Rhonda Towns – 14th Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Music Awards
Christian/Country, Gospel singer and recording artist Rhonda Towns (Dawn Records) celebrated a special honor at the 14th Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Music Awards held in Jacksonville, FL. The long-awaited highlight follows an eight-year hiatus and the motivated re-launch of her music career. Rhonda’s single, “Walking In Your Wonderful Light” (written by Teddy Hayes and produced by Billy Sherrill in collaboration with Towns) was nominated in seven categories and recognized with three 2022 Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Music Awards including: “CCM Christian Song Of The Year,” “Special/Event Instrumental Artist Of The Year” and “Praise & Worship Female Vocalist Of The Year.”
“The welcoming response (by both the industry and the fans) has been overwhelming and encouraging,” said Towns. “The impact of this song is what I faithfully envisioned and hoped for. I am honored that ‘Walking In Your Wonderful Light’ was accepted on the Gospel stage. Being nominated and attending The Rhythm Of Gospel Awards proved my vision to be true, and being a part of this event brought me back to where I truly needed to be–to connect spiritually in my heart and soul.”
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.
Rhonda originally recorded the track in 2012; she re-recorded the tune, with the accompaniment of Jim “Moose” Brown on keyboards, at Sound Emporium Studios, Nashville. It charted at No 42 on the Nielsen BDSRadio Gospel Chart while the corresponding music video was broadcast on CMT Australia, IndiMusicTV, CMC TV-USA, Web TV Zuri, Zurich, and Switzerland.
“My goal is to pioneer, to open the door for inspirational country music in the Gospel format. Being recognized by The Rhythm Of Gospel organization is a wonderful first stepping stone,” Towns added.