Kingston, Jamaica – Wayne Stoddart, the multi-talented gospel artist, has won the coveted JaRIA Award for Best Gospel Album of the Year for his album “Freedom Plan”, which was produced by Grammy award-winning musician and producer, Aston Barrett Jr. The album features a stellar vocal cast including Grammy award winner Minister Marion Hall, formerly known as Lady Saw, Monty G, Deborah Zulu, Glacia Robinson, and rapper 1k Phew. It also includes talented musicians such as Owen “Dreadie” Reid, Dean Fraser, Jamie Hickson, and Clifton “Johnny” Clarke.
The JaRIA Awards are a highly respected recognition in the Jamaican music industry, celebrating excellence in Jamaican music and honoring those who have made significant contributions to the industry. Wayne Stoddart’s win is a testament to his outstanding talent and dedication to his craft, as well as the skill and expertise of Aston Barrett Jr. in producing the album.
“Freedom Plan” is a powerful album that showcases Stoddart’s signature sound and message of hope, delivered through the soulful voices of his talented collaborators. The album features a range of gospel styles, including traditional gospel, contemporary Christian, and reggae gospel, all expertly crafted to showcase the vocal and instrumental talents of the entire team.
Grammy award-winning musician and producer, Aston Barrett Jr., played a significant role in the success of the album, not only producing it but also contributing his own soulful voice to the track “Music Alone”. Barrett’s talent and experience are evident in the album’s high-quality production and arrangement.
Minister Marion Hall, who won a Grammy award in 2016, is featured on the album singing on the powerful track “Jesus Junkie”. Her dynamic vocals add depth and emotion to the song, which is already a fan favorite.
1k Phew, the Atlanta-based rapper, is featured on the album rapping on the track “Bonds of Wickedness“. His energetic rhymes add a fresh perspective to Stoddart’s message of hope and redemption.
Wayne Stoddart expressed his gratitude for the award, saying “I am truly honored to have won the JaRIA Award for Best Gospel Album of the Year. This album was a labor of love for all involved, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such talented musicians and vocalists, especially the great Aston Barrett Jr.”
“Freedom Plan”, produced by Aston Barrett Jr. is a must-have album for all fans of gospel music, and a testament to the enduring power of faith and hope. It is available on all major digital platforms and in select music stores.
For more information on Wayne Stoddart and “Freedom Plan”, visit his website at www.waynestoddart.com.