“Troy Sneed’s My Heart Says Yes” is a love serenade to Jesus set to a Latin-inspired musical arrangement reminiscent of Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without You.” The passive listener may mistake Sneed’s whispy falsetto for Earth Wind and Fire’s Phillip Bailey — yes, it sounds that good.
The single from the CD by the same title has landed in the #5 spot on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart, the singer’s first top 10 debut in his twenty year career.
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The public probably first noticed Sneed as a choir member in the film “The Preacher’s Wife.” He also coached the Georgia Mass Choir for the Whitney Houston soundtrack. He later recorded solo albums for Savoy Records before launching his own Emtro Gospel Records label in 2005. Ever since, the label has placed 18 songs by various artists on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart, including a half dozen by Sneed such as “Work It Out,” “The Struggle is Over” and “Hallelujah.”