Gospel Music’s new Leading Man, Earnest Pugh, is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the country prepares to unveil a statute in King’s honor on The National Mall this weekend. The singer known best for his #1 hit “Rain On Us” and his current #2 smash, “I Need Your Glory,” says, “I’m honored to have been invited to sing at two great events honoring one of my personal heroes. This monument is long over due and I’m so pleased to take part in this historical weekend.”

On Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 12-2 p.m., Pugh will sing the national anthem at the “Honoring Civil Rights Leaders Past, Present and Future” Luncheon. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., actress Victoria Rowell will be among the speakers. Event takes place at Washington Convention Center in Hall D.

On Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 4-6 p.m., Pugh will perform at the “Lift Every Voice And Sing” Gospel Extravaganza also taking place at the Convention Center

Pugh’s latest CD, Earnestly Yours (Black Smoke Music Worldwide/EPM), recently debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart for two weeks. “Pugh shows off all he has learned on his fourth release,” writes Virginia –Pilot pop music critic DeAnne M. Bradley. With traditional worship music at its core, the 12-track project is saturated with triumphant choir tunes and reflective ballads.” Carmanica adds, “Pugh has soaked in the best elements of the last couple of decades of gospel innovation for a sound that’s practiced but not stern.” Visit or for more information on this exciting artist.

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