Joshua’s Troop Headed Back to the Stellar Awards
|Nashville, TN –- New Haven Records recently celebrated the nomination of Chicago-based young adult choir Joshua’s Troop for Contemporary Choir of the Year in the 35th Annual Stellar Awards to be held in Las Vegas on March 27, 2020. This nomination follows their 2017 Stellar Award win for “Youth Project of the Year” for It’s My Time.
Joshua’s Troop’s latest full-length project, Another Chance, was produced and co-written by legendary gospel talent Percy Gray, Jr. (New Direction, Chicago Mass Choir). The album is electrifyingly and eclectic; featuring songs of encouragement, evangelism, repentance, testimony, worship, and even a rousing a cappella piece. The album’s current single, Alright Alright, continues to win listeners at gospel radio.
Originally founded as a youth choir to provide urban Chicago teens a positive alternative to gang and street life, Joshua’s Troop is comprised of teenagers and young adults aging from sixteen and beyond who praise God through song and energetic live performance.
Joshua’s Troop president and manager Manuella Clay is humbled by the industry honor: “Our prayer has been to make compelling music that brings a message of redemption that speaks to today’s youth while expanding our reach into more mainstream marketplace. We’re grateful to be in the company of such other amazing artists as Donald Lawrence’s Tri-City Singers, JJ Hairston, and Vincent Bohanan & The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir.”
New Haven Records president Ken Harding is thrilled as well, “This nomination is a testament to God’s blessing and the Troop’s commitment to making music that makes a difference. We’re honored to be their partners in sharing the message.”
Producer Percy Gray, Jr. concludes, “From the beginning, Joshua’s Troop has aimed at creating relevant music for youth culture that builds a bridge to church culture. People who follow the Troop will find that we’ve reinvented our sound while still being true to our roots. Trust me, Another Chance has been worth the wait!”