*Award winning Gospel producer Kurt Carr recently produced the newest CD project for Gospel artist Ami Rushes titled “Refreshed.” Normally a Praise and Worship artist Rushes records a more contemporary project with Carr at the helm.

“I wanted to broaden my audience,” Ami Rushes explained when asked about the new sound. “I have songs that not only touch the Gospel market but the Christian market.”

Initially Ami came into the music industry as a Rock and Roll and R&B artist.

“Through a hospital experience many years ago…they didn’t think I was going to be ok,” Ami said about the changing point when she went from secular music to Gospel. “I wanted to do something. God saved me…I have to give back.”

Rushes door into the Gospel music industry came through Rev. James Cleveland. Her style of Gospel includes that Rock and Roll and R&B influence. You can hear it in my favorite cuts on the “Refreshed” CD (Ami Rushes Ministries/Central South) which include “El Shaddai” for it brought tears to my eyes it was so heart-felt; “Through It All,” written by Andrae Crouch, a power song; “He Touched Me” for the Jazz influence – thanks to the horn support, and “The Happy Song” for its finger-snapping harmonic sound.

For more on Ami Rushes and her current “Refreshed” CD release log onto www.AmiRishes.com.