Jackson, NJ - On June 15, talented vocalist John Gray and his new imprint, MANNAGOD Records, will officially take their place on the music scene with the release of not one, but two debut CDs -- the gospel inspired JOURNEY and the R&B laced COVENANT discs. Both albums showcase
John's undeniable talents as a singer, songwriter and producer, and mark the first offerings from his NJ-based MANNAGOD Records. Gray serves as President/CEO of the new company.
Together, JOURNEY and COVENANT provide music lovers with a full spectrum of spiritual and emotional satisfaction. Infused with inspirational messages of hope and praise, JOURNEY is an incredible musical testimony that exalts and renews the spirit. Such featured songs as "Mannagod,"
"Church Boy," and the title track are destined to become gospel standards.
By using soul-drenched ballads and infectious mid-tempo tunes, COVENANT explores the beauty and challenges of love and relationships. Standout cuts include "Iris," "From This Day," and "Will You Marry Me," a tune poised to be a mainstay at weddings for years to come.
John Gray has been singing and performing since he was seven years old. He burst onto the scene in 1995 when he joined the Grammy-award winning troupe Kirk Franklin and the Family as a cast member for the highly successful gospel production "He Say, She Say, But what Does God Say?" Gray went on to tour with the group for three years.
From that point, his career continued to flourish. Among things he has guest starred on TV shows, toured with gospel bands, earned wide acclaim as a comedian, and appeared in a number of stage productions. In 2004,
John decided to tell the uplifting story of his own life via MANNAGOD - The Journey, a gospel play in which he not only stars, but also wrote, produced and directs. The production is currently enjoying a run of sold-out shows in the New York-New Jersey area, and is poised for a
national rollout in the coming weeks.
MANNAGOD Records is a unit of MANNAGOD Enterprises, Inc., a Jackson, NJ-based company that also includes a stage production unit, clothing line and management wing, among other elements. John Gray founded MANNAGOD in 2004 with his partner and company COO Glenn Richardson.