Thursday, October 4, 2018
CECE WINANS FOLLOW UP TWO GRAMMY AWARD WINS WITH ELEVEN TRACK HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

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                                                                                                                                                               Photo Credit: Cameron Powell

 

CECE WINANS FOLLOW UP TWO GRAMMY AWARD WINS WITH ELEVEN TRACK HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING! A CHRISTMAS ALBUM OCTOBER 19TH

 

Winans Set to Perform in Special Tribute to the Legendary Aretha Franklin at the American Music Awards  Tuesday, October 9

Live Broadcast  8pm/ET on ABC

 

(Los Angeles, CA)  -  The multiple award- winning singer CeCe Winans has emerged from the studio with a glorious arrangement of tracks just in time for the holiday season.  Once again, Winans team up with son Alvin Love III to present, Something’s Happening!  A Christmas Album (Puresprings/Thirty Tigers).  The mother-son team walked away with two Grammy awards for their collaboration on,

 Let Them Fall in Love earlier this year. The duo snagged Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song in top categories.  Love penned five new songs for this spirit-filled Christmas album, incorporating five classic tunes with a distinctive musical twist.  He went the extra mile and invited the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tim Akers to make a guest appearance on the album  recorded at Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, Croatia.

 

The melodious sound of “This World Will Never Be the Same” written by Alvin Love III, reminds listeners how much the world has changed, but  gives us hope for a better tomorrow.  The whimsical, “Giving Season” paints a vivid picture of Christmastime and the spirit of giving.  While the classic, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” delivers familiarity in the beginning, but midway through the song the tempo changes to flavorful and rhythmic percussions.   In a festive contemporary seasonal carol, “It’s Christmas,” Alvin Love’s crafted tune will have you swaying and singing along.

 

When asked what she would like the message of this project to be, CeCe says, “My desire is that when the world hears this project that they are reminded of the true reason and spirit of Christmas. When Jesus was born something AMAZING happened that changed the world forever.  In the midst of all the celebration, we must not forget to remember and offer to others the best gift of all…JESUS.

 

The singer’s music career spans over thirty years that includes a plethora of awards and honorable recognition on diverse platforms.  Winans is a trailblazer that continues to be a positive influence among her peers and a breath of fresh air for her loyal fans.

 

The vocals are masterful on this album and she doesn’t fail to seal her signature sound into each song.   From start to finish this 11 track album is on a path to becoming a holiday classic that will be played year after year.  Something’s Happening!  A Christmas Album will make the perfect Christmas gift and stocking stuffer.

 

1.       Something’s Happening

2.       This World Will Never Be The Same

3.       Giving Season

4.       The Grace of the Father

5.       O Come, O Come Emmanuel

6.       Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

7.       I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

8.       Feliz Navidad

9.       It’s Christmas

10.   Silent Night

11.   Something’s Happening- Reprise

 

Don’t miss this year’s live broadcast of The 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday, October 9th at 8pm/ET on ABC.  CeCe will join star-studded tribute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin featuring Soul and Gospel Legends Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary and  Donnie McClurkin.  Rickey Minor on board as Musical Director Fans can stay connected with CeCe Winans via Face Book, Instagram, Twitter @cecewinans and www.cecewinans.com .

 

 

 

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