R&B/Disco Queen GLORIA GAYNOR
First Gospel CD and Companion Book WE WILL SURVIVE
GAYNOR Releases Gospel Radio Single "YOU'RE
RIGHT ON TIME"
Award-winning singer GLORIA GAYNOR took the music
world by storm in the 1970s, striking platinum with
her disco hit "I Will Survive". "I
was the only song to earn a Grammy for Best Disco
Recording and was one of only twenty-five songs
inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012.
September 19, 2005 Gaynor, along with her hit song
"I Will Survive" were inducted into the
Dance Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony that
took place in New York City. "I Will Survive",
has been featured on the soundtrack of more than
a half dozen major motion picture releases, and
VH-1 honored Ms. Gaynor with the number one spot
during their countdown of the Top 100 Dance Records
of All Time.
the years, the disco legend has received thousands
of personal messages from adoring fans whose lives
have been transformed by this timeless song. Their
remarkable stories reveal that "I Will Survive"
has reached people from all walks of life who have
faced life altering moments. From individuals triumphing
over illness, to those suffering from the painful
loss of a loved one, or those piecing their lives
together after bearing witness to a national tragedy,
"I Will Survive" has become an emotional
anthem of hope and resilience.
Will Survive - a timeless anthem empowering those
reaching for positive change in their lives, a sing-along
sound track supporting those in a period of change,
often from a dark place to somewhere brighter"
- Tina Turner
legendary singer has added another milestone to
her career. Gloria Gaynor will release her first
Gospel album exclusively on AMAZON.COM on November
26 appropriately titled WE WILL SURVIVE. "Recording
a Gospel album was something I've wanted to do for
years, but my manager and husband kept putting me
off," Gaynor shares. "Now that I'm in
control of my own career, I decided to take advantage
of the opportunity and combine the four things I
believe I was created to do - sing, write, teach,
and share my faith."
2011, Gaynor traveled to Nashville to begin recording
her Gospel CD. "You're Right On Time"
is her first radio single, which is a beautifully
fashioned ballad with a sincere and powerful message
of reassurance. "While in Nashville, I wrote
the single with Chris Tompkins who already had the
first line of the song - 'I've been down without
a prayer', then we prayed before we began working
together," she continues. "He started
with the melody and music, and the rest of the lyrics
just flowed out of me."
collection of inspiring songs is special to Gaynor
in many ways. "This is the first project I've
ever done with a dual purpose in mind - to create
a CD that is inspirational and that would complement
my new book, WE WILL SURVIVE," Gaynor explains.
She penned most of the album and invited American
Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle to make a special
appearance on the project.
"If I Loved You", a funky contemporary
track, Gaynor challenges listeners to demonstrate
their true dedication to serve God. "Please
Let Me Show You" is a passionate melody and
account of how victorious life can be if one would
just answer the call to righteousness.
WILL SURVIVE is a musical encounter of personal
testimonies and stories from Gaynor and her fans.
"The past few years have been a big change
for me," Gaynor exposes. "I went through
a divorce and became in charge of my own career,"
she continues. "I have a new found freedom
to do things in my own way and to express myself
more abundantly." Her own conquests and triumphs
are revealed through this project in which she hopes
will give her fans a heightened strength in their
faith and receive the love from which it was created.
the addition of WE WILL SURVIVE to her musical repertoire,
the upcoming year continues to be promising with
many exciting opportunities ahead as Gaynor moves
forward in her incredible life journey. Gaynor continues
to unfold as she proves to the world how she not
only is continuing to survive, but living that life
In the book WE WILL SURVIVE, Gaynor shares forty
of these inspirational, true stories about survivors
of all kinds-individuals who have found comfort,
hope, and courage through the power of this one
WILL SURVIVE is both heart-wrenching and uplifting
- a book that illustrates the unifying and healing
powers of music. It also eloquently expresses Gloria
Gaynor's unique style - her fierce love of life,
her devotion to faith and her enduring love for
the song that has become the soundtrack of a million
lives. "I still love singing it in concert,
and on tour I save it for last," says Gaynor.
"I sing the song to myself every time I face
a problem. It always works."
WE WILL SURVIVE
CD & Book Exclusively on AMAZON.COM