Album:Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy
Anthony Brown started out as a songwriter, producer and vocal arranger. His 2012 debut CD Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy has been at the top of the gospel charts since its release and he has a new CD coming soon. I think it's fair to say that Brown's music is similar to other gospel acts heavily influenced by Kirk Franklin and Donald Lawrence. He's not trying to reinvent the wheel. He was born Oct. 22, 1981 in Baltimore. Like a lot of gospel artists, Brown is a Preacher's Kid (PK). His father is Bishop Heber M. Brown Jr. He attended Morgan State University in Maryland and cites Donald Lawrence and Richard Smallwood as influences. Smallwood is from Washington, DC so he has a regional connection to Brown. Brown got his big break when he was vocal director at the 2006 BET Celebration Of Gospel and then he wrote the 2006 Maurette Brown Clark hit It Ain't Over. He is worship leader and music director at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, MD. So naturally he formed his own group with Justin Savage from Joe Pace's choir. Brown also became friends with VaShawn Mitchell and this got him a record deal with Dr. Leonard Scott's Tyscot label. Testimony was the first single and the album Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy has done well on the gospel charts since its release. Brown released a new single Worth in April 2015. A release date for the album Worth has not been announced but is expected in the next couple of months. Gospel fans should enjoy Brown's music and his CD is available as a budget release. Here's the video for Testimony by Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy.