“When you do live you feel the audience worship experience,” said Kerry Douglas, CEO of Blacksmoke Music Worldwide, a promotions and marketing firm currently working on the Earnest Pugh “The Outpour Experience Live” album. They are also promoting the “God Wants to Heal You” single, a Billboard Top Ten Hit. “We’ve been talking back and forth about new magic.”
“I’ve done several studio albums,” Earnest Pugh added. “It’s my fifth live one.”
The last time 5-octave Pugh and Douglas worked together was almost a decade ago when they gave us the hits “For My Good,” “Every Promise,” “Rain on Us,” and “I Need Your Glory.”
“It’s going on eight years,” Pugh said about the last time they worked together. “Eight is for new beginnings. That’s what it feels like – new magic.”
This is Earnest’s 10th album. “The Outpour Experience Live” album has 14 selections produced by Keith Williams, Michael Bereal and Marque Walker.
Concerning the album’s single “God Wants to Heal You” Kerry said, “God wants to heal…I had a feeling about it. I said this song, we got to be put it out. Not knowing it was needed.”
“It’s a game changer,” Earnest said about the single. “It’s not about your agenda…you go with the content that speaks. We gifted it on social media…Kerry said, ‘Something’s special about this song.’ It actually addresses the pain we feel as a nation.”
Some of the other selections of “The Outpour Experience Live” album include “Your Glory,” “Thank You So Much,” “Grateful,” “The Grace Dance,” and “Awesome God.”
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Earnest Pugh is Pastor at Ebenezer AME Church in Washington, DC. Pugh is also a musician who has garnered four Stellar Awards. He has peaked at the top of Billboard Gospel Charts with “Rain on Us Live” peaking at #2, “I Need Your Glory” peaking at #1 and “Earnestly Yours” peaking at #1.
Pugh is in the midst of changing his focus from albums to singles, so that he can concentrate on getting a Doctorate in Theology so that he can teach. Pugh’s management is working on placing his songs on television and film soundtracks, which has been successful thus far. One of those soundtrack contacts wanted a song he had to get Kerry’s go-ahead on. In calling Kerry, this is how they hooked back up again – to create “new magic.”
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