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Lead Single “The Gift” Hits #2, from Much-Anticipated Album with Lawrence & Co., the Tri-City Singers, Yolanda Adams, Faith Evans, Natalie Grant, Lalah Hathaway, Kelly Price, and More

NASHVILLE, TN (October 2013) – Grammy® Award-winning Gospel superstar, songwriter and producer Donald Lawrence has made another smash album, with the #1 debut of his long-awaited 20th anniversary album, 20 Year Celebration Volume I: Best For Last (QuietWater Entertainment/Entertainment One Music).  Newly-released on September 24th, the much buzzed-about album tops Billboard’s Gospel Albums Chart and the Christian/Gospel Digital Albums chart, driven with eager anticipation and accolades from fans, peers, Lawrence’s busy fall slate of tour appearances, and more.  The Best For Last album also enters at #30 on Billboard’s Top 200, while lead single “The Gift” continues its hit ascent on the Gospel charts, rising to #2.

Across 15 tracks, Best For Last marks another timeless and must-have creation, spotlighting Lawrence’s signature sounds and prodigious talents that have made him one of music ministry’s most beloved and pioneering artists for the past 20 years.  On songs such as “The Gift,” “Best For Last,” “There Remaineth a Rest,” “Just Like the Air,” “The Blessing of Abraham,” “God,” and more, Lawrence has come together with the Company, the Tri-City Singers, Yolanda Adams, Faith Evans, Natalie Grant, Ted & Sheri, Rudy Currence, among others, whose bright vocals and reverent live performances fire up the spirit, producing a special 20-year milestone celebration since his first album with the Tri-City Singers.       

Building a prolific career as a recording artist, sought-after collaborator, songwriter, music director and producer, Lawrence’s Best For Last signals powerful music to impact and inspire fans and peers for years to come.  Also the executive producer of the album, Lawrence continues to tour this fall, in celebration of the Best For Last album and is also serving his sixth year as a host for Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound™ nationwide choir search, which is currently on an eight-city tour through November 2nd.

Donald Lawrence 20 Year Celebration Volume I: Best For Last

Artist: Donald Lawrence

Album: 20 Year Celebration Vol. I: Best For Last

Release: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (QuietWater Entertainment/eOne Music)

To connect with Donald Lawrence, visit:

Website: www.donaldlawrence.com

Twitter/Instagram: @DonaldLawrence

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/donaldlawrencemusic

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/donaldlawrencemusic

Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound™ 2013 Tour Schedule

Fri. Sept. 27                        New Orleans, LA              UNO Lakefront Arena

Sun. Sept. 29                      Dallas, TX                            Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Wed. Oct. 2                        Baltimore, MD                   1st Mariner Arena

Thu. Oct. 3                          New York, NY                    Radio City Music Hall

Sat. Oct. 5                            Chicago, IL                        Arie Crown Theatre

Sun. Oct. 6                          Detroit, MI                          Fox Theatre

Tues. Oct. 8                        Atlanta, GA                        Civic Center

Sat. Nov. 2                          Los Angeles, CA                FINALE – Nokia Theatre LA Live

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If you haven’t, check out Donald Lawrence’s YouTube page (@donaldlawrencemusic), to hear Donald’s brilliant pen as a lyricist and composer, with the live-recorded songs on Best For Last, including the beloved hit “The Blessing of Abraham,” “Ultimate Relationship” with Lalah Hathaway, the title track “Best For Last” feat. Yolanda Adams and the Tri-City Singers, behind-the-scenes videos from his Chicago live album recording including interviews with Faith Evans, Laurieann Gibson, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway, Michelle Williams and much more.

Donald Lawrence – The Blessing of Abraham (audio)


Donald Lawrence – Ultimate Relationship feat. Lalah Hathaway (audio)


Donald Lawrence – Best For Last feat. Yolanda Adams and the Tri-City Singers (audio)


Donald Lawrence – 20th Anniversary Live Recording in Chicago, Behind-The-Scenes Video 1


Donald Lawrence – 20th Anniversary Live Recording in Chicago, Behind-The-Scenes Video 2


Donald Lawrence – Best for Last Album Photo Shoot, Behind-The-Scenes Video