kingsmen2014hiresARDEN, NC (September 16, 2014): Horizon Records, a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, announces a new long-term recording contract with The Kingsmen. The upcoming release Battle Cry will continue a fruitful twenty-two year partnership that has brought countless awards and seven #1 radio hits.

“The Kingsmen have been a part of Horizon Records from day one,” said Mickey Gamble. “We’re honored to continue that relationship into the future.”

“The key is to never lose sight of what we are working towards,” says Ray Dean Reese, Kingsmen owner and bass singer. “We tour year in and year out to spread our music to people across the country. Our music has a message, the message of Christ. Every night we work to bring His message to our audience. Our goal is to see people saved through Jesus Christ, wherever we’re singing.” Today The Kingsmen consist of 2008 Southern Gospel Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Dean Reese, his son Brandon Reese, Randy Crawford, Bob Sellers, and Chris Jenkins.

The debut single from Battle Cry, “Oh Yes I Am,” has made a strong debut, appearing at the #21 position on the November 2014 Singing News Radio Airplay chart.

Battle Cry will be available at physical and digital retail outlets on October 14, 2014.