Yolanda Adams , BeBe & CeCe Winans , and Tramaine Hawkins have tapped into her keen marketing skills, and even before the sale of her label – Gospel Centric Records – to Zomba two years ago, Vicki Mack-Lataillade was considered the most powerful woman in the Gospel music industry .
After a little more than a year out of the spotlight, she is back with a new venture and innovation partnership with EMI Gospel , the Lillie Mack Singalong Series .
Singer /songwriter Carnell Murrell is the first featured writer of the Lillie Mack Singalong Series .
The series keys in on music for congregations and the showcasing of writers who produce great music, and is set to make its official Gospel debut at Bobby Jones international Gospel Retreat .
The Lillie Mack catalog is comprised of more than 800 songs written by some of Gospel music’s premier artists and writers, including Kirk Franklin , Byron Cage , Dorinda Clark-Cole , Hezekiah Walker , Myron Butler , Kurt Carr and Trin-i-tee 5:7 . The first CD – featuring the vocals of the Lillie Mack Singers – is slated for release this summer .
“Our series is focused not on artists, but on writers who produce great music, and congregations who sing and love God’s music, ” says Vicki Mack-Lataillade . “My grandmother, Lillie , was always in the choir. She couldn’t sing a lick, but she loved Gospel music and it’s for people like her.” (Source: GospelMusicChannel.com )