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Gospel Icon Shirley Caesar Hits the Charts with Good God #4 Album Debut and Performs on BET Celebration of Gospel @BETGospel @IGOTNEXX

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Nashville, TN (April 3, 2013) - The legendary First Lady of Gospel Shirley Caesar has done it again, firing up the charts with her singular talents and stirring ministry on her much-anticipated new album Good God (Light Records/eOne).  Newly-released on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, the latest album from the acclaimed Gospel icon makes a smash debut on the Gospel charts at #4, while its hit single "God Will Make A Way," marks another milestone, rising to #4 to become the highest charting radio single in her career on the latest Gospel radio charts (for April 13, 2013).

Continuing to ascend through the Top 5, the James Fortune-penned and produced single "God Will Make A Way" sets the stage for the rest of the impactful album, as Caesar's bright vocals and vibrant spirit envelop and empower listeners in faith with uplifting, dynamic lyrics and melodies.  With the latest release of Good God, the 12-track album ushers in another milestone work in Caesar's pioneering Gospel career, with tracks such as "Nice To Be Nice," "Good God" with The Thompson Community Singers, a revamp of "Holy Boldness," one of her early hits as part of the Caravans, and more.  

Recording over 40 albums and garnering historic career accolades that include 11 Grammy Awards, 14 Stellar Awards, 18 Dove Awards, and induction into the Gospel Hall of Fame, Shirley Caesar continues to be one of the most recognized names and voices in Gospel music, while also continuing to pastor a thriving church in her native North Carolina at Mt. Calvary Word of Faith in Raleigh, NC.  Creating another dazzling repertoire with production and songwriting on Good God from herself, longtime musical director Michael Mathis, and first-time collaborations with Kurt Carr and James Fortune, Pastor Caesar remains committed to delivering fresh music and ministry all over the world, and can next be seen performing an electrifying rendition of "God Will Make A Way" on the 2013 BET Celebration of Gospel, airing Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8 PM/7 Central.

To learn more about SHIRLEY CAESAR, please visit:

Official Website: http://www.shirleycaesar.com

 Light Records: http://www.lightrecords.com

 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Pastor.ShirleyCaesar

About Light Records and Entertainment One

For over 40 years Light Records has provided life-changing, restorative and inspiring Gospel music. Launched in 1966 by Ralph Carmichael in conjunction with Word Records, Light Records has been synonymous with the best in Gospel music, a pioneering force that catapulted the careers of legends Andraé Crouch, Walter Hawkins, The Winans, and Comissioned. From their prolific Gospel catalogue to today's modern favorites, Light Records continually strives to keep Gospel music innovative and fresh while keeping traditions alive, building an affluent roster that includes James Fortune & FIYA, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Shirley Caesar, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, William McDowell, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Jessica Reedy, Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child), and Ricky Dillard & New G, solidifying their position as a Gospel powerhouse. Light Records has navigated its way across the Billboard charts, created immense radio success with hits like Bishop Morton's "Let It Rain", Shirley Caesar's "I Know The Truth", and William McDowell's "I Give Myself Away", and been recognized among industry peers through a host of awards and acknowledgements. In May 2010, the label was purchased by the Canadian media company Entertainment One.

Light Records is a wholly owned division of Entertainment One. Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.