Blacksmoke Music Worldwide recording artist James Grear and Company overflows with gratefulness as their radio single, I Wanna Say Thank You, featuring Maurette Brown Clark takes the top spot this week on the Mediabase and Billboard Gospel Radio charts.
Grear blew the dust off of Pharis Evans, Jr’s hit composition, Thank You, and used it as the first single from the group’s latest offering, The Prelude released in September. The EP marks the return of James Grear and Company to Gospel music after a seven-year hiatus.
“Look at what God has done!” exclaims James Grear. “I Wanna Say Thank You” is the #1 Gospel song in the country this week! While my heart is full, I want to use this moment to encourage someone to know that it’s never too late to accomplish what God has ordained for your life! I am SHOUTING CONGRATULATIONS to “The Company”, as well as the incomparable Maurette Brown Clark, the amazing songwriter Pharis Evans Jr., and our maestro producer, Darnell Davis. Special thanks to Kerry Douglas and the entire hardworking staff at Blacksmoke Music Worldwide and Kerry Douglas Radio Promotions (shout out to the very capable VP Ricky D). A HUGE thank you to Ronedy Ra Moore, for your consistency, dedication and determination, you are the absolute BEST, hands down! Thank you to every radio station & announcer across the country who continues to play this song and Thank you to everyone who purchased and streamed this record and the video, to all who played a part in this song going #1, I say Thank You from the bottom of my heart! GOD DID IT!
Blacksmoke Music Worldwide CEO Kerry Douglas capped off the experience with this, “Our God is great and mighty! This is Blacksmoke Music’s 4th No. 1 for the year and the 5th No.1 for Kerry Douglas Radio Promotions. Coming on the heels of a Grammy nomination for Zacardi and our multiple Stellar Award wins and performances, this has been a banner year for us, and don’t get comfortable; we have some great music planned for next year. I celebrate James Grear and The Company, and echo James on the thanks accolades to everyone who had a part in this victory. This is EVIDENCE that despite the odds and the naysayers, God’s agenda will succeed; all He needs is someone willing and available. I ask that you pray for the Kerry Douglas Media Group as we do our part. We are venturing into new territory with animation, full-length feature films and quality content with our Believe network. The Best Is Yet To Come.