Gospel artist Anthony Ponder & Ministry's Desire (APMD) has announced the launch of their new music video series called "The Tribute Sessions," in which the group performs classic hits by some of the biggest artists in gospel music. As the group of singers continues to develop and elevate their craft artistically and broaden their brand notoriety, APMD feels it is important to acknowledge and honor some of the pillars of the gospel music genre.
The first "Tribute Session" pays homage to Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning legends Donald Lawrence and Hezekiah Walker, and APMD invites fans to watch as they rehearse and record Anthony's tribute arrangement of "Oh I Feel Jesus," which was written by Lawrence for the Family Affair album by Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir in 1999 on Verity Records.
"With each level of success I personally and publicly achieve, it's important I never forget those who helped me along the way," Anthony explains. "This first tribute video is dedicated to Donald Lawrence and Bishop Hezekiah Walker. Working on this video also allowed me to work with Marcia Sapp and Don Corey Washington who have been great inspirations to me as well."
APMD is a collective of singers based in the New Jersey area, who focuses on authentic music ministry. The group's founder, Anthony Ponder, directs the group of young but seasoned singers, who released their Billboard charting single, "Favor," earlier this year. The song features popular choir director Natalie Wilson and boasts vocal production by multiple award-winning singer-songwriter VaShawn Mitchell.
Click below to watch the first "Tribute Session," featuring a cover of Hezekiah Walker & LFC's "Oh I Feel Jesus," or click here to watch it on YouTube: