Published on November 9th, 2017 | by The Hezekiah Walker Show with Neicy Tribbett
Ruth La’Ontra Soars as Her Single “Kingdom” Surpasses the Top Ten
Dynamo vocalist Ruth La’Ontra is steadily rising in Gospel glory. The 24 year old singer has had a compelling year, seeing a progressive response to her music. Ruth’s sophomore album, “I Got You” (ALJR/Tyscot Records), released September 2017, is one of the catalysts for her rise as it is cementing her place in contemporary Gospel music. This week, the radio single “Kingdom” from her sophomore effort ranks at No. 9 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay Top Ten following its break into the chart two weeks ago. At one time, thesong “the Light” was the most added song to gospel radio playlists around the country.
“I Got You” was produced by Grammy Award nominated producers, Anthony Brown (of Anthony Brown & group therAPy) and Justin Savage. The producer duo exalts Ruth’s abilities stating: “Ruth La’Ontra is such an incredible talent. From the first time I heard her sing, I knew I wanted to work with her,” says Brown. Savage adds: “Ruth La’Ontra is such a unique gift,” says Savage who has collaborated with gospel greats ranging from Donnie McClurkin to Israel & New Breed. “Her vocal ability is so versatile and vast. This project will take listeners on an exciting journey of great music, her voice leading the way; destination, God’s presence. Ruth has an incredible future in the Gospel industry. Get ready, Ruth La’Ontra is here!”
Released earlier this past October, the video for “Kingdom” is a reflection of the sincerity of the lyrics of the song. In it, Ruth affirms the change, light and happiness she wants for herself and foremost for others. The congregational-filled chorus is as uplifting Ruth’s voice and her latest achievement may be a forecast of what’s to come.