The new project from the popular Cedarmont Kids record label marks the first time a song featured in Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech has been recorded on a children's project.
Online PR News – 15-January-2013 – Nashville, Tennessee – Cedarmont Kids® has announced the release of the 46th album in their multi-million-selling series. The new CD entitled "Gospel Sunday School Songs" features fifteen Gospel classics and spirituals, including "Free At Last," a song made famous in the iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. speech in 1963. According to the label, this album marks the first time "Free At Last" has been featured on any children's recording project. Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, Cedarmont Kids has sold over 21 million albums and garnered numerous Platinum and Gold certifications for both its audio and video titles. Mike and Sue Gay, owners of the Cedarmont label, say this new project was of special significance.
"We spent several years researching songs for this new release, looking for special 'jewels' from the African-American church," says Sue. "We fell in love with songs like 'My Soul Is a Witness For My Lord,' 'Guide My Feet,' and 'The Welcome Table.' Then one day, we came across 'Free At Last' and were so moved. Immediately, we knew that it needed to be on the CD so that kids could learn this wonderful song."
"Gospel Sunday School Songs" was recorded in Cedarmont's state-of-the-art studio, using some of the most sought-after musicians in Nashville. "I think this is the best CD we've ever done," says Mike. "The players were fantastic, and Sue directed the kids in the choir to sing with authenticity and energy. To top it off, we were blessed to work with some talented young soloists like MaKenzie McGuire and Quintavious Johnson." Johnson, age 10, is a frequent soloist in his hometown of Franklin, Tennessee and recently won first place in the Fourth Annual Demi Lobo national talent contest held in Chicago. Johnson won first place in the Most Talented Under 12 competition, beating out 25 other finalists from nine states. "He blew us away with his talent and spirit," Mike adds.
The Cedarmont Kids record label has built a broad customer base by focusing on well-known classic songs and selling their products at affordable prices. Their diversified catalog now features 46 CDs on five labels: Cedamont Kids® Classics, Cedarmont Kids Gospel®, Cedarmont Niños®, Cedarmont Baby®, and Cedarmont Worship for Kids.® Fifteen of these titles were Spanish releases. They have also developed a series of eleven DVDs, which are live-action, sing-along versions of the audio recordings.