Soundtrack Features New Music Performed by Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Kirk Franklin, Karen Peck, Keke Palmer and Others
January 10, 2012 – WaterTower Music announces the release of the soundtrack to Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joyful Noise,” a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal, which opens in theatres January 13, 2012.
This musically driven story brings together the sounds of gospel, pop, country, rock and R & B with multiple performances by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Oscar® winner Dolly Parton (“Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”), Grammy, Oscar®, and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”), and BET and NAACP Award winner Keke Palmer (True Jackson VP, Akeelah and the Bee). The soundtrack to “Joyful Noise” includes these performances, including renditions of memorable songs originally recorded by a wide range of artists: Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Sly & the Family Stone, Usher, and Stevie Wonder. Additionally, the soundtrack boasts recordings of the three original songs Dolly Parton wrote for the film, “He’s Everything,” “Not Enough” and “From Here to the Moon and Back.”The collection also includes tracks by some of the finest acts in gospel and R&B. Grammy winner Kirk Franklin wrote and takes the vocal reins on his jubilant new song “In Love,” and award winning gospel vocalist Karen Peck creates harmonic gold on “Mighty High.”
Five-time Grammy winner and 10-time Grammy nominee Mervyn Warren (“Dreamgirls,” “The Preacher’s Wife,” “Sister Act 2”) produced and arranged all songs on the “Joyful Noise” soundtrack. Warren has written arrangements for the likes of Quincy Jones, David Foster and Whitney Houston, and was a member of acclaimed a cappella group Take 6. He is also a recipient of a Soul Train Award and has been recognized by the NAACP Image Awards, Dove Awards, and Stellar Awards.
The “Joyful Noise” soundtrack releases today – January 10, 2012 – at both physical and digital retail outlets including iTunes.
1. Not Enough Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah
2. Man In The Mirror Keke Palmer
3. Maybe I’m Amazed Jeremy Jordan and Keke Palmer
4. In Love Kirk Franklin
5. Fix Me Jesus Queen Latifah
6. From Here To The Moon And Back Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson and Jeremy Jordan
7. I’m Yours Keke Palmer, DeQuina Moore and Angela Grovey
8. Mighty High Karen Peck
9. That’s The Way God Planned It Ivan Kelley, Jr.
10. Higher Medley Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Karl, Angela Grovey, and DeQuina Moore
11. He’s Everything Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Karl and DeQuina Moore
12. Joyful Noise Suite Mervyn Warren
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Performance Follows Appearances at Country Thunder & Actor Steven Seagal’s Birthday Bash
Nashville, TN (April 11, 2011) — Bluegrass icons, The Grascals, will make their debut on CBS TV’s The Talk on Tuesday, April 12 when they perform their current single, “I Am Strong,” from their CD, THE GRASCALS & FRIENDS – Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin.
The band’s appearance on The Talk (airs 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT/CT) follows an April 10 performance at Arizona’s Country Thunder festival, and a private performance for their friend, actor Steven Seagal, at his annual birthday bash in Scottsdale.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 (CBS, 2 p.m. ET; 1 p.m. PT/CT) / “I Am Strong”
The Grascals released the chart-topping Grascals & Friends on BluGrascal Records in conjunction with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® in January of this year. The fast-selling disc has held the BILLBOARD Bluegrass Album Chart’s #1 position for seven weeks since its release. The CD is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and online at www.crackerbarrel.com. The group’s most-recent release, DANCE TIL YOUR STOCKINGS ARE HOT AND RAVELIN’ – A Tribute To The Music Of The Andy Griffith Show was issued digitally March 29, 2011 on BluGrascal Records / Saguaro Road Records in partnership with Time Life.
Be sure to visit The Grascals www.grascals.com for additional information and details on their upcoming appearances, see video and hear clips from all their CDs.
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The film, which chronicles Arthur Blessitt’s amazing journey of
nearly 40,000 miles and 40 years, will now be available on DVD.
A remarkable story of survival, perseverance, and unquenchable spiritual passion. — Variety
You will be inspired by Arthur Blessitt’s life and encouraged in your faith. — Joel Osteen
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