DeLon is a voting member of the Gospel Music Association(GMA) and also a voting member of the Country Music Association(CMA).
GOD's Flower Garden is DeLon's second country/Gospel album and his sixth published album, including five country albums. The album was released in January. 2012 and is doing very well with the singles that are being played by DJ's on the "INDEPENDENT"(INDIE") stations.
Please check out his other albums, which are all found on this cdbaby web-site: "TRADITIONAL COUNTRY", released in 1997; "HIGHWAYS OF LIFE", released in 2002; "GIT", released in 2007; "HEART TO HEART", released in 2008; "HE'S MY ALL IN ALL", released in 2009; and "JUST FOR YOU", released in June, 2012.
This album is an up-beat album and the music defines itself well within the GMA's category of "COUNTRY/GOSPEL" music. "GOD's Flower Garden" is an album, featuring a total of seventeen songs. DeLon has either written or co-written twelve of these songs. The title song of the album is a simple and clear message that people of all colors, races and ethnicities fit into GOD's plan, thus the title, "GOD's Flower Garden". And, the second song, "Embrace The World" brings a similar message to you. As of DECEMBER 14, 2012, "Celebrating CHRIST On 'CHRISTmas Day" occupied the #12 spot on the Joyce Ramgatie "TOP 40 SINGLES CHART".
This album will certainly add to the radio air-play of his music, both GOSPEL and country, which is now played in over 40 countries around the world.
DeLon has had an amazing run, regarding his placements on the "TOP 200" total airplay charts and "TOP 40" singles charts. These are published on a regular basis in The Netherlands by Joyce Ramgatie. For each charting period, there are more than 3,000 independent("indie") artists, from around the world, who are competing for these 200 spots. You can view these charts at this web-site: www.eboards4all.com/206687
During the month of April, 2006, DeLon was notified for the first time that he had been added to the "TOP 200" total airplay chart and was ranked in the #67 spot. Since that time, DeLon has been on every single "TOP 200" chart for a total of EIGHTY-SIX (86) PUBLISHED CHARTS through DECEMBER 14, 2013. On this current chart, he is ranked #3. DeLon now has a total of FOURTEEN #1 rankings; SEVENTEEN #2 rankings; EIGHTEEN #3 rankings; SEVEN #4 rankings; and FIFTEEN #5 rankings, for a total of SEVENTY-ONE (71) spots in the "top 5" rankings of this chart.
The first three songs on this album, "GOD'S Flower Garden", "Embrace The World", and "I Won't Have To Worry Anymore" are already receiving significant radio and internet airplay since the official release of this album in January, 2012. Tracks #2 and #15, "Embrace The World" and "Celebrating CHRIST on CHRISTmas Day" were pre- released before the album had been completed, just in time for the 2011 CHRISTmas season. On the CANADIAN/USA "TOP 30" singles chart, "Embrace The World" peaked at the #11 position even though it is not a typical CHRISTmas song but does mention the "Bethlehem Baby". "Celebrating CHRIST on CHRISTmas Day" peaked at the #4 position.
This is a great selection of DeLon's original songs and other well-known songs made popular by other artists. In addition, tracks #16 and #17 are songs that were included on two of DeLon's country albums. "Oh, How I Miss My Son", deals with the subject of divorce. "Do The Right Thing" deals with the subject of adoption as the choice to make versus abortion, when confronted with an untimely pregnancy. DeLon has stated, "These two songs deal with two subjects that seem to be prevalent even among CHRISTian individuals and families. I just wanted to include them on this Gospel album to give people something to consider regarding divorce and pregnancy."
This album, just as his first country/Gospel album("HE'S MY ALL IN ALL") did back in 2009, should be in line to receive a Dove Award nomination from the Gospel Music Association(GMA) in 2012. We will post any news, regarding this possibility, later this year.
To all of you, who have supported DeLon over the years in purchasing both his Gospel and country albums, DeLon expresses his sincere thanks to each of you, along with his promise to keep trying to make each album better than the one before.
Remember, it is JESUS CHRIST, who can change anyone's life in a dramatic way, if you will ask HIM to do that for you. It is DeLon's hope, that the messages contained in these songs will cause many to take inventory of their personal lives and to make that decision to confess their sins and accept JESUS CHRIST as their LORD and SAVIOR. It will be a decision that none will ever regret.