RCA INSPIRATION LANDS 3 OF THIS WEEK'S TOP-5 GOSPEL ALBUMS

William Murphy’s first major label release – GOD CHASER – lands at #3 on Billboard’s Gospel Sales Chart, marking the highest debut of his career. GOD CHASER features the instant anthem “You Reign,” which is quickly approaching Top-10 at Gospel radio and is already a Sunday morning favorite at churches around the country. A relentless worshipper, Murphy recently made stirring appearances on The Word Network and BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel. “There is no doubt that William Murphy, III was born to worship,” says Bishop Paul S. Morton. “His life is evident of the special calling and anointing that God has on his life. He has not only caused me to go to deeper depths in my time of worship, but he has blessed the lives of so many across the globe.” Murphy says GOD CHASER is a collection of prophetic songs, known in the church as “songs of the Lord.” “The essence of my ministry, my calling, is to usher people into the presence of the Lord in a way so powerful that they become true God chasers. That is the essence of my life. So the CD is a collection of prophetic songs that came to us in prayer and in times of worship.” Murphy’s stellar debut gives RCA Inspiration three of the Top-5 spots on Billboard’s Gospel Sales Chart. Released January 29, the latest installment of the perennial favorite WOW GOSPEL is #1 for the second consecutive week; and Kurt Carr’s widely praised January 22 release, BLESS THIS HOUSE, is #5.