FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2021
CHRISTIAN/COUNTRY/GOSPEL SINGER & RECORDING ARTIST
RELEASES INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC VIDEO
“WALKING IN YOUR WONDERFUL LIGHT”
Set To Debut Friday, October 1, 2021 on IndiMusic.tv
Video Enlivens Inspirational Tune And Personal Introspect
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rhonda Towns (Dawn Records) has announced the release of the "Walking In Your Wonderful Light” official music video. Corresponding with the April 2021 single release, the long-awaited visual is an uplifting and inspiring complement to the tune.
Shot in Phoenix, Arizona at Telegraph Pass Trailhead, Ahwatukee, Foothills, the clip was produced by Brett Nelson under the direction of Towns (SFF Productions). Written by Teddy Hayes and produced by Billy Sherrill in collaboration with Towns, the song serves as a preview to the Christian, country and gospel music entertainer’s forthcoming six-track EP (WALKING IN YOUR WONDERFUL LIGHT) anticipated later this year.
Overseeing the video production and direction was an unprecedented experience for the recording artist.
“This was my first experience directing a film project. As a modeling talent and performer, I’m customarily in front of the camera on photo, commercial or video shoots.” Rhonda Towns said. “I think what I’ve learned from my previous experiences in front of the camera, combined with my instincts, enabled me insight and a vision to bring the clip to life—as I truly saw it. We shot for two and a half hours in heat more than 100 degrees. I’m very proud of all of the hard work and contributions of those involved, and the organic outcome. The words to this song ring true in my life, and they’re personal; I truly had to go within myself to perform and deliver with conviction.”
Catering to all inspirational music genres and audiences, “Walking In Your Wonderful Light”* dances with an upbeat pop groove, complemented by rhythmic percussion and soothing string instrumentation. Rhonda’s crystal clear vocals beam alongside the simplistic production to create an easy-does-it, refreshing listen. The uplifting lyrics share a message of inspiration and hope in a walk with God by our side. The new recording arrives after an eight-year hiatus as a stronger, more powerful representation of the artist’s spirituality, tenacity and drive.
Rhonda’s return has met with overwhelming welcome and applause from the music industry, Christian country and country music radio and the fans. Currently No. 53 on the MusicRow Chart, the track continues its momentum. Regina Raleigh is spearheading the radio promotion campaign. The “Walking In Your Wonderful Light” music video will debut on IndiMusic.TV Friday, October 1, 2021. Steve Baker/Visual Image Marketing, will oversee the video promotion initiative.
"When I wrote this song 39 years ago, I never imagined that it could be performed with such depth and heartfelt emotion; Rhonda has surpassed all of my wildest expectations with her wonderful performance.” -Teddy Hayes, Songwriter
“The song is beautiful! …at first listen, the country vibe may be a bit of a surprise to Gospel fans, but this track is solid.” - Skip Dillard, VP National & Community Partnerships (WBLS/Hot 97 NYC)
“Rhonda has emerged from a season gone by with a new, refreshing and uplifting song. The hook is catchy, the message is positive, and the music is well-produced.” - Gary Stripling, President/CEO, The Management Agency, Inc.
“A beautiful, uplifting song from Rhonda; a welcome return to radio!” - Jim Quinton, PD/MD, "Jim's Mountain Country” / WYYZ, Jasper, GA
“Rhonda Towns has delivered the most uplifting and inspiring song (‘Walking In Your Wonderful Light’) that country has heard in years!” – Jeff Meek, PD/WDHR, Pikeville, KY
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About Rhonda Towns:
The daughter of Reverend James and Mrs. Eula Towns, Rhonda is drawn to the Christian, country and gospel genres. Her creative ambitions and vocal performances are influenced by Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Reba, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride and Vince Gill.
Rhonda made her television debut as a champion contender on "Star Search” (hosted by Ed McMahon); she was also the first black female country recording artist to appear on the “Live From L.A. Show” on the BET Network.
Rhonda formed her own independent label, Dawn Records, in 2006 and released her debut album, I WANNA TO BE LOVED BY YOU, co-produced by Harold Shedd (Reba/Shania Twain/Alabama/Toby Keith) and Norro Wilson (Kenny Chesney/Reba/ Sara Evans/Shania Twain/Tammy Wynette/George Jones) and Jim Cotton (Billy Ray Cyrus/Montgomery Gentry/ Alabama).
She followed with a series of single releases to radio including “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” “Somethin' Better” and “Slow Rain” which met with applause from multiple and various formats.
Rhonda’s professional history includes working as a model and appearing in television commercials for Maxwell House, Toyota, Bounce, Mazda, Arizona Lotto/Arizona Lottery and Arizona Health Department; as well as runway and advertising print work for Dillard’s, K-mart (Jaclyn Smith Line), Reba Wear and fashion designer Lori Weidner (under the direction of Ruth Leighton of the Leighton Agency, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ).
Rhonda also appeared in the national Blue Diamond Almond and Petsmart commercials, and most recently, the regional commercial for Grand Canyon University (GCU) Christian College, Phoenix, AZ.
She will re-launch her radio show and podcast, “Rhonda Towns-’Plenty More Love,’” in the coming months.
Rhonda has supported the non-profit organizations Make-A-Wish Arizona, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, and MAM (Military Assistance Mission).
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