Grammy-Award Winning Gospel Artist Israel and New Breed Invite Houston Fans to Celebrate Release of Avidly-Awaited New Album, 'A Deeper Level,' With Free Live Performance & In-Store CD Signing


  WHO:    Grammy-wining gospel artist(s) Israel and New Breed
  WHAT:   A free live performance & autograph signing in celebration of the
          release of "A Deeper Level"
  WHERE:  Wal*Mart Super Center (#3297)
          12353 Fm 1960 West (at North Eldridge Parkway)
          Houston, TX 77065
  WHEN:   6:30pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award winning gospel artist(s) Israel and New Breed will celebrate the release of the group's new album, "A Deeper Level," with Houston-area fans at the Wal*Mart Super Center located at 12353 Fm 1960 West (at North Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX 77065) with a free live performance, followed by an in-store autograph session, on Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30pm.

One of the most fervently-awaited praise music releases of the year, "A Deeper Level" is the first new full-length studio album from Israel and New Breed since 2006's "A Timeless Christmas."

Founded by Christian worship leader, songwriter, producer and charismatic frontman Israel Houghton, Israel and New Breed create a groundbreaking combination of gospel, jazz, rock, funk and soul music which has resulted in a string of award-winning recordings including "Alive In Africa" (winner of 2006's Best Traditional Gospel Album); "Live From Another Level" (winner of 2005's Stellar Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year and 2004's Dove Award) and "Again I Say Rejoice" (a track from "Live From Another Level" which won the 2004 Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year).

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