*“We started back because over the years we never wanted it to end, but we had families so we took a break,” said Ebony Holland one of the three sisters that make up the Contemporary Gospel trio Virtue about their much anticipated come-back album “Testimony: Reloaded”. “We were asked to join an independent label. The message (from God) was ‘go for it, I opened this door for you that you been waiting to see.’”
Ebony is joined by sisters Karima Kibble and Heather Martin. Their last album was released in 2006. Virtue started in the Gospel music industry on Verity Records in 1997, a subsidiary of RCA/Sony Records. In 2006 they signed with Darkchild Gospel and released their last album “Testimony.” In 2003 they received a Dove Award for their Verity Records release “Free”, and in 2006 they received a Grammy Award nomination for their Darkchild release “Testimony.”
“Every time we prayed on it, everything falls in line,” Ebony said about the come back process. “Nothing happens by coincidence. I believe in Devine providence.”
Virtue recently released the first single off of the “Testimony: Reloaded,” project titled “You Are,” which landed at #25 on the Billboard Gospel Chart. They have a long list of appearances to promote the album release. Virtue recently performed on The Word Network’s “Rejoice in the Word” program hosted by Bishop George Bloomer.
On March 8, 2015 the will perform on the “Selma50 Tribute” on the OWN Network, March 21st they will perform at the Gospel Super Fest in Chicago, and March 27-28 they will perform at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Vegas.
“Testimony: Reloaded” (Mixed Bag/eOne) is a re-release of their Grammy nominated album “Testimony” originally released on Darkchild Gospel. Fred Jerkins (brother of Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins) appears on the new album as producer of the “You Deserve” selection.
For more information on sister trio Virtue’s new album you can log onto www.VirtueGirls3.com.