Doug Williams has teamed up with Grammy Award winning saxophonist Gerald Albright for his new festive single "An Unusual Child." The new single is now available on all music platforms.
"I started to feel a tug in my spirit in 2020 during the pandemic that it was time to start my own label," says Willams. "I had recently retired from Blackberry Records, so I was reluctant at first but the Holy Spirit kept prompting me to move and I was obedient."
During this time, Williams' creativity was also sparked: he began writing songs and eventually enlisted long-time co-producer Stan Jones to help bring them to life. Their unmistakable musical alchemy resulted in an album that will be released on DLW Music Group in 2023, as well as "An Unusual Child" - the new single available for the 2022 holiday season.
"An Unusual Child" is simultaneously reflective and mellow, uplifting and joyous as Williams, Albright and their ethereal background vocalists take listeners on a beautiful journey of adoration for Christ.
Doug Williams is an original member of the acclaimed Williams Brothers, which was founded in 1960 by their father, the late Leon "Pop" Williams. The Williams Brothers have released 42 albums to date, received five Grammy nominations and have been inducted into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Doug was also the CEO of Blackberry Records, which for 28 years was home to The Williams Brothers and other seminal Gospel music artists. Williams was a catalyst behind the seven Grammy nominations, 19 Stellar Awards and numerous other accolades that Blackberry Records amassed. He was instrumental in signing such artists as Bishop Paul S. Morton, the Canton Spirituals, the Williams Brothers and many others. Williams retired as CEO of Blackberry Records in 2019, and in 2022 announced his new label DLW Music Group.