Jason Nelson and Madison Ryann Ward are stunning on “Made New”

(June 4, 2024) Gospel artist Jason Nelson’s initial encounter with the artistry of Madison Ryann Ward came when he heard a snippet of her singing Jonathan McReynolds’ “God is Good.” Ward made quite the impression in those 45 seconds: “That 45 seconds instantly made me a fan. I followed her music releases and reached out to see if she’d be interested in being a part of the recording and she agreed to be a feature.”

Nelson and Ward collaborate on “Made New,” one of the songs included on Nelson’s upcoming live album You Belong: Live in Durham. The project was recorded at World Overcomers Christian Church in that North Carolina city.

“Made New” has all the elements of a song that will have a big presence on Christian and R&B stations. There is the message of how the old can be transformed to new through the power of Christ. That message will inspire those looking to achieve a breakthrough in their lives by helping them understand that they don’t have to be bound by the past.

“Made New” is a song that leans heavily on its R&B production values. The song possesses a midtempo pacing augmented by a smooth bass, acoustic guitar flourishes and organs. Nelson and Ward mesh well vocally. Ward, who first captured music fan’s attention with a performance of Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools which went viral, is in her comfort zone singing R&B.

It’s a great live performance by two excellent artists. Check it out here.

By Howard Dukes

Jason Nelson and Madison Ryann Ward

"Made New"


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