“When I wrote this song 39 years ago, I never imagined that it could be performed with such depth and heartfelt emotion; Rhonda has surpassed all of my wildest expectations with her wonderful performance.”
– Teddy Hayes, Songwriter
“This song is beautiful!…at first listen, the country vibe may be a bit of a surprise to Gospel fans, but this track is solid.”
– Skip Dillard, VP National & Community Partnerships (WBLS/Hot 97 NYC)
& RECORDING ARTIST
RELEASES INSPIRATIONAL TRACK
“WALKING IN YOUR WONDERFUL LIGHT”
• Title Track Available Friday, April 30, 2021
Via All Digital Retail & Streaming Platforms,
Serves As Early Introduction To Forthcoming Six-Track EP •
For Immediate Release
March 31, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dawn Records announces a new release from its flagship artist Rhonda Towns, titled “Walking In Your Wonderful Light.”* Written by Teddy Hayes and produced by Billy Sherrill in collaboration with Towns, the long-awaited and welcomed single serves as a preview to the Christian, country and gospel music entertainer’s forthcoming six-track EP (WALKING IN YOUR WONDERFUL LIGHT) anticipated later this year. The title track will be available Friday, April 30, 2021 via all digital retail outlets and streaming platforms (Amazon/Apple Music/ iTunes/ Pandora/Spotify/Tidal). Insert link tree.
Catering to all inspirational music genres and audiences, “Walking In Your Wonderful Light” dances with an upbeat pop groove, complemented by rhythmic percussion and soothing string instrumentation. Rhonda’s crystal clear vocals beam alongside the simplistic production to create an easy-does-it, refreshing listen. The uplifting lyrics share a message of inspiration and hope in a walk with God by our side. The new recording arrives after an eight-year hiatus as a stronger, more powerful representation of the artist’s spirituality, tenacity and drive.
“I WAS CONFUSED, I WAS SEARCHING FOR AN OPEN DOOR,
TO ESCAPE THE PAIN INSIDE MY HEART.
DIDN’T KNOW WHERE TO START,
BUT THEN YOU CAME AND OPENED UP THE DOOR
THEN YOU CAME, SUDDENLY YOU WERE THAT SOMETHING MORE.
WITH YOUR LOVE INSIDE OF ME, EVERYTHING IS RIGHT,
NOW THAT I AM WALKING IN YOUR LIGHT!”
“I initially recorded the track more than seven years ago and then everything in my personal life fell apart. It was a very hurtful, emotional, sad and isolating time in my life,” Rhonda Towns said. “Today is a different day! This track is my resurrection song. It is the promise of my Heavenly Father…that HE would bring me back to my true love, and that is to perform and sing for HIM. I learned to trust in HIM, completely and totally, during the process of my healing–while walking in HIS wonderful light. …and I’m ready to share the new music and my heart once again.”
Rhonda originally recorded “Walking In Your Wonderful Light” in 2012; she re-recorded the track, with the accompaniment of Jim “Moose” Brown on keyboards, at Sound Emporium Studios, Nashville. The tune is AT RADIO NOW (CDX Volume 683) and serves as Rhonda’s latest installment following three previous single releases and a preview to new music arriving later this year. Regina Raleigh is spearheading the radio promotion campaign.
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ABOUT RHONDA TOWNS:
The daughter of Reverend James and Mrs. Eula Towns, Rhonda is drawn to the Christian, country and gospel genres. Her creative ambitions and vocal performances are influenced by Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Reba, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride and Vince Gill.
Rhonda made her television debut as a champion contender on “Star Search” (hosted by Ed McMahon); she was also the first black female country recording artist to appear on the “Live From L.A. Show” on the BET Network.
Rhonda formed her own independent label, Dawn Records, in 2006 and released her debut album, I WANNA TO BE LOVED BY YOU, co-produced by Harold Shedd (Reba/Shania Twain/Alabama/Toby Keith) and Norro Wilson (Kenny Chesney/Reba/ Sara Evans/Shania Twain/Tammy Wynette/George Jones) and Jim Cotton (Billy Ray Cyrus/Montgomery Gentry/ Alabama). She followed with a series of single releases to radio including “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” “Somethin’ Better” and “Slow Rain” which met with applause from multiple and various formats.
Rhonda’s professional history includes working as a model and appearing in television commercials for Maxwell House, Toyota, Bounce, Mazda, Arizona Lotto/Arizona Lottery and Arizona Health Department; as well as runway and advertising print work for Dillard’s, K-mart (Jaclyn Smith Line), Reba Wear and fashion designer Lori Weidner (under the direction of Ruth Leighton of the Leighton Agency, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ).
Rhonda also appeared in the national Blue Diamond Almond and Petsmart commercials, and most recently, the regional commercial for Grand Canyon University (GCU) Christian College, Phoenix, AZ.
She will re-launch her radio show and podcast, “Rhonda Towns-’Plenty More Love,’” in the coming months.
Rhonda has supported the non-profit organizations Make-A-Wish Arizona, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, and MAM (Military Assistance Mission).
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