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William McDowell William McDowell was recognized today with three Stellar Award nominations for his current release WITHHOLDING NOTHING.  
WITHHOLDING NOTHING is a groundbreaking album and concert film project that not only  gave fans a prolific body of music but offered a stunning look at powerful and authentic worship. It has been heralded by critics and consumers as one of the best worship albums of the year and was nominated this year in the
Praise & Worship CD of the Year and Traditional CD of the Yearcategories.  McDowell was also nominated for Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year. 

“I remain grateful that God chose to use me when He could have chosen anyone,” said McDowell.  “Moments like these serve as small but physical reminders that the work and sacrifice is still impacting others.”

The 30th Annual Stellar Awards will be taped March 28th in Las Vegas, NV and will be televised nationally on TV One on Easter Sunday, April 5th.

A true innovator in modern worship music, McDowell also received his first-ever Grammy Award nomination for Best Gospel Album.  Released in 2013, WITHHOLDING NOTHING, debuted at Number 1 simultaneously on the Billboard Top Gospel and Praise & Worship charts.  The album generated two singles “Withholding Nothing” and “My Heart Sings.”  McDowell continues to travel the globe with his signature, effectual brand of gospel and worship music.

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eoneEntertainment One Music (eOne Music) marks a momentous year delivering a broad range of chart-topping hits over the past year – garnering 33 Stellar Awards nominations across 19 categories for 6 artists – from nominations for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, to Female Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and more, for the upcoming 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards.  Creating a powerful repertoire, Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, James Fortune, Donald Lawrence, William McDowelland Michelle Williams have continued to inspire fans across the world with their latest hit releases, encompassing diverse sounds from contemporary gospel and urban inspirational, to the sounds of choir and praise and worship.  Multiple Stellar Award-winner and esteemed Bishop Paul S. Morton will also be honored with a special award, receiving the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s show.

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Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational, says: “We are honored that eOne Music has received 33 nominations for this year’s Stellar Awards! We are thrilled to congratulate Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, James Fortune, Donald Lawrence, William McDowell, and Michelle Williams on the recognition across multiple categories supporting their work over this past year, and also celebrate Bishop Paul S. Morton’s special honors on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Their work has been filled with many milestones and they continue to inspire us all with their prolific creative gifts and powerful music ministry.”

 

The incomparable Stellar Award-winning choir master Ricky Dillard garners 10 Stellar Awards nominations for his acclaimed release with New G, the 25thanniversary Ricky Dillard & New G live album Amazing.  Featuring the #1 hit single “Amazing” – one of the biggest songs of the year which has remained atop the Gospel radio chart for over 7 months – Dillard’s #1 Gospel album receives nominations in the categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for the single “Amazing,” Male Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year, Choir of the Year, Producer of the Year, Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year, Traditional CD of the Year, Traditional Choir of the Year, and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.

 

Making a splash with her first solo record, Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell branched out with the chart-topping release of her highly-anticipated solo album Help.  Continuing to garner accolades for her #1 Gospel album, Campbell’s award-winning album receives 10 Stellar Awards nominations in the categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for the single “Help” (ft. Lecrae), Female Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year, Producer of the Year (for album producer Warryn Campbell), Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, Urban/Inspirational/Instrumental Single/Performance of the Year for the single “Help” (ft. Lecrae), Music Video of the Year for the single “Help” (ft. Lecrae), and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.

 

Award-winning songstress Michelle Williams racks up 4 Stellar Award nominations for her hit album Journey to Freedom, her fourth solo album.  Garnering nominations in the categories of Song of the Year for the chart-topping #1 Gospel single “Say Yes” (ft. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland), Female Vocalist of the Year, Urban/Inspirational/Instrumental Single/Performance of the Year for “Say Yes” (ft. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland), and Music Video of the Year for “Say Yes” (ft. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland), Williams continued to challenge musical conventions as a singer, songwriter and producer, with indelible vocals and global beats on additional songs such as “If We Had Your Eyes” (ft. Fantasia), “Free,” “Fire,” and more.

 

The release of the live album Live Through It, from the award-winning James Fortune & FIYA, garners 3 Stellar Awards nominations, in the categories of Group/Duo of the Year, Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year, and Urban/Inspirational/Instrumental Single/Performance of the Year for the hit single “Live Through It.”  Fortune’s chart-topping album also features the songs “Forever,” “Never Forsake Me,” “Best Praise,” and more on the two-disc set.

