"Music to replenish your spirit."

"Music to replenish your spirit" is how I described my 2014 album Endless, my first serious effort as a recording artist. Seven years and seven original albums later (plus a compilation), creating music of beauty and peace…

Read more

BELLA #6 ON ZMR TOP-100 JUNE CHART!

I am so pleased to report that Bella has risen to #6 on the just-released ZMR June airplay chart!

ZMR is THE chart that tracks worldwide radio airplay of new-age music, and is especially significant for indie artists like…

Read more
placeholder

"TWILIGHT DREAMS" SINGLE RELEASED!

I'm happy to announce the release of Twilight Dreams, the 3rd & final single from Bella

I wrote Twilight Dreams as a lullaby for every child, young or old, who finds solace and peace in slumber. It's one…

Read more
placeholder

BELLA RECEIVING STELLAR REVIEWS!

As we enter the 3rd month of Bella's release, I am so appreciative of the great response to the album from reviewers around the world. Here are a few brief excerpts to date: 

"The purity of the music that

Read more

BELLA AT #3 IN ZMR JULY SPIN COUNT!

BREAKING NEWS: At only the halfway point in July, I am excited to report that Bella is currently #3 (out of 75 albums) on Zone Music Reporter's July spin count! 

While spin count (number of plays) doesn't necessary show monthly

Read more

BELLA #5 ALBUM ON NANMC's JUNE TOP-10 ELITE CHART!

Excited to report that Bella is #5 on New Age Notes Music Chart's "Top-10 Elite" albums for June!

I'm very ​grateful to Dyan Garris at NANM for honoring Bella with inclusion in this wonderful group of songs & artists. It's

Read more

BELLA AVAILABLE NOW!

BELLA IS HERE!

A striking 1890's portrait of an Italian girl in prayer was the inspiration behind Bellamy 7th album since 2014. No one today knows who she was, so I gave her the name "Bella" (Italian for

Read more

"HIGHLAND ROAD" TOP-10 SINGLE ON OWMR'S MAY CHART!

BREAKING NEWS: Highland Road reaches #9 on OWMR's May singles chart! What a thrill to have a top-10 single from Bella just before the release of the album! Many thanks to our friends at OWMR, Europe's #1 radio station for…

Read more
placeholder

3-D ANIMATION OF BELLA'S CD!

Bella's official release is just weeks away (June), but Disc Maker's cool 3-D animation of Bella's CD packaging is available now! I know, CDs are old-school and largely redundant in our modern age of streaming & downloads, but…

Read more

ALBUM PROFILE: The Songs of Bella

BELLA Album Profile by Rick Sparks  

(Greenville, SC) – I am so pleased to announce the impending (June 1) release of Bella, my 7th album since 2014. The songs of Bella became an oasis of beauty & peace…

Read more

"HIGHLAND ROAD" SINGLE RELEASED!

NEW SINGLE RELEASE: I'm very happy to announce the advance single release of the song Highland Road from Bella (Summer 2021). 

I loved composing this wee bit of the bonnie brae ("pleasant hill") with Celtic-tinged flute, strings, voices &amp…

Read more