Inspirational Notes: Where in the World is Anthony Faulkner?

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At any given moment, singer, songwriter and producer Anthony Faulkner could be on a plane promoting his new music to packed houses around the globe, particularly on the continent of Africa where he has acquired a devout fan-base. When not departing from Houston (where he calls home), he finds time to do what he does best, write and record inspirational music for all the world to hear. Through his label, 7th Chapter Music, Faulkner is gearing up for the January 2015 international release of his sophomore album titled, Guardian Angel. The album’s first single is simply titled, “I Trust You.”

“I wrote ‘I Trust You’ when I was faced with so many decisions about my future,” says Faulkner. “I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and expand my horizons; however, there were no means to support such a move. I prayed and asked God to guide my steps. As an adult, bills continued to arrive monthly and I needed to continue and sup- port myself after I left Los Angeles and moved to Houston, traveled the world, and went back to school to finish my accounting degree. My faith, and my trust were anchored in the belief that as long as I continued to walk in purpose and destiny, I knew God would meet my every need. The words to ‘I Trust You’ flowed on paper as the song was created through my testimony.”

The follow-up to “I Trust You,” is a wonderful duet titled “Closer,” featuring Faulkner’s teacher, mentor and friend, Ms. Angela Winbush. On major East Africa radio and television networks, Anthony has enjoyed success with the singles “Faith,” “Closer” (featuring Angela Winbush), “One Voice” and “Connection.” All of these songs will be featured on Guardian Angel. His single “Stop Searching” from his freshman project Faith reached No. 1 on Yahoo Launch internet radio worldwide. The success of his Faith Tour earned him seven top 10 singles. While in East Africa he was the first American to grace the stage for East Africa’s 2012 Groove Awards .

Faulkner has performed alongside an array of artists, such as the Oslo Soul Children of Norway, and The Hawkins, while his voice can be heard on projects by Steve Cole, Yolanda Adams, James Fortune, Kambua, and Juliani, to name a few.

“My first exposure to Africa was traveling and singing lead/ backup for Gospel legend Andrae Crouch,” says Faulkner. “Soon after, I was on TBN and that opened up Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria for my solo project. Next, I found myself working with the massive South African Choir “Joyous Celebration” in Durban and Johannesburg, South Afri- ca, where they recorded my song “Let It All Go” on Joyous 13. Each African exposure opened new doors. Pretty soon there were phone calls to invite me to Uganda, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, and more.”

Anthony’s international ministry also includes travels to Norway; Aarhus, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Ghana, Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Abuja, Nigeria; Welling borough, England; London, England; Milan, Italy; Malaga, Spain, and more.

When he is not performing, Faulkner is usually giving of his time. As a philanthropist, he has visited Sanyu’s Babies home and Agape House Children’s home, both orphanages based in Uganda. Faulkner currently sponsors a university student at Moi University in Kenya.

Even with all of his work abroad, Faulkner is looking to experience similar success here at home. “I would love to come home to the States and release my project. There is no place like home and I want to show the USA my amazing journey around the world and how it has allowed me to construct the songs I have written on my project Guardian Angel. The world is so big!”