolbert of both the recording process and success of Never Be Defeated. “But it’s all worth it… realizing that people’s lives are shifting and changing because of these words and melodies makes the process worth it all.”

Tracklist for Never Be Defeated:

“Crown Him (All Hail The Power)”
“He’s In Control”
“I’m Alive”
“I’m Alive” (Reprise)
“Isn’t He Beautiful” – featuring Dante Bowe
“Get The Glory” – featuring Darrel Walls
“Get The Glory (He’ll Find A Way)” – featuring Darrel Walls
“Jesus (Thomas Clay Tribute)” – featuring Tahir Clay
“Miracle Worker”
“Never Be Defeated” – featuring Vincent Bohanan
“Never Be Defeated” (Reprise)

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