Grammy® Award-winning Gospel superstar, songwriter and producer Donald Lawrence will release the first volume of his highly-anticipated 20th anniversary albums on Tuesday, September 24th with Donald Lawrence 20 Year Celebration Volume I: Best for Last (Quiet Water Entertainment/ Entertainment One Music). Marking a musical celebration of Lawrence’s prolific career in music and pioneering 20-year journey as a recording artist, songwriter, arranger, producer, sought-after collaborator and more, Lawrence has created another dynamic album of powerful spiritual and musical inspiration. Leaving a lasting impression on listeners’ minds, spirits and their journey in faith, Lawrence has brought together a host of special guest stars, including Faith Evans, Natalie Grant, Ted & Sheri, Yolanda Adams and more.
New songs such as current Top 5 Gospel hit single “The Gift,” “There Remaineth A Rest,” and the title track “Best for Last” with Yolanda Adams, set the stage for a must-have milestone anniversary album that also includes Lawrence’s live-recorded performances from his much buzzed-about Chicago live recording, held in June at Dr. Bill Winston’s Living Word Christian Center. Recording with his longtime songwriting/production colleagues Daniel Weatherspoon and Percy Bady, Lawrence’s range of talents and impact on the music world remain an undeniable force, captured in the live performances of his hit repertoire “The Blessing of Abraham,” “Say A Prayer For Me” with Faith Evans, “Mighty God” with Coko, “Instrument” with Rudy Currence, “Ultimate Relationship” with Lalah Hathaway, among others on the 15-track album.
Weaving an invigorating mix of new songs and fresh new performances of beloved favorites, in celebration of Lawrence’s 20 years in music since releasing his first album with the Tri-City Singers, the Volume I: Best for Last album showcases Lawrence’s extensive song catalog and unparalleled gifts at creating a transcendent musical experience, with the rousing sounds of worship and celebration. Continuing to perform and record in high demand for his ministry and musical talents, Lawrence will embark on touring across the country in September in promotion of Volume I: Best for Last, with upcoming appearances including Good Day New York (airing October 3), TBN Praise the Lord (airing October 15) and more, and in his sixth year as a host for Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound™ nationwide choir search.
Says Lawrence, “The creation of this 20-year celebration album has truly been an unforgettable experience. Over the past 20 years I could not have imagined the blessings and collaborations that God would have in store for me. What an amazing journey of music ministry this has been. I am so excited to share this celebration album and to continue this journey with you for the next volume and years to come. I remind myself daily that what makes sense doesn’t make faith and what makes faith doesn’t make sense. Let’s continue to walk by faith.”