Verity Records is an American gospel music-focused record label, founded in 1994. The label is a now a subsidiary of RCA Inspiration (formerly Verity Gospel Music Group), the Gospel group operated by RCA Label Group, which in turn is owned by Sony Music Entertainment. In 2017 it was announced that Verity will return but still with RCA Inspiration & Provident Label Group.
RCA Inspiration and Provident Music Group recently announced that iconic Gospel music label Verity Records, which went away in 2013, is being revived and will focus on creative and organic ways to present and promote its expansive catalog, which includes music from Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker, John P. Kee, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Vickie Winans, Richard Smallwood, Kirk Franklin, and many more. The label will also remain the label home to some of the artists whose global successes have become synonymous with the brand, such as Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, and Donnie McClurkin.
“We are pleased to relaunch Verity, a brand that has been an integral part of forging the sounds of Gospel music today,” Provide Music Group CEO Terry Hemmings said. “The Verity Label represents a rich history of cherished albums encompassing contemporary and classic hits that can be enjoyed time and again.”
The relaunched label will aim to lure new fans and tap into long-time Gospel fans with new music, legacy performances, curated playlists, merchandise and special collections, according to a joint release from Provident and RCA Inspiration.
“Every record has a story to tell,” said Verity and RCA Inspiration Senior Vice President and General Manager, Phil Thornton. “Whether you’re introduced to the music now for the very first time, or re-discovering past works, these records weave distinctive tales serving as a continual source of hope and love. In their own unique ways, each song inspires listeners to discover strength, hold fast to faith through tough times, celebrate joyful times, and serves as a constant companion for all the complexities of our daily lives.”