NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lavish Records artist Tracy Randall isn't supposed to be here. In 2006, he was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and after aggressive rounds of chemo and radiation therapy, his doctors gave up and in February 2007 told him to go home and prepare to die he had between three to six months to live. "However the 6 months turned to 6 years," he recalls. He left the office that cold, rainy afternoon and started walking. "I began to pray and talk to God not about me but about my family and their survival because I'm the breadwinner," as he walked past the 42nd Street subway where he usually caught the train and kept walking, talking. "By the time I got to 96th Street this voice said, 'You're going to be okay.'" His testimony on YouTube has over 690,000 views http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc97-nm0Dm8 .
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"Hallelujah" displays Randall's heart as sings this definite acknowledgement and highest praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. "Hallelujah" a soulful and heartfelt song that emotes his thankfulness to God for saving his life and bringing him through the most trying times of his life to date. "You brought through a mighty long way, you've turned my darkest nights into a brighter day" he sings on this almost soulful rock ballad. "An awesome God you are", the song is the latest single from Randall's sophomore CD "Troubled Times" that features fourteen tracks of what he calls Rhythm & Gospel. "It's gospel music," Randall explains. "But it has that urban R&B beat." It is quite clear that Randall is going to be a main stay in Christian music for he has impacted pop radio with his inspiring first single "I Am All You Need" peaking at #36 on the Top 40 and the second single entitled "It Feels Good" peaked remained in the top 100 for over 8 weeks on the Gospel Billboard Charts.
The Lake Charles, LA native grew up on a musical diet of Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. After completing his undergraduate degree from LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Randall was signed to the Isley Brothers' T-Neck/Island Records label. After Universal/Polygram took over the company in 1999, he left to start Lavish Records. He released his first gospel CD "Sinners Have Souls Too" in 2007 and has done a lot of behind the scenes work in the music industry. Randall co-wrote four songs on Shaggy's Grammy Award nominated "Summer in Kingston" CD that reached #1 on Billboard's Top Reggae Albums chart in 2012.