When Oprah Winfrey's OWN debuted its scripted series Greenleaf back in June, it raked in the viewers, becoming the network's biggest series launch in its five-year history. It seemed that fans couldn't get enough of the drama going on behind the closed doors of this fictional megachurch that stars Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Lamman Rucker and Winfrey. And as with any church-centered show, the opportunities were ripe to bring together some of gospel music's biggest voices. Now fans of the show and its accompanying music can enjoy the sounds from the drama anytime their heart desires with the release of its soundtrack.
Greenleaf: The Gospel Companion Soundtrack, Volume 1 will be released Friday, August 26th, just in time for the show's August 31st finale. Due out on Malaco Records, the soundtrack will feature songs performed by the show's cast members such as Desiree Ross and Deborah Joy Winans, who as her name indicates, hails from gospel's famed Winans clan. Other artists to appear on the soundtrack include the legendary Shirley Caesar, Dottie Peoples, Mavis Staples, Nicole Mullen, McCrary Sisters and American Idol alumna Melinda Doolittle.
1. The Root (feat. Mavis Staples) (Greenleaf Maintitle)
2. Ring Them Bells (feat. McCrary Sisters)
3. (God Bless the) Broken Road (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
4. Testimony (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
5. Say Something (feat. Melinda Doolittle)
6. Satan, We’re Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down (feat. Shirley Caesar)
7. Let Love Find a Way (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
8. The Master’s Calling (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
9. King of My Heart (feat. Nicole Mullen)
10. Get Your House In Order (feat. Dottie Peoples & The Peoples Choice Chorale)
11. Take Me To the Water (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
12. Blessed (feat. Jason Eskridge & Nicole Mullen)
13. River (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
14. (We’ll Understand It Better) By and By (feat. Desiree Ross)