Indianapolis, IN (August 21, 2012) – Today is the day! Anthony Brown & group therAPy release their debut self-titled album today to critical and consumer acclaim. Anthony Brown who is well known as the behind-the-scenes songwriter, producer and vocal arranger celebrated last night at a release party at his home church, First Baptist Church of Glen Arden.
Anthony Brown performed to a packed house that was filled with fans, supporters and fellow gospel artists, including Donald Lawrence, Kim Burrell, Sheri Jones Moffett, Byron Cage, Richard Smallwood, Stephen Hurd, Maurette Brown Clark and VaShawn Mitchell. Local industry heavyweights Ron Thompson and Cheryl Jackson from Praise 104.1 came out to support.
What was described as an awesome production and spirit filled evening, Anthony Brown & group therAPy presented songs off the new album showcasing their truly dynamic and superb vocal talents and unrivaled harmonies. Social networks were a buzz last night with several in attendance tweeting about about how the extraordinary performance. Donald Lawrence tweeted “really wish you guys could hear the singing n musicality going on at this release concert PHENOMENAL … some of the best diverse singing.”
Anthony Brown & group therAPy’s first single, “Testimony,” has been making waves since it hit radio a few months ago. Anthony Brown and group therAPy shine on this smash single which is in the top 20 on Billboard’s gospel singles chart and continues to rise. . Also, in its first day of release Anthony Brown & group therAPy is already trending at Number 3 on iTunes Christian/Gospel albums chart.
Anthony Brown, along with his vocal ensemble, group therAPy’s eponymous CD offers contemporary gospel alongside praise & worship tunes with flawless vocals and melodies. Gospelpundit.com has described the CD as “so refreshing, so diverse, and so excellent,” and Root Magazine called it “a breath of fresh air.” The Gospel According To Torrence said “Anthony Brown and group therAPy bring a new and needed level of class and precision to modern gospel.”
Anthony Brown will be hitting the road to support the release with appearances in New York, Philadelphia, Virginia and Atlanta. They will perform this weekend at Pastor Donnie McClurkin’s annual NY CALL in Eisenhower Park in Long Island, NY and at VaShawn Mitchell’s album release party at the Baptist Worship Center in Philadelphia.
Well known to many as a prolific songwriter and vocal producer, Anthony Brown has several production and writing credits under his belt. He was responsible for penning Maurette Brown-Clark’s number 1 hit “It Ain’t Over” among others.
Anthony Brown & group therAPy is in stores now and available at iTunes, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon.com, Family Christian Stores and many more of your favorite brick & mortar as well as all on-line digital retailers.
Anthony Brown currently serves as Assistant Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Glen Arden under Pastor John K. Jenkins.