EPM/P-Man Music Group is poised to saturate the airwaves this holiday season with a new single titled “Thank Ya”.
Written by Shawn Bigby and produced by Michael Bereal for B-Real Music, “Thank Ya” is set to hit radio the first week of October and is sure to quickly become a Thanksgiving anthem. “Thank Ya” is a lush ode of gratitude, with Pugh’s remarkable voice bringing life to the lyrics: “I lift my hands to praise your name/since you came in/my whole life has changed…Lord I wanna say thank you.”
Pugh says, “When the writer (Shawn Bigby) sent me this tune it instantly resonated in my heart because, not only am I a Thanksgiving baby, but there is something special about pouring your heart out to God just tell Him ‘thank you’.”
“Thank Ya”, originally recorded for Pugh’s 2011 album Earnestly Yours, is a go-to song for church choirs, especially during the holiday season. “It is a good ole ‘Sunday morning’ choir-song that sets a wonderful atmosphere of worship in churches. I’ve ministered it myself, and I’ve seen it ministered at churches around the country.”
“Thank Ya” will also be available as a digital single. The digital single release date will be announced soon.
Pugh is currently working on new music with producer Michael Bereal. He expects to have a new album in the marketplace in the first quarter of 2017.
About Earnest Pugh
Earnest Pugh is a dynamic musical force of unparalleled proportion. As a powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, producer, leading industry executive, successful record label owner and philanthropist, Pugh has demonstrated remarkable gifts and unequivocally earned the title of Gospel’s Leading Man. His approach to music is legendary, and his ability to seemingly effortlessly navigate a five-octave range and convey lyrical content continues to capture audiences worldwide. Earnest Pugh has released eight albums throughout his recording career, three that he executive produced. He has had three Billboard Top-5 album debuts and more than 10 Top-30 radio singles, including “I Need Your Glory,” the #1 radio hit that dominated Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart for nine consecutive weeks in the summer of 2011
Earnest Pugh was raised in Memphis, TN and spent more than 12 years in Washington, D.C. where he was Worship Leader at Ebenezer AME church. He currently resides in Houston, Texas. Pugh recently founded a Non-Profit Organization called Veterans Emergency Relief (VER) that addresses the immediate needs of veterans. “I spent over 15 years in the military. Ironically, one of my last assignments was that of an Army Relief Counselor addressing privation issues associated with active duty and retired military. As I approach 50 years of life I think my purpose in life is to now make as great of an impact off stage and in communities as I do on stage.” All proceeds from the sale of Hidden Treasures at live concerts go to VER.