END OF YEAR PRESENT! So happy to see my Christmas single, "What Child Is This," debut at #17 on OWMR's Dec. singles chart! OWMR is Europe's #1 radio station for the genres covered. As my gift to you, "What Child Is This" is available FREE as a digital download thru December. http://ricksparksmusic.net/ricks_music_store/
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!
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.
"Hi, Rick, my name is **** ****. I recently heard some of your music on SPA (Sirius radio) and was overwhelmed with the…Read more
NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES/APPLE MUSIC - Dreams of Peace: The Very Best of Rick Sparks. Experience the peace.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Zone Music Reporter has rated Hushabye as EXCELLENT, saying the new album is "absolutely perfect new age music," and "simply beautiful music that will make anyone's day better." Thanks. ZMR! Here's the full review:
RICK SPARKS HAS LULLABIES FOR ALL AGES (review by Gina at Zone Music Reporter, 8-20-19).
"New age music fans have come to love the soft, dreamy music of Rick Sparks and his trademark sound featuring piano, string sections and soft angelic choirs doing wordless vocalizations. It is like jumping…Read more