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 

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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.

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Bella CDs will be available starting in June from our

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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 for me during nearly 5 months of production - I hope this album will do the same for the listener. 

For Bella’s cover art, I chose a strikingly beautiful 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…

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"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/