After a bout with cancer last year, Grammy® Award-winning Gospel artist, songwriter and producer Donald Lawrence will release the first volume of his highly-anticipated 20th anniversary albums. The project, titled Donald Lawrence 20 Year Celebration Volume I: Best for Last will mark a musical celebration of Lawrence’s prolific career.
Lawrence has brought together a host of special guest stars, including Faith Evans, Natalie Grant, Ted & Sheri, Yolanda Adams and more.
New songs such as the current Top 5 Gospel hit single “The Gift,” “There Remaineth A Rest,” and the title track “Best for Last” with Yolanda Adams, set the stage for a wonderful anniversary album that also includes Lawrence’s live-recorded performances held in June at Dr. Bill Winston’s Living Word Christian Center.
Recording with his longtime songwriting/production colleagues Daniel Weatherspoon and Percy Bady, Lawrence’s range of talents and impact on the music world remain an undeniable fact, captured in the live performances of his hit repertoire “The Blessing of Abraham,” “Say A Prayer For Me” with Faith Evans, “Mighty God” with Coko, “Instrument” with Rudy Currence, “Ultimate Relationship” with Lalah Hathaway, among others on the 15-track album.
Weaving an invigorating mix of new songs and fresh new performances of beloved favorites, in celebration of Lawrence’s 20 years in music since releasing his first album with the Tri-City Singers, the Volume I: Best for Last album showcases Lawrence’s extensive song catalog and unparalleled gifts at creating a musical experience.
Continuing to perform and record in high demand for his ministry and musical talents, Lawrence will embark on touring across the country in September in promotion of Volume I: Best for Last, with upcoming appearances including Good Day New York (airing October 3), TBN Praise the Lord (airing October 15) and more, and in his sixth year as a host for Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound™ nationwide choir search.
Says Lawrence in a recent press release, “The creation of this 20-year celebration album has truly been an unforgettable experience. Over the past 20 years I could not have imagined the blessings and collaborations that God would have in store for me. What an amazing journey of music ministry this has been. I am so excited to share this celebration album and to continue this journey with you for the next volume and years to come."
Lawrence is now cancer free and has several plans for the future. In a recent interview he has hinted at opening a school. We at Bellaonline are glad to see him back in action and wish him all the best with the tour and new album.