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NGU's Sparks getting world-wide play with his music

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Published on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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NGU mass communication professor Rick Sparks’ latest piano album, “Nightfall London,” is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world.

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NGU mass communication professor Rick Sparks’ latest piano album, “Nightfall London,” is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world.



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North Greenville University mass communication professor Dr. Rick Sparks is leveraging his skills as a pianist/composer and his experience as a broadcaster into daily airplay on SiriusXM satellite radio.

Sparks’ new piano album, “Nightfall London,” charted in the top-10 this summer on Zone Music Reporter’s world radio airplay chart. The album is Sparks’ third instrumental album since 2014, and is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world, including the “Spa” channel on SiriusXM.

“It’s so cool to have radio stations from Australia to Spain to Russia play my music, but getting on SiriusXM has taken my audience to a whole new level,” Sparks said.

He describes his quiet piano-based instrumentals as “music to replenish your spirit.”

“I love being able to bring some peace and renewal to those who listen to my music," Sparks said.

“I'm so grateful that God has enabled me to use my recordings as a way to share a little of the quiet joy and well-being that comes from my faith in Christ."

Sparks maintains his artist website as a resource for his album sales. The website features album reviews, a music blog with back stories to his recordings, artist biography, and piano sheet music of his recordings. His albums are also available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and about a dozen other digital media outlets.

Sparks is in his 10th year on the mass communication faculty at NGU.

He received his Ph.D. in communication from the University of Missouri and is a veteran broadcaster and musician. He and his wife, Sandie, are members of Mountain View Baptist Church in Boiling Springs where he plays keyboards in the church worship band.

 

 

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