Grammy Nominated and Stellar Award Winner, Todd Dulaney is releasing a new song called “Come A Little Closer,” featuring Kierra Sheard on Friday, June 11. Dulaney shared the news on May 28th with his fans.
“We just released another song featuring one of the most amazing voices on the planet @kierrasheard GO GET IT NOW BY PRE-ORDERING ANTHEMS AND GLORY. Thanks Yall. @eonenashville#DulaneyLand,’” he shared.
“Come A Little Closer” is featured on Dulaney’s upcoming album Anthems & Glory. The worship leader wasn’t always singing for his full-time profession. Prior to becoming a worship leader, he was a major league baseball player for the New York Mets. Transitioning into the music industry was intimidating, he revealed.
“I had a lot of doubts. And the people closest to me helped me doubt a little bit more. They encouraged me to be like, ‘you’re an idiot,’ [and think thoughts like,] ‘what are you doing?’ And that doesn’t make sense,’” he stated in an interview.
Dulaney realized that his change in profession was an act of faith. “That was my first time marching out on faith by myself. I needed that victory to get to where I am today [and] when you launch out in faith for the first time, it takes winning in order for you to do it again,” he shared.
In 2017 “Victory Belongs To Jesus” peaked at #3 on the Billboard Charts for Gospel Airplay and has reached 70 million views on Youtube. The events happening around the world inspired the artist to create a song that glorified God amongst challenges.
“I was writing ‘Victory Belongs To Jesus,’ in response to just how horrible I felt the world was headed in. I sat down on the piano and said, ‘God, it doesn’t look like you have it under control. This is getting bad, like we have race wars. We got civil wars, [and] people don’t like each other at all.’” Dulaney said that as he started to reflect on the state of humanity, he began to hear God saying, “Who can stand against me?”
Dulaney is adamant in reaching all for Christ, and he does not relegate his ministry just to those in church.
“What are we doing if we’re not trying to reach the world with the message that we have,” he says. “Like, [I’m] just trying to win the lost, [I’m] trying to go after the athlete, the entertainer, [or] the people that just may not step into a church. For me to have success on another platform other than the one that is allotted to me, it feels good.”
The Stellar Award Winner is also known for creating renditions directly from the Bible like Psalms 18. When performing on stage, he often reads directly from the Bible. He feels like a game-changer and says that he’s proud to bring people back to the Bible.
“I’m proud of it that I can be remembered as someone who opened the Bible up and really pushed people into reading and singing the Bible again”