Smokie Norful-New Music, New Show, New Tour

May 23, 2013 (Nashville, TN) – Grammy Award winning artist Smokie Norful debuted his new song on BET’s Celebration of Gospel a couple of months ago and now it is available to consumers. “Say So,” the dynamic and head-nodding jam that had audiences on their feet, will go on sale on iTunes and other digital platforms on Tuesday, May 28th.

smokie1“Say So,” is being released to popular demand after Norful’s standout television performance with 9-year old son Ashton. Smokie & Ashton also perform the high energy song on this summer’s McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. “Say So,” is off of Norful’s forthcoming studio album IN THE MEANTIME to be released later this year on Tre’ Myles/Motown Gospel.

As part of the rollout Gospelpundit.com will post snippets of Smokie’s new video blog Hangin’ with Smokie Norful, where Norful shares behind the scenes footage and exclusive interviews. Full videos will be available on the Official Smokie Norful Facebook page and supporters will have their own opportunity to “Say So” by sharing their own personal stories about why they are a believer.

Smokie brings Ashton along with him when he hits the road this month where he headlines The McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. The line up also includes Vickie Winans, Tamela Mann, Lecrae and John P. Kee. McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour kicked off May 9 and runs through August 30.

Tour dates and locations include:
June 6 – Birmingham, Bill Harris Arena
June 7 – Atlanta, Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church
June 21 – Detroit, Second Ebenezer Baptist Church
June 22 – Chicago, Chicago Gospel Music Festival
July 3 – Louisville, Full Gospel Baptist Conference
August 30 – Dallas, MegaFest

Consumers can visit 365Black.com to learn more about the tour and ticket information.
Norful is the Sr. Pastor of Victory Cathedral Worship Center in Bolingbrook IL. He continues to innovate and expand their community outreach programs including “Give Yourself Away,” which encourages volunteerism and philanthropy within and outside of the congregation.

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