WOW Gospel , the compliation album that garners the best of Gospel music released in 2015, is back for its 19th year! Released on January 19th via Provident Distribution, the album features a double discs of hit songs that captures the best in Traditional and Contemporary Gospel Music. This compilation contains your favorite radio tunes and praise anthems.
A double CD set and companion DVD, this years release features powerful hit songs from artists such as Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, Israel Houghton, Smokie Norful, Brian Courtney Wilson, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Jonathan McReynolds and many more!
Here's the tracklisting:
Write My Name - Dorinda Clark Cole/Donnie McClurkin
I Will Trust - Fred Hammond
Already Getting Better - William Murphy
Great God, Great Praise - Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers
Amazing - Hezekiah Walker
Yes You Can - Marvin Sapp
I Am - Jason Nelson
So Amazing - Crystal Aikin
Same God - Richard Smallwood
Intentional - Travis Greene
Before I Die - Kirk Franklin
Love On The Radio - The Walls Group
Different - Tasha Page Lockhart
All Of My Help - Geoffrey Golden
How Awesome Is Our God - Israel Houghton/Yolanda Adams
Jesus Saves - Tasha Cobbs
Nobody (Live) - Tye Tribbett
Holding On - Vashawn Mitchell
I Need A Word - Smokie Norful
I'll Just Say Yes - Brian Courtney Wilson
Nobody Like Our God - Myron Butler
Greatest Life Ever - Janice Gaines
Level Next - John P. Kee
Flaws - Kierra Sheard
Fix Me - Tim Bowman
War - Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
This Place - Tamela Mann
Grace - Ricky Dillard
Pressure - Jonathan McReynolds
Bless The Lord - Anthony Brown
Fill Me UP - Casey J
"WOW" is a series of annual compilation albums featuring contemporary Christian music. The birth of the WOW record project can be traced Grant Cunningham, A&R Director at Sparrow Records. In November of 1994 Grant made a business trip to EMI Limited in London, at the time was the parent company of Sparrow Records where he noticed that several British record labels were issuing an annual CD of top-rated songs, known as the NOW series, containing collections of pop songs. Grant brought the idea back to Sparrow. Sparrow executives suggested a similar project be developed for Christian pop music and Grant was assigned the task of getting the project off the ground. The WOW franchise represents the most successful collections of Christian music ever issued.
Released in late 1995, "WOW 1996" was the first in the WOW series and the first recording put together by the three major Christian record companies of the time: Word Records (now Word Entertainment), Sparrow Records (now part of EMI Christian Music Group), and Reunion Records (now part of Sony's Provident Label Group). Still today, after each submitting label agrees to a reduced master royalty, the final decision on the tracks to be included is made by committee. Production, marketing, and distribution for the "WOW Hits" series is handled by EMI Christian Music Group.
In 1999, the annual "WOW Worship" series was launched. Rather than using the year, each release is identified by the color of the cover. The worship series and hits series are today among the bestselling members of the product brand.
Comprising songs submitted by each partner label, the annual "WOW Hits" releases have typically been double CD sets. Beginning in 2008, however, "WOW" began releasing separate single-disc collections spread throughout each year, rather than a two-disc collection toward the end of each year. In addition to "WOW Hits," which focuses on the most popular pop and pop-rock music, plans call for edgier single-disc "WOW Rock Hits" and "WOW Pop Hits" collections released twice a year.