Song:Break Every Chain
The anthemic Break Every Chain blew up the gospel chart in 2013 and turned Tasha Cobbs into a star. I expect her next CD to be huge in that market. She was born July 7, 1981 in Jesup, GA the daughter of Bishop Fritz Cobbs, the leader of Jesup New Life Ministries. Tasha grew up singing in her dad's church and also helped him run it when she became a minister. In 2006, she joined the staff of dReam Center Church in Atlanta led by William Murphy III and she also toured with him. She released the CD Smile in 2010 and that got the attention of EMI Gospel and gospel artist VaShawn Mitchell who produced the 2013 CD Grace recorded live at the Northview Christian Church in Montgomery, AL. The single Break Every Chain was released Nov. 2012. Normally what the label would do is let the single run its course and release the full album later. But the demand for Break Every Chain was so big, they were forced to release an EP until the full album was released in June 2013. The guest singer on Break Every Chain is Timiney Figueroa-Caton, best known for her vocal on the Hezekiah Walker classic Calling My Name. She's mainly a backup singer. Break Every Chain was written by Will Reagan and recorded by the group United Pursuit which is a praise and worship group similar to the very popular group Hillsong. It's not my kind of music but the songs are easily adapted for black gospel. And there is a demand for anthems in the black church and Break Every Chain really hit the spot. Tasha has won Grammy and Stellar awards. EMI Gospel is now Motown Gospel, like the name Motown means something in gospel music which it doesn't. Tasha Cobbs recorded a new CD last fall but I don't know when it will be released. In the meantime, Grace is available as a budget CD. Here's Tasha Cobbs performing Break Every Chain on the 2014 Stellar Awards broadcast.