2017 is starting out as a big year for Gospel and Worship artist William McDowell. The Grammy nominee received the 2017 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award January 8, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Service Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a citizen for their contribution to our nation. Individuals are selected to be honored because of their faithfulness to the call to serve humanity. Ambassador Dr. Pauline Key, CEO of Kingdom Awards presented the award to McDowell on behalf of former President Barack Obama.
The Dove and Stellar Award winner is nominated for two 2017 Stellar Awards; Artist of the Year and Praise & Worship CD of the Year. Over his life McDowell has been nominated for six Stellar Awards, winning his first Stellar Award in 2014 for his top-selling album Withholding Nothing. McDowell received the 2017 Stellar nominations for Sounds of Revival released in early 2016 to tremendous acclaim. Sounds of Revival was recorded live in Baton Rouge, LA and stood out as one of the top albums of the year because of the exceptional worship moments and standout vocal performances. Sounds of Revival also won the 2016 Dove Award for Urban Worship CD of the Year.
McDowell’s latest project Sounds of Revival Part Two:Deeper is scheduled for release on March 3, 2017. The album features a who’s who of contemporary worshipers and singers including Tina Campbell, Travis Greene, Nicole Binion, Israel Houghton, Brian Courtney Wilson, Charles & Taylor and more. The new album is a perfect sequel to the first album and continues to showcase McDowell’s signature worship style while elevating it to a new level.
Sounds of Revival II:Deeper is now available for pre-order.