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Nashville, TN — Worship Leader, Singer, and Songwriter, Patrick Dopson and his independent label Oilonit Music recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Central South Distribution. His new CD, Open The Heavens, is set for release on January 17, 2012, and the first single, “Keep Me” from the forthcoming CD, produced by Noel Hall and Dopson, is impacting radio now.

“We are excited about this opportunity to work with Patrick on his upcoming project,” commented Vicki Mack Lataillade, Lataillade Entertainment and Chief Marketing Officer at Central South Distribution. “With Patrick’s powerful vocals and his background as a worship leader, this new project is sure to be a blessing to the church.”

Beginning his life in music ministry at age seven, Dopson played drums and sang in the church his father pastored in Selma, Ala. Since then, his journey of ministering through music has blessed him with opportunities to work alongside some of the most-respected artists and pastors, including a contribution as a writer and singer on Fred Hammond’s first GRAMMY ® Award-winning project, “Free To Worship.”

“Patrick Dopson is a powerful minister and a man of faith who uses his music for kingdom work,” said Hammond. “His songs have blessed me.”

Dopson has shared the stage and opened for artists such as Israel Houghton, Martha Munizzi, Yolanda Adams, Ruben Studdard, Tamela Mann, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong.

“Patrick Dopson is one of this generation’s greatest voices,” said Martha Munizzi. “He is a true worshiper with a fresh sound and is anointed with a unique ability to lead God’s people into His presence.”

Also, Dopson has had the privilege of leading worship with pastors such as Pastor Marvin Sapp, Bishop Gary Oliver, Dr. Mark Chironna, and Pastor Clint Brown. “As his powerful anointing arrests you, drawing you into the presence of the Lord, you will quickly recognize Patrick’s vocal ability and gifts are equally as exceptional as his anointing,” said Bishop Gary Oliver of Tabernacle of Praise in Fort Worth, Texas.

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