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Ricky Dillard Releases Single “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus” Ahead of Upcoming LP Release

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In the heart of Chicago, a legendary figure in the gospel music realm is gearing up to release his latest masterpiece. James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award-recipient and native Chicagoan Ricky Dillard is set to drop his highly anticipated album, Choirmaster II, on January 26 via Motown Gospel.

The lead single from Choirmaster II, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,” featuring the incredible Lisa Knowles-Smith, is a beacon of Dillard’s undeniable talent. Dressed in regal purple robes reminiscent of The Color Purple, Dillard and his iconic ensemble, The New Generation Chorale delivers a performance that goes beyond music—it’s a spiritual experience. The hand-clapping, harmony-stacked rendition is guaranteed to lift listeners out of their seats, leaving an indelible mark on their souls.

Ricky Dillard’s ability to curate a divine musical experience is evident in every note of “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.” The synergy between Dillard and Knowles-Smith, both gospel powerhouses, is nothing short of holy. This single is a testament to why Dillard is and will consistently be recognized as “the choirmaster” in gospel music.

With the release of Choirmaster II, Ricky Dillard is poised to reaffirm his status as a true maestro in the gospel genre. The album, set to uplift spirits and stand as a testament to gospel music’s enduring power, generates significant anticipation. Dillard’s unparalleled artistry promises a musical journey that will move, inspire, and immerse listeners in the heavenly sounds of the gospel.

Beyond his musical prowess, Dillard recently lent his expertise as the gospel music arranger for the new film/musical adaptation of The Color Purple. Starring Fantasia, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, and more, this iconic production was elevated by Dillard’s wealth of experience and musical genius. His visionary approach merged soul-stirring narrative with uplifting resonance, creating an unforgettable cinematic and musical experience for audiences worldwide. Keep an eye out for Dillard’s cameo in the film’s very first scene!

Choirmaster II Track Listing:
As a preview of what’s to come, here’s the track listing for Choirmaster II:

1. I Love The Lord
2. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus feat. Lisa Knowles Smith
3. Bless The Lord
4. Not Far Away feat. Jason Clayborn
5. Hold On
6. Lord You’re Great
7. Fill Us Once Again
8. Nobody Like Jesus
9. When I Think
10. Pray Through
11. I Know What Prayer Can Do

As Ricky Dillard prepares to unleash Choirmaster II upon the world, gospel music enthusiasts and music lovers alike can anticipate an extraordinary journey into the heart and soul of this maestro. Get ready to be moved, inspired, and immersed in the heavenly sounds of Ricky Dillard as he continues to shape the terrain of gospel music with his unparalleled artistry. The choirmaster’s symphony awaits, promising an experience that transcends music and resonates with the spirit.

Click here to pre-order your copy of Choirmaster II!


Fharnell M.