JGM Pick of the Week: June 14, 2021

“Thank You”
Rufus Johnson
Middle Boy Media (release date: July 19, 2020)

By Robert M. Marovich

Rufus Johnson, a native of Richmond, Virginia, expresses his gratitude to God on “Thank You” with a pocketful of shoulder-shaking beats and an R&B melody that is as fresh as right now.

Johnson’s gratefulness for making it through the rough patches serves as the backdrop of this compelling, memorable, and expertly-produced song. Simple and effective in delivering its message.

A Stellar-nominated singer-songwriter and music educator, Rufus Johnson was once a member of the male gospel group G.I. He co-wrote and sang on two of the group’s top 20 Billboard singles, “Pray and Don’t Worry” and “I’m Ready,” and on its 2017 album, Winning.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.