Deitrick Haddon enjoys major American gospel hit with Crossroads album.

AMERICAN GOSPEL star Deitrick Haddon has seen his new album 'Crossroads' debut at number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. Haddon feels mainstream radio programmers are becoming more receptive to gospel music. "They are ready for it. The time is right, " he says, "people want a message of hope and peace. Gospel music is a way they can get good music and a good feeling. We are at a place now that radio is more accepting [of this music]." Haddon, who recently moved to Tampa, Florida, relocating from Detroit, is an associate pastor at Without Walls International Church. On his album pastor Paula White joined Haddon on the track "Walls Are Tumbling" on which, he says, she is "preaching like crazy". Another guest on 'Crossroads' is gospel legend Rance Allen. CR

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