They are breaking open bottles of sparkling cider at Habakkuk Music. The Baltimore, MD-based indie label is celebrating its latest Top Ten hit with the Temple of Deliverance Women’s Choir’s new CD ”In The Sanctuary” that debuts at #10 on next week’s Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. In addition, the choir’s soul-stirring, radio single “Everybody Praise” has re-entered the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart at #25 this week.
The power-packed live CD recording took place at the Temple of Deliverance COGIC in Memphis, TN. The 200+ voice distaff ensemble’s project was produced by noted musician/ composer Derrick Starks and features the choir performing with soloists such as Grammy Award winner Karen Clark Sheard (performing “Breakthrough”), Tamela Mann (performing “Have Thine Own Way”) and veteran vocalist Lisa Page Brooks (performing “Keep Me All the Way”).
The rousing radio single “Everybody Praise” is led by Carla Tolbert Taylor. The sprightly-voiced soprano is one of Memphis’s most requested singers and this project showcases her brilliant talents for a national audience. By supporting this project, fans are also supporting Temple of Deliverance’s on-going charitable donations. Over the last few years, the organization has donated over $75,000 to cancer research and various global relief efforts (tornadoes in southern states, Hurricane Sandy, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, etc.).
Visit www.habakkukmusic.com for more information on this exciting project.