Congratulations to Steve Richard and his entire team - "South Of Heaven" has hit #1 on the New Music Weekly Internet Chart!


Powersource 5-26 14-AD-page-001FORCE MP Entertainment's Steve Richard and Laura Dodd's "The Rock On Which I Stand" Hits #1
Nashville, TN (June 11, 2014)-- 2013's ICM Vocal Duo of the Year, Steve Richard and Laura Dodd can add yet another accolade to their growing collection, as their most recent single, "The Rock On Which I Stand" reached #1 on the Power Source chart recently.

The single is the duo's follow-up to the #1 smash hit, "I See You In Everything," which won the pair their 2013 ICM nod for Vocal Duo of the Year.

Laura and Steve bring their unique life experiences, faith and vocal talent to create a powerful duo that strikes a chord with country and gospel music fans across the country. Together, they emanate a warmth and sincerity that makes them relatable and draws listeners and viewers in.

FORCE MP's Steve Richard has numerous accolades to his credit including honors from the Inpirational Country Music Association with awards including "New Artist of the Year" in 2009 as well as the 2012 award for "Video of the Year" for this video accompanying his HIT single, "Love's Gotta Go Somewhere."
Additionally, Steve and Laura are scheduled for a media blitz this Summer which will include several television appearances that will soon be announced. Stay tuned to their web sites for up to the date news and information. 

To download "The Rock On Which I Stand," in iTunes click here.



Steve's latest single 'South of Heaven' is available on iTunes.  Click here to purchase!


Multi-award winning Force MP Entertainment recording artist, Steve Richard, made a much-anticipated appearance at Country mdaRadio Seminar 2014, where he debuted his new single, “South of Heaven,” to a packed room of radio programmers and industry luminaries. Richard, whose new single debuts at country radio in Mid-March, performed several of his country radio hits at a VIP reception hosted by Force MP Entertainment.   

At CRS, Richard recorded public service announcements (PSAs) for the charitable organizations “Muscular Dystrophy Association,” “Women Rock for the Cure,” and “Operation Troop Aid.” He participated in interview sessions with country music journalists, and for numerous blogs and websites. 

2013 proved to be a momentous year for Steve Richard. The duet, “I See You in Everything,”  (with the incomparable Laura Dodd), bettenreached the #1 slot on the Power Source Music Chart. The popularity and power of the song culminated in the pair winning the “Inspirational Country Music” award’s coveted “Vocal Duo of the Year.”

Richard’s multi-genre versatility was once again on display with the Top-40 MusicRow Country Breakout Chart hit, “Keep on Rollin’.”  2013 was, indeed,kykr a momentous year for Steve Richard.

Photos (top to bottom):
|L-R / Reagan / MDA, Steve Richard & Lena / MDA   Photo Credit:  Bev Moser
L-R: Steve Richard and Operation Troop Aid Founder/CEO Mark Woods
L-R: Janel Betten, KLMJ's Mike Betten, Steve Richard
L-R: Steve Richard and KYKR's Robby Lynn


                      2013 ICM Vocal Duo
               Steve Richard & Laura Dodd


The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were held at The Fellowship at Two Rivers to honor artists, songwriters, radio personalities and others in the genres of Christian and Inspirational Country Music. 

Congratulations to Steve Richard & Laura Dodd!  They were presented with the 2013 Vocal Duo/Vocal Performance award.  For more details on the show, please  visit
Highlights of the evening included Gene Higgins being presented with the “Living Legend Award.”  The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were presented by Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child and Operation Troop Aid was this year’s charity of choice. Airing on The TCT Network, GEB America, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), The Worship Network and Total Living Network (TLN), this year’s show reached a potential audience of 1.6 billion, it’s largest to date. 

Click below to view the complete list of winners:

Courtesy - Moment of Grace Music

Steve Richard ( is an independent country singer and performer. He was named the Inspirational Country Music “New Artist of the Year” in 2009 and has been nominated for “Entertainer of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year” and many more. The video for his song, “Love’s Gotta Go Somewhere”, won the award for “Video of the Year” at the 2012 ICM Awards, beating out some very well-known mainstream artists

Steve’s latest single, “Keep On Rollin’”, is currently #1 on the Music Weekly charts, in the top 20 on the Power Source charts, and in the top 40 on the Music Row charts. His previously released single, “Toothbrush”, went to #1 on the Power Source charts and was in the Top 20 Music Row charts.  “Toothbrush” is up for the ICM Awards music video of the year. And I’m just hitting the highlights of a very impressive resume!

As it happens, Steve will be in Prescott on Saturday, September 21, at Hope Fest AZ, a Celebrate Recovery event taking place at the Prescott Courthouse Plaza. He’s performing at 2:45 in the afternoon. A schedule of events, which includes several other Christian performers, bands, and speakers, can be found on the Hope Fest AZ web site.

I had the opportunity to ask Steve a few questions. Here’s a couple of them:

Karmann: This is your second year at Hope Fest AZ. What was your experience like last year? Steve: Last year, we got rained out and the event was canceled. All the fans went home, but we went to a fellowship hall. All of the workers of the event, who set up the entire event, were assembling for a meal. My guitar player and I did a private show for about 100 people. It wasn’t like we had thought it would be, but we made the best of it. We came to Prescott to perform and that’s what we did!

Karmann: What drew you to Hope Fest AZ?  Steve: I’ve been playing at many of the Celebrate Recovery events across the country. I can relate very well to everyone there! I got clean and sober in 1999. Before that, I was pretty much, a full-time drug addict and alcoholic…

I’m stopping right here because Steve is sharing his testimony at Hope Fest AZ on Saturday. If you can’t make it, don’t worry. Look for my interview with Steve Richard in the December 1, 2013 edition of The Relevant Christian Magazine, along with my interview with Covenant 31, a Christian band from Prescott also playing at Hope Fest AZ.  I promise you’ll be inspired!