He is a prolific songwriter, a master vocal arranger and has demonstrated musical creativity and gospel music artistry that has elevated him as one of the most recognized leaders in music and ministry. Multi-award winning vocalist and producer Earl Bynum is the Executive Minster of Music at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church “The Mount” which has four locations – Chesapeake, VA, Elizabeth City, NC, Peninsula, VA and Charlotte, NC. He is also the International Minister of Music for the Gospel Heritage Foundation. With a vast catalog of songs and projects in his repertoire, Bynum is now preparing to release his long awaited self-titled solo project EARL BYNUM in 2016 and leads off with a soulfully expressive single “Call Him”.
Bynum has written for and directed the Virginia Mass Choir, served as 1st Vice President to the Virginia Gospel Radio Announcers Guild and has recently served as worship leader for the annual Hampton University Minister’s Conference. He has reached a level of national and international recognition through aggressive touring completing fifteen world tours to the countries of Denmark, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Japan earning the moniker “Mr. International”.
Additionally, his hard work and integrity in music over the years has yielded an impressive list of awards and honors. In 2010, his OPEN MY HEART project received two Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations for Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year. Bynum directed The Mount Unity Choir to a streak of accolades harvesting some of music’s highest honors including Steve Harvey’s 2013 Hoodie Awards BEST CHURCH CHOIR, 2013 Gospel Blue Mic Choir of the Year Award, and 2013 DMV Christian Music Award for Album of The Year. For their BISHOP K.W. BROWN PRESENTS EARL BYNUM AND THE MOUNT UNITY CHOIR LIVE CD/DVD project, Bynum lead his pristine 100-voice choir on to receive three 2014 Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations – Contemporary Choir of the Year, Choir of the Year and Recorded Packaging of The Year. Bynum and The Mount Unity Choir took home the Stellar Award for CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR with that album also debuting on Billboard’s Top Current Gospel Albums at #8.
“Working full-time in a ministry with multiple locations and producing the church music project has taken up most of my time and has been my focus,” Bynum explains. “During this time with The Mount, I’ve matured spiritually and learned so much more about the music industry from an executive’s point of view,” he continues. “I’ve learned more of how the industry works from radio promotions to distribution and sales. This has prepared me even greater for the release of my solo project next year.”
Bynum has also released the official music video for “Call Him” directed TSGS Films and produced by X. Scott and Sean Wilson. “Call Him” features guest vocals by Andra Cross is available on all digital outlets now. EARL BYNUM will be available in 2016 via Mann-Up Muzik and eOne Distribution. Bynum enlisted the production talents of Kendall Wyatt, George Tyler, Andre Cross, Bobby Foreman, Cedric Rouson, Simon Richardson and Kenneth (KC) Williams for his highly anticipated solo record.
Source: The Bellamy Group