 

Stellar Award-winning artist, producer and songwriter Donald Lawrence racks up 3 Stellar Awards nominations surrounding his acclaimed #1 Gospel album, Best for Last.  Nominated in the categories of Group/Duo of the Year, Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year, and Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year, Lawrence’s 20-year anniversary live album showcases the dynamic talents that have garnered him abundant recognition among peers and fans as one of the industry’s most prolific artists, continuing to make an indelible mark with hit songs such as “The Gift,” “There Remaineth a Rest” (ft. the Tri-City Singers), and “Best for Last” (ft. Yolanda Adams).

 

Bringing fans another chart-topping hit, award-winning worship leader William McDowell enveloped listeners in a live worship experience with the two-disc release of Withholding Nothing.  Featuring his first-ever combined CD/DVD collection including the hits “Withholding Nothing,” “My Heart Sings,” and more on his third album, McDowell is nominated for 3 Stellar Awards in the categories of Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year, Traditional CD of the Year, and Praise and Worship CD of the Year.

 

With a prolific global ministry, Bishop Paul S. Morton pastors one of the country’s largest church organizations, as founder and bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, and has released 10 albums in his multiple Stellar Award-winning recording career.  For his influential work in ministry, Bishop Morton will be the special 2015 recipient of the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Stellar Awards.

 

The upcoming 30th Stellar Gospel Music Awards will take place at a new venue for 2015, with a live taping at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on March 28, 2015, and air on TV One on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.

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Popular worship artist William McDowell has wrapped up a successful 2014 with several highlights and accolades, and looks forward to 2015 for more exciting projects and new music.

 

McDowell just received the first Grammy Award® nomination of his career for Best Gospel Album for his current release Withholding Nothing.  The album peaked at Number 1 on several Billboard® charts, including both the Top Gospel and Top Praise and Worship charts, when it was released in November of 2013. It also generated the hit single and title track “Withholding Nothing.”  The album has been considered one of the year’s best, having landed on 8 of Billboard’s Year-End Charts including leading entries on the Gospel Albums, Top Gospel Artists and Gospel Airplay (songs) charts. William McDowell

William McDowell also recently held his 3rd annual Red Carpet Christmas benefit concert in Orlando, where he partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere. McDowell raised enough funds to provide over 67,000 meals to needy families and children, and the number continues to grow.  The concert, which featured performances by McDowell, Tina Campbell (from Mary Mary), Tasha Cobbs, David & Nicole Binion, Pastor John Gray and more, will be televised on December 26th at 8pm ET exclusively on The WORD Network.

Earlier this year, McDowell hosted the successful 7 Days of Withholding Nothing event, during which he offered free access to his 2-hour Withholding Nothing worship film. Supporters from an astounding 129 countries around the world participated in the seven-day web streaming event.

McDowell also hosted his inaugural Habitation Conference, a three-day worship intensive that featured instruction from some of the most well-respected pastors and worship leaders in the country.

The greatest gift of the year, however, arrived at the top of this month, when William and his wife joyfully welcomed their third child, Caleb Immanuel McDowell.

In the new year, William McDowell plans to record a new album, which will feature “Send The Rain,” the buzzed-about song that was just recorded live at the Red Carpet Christmas event. McDowell is also the pastor of the newly launched Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, FL.

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william mcdowellUnlike anything seen before, William McDowell’s  “7 Days of Withholding Nothing” made a huge impact this month.  The extraordinary week-long event was groundbreaking providing unfettered access to modern worship music on line.

The pastor of Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, FL launched his 7 Days campaign earlier this month in conjunction with the digital release of his WITHHOLDING NOTHING live concert film on iTunes. McDowell offered free viewings of the extraordinary live worship experience on a special website WithholdingNothingFilm.com.  The event quickly became a global phenomenon with people from over 129 countries logging on and over 30K visits.

WITHHOLDING NOTHING was recorded live at Faith Assembly Church in Orlando, FL and is a memorable film experience filled with the sights and sounds of dynamic worship moments that contain over 20 compelling songs.

This summer McDowell will resume his worldwide touring schedule, with visits to the UK, Nigeria, Israel and the British Virgin Islands over the next month. Details on William’s tour dates can be found on his website, WilliamMcDowellMusic.com

William McDowell is a pioneer in modern worship and is lead pastor at Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, FL.  His current album, WITHHOLDING NOTHING released last year and debuted at Number 1 on both the Billboard Gospel and Praise & Worship charts.  The WITHHOLDING NOTHING DVD was in the Top 5 on iTunes Concert Films chart in its first week of release.

