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Tammy Edwards & The Edwards SistersFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMMY EDWARDS & THE EDWARDS SISTERS MAKES BET’S BOBBY JONES GOSPEL DEBUT THIS SUNDAY

JACKSON, MS (December 7, 2012) – The Malaco Music Group invites you to watch 4 Winds Records / Malaco recording artist Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters national television debut on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel this Sunday, December 9, 2012.

Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters CD entitled, “On The Right Road Now,” was 1 of 5 titles that Malaco Music Groups’ wholly owned subsidiary 4 Winds Records that charted in the same week on the Billboard Gospel Album chart. The 4 other Billboard chart topping albums are the North Carolina Community Choir, “Story To Tell,” Roy & Revelation, “Thank You,” Jewell & Converted, “For Real,” Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters, “On The Right Road Now,” and The Soul Messengerz, “Grace & Mercy;” In addition, Roy & Revelation’s “Live” DVD, “Thank You” has charted on the Billboard Video chart.

Launched in 2009, 4 Winds Records is not only the fastest growing Gospel label in the country (17 Titles), but has become the Premiere Gospel Quartet Music record label featuring the hottest and youngest Quartet Gospel groups touring the country today along with the Legendary Quartet Groups Of All Time. In its short existence, the 4 Winds label has garnered a 3 time 2011 Stellar Award Nominee & Winner, The Christian Angels (Quartet Of The Year), Stellar Award Nominee, The Golden Wings (Quartet Of The Year) as well as a GMA 2011 Dove Nominee, The Original Messengers (Traditional Gospel Album Of The Year) along with national television appearances on shows such as BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel.

Malaco Music Group has always been the leader and home of Quartet music leading back to their first ever Gospel artist signing, the number one (1) group of that era, The Jackson Sothernaires. Since that time, other Quartet groups followed reaching legendary status such as The Sensational Nightingales, The Original Soul Stirrers, Willie Banks & The Messengers, Robert Blair & The Fantastic Violinaires, &Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes. In 2006, with the acquisition of Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) added, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires, Rev. F.C. Barnes & Company, Tommy Ellison & The 5 Singing Stars and The Swanee Quintet to name a few.

Set Your Home Recording Device!!!

Be prepared to have a good old fashion hand clapping, foot stomping good time!!!

Have a Safe & Blessed Weekend!

Spread The Word!!!

D. A. Johnson, Executive Director
Gospel Division
THE MALACO MUSIC GROUP

4 Winds RecordsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4 WINDS / MALACO DEBUTS 5 ALBUMS ON BILLBOARD GOSPEL ALBUM CHART THIS WEEK

JACKSON, MS (June 15, 2012) – The Malaco Music Group is proud to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary 4 Winds Records has charted 5 albums this week on the Billboard Gospel Album chart. The 5 Billboard chart topping albums are the North Carolina Community Choir, “Story To Tell,” Roy & Revelation, “Thank You,” Jewell & Converted, “For Real,” Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters, “On The Right Road Now,” and The Soul Messengerz, “Grace & Mercy;” In addition, Roy & Revelation’s “Live” DVD, “Thank You” has charted on the Billboard Video chart.

Launched in 2009, 4 Winds Records is not only the fastest growing Gospel label in the country (17 Titles), but has become the Premiere Gospel Quartet Music record label featuring the hottest and youngest Quartet Gospel groups touring the country today along with the Legendary Quartet Groups Of All Time. In its short existence, the 4 Winds label has garnered a 3 time 2011 Stellar Award Nominee & Winner, The Christian Angels (Quartet Of The Year), Stellar Award Nominee, The Golden Wings (Quartet Of The Year) as well as a GMA 2011 Dove Nominee, The Original Messengers (Traditional Gospel Album Of The Year) along with national television appearances on shows such as BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel.

Malaco Music Group has always been the leader and home of Quartet music leading back to their first ever Gospel artist signing, the number one (1) group of that era, The Jackson Sothernaires. Since that time, other Quartet groups followed reaching legendary status such as The Sensational Nightingales, The Original Soul Stirrers, Willie Banks & The Messengers, Robert Blair & The Fantastic Violinaires, &Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes. In 2006, with the acquisition of Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) added, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires, Rev. F.C. Barnes & Company, Tommy Ellison & The 5 Singing Stars and The Swanee Quintet to name a few.

“This is not only exciting for the 4 Winds / Malaco family, but for the entire Gospel Quartet community. In a time in the Gospel industry, where Quartet Gospel music receives limited to no radio airplay, this accomplishment is a testament that there is interest and a buying consumer for Quartet Gospel music.” states, D.A. Johnson, Executive Director – Gospel Division of The Malaco Music Group.

MALACOThere are only a few “big” labels in the gospel music industry. And this is certainly true when you look at the major labels that dominate the quartet gospel genre. One of the biggest label of this genre is MALACO.

MALACO released their first gospel project in 1973. The project was Gospel Train by The Golden Nuggets. Since then, MALACO has released projects on some of the legendary group of this genre. The list is really a “whose who” of modern day quartet gospel music. SOME of the groups that have been a part of (and in some instances still with) MALACO are The Jackson Southernaires, Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes, Robert Blair & The Fantastic Violinaires, Margaret Allison & Angelic Gospel Singers, The Sensational Nightingales, Willie Banks & The Messengers, The Truthettes, The Evereadys, and The Pilgrim Jubilees.

Through the acquisition of other labels, MALACO has released projects by Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Rev. James Cleveland, The Caravans, Dorothy Norwood, Luther Barnes, Rev. F. C. Barnes & Company, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilees, and numerous choirs.

It should not surprise anyone that MALACO will probably continue to dominate the quartet gospel genre, like no other label, for many, many years.