Columbia Records Proudly Announces the Release of 'StandOUT,' the New Spirit-Filled Full-Length Live Album From Chart-Topping Contemporary Gospel Performer Tye Tribbett & G.A.

Eagerly Awaited Successor To 'Life' &'Victory Live!' Available Online & In Stores Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Columbia Records will release StandOUT, the much anticipated new album from the contemporary gospel singer/songwriter/performer Tye Tribbett and his gospel choir and musical ensemble, G.A. (Greater Anointing), on Tuesday, May 6.

StandOUT is the first new full-length album from Tye Tribbett and G.A. since the groundbreaking gospel artist's Victory Live! entered the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart at #1, shortly following its release in May 2006. A DVD edition of Victory Live! has sold more than 40,000 copies.

A crossover success featuring the #1 Gospel Radio single, "Victory," Victory Live! hit #64 on the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart while earning Tribbett two Stellar Awards and three Grammy nominations -- Best Gospel Performance ("Victory"); Best Gospel Song ("Victory"); and Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.

Recorded live at Rock Church International in Virginia Beach on August 17, 2007, StandOUT premieres a group of new musical testimonies to the Power of the Word and the Glory of the Holy Spirit, each written or co-written by Tye Tribbett: "Stand Out," "Hold On," "Look Up," "I Need You," "Prodigal Son," "All Hail The King," "Hallelujah," "Let Us Worship," "So Amazing," "He Has Made Me Glad," "I Made It Through," "Chasing After You," and "Well Done." As an added blessing for Tribbett fans, StandOUT includes the hidden bonus track, the single "Good In The Hood."

Tye Tribbett, a co-host, along with Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary, at the 22nd Annual Stellar Awards ceremony, and G.A. have performed with a variety of pop and gospel superstars ranging from Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill to Mary J. Blige, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell and Israel Houghton.

Tye Tribbett sponsored his second annual youth conference earlier this year in the Poconos, with more than 1,000 attending. He will be performing at this year's Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Born in Camden, New Jersey, Tye Tribbett is the son of two preachers ... both his mother and father wore the cloth ... and Tye himself, a loving husband and father of two daughters, has responded to the Call, going on to minister through his music and the Living Word. Growing up surrounded by hymns and gospel music, Tye learned to make music at an early age. "I've been playing all my life," he explains. "Before I knew my ABC's, I knew the ABC's on the keys." As a teenager, he honed his skills as a keyboardist by accompanying such regional notables as Steve Middleton, the late James Viner and the Tri-State Mass Choir of the Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar.

In 1996, Tye founded a gospel choir, Greater Anointing (G.A.), consisting of a group of family and friends whose hearts were set simply on praising the Creator through the gift of great music. Tye knew from the beginning they'd tapped into something real and glorious. "That first rehearsal blew my mind," he says. "The musicianship, the quality of the voices and the spirit of the choir, the character of everybody ... I knew that this was it. I knew that this is what I was supposed to be doing."

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