Thu 13 Dec 2012
GEORGE DEAN & THE GOSPEL FOUR: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE GOSPEL QUARTET SIGNS NATIONAL RECORD DEAL WITH NEW VISION RECORDS
MEMPHIS, TN – New Vision Records, a North Carolina-based independent record label has signed Memphis gospel quartet, GEORGE DEAN & THE GOSPEL FOUR to a record deal that includes national distribution of their new recording to be released early next year.
George Dean & The Gospel Four, billed now as a national touring artist, has made several recordings while remaining in demand all over the USA headlining at gospel programs.
Gospel Four was organized by George Dean, Robert Dean and John Whitmore over 40 years ago with brother Littleton Dean joining a few years later. This quartet’s modern sound stays true to traditional rhythms, and attracts a new generation of music lovers who is now supportive of this genre.
New Vision Records has assembled a national retail and marketing team to focus on the promotion of the Gospel Four’s aspiring career. Kelvin Crump will be responsible for Artist Relations and company’s LaDoris Thomas will oversee retail and promotions, along with Zadella “Mama” Curtis handling national marketing. The radio and retail campaign will be in full swing next year and will include a national tour of concerts and appearances.
“We are pleased to be adding The Gospel Four to our existing artist roster,” says Cecil Wilson, CEO of New Vision Records. “The company is very excited about signing our first major recording artist and we consider it the will of God for the two to join forces”. “We both have a long history of keeping the quartet genre alive”.
George Dean is also a Songwriter and Producer and his credits appear on several recordings of other national touring artists. The Lead Singer, George Dean, says: “I’m excited because the company really believes in The Gospel Four”.
The Gospel Four consists of: George Dean, Littleton Dean, Carl Anthony, and Tony Mason. The G4 band is: Jorgen “Jay” Jackson, Jeremy Menzies, Kendrick Blair, and Devin Taylor. Tour Driver is Ray Scott.
For more information on the Gospel Four, please visit www.newvisionrecords.com where audio and press clips are available. Their recordings will be available at major music retailers across North America and also with digital stores online.
For interviews contact:
LaDoris Thomas, 919-655-4379
New Vision Records
P.O. Box 4738 Cary, NC 27519
John Whitmore – 901-331-1022
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