NASHVILLE, TNâ€” Gold City, one of Southern Gospelâ€™s best-selling and most-beloved groups, returns to radio and retail in a big way with “Peter, James and John,” the first single from their long-awaited New Haven Records CD, Somebodyâ€™s Coming. The upbeat track, penned by renowned songstress Diane Wilkinson, will top the Singing News Magazine Top 80 Radio Chart for March 2012.
Southern Gospel radio promoter Jan Puryear, who worked Gold Cityâ€™s very first #1 single, “I Think Iâ€™ll Read It Again,”Â two decades ago, handles the promotion for “Peter, James and John.” Puryear states: “There was unprecedented anticipation by radio and listeners alike for this new single. Not only is this one of Gold Cityâ€™s strongest songs ever, itâ€™s one of the fastest-rising Southern Gospel singles by any artist in recent memory.”
Anchored by the father/son team of Tim and Danny Riley, todayâ€™s version of Gold City holds fast to the unforgettable melodies, stellar vocals, and life-changing lyrics that has made them one of the genreâ€™s ultimate artists. With more than 60 Singing News Fan Awards, 40 recorded projects and multiple Dove Award nominations over the past 30 years, reaching this pinnacle is no less gratifying to group, who have faced their share of personal and career challenges in recent years. Gold Cityâ€™s Danny Riley dedicated this CD to everyone who has experienced feelings of brokenness and defeat: “I know first hand that He will bring you through whatever valley you are walking through if you trust Him.”
Produced by award-winning vocalist Michael English, this new project has its roots firmly in tradition while spreading its branches with a musical relevance and sophistication that appeals to todayâ€™s broad country and inspirational fan-base. The next single on the horizon is “Lord of Life,” a thrilling ballad about the resurrected Christ that should be in heavy airplay in time for Easter 2012.
About New Haven Records:
New Haven Records is a Nashville-based music corporation that includes label, publishing, and film companies. For more than two decades, they have focused on the uniquely American genres of Black Gospel, Southern Gospel, and Country & Bluegrass Gospel. New Havenâ€™s product is distributed to the mainstream through SONY and to the Christian marketplace through Provident Music Distribution.Â For additional information, go to www.newhavenrecords.com.