Ricky Dillard is a chart-topping gospel singer, songwriter, producer, and Grammy nominee from Chicago. He emerged from the 1980s house music scene (where he worked with Frankie Knuckles) to lead a church choir, which he's been doing ever since. With a sophisticated style that juxtaposes R&B, funk, dance music, blues, jazz, and Black Gospel, Dillard forged a unique identity on the church music scene with his New Generation Chorale (since renamed NG). Beginning with 1991's The Promise, his complex fusion of styles and bold choral and rhythmic arrangements enhanced an already dynamic vocal style. His recordings have all registered in the upper half of U.S. Gospel charts, while his concert tours sell out more often than not, sometimes months in advance. Later recording dates like 1993's A Holy Ghost Take-Over for Malaco, spread his unifying ...
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