Los Angeles, CA (April 12, 2010) – Whittaker gained overnight popularity recently when he posted a clip of his children’s back-seat sing-a-long to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” (and the now-famous incident that followed) on his blog last week, little did he know the priceless moment would grab the attention of CBS’ “The Early Show” http://www.ragamuffinsoul.com/2010/03/single-ladies-parenting-manuals-and-fatherhood/, NBC’s “TODAY with Kathie Lee and Hoda,” ABC’s “Good Morning America, “ AOL, CNN and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” among others, bringing nearly 1 million views to this video on YouTube in less than 4 days. Whittaker will be partnering with Dillon International Texas, For This Child and Adoption Access adoption agencies in Dallas to bring awareness to the issue of adoption, an issue close to his heart.
Who: Integrity music artist, Carlos Whittaker
Where: Dallas, TX
When: May 3, 2010
In addition, AOL’s ParentDish.com http://www.ParentDish.com featured the video, along with an interview with Whittaker and he continues to make it available on the site.
To bring meaning and unexpected depth to the entertaining moment, the viral video sensation is shedding new light on a subject dear to Whittaker’s heart: adoption. Whittaker plans to harness this recent popularity and use it to help others, by partnering with local adoption agencies on his tour. The Whittaker’s four-year-old son, Losia was adopted from South Korea in 2006, and he will be using this as a platform to encourage others to adopt and bring awareness to the issue.
The first single from Whittaker’s new project, Ragamuffin Soul, titled “God of Second Chances,” penned by Whittaker, Jason Ingram and Phillip LaRue, was partially inspired by Losiah’s adoption.
Radio disc jockeys and listeners will not only hear about Carlos Whittaker’s upcoming album, Ragamuffin Soul, but become better aquainted with Carlos, the family man. A husband and father of three, Whittaker also served as a key planner and teacher at last year’s Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, which drew over 12,000 people. Whittaker can currently be seen on tour with artists Shane & Shane and John Mark McMillan. The Ragamuffin Soul radio tour is already highly anticipated with more than 20,000 followers on his http://www.RagamuffinSoul.com blog and Twitter, all eager to hear from him.
Ragamuffin Soul, the full-length Integrity Music release debut from singer/songwriter and worship leader Carlos Whittaker, is slated to debut April 27. Ragamuffin Soul will be distributed by Provident/Integrity Distribution and Sony Music Entertainment. Produced by Jason Ingram and Rusty Varenkamp, Whittaker co-wrote 11 of the highly-anticipated project’s 12 selections.