Here’s What People Are Saying:

“Please believe me when I say: Withholding Nothing has captured my attention and stirred my affection for Jesus like no other project in the last several years. I listen to it almost weekly before preaching. And the DVD experience enhances all dimensions of the songs – so we can feel like we were there on this remarkable night. Thank you William for this gift.”

– Pastor Steven Furtick, Founder / Lead Pastor Elevation A Church (Charlotte, NC)

“If you think a recorded worship experience can’t take you into the presence of God, think again.  Withholding Nothing is one such film — You forget you’re watching a dvd.”

– Torrence Glenn BET.com

“In all my life I don’t think I’ve ever heard any music or watched a worship environment that so immediately brought me into the presence of God.  When I’ve given out, when I’m desperate for an encounter with God, I watch this worship DVD from William McDowell. ”

– Pastor Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, Association of Related Churches  

“Truly wanting the world to see ‘Withholding Nothing’ from the incomparable William McDowell.  IF you love worship, this will take you IN.”

– Israel Houghton, Grammy Award recording artist, worship leader

“William McDowell is an In Season Talent!  ‘Withholding Nothing’ is one of the best projects that I have heard in a very long time. Its Effortless Worship done with Anointing and Grace!”

– Khalif M. Townes, Urban Roundup Group, LLC. 

“William McDowell has emerged as a giant in the era of praise & worship music. McDowell’s CD/DVD release Withholding Nothing pulls you in and never lets go until you experience the presence of God.”

– Christopher Heron, blackgospel.com 

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william mcdowellContaining over 20 songs, the WITHHOLDING NOTHING concert film shows 2,000 people immersed in passionate, authentic and pure worship. Unlike anything seen before, McDowell offers this concert as a way to celebrate the poignancy and beauty of the evening. McDowell introduced a number of new worship anthems and songs of praise for today’s church. These include “Can’t Live Without You,” “My Heart Sings” and the prophetic declaration, “Expecting.” The night also features guest appearances by Jason Nelson on Arise favorite, “I Surrender All,” Steve Crawford and Da’dra Greathouse (of Anointed) on “Standing,” and Daniel Johnson.

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Willam mCdowellWilliam McDowell, pastor, prolific worship leader and recording artist to launch epic worship event: “7 Days of Withholding Nothing.”   Kicking off Black Music Month and in conjunction with the digital release of WITHHOLDING NOTHINGlive concert film on iTunes (https://itun.es/i6gf2CF), McDowell will make the extraordinary live worship experience available for unlimited viewing on WithholdingNothingFilm.com for 7 days starting Monday, June 9th until Monday, June 16th.  

Visitors will be able to access their free and limitless views of the 2-Hour worship experience by unlocking the film’s page through their Facebook and Twitter accounts or by providing an email address.  WITHHOLDING NOTHING was recorded live at Faith Assembly Church in Orlando, FL and is a memorable film experience filled with the sights and sounds of dynamic worship moments.

Containing over 20 songs, the WITHHOLDING NOTHING concert film shows 2,000 people immersed in passionate, authentic and pure worship. Unlike anything seen before, McDowell offers this concert as a way to celebrate the poignancy and beauty of the evening.  McDowell introduced a number of new worship anthems and songs of praise for today’s church. These include “Can’t Live Without You,” “My Heart Sings” and the prophetic declaration, “Expecting.” The night also features guest appearances by Jason Nelson on Arise favorite, “I Surrender All,” Steve Crawford and Da’dra Greathouse (of Anointed) on “Standing,” and Daniel Johnson.

With the launch of the “7 Days of Withholding Nothing” campaign, and the availability of the live concert film on iTunes, McDowell has also released his second single to radio,”My Heart Sings.”  The song is an impassioned plea from McDowell, who cries out, “My worship is too deep for my words…I’ve got to cry from the depth of my heart … my vocabulary is too limited when it comes to God.”  Much like his previous hits, “My Heart Sings,” is a purely personal moment of communication with God straight from McDowell’s heart that encourages the listener to engage in their own communication with God and their own worship moment.

