(Birmingham, Alabama) Blacksmoke Music Worldwide Recording Artist Pastor Mike McClure Jr. (aka Pastor Mike, Jr.) continues his domination at radio as the hit urban inspirational anthem, BIG, enters week eight in the top spot on the radio chart. Pastor Mike, Jr, who proudly serves as Senior Pastor of the 2000-member Rock Church in Birmingham released his solo effort, “Live Free” to critical acclaim making its debut at number one on the Top Gospel Albums chart in September, 2019.
Big has had a meteoric rise, inspiring people from all walks of life and garnering praise from radio programmers and personalities alike. Pastor Mike, Jr. will head to the Stellar Awards in August with 5 nominations, including New Artist of the Year, Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album of the Year and the coveted Song of the Year award.
Blacksmoke Music Worldwide CEO Kerry Douglas gives keys to success while he encourages new artists to remain true to their calling. “Write good music, after that, make yourself available to God”, says Douglas, who has helped the world to discover the talents of other great Gospel artists including Earnest Pugh, Zacardi Cortez, James Fortune, Pastor Edwrin Sutton, Demetrius West and others. “Pastor Mike has shared his story of how he saw the success of another artist and sowed into their ministry, then he sought God for direction, and God opened doors. What was Pastor Mike’s secret? He was available, he wasn’t anxious, he waited on God and just look at him now.