Peoria, IL (February 8, 2011) – Illinois-based Electric Station Records is excited to announce the addition of Woody Wright and Reggie & Ladye Love Smith to their artist roster. For the past 14 years, both the Smiths and Wright have been mainstays on the Gaither Homecoming tours and television specials. In addition to this, they’ve also released several solo projects and provided music production support for countless other artists and recordings.
|Reggie & Ladye Love Smith|
“We’re blessed to be able to offer label support to these great artists,” says D. Scott Kramer of Electric Station Records. With regards to the addition of Reggie & Ladye Love Smith, Kramer had this to say: “Reggie & Ladye are a perfect fit with our family of artists! For many years, they’ve sung for audiences around the world and now we’re excited to release their music to an equally broad radio audience! Reggie & Ladye possess two of the most dynamic voices in gospel music today and we believe the response to their latest release is going to be overwhelmingly positive!”
Musically, Reggie & Ladye Love Smith’s versatile voices and broad range of influences lend themselves to a variety of styles, from country to big band to contemporary worship. Yet in all of its refreshing variety, the music of Reggie and Ladye Love Smith always retains their signature, heart-melting sound. With smooth, soulful vocals and impeccable musicianship, their communication beautifully reflects what is true of them both on and off stage… authenticity.
Kramer is equally excited about the addition of veteran artist, Woody Wright, to the label.Â “I, like most fans of the Gaither Homecoming Specials, had come to know of Woody Wright through his rendition of “Back Home Again” from the “Rocky Mountain Homecoming Special”. However, when I first considered Woody as a host for our label’s radio program, I began to learn more about his music and solo recordings. Upon hearing the sound clips from his website, I was absolutely floored by the strength of his songwriting, the quality of his voice and the sonic excellence of his recordings! Audiences have only heard the ‘tip of the iceberg’ with regards to Woody Wright’s music and I’m convinced the public will be amazed when they hear the full body of his work!”
Woody Wright has also established himself as one of the premier songwriters in gospel music with nearly 50 artists recording his songs – several of which, having garnered Grammy and Dove Award nominations! The short list of those who have recorded his songs includes the Gaither Vocal Band, Charley Pride, Russ Taff, Jessy Dixon, Janet Paschal, Chonda Pierce, Mark Lowry, Barbara Fairchild, Jeff and Sheri Easter and Christ Church Choir.
|Rachel West Kramer|
The label also represents up and coming vocalist, Rachel West Kramer. Her third release on Electric Station Records entitled, “Jesus Is Calling – Hymns To Draw Us Nearer”, features the beautiful arranging and piano skills of Tracey Phillips, orchestrations by Milton Smith, fiddle by Aubrey Haynie, bass by Craig Nelson, guitar by Kevin Williams, drums by Greg Ritchie and background vocals by Reggie and Ladye Love Smith. The project was tracked by Tommy Cooper at the legendary Quad Studios in Nashville and mixed by D. Scott Kramer at Electric Station Studio.
Rachel West Kramer’s magnificent soprano voice, matched with her deep commitment to God, has developed her music ministry into a powerful and radiant witness for Christ. Her vocal artistry is inspiring and leaves a lasting impression on all who hear her.