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Published:May 17th, 2012 20:34 EST
Angela Spivey Signs With Tallahassee-Based Innovative Records

Angela Spivey Signs With Tallahassee-Based Innovative Records

By SOP newswire2

Pastor DeWayne Harvey has announced the signing of gospel music veteran, the Princess of Gospel, Angela Spivey, to his Tallahassee-based Innovative Records.  Spivey`s first release for the label, He Keeps His Promise, is due in April 2012.  It will be led by the title track, which goes to radio on January 2, 2012.  The set is produced entirely by Harvey, Antonio Wimberly and Etienne Porter.


Harvey says his goal is to expose Spivey to a broader audience.  "Angie`s been a hidden talent," he says.  People know about her, but her success in terms of sales, outings, venues, and all the things that come along with a good gospel artist just aren`t there.  That`s my goal.  I know her voice is anointed and designed to reach not only people here in the United States but all over the world."


A native of Chicago, Spivey began singing in her father`s church at the age of four and directed her first choir at the age of five.  Her 65-member Voices of Victory is now regarded as one of the premiere choirs in gospel music. He Keeps His Promise is Spivey`s fifth CD.


A minister, label executive and recording artist with five CDs to his credit, Harvey said that he has always had a special connection with Spivey, who has been featured on his last three releases.  "I`ve heard her preach and minister at my church," he said.  We came in on the same record label, Aleho International Records, and that`s where we had our first meeting."


Spivey`s new release is destined to be one of her greatest.  Harvey and his crew of producers have not only captured the essence of what Spivey does, but have given her a new look and sound.  This new sound is evident in the lead track He Keeps His Promise and God Cares. Spivey said that the songs stretched her out of her comfort zone; however, the results of moving out are amazing.  Spivey says, "It`s new, it`s fresh, almost as if I have been reinvented."


Harvey says his mission at Innovative Records is to release music -- both domestically and internationally -- that captures the attention of wide-ranging audiences.