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WATCH THE VIDEO: Ted Winn's "Grateful"

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Shanachie Entertainment has partnered with gospel artist Ted Winn's Teddy's Jamz label to release Ted's new single "Grateful," a moving gospel ballad, which is at once an expression of appreciation for life's blessings and a posthumous collaboration and salute to Ted's friend and musical influence, the Bishop Walter Hawkins. "The Song pays tribute to Hawkins' classic song "Grateful" led by Lynette Hawkins Stephens. With the single already warmly received by gospel radio, Shanachie will mark the partnership with the release of the single and accompanying video on September 16th. Promoting the single to radio is SRT Entertainment, continuing its partnership with Shanachie that began with the new single and album by Luther Barnes. The release of the new album (as yet untitled) is projected for early 2017 and will enhance Shanachie's growing involvement with gospel music, having had success with Kim Burrell, Vicki Yohe, Ann Nesby, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, Take 6, LaShun Pace and currently with the new Luther Barnes single. Indeed, Shanachie has previously had Top 10 success at gospel radio, releasing two singles from Ted Winn's debut solo album -"The Lifter" and "God Believes In You."

As a singer, songwriter and publisher, Ted Winn has carved out a unique niche in the world of gospel music, coming on to the scene as one-half of the Stellar Award-winning/Dove award-winning duo Ted and Shari.  The duo scored a recording contract with Neily Dickerson's Church Howse Music label, scoring success with the hit "Come Ye Disconsolate," which garnered them two Stellar Awards. Moving on to Word Records, they scored another Top 5 gospel radio hit with "Celebrate."  The duo parted ways in order for both to pursue solo careers. Ted signed with Shanachie Entertainment and scored hits with "The Lifter" and "God Believes In You."  The new album will be Ted's first since his 2009 debut Shanachie release, Balance.
"We are very pleased to be able to continue our work with Ted," says Shanachie General Manager Randall Grass, "Aside from being an excellent singer, he is an exceptional songwriter. The quality of songs he delivers will be greatly appreciated in the gospel world."

"Grateful is a song I penned as I thought about the significance 
of my mom, my grandmother and great-grandmother 
in my life," notes Ted Winn. "My dad wasn't present but God 
orchestrated it so that these powerful women were. 
So I realized you can cry over who left or celebrate 
who stayed. I chose to be grateful."- TED WINN