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Worth a listen: New music from D.C.-based gospel artists

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It's a new year and there's lots of new gospel music to choose from. Several D.C.-based artists have released new music that is already capturing attention across the nation and getting radio airplay. Here's a look at what's new:

"Unfailing Love"~ Phillip Carter and SOV. The Stellar Award winner released his rendition of "A Friend Unfailing," a 1996 hit single originally recorded by the late Elder Q. Ricardo "Ricky" McCrimmon. The song is sure to please not only those who love good traditional gospel music but any music lover. Watch lyric video.

"Work Your Faith"~Tanya Dallas-Lewis. Hot on the heels of her debut album, the singer, songwriter and talk-show host delivers a song that is already getting huge positive feedback ahead of its release date. Listen here.

"Beautiful Girl (Date-Night Song)"~Javon Inman. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Inman sets out to inspire relationships and create a spiritual bridge for those seeking quality music that celebrates covenant relationships. Listen here.

"Here Comes Jesus"~Darnell Moore. Another wonderful offering from Moore who always brings his heart and love for God to his songs. Listen here.

"I Can't Live Without You"~Derek Dunn. "It allows me to talk to God on a personal level through praise and worship," Dunn says of the new single. Listen here.

"Follow Thee"~James Murphy. His voice has a rich mixture of the urban contemporary gospel and R&B sound. He is currently preparing for the release of his debut album this summer. Listen here.

Must-watch video

"All The Way"~ Marcus Akins. The newcomer burst on the scene last May with his debut EP, "The Pursuit of Hope" which arrived high on the iTunes chart and has gotten attention internationally. This video of one of the songs from the EP displays Akins at his best, connecting with God on a spiritual level through his music as a pure worshipper does. Watch here.

Still worth a listen.

"Vessel"~Ronnette Harrison. This debut single is a welcome addition to any playlist. Listen here.

Know any new music released by D.C.-area artists in the last 30 days? Share in the comment section.

© 2014 Sarah Hearn. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. DCMA rules will be applied.

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