RISING NEW ARTIST JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS DEBUT ALBUM LIFE MUSIC
NUMBER 3 ON BILLBOARD TOP GOSPEL CHART
LIFE MUSIC On Multiple Billboard Charts
Number 6 Combined Christian & Gospel Albums
Number 97 TOP 200 Chart
Nashville, TN (October 3, 2012) - Rising star Jonathan McReynolds celebrates a Top 5 debut on Billboard's Top Gospel chart. LIFE MUSIC was released last week to huge anticipation and entered at Number 3 on this week's chart. One of the highest debuts for a new artist, this introduction to the music scene validates the incredible buzz about McReynolds unparalleled artistry.
McReynolds, an innovative musician, songwriter, singer and remarkable talent, made a name for himself with the 2010 release of an underground EP entitled The Very Unofficial EP of Jonathan McReynolds. That mix-tape gave way to the now revamped and updated full project LIFE MUSIC on Light Records/Tehillah Music Group.
Constructed brilliantly, the songs on LIFE MUSIC offer uncomplicated production with messages of love, life, hope and honesty. McReynolds' perspective is refreshingly direct and the songs are poised, smooth and honest. It is R&B and Gospel at its best -- love songs to a loving God and is true ministry that reaches younger people where they are right now. McReynolds who is only in his early 20's speaks a language that his generation can understand.
"I pray people can first find themselves or their loved ones in this music because that's how I wrote it. Ultimately, from seeing the story and resilience of the "man" in my music they are encouraged to move closer to God and give Him their whole LIFE," said McReynolds.
McReynolds' underground EP made it's way around the web and touched people across the country. The song "No Gray," and viral videos of Jonathan's performances caught the attention of Bishop Paul Morton and Pastor Jerry Parries at Tehillah Music Group.
Embraced critically, LIFE MUSIC has been receiving great reviews. Gospelflava.com: "Life Music ... touches the very core of your soul." Gospelpundit.com remarks, "Jonathan McReynolds shines as he delivers his own blend of gospel music for everyday living. It's a great set of songs, marked by his keen musicianship and solid songwriting." Torrence Glenn from BET.com says "Jonathan McReynolds is undoubtedly one of the purest voices I've ever heard." And Anthony Valary (co-host of Yolanda Adams Morning Show) says "He is a present day sound of the future of inspiration ... It's Life Music for the Soul - a must have."
McReynolds & LIFE MUSIC are exactly where contemporary music is today. McReynolds shines with his messages of moving forward and gratefulness for God's love. He continues to perform around the country with upcoming appearances in Indiana, Texas and in his hometown Chicago.
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