*“The CD is a lot of trails and errors…a real journey… the last season of my life,” said Grammy nominated Gospel/Inspirational artist Tye Tribbett about his debut solo project titled “Fresh.” “Expect it to be a testament.”
A native of New Jersey Tye is the son of a preacher and choir leader, so it was only natural that he would become one of the most respected choir directors in Contemporary Gospel music. In the late 90s Tribbett formed the Greater Anointing (G.A.) choir and by 2000 they were backing Faith Hill on her tour. They released a song, “Let Go, Let God,” which appeared on the “Prince of Egypt” compilation CD.
Tye Tribbett and G.A. went on to perform with Will Smith, Usher and Mary Mary. In 2004 they released “Life,” 2006 “Victory” and in 2008 “Stand Out” on Columbia/Sony Gospel. Along the way they garnered a Stellar Award and a Grammy Award nomination.
“The concept God gave me…sharing God’s grace,” Tye said about his solo project. Then he added something on a personal note, “I took a sabbatical last year. I got out of line with my life and family.”
Tribbett pointed out that his new CD is about “no shame.” As per the name of the album, “Fresh,” Tye said, “We can all start fresh.”
Fresh is what this project sounds like, something totally different from the Greater Anointing sound. The current single off the “Fresh” project is “Keep Me.”
To hear a bit from the new “Fresh” project or learn more on Tye log onto www.TyeTribbettWorldWide.com.
Stellar and Dove Award nominee Mary Alessi is ‘Pressing On’ with newest CD project
*You could say it was in her blood that Mary Alessi would become one of the leading worship leaders. She was raised in Gospel music. Her twin sister is Stellar Award winner Martha Munizzi, another inspirational worship leader. Recently Alessi released her fourth CD project titled “Pressing On” (Miami Life Sound Records/New Day Christian/Select-O-Hits).
“I been singing since I was three years old,” recalled Alessi, a Stellar and Dove Award nominee. “At 15 I knew God was going to use me in a big way and at 25 I heard TD Jakes speak. I remember we said, ‘TD Jake who?’ He preached and everyone stood up. On the way home I realized and was determined that I would never sing again if I couldn’t have that. From there, God started using me.”
Mary and her husband Stephen Alessi are now pastors of their own church, Metro Life Church, in Miami, Florida. Her music ministry has given her the opportunity to work with Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey, Nicole Binion and her sister Martha Munizzi.
Alessi, to me, has a Pop/Rock flavor that carries an uplifting and inspirational message. My favorite cuts off the “Pressing On” album include “Hope in Me,” because I love the guitar support; “I Love You,” a powerful praise song – I also love the harmony and piano support; “I Surrender All,” but don’t be fooled by title it’s an original, and “I Will Bless the Lord” a sweet love song of God’s grace ad mercy.