Nashville, Tenn. (March 22, 2013) â€“ The wait is over! Acclaimed vocalist, Michael English, is set to release his new release, Some People Change, on March 26, 2013. The highly anticipated project is Michaelâ€™s first studio recording in six years and is being released by CURB Records.
Although this is his first solo recording in several years, the gifted singer has hardly been resting. Michael has kept an extremely busy touring and recording schedule as a member of the GrammyÂ® award-winning Gaither Vocal Band.
Michaelâ€™s penetrating, power-packed vocals are at the forefront on this new release as he is featured on brand new songs, â€œThat Great Day,â€ â€œWaking Up The Dawn,â€ the current single â€œStubborn,â€ time-tested classics such as â€œIâ€™d Rather Have Jesus,â€ and a brand-new version of Michaelâ€™s hit song, â€œIn Christ Alone.â€ A bonus track, â€œIâ€™m So Lonesome I Could Cry,â€ is included from the film â€œThe Last Ride,â€ about the life of Hank Williams.
You might hear a few familiar voices on some of the tunes. Russ Taff is featured on â€œCome To The River,â€ a cover of the pop classic, â€œI Knew You Were Waiting,â€ finds Crystal Lewis lending her vocals, The Martins bring their family harmony to â€œOn That Great Day,â€ and Michaelâ€™s musical brothers â€“ Mark Lowry, David Phelps and Wes Hampton â€“ are featured on the Happy Goodmansâ€™ tune, â€œI Wouldn’t Take Nothinâ€™ For My Journey Now.â€
Some People Change features tunes from hit songwriters Neil Thrasher, Don Koch, Ben Hayslip, Jimmy Yeary, George Beverly Shea, Hank Williams, Jason Sellers, Jonny Lang, Jenny Lee Riddle, Rusty Goodman among others. â€œIt all begins with a song,â€ says Michael. â€œI was blessed to get some of the best songs Iâ€™ve ever heard â€“ some old and some new â€“ on this CD! I had a blast singing the words of these writers.â€
Masterfully produced by long-time friend, Jay DeMarcus, Michael knew Jay was the perfect fit for this recording. â€œNo one knows my voice better than Jay,â€ Michael affirms. The two had previously worked together on Gospel (1998), and even a hint of Michaelâ€™s native North Carolina comes to the fore with subtle, yet distinct country flair.
Some People Change is currently available for pre-orders on MichaelEnglishMusic.com and all orders from the website will be autographed by Michael. Some People Change releases March 26 and will be available on iTunes, Amazon, all digital retailers as well as physical retail outlets such as Lifeway, Walmart and others.