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Ami Rushes – King of Glory


Ami Rushes:

amiRushesLos Angeles, CA—Award-winning gospel recording artist, author and philanthropist, Ami Rushes, is back with her fifth studio effort STAND UP FOR JESUS, a project compiled of original songs from guest songwriters, produced by Kurt Carr—a first for Rushes who is known for paying homage to great gospel legends by remaking their songs.

In Rushes’ consistent and successful ministry career of paying homage to great gospel legends by remaking their songs, she decided it was time for something different.  Something original.  STAND UP FOR JESUS is the birth of the spot-on signature sound of Ami Rushes that will pleasantly surprise listeners, and fans alike.

Songwriters from various parts of the country submitted hundreds of songs, and only 10 were chosen.  These songs coupled with the dynamic combination of Kurt Carr’s production, and Ami Rushes’ delivery, created a well-rounded timeless sound.

“We received hundreds of submissions for this record so needless to say picking the right songs was indeed a challenge because there were so many good ones that were sent,” says Rushes.  “We picked a list of seventeen songs and then narrowed it down to 10.  I am so grateful for every songwriter that submitted music to me.”

The first single off the project entitled King of Glory, written by Percy Gray, is an energized song backed by a powerful choir giving God the praise.  Rushes opens the song with a rhetorical question, “Who is the King of Glory?” Answered immediately with, “The Lord Strong and Mighty,” and with lyrics simply saying, “King of Glory/Lord We Praise You/King of Worthy/Lord You’re Worthy/We Give you the praise the glory and honor/You’re Worthy/, the song is sure to encourage listeners to stand on their feet and praise God.

Standout-songs like Walk In The Light, dedicated to Ms. Robbie from the reality show “Sweetie Pies” on Oprah’s OWN Network. Worthy, Worthy, Stand Up For Jesus, It’s Alright, It’s Okay, God Did It, Got A Feeling, and King Of Glory fulfill the purpose in blessing, encouraging and inspiring, but it’s the heart-felt ballads, You’re Gonna Make It Through, By His Stripes and Be Glorified are where Rushes’ inhibitions are met and dealt with exhibiting her vocal gifts that propel this project to another height.

When asked what she wants her listeners to take from this project Rushes answers, “I want people to know that God is a healer, that nothing is impossible for the Lord, and I want people to be blessed and inspired and have renewed hope.“  She continues to explain, “I pray that someone who doesn’t know the Lord will listen to this new music and hear something or feel something that will cause them to say, ‘I want what I’m hearing,’ and come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

As with all her releases, 10% of the proceeds from the sales of STAND UP FOR JESUS will benefit Save Africa’s Children, a charity founded by her pastor, Bishop Charles E. Blake of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, California, which currently provides support to over 160 orphanages throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Singing many years with Reverend James Cleveland and a longtime member of the predominantly African-American ministry, West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Rushes hopes that STAND UP FOR JESUS will continue to spread Christ’s good news offering spiritual happiness and hope beyond the listener’s circumstance.

STAND UP FOR JESUS is an overdue project where guest songwriters, original music, and producer Kurt Carr create a signature sound for Ami Rushes.  Get ready to “Stand Up For Jesus.”

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