"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 to replenish and restore the spirit has never been more important to me.

I am deeply grateful to the hundreds of outlets worldwide who play my music, and to every listener who welcomes my music into their daily life. Most of all, I am grateful to the master musician, my Lord Jesus, for…

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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 me who do not have the resources of a record label. Amazingly, all but one of our "regular" (non-holiday) albums since 2014 have been top-10 on ZMR, with most rising to the top-5. 

I'm grateful to radio & streaming channels worldwide for playing my music, and the resulting moments of

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"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 of my favorites from Bella, and (I think) perfectly captures the beauty, innocence & hope of the album. "Bella is a graceful and stunningly beautiful album... one of Rick's best to date." - Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com.

Listen HERE to Twilight Dreams, available now from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes &amp…

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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 forms Bella is timeless... enchanting." - Janet Mawdesley, Blue Wolf Reviews (Australia), 7/28/21 

"A graceful and stunningly beautiful album... one of Rick's best to date." - Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com, 6/16/21 

"Musical magic... with each album, Sparks brings us calmness and serenity, and on Bella he

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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 chart position, it is an important indicator of airplay trends. After all the months of effort (& love) poured into the making of Bella, I am so encouraged that so many radio programmers love the album. Special thanks to my media promoter, Sherry Finzer at Higher Level Media, for her

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BELLA ONE OF 3 NEW TOP-20 ALBUMS ON OWMR'S JUNE TOP-100 CHART! 

BELLA UPDATE: I'm happy to report that Bella is one of 3 new top-20 albums on One World Music Radio's Top-100 chart for June, debuting just out of the top-10 at #13. I am especially pleased to share Bella's chart debut with 2002's Hummingbird (#4), a fabulous album. OWMR's album chart position is calculated from a combination of airplay, podcast hits & minutes a show is listened to, as well as promotional bonus points. As always, many thanks to our programming friends at OWMR for their longtime support of

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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 a special honor to share the chart w. 2002, a group I respect so much, with immense influence on so many artists. https://ricksparks.hearnow.com/bella

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 "beautiful").

May you find in these songs the same hope, beauty & peace I see in Bella's lovely countenance. You can read the story of Bella's creation HERE.

"Gorgeous... peaceful... magical." -Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com 

CLICK HERE TO SAMPLE BELLA'S SONGS & FOR ORDER LINKS

Available now from Amazon,

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"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 the genres covered.

Bella is already receiving some wonderful advance reviews: artist/promoter Sherry Finzer ("...extremely well done...each track tells a story... very emotionally moving"); artist/promoter Dyan Garris ("...beautiful & angelic"); One World Music Radio's Steve Sheppard (…

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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 like generations of records before them, CDs offer a tangible physical form to music that the digital world is sadly lacking: album graphics, liner notes, set list with song composers & run times, etc.

CLICK HERE TO SEE BELLA'S CD

Bella CDs will be available starting in June from our

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