The Unstoppable four-time Grammy® Award nominated singer, Candi Staton, is known for her iconic tracks “Young Hearts Run Free” and the multi-platinum, “You Got the Love,” but she’s not resting on her laurels. On her forthcoming 30th album, Unstoppable (Beracah/Thirty Tigers), due in the summer of 2018, she shows that a woman’s place is in the recording booth where she pontificates on the often sad state of the world, the bitter battle of the sexes and the hope that everything will soon get better.
The Alabama native got her start singing as a teenager, touring the world with The Jewel Gospel Trio (who shared stages with Sam Cooke and Mahalia Jackson in the 1950s) before launching her solo career in1968. Over the next five years, she cut a string of Top Ten southern soul hits such as Grammy® Award-nominated renditions of “Stand By Your Man” and “In the Ghetto.” Staton then became a disco diva with a run of hits such as 1976’s million-seller “Young Hearts Run Free,” “Victim” and “Nights On Broadway.”
Over the next two decades, Staton exclusively recorded gospel music and hosted “New Direction” (later renamed “Say Yes”) on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Network. One of those gospel songs, “You Got The Love,” was remixed and hit the Top Ten on the British Pop charts in 1991, 1997 and 2006. Since then, she’s recorded critically-acclaimed Americana albums such as His Hands (2006), Who’s Hurting Now? (2009) and Life Happens (2014).
UnStoppable is a Trippy Soul enterprise that finds the singer penning new declarations such as “Confidence,” “The Prize Is Not Worth The Pain” and “Revolution of Change,” amid cool covers of Patti Smith’s “People Have The Power”(1988) and Tyrone Davis’ “Can I Change My Mind?” (1969). It’s just the latest excursion into Staton’s unstoppable parade of timeless songs.
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