MY QUARANTINE ALBUM 🙂 

To say 2020 has been crazy for all of us is total understatement. I'm thankful to share that we are staying safe at home, with the huge benefit of having all kinds of time to work on our Christmas album project, as well as reformat our website (hope you like it!).

After months of work in my home studio, I am happy to report that Christmas Night is finished! Truth is, working on this project has been a Godsend during the lockdown - what better way to cope with the stress of the pandemic than to be immersed…

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My Spotify listeners UP 532%!!! 

Thanks to our new October release, Dreams of Peace: The Very Best of Rick Sparks, our Spotify listeners were up 532% over September's numbers! The gain was due to Spotify's feature, "Release Radar," which spotlights new releases & their artists. 

It's great to see our Spotify listener totals grow so much in one month!

RICK SPARKS ON SPOTIFY

A beautiful letter 

Don't ever discount God's love. He constantly pours it out on us thru amazing acts of kindness & grace. It happened to me last night in a letter I received from a fan who is using the beauty & peace in my recordings to strengthen his faith and replenish his spirit in the midst of cancer. His kind words are such a blessing & encouragement to me - I'm honored to share them with you.

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"Hi, Rick, my name is **** ****. I recently heard some of your music on SPA (Sirius radio) and was overwhelmed with the…

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Hushabye stays in the top-15 for August! 

Just a quick note that Hushabye is showing staying power in the ZMR Top-100 airplay chart for August (just-released)! We fell only one place from July from #11 to #12, which means that radio & digital outlets worldwide continue to give strong airplay to Hushabye.

Special shout-out to my hard-working media promoter, Randall Davis, for helping Hushabye stay in ZMR's top-15. Our last album, Half Moon Bay, stayed on the charts for 5 months - we're hoping Hushabye does as well.

HERE! Best of Rick Sparks Collection! 

NOW AVAILABLE!  Dreams of Peace: The Very Best of Rick Sparks

Just in time for the holidays, Dreams of Peace is a solid hour of my personal favorites from my 5 albums since 2014. These 14 songs are the very best of my music to "replenish your spirit."

Dreams of Peace: The Very Best of Rick Sparks is now available on CD Baby and the Music Store page of my website, and soon from your favorite digital outlets, including Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, YouTube, Alexa, etc. 

NYC, baby! 

It's a tall order to wind down the mega-stress of New Yorkers, but Hushabye is up to the challenge! Thanks to FM 88.1 WMNR, Hushabye is now being heard in the #1 media market in the world!   Heard regularly by over 60,000 listeners, WMNR's "Music Gallery" show has Hushabye in their Top-10 album rotation as part of the station's non-commercial classical and fine arts music for Connecticut and New York. The program airs 10-11pm Thursday nights & is a ZMR reporting outlet.   WMNR also broadcasts on…

Hushabye debuts at #11 on ZMR! 

Happy to report Hushabye debuting at #11 on the (very late) just-released Zone Music Reporter World Top-100 chart for July!

Hushabye's strong debut on the new ZMR chart follows outstanding performance in August on the OWMR chart, climbing 72 places from #80 to #8. Combined with adds this week by SiriusXM's Spa channel, Hushabye is getting great airplay worldwide.

BIG THANKS TO RADIO PROGRAMMERS WORLDWIDE FOR ADDING HUSHABYE TO THEIR PLAYLISTS!  

SIRIUS XM ADDS HUSHABYE!!! 

BREAKING NEWS: Some of you know that I've been played on the SPA channel (68) at SiriusXM since 2016, a wonderful blessing for any artist but especially a total unknown just getting started. Today we received word that SPA has added 2 new songs (And She Dreams; Angel Song) from Hushabye, effective immediately!! Big thanks to SPA programmer Lynette White - so glad you like Hushabye! Check out Spa on SXM!