*“People have a misconception that gathering (In God’s name) is just on Sundays,” said Contemporary Gospel artist Casey J (Casey Janice Hobbs) about the meaning behind her new album’s title “The Gathering” (Tyscot Records). “I think its more than that, it’s in the park, in the car… So we decided to do it different. We took 50 friends to the park and recorded the album.”
Upon the release of Casey J’s project, “The Gathering,” it debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart. The passionate Contemporary Gospel artist debuted in 2015 with “The Truth,” and its single “Fill Me Up” reached #1 on Billboard Gospel Chart.
Casey J’s label-mates on Tyscot Records include VaShawn Mitchell, Deitrick Haddon, the Anointed Pace Sisters, Bishop Noel Jones and Rev. John P. Kee. The label was founded in 1976 by Dr. Leonard Scott and his nephew Craig Tyson to record their choir, the Christ Church Apostolic Radio Choir.
An Atlanta native Casey J sings on the choir at her church Lilly Hill Baptist Church, the church of her mother and grandmother.
“I grew up singing in the choir. For this record…me and my friends did pop-up worship in local parks…and it was a success,” she said about why they recorded the project in the park.
Casey J and friends were able to minister to people who didn’t or couldn’t come to church on Sundays.
“We never took up any money offering,” she continued. “That was never our purpose. One week someone dropped off a case of water, someone brought bug spray.”
Casey J even admits that some Souls were even saved at her pop-up worship ministries.
“Even to this day…I have seen people genuinely respond to the Spirit of God. A natural response…the lights turn on,” the 11-time Stellar Award nominated Casey J said sincerely. www.CaseyJMusic.com www.Tyscot.com
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