Arden, North Carolina (October 15, 2021) — The Kingdom Heirs — one of Southern Gospel music’s most storied quartets — is adding to their long legacy with I Feel A Good Day Coming On, their new album, out now from Sonlite Records.
The collection includes the group’s 2021 hit, “Never Changing God,” which offered traditional quartet-flavored reassurance during a challenging spring, alongside complementary fan-pleasing singles “God Knows How Much Mercy I Need,” “Tell Me Again” and “Jesus Is Enough” — the latter of which introduced tenor singer Jacob Ellison.
“This album was such a joy to make,” the newest member of the legendary group notes. “It is very versatile and has something for everyone. At separate times we all found ourselves blessed over messages found in the songs that Jesus is enough or that God knows how much mercy we need! We have put so much heart and work into this project and hope it will bless everyone as much as it has blessed each of us!”
“Versatile” is just the right word for the project, which delivers the good news of salvation through a kaleidoscopic set of arrangements that musically underline each song’s message with just the right touch. “God Knows How Much Mercy I Need” and “What You Could Never Get Over” emphasize a soulful sound, while “The Gospel Truth,” “He Worked It Out” and “Heaven Frame Of Mind” are replete with blues-y touches; “What My God Can Do,” “Tell Me Again” and “Never Changing God” emphasize the country side of the group’s range, while songs like “Jesus Is Enough” and “He’s Making Good” blend different styles into something unique. Capping off the varied song list is the title track and newest single, “A Good Day Coming On,” which finds the Kingdom Heirs joined by labelmates, the 3 Heath Brothers, in a lively collaboration that emphasizes both groups’ mastery of sophisticated harmonies and jazzy rhythms.
Says the group’s long-time drummer, Dennis Murphy, “I’ve seen a lot of albums hit the table in the years that I’ve been here and I’m as excited for this one as much as I have ever been for a new release! First of all, getting to introduce our new tenor, Jacob Ellison, to everyone is exciting. Also, the diversity of songs on this project is incredible, and I’m honored to have one of my songs, ‘Jesus Is Enough,’ included with the other great songs. Arthur Rice outdid himself behind the scenes on this one and I know everyone will love and support this new music from The Kingdom Heirs!”Listen to I Feel A Good Day Going OnHERE.
About The Kingdom Heirs
From the Mountains of East Tennessee, Southern Gospel Music fills the air and is the home of The Kingdom Heirs, one of Southern Gospel Music’s top Male Quartets. The group started performing in local churches and concert halls and as their music and message spread to a wider audience, so did their popularity and demand. Later in 1982 they began singing at the Silver Dollar City theme park, which is now Dollywood. In 1986 when the theme park took on their new name, The Kingdom Heirs were asked to become the resident gospel group and now this year, both The Kingdom Heirs and Dollywood are celebrating 34 years. Not only are they one of Dollywood’s favorites, but a favorite to millions everywhere.
The Kingdom Heirs have been nominated many times for industry awards such as The SGMA Awards, Dove Awards and The Singing News Fan Awards. Winning Newcomer Group of the Year in 1989, the group has been a constant favorite. The latest award is 2020 Band of the Year, which the band also won in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. They have also had many top ten songs, and currently have had 40 top 5 songs in a row and 12 number 1 songs including “Come To The Well,” “I’ll Know I’m Home,” “The Borrowed Tomb,” “Just Beyond The Sunset” (Nominated for Song of the Year), “Just Preach Jesus” (Nominated for Song of the Year), “Tell Me Why” and “He Locked The Gates.” Two songs “The Chain Gang” and “Pieces” off of their highly successful album, A New Look, were nominated for a Dove Award in 2016. Their album The Last Big Thing debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts in October 2017 followed by another Billboard debut with Something Good Vol Two in May 2019 and another with Everything In Between in October of 2019. Over the past years they have had 29 songs nominated for Song of the Year. The Kingdom Heirs are Arthur Rice, lead singer; Jeff Chapman, bass singer; Jacob Ellison, tenor singer; Loren Harris, baritone singer; Dennis Murphy, drummer; Andy Stringfield, pianist; and Kreis French, manager.
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