According to the bellereport.com
Grammy-Nominated William McDowell’s
NEW ALBUM, THE CRY,
Debuts No.1 On Billboard’s Gospel Albums Chart
5th #1 Debut Album
NASHVILLE , TENN. (OCTOBER 01, 2019) GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning worship leader, pastor and author, William McDowell, released his new live album, The Cry (Integrity Music), on September 20th, and it debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums Chart. This is McDowell’s fifth No. 1 debut album in his storied career. The Cry was recorded at Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga, TN and features special guest artists Nathaniel Bassey, Travis Greene, Yolanda Adams, David & Nicole Binion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Trinity Anderson (worship leader of McDowell’s Deeper Fellowship church). The Cry is available here .
The album is already receiving praise from media being touted as some of his best work to date.
This is not a normal album! This is not a cookie-cutter “worship” album. So many powerful songs of declaration, worship, triumph, desperation, reassurance and more. – New Release Today Review
“Stay,” from its string-laden intro to the conclusion, is a beautiful and melodically distinctive ballad about heavenly healing that encapsulates the album’s theme of the power of prayer. It is arguably McDowell’s finest work to date and is among one of the loveliest gospel songs this year. – Journal of Gospel Music Review