Disco icon Gloria Gaynor teams with Yolanda Adams for her new gospel album ‘Testimony’ 
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:20AM
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Two Grammy-winning, legendary vocalists are teaming up to bless the hearts of the masses through new music.

 

Disco icon Gloria Gaynor, who is releasing her new gospel album Testimony later this year, has tapped the incredibly gifted gospel singer, Yolanda Adams, as one of her song collaborators.

"I'm blessed to have access to four wonderful artists to record with me on this album," Gaynor told Fox News in an interview Thursday, naming Jason Crabb, Mike Farris, MercyMe's Bart Millard and Adams.

"The title of this album is Testimony and that's because these songs are my testimony and I'm happy and blessed to be able say that the people that are singing with me on this album it's their testimony as well," Gaynor explained.

While working on her gospel release, the 67-year-old New Jersey native’s contribution to Disco music has not been forgotten. Gaynor is being inducted into the Library of Congress' music registry for her 1979 hit "I Will Survive."

Many may not know that, not too long after the release of her career-solidifying song, Gaynor gave her heart to Jesus and became a devout Christian.

So, why not record a Christian album sooner?

"I've wanted to record an inspirational or contemporary Christian CD for years,” she told Hallels in a 2014 interview, “but my management was concerned that it wouldn't be monetarily viable.”

She continued, “Now that I have management that trusts my judgement and honors my career desires, I felt finally free to do it.”

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