- “Dream” is the new radio single from Shirley Murdock! This inspiring track was written by Shirley, her husband Dale DeGroat and Bishop T.D. Jakes. “Dream” strikes a positive note of belief & faith, which can overcome anything.
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Shirley Murdock Comes Back Strong with Her First Live Recording “The Journey”
“Dream” is the new radio single from Soul &Gospel powerhouse Shirley Murdock! This inspiring track was written by Shirley, her husband Dale DeGroat and Bishop T.D. Jakes. “Dream” strikes a positive note of belief & faith, which can overcome anything.
The tune came to life when Murdock’s husband heard about a conference that Bishop Jakes was hosting and suggested writing a theme song for it. “Dale emailed Bishop one evening and shared some ideas with him about a song,” says Murdock who first collaborated with Jakes on his 1999 Sacred Love Songs set. “By 8 a.m. the next morning, Bishop had emailed Dale some incredible lyrics. If you’ve ever sat down and talked to Bishop…OMG, then, you know his words are so full of wisdom, knowledge and revelation.” So, DeGroat and Murdock took those lyrics, added music and crafted her new radio single, “Dream.”
“The song is anointed because it’s full of the word,” Murdock says of the inspiring ballad of hope and perseverance. “It’s like the voice of God speaking directly to your spirit, reminding you, that He’s not a man that He should lie…if He spoke it, will He not do it? This song will stir up and rekindle that word, that’s been spoken into your spirit and remind you that your dream can not…will not die.”
Shirley Murdock grew up in Toledo, Ohio and sharpened her gift in the choir of Calvary Baptist Church. She gave her life to the Lord at age 15.
In her early twenties, Shirley was signed to Elektra Records. With a string of hits and gold albums, she received much success in the mainstream music arena. She was re-introduced into the Gospel arena, when Bishop T.D. Jakes not only featured her on his 1999 Sacred Love Songs and The Storm Is Over CDs, but signed her to his Dexterity Sounds record label.
The new millennium brought Shirley her first Stellar Nominated gospel release entitled, “Home”. Shirley’s 2nd Gospel project is called “Soulfood” which was also nominated for multiple Stellar and Dove awards. God continued to open doors to theater, films, live performances, a talk-show (Sisters) and YouTube & Internet views in the millions.
Shirley is also noted for her acting in notable plays such as “Fake Friends” (feat. Marvin Sapp), “I Know I’ve Been Changed” (directed and produced by Tyler Perry), “Man of Her Dreams”, 3 Ways to Get A Husband. During her acting career, she has worked with the likes of Clifton Powell, Jackee Harry, Christopher Williams, David Hollister, Billy Dee Williams, Leon, Lenny Williams, Robin Givens, and Johnny Gill. She has had the opportunity to work with Cissy Houston in “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God.”
She stands by her husband of 22 years, Rev. Dale Anthony DeGroat, Assistant Pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Springfield, Ohio. Dale is her Music Director & studio producer and they currently reside in Dayton, Ohio and have one son, Devin Alexander DeGroat.
Her latest Stellar Award and Dove nominated project entitled, SOULFOOD, includes the video for the single, “I Love Me Better Than That” and is available now at her product table and in stores everywhere.
Be on the lookout for her BRAND NEW project, The Journey. This will be her first LIVE CD & DVD. The Journey CD & DVD will be available in stores and online October 18, 2011.