Tyscot Records is sweating through a hot summer of hits as the legendary recording label earns two Dove Award nominations for its affiliated artists, Anthony Brown & group therAPy and Bri (Briana Babineaux). The former's latest Billboard Top Ten radio smash, "Trust in You," from its No. 1 album A Long Way From Sunday, earned the group a nomination for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year. Cajun crooner, Bri (Briana Babineaux), earned a nomination in the prestigious mainstream category of New Artist of the Year. The 48th annual GMA Dove Awards take place October 17, 2017 @6:30 PM at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville, TN.
The August heat continues as Bri's soul-shaking remake of Tonex's 2004 hit, "Make Me Over," debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Digital Songs sales chart. Meanwhile, Anthony Brown & group therAPy's "Trust in You" rose from No. 20 last week to No. 4 on the same chart, a 139% sales increase.
Tyscot Records was co-founded by Dr. Leonard Scott in 1976 with his late nephew, L. Craig Tyson. Over the years, it has ignited the careers of artists ranging from John P. Kee, Vashawn Mitchell and Deitrick Haddon in the early days to Bri (Briana Babineaux), Casey J and Anthony Brown & group therAPy more recently. Tyscot is the oldest operating African-American owned gospel recording label in the world.