Washington, D.C.-based ensemble Charles Butler & Trinity held their CD release concert on Friday, Feb. 22. It was an opportunity for the group to preview songs from their highly anticipated debut project, "Better." It was a night that saw the gospel community come from near and far to celebrate with the group.
Trinity delivered an exciting performance and proved why they are in great demand by so many gospel heavy hitters. Spotted in the audience shouting and praising during the concert were Stephen Hurd, Gerard Bonner (Bonnerfide Radio), promoter Kenny Taylor and singer Brittney Wright.
This release was sixteen years in the making and Butler was visibly moved and continually praised God during Trinity’s performance and seemed overjoyed that his time had finally come.
Trinity sang several songs from “Better” and attendees remained on their feet for most of the performance. Byron Nichols was on hand to sing lead on Trinity’s 2011song, “You Can Live.” Jeremiah Hicks led “Amazing Worth,” a beautiful destined to become a favorite. Jarmel Evans also led one of the songs.The set ended with Trinity performing energetically choreographed dance moves to the lead single, “Better.”
Earlier in the night, Pugh asked Butler’s mother how she felt about the night. She said she was very happy. She also said of her son, “God is a promise keeper. His foundation is God. We brought him up right and God has kept his promise.”
“Better” will be released as a digital CD, via Earnest Pugh’s EPM Music Group label on Tuesday, Feb. 26.