Preashea Hilliard earns her first No. 1, as THE GLORY EXPERIENCE opens at the top position on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart. The set sold 2,000 units. The daughter of Texas pastors Bishop I.V. Hilliard and Dr. Bridget Hilliard follows her first charted album, Live Out Loud, which debuted and peaked at No. 4 on Top Gospel Albums in 2011.
It has been 6 years since Hilliard's last album (2011's acclaimed, Living Out Loud) and this project shows the growth expected over the years. Having grown spiritually and emotionally Hilliard gives listeners, THE GLORY EXPERIENCE, a well rounded and fully complete worship record.
Released via Soundefx Media distributed by New Day Distributors, THE GLORY EXPERIENCE, is revelatory, poignant, restorative and multi-faceted. Preashea Hilliard is a bridge builder and from start to finish she connects listeners with opportunity to connect with God. A genuine experience, the 15-track album, flows effortlessly supplying listeners with the tools needed for an incredible non-stop worship experience.
Hilliard penned ten songs from THE GLORY EXPERIENCE, five co-written by Eric King, Jr., who also served as Co-Producer and Music Director for her live recording. With Preashea at the helm, her creative savvy was evident as what was in her mind was brought to life in every detail of the live recording.
"I wanted an authentic sound," explained Hilliard. "Believing and trusting that the authenticity would relate to somebody today."
THE GLORY EXPERIENCE was recorded live at her father's church, Bishop I.V. Hilliard's New Light Christian Center North at the annual Strategies conference and the stunning atmosphere of worship during the live recording is still palpable on the album. Two stand-outs "No God Like Our God" and "You Amaze Me" (written by Tasha Cobbs) can easily be described as modern day Psalms. "No God Like Our God," the album's first single is a distinctly composed praise and worship song and is a perfect addition to Sunday morning's corporate worship.