— Sing2Praise Recordings announce the
November 13th release of Larry Callahan & Selected of God’s newest album The
Evolution II. Distributed by Kobalt Music Group, the album will be available
online and in retailers nationwide. In celebration of the launch, the popular
choir will headline a free 11th Anniversary Service & CD Release Concert on
Saturday, November 17th at 6:00 pm at Bishop Edgar L. Vann’s Second Ebenezer
Church at 14601 Dequindre Road (Near I-75 & East McNichols) in Detroit

Led by Founder and
Director Larry Callahan, Selected of God is fresh off of a dynamic performance
at Verizon’s 2012 How Sweet the Sound national competition, the anointed
collective also opened this past Friday for gospel heavyweights Kirk Franklin,
Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, and Israel Houghton on the King’s Men Tour at
Detroit ‘s Fox Theatre.

The choir’s mission of
spreading love has brought a positive light and glory to the city of Detroit ;
they are aptly named Ambassadors of Chrysler’s Imported From Detroit
project . Selected of God’s divine purpose will soon be fulfilled and touch the
lives of millions around the world with The Evolution
II album.

Produced by
Grammy-winning, super producer Asaph Ward, The Evolution II is a poetically
written; contemporary, urban and inspirational compilation. The lead singles
will be “It Could Have Been Me” with Chiffon McNeal and “Be Still & Know”
showcasing Chrystal Rucker, a rising gospel phenomenon. Another stand out is the
powerful remake of the wildly popular Clark Sisters’ hit “You Brought the
Sunshine”. Full of great accents, the explosive musical arrangement of
“Sunshine” offers a sultry accompaniment to an amazing background. It boasts
lead vocals by the legendary composer herself, Elbernita “Twinkie”

No stranger to the
success of a well done remade hit; Larry Callahan & Selected of God did not
take the process lightly. According to the group’s humble Founder and Director
Larry Callahan, “It was definitely an honor to remake “Sunshine”, but there was
a lot of weight…not only did we want to honor the original writer and lead
vocalist, who blessed us with her presence on our project, but we wanted to
maintain the integrity of the Clark Sisters’ work-it was a great

Other promising tracks
include “Dwell in Me”, an upbeat, fun composition by Stephen Anderson-Day, that
showcases the Selected of God’s signature hip church swag. “Deliver Me” is a
mid-tempo tune written by Asaph Ward and national singer/songwriter Shawn
McLemore with featured leads Stephen Anderson-Day and Nikki Ross from Houston ,
TX .

Eric Dawkins, of the
widely respected Dawkins and Dawkins, joins SoG on “Forsaking All Others”. The
heartfelt ballad by Adrian B. King proclaims the artists’ stance to not let
anyone get in the way of honoring HIM. Anderson-Day’s “He’ll Do” promises to be
a foot stomping Sunday morning experience in your car!

As impressive as the
material on the project is, so is the caliber and regional variety of
musicianship it features. The Evolution II is graced with some of the most
seasoned musicians in the world including drummers: Chris Johnson ( Los Angeles
), Joshua Mayfield of the famous Mayfield Brothers and from Detroit gospel
legend lineage, J Drew-Sheard a.k.a. JDS. Ethan Former (Los Angeles), Allen
“Snoop” Evans (Detroit) and Aaron Mayfield (Kansas) lend the bass, with Michael
Bereal (Los Angeles), and Kevin Powell (Connecticut) on keys and Timothy Mole
(North Carolina) on guitar.

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