What’s “The Point of It All” for Anthony Hamilton?



(Charlotte, NC) January 23, 2009 – Seven-time Grammy Award nominee, Anthony Hamilton, begins 2009 with a bang – a new album (released December 16), another Grammy nomination and a performance during the 2009 BET Honors Award Show set to air on BET on Feb. 9. The show will honor Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Anthony will serenade the audience with his unique soul-storytelling vocals during the 2009 Honoree segment.

Hamilton is also nominated for a GRAMMY for his Traditional R&B Vocal Performance with Al Green on the superior collaboration, “You’ve Got the Love I Need”. The two hooked up in 2008 to create Green’s “Lay It Down” album, on which Hamilton co-wrote two songs, including the title track.

Hamilton’s new album, The Point Of It All released on Dec. 16, has bloggers and reporters alike bopping their heads to the new upbeat style that the southern crooner exhibits. Here’s what critics have to say about Anthony’s latest release:

“He uses all the grain, ache and fervor in his voice…For Mr. Hamilton, there’s nothing retro about soul music.”

-New York Times

“Bringing melody back, he’s a soul reviver….Hamilton has cleared his own path”

-NY Daily News

“…a voice that bridges seduction and gospel fervor.”

-Entertainment Weekly

“Anthony is in a new lane but the drive is still smooth.”

-Vibe Magazine

Fans also chime in on Hamilton’s upbeat classic:

“He is that dude.”

“My Soul’s On Fire. ”

“The thing I love about his music is it is so real. He takes care of people with his words. He is one of the best of all time … For real.”