Gospel music legends and fans alike are abuzz about Anthony Brown, a young, urban, musically endowed and gifted songwriter and vocalist. With an artistic pedigree that is steadily strengthening his stature and distinction, Brown is quickly becoming recognized as an up-and-coming force in the gospel music industry and church music ministry.
Since Maurette Brown-Clark recorded the Billboard #1 hit he penned, “It Ain’t Over,” the man behind this dynamic offering is rising to the surface and singing of expectation and harvest. On Brown-Clark’s Stellar Award winning album “The Dream,” Brown also penned the project’s anthem of power, “Sovereign God.” He has also written and produced several songs on her newest project including the title cut and single, “I Hear the Sound of Victory”.
His prowess as a vocal leader is rare given his age. A music prodigy who began playing the piano at 3, he served as vocal director and vocal producer for the live recording of “The Dream” as well as on “Times of Refreshing,” the 2009 release of nationally-renowned praise and worship artist, Stephen Hurd. Due in part to his contributions, Brown-Clark and Hurd were awarded Stellar Awards for Praise and Worship CD of the Year in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
Brown (and his background singers, Group TherAPy), were also featured on B.E.T.’s 2006, 2007, and 2012 Celebration of Gospel. He has worked with such artists as Donald Lawrence, Myron Butler, Stevie Wonder, Anthony Hamilton, Juanita Bynum, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, the legendary Caravans and was featured on Bobby Jones Gospel in 2010 and 2011.
Brown, a member of the Music and Arts Department of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) where John K. Jenkins, Sr. is Senior Pastor, serves as the assistant Minister of Music, and also has the distinction of writing, producing and performing lead vocals on the title track of the church’s first live recording “That Was Then, This Is Now.”
“Testimony,” the first single from his highly anticipated 2012 self-titled debut release, is available in stores and online now, and has galvanized the hopes of the 12,000 members at Glenarden and has now been released to the nations.