Friday, May 7, 2010

Makarios Productions Announces The Release Of Gospel Artist Reginald MaGee's Album "Pressing On"


Urban/Contemporary Gospel artist Reginald MaGee has released his album, entitled "Pressing On." Although this is not his first recording, with 13 hard hitting tracks (available in both EP and CD formats), it is his first solo album.

MaGee began singing at age 4 in the Sunshine Band at Emanuel COGIC, his mother's church in northern Indiana, and credits his faith to "a God fearing mother and a hard working father." He continued to sing throughout his childhood, as a teen, in college, and in various other choirs, groups, and praise teams. Much of his adult experience has been as a praise and worship leader or music director in churches.

Commenting on why "Pressing On" is different than other gospel CDs, MaGee said, "Lyrically speaking, the CD is very broad. It deals with a lot of difference topics. In fact, one of the songs addresses domestic violence. There's a lot of compassion and grace in the songs. Musically speaking, it's very urban and is set against a very solid Christian theme, but it's not just a praise and worship album. It deals with life and relationships, both with one another and with God, but the foundation of it is love."

There's certainly no shortage of favorable press for the album. SingersUniverse recognized MaGee as one of February 2010's top five vocalists of the month, while Michael Friedman of Skope Magazine stated, "Reggie is one of Skope magazine's April 2010 Artists to watch." Critiquing the album, Jon Peritz of MusicDish stated, "Reggie Magee's debut album "Pressing On" is a unique mix of funky urban grooves and gospel love. His style is reminiscent of crooners like Jeffrey Osborne or Peabo Bryson, with a message of faith. Magee sings passionately about his love for God and sends a clear message to anyone searching to find the balance between everyday life and a life of faith. This CD is not one to be missed."

MaGee was recognized by Ebony Magazine in May 1992 for his debut album released on the TM Records label entitled, "He's Always Standing There". That album was released under the name Reggie MaGee and Company, which was a group he put together to make the album. MaGee was also nominated for a Gospel Excellence Ministries Award (GEMS) in October 1992, and was the Indiana Black Expo male vocal category winner in July 1991. He contributed two tracks to Dr. Leonard Scott's 1997 "Celebration Of Praise" album, released on the A&M label in 1997: Shower Down (which he co-wrote) and Behold Him. Behold Him was re-released on the 1998 album "Tyscot Live ‘Round Midnight".

Reggie MaGee will be performing on May 8th at 10:00 a.m. in Forest City, NC at IPraise. On June 7th, he will be a guest on the Divine LifeStyle Podcast at 7:00 p.m. ( "Pressing On" can be purchased online at iTunes, CD Baby,, and Amazon.

Reginald MaGee
Makarios Productions
82 Lindsey Court
Franklin Park, NJ 08823
(317) 250-6194

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