Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stephen B. Steward Wants To 'Enter Your Gates'

Steward Set to Perform Singles “Purify My Soul’ and “The Sound of Heaven” on TBN’s ‘Praise The Lord’ Thurs. May 22nd at 10 pm ET/ 9 pm CT
Sharing billing with Grammy®-nominated gospel legends Jonathan Butler and Andrae Crouch at the “One Night Only” concert special live from Pasadena, award-winning new artist Stephen B. Steward wowed the audience with live renditions of numbers found aboard his forthcoming debut album, ENTER YOUR GATES, available in stores and online May 20th via Central South Distribution.
In addition to seeing Steward lend stunning performances of his songs, With My Whole Heart, Purify My Soul, title track Enter Your Gates, The Sound of Heaven and many more, the star-studded event, held at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium on April 12, featured a special guest appearance from Steward’s mentor, Grammy®-award winning gospel icon Andraé Crouch. The event was hosted by Radio DJ Andrae Russell (KJLH).
In attendance to support Steward’s big night were top celebrities, media and radio personalities that included; Emmy and Tony Award nominated actor Obba Babatunde (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Dreamgirls), Judge Mayblean Ephriem, Actress/Singer Dawwn Lewis (A Different World) , Jawn Murray (Pop Culture Commentator/AlwaysAList.com), Tonya Moore (BET Networks), Ernest Owens (Huffington Post/USA Today), Jazz Singer Freda Payne, TV Host Kiki Shepard (It’s Showtime at the Apollo), Actor Earl Billings (What's Happening), stage, film and television actor Glynn Turman (A Different World, Cooley High) Torrez Harris (Clear Channel) among many more.
 [L-R] Jonathan Butler, Stephen B. Steward and KJLH Program Director Aundrae Russell
As Steward’s debut album approaches he sat down with The Huffington Post (http://huff.to/1ijmdD0) to discuss his upbringing in Mississippi, marriage, kids, law enforcement career, musical career and his mentor Andrae Crouch.
Shortly before serenading the audience with his soulful croon, Steward also delivered a helping hand to his non-profit organization, LOV Olive Branches, and the long-awaited youth talent show at the SBS Youth Music Festival. There, in front of celebrity judges, nine talented hopefuls vied for a $1000 grand prize scholarship.
For more information on this concert, visit www.stephenbsteward.com
The showings only helped drum up even more buzz for his debut album, ENTER YOUR GATES, now available for pre-order at iTunes. Kicked off by the soul-stirring, Andraé Crouch-assisted hit With My Whole Heart, the single’s equally moving successor, Purify My Soul, continues to resonate with listeners for its daring and open testimony.
To connect with Stephen B. Steward, please visit:
Official website: http://www.stephenbsteward.com
Twitter: @stephenbsteward
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stephenbstewardmusic
About Stephen B. Steward:
Stephen B. Steward is an award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and producer whose contemporary worship stylings have seen him touted as one of the genre’s top rising acts.
Before his highly anticipated national debut album, Enter Your Gates, enters digital and brick-and-mortar record shelves in spring 2014, Steward made his triumphant debut on the wings of ‘With My Whole Heart’ – his high-spirited collaboration with GRAMMY® winner/gospel icon Andraé Crouch. The joint venture not only landed him a hit on the Billboard Top Gospel Singles Chart, but also helped him nab three 2013 Prayze Factor People’s Choice awards and, subsequently, three 2014 Rhythm of Gospel Award nominations in “Worship/Praise Artist of the Year”, “Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year”, and “Songwriter of the Year” categories.

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