BELLA REMAINS ZMR TOP-20 3RD MONTH IN ROW! 

We're so happy to report that Bella continues to receive strong airplay in its 3rd month since release! The just-released August ZMR Top-100 Radio Airplay chart has Bella at #18, after debuting at #6 in June & peaking at #5 in July.

The music of Bella speaks hope, beauty & peace to so many every day - my heartfelt thanks to radio & digital channels worldwide for playing my music!

BLUE WOLF REVIEWS (AUSTRALIA) LOVES BELLA! 

I'm so appreciative of the great response by reviewers around the world to Bella. This one from Jan Mawdesley at Blue Wolf Reviews (Australia) is one of my favorites. https://bluewolf-reviews.com/music/piano/bella/

"Gentle and soothing this latest release from Rick Sparks portrays in delicate tones the emotions and pure beauty of the child, known as Bella at prayer on the cover of the album painted by 19th century artist Roberto Ferruzzi. Who she was is lost deep in history but the purity of her intent is

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BELLA #5 ON ZMR TOP-100 JULY CHART! 

Excited to announce that Bella has risen to #5 on ZMR's Top-100 Album chart for July!

I'm so grateful for the support of radio worldwide for the beauty, peace & hope of this lovely album inspired by a little Italian girl named Bella. It's a joy to make music like this.

"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