"BELLA" IS NEARING FINISH LINE! 

Just a quick update on the new album - Bella is nearing completion, with 9 songs recorded & 1 more to go!For the album's cover art, I chose a portrait of a little girl praying, by 19th-century Italian artist Roberto Ferruzzi. No one except the long-departed artist knows who the girl was or even if she was a real person, but her beautiful (bella) countenance inspired me to record my 7th album since 2014. In my mind, she is Bella. 

I'm honored to have such a lovely inspiration for Bella's music. I'll have…

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"MY VALENTINE" SINGLE RELEASED! 

ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF MY VALENTINE, A NEW SINGLE FROM RICK'S 2021 ALBUM, BELLA.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we're excited to release my first 2021 single, My Valentine.

I've wanted to do a cover of a Paul McCartney song for years, and this is the perfect time to release my version of Sir Paul's 2012 love song to his then soon-to-be-wife Nancy. My Valentine is an advance single from my forthcoming album, Bella, set for release in late spring. My Valentine is the perfect accompaniment to your next…

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CHRISTMAS NIGHT #5 ON ZMR TOP-100! 

Zone Music Reporter just published their Dec. '20 album chart - Christmas Night zoomed to #5 in worldwide airplay after debuting in Nov. at #30!

I'm so grateful to our friends in broadcast & online radio for their awesome support, for reviewers like Dyan Garris ("A must-have for this season and all those to come"), and especially for the music lovers worldwide who purchased or streamed Christmas Night.

In the six months and hundreds of hours that went into composing & recording Christmas Night, I was…

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DYAN GARRIS ZMR REVIEW OF CHRISTMAS NIGHT! 

Another wonderful review of Christmas Night, this one by Zone Music Reporter's Dyan Garris. Dyan wrote that “Christmas Night is a special, angelic, calming, rejuvenating Christmas album that is a must-have for this season and all those to come.” Many thanks, Dyan!

Check out Dyan's full review on my "Album Reviews" page, or go to Dyan's ZMR review page at https://www.newagecd.com/rick-sparks-christmas-night-album-review-dyan-garris/

SINGLE "LITTLE FLOWER" REMAINS TOP-20! 

The October OWMR Top-50 chart is out, and we're so glad to see Little Flower at #16, dropping only 3 places from September! 

We're grateful to our friends at One World Music Radio (Europe's largest online radio audience) for helping keep Little Flower (from my Hushabye album) in the Top-20 as we approach the release of Christmas Night. As with all my music, Little Flower is available for purchase or streaming from Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, etc. www.ricksparksmusic.net

ALBUM PROFILE: THE SONGS OF "CHRISTMAS NIGHT" 

CHRISTMAS NIGHT Album Profile by Rick Sparks 

(Greenville, SC – 10/15/20) - Christmas Night is here! I’m very excited to release this collection of beautiful Christmas carols, especially now.  When I began production on Christmas Night in February 2020, little did I know how the world would soon be changed forever. 

As the months slowly passed and the pandemic worsened, the songs of Christmas Night became a refuge and comfort to my soul. I became convinced that they would do the same for every listener, and

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"CHRISTMAS NIGHT" RELEASED! 

I'M SO GLAD TO ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL RELEASE OF CHRISTMAS NIGHT

I have no doubt that the quiet beauty of these lovely songs will help to replenish your spirit at the end of what has been a really tough year. Christmas Night has certainly done that for me. The music of Christmas Night celebrates the spiritual meaning of Christmas while helping to restore some much-needed tranquility in a crazy stressful world.

The songs on Christmas Night feature some of the most beloved traditional Christmas carols, plus…

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"CHRISTMAS NIGHT" IS COMING! 

(Greenville, SC – 9/14/20) - Christmas Night is coming! I’m very excited to be releasing this collection of beautiful Christmas carols in a few weeks. Here's my backstory to the album and a brief profile of each of the songs.

 

Christmas NIght was inspired, in part, by a wonderful holiday tradition: the annual BBC broadcast of the King’s College Christmas Eve service in Cambridge, England. Each year, millions around the world listen as the service begins with a choir boy’s single voice singing “Once in…

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