Singer/Songwriter Anthony Evans‘ new album, Back To Life, lands at No. 1 this week on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums sales chart. “See You Again,” the debut single from the album, is the No. 1 New & Active track on the Gospel radio chart this week.
“This is such an encouraging moment in my career and I’m so grateful to Gospel radio and the fans for it,” said Anthony. “Thank you to the team that helped me make this album – you are the best! This isn’t a No. 1 for me…it’s for all of us.”
Back to Life is available through all digital retailers and exclusively at Lifeway Christian Stores. The album includes 11 very personal songs by the NBC’s The Voice alumnus’ that rediscover the authenticity, vulnerability and honesty that shapes a life of faith.
“Like so many people, I tend to get overwhelmed with emotions,” says Anthony. “I chose to put all these particular songs on the album because they reflect authenticity which is important to me. One of the bridges says ‘resentment, depression and all anxiety, they have no power over me. Addiction, strongholds and every disease, they have no power over me.’ I’ve never heard any song talk about those things, but in conversations with friends and associates, I hear about addiction and anxiety all the time. I’ve brought together what I’ve experienced and what’s been so life-giving to me from these daily conversations into a music environment and to the songs on this new album.”
The project features all-star Grammy® Award and Stellar Award nominated producer Max Stark, esteemed vocal arranger Tim Davis (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Sam Smith, Mariah Carey), alongside a slew of background singers with credits spanning Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson and Jonny Lang. The album includes personally penned selections and co-writes with Krissy Nordoff, Michael Neale (“Your Great Name”) Cindy Morgan, Martha Munizzi and Kirk Franklin. Sonically diverse, the album available through Sherman James Productions features other standout songs including the title-track “Back To Life,” the spiritually-affirming battle cry “Believe” and the faith-anthem remake “Ever Be.”
Watch the “See You Again” Music Video:
Anthony and his sister, New York Times bestselling author and War Room actress Priscilla Shirer, are currently on the FerVent Tour. The tour features an evening of music from Anthony and dynamic teaching by Priscilla. A date at the Playstation Theater in New York City’s Times Square has been added on June 22nd. The show will be taped for a future television special.
Evans shares, “Sherman James Productions is producing the tour. Sherman and James are my grandfathers’ names on both sides. Their choices are why our family turned out the way that it is now. So when I stand on stage, it is because of Sherman, James, my grandmothers and the decisions they made as it pertains to legacy. This is simply why my company is called Sherman James Productions. As it relates to our events, there is something intangible about the dynamic of my sister and me on stage together. It’s such an honor to be able to do this with family.”
Remaining Spring/Summer FerVent Tour Dates:
May 25 | Kansas City, MO | First Baptist Church Raytown
May 26 | Minneapolis, MN | Eagle’s Nest Worship Center
May 27 | Chicago, IL | Calvary Church Naperville
May 28 | Columbus, OH | Grove City Naz
June 22 | New York, NY | Playstation Theater
June 23 | Pittsburgh, PA | Ampliphy Church
June 24 | Grand Rapids, MI | Grand Rapids First Assembly of God
June 25 | Indianapolis, IN | Lakeview Church
For more information on The FerVent Tour, visit: www.TheFerventTour.com.