The Nevels Sisters

The Nevels Sisters


The Nevels Sisters are on the verge of becoming the hottest artists in gospel music today. Winners of the Word Networks Talent Competition, the four biological sisters just dropped a brand new gospel release, Beautiful, an inspiring project with flavors of pop, CCM and contemporary gospel.


Sister groups have been interwoven throughout the history of gospel music. The Clark Sisters, The Anointed Pace Sisters, and Mary Mary have provided hit after hit for the church and beyond. With a harmonic sound and vocal symmetry that only families can deliver, sisters have been ministering the gospel for years. The Nevels Sisters are no exception. Four sisters from Youngstown, Ohio – Veniece Andrews, Debra Jordan, Gail Nevels and April Wade – burst onto the gospel music scene as the winners of The Word Network’s National Talent Competition. Chosen from over 1,500 candidates, they not only won the contest, but the hearts of gospel music lovers nationally. Having performed with artists like Israel & New Breed, Mary Mary, and Vickie Winans, The Nevels Sisters have positioned themselves as a force to be reckoned with in gospel music. The female quartet further seals the deal with the November 25, 2008 release of their new MOLife Entertainment release, Beautiful.

The new project, a 17-track musical masterpiece, is a celebration of God’s love and favor and is certain to perk up the ears of inspirational music fans everywhere. With lush orchestration and unmatched vocal excellence, The Nevels Sisters single-handedly have raised the bar of gospel music with this long-awaited CD. “Beautiful”, the title tune, is one of the project’s highlights. With a theme surrounding true beauty, the track is sure to encourage those felt discarded by the world. “‘Beautiful’ was written by Pam English (Virtue, Take 6),” says Veniece. She continues, “It’s for a man or a woman, a boy or a girl; it’s a song that says anyone who God has created is styled as beautiful. Anyone who God creates is beautiful”.

“Company” was written by Emmitt Nevels, III, brother to The Nevels Sisters. It’s a favorite of the group and one of their signature songs. Taken from Psalm 23, the song reminds the listener that they can always count on company keepers, grace and mercy. And the live performance of the cut has fans continuously raving. Another treasure is the riveting “It’s About Time”, an uplifting groove about walking in your season.

Another amazing track is the stirring “Unbelievable”, also from the pen of Emmett Nevels, III. Speaking of the mind-boggling nature of the Lord, the seven-minute song captures the essence of the ministry of the foursome: well-penned songs, brilliant execution, fabulous production and an undeniable anointing. “Touch” features the mother of the Nevels Sisters. The cut has a special meaning to the group because it was written during a time when their mother was deathly ill. With lyrics centering around the healing power of Jesus, it’s pure inspiration. Flowing with that same premise is the mesmerizing track, “Healer”.

The wayward saint will feel a tug to go home with the mellow rhythms and beckoning lyrics of “Too Long”. For those waiting to get their praise in, “I Wanna Bless You”, will be worth the wait. With its percussive styling and infectious feel, listeners will want to clap along with the group on this up-tempo live cut. But the Nevels Sisters make sure to provide plenty of worship as well. “There’s Only One” is sung to the King of Kings with a remarkable fervor and passion.

Not afraid to deal with real life situations, the sisters tackle the tough topic of broken relationships with the emotionally-charged “Used To Be”. The heart-wrenching track ends with a contemporary version of the popular church tune, “I Need Thee”. Choosing just one favorite track on this album will be a difficult task. In the running would certainly be “He Said Nothing”, “God Can” and “The Way”, all potent songs. Rarely has there been one project that includes such a diverse and complete collection of powerful, spirit-filled gospel music.

The Nevels Sisters are grateful to MOLife Entertainment for embracing their ministry. “With this recording that MOLife Entertainment afforded us to do, we were given our first opportunity to work with professionals including Pam English and Tommy Walker (Fred Hammond, CeCe Winans),” Debra says. “We weren’t used to working with anyone except our brother. We appreciated their patience and the ability they had to pull the best out of us,” shares Debra.

April says, “The project was birthed out of much suffering and trials. I think I heard Kirk Franklin say once that you have to live a project before you can record one. That’s what we did. We were recording and life started happening and eating us up. These songs were birthed out of much pain and you can hear what we went through during the delivery of these songs.”

The songs the Nevels Sisters sing come from not just a musical talent, but from a real relationship with Jesus Christ which was fostered from their youth. The girls were practically born between the pews with a pastor for a father, Emmitt Nevels, Jr., and a first lady, Frances Nevels, for a mother. Both of their parents made sure that each


MOLife Records
Release Date: 11/25/08

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