“We made the film originally in an attempt to capture what it looks, feels and sounds like when God shows up in a room and people respond,” said McDowell.  “My heart longed for as many people to see and experience this, and it means that much to me. That’s why I wanted to offer the chance to view it for free, for a limited time.”

“The best you can do is to prepare your heart and be obedient,” says McDowell. “… You have to be willing to become invisible. It’s never about you. Nothing in the service is about you. People aren’t coming to see you. They are coming to experience God.”

William McDowell is a pioneer in modern worship and recently became lead pastor at Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, FL.  His current album, WITHHOLDING NOTHING,released last year and debuted at Number 1 on both the Billboard Gospel and Praise and Worship Charts.

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james-395Entertainment One Music (eOne) continues to lead a chart-topping roster of diverse artists, encompassing a wide range of melodies that drive the sounds of Gospel today.  Garnering two Top 5 albums on the latest Billboard Gospel Albums chart, eOne also delivers the hits in Gospel Radio, with four singles in the Top 10 on the latest Gospel Radio chart by Erica Campbell, James Fortune & FIYA, Ricky Dillard & New G, and William McDowell.

Hit singles from James Fortune & FIYA, Ricky Dillard & New G, Erica Campbell, and William McDowell, continue to climb the chart and impact Gospel radio listeners.  The chart-topping recent album releases from Erica Campbell, and James Fortune & FIYA exude the innovative sounds they are known for, creating songs that join their hit canon as new classics.

Erica Campbell HelpClaiming a second consecutive week at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, Erica Campbell’s new album Help (My Block/eOne) ushers in a smashing start for the Grammy-winning artist’s solo debut, collecting additional accolades which also included a #1 debut on Billboard’s Top Gospel & Christian (combined) chart and a debut at #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 last week.  Following the Grammy-nominated hit single “A Little More Jesus,” Campbell’s title single “Help” (feat. Lecrae) is currently at #7 on the Gospel Radio chart.

At #2 on the Gospel Radio chart is James Fortune & FIYA’s inspiring lead single “Live Through It,” from the chart-topping recent two-disc album release, Live Through It (FIYA World/eOne).  An acclaimed new album from award-winning artist and nationally-syndicated radio host Fortune, & FIYA that marks their first live new recording and includes featured appearances from a slew of guest stars, Live Through It remains a Top 5 hit as well for the 20-track album, at #4 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.

Ricky Dillard12An explosive new single that has quickly risen up the charts, hitting #5 on the Gospel Radio chart is “Amazing” (Light Records/eOne), by Ricky Dillard & New G.  The new single from the internationally acclaimed hit artist and choir master Ricky Dillard, with New G, “Amazing” reaches new heights in showcasing Dillard’s flourishing music ministry, inciting high anticipation for their upcoming new album.

Rounding out in the Top 10 singles at #8 in Gospel Radio is William McDowell’s hit william mcdowelllead single, “Withholding Nothing,” off the world-renowned worship leader’s chart-topping album Withholding Nothing (Delivery Room/eOne), a powerful live CD/DVD worship experience.

For the latest news and keeping up with eOne’s slate of Gospel artists, visit:

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phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg-1Chart topping artist and world-renowned worship leader and Pastor William McDowell’s highly anticipated album Withholding Nothing (Delivery Room/eOne Music) debuted at #1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel Top Albums chart after its release on November 5, 2013.  The ASCAP Award winning, Stellar and Dove nominated artist behind #1 Gospel hits such as “I Give Myself Away” and “I Won’t Go Back” continues to inspire and usher in the spirit of worship on this powerful new CD/DVD compilation.  Featuring the stirring lead single of the same name, Withholding Nothing follows the chart-topping success of McDowell’s sophomore recording Arise, ranking #1 on the Current Gospel Overall chart, has reached #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart and ranks #28 on Billboard’s top 200.

 

Containing over 60 minutes of passionate, extemporaneous worship in the form of songs, choruses and instrumental interludes that reverberate with themes of surrender and thanksgiving, Withholding Nothing highlights 2,000 people immersed not in a recording, but in worship.  Throughout the two-hour long DVD, viewers are captivated as the presence of God takes complete control of the room, while McDowell introduces a plethora of new worship anthems and songs of praise for today’s church.  This incredible live music ministry experience features the vocal talents of Steve Crawford and Da’dra Greathouse (Anointed) on “Standing”, worship and praise leaders Jason Nelson and BJ Putnam on “I Surrender All” and “Ask” respectively, gospel artists Josh Dufrene and Daniel Johnson on “Song of Intercession”, and Tyler Richardson and LaRue Howard on “Come Unto Me”.  Together with McDowell, these great artists bring people of all ages, cultures and denominations together through passionate, Christ-centered worship, to witness the manifestation of God’s presence in worship and praise like never before.

