*“The song ‘Belong to You’ was released October 27. The EP is in the making to be released March or Spring. The single is streaming now,” said Steven Hickerson, choir director, composer, musician, songwriter and lead vocalist for Ricky Dillard’s New G Choir, about his new solo single “Belong to You” (Gospel Renaissance/Muzik Group) and upcoming solo EP.
Steven is also lead vocalist of the new Ricky Dillard and New G single “10.” Born in Louisiana and residing in Atlanta, the BMI member was handpicked by Maranda Curtis for backup vocals on her international tour.
About the release of his new single Steven said, “We will see where it takes us. It’s leading up to the EP.”
Hickerson has a video out that is a collection of what he has done in his ministry and with Ricky Dillard. He was studying at Dillard University in New Orleans when the Katrina hurricane hit and he moved to Atlanta where he completed his music education at Kennesaw State University. He is Praise and Worship Leader at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. He spent 13 years as Praise and Worship Leader at Grace Community Christian Church.
“I have been a fan of Ricky Dillard’s for many years. His choir has blessed my ministry for many years,” Hickerson added. “I went to a few auditions for his choir. I was not accepted. I stayed persistent for about 10 years. I still kept getting ‘not now.’ In 2015 I received a call from one of the choir members at the moment that I had given up.”
Steven said since joining the Ricky Dillard New G Choir things started progressing.
“It’s been an uphill journey,” Hickerson said about the New G experience. “Dillard started testing me on songs. I’m…lead vocalist on the New D ‘10’ track. I wasn’t expecting to get a lead song.”
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