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 On New Single “Repay,” Impacting Gospel Radio Now

Chanel’s Upcoming CD ‘Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel’ Available June 17

Nashville, TN — Chanel Haynes teams up once again with longtime friend and Maroon 5 band member PJ Morton to create a dynamic new track for her forthcoming CD, ‘Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel.’ The track, “Repay,” is penned and produced by Morton with Chanel on lead vocals.

“PJ and I are childhood friends, and we grew up in the church together with both of our parents being pastors in New Orleans,” said Chanel. “Our careers eventually led us to amazing success (PJ with Maroon 5 and me with Trin-i-tee 5:7.) A few years ago, PJ wrote the most beautiful song for T57 called ‘Over and Over.’ When it was time for me to record a life-changing single for my first solo album, I could think of no one else but my dear friend from NOLA.”

Chanel decided to call Morton to see if he was available and open to the task. As they say, the rest was history.

“I called PJ up on a Friday night and asked hey what are you doing? I’m in town! Are you in town? I

NEED you to write me an incredibly anointed song. Can you do it?” Chanel recalled. “He told me his wife was out of town, and he had all the kids and no time to get a babysitter. I said ‘you just found one… ME. Bring them all to the studio, and I will play with them while you create a masterpiece.'” 

“Repay” shipped to radio this week and is already having an impact at Gospel radio stations across the country.

Here’s what Gospel Radio and artists are saying about “Repay” and Chanel’s upcoming CD:

“Chanel – I consider you a “baby sister” and have been a fan and very proud of your work for some time now.  Congrats on this new CD and new chapter in your life and know that me and Jewel and the entire cast of #thickerthanwater are behind you 100 percent! – Ben Tankard 

‘Trin-i-tee 5:7: According To Chanel’ includes 12 tracks penned by Chanel and Morton. It features the signature contemporary Gospel/Urban sound of Trin-i-tee 5:7 fans have loved over the years, but now with a blossoming Chanel on all lead vocals as a solo artist, reflecting her unique sound and musical creativity. The CD, produced by Chanel, Darion Dorsey and PJ Morton, is released on her newly formed label, Obsidian Records and is distributed in partnership with Central South Distribution.


Born in New Orleans, the daughter of a Pentecostal preacher, Chanel’s journey in music began with strong roots in the church. As a young teen, Chanel made it on Star Search on CBS where the world was first introduced to her big voice and charisma, which led to her career with Trin-t-tee 5:7. As one third of the best-selling female gospel trio in music history with seven studio records and more than 1.5 million CDs sold worldwide, Chanel has a collection of accolades including coveted Grammy Award nominations, Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and Stellar Gospel Music Awards spanning a successful career in the Gospel music industry. In 2010, Chanel received the Gospel Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in London for her success in Trin-i-tee 5:7. Trin-i-Tee 5:7 According To Chanel marks her first solo project.

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