BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON’s “JUST LOVE” CD Debuts at #2 on Billboard Top Gospel Album Charts

Spirit Rising/Music World Entertainment artist BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON has received “just love” from fans, radio and media outlets for the release of his first-ever CD, JUST LOVE which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Current Gospel Albums Chart and #6 on Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart this week.  Wilson was joined by supporters, including Music World Entertainment President and CEO Mathew Knowles, in celebrating the release of JUST LOVE at a launch event at the House of Deréon in Houston on June 2, which included a live performance set by Wilson.

“All I Need,” the first single released from the 10-track disc, is receiving great support at gospel radio.  Written and produced by GRAMMY®, Dove and Stellar Award nominated Stan ‘STANtastic’ Jones, “All I Need” moved up again to #16 with “Most Increased Spins (+82) this week on the Billboard Gospel Singles chart.  The second single, “Already Here” is also moving up the charts and is on the “Most Added List.”

Wilson will perform for three days─July 3, 4 and 5─at the ESSENCE Music Festival’s Experience Stage at the Convention Center in New Orleans from 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT.  Also at the Convention Center, Wilson will do meet and greets and sign autographs on all three days at Music World Entertainment’s booth (#402).  In addition, he will also be attending other events during the ESSENCE Music Festival weekend.

JUST LOVE is receiving rave reviews from press.  In a review of the CD, ChristianityToday.com exclaims, “Roll out the red carpet. It’s not every day that music industry mogul and famed father Mathew Knowles (Beyonce, Trinitee 5:7) hand selects a new artist for his label’s tight-knit roster. But after hearing singer/songwriter Brian Courtney Wilson’s smooth grooves and smokey vocal chops, Knowles signed him on the spot. Marrying slick R&B with inspirational messages and straight-up church soul sangin’, the singer/songwriter makes a noticeable mark for a newcomer…With a wide appeal and high profile backing, Wilson could be gospel music’s next big thing.”

Gospel Music Channel continues the praise in their review of JUST LOVE.  “Once again, Music World Entertainment is flexing their gospel music muscle with debut artist Brian Courtney Wilson’s Just Love,” states contributing editor Monica Watkins.  “Don’t let your ears be fooled; it’s not the O’Jays singing on track one, the title track of the CD.  But Just Love reveals a bit of Wilson’s personality, musical influences and his history, as he sings of his appreciation for his church in Houston, Texas…Just Love is certainly a satisfying debut.”

On BET.com’s “The Gospel According to Torrence,” the no-holds-bar blogger admits to being hesitant in listening to the CD when first received but changing his tune once he hears Wilson’s music.  “Finally I put it on my iPod, and decided that if I was meant to hear it that it would come on when I put my playlist on shuffle.  And guess what, it did! The track “Waiting To Turn” came on while I was walking down the street to my office and it stopped me in my tracks.  The man was singing, hear me? He kind of reminds me of John P. Kee’s solo stuff from back in the day, which I actually miss a lot, but at the same time, he has his own thing going on.”

During the month of June and throughout the summer, Wilson will continue on a national promotional tour that will include stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Richmond, Norfolk, Baltimore, Raleigh, Virginia Beach, Jackson, as well as Washington, DC.

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BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON PROMO TOUR DATES

DATE                              EVENT                                            CITY/STATE

Saturday, June 13           WOAD Gospel Showcase                Jackson, MS
Sunday, June 14             Promo Date                                    Jackson, MS
Saturday, June 20           Star 94.1 “Picnic at the Pavilion”   Virginia Beach, VA
Sunday, June 21             Promo Date                                    Virginia Beach, VA/
Norfolk, VA
Monday, June 22             Promo Date                                    Richmond, VA
Tuesday, June 23            Promo Date                                    Baltimore, MD
Wednesday, June 24        Promo Date                                    Baltimore, MD
Thursday, June 25           Promo Date                                    Washington, DC
Friday, June 26                Promo Date                                    Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 27            Philadelphia Gospel Fest               Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 28              Promo Date                                    Philadelphia, PA
Monday, June 29              Promo Date                                    Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, June 30             Promo Date                                    Houston, TX
Friday, July 3                   ESSENCE Music Festival                New Orleans, LA
Saturday, July 4               ESSENCE Music Festival                New Orleans, LA
Sunday, July 5                 ESSENCE Music Festival                New Orleans, LA
Sunday, July 5                 Jackson Music Awards                    Jackson, MS

For additional information on Brian Courtney Wilson, please visit:

http://www.briancourtneywilson.com
http://www.myspace.com/brianwilsonmusic

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