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Shirley Murdock – Lord You Reign

Shirley Murdock Comes Back Strong with Her First Live Recording “The Journey”

Shirley Murdock’s current radio single “Dream” has inspired many listeners across the country since it first hit the airwaves. Long before releasing her latest CD & DVD, Live: The Journey, Murdock’s goal has always been to uplift the name of Jesus and unite people through her music ministry.  This month, she is maintaining this goal by releasing not one but two new singles, Lord You Reign and Someday. Both radio singles were written by psalmist and founder of Tyscot Records Bishop Leonard Scott.

Lord You Reign is a timeless worship anthem that speaks directly to God, acknowledging his omnipresence in the lives of his people.  From beginning to end, “Hallelujah” fluently resounds throughout the song along with the lyrics:  “Lord You Reign in majesty and Lord You Reign victoriously”.

Someday is a definitive revelation of God’s people dwelling in harmony.  The lyrics: “Someday, we’ll unite as one” speaks to the hope for peace in this world.  In addition to its relevant and universal message, another reason why this song holds a special place in Murdock’s heart is due to its featured guests: Kelly Price, Beverly Crawford and Regina Belle, all of whom are longtime friends of Shirley.

“These special ladies have been a part of my journey and it meant the world to me to have them be a part of this song. I believe listeners will be able to hear, see and feel the friendship and admiration we share for one another, as well as the joy of singing God’s praises together”

Lord You Reign and Someday are musically, spiritually and lyrically inspired which was very important to Murdock as she selected the tracks for her current project, “I believe that the ministry is in the lyrics and in the words we speak, they are spirit and they are life!”
Tyscot Music & Entertainment is very excited and anticipates a great response from radio stations and their listeners.

Both songs have already received love from Torrez Harris, Program Director at WHLH-FM in Jackson, MS.  Harris shared, “I feel that “Lord You Reign” and “Someday” are great songs and would play them both!”

Tyscot’s Vice President of Promotions, Jeff Hargrove expressed his excitement, “I’m excited about the new songs on Shirley Murdock that we are sending to radio.  “Lord You Reign” will allow the listeners to see a different side of Shirley as a worshipper and I believe the song will become a standard sung by praise teams across America.”

Shirley Murdock:

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.

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