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Track originally appeared on his new album, ‘Joy In The Morning’
√ Watch Wells perform ‘Up’ on ‘Good Morning America’ HERE
After earning Grammy, BET and NAACP Image award nominations for his duet with H.E.R., “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” Tauren Wells returns with two dynamic new collaborations. He’s teamed up with chart-topping country artist Jimmie Allen and Grammy-winning R&B/gospel artist Erica Campbell to record infectious new versions of “Up.” The duets underscore Wells’ genre fluid approach to music and the universal nature of the anthemic song’s message, which finds hope in hard times. He also released a live version of the song today, recorded at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
“Both of these collaborations mean so much to me,” Wells said. “I was singing Mary Mary songs in church growing up, so now knowing Erica and being able to hear her voice on my song is surreal and a great honor. I met Jimmie in Nashville 10 years ago or so, back when we were both in our bands trying to figure out how to make it. Being on the other side of that journey now and seeing the country staple he’s become is something I genuinely celebrate, and I can’t believe we get to work together all these years later.”
Wells – who has amassed over one billion combined global streams and a total of 10 Grammy nominations in his career to date – is currently touring in support of “Joy in the Morning.” He’ll play Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas, tonight. Due to Hurricane Ian, the tour was rescheduled. He’ll perform at Florida Theatre in Jacksonville on Nov. 19 and Yuengling Center in Tampa on Nov. 20. Special guests Aaron Cole and Lakewood Music will support. Tickets are available HERE.
“Joy In The Morning” is Wells’ third solo album and first for Capitol Records/CCMG. He celebrated its release with an appearance at the GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live. Visits to “Fox & Friends” and “Good Morning America” followed. Earlier this month, Wells returned to “Good Morning America” to perform “Up.” View HERE. He recently spoke with Billboard about the making of the album in this feature. Flaunt Magazine observed, “Wells’ optimism for a better tomorrow demonstrates that music is a common language – an overwhelming sensation of love and infinity in the palm of your hands.”