Michael Phillips to celebrate new album on Saturday
by BETTIE MARLOWE, Banner Staff Writer
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Michael Phillips will be in concert on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at White Wing Christian Bookstore. Phillips will be celebrating his new album release, “Tell Somebody,” to radio and iTunes with a CD signing.
Michael Phillips will be in concert on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at White Wing Christian Bookstore. Phillips will be celebrating his new album release, “Tell Somebody,” to radio and iTunes with a CD signing.
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Come enjoy an afternoon of music with Michael Phillips of Trenton, Ga., Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at White Wing Christian Bookstore, 3750 Keith St. N.W.

A rising urban gospel artist, Phillips has an amazing talent for music, according to those who have been privileged to attend his concerts.

Phillips will be celebrating his new album release, “Tell Somebody,” to radio and iTunes with a CD signing at the concert.

His first album with Tate Music Group, “Tell Somebody,” is a culmination of 30 years of musical influence and personal life experiences. The song, “I Know This Man,” will be featured in the concert.

“Tell Somebody,” says what he wants to do — tell the good news of Jesus Christ — and he does that best through his original lyrics set to the musical mix of country and Southern rock.

In addition to “I Know This Man,” the album includes “Eyes Full Of Mercy,” “Good Ole Days,” “How Great I Am,” “I Just Want To Tell Somebody,” “Like My Daddy,” “We Are The Church” and “Love Don't Need A Reason.”

Phillips has been singing in front of crowds since he was 3 years old and hanging onto his mother’s dress. Music is in his blood so deep that he and his brothers once sneaked an organ out of their house to play in a talent show at school.

All that heavy lifting was worth it — they won.

It’s obvious Phillips knows his way around a stage and a recording studio.

He recorded his first album at the age of 27 and has been traveling, putting on shows and sharing the stage with country and Southern gospel stars, and ministering in churches for most of his life.

He grew up on a farm in North Georgia, which gave him country roots, but the singer and musician adds a little Southern rock into his original songs, and really drives home the Word of God through his lyrics.

And although performing is just part of who he is, Phillips says his real passion is reaching out to the lost and hurting, and sharing God’s love with them.

He says his desire is not to be merely a performer, but a praise and worship leader, bringing worshippers into the presence of God under His mighty anointing.