GRAMMY® winning singer-songwriter Myron Butler and prolific group Levi, earn their first NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Gospel Album, it was announced yesterday.
A project of ‘firsts,’ ON PURPOSE, was released in June 2016 to both critical and consumer acclaim and generated Butler’s first #1 album on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album chart. The combination of energetic tunes, impeccable vocals and powerful worship, are all hallmarks that have made Myron Butler and Levi mainstays in gospel music.
The album’s success was spurred on by a bevy of national TV performances and solid radio airplay. Tamela Mann, Jonathan Butler, Amber Bullock and Bishop TD Jakes joined Levi on the amazing project that CCM Magazine dubbed “… the biggest gospel release of the summer.”
Butler is widely recognized as one of the genre’s strongest creative forces as a songwriter, worship leader, singer and producer. This year he celebrated the 10th anniversary of his smash debut single, “Set Me Free.” Butler is also an accomplished author who released his book “Born Identity” in 2016.
The 48th NAACP Image Awards will be on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles and will broadcast live on TV One. The NAACP Image Awards recognize the year’s best in film, TV, music and books.