The Fantastic Voyage 2014 is already chock-full of great entertainment from Snoop to Ice Cube to Charlie Wilson, but with James Fortune and FIYA involved, there’s definitely going to be some holy in the water this year. Fortune’s latest release Live Through It was released last week but it’s already the #1 gospel album on iTunes. Fortune took the time this morning during their In-Studio Jam to talk about some of the songs on the release, the first-ever live recording for the group.
“This is our fifth album and our first live one. It’s been phenomenal. It came out an hour later and it was supposed to come out Tuesday and it came out Monday. I wanted to see if this could work on the gospel side. We still did promotions and marketing, we didn’t just all the way surprise them.”
Fortune says that while 70% of gospel artists still like physical CD’s 30% do download, and obviously, the ones that do must be using iTunes as Live Through This tops its gospel chart. The two-CD set is available now. Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton and Hezekiah Walker are guests on the recording.