Together, gospel music powerhouse Earnest Pugh, and legendary Blacksmoke Records founder Kerry Douglas, created some of the biggest and most cherished gospel hits of the new millennium such as the Billboard number one smashes, “Rain On Us” (2009) and “I Need Your Glory” (2011). After some years of working separately, they have reunited for Pugh’s forthcoming album and new radio single, “Survive,” which will release in the fourth quarter of 2017 on Douglas’ Black Smoke Music Worldwide label.
“Kerry did a tremendous job in positioning me as an artist for many years and putting my name on the gospel music map,” Pugh says as he ponders what he considers a return home to Blacksmoke. While he and Douglas agreed to pursue unique opportunities for a period of time, Pugh has always recognized Douglas as an incredible business partner with an unparalleled pulse for radio and retail marketing and promotions.
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