NASHVILLE, Tenn.â€”Celebrating the release of her bestselling new recording, Pilgrim Journey, and the premiere of her first-ever television special, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Lynda Randle recently embraced yet another career milestone as she stepped into the iconic â€œcircleâ€ on the stage of Nashvilleâ€™s Grand Ole Opry.
Backed by the venerable institutionâ€™s house band, Randle made her Grand Ole Opry debut with a stirring rendition of her recent single, â€œPlenty Good Room,â€ as well as her signature song, â€œGod On The Mountain.â€ The Tuesday evening lineup also included performances from Grand Ole Opry member and top ACM Award nominee Chris Young; Opry members John Conlee and Dailey & Vincent; award-winning band Sawyer Brown; popular comedian Leanne Morgan; and breakout country newcomer Frank Ray.
Randle also recently celebrated the premiere of her first-ever television special, Lynda Randle and Friends: A Pilgrimâ€™s Journey. Debuting February 17 on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and now available on-demand, the Black History Month presentation features appearances from GRAMMYÂ® Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Tommy Sims; Kimberly Schlapman of country supergroup Little Big Town; and Randleâ€™s brother, GRAMMYÂ®-winning dc Talk founding member and Newsboys frontman Michael Tait.
In addition, Randle was featured on Black News Channel (BNC) last week, the nationâ€™s fastest growing news network and the only provider of 24/7 multiplatform programming dedicated to covering the unique perspectives, challenges and successes of Black and Brown communities. Speaking with Kelly Wright, co-host of â€œThe World Tonight with Kelly Wright and Nayyera Haq,â€ Randle discussed the inspiration behind her new album before sharing a special acoustic performance from the project.
Randleâ€™s acclaimed Pilgrim Journey released February 11 from Gaither Music Group (Capitol Christian Music Group/Universal Music), debuting in the Top 10 on Apple Musicâ€™s Top Christian Albums chart. Selections from the project have landed on Spotifyâ€™s New Music Friday Christian, Apple Musicâ€™s Country Faith, and Amazon Musicâ€™s Fresh Christian playlists, among others.
Marrying Gospel, soul, blues and Americana soundscapes with Randleâ€™s warm, rich vocals, Pilgrim Journey showcases new arrangements of popular Inspirational classics, spirituals and original selections. Produced by GRAMMYÂ®-nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, the album includes such standout tracks as â€œGive Me Jesusâ€ (feat. Kimberly Schlapman); â€œI Want Jesus To Walk With Meâ€ (feat. Tommy Sims); and the stirring â€œMotherless Child Medley,â€ a fan-favorite from Randleâ€™s repertoire.