We were thrilled to have Bryan Andrew Wilson and Ruth La'Ontra kick off our 2020 series of Unplugged Praise thanks to The Law Office of Richard Klein on January 31 in our Heaven 600 studios!
Bryan Andrew Wilson wrote or co-wrote ten of the The One Percent's 13 tracks that he says, “reflect the ups and downs of faith without preaching. It’s just one man talking out loud about what he’s been through in his life while also seeking a relationship with God.” The theme ofThe One Percent hails from the Bible’s Parable of the Lost Sheep. “The message is to neglect no one and to leave no one behind – emotionally, spiritually or in terms of their human needs,” says Wilson who has been singing professionally since the age of ten. “We have to stop preaching at people and encourage them instead. This album let’s people know that regardless of what they are going through there is hope and a positive way to deal with issues and triumph.”
“My whole mindset and approach to music has changed since I became a pastor,” Wilson says. “As a child, I used to sing what producers gave me whether I liked it or not. Then, I sang what I liked to listen to but nowadays I really listen to the hearts of people and I read the blogs and online newspapers to see what’s really on people’s minds and I try to incorporate that into the songs I sing and the messages I bring. I’m hoping the music I do now doesn’t just entertain people; I’m hoping it encourages people – whether they are Christians or not - wherever they are in life.”
Ruth La'Ontra's music career started in 2013, with the release ofSo Good, on November 12, 2013 by Tyscot Records.The album charted on theBillboard charts at No. 19 on the Top Gospel Albums and at the 43 position on the Heatseekers Albums chart.This was awarded a four out of five crickets review by Da Gospel Truth,while Timothy Yap of BREATHE cast recognizes "Just like Tasha Cobbs,Tamela Mann and other women of gospel, Ruth has proven once again that if music is to make an impact for the sake of God's kingdom, it's not in the way the artist dresses or moves, but it's in being a sell-out for Jesus Christ." She was nominated at the30th Stellar Awards for New Artist of the Year and the Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year categories.