Rising Gospel artist, Patrick Dopson to release title track “Open The Heavens,” to gospel radio this week. Following up on his chart topping single, “Keep Me,” Dopson hopes for similar success with title track.
“Open The Heavens” is the title track of Dopson’s independent debut CD that was released in May 2012. Having penned the song several years ago, Dopson describes the song as “a song of deliverance that would encourage people to trust God in the dry and rough spots of life.” A true praise and worship jam, “Open The Heavens,” is definitely Sunday-Morning ready and is a soon-to-be classic that will be sung in churches across the country.
“Keep Me,” one of the year’s gospel anthems peaked at number 5 on the Gospel Radio chart and remained on the chart for over 40 weeks. A personal anthem for Dopson, both songs provided inspiration for his own life both professionally and personally. “Almost 10 years passed since this project was birthed in my heart but the song ministered to me as I waited on God’s timing for this release and even as I walked through the adoption process of our son.”
“We know that’s when God is working in great detail to prep us; that doesn’t mean we always like it,” said Dopson. “I have to look back and really embrace the process and say ‘Thank You’ because this thing is God’s and I know it is to ultimately bring Him glory.”
Dopson recently serviced a concept video for “Keep Me” reflective of his adoption struggles and journey. Released on his Oilonit Music label, “Keep Me,” became a Billboard Gospel hit and received a Stellar nomination for Song of The Year. “Open the Heavens” was selected by Maranatha as one of the Top 25 Gospel Songs of 2012.
Dopson’s music keeps the legacy of urban contemporary Praise & Worship music alive. He grew up listening to gospel artists such as The Winans, Commissioned, John P. Kee, Marvin Sapp, Gary Oliver, Fred Hammond, Shirley Caesar and mass choirs, which have all influenced his life and is evident in his music. He founded his own publishing and record label, Oilonit Music, in 2003. His debut album, Open the Heavens, produced by Noel Hall and himself, was released in May of 2012. His debut release garnered four Stellar Award nominations and a featured slot on RCA Inspiration WOW GOSPEL 2013 CD & DVD releases.