Doug Williams retires as president of Blackberry Records

Doug WilliamsJACKSON, MS (March 15, 2019) – After twenty-eight years of leading the label, Doug Williams is officially retiring from his role as President and CEO of Blackberry Records as of April 1, 2019. 

Williams was instrumental in signing such artists to the label as Bishop Paul S. Morton, The Canton Spirituals, The Williams Brothers, and many others.  Williams says, “We’ve had an incredible 28 years and made some history along the way.  However, God is leading me in other directions at this time in my life.”

Doug Williams will continue his involvement in the music industry.  “Music is my first love,” he says.  “Therefore, I’ll always be involved in some facet.  I still have a passion for singing, songwriting, and producing.”  When asked about the future of Blackberry Records now that he’s retiring, Williams states, “As of now, the future of the company is to be determined; however, we’ll make an official announcement once that decision has been made.”

Doug Williams was an instrumental catalyst behind Blackberry’s numerous Grammy nominations and Stellar Award wins. 

"All of Me" – Doug Williams

“All of Me”
Doug Williams
From the upcoming CD, Crossover (Available Summer 2016) 
Blackberry Records

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever 

Doug Williams’ current single “All of Me” is a contemporary vertical worship tune–not necessarily what one might expect from one of gospel quartet’s most recognizable voices.  Doug has always been on the cutting edge, though–whether performing solo or with Melvin and Henry aka The Williams Brothers.

“All of Me,” from the singer/songwriter’s forthcoming project, Crossover, adheres mostly to the familiar CCM I-V-vi-IV progression.  Doug comfortably assumes the role of worship leader while the background singers alternating unison and harmony voicings carry the worship melody.