(Charlotte, NC) January 23, 2009 â€“ Seven-time Grammy Award nominee, Anthony Hamilton, begins 2009 with a bang â€“ 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, â€œYouâ€™ve Got the Love I Needâ€. The two hooked up in 2008 to create Greenâ€™s â€œLay It Downâ€ album, on which Hamilton co-wrote two songs, including the title track.
Hamiltonâ€™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. Hereâ€™s what critics have to say about Anthonyâ€™s latest release:
â€œHe uses all the grain, ache and fervor in his voiceâ€¦For Mr. Hamilton, thereâ€™s nothing retro about soul music.â€
-New York Times
â€œBringing melody back, heâ€™s a soul reviverâ€¦.Hamilton has cleared his own pathâ€
-NY Daily News
â€œâ€¦a voice that bridges seduction and gospel fervor.â€
â€œAnthony is in a new lane but the drive is still smooth.â€
Fans also chime in on Hamiltonâ€™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.”