You may not know Steven Hickerson by name, but you've certainly heard his voice. Hickerson was handpicked by Maranda Curtis to provide backup vocals on her local and international dates, and he is a lead vocalist for Ricky Dillard's New Generation Chorale. That's Hickerson leading "He Shall Reign (King of Glory LIVE)" from Dillard's last album, 10, and you will hear him on Dillard's upcoming release on Motown Gospel.
Hickerson also has a previously released single, "Reset," which earned him a headlining spot on the Rhythm of Gospel Awards.
"Belongs to You" is Hickerson's new work of art. It is the lead single off of his upcoming debut EP. He says the song came out of a place of his own intimate worship, and his music director brought it to life. "I know where my help comes from," says Hickerson. "The song acknowledges that all glory, all honor, all praise, all worship, all material blessings - they all belong to God."
One listen to "Belongs to You", with its immediate Sunday morning singability and rousing refrain, and it won't come as a surprise that Hickerson has a strong music background and is an experienced praise and worship leader. He studied at Dillard University in New Orleans and, after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, moved to Atlanta where he completed his music studies at Kennesaw State University. He is currently Praise and Worship Leader at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, and spent the prior 13 years leading praise and worship at Grace Community Christian Church.
Released on the independent Gospel Renaissance Muzik Group label, "Belongs to You" is sure to bless airwaves and expand Hickerson's platform further. The song is going for adds at radio this week, and is available for purchase on all digital music outlets.