Gaither Music Group, Arista Records, and the Estate of Whitney E. Houston join forces to release the long-awaited Whitney Houston Gospel project, I Go To The Rock: The Gospel Music Of Whitney Houston.
The unmistakable voice of Whitney Houston is powerful and timeless. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time with sales of over 200 million records worldwide and is the only artist to have had seven consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. She reached the pinnacle of pop success, becoming one of the most accomplished recording artists of all time. But her heart was always in Gospel music, and it profoundly influenced her life and career. I Go To The Rock captures her Gospel music journey. Featuring six never-before-released songs, the album gives a glimpse of the deep faith behind the voice that continues to uplift and impact countless lives around the world.
The album and corresponding documentary TV special and DVD document Whitney’s Gospel journey and features songs from as early as 1981. The 15-track album includes exhilarating versions of cherished Gospel evergreens including “Jesus Loves Me” and “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.” The album also unveils some stunning unreleased tracks like “He Can Use Me,” an awe-inspiring live version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “I Found A Wonderful Way,” and “Testimony,” the first single from the project.
“I Go To The Rock: The Gospel Music Of Whitney Houston is a testament of Whitney’s heart,” stated Pat Houston, executor of the Estate of Whitney E. Houston. “Her love for gospel music permeates through every song with love, compassion, and conviction. To love Whitney is to love what she represents to all that love the gospel. I salute this project knowing that Whitney always stood on a solid rock for her love of gospel music. I hope you enjoy this amazing project that was simply a labor of love for all involved."
The documentary and corresponding DVD is a fascinating visual journey into Whitney’s faith and love of Gospel music. Hosted by acclaimed, Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans and produced by Barry Jennings, the documentary intimately and comprehensively explores the steadfast faith that accompanied Whitney to stardom. The documentary takes viewers on a journey from her first-ever performance in front of an audience to her many breathtaking appearances performing gospel songs through 1996’s The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack, the best-selling gospel album of all time. Select standouts on this visual treasure include unforgettable performances at the NAACP Image Awards, at the American Music Awards, and at Ebony’s 50th Anniversary TV special.