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Is Ben Tankard's New Album a Hit?

The 'Thicker Than Water' star's new release dropped this week.

By Jocelyn Vena

Thicker Than Water star Ben Tankard is back on the charts with the release of his album, Full Tank 2.0, which he put out this week.

And the album is already making headlines. As of Wednesday, it had been climbing the Amazon charts. In its first 24 hours available on sale, it was Amazon #1 Bestseller in the jazz-fusion category.

In addition to the hit record, Ben is also celebrating 25 years in the music industry as well as recently being awarded a RIAA Gold Record for his 2006 collaboration, "Jesus Is Love," which he recorded with Shirley Murdock. Shirley also appears on his new album.

This time the pair recorded a cover of the Staple Singers' track "I'll Take You There."

"I have been blessed to work with some remarkable artists over my career including: Yolanda Adams, Gerald Albright and Take-6," he said. "Shirley Murdock is like family and such a monster of a talent. Her soulful voice was a great choice and she did an awesome job helping me take and old masterpiece to a new level."

Shirley is slated to appear on Thicker Than Water this season to celebrate his big 25 year anniversary. As for all the recent accolades, Ben only has one person to thank.

"I am thankful for the gift of music God gave me after I left pro basketball with an injury," he said in a statement. "Sometimes when one dream dies in your life, it is because God is planning something bigger. I have a great family, a hit TV show and multiple awards as a musician but zero NBA championships as a basketball player. I wanted to be a Portland Trailblazer but GOD wanted me to be a Kingdom Trailblazer. I'm glad I listened to him."

[Source: Press Release Rocket]

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