Chicago native and first runner-up of BET’s “Sunday Best” gospel talent show, Shari Addison, preps to release her self–titled CD “Shari Addison” on January 13, 2009.
The album “Shari Addison” will feature 10 tracks of traditional, contemporary, urban and inspirational gospel songs produced by those such as platinum music producer Percy Bady (Whitney Houston, Yolanda Adams), Daniel Weatherspoon (Darwin Hobbs, Lonnie Hunter) and Donald Lawrence (Tri-City Singers, Hezekiah Walker), amongst others.
The first single released for the album, “No Battle, No Blessing,” produced by Kevin Bond, 10-time GRAMMY® Award winner and 30-time Stellar Award winner is one of those Christian life stories that talks about people’s common struggle-that you have to fight the battle just to get to your blessing Addison states.
“This album includes some of the heaviest hitters in Gospel music. I’m so grateful that God gave me ‘A’ players and anointed producers for this CD. These giants in Gospel music lent their songs and production credits to the project. Sometimes Christians need to hear something with a beat, but still with a Godly message.,” the singer stated in a press release.
The singer also seems to be extremely excited about one of the songs on the album she had the opportunity to co-write “He Does All Things Well” with Percy Bady.
When she was asked about the competition and her career GospelCity quotes the singer as saying, “Sunday Best was not a competition, but a blessing and ministry. I have music that’s for the church goers, but at the same time, I have music that’s for those who weren’t born and bred in the church. Through this project, I want people’s faith to be restored. I want to let them know that dreams have no expiration date. But most of all, I’m encouraging them to hold on until God brings them through.”