Greg Freeman
Blessing and Blessing (2018)
Extended Play
1 - If It Keeps Gettin' Better; 2 - Oh, What a Change in My Life (featuring Babbie Mason); 3 - I Know (featuring Calvin Newton); 4 - Nothing Can Separate Me (from Your Love); 5 - Lord, You've Been Good to Me

Blessing and Blessing, the gospel debut from Greg Freeman, whose gospel material -- up to this point -- had been recorded by other artists, released on December 28, 2018.  This exciting, long overdue project was produced by southern gospel veteran Art Bain, with select tracks co-produced with GMA Dove Award winners Babbie Mason and/or Phil Cross.  Additionally, the EP features two duets, one with Babbie Mason, the other with GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee Calvin Newton!  Freeman says, "I am very thrilled that I got to work with several of my friends who are not only enormously gifted in their own right but they were committed to supporting me and helping me sound my best on this project!  I feel so blessed, and I hope this project reminds listeners to live out their faith with a greater spirit of gratitude.  The songs have certainly spoken to me, and reminded me of just how good our God is!  He just keeps on blessing and blessing, showering me with His love, mercy and grace, even when I least deserve it."
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LATEST NEWS

April 1, 2019 - Featuring Greg as a guest, an episode of Babbie Mason's talkshow, Babbie's House, aired in the Atlanta area.  In an impromptu duet, Babbie and Greg sang her great song, "The House That Love Built," and Greg performed two songs from Blessing and Blessing:  Bill Gaither's "If It Keeps Gettin' Better" and "Nothing Can Separate Me," a song Greg and Babbie co-wrote.  Babbie's House also airs nationally on the National Religous Broadcasters (NRB) network.

January 22, 2019 - Greg was the featured artist on Atlanta Live, the flagship program at WATC TV 57.  Hosting the show were Dr. Erol and Sandra Onal!

January 16,2019 - GMA Dove Award-winning artist Babbie Mason interviewed Greg and featured "Nothing Can Separate Me" in an episode of Babbie's House on the Radio, which is aired on www.BabbieMasonRadio.com.

January 4, 2019 - Most digital outlets, including iTunes, Amazon, YouTube and Pandora added Blessing and Blessing to their stores.

December 28, 2018 - Greg Freeman's gospel debut, an EP titled Blessing and Blessing, officially released.  The first buyer of the project was a gospel music fan in Norway!


Blessing and Blessing (2018)
Project Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERSGREG FREEMAN and JAMES ROACH

Produced by Art Bain

"Oh What a Change in My Life" Produced by Art Bain, Babbie Mason and Phil Cross

"I Know" Produced by Art Bain and Phil Cross

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Art Bain at Artist Tracks, Williamston, South Carolina, USA

Babbie Mason, Calvin Newton, Chloe Hamlin and Shana Chrisley vocals Recorded by Phil Cross at Phil Cross Music, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Photography - Selena Isbell Martin, Cotton Creek Photography, Fair Play, South Carolina, taken on location at Fred W. Symmes Chapel (Pretty Place) in Cleveland, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA

Art Direction/Graphic Design - Matthew Neal, Nordic Nomad Designs, South Carolina, USA

1 - If It Keeps Gettin' Better
William J. Gaither
Copyright © 2012 Hanna Street Music (BMI) (adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Keyboards - Art Bain; Acoustic Guitar - Alex Bain; Electric Guitar - David Johnson
Background Vocals - Valerie Ruppe Medkiff, Greg Freeman


2 - Oh What a Change in My Life (featuring Babbie Mason)
Greg Freeman, Babbie Mason
Copyright © 2018 Greg Freeman Music (BMI), Praise and Worship Works (ASCAP) (adm. by BMG Rights Management US, LLC, 1745 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10019 USA). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Keyboards - Art Bain; Acoustic Guitar - Alex Bain; Electric Guitar, Harmonica - David Johnson
Background Vocals - Babbie Mason, Chloe Hamlin, Shana Chrisley


3 - I Know (featuring Calvin Newton)
LaVerne Tripp, Aubrey W. Mullican, Ervin Thomas Rouse, Sydney Nathan
© Fort Knox Music, Inc. (BMI) (adm. by Round Hill Music, 1802 Grand Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee  37212 USA), Mark Four Music (BMI), Trio Music Company (BMI) (adm. by BMG Rights Management US, LLC, 1745 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10019 USA). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Keyboards - Art Bain; Acoustic Guitar - Alex Bain; Electric Guitar, Mandolin - David Johnson
Background Vocals - Greg Freeman


4 - Nothing Can Separate Me (from Your Love)
Greg Freeman, Babbie Mason
Copyright © 2018 Greg Freeman Music (BMI), Praise and Worship Works (ASCAP) (adm. by BMG Rights Management US, LLC, 1745 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10019 USA). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Keyboards - Art Bain; Acoustic Guitar - Alex Bain; Electric Guitar - David Johnson
Background Vocals - Valerie Ruppe Medkiff


5 - Lord, You've Been Good to Me
Babbie Mason, Greg Freeman
Copyright © 2018 Praise and Worship Works (ASCAP) (adm. by BMG Rights Management US, LLC, 1745 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10019 USA), Greg Freeman Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Piano - Art Bain
Background Vocals - Valerie Ruppe Medkiff, Greg Freeman



Behind the Scenes....."Nothing Can Separate Me (from Your Love)" being mixed at Artist Tracks after Valerie Ruppe Medkiff of Sisters recorded her background vocals, May 15, 2018
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Here is Greg Freeman with Bill Gaither on October 20, 2018 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina, where the historic Gaither Vocal Band Reunion Live! was held.  Blessing and Blessing contains an early Bill Gaither song, "If It Keeps Gettin' Better." 
Greg Freeman is publisher and editor of Southern Edition, the digital publication devoted to the American South, for which he has interviewed Grammy Award winners Bill Gaither, Ashley Cleveland, Wes Hampton, Ricky McKinnie (of the Blind Boys of Alabama) and Chris Albertson (record producer and author of the Bessie Smith biography, Bessie).  Greg's articles on gospel songwriter Cleavant Derricks and pioneering blues singer Ida Cox have garnered international readership. 

Greg is a well-published author, whose musician biographies have appeared in major encyclopedias, including the
African American National Biography.  He has contributed to other authoritative works, including Race in American Film:  Voices and Visions That Shaped a Nation (2017) and The British Empire:  A Historical Encyclopedia (2018).  He was also an important contributor to the book, Encyclopedia of Arkansas Music (2013), and an essay by Greg appears in Gender and the Modern Sherlock Holmes:  Essays on Film and Television Adaptations Since 2009 (2015).

In addition to
Southern Edition, the Greg Freeman Publishing family includes Greg Freeman's Garden Chronicle (ISSN 2575-9744), an internationally-read gardening publication, and Sires and Dams, a publication devoted to horse breeding.
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