Andrae Crouch's Journey Set For May
His new single, "The Promise," is being sold exclusively at Walmart. The single CD package of "The Promise" includes the single, an instrumental version, an instrumental version with background vocals, "The Promise" video, a video with a personal message from Crouch and a PDF copy of the sheet music.
The digital version of single is sold at Walmart.com, iTunes, Amazon and all other online retail outlets. The digital single includes the same components as the physical CD, with the exception of the sheet music.
"The Promise" is written by Crouch and Hanes, an award-winning producer, who is also the creator and executive producer for the CD project. "He has always been progressive, prolific and ahead of his time," said Hanes. "He dominated radio during his time in the industry, but that was not the thing that made him great. What made him great was how his songs exploded and took deep root inside the churchno mater what color or denomination. His songs were made great by the churches all over the world. When I thought of this project, it was very important that we start off with a song that spoke to the state of the world today, the times we are living in and how we really need to hear from God. The body of Christ needs to be reassured of God's promise to His people. I felt this song was the perfect song for the body of Christ in this hour."
As a testament to Crouch's music legacy, Riverphlo Entertainment presented "The Promise" Choir Competition, running now through June 30, 2011. "The Promise" Choir Competition is open to church and community choirs in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. All participants must be at least 18 years of age or older.