Dove Award-winning and Grammy and Stellar award-nominated gospel singer-songwriter Jonathan McReynolds has announced the release of his first ever live LP, Make Room, his third full album and the fourth overall release for the 28-year-old musician. The guitarist and singer also holds a Masters in theology from Moody Theological Seminary and is currently an adjunct member of the Columbia College faculty. His music has been cheered on by music icons from Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, and Tori Kelly to gospel giants like CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk Franklin, who dubbed McReynolds "the future of gospel music."
The highly-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan's 2015 Life Music: Stage Two, (which spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard gospel chart) was recorded entirely live this past May in Chicago, IL and will be released on March 9th, 2018 on Entertainment One. Additionaly, McReynolds will embark on a promotional tour from February 25th to March 18th, hitting major outlets such as New York City, Nashville, Chicago, DC, and Philadelphia. See below for entire list of markets, final dates to follow.
Ahead of the album's release, Jonathan is sharing a music video for lead single "I'm Not Lucky, I'm Loved," which was first released in September and debuted at #1 on Billboard's digital gospel songs chart. The song, which is firmly rooted in gospel tradition and priority, wears its mainstream pop appeal well as Jonathan's incredible voice performs acrobatically around his trademark guitar-gospel style. The song bubbles and shimmers through intimate and joyful dynamics, even breaking into a white-hot guitar solo near the end. The video, coming a few months after the single's audio release, showcases how quickly beloved the song has become by featuring homemade videos of Jonathan's fans singing and dancing along to the new single.
Check out the video here!