(August 7, 2012 – Jacksonville, FL.) – National gospel recording artist Todd Curry recently won Artist of the Year at the 2012 Rhythm of Gospel Awards held in Jacksonville, FL. Winners were announced on July 28, 2012. The content, creativity, display of genuine worship, and inspirational message behind Curry’s album, “Quit Playin’ Church”, resulted in positive critical acclaim. Being recognized as top independent gospel artist in the nation will surely be one of Curry’s greatest accomplishments.
The release of his second album, “Quit Playin’ Church”, caught the attention of thousands across the nation. The musical reach of Todd Curry and Focus has extended due to the partnership with BDG/RED, which is a division of SONY Music Group, New Day Distribution, and Trevino Music Group.
A collection of 15 tracks grace this project, “Quit Playin Church”, in an indomitable way. Older songs, such as the everlasting classic “Available to You” from Rev. Milton Brunson and “Jesus is His Name” by Ricky Dillard, were redone by Todd Curry. This project has songs that will surely cross over to the CCM market from the acoustic guitar led, “There is None” to the heart wrenching single, “Lord Save Me”.
This group’s main objective is to spread the gospel to the nation through their unique and original music. Todd Curry and Focus has attained numerous accomplishments over the last decade as a prominent force in gospel music, and continues to inspire the souls of many as they fulfill their valuable purpose.
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About The Rhythm of Gospel Awards
The Rhythm of Gospel Awards is an annual event that focuses on independent gospel recording artists. This event also attracts over 7,000 excited tourists, churches, social and civic groups, families, and business professionals throughout the US, Canada and the Bahamas.
The Rhythm Of Gospel Awards is designed to be an evening of entertainment and recognition, hosted by The National & Independent Gospel Music Association (N.I.G.M.A.) and produced by CEO and Executive Director Mr. Mark Rogers and co-produced by COO Sir Earnest Dear, B Chase Williams, and Rodnie Bryant.
This Televised Award Show recognizes outstanding churches/pastors, choirs and independent gospel music artist of all genres, for their outstanding contributions toward the betterment and advancement of their communities. www.therhythmofgospelawards.com
About Todd Curry & Focus
Todd Curry and Focus is composed of 18 dynamic vocalists seeking to breathe life back into the Gospel Music industry. The Gospel group based in Greensboro, North Carolina formed in 2003 and released its second album “Quit Playin’ Church” digitally through Universal Music Group which recently hit the BDS charts as a result of its radio tour. This CD is classified as being more than the music, but rather a movement.
The group’s debut album “It’s All Good” produced by award winning Cedric Thompson was received well earning the North Carolina’s Gospel Announcers Guild’s Prestige Award for Contemporary Group of the Year in both 2007 & 2008. Now Todd Curry and Focus intend to follow the success of their first album strong with “Quit Playin’ Church”, a collection of 15 tracks including the uplifting single “Lord Save Me”. Their latest album, “Quit Playin’ Church”, promotes non-egocentricity and a stronger focus on God’s purpose in their lives. www.quitplayinchurch.com