 

So how does one go about capturing that shift in the atmosphere, that moment when the order of service takes a back seat to the work of the Holy Spirit? According to McDowell, who is also the lead pastor at Orlando’s Deeper Fellowship Church, you simply “get out of the way.”

 

“These people don’t know they are being heard by anyone but God,” explains McDowell. “We don’t get pre-claps, we don’t stop for any reason. The focus is 100 percent on God and what He’s saying, and the songs just happen the way they happen…we rehearsed, we prepared, but in the end, the Holy Spirit led the evening.”

 

Having witnessed that moment of powerful worship, Hart Ramsey says, “This new CD/DVD is insane!!!!!  It’s more than a P&W CD/DVD.  It’s a Weapon of Intercession.  Anointed & sonically/visually remarkable.  What came out was unrehearsed.  What transpired that night was unforgettable.”

 

Bishop Travis Hall states “William McDowell’s new project is much more than just an album.  It’s a WORSHIP EXPERIENCE!”

 

Isaac Carree states “Withholding Nothing [will] change your life!”

 

Produced by McDowell, Steven Lester of Elevation Church, Aaron Lindsey and Clay Bogan, (who co-produced the chart-topping album Arise),Withholding Nothing is one of the greatest gospel music DVD’s produced, that will continue to uplift and inspire people across the world for years to come.

 

McDowell is currently on tour for Withholding Nothing, which includes the following stops:

 

November 20                          Charlotte, NC                         Have Life Church

November 21                          Atlanta, GA                            Word of Faith

November 22                          New York, NY                       Misfits

November 24                          Easton, PA                              Greater Shiloh Church

November 30                          Houston, TX                           Lakewood Church

 

 

For more information on William McDowell, please visit www.williammcdowellmusic.com orhttps://www.facebook.com/williammcdowellmusic.  And to follow him on Twitter, visit

https://twitter.com/WilliamMcDowell

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Gifted praise & worship leader, recording artist and minister William McDowell, to host a live worship concert and DVD recording. This is McDowell’s first DVD recording and will take place Friday, June 29, 2012 at Faith Assembly, located at 9307 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando Fl.

McDowell has received critical and consumer acclaim in recent years with his two top selling albums, 2009’s As We Worship, Live and 2011’s ARISE.  McDowell is best known for setting a powerful live worship atmosphere while his music transcends both genre and denomination. Touching a universal chord with his breakthrough song “I Give Myself Away,” McDowell has a remarkable gift of creating a tone and atmosphere of worship that is unmatched.

Through his music he is able to allow listeners to have an individual experience with God.  “I am beyond excited about this DVD and believe it has the potential to be the best thing we have ever done,” said McDowell. “I am humbled and honored to have some of my favorite worship leaders join me in releasing a sound that will glorify God.”

The live event will feature many of McDowell’s songs from both albums as well as new songs and include appearances by several special guests including Pastor Jason Nelson; Steve Crawford & Dadra Greathouse; Tasha Cobbs and BJ Putnam.  Taking place at Orlando’s Faith Assembly’s ‘new campus’ the event will be free and open to the public and starts at 7:00pm. McDowell’s ARISE, debuted at Number 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel and Praise & Worship Charts when it was released last November.  The CD retained the Number 1 slot on the Praise & Worship Chart for 15 weeks and on the Gospel Chart for 6 weeks.


His current radio single, “I Won’t Go Back” peaked at Number 1 on the gospel radio charts and continues to remain in the Top 10.  For more information on William McDowell and the live recording go to  www.williammcdowellmusic.com.

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On October 29th, the final nominees for one of gospel music’s highest honors, the Stellar Awards, will be announced on live television. The hosts for the announcement will be Trin-i-tee 5:7 and comedian Akintunde.

The evening will feature several performances from Isaac Carree, William McDowell, and Y’Anna Crawley.  Tune into GMC at 8:00pm EST to find out which of your favorite gospel artists made the final ballot for the Stellar Awards