Nashville, TN (October 8, 2019)
GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning Gospel music artist and worship leader, pastor and author, William McDowell, released his new live album, The Cry (Integrity Music), on September 20th, and it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart. This is McDowell’s fifth No. 1 debut album in his storied career. The Cry was recorded at Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga, TN and features special guest artists Nathaniel Bassey, Travis Greene, Yolanda Adams, David & Nicole Binion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Trinity Anderson (worship leader of McDowell’s Deeper Fellowship church).
“Stay,” from its string-laden intro to the conclusion, is a beautiful and melodically distinctive ballad about heavenly healing that encapsulates the album’s theme of the power of prayer. It is arguably McDowell’s finest work to date and is among one of the loveliest gospel songs this year. —Journal of Gospel Music Review