MARVIN SAPP'S THE BEST IN ME #1 AT GOSPEL RADIO!

Marvin Sapp’s new CD & DVD HERE I AM will be in stores March 16. The highly anticipated project embodies the heart and soul of Marvin Sapp with songs that will refresh and fortify the spirit.

The first single, “The Best In Me” is currently #1 at Gospel radio and, according to Billboard, has already matched the 2008 peak of his seminal “Never Would Have Made It.” “The Best In Me” also recently achieved the largest position jump (#78 - #14 Hot R&B/Hot Songs Chart) in 18 years by a gospel track, as well as the largest jump in four years among all genres.

HERE I AM, the follow-up to Sapp’s 2007 breakout project Thirsty, was recorded live in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is a shining example of the gift of music that resides in Marvin Sapp. The CD was produced by Aaron Lindsey with vocal direction by Myron Butler and Sapp’s robust tenor as the main attraction. The 12-track disc features such standouts as “Here I Am;” “He Has His Hands On You,” and “Fresh Wind.”

Sapp says “the title track speaks to me as an individual and the things I've endured over the last three years. I'm still standing, even under the waves of pressure and difficulties - from sickness in my wife's life to the more general challenges of my own life.”

“He Has His Hands On You” is a beautifully comforting song offering a reminder that whatever challenges people may face, it is all part of God's master plan. “Many times people feel like giving up because they don't understand the process of God. Just knowing they are part of His plan, no matter what is going on, can keep them encouraged…it reinforces the scripture that says man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.”

“Fresh Wind” is an up-out-your-seat praise jam that is as irresistible as it is righteously funky and infectious. Sapp says “Fresh Wind” speaks of how people need to experience an individual revival. “Some folks think that once they've experienced the will of God one time that's all they need. The truth is that our daily prayer ought to be for God to send a fresh wind on a consistent basis – that we may be replenished in spirit and function the way that He is calling us to function. This song is just some old-fashioned Pentecostal Church!”

On March 16 Marvin Sapp will mark the release of HERE I AM with an intimate interview and mini-concert in Chicago as part of the music series The Experience (www.amusicexperience.com). Fans who pre-order the CD or DVD at www.verityrecords.com will be gain access to a live stream of The Experience featuring Marvin Sapp.