Keith Wonderboy Johnson Inspires With Keep Pushin
Stellar Award Winner Keith Wonderboy Johnson takes Quartet Music to new heights with his new release Keep Pushin, hitting digital outlets on April 27th. Keep On Pushin’ delivers a wide-ranging, soul-satisfying set of songs that showcase his special ability to inject the timeless values of traditional gospel into contemporary settings. The title track, for instance, kicks off with quintessential old-school stomp that is driven with crackling rock guitar which drives home Keith’s message of perseverance. The lush and inspirational gospel ballad “God’s Gonna Do It” sets the stage for the updated quartet sound of “You Ought To Testify.” The latter echoes Keith’s 2013 smash hit “Let Go And Let God” featuring tight male harmonies that answering Keith’s riveting testimony. The variety of material on Keep Pushin’ range from the praise-and-worship balladry of “I’ll Praise Your Name” to the edgy and Prince-like funk of “God Is Able” which in spots is reminiscent of The Time’s hit “The Bird.” The memorable and lyrical melody of “The Man” harks back to Sam Cooke with The Soul Stirrers. Keep Pushin’ closes with “Do You Know How Blessed You Are,” a beautiful contemporary ballad, which encourages people to count their blessings in a world where it is so easy to dwell on what we don’t have. All in all, Keep On Pushin’ gives us the essence of Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson who has been a beloved figure by gospel audiences for more than two decades.
The Stellar Award winner and Dove and Grammy nominated Johnson echoes the spirit of timeless favorites like Phil Johnson, Keith’s father who started his singing career at the tender age of six. The anointed singer earned the nickname “Wonderboy” as a child due to his obvious gifts. Rooted in the tradition of Gospel greats like The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Mighty Clouds of Joy and The Hawkins Family, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson has added his own dynamic flavor which has, without debate, transformed the quartet music genre forever. The stirring singer has been the recipient of three Stellar Awards. Keith had enjoyed success for several months with his latest and Top 20 Billboard and Mediabase single “Keep Pushin’.”