one of gospel music's most beloved male vocalists. McClurkin kicked off street week of his new release, ''We All Are One'' (Live In Detroit) at J&R Music World in New York City.
His fans turned out in full force, arriving hours before the noon starting time. Lines extended outside the store and continued around the block with a tally of 300 plus people waiting to purchase the new CD and meet the famed singer.
On the eclectic CD, McClurkin shares the spotlight with some of his long-time friends in the gospel industry, pulling out all the musical stops when he teams up with CeCe Winans, Mary Mary, and Yolanda Adams on "When We Love;" and teaming with the incomparable Karen Clark-Sheard on the current single, "Wait On The Lord." The single is also available now for download at all digital music stores.
The singer also uses this CD to showcase the extraordinary talents of his veteran background vocalists, Duawne Starling, Andrea Mellini and Sherry McGhee who are all working on their solo careers and featured on "Home Someday" and "All We Ask".
The uniquely titled song, "Purple," was written by Darin Atwater and features Baltimore's Soulful Symphony. That song was presented to McClurkin in the eleventh hour, but the singer was so moved it had to be added to the project.
"I think ''Purple'' is a wonderful praise and worship song, incorporating the various cultures of music, from the classical to rhythmic beats of the church making it one of the signature pieces on the CD," says the Grammy winning artist.
''We Are All One'' is not the only exciting thing happening in McClurkin's world. His ever popular radio broadcast, "The Donnie McClurkin Show" is on the fast track growing in leaps and bounds. Five new markets are being added to the already existing sixty (60) markets which covers the top 30 cities in the U.S. Listeners can check their local listings by logging on to www.donnieradio.com.
On Saturday, June 13, McClurkin will once again take to the stage for the annual McDonald's Gospelfest being held at the Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street in Newark, NJ. McClurkin shares the bill with the likes of Patti LaBelle, CeCe Winans, Regina Belle, Hezekiah Walker, J Moss, Vickie Winans and Cissy Houston.