NASHVILLE, Tenn.â€”Dancing in the Rain, the Difference Media debut from one of Southern Gospelâ€™s most beloved vocalists, Ivan Parker, is slated to bow July 29. Produced by Garry Jones (Brian Free, Canton Junction), the project marks Parkerâ€™s 16thÂ solo recording in a career spanning more than three decades.
Featuring writing credits from such top names as Tony Wood, Sue C. Smith and Joel Hemphill, among others, highlights of Dancing in the Rain include the title cut; “Walk My Way” (feat. Canton Junction); â€œLet Me Take You To The Crossâ€; â€œThatâ€™s What Love Doesâ€; “There’s Healing”;Â and the deeply personal â€œMamaâ€™s Rocking Chair” (feat. Sandy Parker).
â€œI have seen so many people around the world who need to be encouraged and hear something thatâ€™s going to give them hope,â€ Parker says of the project. â€œLives are shattered and homes are broken every day, which is why I love singing songs that let hurting people know that this moment will pass. Tomorrow will be better and there is hope beyond today. Someone has to tell them that there is promise.â€
Serving as lead vocalist for the iconic quartet Gold City from 1983-1993â€”where he recorded his signature #1 hit, â€œMidnight Cryâ€â€” Ivan Parkerâ€™s acclaimed solo career now spans more than 20 years. He has garnered 31 Singing News Fan Awards, highlighted byÂ 12Â Favorite Male VocalistÂ honors, while hisÂ #1 Southern Gospel radio singles include â€œHit The Ground Runningâ€ and â€œI Choose.â€ As a solo artist, Parker has released 16Â recordings, fiveÂ DVDs and has been featured in 32 best-selling Gaither Homecoming videos.
Difference Media is a division of Cornerstone Church, founded and pastored by John Hagee. The San Antonio-based label features some of the leading names in Gospel music including Canton Junction, Ricardo Sanchez, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees.
Dancing in the RainÂ will be distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution.Â For further information, visit turningpointpr.com or differencemedia.org. Follow Parker on Facebook @ivanparkerofficial and Twitter @ivanparker.