Poughkeepsie - Seldom is the debut CD from a new artist as highly anticipated as that of Tate Music Group artists Voices Of Glory. The talented trio, who got their start on the hit NBC TV show "America’s Got Talent", is slated to release their self-titled project on January 4, 2011. If pre-sales are any indication, the eponymous CD is soon to be a verified smash.
Comprised of the inspirational Cole family vocals of Michael, age 18, Avery, age 14, and Nadia, age 10, VOG has shipped 4,500 CDs in record time, according to TMG. The deftly crafted VOG release includes many of the inspirational songs that brought AGT judge Sharon Osbourne to tears, including "God Bless America", "Greatest Love of All", the throwback classic "Father Who Cares", the regal "Holy, Holy, Holy", and a clever reinvention of the Elton John gem, "Believe."
"It’s excellent," said televangelist Lori Bakker about the trio’s release. "It’s so well done… it’s a classic keepsake."
In today’s new media markets, where sales levels continue to wane, such phenomenal praise and pre-sales are quite impressive.
"People love these kids wherever they go," said Chris Rutherford Director of Music Marketing at TMG. "They work hard, they are respectful and honest and they have a team behind them that works even harder."
Their remarkable journey sparked in 2007, when the trio was inspired by the tragedy of their mother Felicia Cole falling into a coma for eight months. On her way home from a class to achieve a fourth advanced degree, the matriarch was hit head-on by a drunk driver and severely injured. In response to the devastating news, the children began to sing at their mother’s bedside in hope that she would recognize their voices and respond.
Successful in their endeavor, Felicia Cole’s recovery progresses.
When asked about the awesome response to the CD, VOG manager and uncle Gerard Cole said, "Each and every TMG department has been very supportive. When it was done, absolutely everyone told me this is a very professional package," Cole said. Attributing excellence as the key to the group’s burgeoning success, Gerard Cole said, "You have to be on top of your own game. Strive for perfection; be patient, but strive for perfection. Make sure each stage is at its best and correct for every level. When you get to the end, you will see it all come together and you will be satisfied."
The Voices of Glory made special appearances last week, giving their home town fans an opportunity to hear and buy their debut album before its nationwide release. The trio performed at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, signed copies of their CD at Borders in Wappingers Falls, sung at the VA Medical Center in Castle Point, and did a live show at The Falcon in Marlboro.
"It was our Christmas gift to our home town fans who have supported us from the very beginning," Gerard Cole said. You will be able to get their CD at Best Buy and online at their website http://www.voicesofglory2020.com