Reverend Clay Evans Hits Billboard Chart With What A Legacy
The Chicago Gospel sound is celebrated in What A Legacy, a new retrospective CD celebrating 50 years of recordings from the inimitable Reverend Clay Evans and the Fellowship Baptist Church Choir. People have taken a liking to the disc as it makes it way onto the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart, bowing at number 21.
The disc came about as a collaborative effort of sons of Fellowship Royal Warren, Curtis Fondren and Gospel Music know a little Gregory Gay. “Fellowship down through the years has provided an authentic religious experience for so many people.,” says compilation producer and long time Fellowship chief musician Royal Mickey Warren. “People would travel from around the globe just to be a part of the Sunday service, especially the Sunday night broadcast. Our intent was to recapture the moments and the memories as well as give some Fellowship history.”
A special concert is being planned for October 14th at Chicago’s historic Fellowship Baptist Church with music from the Dr. LouDella Evans Reid Traditional Gospel Choir and special guests.