Mathew Knowles and Music World Gospel are set to release BET’s Sunday Best Season 4 Winner Amber Bullock’s debut gospel music project, Thank You, on December 6th. Music World Artist Management and Bruce Bean of JoBe Management Team have entered into a worldwide co-management agreement with Bullock.
Thank You features new studio recordings of jazz infused and neo-soul inspired interpretations of some of Bullock’s most memorable gospel songs performed on Sunday Best. The EP is produced by Eric Dawkins for E Flat Entertainment.
The first single, Walter Hawkins’ “Thank You Lord,” will impact gospel radio in early November. Other songs on the EP include Kurt Carr’s “For Every Mountain;” J. Moss’ “We Must Praise,” Asaph A. Ward and Dorinda Clark Cole’s “If It Had Not Been For the Lord,” Chris Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God, the Negro spiritual, “A City Called Heaven,” and Richard Smallwood’s “Secret Place.”
“Amber is amazingly talented,” said Mathew Knowles, founder, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment. “We just heard her finished CD and it’s fantastic. She just laid the blueprint for a new sound in gospel music. The Music World team and I are looking forward to working with Amber, to bring her unique sound and style to music lovers around the globe.”
As Bullock prepares for the release of her debut project and tour, she looks forward to the opportunity to promote her CD and meet the fans who have supported her on Sunday Best. “I am thankful, grateful and blessed to have the opportunity to share my passion and dream with the world,” said Bullock. “Sunday Best was a life-changing experience, and this CD, which is the result of a great team of people, just takes the blessing to the next level.”
Bullock, the St. Louis, Missouri native and single mother of two-year old Amya, topped a talented field of singers to win BET’s 2011 Sunday Best crown. Bullock is the second artist to be released on Knowles’ Music World Gospel label under the Sunday Best franchise.
She also is featured in a duet performance of “Silent Night,” with labelmate and Sunday Best Season 3 winner Le’Andria Johnson on her forthcoming holiday project, Christmas Best, to be released in stores on November 21.
Prior to her Sunday Best fame, Bullock was living and working in Dallas, where she had moved to be with her mom. Shortly after moving to Dallas, Bullock and her daughter were in a bad car accident that totaled her car. After another unfortunate incident, Bullock ended up sleeping on the floor in the house of a co-worker who had six children.
She was also unable to get Amya into a daycare center. Life had become so difficult for Bullock at that point that she had to send her daughter to live with her father. Once her daughter was with her father, it was difficult to see her regularly without a car, which made her life even more challenging.
Praying for a blessing, Bullock decided to attend the last day of Sunday Best auditions at the Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas. Near the end of the day, word had spread among the staff and other contestants that the lady with the “Red Feather Earrings” had the “most amazing voice and the slickest runs.” Bullock recalls praying “Lord let your will be done.”
Bullock will be joining the Kirk Franklin Fearless Tour as a special guest artist, along with Isaac Carree, Deon Kipping and Jason Nelson. The tour starts on Thursday, November 3, at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, OK. Bullock will perform a 15 minute set and join Franklin as one of his featured vocalists.