Wondering where last season’s Sunday Best winner has been lately? We’ve got news that gospel’s newest gem Y’Anna Crawley has officially signed an endorsement deal with Shure Pro Audio in the recent updates of the singer’s burgeoning success from the show.
The company is proud to be one of the industry-leading audio education and information resources and are extremely excited that Y’Anna Crawley is someone bound to help take their mission and a message of hope further to the masses.
The news of the D.C.-native’s endorsement deal also kicks off a guaranteed successful season for Crawley, whose new single, a cover of the Bill Withers classic “Grandma’s Hands”, is due at radio next month on May 4.
If you recall, Crawley offered her own interpretation of “Grandma’s Hands” live on the show. Here’s the video of Crawley doing her thing on the show.
Now that’s some “sho’ nuff sangin’,” y’all. Let me get myself together again. Crawley’s vocal stamina and sassy energy in the song proved to be just a few of the reasons why judges BeBe Winans, Erica & Tina Campbell (of gospel duo MaryMary), show host Kirk Franklin and fans who voted her right into the winning slot already love her so much.
For those of you who voted and can’t wait to hear new music from Crawley, rest assured that the singer is indeed placing the finishing touches on her long awaited solo debut release which is currently due to appear in stores on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
The album is intended to feature production from famed duo Buster & Shavoni who were responsible in part for hits from Kirk Franklin (“Whatcha Lookin’ 4 circa 1996) and the success of the eponymous musical debut of gospel’s Trin-I-Tee 5:7 back in 1998.
The talented team also brought us the lead single from Crawley’s upcoming debut and titled it “The Promise.”
Remember? It was the song Crawley, accompanied by a full choir in the background, belted and had audience members moved to tears just moments after she was announced as the winner.
Check out the video below to refresh your memory and tell us if Y’Anna Crawley’s sound should continue in this direction or if you think she should maintain her sassy soul as displayed on her Bill Withers cover.