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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt 28:19-20 (KJV)

 


 

 

Donald Lawrence

The creatively righteous mind of Grammy Award-winning producer, composer and recording artist Donald Lawrence has set the standard for excellence in the gospel music field over the last two decades with signature #1 radio smashes such as “Back II Eden,” “Encourage Yourself” and “The Blessing of Abraham” which spent 18 weeks at #1 on Billboard magazine’s Hot Gospel Songs radio chart. On his third solo and latest masterwork, YRM (Your Righteous Mind), Lawrence blends the classicism of traditional gospel music and retro soul grooves with uplifting, messages of self-affirmation and daily How-To-Faith lessons on the fourteen-track set.

The album opens with the upbeat mantra “YRM (Your Righteous Mind)” that features Dorinda Clark Cole of the legendary Clark Sisters. Throughout the set, the songs speak to the heart of mankind and address life’s everyday challenges. Lawrence put his touch on popular songs such as gospel pioneer Walter Hawkins’ “When the Battle Is Over” and Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” and assumes the role of teacher on new compositions such as “Second Wind;” “We Agree,” which features gold-selling praise and worship artist Israel Houghton; “The I Am Factor;” and “Spiritual” – an open prayer to become a spiritually minded person.

Lawrence learned his spiritual principles from an aunt who raised him in Gastonia, NC – not far from Charlotte. A fan of the music of Walter Hawkins and Thomas Whitfield, Lawrence taught himself to play the piano by the age of fifteen and put himself through the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music as a musical theater major. He and his Professor, Worth Gardner, wrote the 1986 musical revue, “Sing Hallelujah!” that played across the country - including an off Broadway stint at the Village Gate that earned praise from The New York Times. Lawrence eventually returned to North Carolina and joined the music staff of Jim & Tammy Baker’s PTL Club television program. However, word soon spread about his talent and Lawrence was recruited as a vocal coach for En Vogue and, in the early nineties, became music director for R&B star Stephanie Mills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Albums

  Name Artist Released  
Best For Last Donald Lawrence 09/24/13
Bible Stories Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 05/01/95
I Speak Life Donald Lawrence & Company 10/12/04
Back II Eden - Single Donald Lawrence & Co. 10/24/08
Finale: Act II Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 08/01/06
Grand Finale Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers 04/03/07
Hello Christmas (feat. The Tri-City Singers) Donald Lawrence 04/26/10
Matthew 28 - Greatest Hits Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 11/11/08
Bible Stories (feat. The Tri-City Singers) Donald Lawrence 04/26/10
Seasons (Performance Tracks) - EP Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 07/28/09
The Law of Confession, Pt. 1 Donald Lawrence & Company 01/29/09
YRM (Your Righteous Mind) Donald Lawrence & Company 08/05/11
Never Seen the Righteous
(Performance Tracks) - EP
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 07/28/09
Blessing of Abraham - EP Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 01/24/06
The Grand Finale - Encourage Yourself
(Donald Lawrence Presents) [Live]
[Bonus Track Version]
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 06/30/09
The Best of Donald Lawrence & Co. Donald Lawrence & Co. 03/07/14
I Can't Complain
(Performance Tracks) - EP
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 07/21/09
Power Play - 6 Big Hits!:
Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 01/22/10
YRM (Your Righteous Mind)
[feat. Dorinda Clark Cole] - Single
Donald Lawrence & Company 09/28/10